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Posted on 03/11/2009 8:58:42 AM PDT by jessduntno
Another Man Down By Kathy Shaidle FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, March 11, 2009
On Monday, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair announced that Charles Freeman had withdrawn his name from consideration for the post of Chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC), ending weeks of acrimonious debate that had been triggered by Freemans nomination. But while Freeman has receded from the spotlight, his selection to a critical intelligence post despite a deeply troubling political background lingers as a dark cloud over the Obama administration.
In the sensitive role of Chairman of the NIC, Freeman would have been privy to state secrets and would have advised President Obama on matters of national security. Yet Freemans ties to foreign powers raised obvious questions regarding conflicts of interest. Moreover, Freeman has made controversial public statements that fly in the face of official U.S. policy, on subjects like the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Americas relationship with Saudi Arabia, and even the 1989 massacre in Communist Chinas Tiananmen Square.
In a 2006 interview, Freeman explained that MEPC had received a $1 million endowment, thanks to the generosity of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia. The following year, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud gave another $1 million to MEPC. (Alwaleeds offer of money to New York City after 9/11 was famously turned down by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.)
Furthermore, researcher Ashley Rindsberg recently revealed Freemans pre- and post-9/11 business connections with the bin Laden family, which have donated tens of thousands of dollars a year to the MEPC. Rindsberg also discovered donations to Obamas presidential campaign by Freemans Projects International, a company that develops international business deals.
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Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) and others opposed to Freemans appointment had also cited a speech delivered by Freeman in 2002, in which Freeman seemed to make apologies for Islamic terrorism while condemning the United States.
Saudis and other Gulf Arabs were shocked by the level of ignorance and antipathy displayed by Americans toward them and toward Islam after September 11. The connection between Islam and suicide bombing is a false connection. Kamikaze pilots were not Muslims And what of America’s lack of introspection about September 11? Instead of asking what might have caused the attack, or questioning the propriety of the national response to it, there is an ugly mood of chauvinism. Before Americans call on others to examine themselves, we should examine ourselves.
No wonder the ObamaNation team loved him....
Remember he is a man that has Obamas ear and his influence is still a fact with Obamas way of thinking and acting.
Do not make the mistake of believing that it is all changed.
It is now hidden instead of obvious.
Covert instead of overt.
Dashle withdrew ... still his health care plan is the one that was passed in the legislation.
Does the article say WHY he withdrew his name? Garden variety “pressure” or did was he averse to being thrown under the bus?
She has a blog;
Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury.com. Her new book exposing abuses by Canadas Human Rights Commissions, The Tyranny of Nice, includes an introduction by Mark Steyn.
I Zero really a genius? I mean, is this appointments freak show designed to get his actual picks through with just a sigh of relief rather than stiff opposition? Or is he just so far through the looking glass that these really seem like reasonable choices to him?
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