Will MSNBC Fire Malcolm Nance for His Call for ISIS to Bomb Trump Building?
MSNBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance posted a call on Twitter Tuesday for the terrorist group ISIS to bomb a Trump building in Turkey. Nance has since deleted the tweet, which was first reported on by the Washington Free Beacon. Nance’s statement read, “This is my nominee for first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property” and referenced a tweet that featured a photo of Trump Tower in Istanbul, Turkey that accused President Donald Trump of using U.S. foreign policy to enrich himself.
Malcolm Nance, Twitter avatar.
Screen capture via neontaster/Twitter.
The Washington Times reported that as of late Wednesday morning there was no apology from Nance for his call for ISIS to bomb a Trump building. The Times also reported the Trump building in Istanbul is not owned by Trump, but that he licensed his name for the mixed use property that has business and residential occupancy.
Nance’s Wikipedia page describes his background:
…a retired United States Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer in naval cryptology and author, scholar, and media commentator on international terrorism, intelligence, insurgency and torture.
Nance is an expert in the history, personalities, and organization of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL); jihadi radicalization, Islamic extremism in Middle East, Southwest Asian and African terror groups, as well as counterinsurgency and asymmetric warfare. He speaks Arabic and is active in the field of national security policy particularly in anti- and counter-terrorism intelligence, terrorist strategy and tactics, torture and counter-ideology in combating Islamic extremism. In 2014 he became the executive director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics and Radical Ideologies (TAPSTRI), a Hudson, New York-based think tank.
…As former U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer in Naval Cryptology, he was involved in numerous counter-terrorism, intelligence, and combat operations. He received military decorations and speaks Arabic. He became an instructor in wartime and peacetime SERE, training Navy and Marine Corps pilots and aircrew how to survive as a prisoner of war. He conceptualized and spearheaded the Advanced Terrorism, Abduction and Hostage Survival school (ATAHS), a special survival program designed to train Special Mission Units, Navy SEALS and members of the U.S. Intelligence Community in resisting torture, exploitation and escaping terrorist captivity by al-Qaeda. At ATAHS, he led an al-Qaeda simulation group to expose trainees at high risk of capture to the Al Qaeda organization and its abduction and attack tactics.
Post-military career: In early 2001, Nance founded Special Readiness Services International (SRSI), an intelligence support company. On the morning of 9/11, driving to Arlington he witnessed the crash of American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. He acted as a first responder at the helipad crash site where he helped organize the rescue and recovery of victims. Nance served as an intelligence and security contractor in Iraq, Afghanistan, the UAE and North Africa.”
Will MSNBC fire Nance for calling for ISIS to bomb a Trump building?