Obama Admin – Director of National Intelligence Was Briefed on London Terror Arrests…Well, Maybe Not

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Want to see something scary? Here is Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, Mr. James Clapper, looking like a deer caught in the headlights when Diane Sawyer asks him about the terror arrests in London:

Ok, so follow along….the Obama administration appears to have not been briefed that their Directior of National Intelligence hadn’t been briefed so their first statement was that he HAD been briefed, but Sawyer screwed up with an ambiguous question. Then today they admitted that yeah, he hadn’t been briefed.

…the Obama administration acknowledged Wednesday morning that retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Clapper had not been briefed about the arrests at the time of the interview.

โ€œDirector Clapper had not yet been briefed on the arrests in the United Kingdom at the time of this interview taping,โ€ said ODNI spokeswoman Jamie Smith in a statement.


…He wasnโ€™t immediately briefed on London because it didnโ€™t appear to have a homeland nexus and there was no immediate action by the DNI required.

The Director of National Intelligence leads all 16 agencies inside the Intelligence Community. They are the clearinghouse for all intelligence that gets disseminated to all the intelligence agencies and he didn’t know about the arrests?

Talk about incompetence.

Maybe they were too busy running the new WTF, or Wikileaks Task Force, inside the CIA.

This is the administration that is supposed to keep us safe.

Very very scary.

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

16 Responses to “Obama Admin – Director of National Intelligence Was Briefed on London Terror Arrests…Well, Maybe Not”

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    Give me three E6 grunts and they could make these incompetent boobs look like children playing at being adults.

    It is laughable how Sawyer tries to feed them softball questions and they still manage to fall on their faces and look stupid, while exposing their incompetence. What would happen under intense interrogation by someone other than a sycophant who barks like a trained seal.

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    This reminds me of how Carter dismantled the intelligence agencies under his watch claiming that we didnt need to spy on people.

    This is even worse, these people are being paid a huge salary to keep watch over the US and they cant even turn on the news to know what is happening over the pond in England. Amazing.

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    Good one…however, I added a bit.

    Maybe itโ€™s because heโ€™s working 24/7/364 like Napolitano…and yesterday must have been his day off.

  4. 5

    Nan G

    I wonder if any of these three have heard about the anti-Christmas posters going up all over the UK?

    It is Muslim-paid campaign.

    It reads:

    the evils of Christmas

    Then in smaller print is this:
    In Islam we are protected from all of these evils.
    We have marriage, family, honor, dignity,
    security, rights for man, woman and child.


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    Nan G

    One additional point regarding the poster in the UK.
    If anyone even thinks for one second that Islam prays to the same god as the people of the Bible, Jews and Christians, note that one line: CLAIMING GOD HAS A SON.

    Islam denies that a messiah was promised at all.
    It looks forward to no anointed one from God.
    Only another imam.
    It denies the idea that prophecy after prophecy in the Hebrew Scriptures look toward a Messiah or Christ (both mean anointed one in their own languages).
    In Islam a lot of Christians are killed for the ”crime” of adding to the Bible the idea that Jesus is the Son of God.
    But today’s Christians are only following the teachings of Jesus, himself and his early followers.
    The very earliest scrolls found are essentially the exact same as almost all modern-day Bibles.
    But Muslims have their own ideas of what belongs in the Bible and what does not.
    It is a point lost on many apologists of Islam.

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    How dare each and every one of you!

    How dare you hold the people who work for the people of the United States of America to such a high standard like competence!

    It’s completely racist! You are just saying this because Obama is black!

    Shame on you for wanting someone who actually knows his job..BASTARDS!

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    Old Trooper 2

    Like every other Obama Appointee, this Clown is not qualified in the Professional Community and ‘hand picked’ for his lack of KSAs, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and relative ineffectiveness.

    Kinda characterizes Team Obama all around. Skookum was correct in his assessment. He just is lacking in the Trade.

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    High Plains Drifter

    No kidding DrJohn: Big Sis doesn’t know there are 365 days to a year, Clapper, head of Intelligence doesn’t know about big terrorist attack on one of our closest allies and Zero has been to all 57 states. Now he signs the DADT allowing homosexuals in the military.

    I feel so much safer having these boobs running the country!

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    Old Trooper 2

    Unlike Intel Chief, Congress Knew About Britain Terror Plot, Rep. Peter King Says


    New York Rep. Peter King said Thursday that Congress knew for weeks about a police investigation into an al Qaeda-inspired plot in London even though the nation’s top intelligence official was unaware of the arrests this week.

    “We’ve been aware of London for weeks,” King told Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade and Friends.” “We knew that there was a plot in London and we knew that it was being monitored.”

    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was caught flat-footed in an interview this week with ABC News about the arrest of 12 men allegedly involved in the plot to attack targets in Britain.

    Clapper, who was interviewed alongside other top national security officials in the administration, was painfully silent for a several seconds after Diane Sawyer asked him directly about the takedown in Britain that day during the course of a discussion about what the U.S. is doing to prevent another attempted terror attack.

    Clapper then quietly turned his head and said, “London?” White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan stepped in to explain that the British had informed U.S. officials about the plot that morning.

    “Oh,” Clapper said.

    In the Fox News interview, King noted that London was among the cities in Europe that U.S. and Western intelligence officials had publicly identified in September as potential targets for al Qaeda and its allies.

    “That’s why I was really surprised he said that,” he said. “There are major plots against Europe right now and for 12 people to be arrested in London is a big deal. It’s not like 12 guys going through stop signs.”

    Nuff Said… ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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    I don’t know this to be a fact, but I read somewhere today that Clapper was the owner of the company whose employees were fired for accessing or trying to access Obama’s passport use.

    If it’s actually true, it certainly is a major “Hmmmm”…

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