Written by PipeLineNews.org
Muslim Apologist/Saudi Lobbyist Set To Chair Obama's National Intelligence Council
February 23, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Since it was revealed over the last few days that Chas Freeman is apparently slated to head the Obama administration's National Intelligence Council, much evidence has been presented linking him to pro-Islamist, anti-Israel sentiments.
Now the Middle East Forum is reporting that Freeman received $1 million from the Saudis for public relations services, "Chas Freeman, reportedly nominated to head the National Intelligence Council preparing finished National Intelligence Estimates for President Obama, acknowledged in 2006 that the $1 million donation to his Middle East Policy Council that he received from "the generosity of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia" was for public relations in the United States." [source, http://www.meforum.org/blog/obama-mideast-monitor/2009/02/freeman-says-he-took-1-million-for-saudi-public-relations.html]
Going back to Obama's "community" work in Chicago it has been long apparent that he is no supporter of Israel, his close friendship with former PLO official Rashid Khalidi being symptomatic.
Given the already alarming information surfacing on Freeman, the prospect of him being associated with U.S. intelligence at any level should give pause for great concern among those in the West who are still intent upon meeting the challenge of the Islamic jihad in both its violent as well as stealth modes.
Freeman's potential to skew intelligence at the Council in support of his Islamism is extremely troubling and nothing that we have read encapsulates that better than something he wrote in 2006.
"...We have paid heavily and often in treasure in the past for our unflinching support and unstinting subsidies of Israel's approach to managing its relations with the Arabs. Five years ago we began to pay with the blood of our citizens here at home. We are now paying with the lives of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines on battlefields in several regions of the realm of Islam, with more said by our government's neoconservative mentors to be in prospect..."
In the space of just these few words Freeman displays a breathtaking level of ignorance - blaming the 9/11 terror attacks on U.S. support for the only democracy in the Middle East, casting Israel as the villain in matters pertaining to "the realm of Islam," [a term of great currency in radical Muslim circles] and blames our presence in Iraq also on our support of that tiny Jewish nation, especially due to the the work of the "neoconservatives," an anti-Semitic code in common parlance among leftist Jew haters.
With Obama's tilt towards the Palestinians already evident, the addition of Freeman into the mix will turn an already seriously flawed ME policy into a disaster in short course.
Though one might have hoped that Jewish voters would have known this is what they were getting in November when they inexplicably pulled the lever - by an almost three-to-one majority - for Obama, now, three months after the fact there can no longer any cause for self-delusion; this administration poses a fundamental threat to the continued existence of Israel.
As a significant player in the formulation of that policy, there can be little doubt that Freeman's presence on the NIC will seriously damage this nation's [and the West's] ability to defend itself and we hope that sanity will prevail before this apparent decision is finalized.