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by Marielena Montesino de Stuart

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A congressional hearing was launched today to examine radical Islam’s objectives.

Congressman Peter King (R) from New York introduced the idea of holding these hearings in order to protect America from a terrorist attack,  by examining homegrown radicalism.  King is the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Peter T. King, Republican Congressman (New York)

In defending the hearings King said , “I’m not gonna give in to political correctness,”  and added, “this committee cannot live in denial.”

The New York Republican pointed to recent terror plots in the United States  as the catalyst for holding these hearings.

This was Mr. King’s opening statement today:

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President Obama has been through some internal struggles, division– and handwringing, over the issue of terrorism.  A book titled “Obama’s Wars” by Washington Post journalist, Bob Woodward, describes incidents  in which Admiral Dennis C. Blair, then the national intelligence director, argued with Rahm Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff, and John O. Brennan, the counter terrorism adviser.  Brennan is an expert  in Middle Eastern affairs, and speaks Arabic.

In his book Woodward describes how, in May 2009 during a daily intelligence briefing, Adm. Blair warned the president that radicals holding American and European passports were undergoing training in Pakistan with the objective of attacking their homelands.  Rahm Emanuel responded by pointing a finger at Blair and saying, “You’re just trying to put this on us so it’s not your fault.”

Admiral Dennis C. Blair, former Director of National Intelligence (fired by President Obama in May, 2010)

Woodward’s book also describes how Adm. Blair  argued with Brennan about a report on the December 25, 2009 failed terrorist attack on an airliner, as it prepared to land in Detroit, Michigan.

Adm. Blair ended being forced out by President Obama.

JOHN O. BRENNAN – Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism, and Assistant to President Barack Obama

The following series titled Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West, may offer more insight into the inner workings of the radical islamic movement.

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:  Islam + Muslims + Radical Islamists + Republican Congressman Peter King + Congressional Hearings.

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Marielena Montesino de Stuart

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