High-ranking Defense Dept officials pressured to fire anti-Muslim Brotherhood people

According to these excerpts from By Prof. Barry Rubin. h/t Counter Jihad

via You Still Don’t Understand Islamism, Do You?

Around 2007, I gave a lecture at the Defense Department. One of the attendees presented a scenario suggesting that the “problem of Islam” was not political but a problem of verbiage.

There was a secret debate happening in the Defense Department and the CIA in which some people thought that all Muslims were a problem, some believed that only al-Qa’ida was a problem, and still others thought the Muslim Brotherhood was a problem.

The main problem, however, was that all Islamism was a political threat, but it was the second position that eventually won over the Obama administration. Take note of this, since 2009, if you wanted to build your career and win policy debates, only al-Qa’ida was a problem. The Muslim Brotherhood was not a threat; after all, it did not participate in September 11. This view was well known in policy circles, but it was easy to mistake this growing hegemony as temporary.

Actually, it only got worse.

A Muslim Foreign Service officer recounted how some U.S. officials were trying to persuade the powers that be that al-Qa’ida was split from the Muslim Brotherhood. Imagine how horrified he was. Still other officials told me that there was heavy pressure and there were well-financed lobbyists trying to force officials into the idea that al-Qa’ida was the only problem. Some high-ranking defense department officials–for example, one on the secretary of defense’s level–were pressured to fire anti-Muslim Brotherhood people. I know of at least five such incidences.

For example, I was asked to participate in a contract and co-direct a project for the federal government, and my paper was to be on the idea that all Islamists posed a threat. To my surprise, I was told that my paper was rejected. Shocked, I asked to speak to the two co-contractors on the telephone. Isn’t it true, I said on the phone, that I was to have co-direction of this project? The response was yes it was, nevertheless, a more junior member of the press could not prevail. By the way, this co-director, who likely became interested in the Middle East in large part because of me, was very rude. I then told him that though the project had originally been my idea, I was going to walk away from it and not demand compensation.

In another incident, a high-ranking CIA official posited a paper that the Muslim Brotherhood was not a threat, only al-Qa’ida was, and U.S. policy should therefore depend on the Brotherhood.

In another case, a U.S. official made a statement at a public function that neither Hizballah nor Hamas posed a threat to U.S. interests.

By 2013, this sprouted in a few people’s arguments that Iran could be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. The theoretical situation to government officials was thus clear: If you wanted to make some money in Washington, you would have to toe the line that the Muslim Brotherhood was not a threat. If sanctions ended against the Muslim Brotherhood or Islamists, including Iran, this could also lead to trillions of dollars in potential trade deals.

13 Responses

  1. All Islam is a threat. ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL of them. There are ZERO exceptions. It’s been that way for 1400 years. In all that time the only thing that has EVER deterred them is superior military force. To permanently end the uinnecessary problems these satan-worshippers cause is to – KILL THEM ALL! Isnt’ that what they have vowed to do to everyone else? A BIG dose of their own prescription is the ONLY thing that will stop them

  2. Who are the NAMES in the DEFENSE DEPARTMENT AND C I A that are pushing for the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD! SPIT THEM OUT! THEY ARE SEDITIONIST BASTARDS AGAINST OUR CONSTITUTION! They need to be put in the lime light for removal and charged with sedition for advocating increasing MUSLIM PRESENT IN OUR GOVERNMENT! THEY ARE THE ENEMY FROM WITHIN! LINCOLN WARNED US ABOUT THEM! WAKE UP CONGRESS READ THERE DAMN QURAN!

    • The MB is the enemy. They have vowed to kill us. They have vowed to have Islam rule the world and that no law is superior to sharia law. MB is the political arm and alQaeda is the fighting/army arm of terrorists in Islam. MB is in OUR WH and forming policies. The Legislature better wake up and get rid of all these traitors in the WH including the big one. Our CIA director is a convert to Islam, so how do you think that will help save our nation from the enemies within. Look what the MB did in Egypt. Thank God Sisi is now in charge. Morsi is a butcher. That’s all I have to say right now. This has me infuriated.

  3. There are NO innocent Muslims.

    They ALL give Zakat, don’t they? That finances terrorism.
    They ALL say their prayers everyday condemning Jews and Christians, don’t they?
    They ALL believe that Mohammad was the perfect man, don’t they?
    They ALL come from the same mold in the land of Islamic FILTH, don’t they?

    All Western counties need to set up INTERN CAMPS NOW! Then, start deportations until every last piece of Islamic FILTH is gone for good. Change the laws where no one can bring a piece of Islamic filth into the country – even by marriage.

    These disgusting SCUM are a PLAGUE upon the world. Plagues have traditionally been WIPED OUT because of the danger they pose to the world. Why is Islam any different?

  4. Many of you are being blinded by pure hatred just as the people of the Middle -East are being blinded …..all with good reason.EVIL IS EVIL …NO MATTER WHAT RELIGION IT IS;ISLAMIC EVIL IS JUST AS EVIL AS CHRISTIAN EVIL OT TALMUDIC EVIL.THE REAL ENEMY IS EVIL ITSELF.ABUSE CAUSES ALL MEN TO BECOME VICTIMS OF TUNNEL VISION…..BLIND HATRED.BLIND HATRED CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT LEADERSHIP…..GET THE GODDAMN MEDICINE MAN……NOW ….BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE……….HE HAS A MARK IN HIS FOREHEAD.LITTLE TIME LEFT;MID-EAST FREE-FOR-ALL IS THE END OF CIVILIZATION………..I HATE KARL MARX;HOWEVER HE WAS UNFORTUNATELY RIGHT ABOUT RELIGION;IT IS THE O.P.I.A.T.E. OF THE PEOPLE;I TAKE THAT TO MODERN TERMS;RELIGION(INCLUDING ALL CULTS) IS THE ARSENIC OF THE PEOPLE.;ALL PHANATICS ARE CREATED BY A SUPREME LEADER;THEY BECOME MENTALLY ILL;HEAL THE SICK BY FIRST GETTING RID OF THE PROGRAMMER OF MEN’S MINDS………THE HATE PREACHERS…………SATAN’S REAL MINISTERS.GET AN EDUCATION.ONE WITHOUT THOUGHT CONTROL.

    • Your mendacious blathering is hardly worthy of a response. But I’ll give you one anyway. You start out by characterizing all the opposition to islam as ‘hate’. No it’s not. It is mere opposition. It’s easy to oppose a billion people who have vowed they want to kill you. The remainder of your ignorant screed will be ignored.

    • Everything was said above, and I have one thing to say. If this is allowed to continue, we have to act to save our constitution and our Western culture, We should vote all of them out, and no more immigration from Islamic states . The present government has done more harm to our democracy than it even can be imagined.

  5. Barak Hussein Obama WAS BORN Barry Soetoro, changing his name during his transition to America. He changed his name because he is without a doubt Muslim. The threat of Islam has increased 100 fold under his Presidential leadership, not only as a leader of America, but as the leader of the free world. The name change is very important in understanding his ideology, his determination to move Islam forward within America and the world. He is not the only one to change his name in support of Islam, he has just been silence about his true faith and belief in Islam, his actions have not been. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_converts_to_Islam

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