Obama’s Transition Team Terrorist

Contributed by CeCi

Remember the “paper” condemning “right wing extremists”? 

If Republicans return to their conservative roots (elephants don’t forget!)or a third party assumes that mantra, perhaps it will consider adding to “Don’t Tread On Me” with Remember … (as in the Maine) Obamacare, Cap and Trade, TARP no Stimulus no ?, Cash for Clunkers, 25,000 New Jobs (not created but saved? Oops, that includes anyone who got a raise, oops didn’t Congress give themselves a raise as well as made sure their healthcare benefits remain unchanged no matter what happens to yours?), Afghanistan Indecision – 10 weeks and holding, FT. HOOD – All Change You Can Believe In!

Do you remember the Homeland Security paper (April 2009) that warned about “right wing extremists” and the threat that they may pose to the government? Among other things, the report said, “The return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.” That is on top of warning about, “The possibility of violence by unnamed “right-wing extremists” concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty.” Read here for more… http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=94803 

Isn’t it strange that citizens like you and me can be referred to as terrorists, yet a Muslim mass murderer can’t be?  It is politically correct to trash U.S. citizens and America as a whole, but it is hate talk, bordering on a terrorist act, to speak out against an administration that is destroying what we and – especially – our military has fought for generations to preserve. Why is the Department of Homeland Security using the “T” word when talking about our troops when they refuse to call the actual terrorists what they are?

Now get this… Nidal Hasan, the killer at Fort Hood, was on 0bama’s Homeland Security Transition team, part of the same group responsible for moving Homeland Security toward white and conservative groups as being “dangerous.” The report that Hasan took part in was released just six months ago.

The file attached below names him on page 29 as a participant. It is a long report, so I have extracted a few excerpts for you to see below. No wonder they are trying to cover this whole thing up and say he had post- (that would actually be pre-) traumatic-stress syndrome. Our government is actually trying to convince us that PTSD is contagious! 

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The second item below states that the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee (one of eight lawmakers in the House and Senate who are briefed on intelligence activities deemed too sensitive to share with the full intelligence committees), is being denied access to “critical information” being withheld by the Obama administration on the Fort Hood murders allegedly committed by Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan . He is demanding that the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Agency and the Director of National Intelligence preserve documents relating to the incident for use in potential congressional investigation.

“President Obama said people should not jump to conclusions about what happened at Fort Hood, but the administration is in possession of critical information related to the attack that they are refusing to release to Congress or the American people,” Hoekstra said in a statement. “I intend to push for intense review of this and other issues related to the performance of the intelligence community and whether or not information necessary for military, state and local officials to provide for the security of the post was provided to them.”

The Michigan lawmaker sent a letter Saturday to the top administration intelligence officials, saying he saw “serious issues” with their performance related to the Fort Hood murders, and indicating that the intelligence community had refused to comply with his request to review certain information related to the case.

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Founded in 2003, The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) is a nonpartisan “think and do” tank whose mission is to build bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through an interdisciplinary approach. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, HSPI creates innovative strategies and solutions to current and future threats to the nation.


PROCEEDINGS REPORT OF THE HSPI PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION TASK FORCE – April 2008-January 2009
Issued May 19, 2009

Recommendations The President should:
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employ a strategy that amplifies voices within the Muslim world that seek to counter radicalization and recruitment, and that exercises care regarding the use of lexicon;
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foster respect for and adherence to international law in the form of longstanding, fundamental and widely accepted norms; and
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engage productively with international organizations and institutions to build security abroad

 

Flynn urged the next administration to identify the things Americans value and to reinvest in them, because these are the same values that the rest of the world admires. Crowley specified, saying it was imperative for the next ad-ministration to practice transparency and the rule of law, which means closing Guantanamo Bay. HSPI Director Frank Cilluffo went further, stating that we ought to abandon the label “Global War on Terror”, which has the effect of elevating our adversaries and isolating our allies. In response, Crowley agreed and suggested the British term, “struggle against violent extremism,” as a more viable” alternative. Fundamentally,” said Flynn, “We must step back and be an open society that engages the world.” 
 

 In the current “information tempest,” America is required to communicate more effectively in a variety of new ways. U.S. public diplomacy must be nimble in an era where winning public support is “increasingly more important.” Among her recommendations towards that effort, Lord proposed “USA World Trust” a new non-profit organization to complement current U.S. public diplomacy efforts. With a goal of bringing “together new voices and talent,” Lord sees the World Trust as a dynamic agency that could tap into existing expertise and “translate it into useful formats for public diplomacy professionals” in the field. The new organization would also work with the private and non-governmental sector, provide grants and experiment with new media technology, all while bringing together U.S. government, private and foreign “media professionals in a way that is not currently possible. 
 
During the question and answer session, a question was raised concerning specific goals of U.S. public diplomacy within larger foreign policy objectives. Lord responded with several suggestions under the theme that the U.S. can and should legitimately try “to inform and advocate for specific policies overseas.” Her suggestions included “promoting values that are not exclusive to the United States, such as disgust of suicide bombings and promoting free trade,” helping people overseas better understand America, and incorporating a public diplomacy dimension into all U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives. In response, von Hippel noted that she is “more concerned with America understanding other cultures better, and less concerned with foreigners understanding Americans.”

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 Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Monday that the Obama administration has been withholding “critical information” on the Fort Hood murders allegedly committed by Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan and is demanding that the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Agency and the Director of National Intelligence preserve documents relating to the incident for use in potential congressional investigation.

“President Obama said people should not jump to conclusions about what happened at Fort Hood, but the administration is in possession of critical information related to the attack that they are refusing to release to Congress or the American people,” Hoekstra said in a statement. “I intend to push for intense review of this and other issues related to the performance of the intelligence community and whether or not information necessary for military, state and local officials to provide for the security of the post was provided to them.”

The Michigan lawmaker sent a letter Saturday to the top administration intelligence officials, saying he saw “serious issues” with their performance related to the Fort Hood murders, and indicating that the intelligence community had refused to comply with his request to review certain information related to the case.

As the ranking member on the House intelligence committee, Hoekstra is one of the so-called Gang of Eight–a group of lawmakers that included the leaders of the House and Senate and the leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees–who are briefed on intelligence activities deemed too sensitive to share with the full intelligence committees.

“Over the past 24 hours, I have been made aware of information from the intelligence community that suggests the possibility that serious issues exist with respect to the performance of U.S. intelligence agencies in connection with what appears to have been a terrorism-related attack on Fort Hood, Texas by Nidal Malik Hasan,” Hoekstra wrote. “I am disappointed that the administration has not been more transparent with the American people.” 
 
Hoekstra’s letter was addressed to Dennis Blair, the director of national intelligence (DNI); CIA Director Robert Mueller; FBI Director Leon Panetta and Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency (NSA).

“Given the potential seriousness of these issues, I am troubled that the intelligence community has not been more immediately forthcoming with the congressional oversight committees and has refused to provide specific information I have requested to review in connection with this matter,” said Hoekstra.

According to a committee source, Hoekstra’s conversations were with Blair, and the congressman was told that the additional information he requested would not be shared at this time.

As a result, Hoekstra requested that the CIA, FBI, NSA and DNI preserve all documents relating to the Fort Hood attack and related matters for potential investigation by Congress. 

“I am requesting that you immediately issue a preservation order to all personnel in your agencies with respect to all documents and materials related to the Fort Hood incident and any related investigations or intelligence collection activities, including other potentially related threats,” Hoekstra wrote. “The record must be clear and complete with respect to these matters, which I am beginning to fear will require significant and serious oversight activity by the Committee.”

In a statement released Monday, Hoekstra explained why he sent the letter to the intelligence chiefs.

“I have requested this information be preserved because I believe members of the full committee on a bipartisan basis will want to scrutinize the intelligence relevant to this attack, what the agencies in possession of that intelligence did with it, who was and wasn’t informed and why, and what steps America’s intelligence agencies are taking in light of what they know,” he said. “At some point, it becomes necessary for us as a nation to address the uncomfortable threat of homegrown terrorism and radicalism, and Congress has an obligation to review how federal agencies are handling and disseminating information related to the threat.
 
“The horrific shootings at Fort Hood are a tragic reminder of the potential deadly consequences of the threat posed by homegrown jihadism and the failure of the government to adequately respond to it,” said Hoekstra.

Thirteen people died and 29 more were injured after Hasan allegedly opened fire on the Fort Hood Army base… http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/56879

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