Arab Spring Turns to Islamist Winter

Erick Stakelbeck brings back two members of a discussion he hosted last year on the Muslim Brotherhood. One year on, things have not improved.

Please, tell me that you aren’t surprised.

Anyway, Erick brings John Guandolo, former FBI special agent, and Patrick Poole, investigative journalist for Pajamas Media. Their discussions are, as always, right on target and very informative. I have a link to some of Patrick’s work and a short bio on John at the end of this post.

See the video of Stakelbeck on Terror from September 20, here:

If you prefer to watch the show on Youtube, you can see it here:

You can see a number of Patrick Poole’s articles here.

John Guandolo’s bio, copied from the Strategic Engagement Group:

John Guandolo is the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Execution for SEG, Inc. Mr. Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, who took a commission as an Officer of Marines. He served with 2d Battalion 2d Marines as an Infantry Platoon Commander in combat in Operations Desert Shield/Storm. From 1991-1996, he served in 2d Force Reconnaissance Company as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and the unit’s Airborne and Diving Officer. In 1996, Mr. Guandolo resigned his commission in the Marine Corps and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving at the Washington Field Office. He worked a myriad of investigations, was the SWAT Team Leader of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and was an Advanced Capability Medic within the FBI. In the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, Mr. Guandolo developed an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Doctrine, and the global Islamic Movement. In 2006, after being designated a “Subject Matter Expert (SME)” in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Course for which he was awarded the “Defender of the Homeland” Award by U.S. Senators John Kyl and Joseph Lieberman on behalf of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. in 2007. His training course was hailed as “groundbreaking” by the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director in a brief to the Vice President’s National Security Staff. Currently, Mr. Guandolo advises government leaders at the national and state level on matters related to National Security, specifically the threat from the Global Islamic Movement.