Wednesday, February 24, 2010
US National Security meeting called “surreal”- no references to Islam or jihad
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and John Brennan, Barack Hussein Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, spoke at the National Governors Association’s Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety in Washington last Sunday. A close aide to one of the longtime governors in attendance, who was present for much of this meeting, spoke to this investigator about the oddities that she noted at this event, asking that her name not be used due to the sensitivity of her job.
She described a strange and “almost surreal” usage of terms, phrases and jargon that dominated their presentations to the governors, and noted an obviously deliberate avoidance of other more specifically accurate terms that seemed to obscure their messages.
Napolitano “never once used the phrase Islamic terrorism” or made any reference to Islam, jihad, or the ideology and mechanism that motivated ZAZI and his co-conspirators to plot attacks in New York, according to this source. Rather, Napolitano spoke of the “need to study and analyze the motivation behind these extremists, something that I thought should have been quite obvious based on the amount and type of evidence uncovered in that case, especially when speaking to a body of governors,” stated this source.