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  • Brennan Connection

    01/08/2010 6:25:28 AM PST · by sono · 5 replies · 425+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | January 7, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    Speaking of the Christmas Day bombing, Scheuer said: ...it hurts morale even more because one of the officers who got killed had arranged an operation in 1998 that would have killed or captured Osama bin Laden. And Mr. Brennan was instrumental in preventing that operation from occurring. Instead he said the Americans should trust the Saudis to take care of bin Laden.
  • Brennan: "I Told The President Today, I Let Him Down" (Video)

    01/07/2010 7:59:43 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 13 replies · 426+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/7/10 | HAP
    + an additional video of Brennan saying he gave the director of the National Terrorism Center permission to stay on the ski slopes, (3 Videos)
  • Security officials joining Gibbs (Baghdad Bob calls in Baghdad Butch for support)

    01/07/2010 1:05:29 PM PST · by milwguy · 24 replies · 802+ views
    politico ^ | 1/7/2010 | alexander burns
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs planned to bring two top security officials to his briefing Thursday, according to guidance distributed to reporters: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security John Brennan. Brennan has been charged with reviewing U.S. security and intelligence failures in advance of the attempted bombing of a Delta flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. His report is due at the White House Thursday.
  • Cheney's attack deserves rebuke(Puke)

    01/05/2010 5:00:35 AM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies · 802+ views
    Mass Live ^ | January 05, 2010, 5:47AM | The Republican Editorials
    Dick Cheney had it coming. Recently, the former vice president said President Barack Obama was jeopardizing the safety of the American people by pretending the war on terrorism did not exist. The catalyst for the attack was a Nigerian-born Islamic terrorist’s thwarted attempt to bomb an American jetliner in Detroit on Christmas Day. On Sunday, Obama counterterrorism chief John Brennan fired back at his former boss with a blast far more accurate than any Cheney could muster from the shotgun he was using when he accidentally shot a hunting companion in 2006. “It’s disappointing to me that either the vice...
  • No Comfort At All

    01/04/2010 5:01:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: The White House sent its point man on terrorism onto the airwaves to ease public fears after the botched al-Qaida Christmas Day airliner bombing. But his mealy-mouthed performance only worsened them. Americans expect more from those charged with identifying this country's enemies and protecting the American people than the bobbing and weaving non-answers of politicians. A year ago, Obama terrorism czar John O. Brennan was reportedly torpedoed as the president's choice for CIA director because he publicly supported enhanced interrogation as an anti-terror tool. That didn't seem to be the John Brennan we saw on the Sunday talk show...
  • It’s Come To This: Plea Bargaining With Terrorists – Update: SOS weighs in.

    01/04/2010 12:48:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies · 347+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | January 4, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Are we now starting to treat terrorists just like they are common criminals? Gross incompetence on the part of the Obama White House and Homeland Security. John Brennan on Meet the Press this morning is asked by David Gregory why Abdul Muttalab is not being treated as an enemy combatant and couldn’t we extract more information from him if he were. Brennan invokes Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, and Jose Pedilla, as examples of successful prosecutions of terrorists … and besides, says Brennan, why interrogate when we can plea bargain.
  • Obama's Intelligence Adviser Involved in Security Breach

    **Brennan just appointed counter terrorism czar.** (This same individual that helped engineer the 'disappearance' of Obama's passport file ??) Newsmax: Obama's Passport File Breached, 'Cauterized' Obama's Intelligence Adviser Involved in Security Breach Monday, 12 Jan 2009 Obama’s top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, heads a firm that was cited in March for breaching sensitive files in the State Department’s passport office, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report released this past July. The security breach, first reported by the Washington Times and later confirmed by State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, involved a contract employee of Brennan’s firm,...
  • White House Grants Ethics Waiver To John Brennan

    01/03/2010 11:22:18 AM PST · by opentalk · 8 replies · 521+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 30 2009 | Marc Ambinder
    President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, John O. Brennan, will lead the White House review of intelligence community information practices and aviation security, even though he was CEO of the private company the government used to help manage a key terrorism database before he joined the administration. In response to questions about Brennan's potential conflict of interest, White House ethics counsel Norm Eisen has issued a waiver for Brennan, official said. Before he served as CEO of The Analysis Corporation, or TAC, Brennan was the interim director of the first incarnation of the National Counterterrorism Center. In that position, he oversaw...
  • Hey! Let's send more Gitmo prisoners to Yemen

    01/04/2010 3:51:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 4 replies · 253+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 03, 2010 | Rick Moran
    It isn't that the Obama administration is stupid, or even crazy for wanting to send more Gitmo detainees to Yemen rather than keep them from plotting against us by holding them. It's just that they're more concerned about being liked by liberals than they are with doing what's right for American security. CNN reports: "John Brennan, the assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism, said on CNN's 'State of the Union' that the failed Christmas Day terror attack on a U.S. airliner doesn't change the plan to close the Guantanamo facility. On Saturday, Obama linked the airline bombing...
  • Time to Replace Napolitano

    01/04/2010 1:20:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 674+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2010 | Star Parker
    Last March, our newly installed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano explained, in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, her vision for fighting what was formerly known as terrorism. By calling these now "man caused disasters," she explained, we would "move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur." "Our policies will be guided by authoritative information. We also have assets at our disposal now that we did not have prior to 9/11. For example, we are much better able to keep track of travelers coming into the U.S. than...
  • BINARY EXPLOSIVES: FROM DISCUSSION TO IMPLEMENTATION

    12/26/2009 2:37:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 265 replies · 7,929+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:" SNIPPET: "Implementation: On Christmas Day, 2009, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab boards a flight in Amsterdam, bound for Detroit, and on final descent he attempts to set off what was most likely a binary explosive. Thank goodness he either screwed up or had bad instructions, because the chemicals he was working with were evidently quite good."
  • John Brennan rails on Dick Cheney, explains 'systemic failure' (Obama = Epic Fail)

    01/03/2010 2:43:17 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 1,003+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1/3/2010 | By Mark Sappenfield
    John Brennan, President Obama’s top terrorism adviser, rallied to the defense of the administration Sunday, taking on critic-in-chief Dick Cheney and explaining the deep-seated “systemic failure” that Obama mentioned in comments last week. Mr. Obama has come under heavy criticism from Republicans since an attempt to blow up Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit failed on Christmas Day, primarily because the man charged in the incident, Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was on a US terrorism watch list. Mr. Cheney has arguably been the most pointed in his criticism of Obama, declaring last week that the president “is trying to pretend that...
  • Obama's Pick to Head Watch-List Review Shows Conflict of Interest, Ideological Problems

    01/01/2010 10:54:34 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 11 replies · 1,040+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 1, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    There's a massive conflict of interest -- along with ideological problems -- in Barack Obama's questionable pick to head the review of the failing watch-list "system" that carelessly allowed terrorist Abdulmutallab to get on board the flight to Detroit to try and blow it up. The questionable pick is one John Brennan, and here are his two biggest flaws as they relate to his ability to be able to conduct a competent and ethical review of the watch-list "system."
  • Former IRA militant deported to Ireland

    08/22/2009 1:45:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 588+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: August 21, 2009 Former IRA militant deported to Ireland Pol Brennan was convicted of transporting firearms and explosives for the Irish Republican Army HARLINGEN, Texas - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported a former Irish Republican Army (IRA) militant and convicted criminal to Ireland on Friday. Pol Brennan, 56, was deported following a series of criminal convictions in the United Kingdom and the United States. Brennan's case received full review and consideration by the immigration court system. On order of the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals, Brennan was detained...
  • Brennan offers words of praise for Hezbollah

    08/07/2009 3:10:17 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 9 replies · 431+ views
    "Hezbollah started out as purely a terrorist organization back in the early ’80s and has evolved significantly over time. And now it has members of parliament, in the cabinet; there are lawyers, doctors, others who are part of the Hezbollah organization... And so, quite frankly, I’m pleased to see that a lot of Hezbollah individuals are in fact renouncing that type of terrorism and violence and are trying to participate in the political process [in Lebanon] in a very legitimate fashion. " Barack Obama's chief adviser on counter-terrorism, John Brennan, during a press conference at the Center for Strategic and...
  • Counter-Terrorism:Affront To American Values-Undermines Nat Security-Intellectual Narrowness???

    08/06/2009 3:49:38 PM PDT · by luckybogey · 186+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | August 6, 2009 | LuckyBogey
    So we’re left to draw one of two conclusions – and here is the great dividing line in our current debate over national security. You can look at the facts and conclude that the comprehensive strategy has worked, and therefore needs to be continued as vigilantly as ever. Or you can look at the same set of facts and conclude that 9/11 was a one-off event – coordinated, devastating, but also unique and not sufficient to justify a sustained wartime effort. Whichever conclusion you arrive at, it will shape your entire view of the last seven years, and of the...
  • "A New Approach to Safeguarding Americans" [Remarks by John O. Brennan]

    08/06/2009 12:47:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 483+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | August 6, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 6, 2009 Remarks by John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism – As Prepared for Delivery "A New Approach to Safeguarding Americans" Center for Strategic and International Studies James S. Brady Press Briefing Room Washington, DC August 6, 2009 Thank you, Steve, for your kind introduction, and thank you all for the opportunity to speak with you today. The Center for Strategic and International Studies has long provided some of the most...
  • Does the birth certificate involve a cover-up of murder?

    07/26/2009 12:00:01 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 64 replies · 989+ views
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | July 18 2009 | Floyd Brown
    This article was included in the Report which was on this site today. This involves a far more sinister aspect of the birth certificate records than I had known before, thus, wanted to post it separately. http://www.westernjournalism.com/?page_id=2697 http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/brennan_passport_breach/2009/01/12/170430.html http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/brennan_passport_breach/2009/01/12/170430.html
  • FCC Announces May 7 'Diversity Committee' Meeting - Behold a New 'Fairness' Doctrine

    05/01/2009 11:17:34 AM PDT · by UnalienablyRight · 103 replies · 6,300+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 05/01/2009 | Seton Motley
    Behold one of the new "Fairness" Doctrines - "media diversity" - coming soon to a radio station near you. President Barack Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released the names of the thirty-one members of their Advisory Committee On Diversity For Communications In The Digital Age. This May 7 gathering is made up of a laundry list of left-wing grievance groups, with a smattering of radio and television companies included to break up the monotony. Not a single conservative organization is taking part in this Commission - more than a dozen Leftist groups are. A little ironic for a "diversity"...
  • Obama's Intelligence Adviser Involved in Security Breach ("cauterized" O's passport info)

    01/12/2009 8:42:32 PM PST · by dascallie · 105 replies · 5,816+ views
    Obama's Intelligence Adviser Involved in Security Breach Monday, January 12, 2009 1:46 PM Obama’s top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, heads a firm that was cited in March for breaching sensitive files in the State Department’s passport office, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report released this past July. The security breach, first reported by the Washington Times and later confirmed by State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, involved a contract employee of Brennan’s firm, The Analysis Corp., which has earned millions of dollars providing intelligence-related consulting services to federal agencies and private companies. During a State Department...
  • Obama's Inner Circle

    03/31/2008 3:12:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 863+ views
    nationaljournal.com ^ | March 31, 2008 | James A. Barnes
    By James A. Barnes, National Journal © National Journal Group Inc. Monday, March 31, 2008 If potential presidents can be judged by how they run their campaigns, then how they staff those efforts may provide important clues to the kinds of talent they would recruit for their administrations. Because Democratic front-runner Barack Obama is a relative newcomer to national politics, an examination of his inner circle of political and policy advisers offers new windows into his thinking, leadership style, and sources of expertise. The Democratic front-runner's team has a relatively shallow bench, but its political achievements thus far are quite...
  • Obama Intelligence Pick Torpedoed By Bloggers

    12/22/2008 5:03:59 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 21 replies · 2,881+ views
    foxnews ^ | Monday, December 22, 2008 | Jim Angle
    John Brennan, Obama's chief intelligence adviser and anticipated CIA chief, was recently forced to withdraw his name -- and the drumbeat of opposition came not from the front pages, but from left-wing bloggers.
  • Shrinks And Spooks

    11/26/2008 5:41:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,182+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 26, 2008
    War On Terror: Who let a group of psychologists harpoon Barack Obama's choice for CIA director? Of all the pleasant surprises in the president-elect's appointments, John Brennan might have been the best.Some 200 "psychologists and allies" on Monday sent an open letter to President-elect Obama calling on him to reject his likely appointment of quarter-century CIA veteran Brennan to head the spy agency, citing Brennan's support for what they repeatedly called "dark side" policies — specifically harsh interrogation of terrorist detainees. Brennan was ex-CIA Director George Tenet's chief of staff from 1999 to 2001, deputy executive director from 2001 to...
  • Obama's NSA and CIA Picks (Harsh On Israel, Sympathetic To Iran And Hezbollah)

    11/18/2008 5:02:10 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1,621+ views
    littlegreenfootballs.com ^ | November 18, 2008
    Omri Ceren’s headline says it all: Obama’s Top NSA And CIA Picks: Harsh On Israel, Sympathetic To Iran And Hezbollah. Well that was totally unpredictable wasn’t it?General James L. Jones is widely rumored to be Obama’s preferred candidate to be White House National Security Adviser... Jones prepared a report on Israel’s policies in the territories... The World Tribune said it “blasted Israel’s role” for “hampering the movement of PA forces, blocking plans for weapons shipments and technology to the Palestinians and resisting coordination.” ... Obama said this about Jones: “Let me tell you who I associate with... If I’m interested...
  • Chief of firm involved in (Passport) breach is Obama adviser

    03/23/2008 7:34:14 AM PDT · by HD1200 · 7 replies · 681+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CEO of a company whose employee is accused of improperly looking at the passport files of presidential candidates is a consultant to the Barack Obama campaign, a source said Saturday. The executive is a former senior CIA official and former interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center. He contributed $2,300 to the Obama campaign in January.
  • Chief of firm involved in breach is Obama adviser ( Passport Breaches By Obama Advisers Company)

    03/22/2008 7:27:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 67 replies · 3,389+ views
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | 3-22-08 | Kate Bolduan
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CEO of a company whose employee is accused of improperly looking at the passport files of presidential candidates is a consultant to the Barack Obama campaign, a source said Saturday. John O. Brennan, president and CEO of the Analysis Corp., advises the Illinois Democrat on foreign policy and intelligence issues, the source said. Brennan briefed the media on behalf of the campaign this month. The executive is a former senior CIA official and former interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center. He contributed $2,300 to the Obama campaign in January.
  • Passport Investigation Scrutinizes Employee of Firm With a Tie to Obama

    03/22/2008 3:19:16 PM PDT · by charles m · 41 replies · 2,191+ views
    FOX News ^ | 3/22/08
    The State Department investigation into how and why the passport files of three presidential candidates were breached is scrutinizing an employee at a Virginia-based company, which is headed by an adviser to Barack Obama’s campaign. The Washington Times, which broke the news Thursday that Obama’s files were improperly accessed, reported Saturday that the State Department inspector general’s internal probe will include polygraph tests of supervisors to determine whether there was a political motive behind the breaches. The article said a focal point of the probe will be an employee who works for The Analysis Corporation and is still with the...
  • Chief of firm involved in breach is Obama adviser

    03/22/2008 2:10:04 PM PDT · by tomnbeverly · 63 replies · 2,337+ views
    cnn ^ | 3/22/08 | WASHINGTON (CNN)
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CEO of a company whose employee is accused of improperly looking at the passport files of presidential candidates is a consultant to the Barack Obama campaign, a source said Saturday. John Brennan, president of the Analysis Corp., advises the Illinois Democrat on foreign policy and intelligence issues, the source said. Brennan briefed the media on behalf of the campaign this month. The executive is a former senior CIA official and former interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center. He contributed $2,300 to the Obama campaign in January.
  • Passports probe focuses on worker

    03/22/2008 11:25:04 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies · 899+ views
    washington Times ^ | 3-22-08 | Bill Gertz & Jon Ward
    Article published Mar 22, 2008 Passports probe focuses on worker March 22, 2008 By Bill Gertz and Jon Ward - The State Department investigation of improper computer access to passport records of three presidential candidates is focusing on one remaining employee — a contract worker with a company headed by an adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama The probe by State's inspector general will include polygraph tests for supervisors in the passport section to find out whether the three contract employees who accessed the records had a political motive or were part of a political operation to...
  • And the Party Goes On [Happy Birthday, Phil Brennan: Journalist, Conservative, Marine!]

    07/06/2007 6:51:27 AM PDT · by RedRover · 12 replies · 892+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, July 4, 2006 | Philip V. Brennan
    On July 8, in the year of our Lord 2006, I will celebrate my 39th birthday – for the 41st time. I wrote about this last year when I turned 79, and earlier, when I reached 78, and what I recounted then is still relevant and worth updating. I don't expect my birthday to evoke widespread national interest since most people have a lot more important things on their minds than my advancement into my 81st year. (Yeah, that's right – I'll be 80 years old, having completed that many years in this vale of tears, but from 7-8-06 onward...
  • Lack of Women Supreme Court Law Clerks Shows Unconscious Discrimination (Alert: liberal hypocrisy)

    08/31/2006 5:25:42 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 12 replies · 681+ views
    Fox News ^ | Susan Estrich
    The big talk in law blogs this week is about the scandalously small number of women among the elitest of the elite, the law clerks to the Supreme Court justices. It isn’t just the number of women sitting on the bench that’s been reduced by 50 percent. This year, only seven of the Supreme Court’s 37 law clerk’s will be women. Shame on them. When I clerked on the Supreme Court nearly 30 years ago, 5 of the clerks were women. From five to seven in 30 years? Why does it matter? Supreme Court clerkships are like the final gold...
  • Four Sentenced for Election Day Tire Slashing

    04/26/2006 6:27:18 PM PDT · by NJRighty · 15 replies · 770+ views
    Fox news ^ | 4/26/06 | AP
    MILWAUKEE — A U.S. lawmaker's son and three Democratic campaign workers were sentenced Wednesday to four to six months in jail for slashing tires outside a Bush-Cheney campaign office on Election Day 2004. The men pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty. "This case had to be a public example of what can happen when you interfere with voters' rights," said Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Michael Brennan, who rejected prosecutors' recommendation of probation for the four men. The Wisconsin state Republican Party had rented more than 100 vehicles to give rides...
  • The Liberal Nightmare Begins (LOL! ROTFLMAO!!!)

    01/31/2006 4:45:23 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 169 replies · 8,028+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1 February 2006 | Philip V. Brennan
    It was their worst nightmare coming true - the U.S. Senate has voted to put a conservative jurist on the Supreme Court, replacing a woman who they could depend on in a pinch to vote their way a lot of the time. And the left, which dominates the Democrat party, knows that the nightmare is just beginning. President Bush has three more years left in his term as the nation's chief executive and he most probably will have an opportunity to name at least one more justice to the high court. And when he does, you can bet he'll nominate...
  • Congress Ignored Reports of Prisoner Abuse

    05/11/2004 11:57:07 AM PDT · by BushisTheMan · 24 replies · 198+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 05/11/2004 | Phil Brennan
    Democrats howling for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for not informing them of reports of prisoner abuse in Baghdad are ignoring the fact that concerned parents of an accused soldier informed 16 members of Congress - top Democrats such as Senators Hillary Clinton, Edward Kennedy and John D. Rockefeller - and the governor of West Virginia of the burgeoing scandal as far back as February 26th of this year. None of these 17 people acted to disclose the detailed information contained in the letters. While the media has created a firestorm about the abuse allegations at Abu...
  • Joseph Sobran Dubs O'Connor, Kennedy and Souter "The Three (Republican) Stooges"

    07/17/2003 1:47:15 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Joseph Sobran syndicated column ^ | 07/03/03 | Sobran, Joseph
    The Three Stooges July 3, 2003 For the last week we have been reminded by various pundits that the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are “unpredictable,” often surprising the presidents who appointed them. It would be more accurate to put it more narrowly: justices appointed by Republican presidents often issue the most liberal rulings. Think of Earl Warren and William Brennan (Eisenhower picks); Harry Blackmun (Nixon); John Paul Stevens (Ford); Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy (Reagan); and David Souter (the first Bush). Felix Frankfurter, chosen by Franklin Roosevelt, was the last justice named by a Democrat who turned...