Skip to comments.THE INDOCTRINATION OF MONICA WITT
Posted on 02/20/2019 5:39:30 PM PST by Rummyfan
I dont believe weve written about Monica Witt, the former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist accused of espionage for Iran. Witt, who now resides in Iran, out of our reach, is said to have caused significant damage to America. She is suspected, among other things, of revealing the names of double agents run by the United States.
Why did Witt become a traitor? Douglas Wise, former deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, rules out a monetary motive.
She wasnt in it for the money; this wasnt a fee-for-task thing. At some point, she took an ideological left turn to become aligned with the Persians.
At what point, and why, did Witt take that ideological left turn?
This account in the New York Times attributes the shift in part to her time in the military. According to the Times, Witt, who served in Iraq and other Middle East venues, was traumatized by drone strikes, extrajudicial killings and atrocities against children.
But the Times also says that Witts radicalization accelerated while she was in graduate school at George Washington University, where she gained a masters degree in its Middle East Studies program. The Times describes that program as an academic proving ground for aspiring diplomats and researchers near the State Departments headquarters.
The Times leaves it at that. It does not explore why Witts radicalization accelerated while at GW.
It does not point out, as the Daily Caller does, that Muslim-majority nations plus a handful of private groups associated with them have given $100 million to George Washington University in the form of gifts and contracts since 2011, according to Department of Education disclosures. This includes $80 million from Saudi Arabia, $14 million from Kuwait, $4.5 million from the United Arab Emirates, and $730,000 from Turkey.
Iran is not on this list, and its interests certainly dont align with those of the biggest donor. But its not difficult to see why Witts anti-American radicalization might accelerate while she was a student in a program heavily subsidized by Islamist regimes.
The Times quotes one of Witts fellow GW students as saying that everyone just kind of sat and watched as Witt expressed strong feelings against American foreign policy in class. No one, it seems, pushed back with even a limited defense of America.
GWs program is more apt to defend the Muslim Brotherhood. The Daily Caller notes that in 2011, Nathan Brown, who now directs the Middle East studies program, testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that the Brotherhood has no desire to push its agenda through forceful means. Brown went so far as to compare the Muslim Brotherhood with the Boy Scouts, though he did allow that the Brotherhood is more ambitious.
Well probably never know the degree to which George Washington University contributed to Monica Witts rabid anti-Americanism. Its alarming, though, that an institution that shapes the thinking of future U.S. policy makers receives vast amounts of money from Middle East sources with interests quite different from Americas.
And GW isnt the only such university. The Daily Caller, citing Department of Education data, says that nearly all of the schools empowered to shape understanding of the Middle East among U.S. graduate students receive significant funding from such sources. Georgetown University leads the way with $378,000,000.
Weve written about a similar problem Chinese funding of China studies in the U.S. through Confucius Institutes. Fortunately, Congress and the FBI are aware of this problem and there are attempts to deal with it.
Not so, as far as I can tell, with Middle East studies. Perhaps Monica Witts road to treason will change this.
This is why we have stealth drones. Find her and make her go splat.
May swine piss be upon her from 10,000 swine
We need to get a lot smarter in our outlook for the future. Trump I believe is trying to accomplish this.
Unlimited spending can only be continued if America continues to whore her war machine to Saudi Arabia et al.
We have population and gear, they don’t but are loaded with oil.
The Saudis pledge only to accept dollars for oil exports and in return we’re on permanent ON CALL status to fatalistic, modernity-hating boy lovers from hell who invent NOTHING.
So we’re ensnared in their politics and we’re sometimes forced to See Things Their Way.
Which is what Mizz Witt did.
Should we take her out? I don’t think so. We do owe Iran a punch in the nose and this would not be big enough. Maybe in conjunction with something else.
Absolutely yes we should take her out. We should have assassination squads, a drone, whatever it takes. She deserves death for what she did
How do I volunteer to be on her firing squad? I will do the job gratis.
Easy to understand why... Just spend a couple of days walking around the campus...
I’ll do the job gratis, plus I will provide my own rifle and ammo.
The left automatically aligns with Islamists. What they have in common, is *us*. We are their common enemy. The left sees Islamism as a handy battering ram against us and what cultural and institutional structures we rely on. They don’t look to what happens after we are defeated. I don’t think the Islamists see the left in the same way: they see them as just as grotesque an enemy as we, but they’ll use them until they get in the way.
Unless she is deep cover, we should have a team looking for her right now.
“The Times quotes one of Witts fellow GW students as saying that everyone just kind of sat and watched as Witt expressed strong feelings against American foreign policy in class. No one, it seems, pushed back with even a limited defense of America.”
This sounds every bit like the Clinton era phone call clearance procedures, which nominally saves money and resources while allowing unstable people access to critical information. These sorts of very poor security vetting procedures will bring more like Witt and Snowden and we will all suffer as a result. Just part of the Plan to destroy America as founded - nothing to see - move along.
She looks like she got cockeyed...
President Trump needs to push to have a law created and voted on type of to disallow funding from Terror sponsoring States and communist States which have been shown to undermine the United States.
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