Several times during his call with Smith, Gorka invited him to the White House to hash out their differences "face to face, man to man," as he put it in one exchange. They set a tentative date for March 8.But Smith warned Gorka that "in absolute fairness to you, what you will hear is that I have very serious concerns about our national security," and in particular Gorka's role "as an adviser to the president of the United States.""If you make a devastating case, then so be it," Gorka said."So be it?" Smith answered. "Then what, you'll acknowledge you're out of your league?""Yeah, absolutely," Gorka said. "Bring it on."Late Wednesday, Gorka withdrew his invitation."Given your statements for the latest attack piece and continued disparaging Tweets against not only myself but the administration and the President," Gorka wrote Smith, "consider your invitation to meet withdrawn."
After Sept. 11, the American government, its allies, the academy and myriad journalists undertook to dissect the phenomenon of radicalization, explore its pathways, unpack Quranic language on violence and understand the sociology of Islamic terrorism. The suggestion that Mr. Gorka brings new insight is self-gratifying, grandiose malarkey.
What emerged from these decades of engagement with jihadism was a nascent counterterrorism strategy. That was scuttled when the United States took a sharp wrong turn with the invasion of Iraq, a misstep that was a profound boon to extremists. But even so, counterterrorism strategy has evolved into a sustainable program of counter-radicalization and targeted military operations. Mr. Gorka seems oblivious to this legacy. For him, a huge effort that gathered momentum decades ago somehow amounts to "downplaying the seriousness of the threat."What has been learned during this long effort from law enforcement, intelligence community analyses and an abundance of scholarship on jihadists is that religious doctrine is not their sole or even primary driver. The issues that Mr. Gorka so defiantly "jettisons" actually do play a role.Declaring a religious war now would only validate the jihadist narrative and force fence-sitters to procure AK-47s. Having elevated a huckster weak on jihadist history and doctrine and unaware of what his own government has learned over decades, the Trump administration now risks exacerbating the very security challenges it hopes to surmount. H. R. McMaster, the newly appointed national security adviser -- a strong choice -- will quickly have to exorcise Mr. Bannon and Mr. Miller's worldview if the administration is to forge a sound national security policy. Getting rid of Mr. Gorka should be an early priority.
Lol his PhD is fake: http://reynolds.web.unc.edu/gorka/And he got scared off a panel at Georgetown by a bunch of undergrads asking questions : http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/sebastian-gorka-trump-adviser-linked-hungarian-right-wing-group-abruptly-n750451
wonder how many people out there are seriously defending him, not even necessarily out of blind alt-right loyalty, but because they don't have a clue how thin his "resume" is. like I assume there are people who still take this "phd" seriously, and think he has "qualifications".
Quote from: el jefe on April 29, 2017, 12:57:31 PMwonder how many people out there are seriously defending him, not even necessarily out of blind alt-right loyalty, but because they don't have a clue how thin his "resume" is. like I assume there are people who still take this "phd" seriously, and think he has "qualifications".And most of those people will also rail against academic elites.
Potentially good newshttp://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sebastian-gorka-to-accept-role-outside-white-house/article/2621719