Obama’s pattern of shaping intelligence to fit his narrative

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The Pentagon Inspector General has disclosed that emails were sent from Centcom to defense analysts to “toe the line” on ISIS.

Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to “cut it out,” Fox News has learned – as an investigation expands into whether intelligence reports were altered to present a more positive picture.

Fox News is told by a source close to the CENTCOM analysts that the pressure on them included at least two emails saying they needed to “cut it out” and “toe the line.”

Separately, a former Pentagon official told Fox News there apparently was an attempt to destroy the communications. The Pentagon official said the email warnings were “not well received” by the analysts.

Those emails, among others, are now in the possession of the Pentagon inspector general. The IG’s probe is expanding into whether intelligence assessments were changed to give a more positive picture of the anti-ISIS campaign.

The former Pentagon official said there were “multiple assessments” from military intelligence and the CIA regarding the “rapid rise” of ISIS in Iraq and North Africa in the year leading up to the group’s territory grab in 2014.

Why would they do this?

The IG probe started earlier this year amid complaints that information was changed to make ISIS look more degraded than it really was.

From the Daily Beast:

Allegations are mounting that senior intelligence officials at Central Command not only skewed findings on the ISIS war to please D.C., but tried to hide what they did.

Followers of FA will remember that Obama cooking the books on ISIS intel was already a subject here two months ago.

So why would anyone want to make America think ISIS wasn’t a serious threat?

Because in January of 2014 some President asserted that ISIS was the JV. And we can’t have the Ego in Chief looking bad, can we?

So Obama says ISIS is the JV and it is “contained” and Centcom tries to mold the intel to make it fit. It seems to be part of a larger pattern of behavior. It’s not just ISIS:

BEFORE the facts are known, Obama says Benghazi is attacked because of a video and everyone in his regime tried to make Obama’s words fit. No one is held accountable.

BEFORE the investigation is done Obama declares that there’s “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal and the DOJ makes Obama’s words fit. No one is held accountable.

BEFORE the investigation is done Obama declares that Hillary Clinton’s email scandal didn’t pose a national security problem and the DOJ is working hard to make Obama’s words  fit. So far no one is held accountable.

BEFORE the facts are known Obama declares that ISIS is the JV and his policies are working and his stooges at Centcom diligently toil to make circumstances appear to fit Obama’s rhetoric. Hopefully this one will be different but I’m not optimistic.

Obama makes clear what he wants to see and his minions get the message and make it happen.

This is beyond scandalous. Way beyond. I have a feeling that there are more uncomfortable discoveries to come.


How could I forget? I’m watching Megyn Kelly and Steve Hayes reminds me that Obama began cooking the books for the 2012 election when he started with the “Al Qaeda is decimated” garbage. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was DNI under Obama, says the investigation should begin with Obama.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

17 Responses to “Obama’s pattern of shaping intelligence to fit his narrative”

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    James Raider


    “So why would anyone want to make America think ISIS wasn’t a serious threat?”

    This unvetted President lies?

    Cooked ISIS intel, indeed.

    His war on Western nations is moving along swimmingly. He’s not making mistakes — you know that old adage about “fool me once, . . . .” — he’s lied consistently before he was elected and 7 years later, he’s still at it.

    One of these days America and the West are going to figure it out.

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    It will be interesting to see what happens here. Now of course after George Tenet cooked the intelligence about WMD for Bush Tenet was rewarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom the highest award available to a civillian. Let’s see what happens to the MajGen who is said to be responsible for this.

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    The liar in chief is at least consistent, in lying that is. I remember my dad telling us to always tell the truth, it’s easier to remember. This man obviously never learned that truism.

    Hopefully some day the American electorate will learn the sad truth about this illegal, unvetted and terrible president! When they do, the democrat party will be history!

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    No one ever came to the conclusion you assert. You might want to review the Silbermann-Robb report.

    No, I imagine that’s about the LAST thing old john would want to do.

    There is, I believe, one very good and sound reason Obama NEVER holds anyone accountable in any of these scandals, and it’s NOT because he is too nice a guy to fire someone right before the holidays (and there’s ALWAYS a federal holiday just around the corner).

    No, it’s because once you break that chain, that understanding of protection… once you hang someone out to dry for doing what they were told, they start talking. Then, pretty soon, others are incriminated and then, eventually, you get to see the genesis of the entire scandal. That, I believe, is the White House and, most likely, Obama himself. I hate to be an Obama-blaming conspiracy theorist, but I am afraid that is the only answer.

    Obama allows the LACK of accountability to damage his credibility and legacy… why? Because he knows that once one person starts talking, the flood will begin. There are FAR too many examples to think otherwise.

    This IS the most transparent administration in history; anyone can see right through it; all they have to do is look.

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    Obama is a petulant child, lacking in intelligence and maturity. He obviously has no clue about what he’s doing beyond his silly “Tear it all down, then we can start fresh” approach. I recall how he was praised as a second coming, a genius, brilliant, and how the media grovelled before him. I also remember how the Bush “cooked intel” story has been going on for years. The Obama cooked intel story? It didn’t even make the headlines of the local Boston paper–ho hum. Democrats put party first, country second–we knew that–but now they’re just running down the hill pell-mell in a race to trash the country and start fresh. If they have their way we’ll have no ‘offensive (to leftists) expression,’ no military (other than the UN one world rape force–whoops, I mean defense force), and opposing global warming gets you a quick seat in the solar-powered electric chair. All hail the (earth) motherland!

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    Actuallu we don’t have any evidence that Obama cooked it, quite different than Bush/Cheney
    Tenent got the highest award that a civilian can get for cooking the intel. Let’s see what happens to the Mag Gen who was in command

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    @john: Actually, Saddam was so good at propaganda that even his general officers thought he had WMD ready to go. Actually, he had the yellow cake for nukes and had the delivery vehicles. He also had warehouses of chemicals that could be used in a warhead. I saw these personally. No one cooked the intel. It was just a little different than originally thought.

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    When did obama start reading intelligence reports? Maybe after he heard that they were saying that ISIS is getting to be a bigger threat. Why would he want to keep stuff like that quiet? Maybe if he wants ISIS to win.

    I would still like to believe that obama just doesn’t know what he is doing, but the more he does, the more I am convinced that he knows EXACTLY what he is doing, and that is to turn the USA into a muslim country. How can any open-minded person still think that obama IS NOT a muslim, and IS NOT trying to destroy the USA?

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