Sunday, January 13, 2008

DoD Fires Top Terrorism Expert

What is Going on in the State Department and the Intelligence Agencies?!?

Here is more evidence of what we knew already—there are forces within the U.S. State Department and Intelligence Agencies who are committed to the ostrich approach to the war on terror that is against us. We are as the Germans were, poised in willful ignorance before the Nazi dam broke and they lost their ability to resist.

Last week the top Islamic Terrorism expert in the Defense Department was informed that his contract would not be renewed after submitting a report on court evidence that emerged in the Hamas/Holy Land Foundation case last year, that a Department of Defense outreach to the Muslim community was actually bringing in several groups to the DoD program that are front organizations in the pro-Jihad Muslim Brotherhood.

The Defense Department Muslim outreach program is headed by Hasham Islam, a close aide to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England.

The dismissal of the Islamic terrorism expert will effectively “halt the career of one of the U.S. government's most important figures in analyzing the nature of extremism and ultimately preparing to wage ideological war against it.”

Officials said Stephen Coughlin was let go because he became “too hot” within the Pentagon. On January 4, the Washington Times reported that Major Coughlin was being fired for his work and was "accused directly by Mr. Islam of being a Christian zealot or extremist 'with a pen,' according to defense officials." The report noted that after a meeting with Hasham Islam, Coughlin was being pressured "to take a softer line on Islam and Islamic law elements that promote extremism".

After the ambush of President Bush by several hostile bureaucrats within the national intelligence agencies emerged last month in the NIE report saying Iran was probably not still pursing nuclear bomb-making, and the CIA leak while President Bush was in Israel last week disclosing a 30-year old top secret assessment of Israel’s nuclear capabilities, there can be little doubt that domestic saboteurs of the U.S. administration’s war on terror are actively undermining our ability to protect ourselves from stealth tactics of radical Islam within the United States.

Other nations have awakened to the threat and changed course, including France and Germany. If Christians will not awaken to the threat before them and begin to listen to the leaders who are telling them the hard truth of the ongoing nature of this warfare we must engage in and not try to pretend is not in full swing, then we will find ourselves swamped by the floodtides of an internal enemy that overtook the German people sixty something years ago.

Wake up American Christians, a great stumbling is at the door and its desire is for you.

Read Stephen C. Coughlin’s July 2007 thesis “To Our Great Detriment”: Ignoring What Extremists Say About Jihad submitted to the faculty of the National Defense Intelligence College in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence.

In comments made at the National Defense University on 1 December 2005, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace explained to his audience the importance of “understand[ing] the nature of the enemy” if we hope to defeat jihadi extremists. Comparing our situation today, with that faced by an earlier generation who had to deal with the reality of the Nazi threat, General Pace suggested a simple solution to complying with his injunction: “read what our enemies have said. Remember Hitler…. He said in writing exactly what his plan was that we collectively ignored to our great detriment (emphasis added).” Just as we ignored Hitler’s articulation of his strategic doctrine in Mein Kampf, so too are we on the verge of suffering a similar fate today, if we fail to seriously assess the extremist threat based on jihadi strategic doctrine.

Introductory Quotes from Coughlin's paper:

The Chairman’s Charge

However absorbed a commander may be in the elaboration of his own thoughts, it is sometimes necessary to take the enemy into consideration.

Sir Winston Churchill, as quoted in FM 34-130,
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield

And I know there is an international jihadist movement that desires to do us harm and they have territorial ambitions. The reason I know that is that's what they've told us. And part of their territorial ambition is to have safe haven in Iraq. That's what they've said. That's what the enemy has clearly said. And it seems like to me that the Commander-in-Chief ought to listen to what the enemy says.

President George W. Bush
Rose Garden Press Conference
June 14, 2006

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