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John Brennan's extremism and dishonesty


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#1    OverSword

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

From the article:

Prior to President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, a controversy erupted over reports that he intended to appoint John Brennan as CIA director. That controversy, in which I participated, centered around the fact that Brennan, as a Bush-era CIA official, had expressly endorsed Bush's programs of torture (other than waterboarding) and rendition and also was a vocal advocate of immunizing lawbreaking telecoms for their role in the illegal Bush NSA eavesdropping program. As a result, Brennan withdrew his name from consideration, issuing a bitter letter blaming "strong criticism in some quarters prompted by [his] previous service with the" CIA.
This "victory" of forcing Brennan's withdrawal proved somewhat Pyrrhic, as Obama then appointed him as his top counter-terrorism adviser, where he exerted at least as much influence as he would have had as CIA Director, if not more. In that position, Brennan last year got caught outright lying when he claimed Obama's drone program caused no civilian deaths in Pakistan over the prior year. He also spouted complete though highly influential falsehoods to the world in the immediate aftermath of the Osama bin Laden killing, including claiming that bin Laden "engaged in a firefight" with Navy SEALS and had "used his wife as a human shield". Brennan has also been in charge of many of Obama's most controversial and radical policies, including "signature strikes" in Yemen - targeting people without even knowing who they are - and generally seizing the power to determine who will be marked for execution without any due process, oversight or transparency.


As it typically does in the US National Security State, all of that deceit and radicalism is resulting not in recrimination or loss of credibility for Brennan, but in reward and promotion. At 1 pm EST today, Obamawill announce that he has selected Brennan to replace Gen. David Petraeus as CIA chief: the same position for which, four short years ago, Brennan's pro-torture-and-rendition past rendered him unfit and unconfirmablehttp://www.guardian....ctor-nomination

Edited by OverSword, 09 January 2013 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

:hmm: .................................................................. :cry:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Another example of Obama telling the world to %^&&&^$ themselves.... "you don't tell me! I tell YOU"  Such a lovely person....

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

More evidence of the immoral vacuum in which Obama governs.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Obama either loves these types or likes to appoint people who could easily be marked as fall guys, or both. He never accepts blame towards his own incompetence even if his only incompetence is appointing the incompetent or those he can easily blackmail. He doesn't give a **** what we think. Maybe O's not incompetent. What we label as his incompetence he labels as a sweet chess move.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

Regardless of why he selected Brennan, (IMO) Obama is a very dangerous man, and an even more dangerous president.

No telling what damage he will do to this country before his term is up (thats if he hasn't made himself president for life by then)

Edited by praetorian-legio XIII, 09 January 2013 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

View Postpraetorian-legio XIII, on 09 January 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

Regardless of why he selected Brennan, (IMO) Obama is a very dangerous man, and an even more dangerous president.

No telling what damage he will do to this country before his term is up (thats if he hasn't made himself president for life by then)

True enough, but in the end Obama is but a puppet being controlled by puppet masters we can only speculate about, just like his predecessors.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 10 January 2013 - 01:50 PM, said:

True enough, but in the end Obama is but a puppet being controlled by puppet masters we can only speculate about, just like his predecessors.
Rich white puppet masters playing the race card, masterfully I might add.





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