Barack Obama chose John Brennan as his director of the CIA.  No one questioned what an important point it was that Brennan (for all intentions an anglo American of European descent) had converted to Islam and had personally visited the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

Brennan served as CIA Station Chief in Riyadh in the 1990s.  Yet his visit was as important then as it remains today because non-Muslims are prohibited from entering Mecca, and are not permitted to enter the city centre, or sacred core, of Medina at all (not under any circumstances and without exception). The reality that he had been allowed to enter at all is proof that Brennan has indeed converted.

When then president Obama chose Brennan as CIA director, the loudest objections (with access to media) came from John Guandolo, an expert in Islam who retired from the FBI in 2008.  Guandolo stated that Brennan had converted to Islam and that his interests could not possibly be beneficial to the United States but instead were beneficial to Islam.


It is known that Brennan, both while at the National Security Council and at the CIA, actually forbid the use of the term “jihadist” to describe Islamist terrorists.

His preference was to use the term “extremists.” There is now ample evidence to suggest that Brennan himself converted to Wahhabist Islam and considers himself a “jihadist,” or “holy warrior.”

Personal:
Birth date:
September 22, 1955
Birth place: North Bergen, New Jersey
Birth name: John Owen Brennan
Father: Owen Brennan
 
Mother: Dorothy Brennan
Marriage: Kathy (Pokluda) Brennan
Children: Kyle; Kelly; Jaclyn
Education: Fordham University, B.A., 1977; University of Texas at Austin, Masters in Government, 1980
Other Facts:
Studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, during college.
Speaks Arabic.
Was considered a shoo-in for the position of CIA director after President Barack Obama’s election in November 2008. Brennan dropped out of the running for the job after being criticized for supporting the enhanced terrorist interrogation techniques in use since September 11, 2001.
Timeline:
1980 –
Brennan joins the CIA’s Directorate of Operations as a Career Trainee.
1981 – Joins the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence.
1982-1984 Political officer at the US Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
1984-1989 – Works in the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis in the Directorate of Intelligence.
1990-1992 – In charge of terrorism analysis in the Director of Central Intelligence’s Counterterrorist Center.
1994-1995 – CIA’s daily intelligence briefer at the White House during the administration of President Bill Clinton.
1995-1996 – Executive Assistant to then-CIA Deputy Director George Tenet.
1996-1999 – CIA Chief of Station in Saudi Arabia.
1999-2001 Chief of Staff to then-CIA Director George Tenet.
March 2001-March 2003 – CIA Deputy Executive Director.
March 12, 2003-December 6, 2004 Founding director of the CIA Terrorist Threat Integration Center.
October 2004-August 2005 – Interim Director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
November 2005-January 2009 President and CEO of The Analysis Corporation.
2008 Intelligence adviser to then-Sen. Barack Obama during his presidential campaign.
January 20, 2009-March 2013 Assistant to President Barack Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.
January 7, 2013 Nominated by President Barack Obama to be director of the CIA.
February 7, 2013 – Testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of his confirmation hearings.
March 7, 2013 – Confirmed by the Senate, 63-44.
March 8, 2013 – Brennan sworn in as CIA director.
March 11, 2014 – Sen. Dianne Feinstein of the Senate Intelligence Committee claims the CIA secretly monitored the computers of congressional staffers while they were conducting an internal review of the spy agency’s detention program.

Feinstein said Brennan told her that the CIA had looked at the computers due to concerns that staffers may have obtained documents they were not authorized to see. 

 

Brennan responded to Feinstein’s statement by calling her “a liar.”
As far as the allegations of CIA hacking into Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth,” Brennan says.
July 31, 2014 – Brennan apologizes to the Senate Intelligence Committee, acknowledging that the CIA did, in fact, look at their computers.
November 20, 2014 – In a letter to CIA staffers, Brennan announces that an internal review is being launched to assess whether the agency should change its organizational structure as it copes with an ever-changing array of national security issues.
December 9, 2014 – The Senate Intelligence Committee releases a summary report that details the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, which included mock executions of detainees and rectal feeding. The report found these techniques were not effective means of obtaining accurate information.
December 11, 2014 – Brennan defends the CIA’s practices during a news conference, declaring that the CIA obtained useful intelligence from detainees, including info that led to the bin Laden raid.
March 6, 2015 – In a memo to CIA staff, Brennan announces changes to the agency’s structure in response to cybersecurity concerns and an increasingly complex counterterrorism landscape.
January 15, 2017 – Tells Fox News’ Chris Wallace that he doesn’t think President-elect Donald Trump has “a full appreciation of Russian capabilities, Russia’s intentions,” and that Trump’s public displays of contempt for the US intelligence community could undermine national security. His remarks are made after Trump rejects intelligence agencies’ reports of claims that Russia has compromising information on the President-elect.
January 20, 2017 – Leaves office.
May 23, 2017 – Brennan tells House Russia investigators that Russia “brazenly interfered” in US elections, including actively contacting members of President Trump’s campaign, but Brennan stops shy of dubbing it “collusion.”
September 4, 2017 – Is named a distinguished fellow for global security at Fordham Law School’s Center on National Security.

 

 

 

 

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