Opinion

Is It Time for Intelligence Director Clapper to Resign?

James Clapper is a man who served his country with magnanimous distinction. He is an intellectually brilliant leader. Such a person deserves the upmost respect and gratitude for his service to this great nation. With this said, in every person’s life, there is a time to hold and a time to fold. Just this week, DNI Clapper proved it is his time to fold.

James Clapper has been placed in a very austere predicament forcing him to play political games. He took an oath throughout his career swearing “to protect against all enemies foreign and domestic.” The political game he plays conflicts with the oath he swore.

This week, the current director of national intelligence made comments degrading the true threat imposed by the Muslim Brotherhood. His comments were most likely made in an attempt to appease his masters running the White House. Make no mistake; his recent comments about the Muslim Brotherhood were nothing but intentional. His recent statements proved to the country that he failed the people in his ethical obligations of seeking and speaking the truth about current threats as Director of National Intelligence.

It is assumed that Clapper knows everything about the Brotherhood. He should be aware of Brotherhood infiltration into government institutions to include Departments of Defense, State, Justice, Education, and Homeland Security. The DNI must be cognizant about the MB’s major role in the Holy Land Foundation Trial; the largest terror funding trial ever in the U.S. And he should be aware of the Muslim Brotherhood’s charters which openly state intentions to replace all forms of nation state’s Constitutional laws with Sharia law.

Clapper is no dummy. He must be fully in the know about the aforementioned activities involving the Muslim Brotherhood. Publicly articulating the MB as secular must have been fully intentional simply to fall on the sword of the administration.

There is nothing secular about the Muslim Brotherhood as he so foolishly stated. While it is obvious that Clapper made such comments to appease his masters, he has let down many. Specifically, Clapper has let down the team of intelligence operatives whom he is supposed to lead. His recent misinformation campaign about the Muslim Brotherhood proves his allegiance to the elected running the United States. Regrettably, it also proves his inability to uphold part of his oath in protecting us from all enemies foreign and domestic.

Sadly, while the Muslim Brotherhood originated as a foreign entity, they are sleeping inside every major government organization exemplifying their domestic threat. Director Clapper needs to either take on this threat or break his allegiance with the Obama administration and resign. It’s time we truly protect ourselves from all enemies foreign and domestic, and the first step is defeating the Muslim Brotherhood.

Kerry Patton has served in the U.S. Defense and Justice departments, and as a contractor within the Homeland Security and State departments. He has worked in South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, focusing on intelligence and security interviewing current and former terrorists, including members of the Taliban. He is the author of “Sociocultural Intelligence: The New Discipline of Intelligence Studies.”

Kerry Patton has served in the U.S. Defense and Justice departments, and as a contractor within the Homeland Security and State departments. He has worked in South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, focusing on intelligence and security interviewing current and former terrorists, including members of the Taliban. He is the author of  "Contracted: America's Secret Warriors". 

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