Michael Scheuer–Through Our Enemies’ Eyes–Videos

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No Country Has The Right To Exist! Michael Scheuer Fmr CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief pt.1

 

No Country Has The Right To Exist! Michael Scheuer Fmr CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief pt.2

 

No Country Has The Right To Exist! Michael Scheuer Fmr CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief pt.3

 

Conversations With History – Michael Scheuer

 

Freedom Watch 10/09/10 Michael Scheuer “911 Coverup” p.2/6

 

Last Word: Micheal Scheuer, former Head of CIA’s Bin Laden Unit 1/5

 

Last Word: Micheal Scheuer, former Head of CIA’s Bin Laden Unit 2/5

 

Last Word: Micheal Scheuer, former Head of CIA’s Bin Laden Unit 3/5

 

Last Word: Micheal Scheuer, former Head of CIA’s Bin Laden Unit 4/5

 

Last Word: Micheal Scheuer, former Head of CIA’s Bin Laden Unit 5/5

Michael F. Scheuer

“…Michael F. Scheuer (born 1952[1]) is an American blogger, historian, foreign policy critic, and political analyst. He is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University‘s Center for Peace and Security Studies. He was formerly an intelligence officer at the Central Intelligence Agency. In his 22-year career, he served as the Chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station (aka “Alec Station”), from 1996 to 1999, the Osama bin Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorist Center. He then worked again as Special Advisor to the Chief of the bin Laden unit from September 2001 to November 2004.

Scheuer became a public figure after being outed as the anonymous author of the 2004 book Imperial Hubris, in which he criticized many of the United States‘ assumptions about Islamist insurgencies and particularly Osama bin Laden. He depicts bin Laden as a rational actor who is fighting to weaken the United States by weakening its economy, rather than merely combating and killing Americans. He challenges the common assumption that terrorism is the threat that the United States is facing in the modern era, arguing rather that Islamist insurgency (and not “terrorism”)[2] is the core of the conflict between the U.S. and Islamist forces, who in places such as Kashmir, Xinjiang, and Chechnya are “struggling not just for independence but against institutionalized barbarism.”[2][3] Osama bin Laden acknowledged the book in a 2007 statement, suggesting that it revealed “the reasons for your losing the war against us”.[4][5]

In February 2009, Scheuer was terminated from his position as a senior fellow of The Jamestown Foundation. Scheuer has written that he was fired by the organization for stating that “the current state of the U.S.-Israel relationship undermined U.S. national security.”[6] …”

Scheuer was born in Buffalo NY and graduated from Canisius College in 1974, and went on to earn an M.A. from Niagara University in 1976 and another M.A. from Carleton University in 1982.[7][8] He also received a Ph.D. in British Empire-U.S.-Canada-U.K. relations from the University of Manitoba in 1986.[9][10]

Scheuer served in the CIA for 22 years before resigning in 2004. He was chief of the Osama bin Laden unit at the Counterterrorist Center from 1996 to 1999.[11] He worked as Special Adviser to the Chief of the bin Laden Unit from September 2001 to November 2004.[12] He is now known to have been the anonymous author of both the 2004 book Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror and the earlier anonymous work, Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America.[13] After his anonymously-published books had been publicly associated with his name, he was mentioned in an Osama bin Laden statement of September 7, 2007. According to bin Laden, “If you want to understand what’s going on and if you would like to get to know some of the reasons for your losing the war against us, then read the book of Michael Scheuer in this regard.”[4]

After leaving the CIA in 2004, Scheuer worked as a news analyst for CBS News and a terrorism analyst for The Jamestown Foundation‘s online publication Global Terrorism Analysis.[14] He also makes radio and television appearances and teaches a graduate-level course on Al-Qaeda at Georgetown University. He also participates in conferences on terrorism and national security issues, such as the New America Foundation‘s December 2004 conference, “Al Qaeda 2.0: Transnational Terrorism After 9/11.”[15]

In 2009, Scheuer reported that he had lost his position as a Senior Fellow with the Jamestown Foundation, after “several major financial donors to Jamestown threatened to withdraw funding” if he continued in that role.[16] The funding threats were pursuant to his criticism of Barack Obama’s “dancing the Tel Aviv two-step” in allegedly kowtowing to the Israeli lobby, as well as Scheuer’s disdaining of Obama’s selection as Chief of Staff of Rahm Emmanuel, “a U.S. citizen who during the 1991 Gulf War left America to serve in Israel’s military.”[16]

Scheuer’s latest book, Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq was released on February 12, 2008.[17]

Through Our Enemies’ Eyes

His first book, published anonymously, is an analysis of the public discourse available on al Qaeda’s ideology and strategy. In it, Scheuer explores the bin Laden phenomenon and its implications for U.S. security. He began the book in 1999 as an unclassified manual for counterterrorism officers. Due to the secrecy agreement he signed as an employee of the CIA, the book is based solely on unclassified intelligence or material available from open sources such as media reports. His main thesis in the work is that the view of bin Laden as a lunatic is a form of “myopia” that limits Western military thinkers’ ability to respond to the bin Laden phenomenon. He writes that “the West’s road to hell lies in approaching the bin Laden problem with the presumption that only the lunatic fringe could oppose what the United States is trying to accomplish through its foreign policy toward the Muslim world. Bin Laden’s philosophy is slowly harnessing the two most powerful motivating forces in contemporary international affairs: religion and nationalism.”[18]

[T]he crux of my argument is simply that America is in a war with militant Islamists that it cannot avoid; one that it cannot talk or appease its way out of; one in which our irreconcilable Islamist foes will have to be killed, an act which unavoidably will lead to innocent deaths; and one that is motivated in large measure by the impact of U.S. foreign policies in the Islamic world, one of which is unqualified U.S. support for Israel.[19] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Scheuer

 

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