Ex-CIA Officer Clare Lopez Calls Obama a Radical Islamic Threat to America-Correct Attribution!
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Ex-CIA Officer Clare Lopez called President Obama a radical Islamic threat to America.
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Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer, said that President Obama has “switched sides” in the war on terror, and that he has the same goals that Osama Bin Laden had: to reduce U.S. influence in Islamic areas of the world.
Clare Lopez has said for years that extremist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood have infiltrated the Obama administration and are carrying out their agendas through U.S. foreign policy. In August 2014, Lopez told the website WND that:
Lopez told WND she sees a pattern in Obama’s actions, or inaction, that reveals his blueprint for the Middle East and Northern Africa is to let the warring jihadi factions, the Sunnis and the Shiites, divide the region into two spheres of influence, and for the U.S. to withdraw.
“The administration’s plan, I believe, is to remove American power and influence, including military forces, from Islamic lands,” Lopez asserted.
When WND remarked that was just what Osama bin Laden had demanded, Lopez pointed out that is the aim of all jihadis, “Because that is what Islam demands, that foreign forces be kicked out of Islamic lands.”
Does Obama think if we leave the Mideast the jihadis will then leave us alone?
“I don’t know,” she said. “I can just see the pattern that is enabling the rise of Islam, empowering the Muslim Brotherhood domestically and abroad, alienating and distancing ourselves from our friends and allies and debilitating the American military.”
Then, a month later, WND reported that Lopez said Obama had “switched sides” in the war on terror by siding with groups like the Muslim Brotherhood:
She said the global war on terror had been an effort to “stay free of Shariah,” or repressive Islamic law, until the Obama administration began siding with such jihadist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates.
Why the switch?
Lopez explained, when the so-called Arab Spring appeared in late 2010, “It was time to bring down the secular Muslim rulers who did not enforce Islamic law. And America helped.”
And why would Obama want to do that?
As she told WND earlier this month, Lopez believed the Muslim Brotherhood has thoroughly infiltrated the Obama administration and other branches of the federal government.
This isn’t necessarily news, however. Clare Lopez has been accusing the Obama administration of being infiltrated by Islamic extremists and carrying out their agenda as far back as 2009:
Did a CIA officer out Obama as a radical Islamist?