February 25, 2009, - 6:01 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
My friend, Brian, calls our President, “Mao-bama,” and that’s lookin’ more and more correct for a number of reasons–some of ‘em literal.
Barack Obama’s choice of Chas Freeman, Jr.–a supporter of anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and pro-Chinese Communist sentiment–as head of the National Intelligence Council should disturb all Americans.
Yid With Lid, Ashley Rindsberg, and Gabriel Schoenfeld (in today’s Wall Street Journal) have important pieces on this man who will write daily intelligence briefings, known as the National Intelligence Estimates. It’s scary.
Yid With Lid writes about some of Freeman’s statements:
Do you know that when the British explorers came to the “New World” they met “Iroquois and Algonquin chiefs with names like Abdul-Rahim and Abdallah Ibn Malik?”
Read all of his following pieces on Freeman and his Middle East Policy Council:
* Mayflower MUSLIMS??? What Obama’s Proposed Intelligence Chief is Teaching Your Children
* Obama’s New Spy Chief Publishes a Vicious Anti Israel Journal
* Obama Picks Israel Hater to Lead National Intelligence Council ?!?!
Ashley Rindsberg writes about how Freeman was still doing biz with the Bin Ladens AFTER 9/11. This guy is gonna be writing Intelligence Reports for the Prez???!!!
You want a guy who owes the Saudis and pimped vile anti-Semitic smear-papers by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt briefing the leader of the free world, every single day and culling which info the Prez sees and which he does not?
Only if you want Islamic terrorists and Chi-coms to be promoted as our allies in national security matters.
Here are a few excerpts from Schoenfeld’s WSJ piece, along with my commentary:
In 1997, Mr. Freeman succeeded George McGovern to become the president of the Middle East Policy Council. . . . [I]ts original name until 1991 was the American-Arab Affairs Council, and it is an influential Washington mouthpiece for Saudi Arabia.
As Mr. Freeman acknowledged in a 2006 interview with an outfit called the Saudi-US Relations Information Service, MEPC owes its endowment to the “generosity” of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. Asked in the same interview about his organization’s current mission, Mr. Freeman responded, in a revealing non sequitur, that he was “delighted that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has, after a long delay, begun to make serious public relations efforts.”
Among MEPC’s recent activities in the public relations realm, it has published what it calls an “unabridged” version of “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” by professors John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt. This controversial 2006 essay argued that American Jews have a “stranglehold” on the U.S. Congress, which they employ to tilt the U.S. toward Israel at the expense of broader American interests. Mr. Freeman has both endorsed the paper’s thesis and boasted of MEPC’s intrepid stance: “No one else in the United States has dared to publish this article, given the political penalties that the Lobby imposes on those who criticize it.”
The Mearsheimer/Walt article and book are well known to be anti-Semitic diatribes–the modern day Protocols of the Elders of Zion, for which the two have been richly rewarded on the Arab Muslim speaking tour circuit.
Mr. Freeman believes, as he said in a 2007 address to the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, that “Israel no longer even pretends to seek peace with the Palestinians; it strives instead to pacify them.” The primary reason America confronts a terrorism problem today, he continued, is “the brutal oppression of the Palestinians by an Israeli occupation that is about to mark its fortieth anniversary and shows no sign of ending.”
Anyone who echoes that BS is completely clueless. Bin Laden–when he first started in the terrorism biz–never even mentioned Israel. He only latched onto it, when his attacks on the Saudi monarchy didn’t get traction. There is terrorism because there is Islam. And because there are those who are not Muslim. Period.
The specter of a Chinese threat, he remarked during a China forum at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in October 2006, is nothing more than “a great fund-raiser for the hyper-expensive advanced weaponry our military-industrial complex prefers to make and our armed forces love to employ.”
On the massacre at Tiananmen Square in 1989, Mr. Freeman unabashedly sides with the Chinese government, a remarkable position for an appointee of an administration that has pledged to advance the cause of human rights. Mr. Freeman has been a participant in ChinaSec, a confidential Internet discussion group of China specialists. A copy of one of his postings was provided to me by a former member. “The truly unforgivable mistake of the Chinese authorities,” he wrote there in 2006, “was the failure to intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud.” Moreover, “the Politburo’s response to the mob scene at ‘Tiananmen’ stands as a monument to overly cautious behavior on the part of the leadership, not as an example of rash action.”
Wow, a guy who not only defends the massacre at Tiananmen Square, but a guy who thinks it wasn’t tough enough. Incredible. Yup, just the guy we need to have final say on the President’s daily intelligence briefings.
I urge you to read all of the articles linked above.