Figures. Obama's Intelligence Pick Is Huge Fan of Saudi Arabia's Failed Jihadist Program
Face it, we’re screwed.
President Obama’s National Intelligence Council pick Charles Freeman is a big fan of the “very successful” Saudi program to rehabilitate jihadists.
The problem is… The program is not successful– It is a massive failure.
At least 11 grads from the jihadist rehabilitation school are back on the Saudi most wanted list.
Two Gitmo detainees rehabilitated at the Saudi school rejoined the jihad and recently made a movie.
Former detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri (right) and former detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi appeared in a threatening Al-Qaeda movie this week. Said Ali al-Shihri (or al-Shahri) passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen. (AFP)
American teen Susan Elbaneh was killed in an Al-Qaeda attack in Yemen planned by one of these Saudi grads.
An American teenager was murdered by Al-Qaeda last month in Yemen.
The attack was led by former Gitmo detainee Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri.
Fourth, we need to work with these allies to intercept and rehabilitate those tempted onto the road to terrorism and to help them to return to the straight path of Islam. Saudi Arabia has created a very successful program to do this; it is now helping the United Kingdom apply its program of religious rectification in British prisons.
There is much, much more in the essay including attacks on Israel and Israeli influence on American culture.
President Obama’s pick to head the National Intelligence Council Charles Freeman also has ties with the Bin Laden family and was doing business with the Bin Laden family even after 9/11. Ashley Rindsberg at The Daily Beast reported on this today.
UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal added this: “The president picks a China apologist and Israel basher to write his intelligence summaries.”