Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a national security professional specializing in irregular warfare, has accused the Obama administration of treason for manipulating intelligence about ISIS.
Dr. Gorka, the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair in Military Theory at the Marine Corps University, says Obama deliberately kept the American public in the dark about the threat ISIS pose.
Gorka said the report, which comes from a House Republican panel, confirms allegations by dozens of intelligence analysts that their reports were altered by CENTCOM higher-ups.
“This act of willfully distorting and playing down the intelligence assessments when American is at war is tantamount to being a treasonous act,” Gorka said.
He likened it a member of the intelligence community “watering down” the assessments of what the Japanese or Germans were doing during World War II.
“If that person were found out, they have been court-martialed and they could have been executed,” Gorka said. “This is political interference in the intelligence cycle. It is absolutely outrageous, and it will endanger American lives.”
It is so easy at this stage of Obama’s presidential career to laugh off such manipulation of data. We’re used to seeing it. Remember when they manipulated data to fudge unemployment numbers? When they manipulated data on border security and deportations? When they doctored census bureau questions to improve Obamacare statistics? Or when they completely made up new terms such as “lives touched” to inflate job numbers created by the stimulus?
This is much more serious. The Obama administration, through CENTCOM, purposely manipulated data so the president could go on national television and claim that ISIS has been contained. To give a sense of unwarranted comfort while terrorist attacks were actively being plotted in San Bernardino and Orlando.
They clearly were not contained. This is a tangible, provable lie perpetrated on the American people by the White House.
“ISIS has become the Godzilla of international jihad,” Gorka explains. “80,000 jihadis, territory with six million people on their new Caliphate, and with attacks happening outside the war zone every 84 hours. That’s the truth. That’s the reality.”
It’s downright treasonous to tell the American people otherwise.