Friday, February 11, 2011

Obama's Intel Chief: Muslim Brotherhood Non-Violent, 'Secular' Group

During a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called Egypt's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement "largely secular."
In response to questioning from Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) about the threat posed by the group, Clapper suggested that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about.
"The term 'Muslim Brotherhood' an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," Clapper said. "They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera.....In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally."
This doesn't sound like intel to me. It sounds like delution at best. A quick search on will tell you what the Muslim Brotherhood is all about. And it will be in their own words. You have a choice to make, is the Obama admin inept or are they lieing to us for some reason? Does anyone care anymore what the Obama admin has to say? Even in Egypt? I’m going to quote it for you because it is, in a very technical sense, news, but there’s no mystery why The One is now opting for written statements in lieu of camera time. Each new public utterance by him and his cabinet reminds the world that not only do we have no meaningful leverage here, we really have no reliable sense of what’s going on.
And with that as your narrative frame, here’s the Obama admins pointless statement.
The Egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority, but it is not yet clear that this transition is immediate, meaningful or sufficient. Too many Egyptians remain unconvinced that the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy, and it is the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the Egyptian people and the world. The Egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they have not yet seized that opportunity.
As we have said from the beginning of this unrest, the future of Egypt will be determined by the Egyptian people. But the United States has also been clear that we stand for a set of core principles. We believe that the universal rights of the Egyptian people must be respected, and their aspirations must be met. We believe that this transition must immediately demonstrate irreversible political change, and a negotiated path to democracy. To that end, we believe that the emergency law should be lifted. We believe that meaningful negotiations with the broad opposition and Egyptian civil society should address the key questions confronting Egypt’s future: protecting the fundamental rights of all citizens; revising the Constitution and other laws to demonstrate irreversible change; and jointly developing a clear roadmap to elections that are free and fair.
We therefore urge the Egyptian government to move swiftly to explain the changes that have been made, and to spell out in clear and unambiguous language the step by step process that will lead to democracy and the representative government that the Egyptian people seek. Going forward, it will be essential that the universal rights of the Egyptian people be respected. There must be restraint by all parties. Violence must be forsaken. It is imperative that the government not respond to the aspirations of their people with repression or brutality. The voices of the Egyptian people must be heard.
The Egyptian people have made it clear that there is no going back to the way things were: Egypt has changed, and its future is in the hands of the people. Those who have exercised their right to peaceful assembly represent the greatness of the Egyptian people, and are broadly representative of Egyptian society. We have seen young and old, rich and poor, Muslim and Christian join together, and earn the respect of the world through their non-violent calls for change. In that effort, young people have been at the forefront, and a new generation has emerged. They have made it clear that Egypt must reflect their hopes, fulfill their highest aspirations, and tap their boundless potential. In these difficult times, I know that the Egyptian people will persevere, and they must know that they will continue to have a friend in the United States of America.


  1. The defiant tone taken by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak—and widespread confusion about the meaning of his speech—had White House officials stumbling for their next step in a crisis that was spinning out of their control.

    Egyptian officials said Mr. Mubarak gave the Obama administration much of what it wanted: the delegation of presidential powers to the vice president, Omar Suleiman.


    But Mr. Mubarak's language and refusal to yield to what he called the intervention of foreigners left protesters furious, the scene in Cairo precarious and the White House seemingly unable to influence events.


    "The mystique of America's superpower status has been shattered," said Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program of the New America Foundation, who has attended two meetings with the National Security Council on Egypt.

  2. James Clapper must be fired!!!

    This is typical of the “disconnect” between the Obama Administration and reality.

    Remember that Clapper was IGNORANT of the UK Terrorist confrontation just a couple months ago, and was embarrassed on TV when asked about it and just had a blank look on his face!!!

    Please God helps us and protect us from these that “guard our ports and doors”.

  3. Lets move past the double talk of the left and ask WHO is giving them the directive to deny these things? These people know exactly what is going on leaving us with 2 answers; they either dont care or as I suggest they are being given a directive.

    Either way it doesn’t matter the more the radicals deny the truth has been delivering the more they look like fools when more info comes to light. If they haven’t already, they have completely destroyed their credibility at this point. How Fox isnt the #1 source for all news(major networks incl) period and Beck not at #1/#2 slot is beyond me.

    No one is covering things that Beck is covering, actual news outside of the who hit who on a reality show or which stupid celebrity is in trouble with the law this week. To ignore the MB true threat to the middle east and the world is irresponsible, like Beck says lets have the discussion. Instead the fringe wants to deny it as Mitchell attempts….

    Days of playing nice and by the book have to go. Americans need to wake up and see whats going on. Get out of your shell, cross the line within yourself and TAKE BACK AMERICA through

  4. Can this administration do anything right — particularly on foreign policy? At the beginning of the administration, a situation in Honduras occurred where the socialist president decided to cling to power. The president was ousted on orders from the Honduran Supreme Court. The Obama Administration joined Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro to demand that president be reinstated.

    Eventually, Mr. Obama backed down. The Honduran people kept their country dictator free.

    Now, Mr. Obama and his administration seem to be handling Egypt in the most incompetent way. They appointed a special envoy who they promptly started disagreeing with. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden were all three giving different statements. Now CIA Director Leon Panetta admits he got his intelligence from watching TV. Worse, the head of National Intelligence claims the Muslim Brotherhood is a secular organization.

    Can these people do anything right?

  5. Judy, I hate to break it to you, but Obama wasn't in some league with Castro and Hugo.

    Most of the entire world opposed the removal. Here's the list.

    World Bank
    Costa Rica
    United Kingdom

    So i guess all of them including those run by conservatives, like Merkel from Germany and Harper from Canada got it wrong too. Or you just hatin on Obama because he's Obama?

  6. Mark S,
    Wow i think Mr. Clemens is a little late to the party. The Mystique left America when it couldn't control a shitty little desert country o so many years ago.

  7. Chris, its not like we can control what anyone single ruler of another country will do. Of Course i would blame Obama for Mubarak does. Why, because you can't have Mubarak without Barak in it. and thats close enough for me.


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