Obama to Nominate Hamas & Hezbollah Supporter as CIA Director

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Just when you thought that Chuck Hagel was as bad as it was going to get, wait until you meet John Brennan. America, meet your new CIA Director.

Brennan gave a speech to Islamic law students at New York University, where he was introduced by Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America. Mattson, who had been involved with the Obama inaugural prayer service, had come under fire then for her organization’s longstanding terrorist support.

During his NYU speech, Brennan defended the administration’s highly unpopular move to try al-Qaeda operations chief Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in federal court (which the administration eventually backed away from). He claimed that terrorists are the real victims of “political, economic and social forces,” said that Islamic terrorists were not jihadists, referenced “Al-Quds” instead of Jerusalem, and described the 20 percent of former Guantanamo detainees returning to terrorist activities as “not that bad” when compared to ordinary criminal recidivism.

During a talk at the Nixon Center in May 2010, Brennan said that the administration was looking for ways to build up “moderate elements” of the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah.

Two weeks later, at a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Brennan defended the Islamic doctrines of jihad as “a holy struggle” and “a legitimate tenet of Islam.”

And Brennan has had a great track record so far. A truly spectacular track record which makes him unambiguously qualified to replace Petraeus.

a known top U.S. Hamas official had been given a guided tour of the top-secret National Counterterrorism Center and FBI Academy at Quantico under Brennan’s watch, several former top intelligence and defense officials again called for his resignation.

Last month, it was revealed that Brennan was implicated in a serious intelligence breach detailing an ongoing counterterrorism operation led by British and Saudi intelligence agencies that had placed an operative deep inside the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) organization. The White House leak forced the termination of the operation and the immediate withdrawal of the double agent, infuriating our foreign intelligence allies.

Just two weeks ago, internal White House documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a FOIA request revealed that Brennan and other White House officials had met twice with Hollywood filmmakers preparing a movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden, providing them unparalleled access including the identity of a SEAL Team 6 operator and commander along with other classified information. Amazingly, these high-level White House meetings between Brennan and the Hollywood filmmakers took place just weeks after the Pentagon and CIA had publicly warned of the dangers posed by leaks surrounding the successful SEAL raid killing bin Laden.

And if you still have any more doubts, here’s John Brennan’s views on terrorism direct from that notorious right-wing fearmongering outlet, The Nation

Brennan had told me (before taking a job in the Obama administration, but while serving as Obama’s top adviser on intelligence issues) that talking to Hamas and Hezbollah is the right thing to do.

  • http://twitter.com/USnavy1967 @USnavy1967

    Under the watch less eyes of Congress, Republicans, and others have allowed this muslim of a POTUS to begin the islamation of America. Under our own nose we are geing sold out, not only economically, but our American heritage is being lost to the Muslim Brotherhood and Islam. Hope you are all happy now, because when this is in full swing, look out, we are doomed.

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      @USnavy1967: To whom are you directing your rage: the conservatives at this site who did not vote for Obama? I voted for Romney and was sick when Obama got re-elected, so believe me, I'm not "happy". Maybe Brennan thinks this is the way to get rid of Israel. Wait til he learns what these organizations are supporting in Africa, Asia and Europe. More Christians have been slaughtered than Jews. Catholics and their Church should be VERY VERY WORRIED.

      • kasandra

        To Parenthetical Phrase – I agree with everything you say but I also have to say that the appointments of Kerry, Hegel and Brennan to these positions is, as the Marxists would say, no accident. The issue isn't that Brennan thinks this way. It's that Obama thinks this way. I don't know what was in the mind of the 68% of "Jews" who voted to re-elect him but it was either delusional thinking or they just don't care. And these appointments are just the early buds of this fruit. There will be more to come.

        • Parenthetical Phrase

          Kasandra, of course these appointments are no accident.Who said they were? As far as the Jews are concerned, please get off the "68% of Jews voted for Obama" tirade. 92-93% of blacks voted for him and look what the Muslims are doing in sub-Sharan Africa to the Christians — let alone to blacks in Egypt and Libya. 75% of Latinos and Asians voted for him and look what Muslims are doing to Christians in Asia (Pakistan and the Philippines). Single women voted for Obama OVERWHELMINGLY and what do you think Sharia would do for them? In parts of Brooklyn, 75% of Jews (orthodox) voted for Romney. I also voted for Romney and I'm a secular Jew. So please leave the Jews out of it. Jews have a right to be morons just like everyone else. As far as Brennan is concerned, I think he is more anti-Semitic than Marxist. He looks like a bulldog and I think his alliance with Obama has less to do with Marxism and more to do with a hatred of Israel. If he is Catholic, he couldn't possibly truly believe that Jihad is legitimate because it has murdered so many Catholics — unless it served a cause he really really supported – like getting rid of the Jews.

          • kasandra

            The point is that blacks didn't vote against their interests. Neither did Latinos or single women. But Jews did vote against their self interest to vote for Obama by more than a two to one margin. And, as I'm a Jewish I think I have every right to comment on the lack of wisdom of my co-religionists. So don't give me this" "Get off the the "68% of Jews voted for Obama" tirade" nonsense. It is a fact and it is not a tirade to point out that they were either delusional or didn't care when they voted this guy back into office.

          • Davida

            Kasandra, your point is valid, of course, There is agreement between yourself and Parenthetical Phrase. That writer is simply broadening the view of the rest of the nations
            who also voted for this administration. Frankly, this is a phenomenon, and it lines up with
            'the world being deceived in the end days, and harkening to a smooth voice.' We are here.

          • Parenthetical Phrase

            Considering the unemployment rate of blacks under the Obama policies, blacks who voted for Obama most certainly did vote against their interests. Latinos who are unemployed as well. Wealthy Asians who voted for Obama will see their taxes go up considerably and entrepreneurs in that community will be deluged with the thousands of regulations they now have to comply with – particularly doctors. Single women will find that their insurance premiums have gone up enormously and the safety net they think will be there is an illusion. Again I say, get off the 68% of Jews voted for Obama tirade. Insisting on a higher standard of behavior for Jews and a lower standard for other minorities is racist and anti-Semitic.

  • kasandra

    Isn't Brennan also the guy in the regime who refers to Jerusalem as "al-Quds." I'm pretty sure he's the one.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Yup. Same speech.

  • jakespoon

    He wants to "build up the moderate elements of the terrorist organization,hezbollah." Moderate terrorist…moderate terrorist…,I've missed something . Maybe they just want to startle you. Moderate terrorist?

    • kasandra

      Isn't "moderate terrorist" oxymoronic? Or maybe just plain moronic.

  • Drakken

    The traitorous actions of this adminstration knows no bounds, God help us!

  • Thomas Wells

    Apparently, qualification for office in the Obama administration requires a terrorist endorsement.

  • Carbondioxide

    Another excellent candidate for a Obama-style recess appointment! Should Obama break the law in filling the position, we can trust that the results of an impartial, comprehensive investigation by the US Department of Justice will be unsealed to selected officials by February, 2016, or as soon as the Benghazi investigation is complete, whichever is later. These officials will be under a gag order, and any Democrat elected president at that time will be enabled to require more investigation to ensure no transgressions against civil rights, human rights, animal rights, Muslim sharia, PBS, or union authority occurred, depending on the political/media situation is at that time.

  • Mary Sue

    If they actually manage to get a Republican in the White House in 2016, they'd better fire this guy. Otherwise, you're going to have serious problems. You'll probably have that anyway, but if he can be yanked out of there somehow, the sooner the better.

  • SoCalMike

    Brennan, Quisling, Benedict Arnold.
    It seems the only way to make it into a position of this sort is to express a willingness to sell out Americans to the people trying to murder us.
    I wonder what this career parasite sell out bimbo says to Hamas and Hizbullah when he "talks" to them.
    "I promise I will tell my boss to turn over as many countries along with all their military assets so we can make you like us. Would you like a massage or something, Mr. Hannieh? How about a sandwich? "

  • Dawn Street

    We need to clean house in Washington DC and I don't just mean The House. We need a fresh start with a new batch. And we need to clean out the lamestream media. A good start would to be for George Soros to disappear for good. He is the source of most of the mess we are seeing happen. He is the Puppet Master!!