October 29, 2012

US Army Motto: See No (Islamist) Evil?

We have posted before on the firing of Lt. Col. Matt Dooley[Thomas More Law Center is now representing him] because the Muslim Brotherhood linked groups didn't like his course on terrorism by Islamists. Islamophobia!

Know your enemy” is an old military adage. Now our Army wants to dump that invaluable advice when it comes to Islamic radicalism.

That’s the only possible conclusion from the Army’s treatment of one of the most respected and popular professors at the Joint Forces Staff College — after Muslim groups, including two with links to the Muslim Brotherhood, complained about his course on Perspectives on Islam and Islamic .

We didn’t have the German-American Bund approving how we taught our soldiers about Nazism during World War II. But Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are in effect giving that power to the Committee on American Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and other pressure groups when it comes to what and how our warfighters learn about Islamist terrorism

The pressure groups’ target since this spring has been Lt. Col. Matt Dooley, a West Point-trained, 20-year Army veteran who did six operational and combat tours in the Middle East (including Iraq) before coming to teach at the Joint Forces Staff College, where he was a graduate himself.

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So even though JFSC administrators had vetted Dooley’s course and found nothing objectionable, Dempsey and Panetta told a press conference this May that it was “academically irresponsible” and ordered it suspended.

A month later, Dempsey ordered Dooley fired “for cause” (knowing that as an officer in uniform he couldn’t publicly defend himself), and in August made sure his Officer Evaluation Report turned negative — a career-ender. [...]

Flash forward to what happened in Benghazi, on September 11th into the 12th of this year. The terror attack was initially called, by this administration, a spontaneous protest against a anti-Islam video--Isamophobia! Remember, Lt. Col. Matt Dooley was accused of teaching such.
Catherine Herridge: Two days after the Libya terror attack, representatives of the FBI and National Counterterrorism Center gave Capitol Hill briefings in which they said the evidence supported an Al Qaeda or Al Qaeda-affiliated attack, Fox News has learned.

The description of the attack by those in the Sept. 13 briefings stands in stark contrast to the now controversial briefing on Capitol Hill by CIA Director David Petraeus the following day -- and raises even more questions about why Petraeus described the attack as tied to a demonstration.

The Sept. 13 assessment was based on intercepts that included individuals, believed to have participated in the attack, who were celebratory -- as well as a claim of responsibility.

FBI and NCTC also briefed that there were a series of Al Qaeda training camps just outside of Benghazi, where the attack occurred and resulted in the deaths of four Americans. The area was described as a hotbed for the militant Ansar al-Sharia as well as Al Qaeda in North Africa.

Fox News is told there was no mention of a demonstration or any significant emphasis on the anti-Islam video that for days was cited by administration officials as a motivating factor.

The FBI and NCTC did not immediately respond to a request from Fox News for comment.

Fox News is told that the Petraeus briefing on Sept. 14 conflicted with that of the FBI and NCTC.

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Just some of my thoughts on Muslim Brotherhood linked groups advising this administration on Islam, Islamophobia and blasphemy. The Mo video maker is still in jail. Hillary had told the father of fallen SEAL Ty Woods at Andrews AFB: "I will arrest and prosecute...... the maker of the video".


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