RUSH LIMBAUGH ON DNI JAMES CLAPPER: “WE ARE SCREWED.”
RUSH: You know why he didn’t know anything about it? ‘Cause the regime didn’t figure out any way to use it for their reelection campaign. Who could forget the December 21 — well, who coulda missed ’em when they wanted, the terror attacks in London they reputed, and he doesn’t know about it, the National Intelligence Director, and then he comes out and says that the Muslim Brotherhood is secular, meaning they’re not tied to Islam in any way. They’re not Islamists, they’re secular, they’re good guys. Man, are we screwed if something really serious ever happened, we are screwed.
—RushLimbaugh.com, “Clueless Clapper Calls Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood ‘Secular,'” February 10, 2011
Is this America? Why is our Director of National Intelligence so darn stupid? And when he says something stupid–and dangerous–why does almost every media outlet in the country cover for him?
I posted here about 12 hours earlier: CLAP OFF THE CLAPPER: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper must go. It was big news. Our Director of National Intelligence said that the Muslim Brotherhood–MUSLIM Brotherhood, dedicated to establishing sharia law throughout the world–is a nonviolent, secular organization.
The remark was so stupid that his office immediately sought to clarify DNI Clapper’s remarks. The story has been on almost every site on the right side of the blogosphere. Many sites called for Clapper’s resignation, and I joined in that call.
I checked Friday’s newspapers for “Clapper” and “Muslim Brotherhood” and “secular.” The Associated Press never reported it. The New York Times never reported it. The Washington Post never reported it.
Here’s the Google News check for “Clapper” and “Muslim Brotherhood” and “secular”:
Terrorism: How Much Trouble Are We In?…Quite a Bit
Family Security Matters – 1 hour ago
The notion that the Muslim Brotherhood is “heterogeneous” and “largely secular,” besides being untruthful, is pathetically laughable. …
Family Security Matters – 1 hour ago
Let’s be clear – the Muslim Brotherhood is NOT secular. The Muslim Brotherhood’s English language websitehighlights their bylaws, which state: ‘The Muslim …
Clapper downplays criticism that US intel services missed warning signs of …
DailyIndia.com – 2 hours ago
Earlier, the Obama administration had corrected its own intelligence chief after he claimed that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is “largely secular.” Clapper …
Protesters fan across Cairo on ‘Friday of martyrs’
NEWS.com.au – 2 hours ago
But the DNI later said that while the Muslim Brotherhood tried to work within a government that was largely secular, Clapper was “well aware that the Muslim …
America the Invisible
theTrumpet.com – 4 hours ago
In that same hearing, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper described the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as a “largely secular” group that has …
FrontPage Magazine Leftist Dupes: From the Communist Brotherhood to the Muslim Brotherhood
FrontPage Magazine – 4 hours ago
Even his director of national intelligence, James Clapper, “clarified” for the Congress on Thursday that the ultra-Islamic Brotherhood is “largely secular” …
Ynetnews US spy chief: Muslim Brotherhood secular
Ynetnews – Yitzhak Benhorin – 4 hours ago
Clapper, who heads the organization commanding 16 American intelligence and investigation agencies, told the committee that the Muslim Brotherhood “have …
Charlotte Observer Myrick uses Egypt to grill officials
Charlotte Observer – Barbara Barrett – 4 hours ago
“Let’s be clear – the Muslim Brotherhood is NOT secular. … The administration is playing with fire here.” Last week, Myrick released a video on her …
Clapper’s crass bro’hood bungle
New York Post – 4 hours ago
… but Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s claim yesterday on Capitol Hill that the Muslim Brotherhood is “largely secular” and has “eschewed …
Obama’s worst day
Pajamas Media – 4 hours ago
(Brian Fairchild has more of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “largely secular” greatest hits.) Understandably, Clapper’s media flacks are now trying to walk back …
Crisis Flummoxes White House
Wall Street Journal – Adam Entous, Jay Solomon – 4 hours ago
Mr. Clapper “is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.” Tom Malinowski, the Washington advocacy director of Human Rights …
Numbness on the Nile
Patriot Post – Oliver North – 5 hours ago
He is well aware that the Muslim brotherhood is not a secular organization.” Shortly after Clapper’s astounding claim, CIA Director Leon Panetta told the …
Lights Out for the Middle Eastâ€™s Christians?
National Review Online – Rich Lowry – 5 hours ago
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says the Muslim Brotherhood is “largely secular.” This is a description that doesn’t even quite apply to …
The Muslim Brotherhood gets a PR makeover from the Obama administration
Telegraph.co.uk (blog) – Nile Gardiner – 6 hours ago
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper gave an extraordinary testimony on Thursday before a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill …
Faster, Please! The Spooks’ Black Thursday
Pajamas Media – Michael Ledeen – 6 hours ago
… while DNI (Director of National Intelligence) General James Clapper declared the Muslim Brotherhood “largely secular” and has “eschewed violence. …
No Washington Post? No New York Times? Not even on all of their political blogs? Nothing?
This isn’t Lindsay Lohan. (They all reported Lindsay Lohan.) This isn’t Christina Aguilera. (They all reported Christina Aguilera.) THIS IS OUR NATIONAL SECURITY!
Hey, lamestream media! Sarah Palin misspelled a word on her Twitter account! I want 1,000 stories in the next half-hour!
MSNBC WATCH: Rachel Maddow–who’s so smart, and we’re all so stupid, dontcha know–just can’t figure out why Israel is so alarmed by the Muslim Brotherhood. “The Egyptian military is probably more invested in keeping peace with Israel than any other institution in the whole country. (…) So why the suspicion if the Egyptian military takes charge that peace agreement would be at risk?” Maddow then interviewed Shibley Telhami of the Brookings Institution, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland.
Who killed Anwar Sadat? The Muslim Brotherhood. Why did the Muslim Brotherhood kill Anwar Sadat? Because he attempted peace with Israel. You’d think Maddow would bring this up, but she doesn’t.
Maddow still can’t figure out why the Muslim Brotherhood and the army would risk a billion dollars annually in U.S. military aid to attack Israel. Rachel, I’ve got another mystery for you. Why are there suicide bombers who blow themselves up in order to kill others? It’s not in their economic interests! Why would anyone pilot an airplane into the World Trade Center? It’s not in their economic interest!
Did this woman get a Ph.D. in politics from Stanford University? Is she next in line for Director of National Intelligence?
You can write this off and say “liberalism is a mental disorder,” but this affects our very lives.
Our Director of National Intelligence seems to be getting whitewashed intelligence and is patently clueless.
Our media–knowing the incredibly faulty and dangerous level of our intelligence–covers it up to support the Democrat in the White House.
This cannot be accepted by any American.