With John Rossomando

JOHN ROSSOMANDO, Senior Analyst of Defense Policy, Center for Security Policy, Former Senior Analyst, Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism, Former Senior Managing Editor, The Bulletin, Author, The Arab Spring Ruse, @JohnRossomando

  • The Muslim Brotherhood was founded with the express intent of reestablishing the Islamic Caliphate
  • John Rossomando talks about Muslim Brotherhood influence operations in the United States and how key operatives contacted notable U.S. government officials, such as Antony Blinken, William Burns, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and Lloyd Austin
  • Rossomando: The Brotherhood co-opted the language Americans had grown up with, i.e. democracy
  • Presidential Directive 11: The Obama White House’s alleged rationale for backing the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East
  • The Obama administration, with the help of the Brotherhood, backed the Free Syrian Army, which in turn created a power vacuum in Syria, allowing Russia to swoop in and back the al-Assad regime
  • Rossomando talks about the Biden administration's apparent inability to fire its top generals: “It’s become who you're friends with”
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