TLW's Brennanscope™ (John O. Brennan Historyscope)
By T.L. Winslow (TLW), the Historyscoper™
© Copyright by T.L. Winslow. All Rights Reserved.
Original Pub. Date: Aug. 17, 2018. Last Update: Sept. 20, 2018.
Westerners are not only known as history ignoramuses, but double dumbass history ignoramuses when it comes to John Brennan (1955-). Since I'm the one-and-only Historyscoper (tm), let me quickly bring you up to speed before you dive into my Master Historyscope.
On June 13, 1942 the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) iss formed by William Joseph "Wild Bill" Donovan (1883-1959) to recruit anti-Hitler elements inside Germany as fifth columnist; after the war it recruits Nazis like Klaus Barbie (who fled to Argentina in 1951, followed by Brazil), Gen. Reinhard Gehlen, and Nazi scientists to help it fight the Soviet Union.
Just when the U.S. is #1 on the planet, dumbo Truman single-handedly dismantles U.S. military might, insuring that the Korean War will be an American D? On July 26, 1947 Pres. Truman signs the U.S. Nat. Security Act, to take effect on Sept. 18, unifying the Dept. of War (Army), Navy, and newly-formed Air Force into the Nat. Military Establishment (NME), with the Marine Corps staying under the Navy Dept. and the Coast Guard under the Dept. of the Treasury (shifted to the Navy Dept. during time of war). After the abbrevation NME sounded too much like enemy, the name was changed on Aug. 10, 1949 to Dept. of Defense; it also establishes the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Nat. Security Council (NSC), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Sept. 18 to replace the Nat. Intelligence Authority and the Central Intelligence Group; on May 1 Rear Adm. Roscoe Henry Hillenkoetter (1897-1982) becomes dir. #3 of the CIA (until Oct. 7, 1950), going on to join super-secret Majestic-12 and help run the Roswell UFO coverup?; Allen Welsh Dulles (1893-1969) helps create the CIA, and becomes its first civilian dir. in 1953; the CIA hires 1K Nazis for spying and intel during the Cold War?; on Sept. 17 U.S. Navy secy. (since 1944) James Vincent Forrestal (1892-1949), the chief planner of defense unification becomes U.S. defense secy. #1 (until Mar. 28, 1949), giving it a paranoid dipstick baby-don't-stop-now anti-Communist mentality that spawns the Cold War policies of George Frost Kennan (1904-2005) and Paul Henry Nitze (1907-2004).
On Sept. 11, er, 22, 1955 6'-tall John Owen Brennan (1955-) is born in North Bergen, N.J., the son of Irish Roman Catholic immigrants from Roscommon; his father Owen Brennan was a blacksmith who immigrated in 1948 and whose father was "a supporter, an affiliate say" of the Irish Repub. Army (IRA), ending up doing construction work before settling in New Jersey, where John attends Roman Catholic elementary and high schools before graduating with a bachelor's in political science from Jesuit-run Fordham U. in N.Y. in 1977, where he was taught Just War Theory, followed by a masters in govt. and Middle East studies in 1980, with a thesis on "Human Rights in Egypt", during which time he learned Arabic fluently at the Am. U. in Cairo; at that point he ses a recruiting ad for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and applies during the tenure of CIA dir. William J. Casey, passing a polygraph test even after admitting that he voted for U.S. Communist Party pres. candidate Gus Hall in 1976, calling it his way of "signaling my unhappiness with the system" and protesting Watergate, ending up spending 25 years with them; he has a brother named Tom who dabbles in real estate.
On Jan. 28, 1981 after Adm. Stansfield Turner resigns, Elmhurst, Queens, N.Y.-born Fordham U.-educated OSS veteran and walking law library William Joseph "Bill" Casey (1913-87) (Reagan's campaign mgr.) becomes dir. #11 of the CIA (until Jan. 29, 1987), which Turner calls "the Resurrection of Wild Bill [Donovan]"; like Reagan, he's of Irish Roman Catholic ancestry, and was used by Reagan to brief Pope John Paul II of Cold War developments, flying in a windowless C-141 black jet and arriving undercover; he goes on to expand funding and employment to a new level, and lift the Church Committee restrictions on the use of the CIA to directly and covertly influence the internal and foreign affairs of foreign nations.In 1994 speaking of vampires, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is founded in Washington, D.C. by Omar Ahmed (Ahmad) to lobby for Muslim rights as a coverstory for promoting Hamas, believe me this is not a plug, Omar Ahmed can do it for them: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Quran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth." On Aug. 21, 2004 after his wife videotaped the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the FBI seized hundreds of documents from the Annandale, Virginia home of Ismael Selim Elbarasse tying him to Hamas, later exposing him as a U.S. front for the how-many-times-did-I-mention Muslim Brotherhood, uncovering the Annandale Explanatory Memorandum, detailing a 5-phase plan to infiltrate and take over the U.S., starting with churches, then set up Sharia, proving that almost every major U.S. Islamic group is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood incl. CAIR; the documents were used as evidence in the 2007 Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development case, the largest terrorism funding case so far in U.S. history, with one of the documents containing the soundbyte "The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood's name for itself] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah's religion is made victorious over all other religions." Another CAIR board member is Siraj Wahhaj (1950-) (Arab. "bright light"), an African-American born Jeffrey Kearse, who converted to the Nation of Islam in 1969 under the name Jeffrey12x, grooving on the "white people are devils" talk, then after the 1975 death of Elijah Muhammad switched to Sunni Wahhabism and studied in Mecca, and founded the Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA) in Feb. 2001. Like you would expect, he benefitted from mass ignorance of Islam to palm himself off as a rep for moderate Islam, becoming the first Muslim to recite an opening prayer before the U.S. House of Reps. in 1991, and being hosted by U.S. secy. of state Madeline Albright, who as late as Nov. 11, 2010 was still not all that bright, claiming that "The idea that the West has singled out Islam as an enemy is nonsense; so is the allegation that Islam provides a rationale for terrorism." Soon, however, the real Islam started peeping out, starting by calling 1991 Operation Desert Storm "one of the most diabolical plots ever in the annals of history", giving a speech in Sept. 1991 where he uttered the soundbyte "Americans are not your friends... Canadians are not your friends... Europeans are not your friends. Your friend is Allah, the Messenger, and those who believe." In 1992 he added that Muslims should replace the U.S. Constitution with Sharia and a caliphate. In 1995 he was named by the U.S. as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 WTC bombing, which he brushed off before testifying in 1999 as a character witness for Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman. Imagine if 10% of Americans were like him, what fun for the House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand Land of Lincoln. They go on to work their way deep into the Obama White House.
On May 10, 1995 Brussels, Belgium-born naturalized citizen (1945) John Mark Deutch (1938-) becomes CIA dir. #17 (until Dec. 15, 1996), succeeding R. James Woolsey.
On June 25, 1996 (9:50 p.m. local time) a 3K lb. truck bomb destroys the U.S. military residence of Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 servicemen and injuring 400 (incl. 250 Americans, plus Saudis and Bangladeshis), becoming the deadliest attack on U.S. forces since the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut; the complex houses Operation Southern Watch, which enforces the S Iraq no-fly zone; Iranian pres. #4 (1989-97) Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934-2017) gets a call at 10:00 p.m. saying "The package was delivered", causing the room to break into cheers?; Arabic-speaking future CIA dir. #5 (2013-17) John Owen Brennan (1955-) is CIA station chief in Riyadh; the Clinton admin. covers up a communique implicating Iran, which is revealed only in 2015; Iranian Rev. Guards cmdr. Hadi Farhan al-Amiri later becomes transporation minister in the govt. of Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki, and is allowed to visit the Obama White House on Dec. 12, 2011 to hear him announce the end of the Iraq War; despite a 2006 U.S. federal court ruling that the Iranian govt. was behind the attack; in 2001 the Saudi govt. arrests 11 of 13 Saudi suspects, but refuses to extradite them to the U.S. (executed?); suspected mastermind Ahmed al-Mughassil, leader of the Iranian-backed Saudi militant group Hezbollah al-Hijaz is arrested in Beirut in 2015; the Saudi royal family senses that it is losing its hold on power to swelling forces of Islamic fundamentalism as the masses mumble that they have sold out to Western materialism - hey, what goes on Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas?
On Dec. 16, 1996 after working at the Nat. Security Council as liaison between the CIA and Clinton White House, using his friend John O. Brennan to deliver the daily president's brief, New York City-born George John Tenet (1953-) becomes CIA dir. #18 (until July 11, 2004), succeeding John Deutch, going on to serve under two U.S. presidents of opposing political parties and get accused of bearing the "ultimate responsibility" for failing to develop a plan to stop al-Qaida before 9/11 despite repeatedly trying to warn Pres. George W. Bush about its growing threat.
On Sept. 11, 2001 (Tues.) Pres. George W. Bush is targeted in an assassination plot by al-Qaida in Sarasota, Fla.? On Sept. 11 (Tues.) the New York Times pub. a story about ex-Weatherman radical William Charles "Bill" Ayers (1944-), quoting him as saying "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough." On Sept. 11 (Tues.) the 9/11 Attacks see the New York City skyline changed after 19 lowdown cowardly stinking crazed Satan-controlled Muslim raghead jihad terrorist scumbags (incl. 15 Saudis) hijack four U.S. commercial airliners and take over the unprotected cabins, using flying lessons given them in the U.S. to steer and crash into the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) (dedicated in Apr. 1973), and also the Pentagon; Am. Airlines Flight 11 (Boeing 767) from Boston to Los Angeles hits the North Tower at 8:46:26 a.m. with a direct hit that disables all the elevators; actor Tony Perkins' wife Berinthia "Berry" Berenson-Perkins (b. 1948) is on Flight 11; United Airlines Flight 175 (Boeing 767) from Boston to Los Angeles hits the South Tower at 9:02:54 a.m. at an angle, permitting people to escape; Flight 175 has a mysterious pod attached to the undercarriage, indicating that the whole show is really being run by the govt. and the plane was unmanned and remotely-controlled?; Am. Airlines Flight 77 from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles hits the SW face of the Pentagon at 9:43 a.m. on the 60th anniv. of its groundbreaking; it was really a U.S.-launched missile, and was covered-up?; Pres. Bush had a meeting scheduled with affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood after he arrived back at the White House; Pres. Bush first informs the nation of "an apparent terrorist attack on our country" at 9:30 from the school; at 9:45 a.m. the FAA grounds all civilian domestic and internat. flights to-from the U.S., although an El Al (Boeing 747) flight is allowed to take from JFK Airport to Tel Aviv at 4:11 p.m.; commercial flights resume on Sept. 13, followed by private flights on Sept. 14; on Sept. 20 a flight containing Bin Laden family members is allowed to leave the U.S., carrying four Americans; on Sept. 11 NBC-TV commentator Tom Brokaw answers a speculation by Matt Laurer with "This is war. This is a declaration and execution of an attack on the United States", later chanting "War! War!"; "When I saw the second airplane hit, I knew jihad has come to America" (Nonie Darwish); the South Tower implodes at 9:59:04 a.m., followed by the North Tower at 10:28:31 a.m., after the jet fuel ignites tons of paper, which causes internal temps as high as 2K F; Pres. Bush is informed of the South Tower crash at 9:07 a.m. by White House chief of staff (2001-6) Andrew Hill "Andy" Card Jr. (1947-) while visiting with 2nd grade (mainly black) students at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., and turns red, but stays with the kids, reading aloud from the children's story The Pet Goat (by Siegfried Engelmann and Elaine C. Bruner) with them; British-born former U.S. Army officer Cyril Richard "Rick" Rescoria (b. 1939), vice-pres. of security at Morgan Stanley (scheduled for retirement at year's end) dies after helping 2.7K coworkers to safety; after rushing in to help not knowing about the impending collapse; 343 firefighters die in the Twin Towers, and firefighter (Argentine native) Sergio Gabrial Villanueva (b. 1968) becomes a hero; Hollywood actor Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi (1957-) (a former NYC firefighter) quietly returns to Engine Co. 55 and works 12-hour shifts, trying to avoid publicity; two Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J. police officers survive the towers' collapse and are rescued from the rubble after 22 hours; 300K are evacuated by boat in lower Manhattan after hundreds of craft answer a Coast Guard call for help "From All Available Boats" and converge on the West Side; meanwhile United Air Lines Flight 93 from Newark, N.J. to San Francisco, Calif. carrying 37 passengers and seven crew is hijacked by Beirut, Lebanon-born pilot (al-Qaida member) Ziad Samir Jarrah (1975-2001) and three Saudi Arabia-born muscle men Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Nami (1977-2001), Ahmed Ibrahim al-Haznawi (1980-2001), and Saeed Abdallah Ali Sulayman al-Ghamdi (1979-2001), crashing at 10:03 a.m. near Shanksville in Somerset County, Penn. (60 mi. SE of Pittsburgh and 150 mi. NW of Washington, D.C.) after the 33 all-American passengers are first cowed by a fake body bomb then fight back against the four ragheads instead of cowering like sheep, and kick the surprised terrorists butts, although too late to prevent the crash; Flight 93 passenger Todd Morgan Beamer (b. 1968) becomes a U.S. hero when he quarterbacks the makeshift anti-raghead team with the all-American words "Let's roll!", which are heard on his cellphone; his sad-proud wife Lisa later founds the charity Heroic Choices; the Flight 93 Nat. Memorial is established on Sept. 24, 2002, and dedicated on Sept. 10, 2011; 2,976 are killed in the 9/11 attacks, incl. 2,605 in New York City, 125 at the Pentagon (incl. 55 military personnel), and 246 on the four planes, with 24 listed as missing, becoming the most Americans lost on U.S. soil since the Sept. 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam, and the greatest single-day civilian loss of life in the U.S. since the May 31, 1889 Johnstown Penn. Flood; Time mag. pub. a 9/11 tragedy issue with a cover photo by Lyle Owerko; many Palestinians openly celebrate the attackon the Great Satan U.S.; Iraqi pres. Saddam Hussein utters the soundbyte: "The American cowboys are reaping the fruit of their crimes against humanity"; the govts. of Cuba, Iran, Libya, and North Korea join a worldwide chorus denouncing the attacks; Arab leaders denouncing the attacks incl. King Hussein of Jordan, Egyptian pres. Hosni Mubarak, and Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri; some Muslims around the world express sympathy for the 9/11 victims, incl. a moment of silence at a World Cup match between Bahrain and Iran on Sept. 14, and a candlelight vigil by Palestinians in Jerusalem on Sept. 15 along with another in Tehran; on Sept. 14 Ireland holds a nat. day of mourning, becoming the only country other than the U.S. and Israel to do so; the Taliban in Afghanistan condemns the attacks but denies that Osama bin Laden is behind them; bin Laden also denies involvement, claiming that there is a govt. within the govt. of the U.S. that wants to turn the 21st cent. into a cent. of conflict between Islam and Christianity, suggesting U.S. Jews and intel agencies, but later admits responsibility in an Oct. 29, 2004 video; the mastermind was mechanical engineering-trained Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (1964-); the economic repercussions cost the U.S. economy $1T (same as Bush's June 7 tax cut); 40K workers work at "The Pile" at Ground Zero for the next 8 mo., removing 1M tons of rubble, and 69% of them later develop permanent lung problems known as "WTC Cough"; NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson films the smoking WTC from space; New York Fire Dept. chaplain (Roman Catholic Franciscan friar) Father Mychal (Michael) Fallon Judge (b. 1933) dies at the WTC, becoming the "Saint of 9/11" ("God is going to make the headlines some day rather than the Devil, so don't give up"); St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at 130 Liberty St. is destroyed, and the govt. stalls in rebuilding it until ?; St. Paul's Chapel at 209 Broadway facing Church St. opposite the E side of the WTC, where new U.S. pres. #1 George Washington prayed after his first inauguration on Apr. 30, 1789 is not harmed, and the syacmore tree in its courtyard becomes known as the 9/11 Sycamore, with a memorial later built for it (Isaiah 9:10); at 8:30 p.m. Pres. Bush gives a great Red-Blooded Am. Cowboy Speech from the White House, with the soundbyte "Make no mistake about it, the U.S. will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts"; the U.S. launches into a new kind of war, the Global War on Terror (Terrorism) (ends ?); Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaida org. are immediately suspected and become the world's most-wanted criminals, despite of a lack of hard evidence; Egyptian-born 9/11 ringleader ("Emir of the WTC Attack") Mohamed Mohamed Atta (b. 1968) (Mohamed Attacker?) (who created the jihad cell in Hamburg, Germany in the late 1990s, incl. three of the four pilots) is found to have met in Prague with an Iraqi spy, throwing suspicions on Saddam Hussein, and New York City-born U.S. nat. security adviser Richard N. Perle (1941-) allegedly either blames the 9/11 attack on Iraq or wants retaliation to incl. them; Pres. Bush activates the "shadow govt." of 75-150 top officials working 90-day shifts in underground bunkers on the East Coast; the Five Dancing Israelis incident starts with a woman named Maria claiming to see a white van with five men in it filming the burning Twin Towers, allegedly with shouts of joy, who are alleged to be Israeli Mossad agents, although they are interviewed and deny dancing etc., causing conspiracy theorists to claim 9/11 was a Mossad operation; New York City Mayor Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani (1944-) leads the city in a heroic manner after the attacks, earning the title "America's Mayor", and calling the deaths "worse than anyone could bear"; "Vanity Fair" ed. Graydon Carter comments "I think it's the end of the age of irony"; British Queen Elizabeth II comments "Grief is the price we pay for love"; Russian pres. Vladimir Putin orders a massive expansion of intel-gathering efforts in North Am. and W Europe; a folded $20 U.S. bill shows the Twin Towers burning?; Algerian-born British airline pilot Lotfi Raissi becomes the first person accused of participating in the 9/11 attack, and is held for five mo. in Belmarsh hi-security prison in London, then put through nine years of hell until being cleared on Apr. 23, 2010; the 20-ft. Ground Zero Cross, a fortuitous configuration of fallen I-beams draws memorial messages and becomes a religious monument; Alicia Esteve Head, who is in Spain on 9/11 arrives in the U.S. in 2003 and pretends to be 9/11 Twin Towers survivor Tania Head, becoming er, head of the survivors' network until she is exposed in 2007, becoming the subject of the 2012 book The Woman Who Wasn't There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher; ; meanwhile by 2003 a joke translation of Quran 9:11 begins circulating: "For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced, for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace"; later conspiracy theorists begin exposing the 9/11 attacks as really perpetrated by the U.S. govt. to give them a pretext to destroy the last bastions of the Bill of Rights in the name of homeland security and give them a coverstory to invade the Middle East at will to secure oil, and point to a giant 9/11 conspiracy and coverup, incl. the framing of Muslim terrorists, who allegedly could never have accurately flown the airliners into the WTC, the fact that no fighters were scrambled to accept any of them, the fact that Osama bin Laden et al. were originally trained by the U.S., the problem that eight of those named on the FBI's list of 19 names later turn up alive and well living in different countries, and the evidences of the deliberate demolition of WTC Bldg. 7, which hadn't been struck by an airplane; later civil engineers prove WTC Bldg. 7 was in free-fall for 2.5 sec., pointing to planted explosives; others claim to rebut conspiracy allegations; did the U.S. govt murder its own people to make a power grab, then stage a coverup, stay tuned?; in Aug. 2009 a group of law enforcement officers and others who participated in the 9/11 rescue and cleanup develop immune system cancer and other health problems; by 2010 3K WTC survivors are still experienced long-term PTSD; on Mar. 11, 2010 they reach a $657.5M settlement; Saudi princess Haifa bint Faisal, wife of U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia Prince Bandar bin Sultan is later discovered to have donated money via a conduit to two of the 9/11 hijackers; the CIA is plagued by guilt and panic amid rumors of a coming 2nd wave of attacks, with some analysts working around the clock with their children sleeping on the floor, causing them to get the White House to authorize enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) incl. waterboarding, sensory deprivation, and prolonged stress positions.
On Sept. 17, 2001 Pres. George W. Bush gives a Speech on Islam at a mosque in Washington, D.C., telling Am. Muslims that they should feel safe, with the soundbyte "Islam is peace."
On May 1, 2003 after announcing it in his 2003 State of the Union Address in response to recommendations by the 9/11 Commission, Pres. George W. Bush issues Executive Order 13354 establishing the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC), with John Owen Brennan (1955-) as dir. #1 (until Aug. 27, 2004).
On Aug. 27, 2004 John Owen Brennan (1955-) becomes acting dir. #1 of the new Nat. Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) in McLean, Va. (until Aug. 1, 2005), reporting to the Dir. of Nat. Intelligence along with the CIA, FBI, and Dept. of Defense; in 2012 U.S. atty. gen. Eric Holder grants it authority to collect, store, and analyze data collected on U.S. citizens by govt. and non-govt. soruces for suspicious behavior via pattern analysis, and to share data with foreign states, causing a firestorm of controversy; his position becomes official after signing of the U.S. Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act on Dec. 17, which establishes the office of Dir. of Nat. Intelligence (DNI), the Nat. Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; by 2010 the CIA has the largest budget of all U.S. intel agencies; in 2012 U.S. atty. gen. Eric Holder grants the NCTC authority to collect, store, and analyze data collected on U.S. citizens by govt. and non-govt. sources for suspicious behavior via pattern analysis, collected in its Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) of 1.2M terror suspects, and to share data with foreign states, causing a firestorm of controversy.
In 2008 Natick, Mass.-born V. James Bamford (1946-) pub. the NYT bestseller The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, about how 9/11 turned the NSA from downsizing to mushroom growth, "the largest, most costly, and most technologically sophisticated spy organization the world has ever known", with new tools "Orwell's Thought Police would have found useful"; "Never before in history have so few people wiretapped so many"; the 500K-name Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE), which is used to screw honest Americans up, "sits ingloriously on a dated and inexpensive Dell laptop in the basement of the National Counterterrorism Center".
On Jan. 20, 2009 Barack ("blessed") "Barry" Hussein ("handsome") Obama ("crooked") II (1961-) becomes Dem. U.S. pres. #44 (until Jan. 20, 2017), the first-ever African-American in the White House (albeit half white and half black with no slave blood), getting nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize after being in office for 10 days, awarded it after 9 mo. in office (no wonder that his name all by itself causes many to think he's a Muslim plant, plus the funny way he hides his birth certificate and the fact that he might have been indoctrinated into Islam as a child, he's okay now, I hope, maybe the birth certficate is half and half too, check back with me later about the startling resemblance to Osama bin Laden) inherited Bush's mess, and attempted to appease, er, reach out to the Muslim World with speeches and by appointing Jesuit-trained Muslim-friendly John Owen Brennan (1955-) as his counterterrorism czar, along with Egyptian-born Dalia Mogahed (1974-) as the first veiled Muslim woman to serve in the White House, and Detroit-connected Rashad Hussain (1978-) as his rep. to the Muslim World and special envoy to the free-speech-hating 57-member Org. of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Muslim U.N., I notice he didn't appoint an envoy to the Org. of the Non-Islamic Conference, when will the real U.N. oust all countries refusing to end Sharia. Mogahed admits to support of Fethullah Gulen and his plan to restore the Ottoman Empire complete with caliphate. No surprise, Obama appointed the first-ever African-Am. atty. gen. Eric Himpton Holder Jr. (1951-), maybe it is a surprise to you that his firm was one of the leading attorney firms in getting civilian trials on U.S. soil for Islamic terrorist detainees in Guantanamo Bay prison, how do you spell that kissy-sucky sound. In 2010 Obama nominated U.S. solicitor gen. Elena Kagan (1960-), for the U.S. Supreme Court. In May 2009 as solicitor gen. she filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court against the claims of the victims of 9/11, arguing that the Saudi govt. and royal family should be immune from lawsuits by U.S. citizens and/or in U.S. courts because they have "sovereign immunity", more and more it seems that Obama is just a Bush clone who kissed and continues to kiss Saudi royal butt to get and stay where he's at, and is no more of a Muslim than Bush, or a least somewhat more of a Muslim, but a Saudi-owned Muslim, that must be why he nominated her, I hope not, history will tell. In 2010 Obama also nominated James M. Cole for U.S. deputy atty. gen., which serves as an a-ha moment when it is realized that he was a partner of the Bryan Cave LLP law firm that represented Saudi Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, one of the defendants in the lawsuit by the 9/11 victims against Saudi Arabia. On June 5, 2009 Janet Napolitano appointed Muslim Arab-American Kareem Shora to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), followed in Oct. 2010 by Mohamed Elibiary, a fan of Ayatollah Khomeini, Hamas, Sayyid Qutb, and CAIR. On Mar. 28, 2010 Obama appointed Indian-American Muslim Islam A. Siddiqui as chief U.S. agricultural negotiator. Then there's U.S. ambassador to Qatar Joseph LeBaron, who was carefully groomed on Obama's Big Three Lies About Islam: 1. Muslim Spain was known for tolerance against its downtrodden Christians; 2. There are 1001 Muslim inventions, like a clit slicer and butt bomb; 3. The Israeli-Arab conflict is only about land rights, and has nothing to do with the ideology of Islam and its doctrines of anti-Semitism and jihad where Allah commands them in the Quran to conquer the world and never give back one square inch until the Mahdi returns to finish off all Jews and Christians. On June 28, 2011 he promulgated Obama's Lie Number Four: The Israeli-Arab conflict is not central to the Middle East, and all they really want is an "Islamic renaissance", I want to see you, boss. But no matter how Muslim-friendly, and no matter how deep he buried his ostrich head in the sand, he had a no-win situation, because he can't defeat al-Qaida in Afghanistan, indeed, it's not there anymore, it's well ensconced in Pakistan where most youth see themselves as Muslim first and Pakistani second, and are split between secular govt. and Sharia govt., and if it isn't ousted it's got a fair chance of getting hold of its nukes to boot, while their Shiite buddies in Iran are likely to develop their own nukes, and use them because of their Mahdi cult, which makes Mutually Assured Destruction sound like an incentive rather than a deterrent, and even with our Shock and Awe super air force, we're running out of time, aren't we? Let's say that the U.S. pulls out of Iraq, and Iran either takes it over or helps the Shiites revolt and set up an Islamic republic, after which the Iran-Iraq army invades Saudi Arabia, Osama's home. Aren't the Saudis our allies? Nope, just the royal family, and only as long as we can buy them, the Arabian pop. mainly hating their guts because they rightly believe that they sold out to the infidel West, check Las Vegas any weekend and watch a Saudi royal lose a million bucks and hire 50 hos. If the U.S. tries to land troops in Arabia, even a history ignoramus must know that Prophet Muhammad himself commanded all believers to rise against it for defiling the holy sanctuary of Islam, so I guess we can't try it. But after King Osama of Arabia cuts off the oil in Arabia, and we already lost the oil in Iran, Iraq, and Kuwait, what is our military supposed to run on, corn? I guess the U.S. pop. will have to starve, choke. What can we do with the stubborn Israelis after they are surrounded for the Final Battle? The U.S. will never abandon them, even if it would be wiser to cut them loose, sorry, as if they aren't our only friends in the Middle East anyway. Institute a massive draft bigger than during WWII, recruiting an army of maybe 20 or 30 million, only to find out it's too late? What can we do then? Evacuate the Jews in boats and planes like at Dunkirk? Sorry, they're too fanatical, and probably won't go. Instead, they got their own nukes, and will use them. Meanwhile the Russkies and Chinese are waiting on the sidelines, likely to come in on the Muslim side since this will be their big chance to finally end America's Century. All we have to do is accidentally kill some Russian or Chinese advisers, yikes, World War Three. And I don't like to predict the future, but I wouldn't be surprised if Europe abandons us this time, thanks for helping us in WWI and WWII, suckah, not that it would be wise, since the Muslims will love to nuke and/or occupy it just as much as the U.S. Did I mention that game, set, and match is keeping Sharia-loving Muslims from getting their hands on nukes, starting with Iran? Why? Because once one Sharia country gets them, they'll hand them to all the others of their flavor of Islam, Shit or Shinola. Make that all Muslim govts. of any stripe, incl. secular, since they're all ticking time bombs to go Sharia. At least the U.S. military is currently occupying Iraq on Iran's W side, and Afghanistan on its E side, which could be turned into a double-sided invasion pretty easily. But our U.S. presidents and British prime ministers keep claiming that there is nothing to fear because Islam is a religion of peace? Sweet dreams, history ignoramuses. By the way, Harvard-educated Rashad ("good judgment") Hussain ("handsome") criticized a 2007 article in the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights that noted that of 25 countries identified as harboring terrorists, 24 were Islamic and 17 were Arab, and recommended that visitors from these countries register for fingerprinting and questioning, claiming that it is unconstitutional and "counter-productive from a national security perspective" because non-Muslim countries also harbor Islamic terrorists, although of course Muslim Ideological Profiling was not discussed. In 2010 the Muslim brain man and hafiz pub. a paper called Reformulating the Battle of Ideas: Understanding the Role of Islam in Counterrorism Policy, calling for the term "Islamic terrorism" to be dropped in favor of more myopic terms such as "al-Qaida terrorism", and for the U.S. to encourage Islamic organizations in its borders, I think they call that stealth jihad, run the Omar Sharif movie. Speaking of sweet, not to be outdone by Obama, U.S. secy. of state Hillary Clinton appointed Kashmir-born Muslim Farah Pandith (1968-) as her special rep to fairly pander with, er, to Muslim communities, where's the special reps for other religious groups or is this an acknowledgement that Islam is a religious-political combo. Her deputy chief of staff is Saudi-raised Muslim Huma Mahmood Abedin (1976-) (once rumored to be her lesbian lover), whose mother Saleha Abedin belonged to the Muslim Sisterhood, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, and whose brother Hassan Abedin works at the infamous Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, whose board is loaded with Muslim Brotherhood members, and who has Turkish pres. Abdullah Gul, a follower of infamous Fethullah Gulen among its trustees; did I mention that the Clintons helped Gulen flee to the U.S. after being indicted in Turkey in 2000? Funny, but on July 10, 2010 Huma married a kike, er, Jew, U.S. Rep. (D-N.Y.) (1999-) Anthony David Weiner (1964-), although Islamic Sharia declares the marriage null and void, perhaps that's why Weiner was regularly showing his wiener on the Internet to other women until he got caught in June 2011, I loved you from the first moment I saw you. Obviously, the Abedins are puppets of the Saudis, oil money works to unlock any lock, ooh la la.
On Feb. 13, 2009 Italian-Am. Dem. politician (Clinton's chief of staff in 1994-7) Leon Edward Panetta (1938-) becomes CIA dir. #3 (until June 30, 2011).
On June 4, 2009 new U.S. pres. (2009-17) Barack Hussein Obama II (1961-) arrives in Riyadh and meets with Saudi King Abdullah; on June 4 after working with his Cairo-born adviser Dalia Mogahed (1974-), Obama delivers his Cairo Speech (Initiative) to the Arab World, titled "A New Beginning" at Cairo U., hoping to make a fresh start with Muslims by changing perceptions of the U.S. as not out to get Islam itself, making a clean break with George W. "Crusader" Bush, never mentioning the word terrorism, claiming that the U.S. acted "contrary to our traditions and our ideals", and uttering the soundbytes: "Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition. I saw it firsthand as a child in Indonesia, where devout Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country"; "As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam. It was Islam - at places like Al-Azhar University - that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe's Renaissance and Enlightenment. It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing; our understanding of how disease spreads and how it can be healed. Islamic culture has given us majestic arches and soaring spires; timeless poetry and cherished music; elegant calligraphy and places of peaceful contemplation. And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality"; "I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. But that same principle must apply to Muslim perceptions of America. Just as Muslims do not fit a crude stereotype, America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire"; his grasp of Muslim history is pure moose hockey?; Obama invited the Muslim Brotherhood to attend his speech, which backs women's rights, electrifying many in the Middle East, while others grumble that it's just a speech and they're still waiting for actions; he misquotes the Quran (Sura 9:119), saying "As the Holy Quran tells us, 'Be conscious of God and always speak the truth'", when what it really says is "Fear Allah and be with the truthful", i.e., Muslims, right before Muhammad commands "O you believers, fight those infidels who dwell around you, and let them find harshness in you" (9:123); he remarks that the U.S. has brought legal cases "to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and punish those who would deny it", while saying nothing about protecting the right of Muslim women to not wear it; meanwhile many Jews get pissed-off at his remarks comparing the Israeli persecution of Palestinians with the WWII Holocaust; besides always adding the word "holy" to the horrible Quran, a telling nugget was his reference to Islam as a "revealed" religion, as in revealed by God, something only a Muslim could claim, Freud is showing his slip?; tarting with this speech Obama begins to implement his philosophy of Moral Equivalence, for example, the U.S. invasion of Iraq is morally equivalent to the Russian invasion of Georgia, pissing-off the right, who know that the U.S. is morally superior to the rest of the world, not even close to equivalent. The Aspen Institute promptly launches the Partnership for a New Beginning, headed by Madeleine Albright and incl. Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute, Muhtar Kent of Coca-Cola, John Mack of Morgan Stanley, John Chambers of Cisco Systems, and Kenneth Cohen of ExxonMobil Foundation, with the "common goal of building public-private partnerships in Muslim communities around the world to... help advance President Obama's Cairo vision."; speaking of Freudin slip, in his Cairo Speech Obama made an interesting Freudian slip, with the soundbyte "That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat", which Americans took for charity, when it actually means every Muslim's obligation to contribute to the fortification of the Ummah, incl. violent jihad, in other words, charity to other Muslims only for expanding Islam's worldwide domination. So, our new president is committed to working with American Muslims to betray America in favor of the nationless Ummah that seeks to take over the world, nice.
In 2009 Pres. Obama nominates John O. Brennan for dir. of the CIA, but his alleged involvement in Bush admin. torture programs gets the nomination scuttled; Obama keeps him as his adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, where he "developed and has overseen our comprehensive counterterrorism strategy - a collaborative effort across the government, including intelligence and defence and homeland security, and law enforcement agencies", widening the use of drones for assassinations and continuing the so-called extraordinary rendition program, which he helps "embed in a strong legal framework" while claiming to be committed "to the values that define us as Americans".
On Feb. 2, 2010 CIA dir. #3 (since Feb. 13, 2009) Leon Panetta tells Congress that the U.S. an expect an al-Qaida attack in the next 3-6 mo.; on Feb. 3 White House counterintel chief John Owen Brennan (1955-) claims that none of the 48 Guantanamo Bay detainees released or transferred by the Obama admin. have turned back into jihadists, vs. 20% of the 540 detainees released by the Bush admin.; meanwhile on Jan. 28 the new High-Value Detainee Group is authorized under a classified charter that allows interagency interrogation teams to question key terrorism suspects.
On Feb. 17, 2010 Obama's Muslim-friendly nat. security deputy John O. Brennan (1954-) speaks at an Islamic student event at New York U., claiming that Islamic extremists twist real Islam, with the soundbyte: "They are not jihadists, for jihad is a holy struggle, an effort to purify for a legitimate purpose, and there is nothing, absolutely nothing, holy or pure or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children"; also "We are not waging a war against terrorism because terrorism is but a tactic that will never be defeated, any more than a tactics of war will. Rather, such thinking is a recipe for endless conflict... We are at war with al-Qaida and its extremist allies, and any comment to the contrary is just inaccurate. We will destroy that organization"; he then goes on to praise the Obama admin. for using hate crime laws to prosecute anybody doing anything against Am. Muslims; he also fields a question from Sheikh Omar Shahin, leader of the flying imams of 2006.
On May 26, 2010 Pres. Obama's deputy nat. homeland security advisor John O. Brennan gives a speech at the Center for Strategic and Internat. Studies in Washington, D.C., praising his master Pres. Obama to the skies, and attempting to justify Obama's Cairo speech of June 2009, with the soundbytes: "Our enemy is not terrorism, because terrorism is a tactic. Our enemy is not terror because terror is a state of mind, and as Americans we refuse to live in fear. Nor do we describe our enemy as 'jihadists' or 'Islamists' because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women, and children"; "Moreover, describing our enemy in religious terms would lend credence to the lie - propagated by al-Qaeda and its affiliates to justify terrorism - that the United States is somehow at war against Islam. The reality, of course, is that we never have been and will never be at war with Islam. After all, Islam, like so many faiths, is part of America. Instead, the President's strategy is clear and precise. Our enemy is al-Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates. For it was al-Qaeda who attacked us so viciously on 9/11 and whose desire to attack the United States, our allies, and our partners remains undiminished. And it is its affiliates who have taken up al-Qaeda's call to arms against the United States in other parts of the world."
Ding, dong, the witch is dead? On May 1, 2011 (23:40 p.m. EDT) (12:40 a.m. local time) 66 years after the announcement of Adolf Hitler's death) Pres. Obama announces that pesky al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden (b. 1957) was killed by 23 U.S. Navy SEALs, an interpreter, and a tracking dog named Cairo in Operation Neptune Spear around 3:30 p.m. EDT in a $200K (20M rupee) 10-bedroom 3K sq. ft. mansion compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan ("City of Pines", founded as a British garrison town in the 1840s and named after deputy commissioner Maj. James Abbott) in the Hazara district of the NW Frontier Province 31 mi. NE of Islamabad and 93 mi. E of Peshawar, located only a few hundred yards from the elite Kakul Military Academy, the Pakistani equivalent of West Point or Sandhurst; Pres. Obama remote-views the hit from his Situation Room along with secy. of state Hillary Clinton, deputy nat. security advisor John O. Brennan et al., with Brennan calling Obama's decision to green-light the hit one of the "gutsiest calls of any president in memory", later claiming that the U.S. troops had been "met with a great deal of resistance", and that bin Laden had used a woman as a human shield, later finding out that he misunderstood Am. William McRaven and that he was unarmed; on Nov. 6, 2014 bin Laden's killer is revealed to be Robert O'Neill (1976-); the town is HQ of a brigade of the 2nd Div. of the Northern Army Corps, and home to many retired officers; the $1M mansion built in 2006 is surrounded by 18 ft. walls topped with barbed wire(an ISI safe house?); in Aug. the U.S. got a tip about the mansion by tracking his personal couriers; Osama moved there in 2006 after U.S. drones drove him out of the mountains?; the CIA set up a spy house nearby to watch, and kept it secret from the Pakistani govt.; fabled Seal Team Six stages Operation Neptune's Spear with two special ops super-secret stealth helis and an unmanned drone; one heli hard-lands in the compound after mechanical failures; four are killed besides bin Laden, incl. his oldest son Hamza, a female used as a shield, courier Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti (only one to return fire) and his brother; the first shot at bin Laden misses, and he shoves a wife at the SEALS before being killed; four of his children and two wives are arrested, and his computer disks captured (the original al-Qaida or database?); on May 6 al-Qaida and the Taliban confirm bin Laden's death, promise retaliation; Pres. Obama remote-views the hit from his Situation Room along with secy. of state Hillary Clinton, deputy nat. security advisor John O. Brennan et al., with Brennan calling Obama's decision to green-light the hit one of the "gutsiest calls of any president in memory", later claiming that the U.S. troops had been "met with a great deal of resistance", and that bin Laden had used a woman as a human shield, later finding out that he misunderstood Am. William McRaven and that he was unarmed; on Nov. 6, 2014 bin Laden's killer is revealed to be Robert O'Neill (1976-); the town is HQ of a brigade of the 2nd Div. of the Northern Army Corps, and home to many retired officers; the $1M mansion built in 2006 is surrounded by 18 ft. walls topped with barbed wire(an ISI safe house?); in Aug. the U.S. got a tip about the mansion by tracking his personal couriers; Osama moved there in 2006 after U.S. drones drove him out of the mountains?; the CIA set up a spy house nearby to watch, and kept it secret from the Pakistani govt.; fabled Seal Team Six stages Operation Neptune's Spear with two special ops super-secret stealth helis and an unmanned drone; one heli hard-lands in the compound after mechanical failures; four are killed besides bin Laden, incl. his oldest son Hamza, a female used as a shield, courier Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti (only one to return fire) and his brother; the first shot at bin Laden misses, and he shoves a wife at the SEALS before being killed; four of his children and two wives are arrested, and his computer disks captured (the original al-Qaida or database?); on May 6 al-Qaida and the Taliban confirm bin Laden's death, promising retaliation; bin Laden leaves a will giving $29M to continue global jihad; Yemen praises bin Laden's killing, while the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas condemn it; Jordan says that it hopes Osama's death will end the "terror era"; on hearing the good news, thousands swarm Ground Zero in New York City to celebrate; in Nov. 2011 Navy Seal cmdr. Chuck Pfarrer pub. a book about the mission, saying that bin Laden was killed within 90 sec. of entering his home, only 12 bullets were fired, and they would have captured him if he had surrendered; the Pakistani govt. is not officially involved in the operation although it is suspected they helped locate the compound and knew of it, with elite Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) kept out of the loop on suspicion they were on bin Laden's side; in Mar. 2014 it is revealed that Ahmed Shuja Pasha, head of the ISI knew bin Laden's whereabouts along with other top officials; hundreds flock to Ground Zero to cheer his death; the intel community warns of possible retaliatory attacks; the first of five nat. security meetings about the compound was held on Mar. 14, and the attack was originally authorized in Mar. as a B2 stealth bomber strike, but Obama changed his mind since he wanted evidence that bin Laden was dead; bin Laden's Yemeni former teenie wife Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah (1983-) tries to protect him by rushing the SEALs and is shot in the leg, then is left behind when there is no room on the only remaining heli; the news causes U.S. financial markets to surge; on May 1 Pres. Obama gives a Speech on the Late Osama bin Laden, issuing the soundbyte "Justice has been done"; too bad, he repeats his dumbass soundbyte: "The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam", and adds the double dumbass soundbyte: "Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader, he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al-Qaida slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries including or own, so his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity" (he should know, he's a true Muslim?); also: "As we have stated repeatedly since the 9/11 terror attacks, bin Laden never represented Muslims or Islam"; on May 2 Obama adds that "This is a good day for America", adding "The world is safer. It is a better place because of the death of Osama bin Laden. Today we are reminded that as a nation, there's nothing we can't do when we put our shoulders to the wheel, when we work together. And we remember the sense of unity that defines us as Americans"; on May 4 Obama ends speculation by announcing that he won't release bin Laden's death photo, saying he has been ID'd by his wife and children and doesn't want to stir Muslim anger, "That's not who we are", "We don't need to spike the football"; an NBC Poll reveals that 64% agree with his decision; under Osama bin Laden's leadership, al-Qaida was responsible for 10K deaths and injuries in a dozen years; bin Laden's clothing had two phone numbers sewn into it, along with 500 Euros; on Obama's orders his body is quickly (within 24 hours of death) buried in the North Arabian Sea after ritual burial rites in accordance with Islamic practice, incl. the reading of Quran Sura 1 and its curse on Jews and Christians, despite Obama claiming he isn't a real Muslim, and despite Sunni doctrine that it's a "sin"; devout Muslims begin calling the site the "Martyr's Sea"; the quick disposal raises suspicions that it's all a hoax to save Obama's presidency despite govt. claims of DNA verification; on May 5 archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams say that the killing of unarmed bin Laden left a "very uncomfortable feeling"; on May 5 Pakistani army chiefs eat crow, er, warn the U.S. not to violate Pakistani sovereignty or face "the direst consequences", and call for cuts in U.S. military personnel inside the country, which doesn't stop the U.S. from staging a predator drone strike in NW Pakistan on May 6 that kills eight Talibani; analysis of the captured material from his compound shows that bin Laden was considering an attack on U.S. commuter trains on the 10th anniv. of 9/11; on May 6 Pres. Obama tells cheering solders of the 101st Airborne Div. at Ft. Campbell, Ky., awarding the Pres. Unit Citation to SEAL Team Six, calling them "the finest small fighting force in the history of the world", and shaking the hand of the lucky SEAL who killed bin Laden, uttering the soundbyte: "We're making progress in our major goal... of disrupting and dismantling, and we are going to ultimately defeat al-Qaida. We have cut off their head and we will ultimately defeat them"; meanwhile the U.S. Congress gets pissed-off at the complicity of the Pakistan govt., and prepares a list of sanctions incl. cutting aid; the initial lead of bin Laden's courier's nickname came from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed after waterboarding, causing the debate on waterboarding to resume; on May 7 the CIA releases photos and five videos found in bin Laden's compound showing him preening while shooting propaganda films, describing him as thinking of himself as a "head coach" to al-Qaida; on May 8 Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S. promises that "heads will roll" as Pakistan investigates how bin Laden could hide for years in his country, and also promises "zero tolerance"; on May 9 Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani calls bin Laden's killing "indeed justice done", but warns against any more unilateral strikes, saying they will be met with "full force"; it is revealed that after 9/11 the U.S. and Pakistan struck a secret deal to permit the U.S. to hunt and kill bin Laden on Pakistani soil; on May 11 the U.S. Senate Armed Forces Committee is allowed to view photos of dead bin Laden; a stash of porno is found in bin Laden's computer drives; on May 17 U.S. Sen. Majority Leader (D-Nev.) Harry Reid says that the U.S. needs a "good relationship" with Pakistan, and now "isn't the time to start flexing our muscles"; Pakistani army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani faces a colonel's revolt by the 11-man Corps Commanders for letting the U.S. raid happen; Calif. diver Bill Warren announces plans to spend $400K searching for bin Laden's body; Pakistan arrests the CIA informants who helped locate Obama, causing deputy CIA dir. Michael J. Morrell to rate Pakistan's cooperation with the U.S. on counterterrorism operations as 3 on a scale of 1-10; in 2013 Pakistan begins building a $30M amusement park in Abbottabad.
On Jan. 7, 2013 Pres. Obama nominates John O. Brennan as CIA dir. #5, causing the ACLU to call for the Senate to not confirm him until they have verified that "all of his conduct was within the law" when he worked for Pres. George W. Bush in 2003-5 and supported the transfer of terror suspects to countries that might torture them.
On Feb. 7, 2013 after a secret White House memo is leaked authorizing the killing of U.S. citizens abroad, and U.S. Sen. (D-Calif.) Dianne Feinstein defends drone strikes with the soundbyte that "the civilian casualties that result from these strikes each year have typically been in the single digits", the Senate Intelligence Committee holds a confirmation hearing for CIA nominee John O. Brennan, which is interrupted by protesters from Code Pink 5x; Brennan defends Pres. Obama's drone program, lying that not one single civilian ws killed in almost a year of drone strikes, and agreeing with U.S. Sen. (D-Ore.) Ron Wyden that the U.S. govt. should publicly acknowledge drone strikes when they happen, waffling on whether enhanced interrogations yield meaningful intel, waffling again on whether waterboarding qualifies as torture while expressing disgust and saying that it will not happen on his watch at the CIA.
On Feb. 9, 2013 Islam-watching ex-FBI agent John Guandolo (1966-) makes the claim that John Brennan, Pres. Obama's nominee for CIA dir. converted to Islam while in Saudi Arabia.
On Feb. 10, 2013 former U.S. vice pres. Dick Cheney utters the soundbyte that Pres. Obama's performance in picking a nat. security team is "dismal", because John Kerry, John Brennan, and Chuck Hagel are "second-rate people".
On Mar. 2, 2013 former CIA dir. John Brennan utters the soundbyte that Pres. Trump is "unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical".
On Mar. 7, 2013 after a 13-hour filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul (R-K.Y.), the U.S. Senate approves the nomination of Arabic-speaking North Bergen, N.J.-born John Owen Brennan (1955-) as CIA dir.; on Mar. 8 he asks to be sworn-in on a copy of the U.S. Constitution instead of the Bible to "reaffirm his commitment to the rule of law", becoming CIA dir. #5 (until Jan. 20, 2017).
On Dec. 6, 2015 (eve.) Pres. Obama delivers an Address on Terrorism from the Oval Office, his 3rd from the Oval Office, finally calling the San Bernardino Massacre terrorism, with the clueless soundbyte: "The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world", claiming that the Islamic jihadists adopted a form of violence that is "all too common" in the U.S., while hedging as usual by cluelessly calling it a "perversion of Islam", with the soundbyte: "The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it", ending with his usual moose hockey that Muslim-Ams. are just as good as non-Muslim Ams., and that it will play into ISIS' hands to blame Islam itself for jihad, not forgetting to make a play for more gun control laws; "Here's what else we cannot do. We cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam. That, too, is what groups like ISIL want. ISIL does not speak for Islam. They are thugs and killers, part of a cult of death, and they account for a tiny fraction of more than a billion Muslims around the world, including millions of patriotic Muslim Americans who reject their hateful ideology"; "But just as it is the responsibility of Muslims around the world to root out misguided ideas that lead to radicalization, it is the responsibility of all Americans of every faith to reject discrimination. It is our responsibility to reject religious tests on who we admit into this country. It's our responsibility to reject proposals that Muslim Americans should somehow be treated differently. Because when we travel down that road, we lose. That kind of divisiveness, that betrayal of our values plays into the hands of groups like ISIL. Muslim Americans are our friends and our neighbors, our co-workers, our sports heroes - and, yes, they are our men and women in uniform who are willing to die in defense of our country. We have to remember that"; "If we are to succeed in defeating terrorism, we must enlist Muslim communities as our strongest allies in rooting out misguided ideas that lead to radicalization."
On Dec. 7, 2015 (Pearl Harbor Day) Repub. pres. candidate Donald Trump calls for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on", with the soundbyte: "Our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life", pissing-off the PC police (who can't stand to hear the truth?), causing White House press secy. Josh Ernest on Dec. 8 to ridicule Trump for his "fake hair" and compare him to a "carnival barker", saying "What Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president.", adding "The Trump campaign for months now has had a dustbin-of-history quality to it", claiming that his proposal would violate his oath of office to defend the U.S. Constitution; the Muslim World begins pulling every string they have to start a war to defeat Trump and open the gates wide to mass Muslim immigration, with Pres. Obama and Hillary Clinton leading the charge along with their Deep State backed by evil globalist puppetmaster George Soros, a war that takes no prisoners and seizes on any subterfuge to lie to the American people and trample the Constitution to get what they want, and doesn't end until ?: meanwhile on Dec. 7 U.S. Homeland Security secy. Jeh Johnson gets busy kissing Muslim butt at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in Sterling, Va., asking Muslims to betray Allah and report fellow Muslims suspected of going jihadist, while a massive petition drive in Britain to ban him from entering gains 360K signatures in 24 hours before being killed by the govt.; meanwhile another petition drive to close the borders of the U.K. until ISIS is defeated gains 450+ signatures since Nov. 28; too bad, it's a basic absolute power of the U.S. Congress to bar entry of persons they deem a threat to nat. security, with the Bill of Rights being irrelevant for foreign nationals outside U.S. borders, so the blizzard of so-called scholars in the PC media sanctimoniously pronouncing Trump's plan as unconstitutional are full of moose hockey?; CIA dir. John O. Brennan is a key player in the anti-Trump war that tries to make it about him rather than about Muslims, but is about Muslims all along, revealing the irony in the anti-Trump shaming slogan "It's not who we are".
In spring 2016 Hillary Clinton lover John O. Brennan begins pushing the FBI to open an investigation of Trump campaign collusion with Russia, shaking down foreign intel officials for dirt on Trump and coming up with nothing, with FBI agent Peter Strzok telling his lover Lisa Page "There's no there there", which doesn't stop him from accepting fake intel from British spy Christopher Steele (a 35-page dossier of salacious allegations about Trump and Russia) and using a Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff based on Steele's story to approach U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, causing the latter to write an open letter to FBI dir. James Comey on Aug. 27, 2016 calling for an FBI investigation into Trump's campaign, containing the soundbyte: "The evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign continues to mount and has led Michael Morrell, the former Acting Central Intelligence Director, to call Trump an ‘unwitting agent’ of Russia and the Kremlin. The prospect of a hostile government actively seeking to undermine our free and fair elections represents one of the gravest threats to our democracy since the Cold War and it is critical for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use every resource available to investigate this matter thoroughly and in a timely fashion."
On Jan. 23, 2017 U.S. Rep. (R-Kan.) (2011-17) Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (1963-) becomes U.S. CIA dir. #6 (until Apr. 26, 2018), succeeding John O. Brennan.
On Mar. 20, 2017 FBI dir. James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee, revealing that the FBI is investigating "the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts."
On Apr. 3, 2017 ex-CIA dir. John O. Brennan gives an interview to "BBC Newsnight", calling Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban "simplistic and wrongheaded", claiming that Trump's insistence on using the term "radical Islamic terrorism" helps legitimize ISIS.
On May 23, 2017 John O. Brennan testifies before the House Intelligence Committee, refusing to use the word "collusion" to describe the Trump campaign's relationship with Russia, but adding "I know that therre was a sufficient basis of information and intelligence that required further investigation by the bureau to determine whether or not U.S. persons were actively conspiring, colluding with Russian officials."
On Dec. 20, 2017 after a speech by U.S. U.N. ambassador #29 (since Jan. 27) Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (nee Randhawa) (1973-) bemoaning the U.N.'s longtime hostility to Israel and threatening the it with defunding, saying that the U.S. will be "taking names" of nations that vote for it, the U.N. Gen. Assembly votes 128-9-35 (U.S., Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Togo vote against, 22 of 28 EU countries incl. U.K., France, and Germany vote for, five EU states, Australia, Canada, Colombia, and Mexico abstain, 21 delegations are absent) to adopt U.N. Gen. Assembly Resolution ES-10/L.22, titled "Status of Jerusalem", submitted by Yemen and Turkey, declaring "null and void" all actions intended to alter Jerusalem's character, status, or demographic composition, asking nations not to follow Pres. Trump and establish diplomatic missions in Jerusalem, claiming his decision risks igniting a religious war in the Middle East "that has no boundaries" (Palestinian foreign affairs minister Riad al-Malki), whining about the "negative tends" imperiling the Two-State Solution; on Dec. 21, 2017 after creating an account on Twitter, John O. Brennan tweets the soundbyte (his 2nd): "Trump Admin threat to retaliate against nations that exercise sovereign right in UN to oppose US position on Jerusalem is beyond outrageous. Shows @realDonaldTrump expects blind loyalty and subservience from everyone - qualities usually found in narcissistic, vengeful autocrats."
On Jan. 9, 2018 Pres. Trump holds an hour-long Conference on Immigration with Repub. and Dem. lawmakers, opening it to the press, calling for "a bill of life" that addresses DACA while ending chain migration, secures the border by building a wall, and cancels the visa lottery program; at the private meeting he allegedly utters the soundbyte: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?", referring to Haiti and Africa, adding that he prefers people from countries like Norway, pissing-off the PC police, who call him a racist and ignore the fact that he's right because that's what they are?; on Jan. 11 Trump enemy John O. Brennan tweets the soundbyte: "Lady Liberty, our founding fathers, and generations of right-thinking Americans are all weeping tonight over the atrocious comments attributed to Donald Trump, who continues to demonstrate daily that he is a deeply flawed person"; Trump really said shithouse?; several meeting attendees later deny hearing the s-word; speaking of shithole, Dirty Denver, Colo., known for being run by leftist Dems. makes the city a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants, and makes them feel welcome by reducing punishment for public shitting.
On Feb. 20, 2018 after Pres. Trump tweets that he has been tougher on Russia then Pres. Obama, ex-CIA dir. John O. Brennan tweets the soundbyte: "It never ceases to amaze me how successful you have been making yourself so small, petty, and banal with your tweets. Your insecurity is well deserved, as is your concern over Russia investigation."
On Mar. 13, 2018 (a.m.) after he returns from a trip to Africa, going beyond the White House in blaming Russia for poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal, and declining to say whether his son-in-law Jared Kushner has spoiled U.S. diplomatic interests, Pres. Trump fires Rex Tillerson on Twitter, replacing him as U.S. secy. of state #70 with CIA dir. #6 (since Jan. 23, 2017) Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (1963-), and appointing Gina Cheri Haspel (nee Walker) (1956-) as acting CIA dir. #7 (first woman), taking office on Apr. 26; Pompeo is confirmed by the U.S. Senate by 57-42, taking office on Apr. 26 (until ?), and Haspel takes office on May 21 (until ?).
On Mar. 16, 2018 (night) despite announcing his resignation on Jan. 29, two days before qualifying for his early pension, deputy FBI dir. Andrew George McCabe (1968-) is fired by U.S. atty. gen. Jeff Sessions for "lack of candor" (misleading investigators about his decision to allow FBI officials to give info. to the media about the Clinton Foundation) claiming a political frameup; Pres. Trump tweets "A great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy", causing Trump's archenemy John O. Brennan to tweet to Trump the soundbyte on Mar. 17: "When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but will not destroy America... America will triumph over you."
On Apr. 27, 2018 the House Selective Committee on Intelligence, chaired since Jan. 3, 2015 by U.S. Rep. (R-Calif.) (since Jan. 3, 2003) Devin Gerald Nunes (1973-) pub. its Final Report on Russian Election Meddling, finding no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016, causing Trump foe John O. Brennan to tweet: "A highly partisan, incomplete, and deeply flawed report by a broken House Committee means nothing. The Special Counsel's work is being carried out by professional investigators - not political staffers. SC's findings will be comprehensive & authoritative. Stay tuned, Mr. Trump...."; the report also claims that nat. intel dir. James Clapper leaked the Christopher Steele dossier to CNN after Pres. Obama made him present the material to Donald Trump in Trump Tower on Jan. 6, 2017, after which CNN ran a story on Jan. 10 about the briefing, incl. the allegation of hos in Trump's Moscow hotel room; Clapper denies it; on Apr. 27 John O. Brennan issues a tweet with the soundbyte: "Mr. Trump: Your hypocrisy knows no bounds. Jim Clapper is a man of integrity, honesty, ethics, & morality. You are not. Jim Clapper served his country for over a half century, including in Vietnam. You did not. By your words & behavior, you diminish the Office of the Presidency"; on Aug. 17 Senate Intelligence Committee chmn. (since Jan. 3, 2015) (R-N.C.) Sen. (since Jan. 3, 2005) Richard Mauze Burr (1955-) publicly rebukes Brennan for his sour grapes statement that "there is no doubt" that Pres. Trump colluded with the Kremlin and that he is being blackmailed by Vladimir Putin, despite his nonpartisan committee spending over a year investigating the issue, asking why he didn't present any evidence in his hours of testimony before both the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, with the soundbyte: "If Director Brennan’s statement is based on intelligence he received while still leading the CIA, why didn't he include it in the Intelligence Community Assessment released in 2017? If his statement is based on intelligence he has seen since leaving office, it constitutes an intelligence breach. If he has some other personal knowledge of or evidence of collusion, it should be disclosed to the Special Counsel, not The New York Times."
On Apr. 27, 2018 retired top CIA, FBI, DOJ, and NSA officials incl. Kevin Shipp hold a press conference to demand that U.S. atty.-gen. Jeff Sessions prosecute top Obama admin. officials for attempting "an ongoing coup to remove a duly elected president", adding: "This is, at worst, treason with senior officials in the shadow government or Deep State... We have not seen anything like this since the presidency of John F. Kennedy."
On May 14, 2018 the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Israel officially opens amid violent Palestinian protests at the Gaza border that kill 62 Palestinians, incl. three armed terrorists trying to plant a bomb near the border fence, after which on May 15 the Palestinians stage a big funeral to gain internat. sympathy, with Hamas claiming that "50 Hamas martyrs during the Million Man March of Return on May 14", causing Turkey to call for an emergency meeting of the OIC as Israel and Turkey expel each other's ambassadors; on May 14 Trump critic John O. Brennan tweets the soundbyte: "Deaths in Gaza result of utter disregard of Messers Trump & Netanyahu for Palestinian rights & homeland. By moving Embassy to Jerusalem, Trump played politics, destroyed US peacemaker role. New generation of Israelis/Palestinians need to isolate extremists to find path to peace"; on May 15 U.S. U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley utters the soundbyte at the U.N. Security Council before walking out on the Palestinian rep: "Hamas has attacked the Kerem Shalom crossing, the biggest entry point in Gaza for fuel, food, and medical supplies. This is how determined they are to make the lives of the Palestinian people miserable. They light Molotov cocktails attached to kites on fire and attempt to fly them into Israel to cause as much destruction as possible. W hen asked yesterday why he put a swastika on his burning kite, the terrorist responded, 'The Jews go crazy when you mention Hitler.' This is what is endangering the people of Gaza. Make no mistake: Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday. I ask my colleagues here in the Security Council, who among us would accept this type of activity on your border? No one would. No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has"; Israel is officially regathered for 70 years in fulfillment of the Biblical book of Daniel's 70 Weeks Prophecy?
On May 20, 2018 Pres. Trump issues a tweet with the soundbyte: "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!", causing John O. Brennan to tweet the reply: "Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions."
On May 21, 2018 Pres. Trump issues a tweet which shares a quote from ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who slammed ex-CIA dir. John O. Brennan: "John Brennan is panicking. He has disgraced himself, he has disgraced the Country, he has disgraced the entire Intelligence Community. He is the one man who is largely responsible for the destruction of American's faith in the Intelligence Community and in some people at the top of the FBI"; "Brennan started this entire debacle about President Trump. We now know that Brennan had detailed knowledge of the (phony) Dossier...he knows about the Dossier, he denies knowledge of the Dossier, he briefs the Gang of 8 on the Hill about the Dossier, which they then used to start an investigation about Trump"; "It is that simple. This guy is the genesis of this whole Debacle. This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation. Brennan has disgraced himself, he's worried about staying out of Jail."
On May 22-23, 2018 Pres. Trump announces his Spygate conspiracy theory on Twitter, claiming that the Obama admin. planted a paid spy inside his 2016 pres. campaign to assist his rival Hillary Clinton to win the election, and that starting in Dec. 2015 there was a counter-intel operation inside his campaign; top congressmen of both major parties pooh-pooh his claims, clearing the FBI of misconduct, although they acknowledge that an FBI informant approached three Trump campaign advisors in 2016 in a covert effort to investigate Russian interference in the election.
On June 1, 2018 ex-CIA dir. John O. Brennan pub. an op-ed in The Washington Post slamming "Mr. Trump" (he refuses to call him president) as a "snake-oil salesman" who has shown "mean-spirited, malicious, and highly abnormal behavior" who "lies routinely to the American people without compunction" while "intentionally fueling divisions", claiming that Trump's election "dealt a serious blow" to "the esteem with which I held the presidency", adding "Almost immediately, I began to see a startling aberration from the remarkable, though human, presidents I had served. Mr. Trump's lifelong preoccupation with aggrandizing himself seemed to intensify in office, and he quickly leveraged his 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. address and his Twitter handle to burnish his brand and misrepresent reality"; not only that, but Trump "charts his every move according to a calculus of how it will personally help or hurt him. His strategy is to undercut real, potential and perceived opponents; his focus is to win at all costs, irrespective of truth, ethics, decency and - many would argue - the law", comparing him to "deamagogues" who "routinely relied on lies, deceit, and suppression of political opposition to cast themselves as populist heroes and to mask self-serving priorities"; "By gaining control of intelligence and security services, stifling the independence of the judiciary and discrediting a free press, these authoritarian rulers followed a time-tested recipe for how to inhibit democracy's development, retard individual freedoms and liberties, and reserve the spoils of corrupt governance for themselves and their ilk", concluding: "I will speak out until integrity returns to the White House"; on June 2 Pres. Trump tweets back, quoting conservative commentator Dan Bongino, who appeared on "Fox & Friends" earlier that day: "John Brennan, no single figure in American history has done more to discredit the intelligence community than this liar. Not only is he a liar, he's a liar about being a liar."
On June 16, 2018 after Pres. Trump boasts about his poll numbers and his supporters in a tweet, Trump-hater John O. Brennan tweets the soundbyte: "All Americans - not just your supporters - deserve a President who is honest, ethical, selfless, & substantive. Our country faces daunting domestic & international challenges. If there is a scintilla of decency left in you, you would focus on your responsibilities, not on yourself."
On June 23, 2018 Pres. Trump tweets the soundbyte: ".@FoxNews Poll numbers plummet on the Democrat inspired and paid for Russian Witch Hunt. With all of the bias, lying and hate by the investigators, people want the investigators investigated. Much more will come out. A total scam and excuse for the Dems losing the Election!", causing Trump enemy John O. Brennan to tweet the reply "Your fear of exposure is palpable. Your desperation even more so. When will those of conscience among your Cabinet, inner circle, and Republican leadership realize that your unprincipled and unethical behavior as well as your incompetence are seriously damaging our Nation."
On July 16, 2018 the Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki, Finland, hosted by Finnish pres. (since Mar. 1, 2012) Sauli Niinisto sees Trump side with Putin on the Ritz against his own Obama-Hillary-infiltrated intel agencies, uttering the soundbyte that he didn't say any reason why it would be Russia that interfered with the 2016 U.S. election, pissing-off traitors in the U.S. govt., who expose themselves by calling him a traitor, incl. John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and John Brennan, who calls Trump's comments "imbecilic" and explicitly uses the T-word, while overlooking the fact that he voted for Communist Party USA candidate Gus Hall for U.S. pres. in 1976; McCain calls it "One of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory", adding "No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant"; Trump calls Brennan a "total lowlife"; most of these same critics called Pres. George W. Bush a traitor for believing his intel services when they claimed that Iraq had WMD; Trump later corrects himself, saying that he meant to say he didn't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.
On Aug. 14, 2018 Craig Unger pub. House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia, which claims that Pres. Trump is Russia's asset in the White House, having been bought way back in the late 1980s by the Russian mafia, who used him for money laundering via his real estate empire, causing him to seek a govt. position with placement in Moscow in 1986, and take a call from Senate minority leader Bob Dole in 1987, meaning he had political aspirations.
On Aug. 15, 2018 Pres. Trump revokes the security clearance of Trump-hating pro-Muslim ex-CIA dir. John O. Brennan, whom U.S. Sen. Rand Paul called "the most biased, bigoted, over-the-top, hyperbolic sort of unhinged director of the CIA we've ever had", with Trump saying that he "has recently leveraged his status... to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations, wild outbursts on the Internet and on television about this admin.", causing U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) to tell CNN that Brennan is a "butthead" who has given the intel community "a bad name", and Rand Paul to issue a new soundbyte: "I think John Brennan's actually a national security risk to the country and we are safer because his security clearance is gone. And the reason I say that is because, in 2012, he actually released information to other ex-CIA agents who went on TV and said, 'We have a double agent in Yemen'. Well, at the time, there was a double agent in Yemen at his life, his or her, I don't know who it was, but their life was put in risk because John Brennan's releasing information that he shouldn't. John Brennan also was involved with illegally looking at Democrats computers who were investigating CIA torture, and then, lying about it before the committee"; on Aug. 15 Brennan tweets the soundbyte: "This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent"; on Aug. 16 retired 4-star adm. William McRaven (known for overseeing the Osama bin Laden raid) pub. an op-ed in The Washington Post on Aug. 16 protesting Trump's actions, with the soundbyte that he stands with Brennan, and that "I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency"; meanwhile 13 former CIA dirs. and deputy dirs. incl. William Webster, Porter Goss, Gen. Michael Hayden, John McLaughlin, Leon Panetta, Gen. David Petraeus, Gen. James Clapper, Michael Morrell, Avril Haines, David Cohen, George Tenet, Stephen Kappes, and Robert Gates release a statement denouncing Trump's actions, with the soundbyte that they had "nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances - and everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech", adding: "We have never before seen the approval or removal of security clearances used as a political tool, as was done in this case. This action is quite clearly a signal to other former and current officials" to stay silent, stressing that decisions on security clearances "should be based on national security concerns and not political views."
On Aug. 16, 2018 pissed-off anti-Trump Obama-Hillary shill John O. Brennan pub. an op-ed in The New York Times, attempting to connect his security clearance revocation to the Robert Muller investigation and the Omarosa revelations, calling Pres. Trump's denial of Russian collusion "hogwash", with the soundbyte: "Mr. Trump clearly has become more desperate to protect himself and those close to him, which is why he made the politically motivated decision to revoke my security clearance in an attempt to scare into silence others who might dare to challenge him"; meanwhile U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata gives an interview to "Fox & Friends", calling former CIA dir. John O. Brennan a "clear and present danger" to the U.S. who wants to "overthrow" Pres. Trump, adding: "I've made my feelings known about Mr. Brennan. I think most Americans look at our national intelligence experts as being above politics. Mr. Brennan has demonstrated that that's not the case. He's been totally political. I think I called him a butthead and I meant it. I think he's given the national intelligence community a bad name"; on Aug. 17 former U.S. Army Ranger Kris "Tanto" Paronto, hero of the 9/11/12 Battle of Benghazi gives an interview to Fox News, blasting John O. Brennan for calling Pres. Trump treasonous, saying that if anybody's been treasonous in the federal govt. it's him, citing his support for Communists and Islam; on Aug. 16 he responds to Brennan's tweet about his principles being worth far more than clearances with the soundbyte: "Benghazi remains a dark stain on Brennan, Hillary and Obama's time in government"; on Aug. 17 Pres. Trump utters the soundbyte to reporters about Brennan's complaints of being silenced: "There's no silence. If anything, I'm giving them a bigger voice. Many people don't even know who he is, and now he has a bigger voice, and that's okay with me, because I like taking on voices like that. I've never respected him", pointing to the statements of Repub. N.C. Sen. Richard Burr, chmn. of the Senate Intelligence Committee, with the soundbyte: "Senator Burr said it best: If you knew anything, why didn't you report it when you were before all of these committees, including their committee. So he had a chance to report. He never did"; on Aug. 18 Trump tweets the soundbyte: "Has anyone looked at the mistakes that John Brennan made while serving as CIA Director? He will go down as easily the WORST in history & since getting out, he has become nothing less than a loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country!"
On Aug. 19, 2018 U.S. Senate Homeland Security Chmn. (since Jan. 3, 2015) Sen. (R-Wisc.) (since Jan. 3, 2011) Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson (1955-) gives an interview to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, saying that he has "no problem" with Pres. Trump pulling John O. Brennan's security clearance, with the soundbyte: "I do believe that former CIA Director John Brennan abused his privilege. When you're an ex-CIA director and you are going on all the cable news shows and acting as partisan as he is and accusing the president of the United States of treasonous behavior, high crimes and misdemeanors- last time I checked, treason was punishable by death - you just crossed a line. And you know, there is a difference between being eligible for receiving classified information and gaining access to it. Let's face it, nobody was going to be consulting with John Brennan. He didn't need access to any classified information, not during this administration. So, I have no problem that the president pulled his clearance", going on to add that he doesn't want the pulling of security clearances to become "routine" or "politicized".
On Aug. 20, 2018 after hearing rumors that he's going to sue him, Pres. Tweet tweets the soundbyte: "I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country's history, brings a lawsuit. It will then be very easy to get all of his records, texts, emails and documents to show not only the poor job he did, but how he was involved with the Mueller Rigged Wiatch Hunt. He won't sue!" "Everybody wants to keep their Security Clearance, it's worth great prestige and big dollars, even board seats, and that is why certain people are coming forward to protect Brennan. It certainly isn't because of the good job he did! He is a political 'hack'"; on Aug. 20 he follows with the tweet: "Everybody wants to keep their Security Clearance, it’s worth great prestige and big dollars, even board seats, and that is why certain people are coming forward to protect Brennan. It certainly isn't because of the good job he did! He is a political 'hack'."
On Aug. 21, 2018 Pres. Trump tweets the soundbyte: "Even James Clapper has admonished John Brennan for having gone totally off the rails. Maybe Clapper is being nice to me so he doesn’t lose his Security Clearance for lying to Congress!"