From 9/11 to Syria: Incompetence, Cowardice, and Treason Among American Leadership by John Guandolo

Years ago, it is hard to imagine anyone being able to see into the future to today and predict the complete collapse of leadership in America – but it has come.  

On 9/11/2001, I was plodding through the wreckage of the Pentagon as an FBI Special Agent, recovering what was left of fellow Americans in what was left in the sections of the building hit by an airplane commanded by jihadis.  Furious at our enemy, I was determined to do all I could to seek out this enemy and destroy  him.  I could have never imagined that, years later, America’s leaders would give such aid and comfort to our enemies.

As we survey the rubble of American foreign policy and the incoherent domestic agenda, specifically as they relate to the security of America, we discover a most incredible thing – the leadership of both political parties in America, through ignorance, cowardice, and outright treason, are aiding and abetting the very enemy who attacked us in our homeland on this day 12 years ago.

In the last several years we have seen the full authority of the U.S. government support:  the Muslim Brotherhood in their quest to take power in Egypt; Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood “rebels” in Libya; the Taliban by holding direct talks with them and trying to appease their “concerns”; and Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood “rebels” seeking to overthrow the regime in Iranian-backed Syria.

At the same time, this Administration continues to give easily identifiable jihadis positions inside our government with access to classified systems within those agencies they work.  

Departing FBI Director Robert Mueller III said in a final interview that “jihadis” are a major threat to this country, yet as Director the FBI gave official awards to known jihadis like Mohamed Magid (President of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Society of North America), Yahya Hendi (a leader on the Muslim Brotherhood’s Fiqh Council of North America), and so many others.  In open testimony to Congress, Director Mueller admitted to being ignorant of the significant fact that the Islamic Society of Boston (a subsidiary of ISNA) where one of the Marathon bombers attended was founded by Al Qaeda financier Abdurahman Alamoudi.  During his tenure, Mueller hosted many meetings at FBI HQ with known jihadis such as the leaders of Hamas in America (CAIR) and others.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has proven to be either grossly incompetent or a willful agent of our enemies.   Over the past several years she has directly changed or created DHS policy based on the complaints or recommendation of the jihadi leadership from the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.  From removing words DHS and other government employees can use to describe the jihad threat (you can’t say “jihadi”) to their “Building Bridges” campaign with the Brotherhood’s Muslim Public Affairs Council, to shutting down all fact-based training regarding the jihadi threat, to defending Muslim Brother Mohammed Elibiary in open testimony before Congress, our enemies couldn’t have it better if Mullah Omar was the DHS chief.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs has proven to be no more competent or faithful to his Oath to the Constitution.  General Dempsey has demonstrated his willingness to avoid his duties while ensuring the enemy gets a pass within the military by shutting down all training which honestly and factually assesses the enemy.  His decision over a year ago to cease all training In the military and “review it” to ensure it was not “offensive” – a move prompted by complaints to the White House from Hamas (CAIR) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council – makes it impossible for the military to understand the real threat we face.  General Dempsey may want to keep in mind that the truth is always offensive to those who don’t have it.  He may also want to note that when ordered to violate his Oath, he always has the option to step down.

Where are those men and women of courage in our government?

They exist. Most of them seem to come from the Republican party – leaders like Michelle Bachmann, Chip Cravaack, Louie Gohmert and others.  When they do speak out, however,it is their own party that bashes them.  

When members of Congress led by Congresswoman Bachmann, asked for Inspectors General to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood penetration of our government, it was men like John McCain, John Boehner, and Marco Rubio who stood up and, absent any facts, condemned this action.

Today we face a decision on what to do in Syria.  Not much of a decision really…jihadists in the form of Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and others, are trying to overthrow the totalitarian government of Syria.  No good side here folks.

When Senator John McCain publicly says the Syrian rebels he met with are “moderate” he is telling the jihadi world “I have no idea what i am doing,” because the very individual he met with are jihadis.

Recently, the President of the United Stated filmed a video openly supporting the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the leading Muslim Brotherhood organization in America, and proven to be a financial support entity for Hamas in the US v Holy Land Foundation trial (Dallas, 2008), the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial in U.S. history.  The President either does not know this – evidence he and his staff are grossly incompetent – or he does know this, in which case he is willfully aiding and abetting our enemy.

As we honor the dead on this 9/11 anniversary, we can best honor them by holding our leadership accountable.  We are coming to a time in this nation where citizens must decide if the future of their children or grandchildren is worth something.  If it is, we must confront our enemies – some of whom hold elective office. 

John Guandolo’s new book, “Raising a Jihadi Generation” will be out in the next 10 days or so. This book details the threat for the Muslim Brotherhood network in the United States, their thousands of organizations here, and how they support jihadi operations.

John Guandolo CREDS
Counter Terrorism Expert (Mr. Guandolo created and implemented
            The FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Program)
Former FBI Agent (assigned to the Counterterrorism Division,
            Washington, DC)
Founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com www.UnderstandingtheThreat.comCo-Author
of Shariah – The Threat to America
Author of the soon-to-be-released, Raising a Jihadi Generation – MB Handbook
for Law Enforcement, Military, and Intelligence Professionals

PROFILE:

John Guandolo is the Founder of UnderstandingtheThreat.com (www.understandingthethreat.com), an organization dedicated to providing strategic and operational threat-focused consultation, education, and training for federal, state and local leadership and agencies. 

Mr. Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and took a commission as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps.  He served with 2d Battalion 2d Marines as an Infantry Platoon Commander in combat Operations Desert Shield/Storm.  From 1991-1996, he served in 2d Force Reconnaissance Company as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and the unit’s Airborne and Diving Officer.  During this time, he also deployed to the Adriatic/Bosnia.  He served for one year as the Unit Leader for the CINC’s In-Extremis Force, directly reporting to a Combatant Commander in a classified mission profile.  Mr. Guandolo was a combat diver, a military freefall parachutist, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School. 

In 1996, Mr. Guandolo resigned his commission in the Marine Corps and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), serving at the Washington Field Office.  From 1996-2000, he primarily conducted narcotics investigations domestically and overseas.  In 2001, he served for one year as the FBI Liaison to the U.S. Capitol Police investigating threats on the President, Vice-President, Members of Congress and other high-level government officials.  Shortly after 9/11, Mr. Guandolo began an assignment to the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI’s Washington Field Office developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Doctrine, the global Islamic Movement, and a myriad of terrorist organizations to include Hamas, Al Qaeda, and others.   

In 2006, Mr. Guandolo created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Program focusing on the Muslim Brotherhood and their subversive movement in the United States, Islamic Doctrine, and the global Islamic Movement.  He was designated a “Subject Matter Expert” by FBI Headquarters.  This course was hailed as “groundbreaking” by the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director in a brief to the Vice President’s National Security Staff.  For his efforts, in 2007 Mr. Guandolo was presented the “Defender of the Homeland” Award by U.S. Senators John Kyl and Joseph Lieberman on behalf of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.   While in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo received two (2) United States Attorney’s Awards for Investigative Excellence.  

Mr. Guandolo served on the Washington Field Office SWAT team for over nine years and as its Team Leader for three of those years.  He was a certified Undercover Agent, and served in a variety of assignments in that capacity.  Mr. Guandolo was a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a First Aid Instructor, and served as an “Advanced Capability Medic” with the FBI.  His career has included significant overseas travel to include many areas of Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe and elsewhere.  In his last year and a half in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo served on a Surveillance Unit. 

Mr. Guandolo advises governments – U.S. and others – on matters related to National Security, specifically the threat from the Global Islamic Movement.  He actively advises members of Congress, law enforcement, the intelligence community, military, National Guard, key community leaders, and others.  He served as an adjunct instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, and is one of the authors of Shariah – The Threat to America, the first comprehensive book on the threat from the Islamic Movement in the U.S.  He has appeared on television and radio, and regularly publishes articles related to these matters in a number of media outlets. 

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