During his Wednesday appearance on Breitbart News Daily with host Stephen K. Bannon, Dr. Sebastian Gorka recalled an incident that perfectly captures our government’s institutional blindness to the threat of jihad.
“I go out to a capital of one of our great states. I get given, by the local P.D., eight hours to explain the mind of jihadis, to state and local law enforcement,” he began. “And I do the data dump – the stuff I do at Bragg, the stuff I do for the Marines. Eight hours of ‘what does the enemy believe, and what’s it going to take to defeat him?’”
“After eight hours of delivering it, a young, pretty girl comes up to me. She’s clearly not a LEO, she’s not a law enforcement officer,” he continued. And she says, ‘Dr. Gorka, you’re clearly very clever, but I really disagree with most of your analysis. Because I am from the Department of Homeland Security’ – and she gives me her card, and she says, ‘You do know that the primary threat to these officers, and to America, is from right-wing extremists and militias.’”
Astounded that she could have retained this view after listening to eight hours of contrary information, Gorka asked, “Really? Could you give me one example of a threat, of a plot as significant as San Bernardino, or the Boston bombing?”
Her reply, after a bit of fidgeting and stammering, was to offer Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing – which, as Gorka noted, occurred twenty-one years ago.
“I’m an American now, and I believe in this nation, and although I’ve got Hungarian blood, I have to be optimistic,” Gorka told Bannon. “The guys I work with are not this woman. If you’re going to the Eighteen Alphas, to the Green Berets, to the special agents in the FBI, to the Marines who deploy to Iraq – if you look at our local, state law enforcement – all of those guys get it. They get it, and they’re angry at the institutional political correctness you discussed.”
Gorka is the National Security editor for Breitbart News, and the author of the new book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War.
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You can listen to the full interview with Dr. Sebastian Gorka below: