Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:08 PM
kpete (51,734 posts)
What. What. What. New wingnut conspiracy theory: John Brennan is a secret Muslim sleeper agent
From ground zero of Obama era conspiracy theories comes the conspiracy theory to top them all: that CIA nominee John Brennan is himself a Muslim.
What. What. What.
Okay, a little explanation. This claim originated with ex-FBI agent John Guandolo, who left the FBI in disgrace afterbedding a witness in Rep. William Jefferson's corruption case. Subsequently he's become a major anti-Islamist, in no small part thanks to the support of uber-neocon Frank Gaffney, who claimed he was actually fired for opposing Sharia law. And yesterday he went on the radio show of anti-Islamist Tom Trento and made the claim about Brennan. It promptly jumped to WND.com, which laid out his whole claim:
"Mr. Brennan did convert to Islam when he served in an official capacity on the behalf of the United States in Saudi Arabia," Guandolo told interviewer and radio host Tom Trento.
"That fact alone is not what is most disturbing," Guandolo continued. "His conversion to Islam was the culmination of a counterintelligence operation against him to recruit him. The fact that foreign intelligence service operatives recruited Mr. Brennan when he was in a very sensitive and senior U.S. government position in a foreign country means that he either a traitor... he has the inability to discern and understand how to walk in those kind of environments, which makes him completely unfit to be the director of Central Intelligence."
And yes, it also occured to me that someone may have been watching too many episodes of Homeland.
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