This Just In...

February 11, 2011

This just in from FOX News:

Meanwhile, the CIA has put together a 35-member task force to look at where the uprisings might spread next. The sudden revolt in Egypt took the global community by surprise, and U.S. intelligence officers are looking at several different factors to gauge where and if this movement might spread -- they will look at the role of the Internet and social networking, the allegiance of various militaries, the youth and the unmet expectations of those who live in these countries.

All CIA station chiefs are being immediately tasked with examining these factors, including the strength of opposition movements, in their assigned countries.

Question to the folks in DC: Will our Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper - who testified before Congress yesterday that the Muslim Brotherhood is an organization that is "largely secular, which has eschewed violence [apparently, someone forgot to mention that to Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood...] and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam" - be allowed anywhere near this task force??

Oh, and one more question: Kudos on the new "task force", but what in the world have the CIA and its station chiefs been doing until now???

[Posted by R.S.]


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