About JG
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).
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  1. I agree, listening to Stephen Coughlin security briefing video’s on his website, he explains the doctrine/ sharia law, in great detail, it is quite amazing and very interesting. … So how do we get Trumps’ attention to get have Stephen Coughlin return, and advise Trump. I once thought that Trump read Catastropic Failure, but I detect that he needs more information and Coughlin and Guandolo would be excellent.

    I think he needs this information before starting out making policy.

  2. Coughlin’s book is not in the Fairfax County’s public library. Neither is your work, Mr. Guandolo. For such complicated and essential knowledge to become come place, we the people must have access to these books. Because so many essential books about the Islamic threat are not in our libraries, high school teachers and students do not have easy access to vital information they and everyone else needs to make voting decisions as well as working and life decisions. I presume politically correct naysayers and Muslims dominate the library’s book buying committee. It’s not just books about this threat that are missing, but all facets of conservative thought and history, dating back to the 1950s.

    • Caro….I agree I have not seen Coughlins, nor John’s book, in the local bookstore although they will order it or in the the local library where they” may not”…although there are plenty of books describing the “beauty of islam” which line the shelves at local libraries in my state,amongst which one can find a Quran and the Reliance of the Traveler to get the realities. Quite strange, I accidentially found a brown labeled folder with the writings of Osama bin Laden in the unusual section of my library. I nervously checked it out and read it but soon returned the thin folder. Ordering Coughlin’s book can make one nervous in such an enviroment of denial and liberal drama and partnership with leftist, possible dangerous organizations. The public and government need this information which I hope they will get it soon.

  3. I have learned so much from your site. This blog topic is one that I have been worried about. I’d feel a heck of a lot better if Coughlin was directly involved. Haney too, for that matter. And you and your team utilized full time to retrain the folks at the FBI, and the other 16 intelligence agencies. How will these severely compromised agencies determine who are completely unable to be retrained and are therefore dangerous and need to be nixed? I sure do not feel confident about the successful overhaul that is required. Thank-you so much for all of your excellent work!

  4. OPINION:

    Inasmuch as the quintessential duty of the U.S. government is to protect the lives of the American people, the binary alliance of defiant State Governors & Mayors supporting “sanctuary cities” incrementally at least, on behalf of sharia-adherent Islamic jihadists with whom the country is engaged in a war of survival – not only appears to blatantly violate Article !, section 10 of the Constitution, but fortuitously (I.e. with respect to finally enforcing relevant laws) also portends the burgeoning emergence of justification needed to empanel grand juries in order to seek federal indictments for subversion & treason.Too, given that according to Joshua Reynolds, “simplicity” is the perfect medium between too little and too much – and in a contextual sense Pollyanna’s aversion to paying attention until its too late seems immutable, UTT may be better advised with respect to recommending more books, to instead exclusively reference it’s own comprehensive body of revelatory material & tactics, and, as importantly, harp on the unthinkable cost of losing said war.

    Furthermore, lest we forget, the daily insinuations calculated to foment threats to the President’s safety, raucous verbal abuse of the First Lady, and emerging U.S. Secret Service staffing concerns, simply echo the recklessness of GOP political activists who in the 60s rationalized their acceptance of Middle-East blood money in exchange for arranging access to the apex of American political power in behalf of sharia-adherent Muslim Brotherhood terrorist operatives as a legitimate reaction to the belief that the Democrats were being similarly funded by the U.S. Jewish community.

    On the morning after the inauguration of the 45th President, the opening of a so-called “prayer service” staged in the Washington National Cathedral of the Judeo-Christian United States of America, consisted of a sharia-adherent Sunni-Muslim Muezzin chanting the repetitive Adhan (call to prayer) followed by a diverse parade of religious political hacks reciting arrogant tutorials ostensibly phrased to enlighten said official on how not to offend, particularly the Mujahideen (jihadi killers), amid the ever burgeoning hoard of diverse criminal invaders.

    Given the security threat posed therefore to the President’s party, who had been obliviously seated in the contextually most dangerous space in the building, Pew 54, unaware of the potential danger they faced by virtue of their arms-length proximity to more than one sharia-adherent Sunni-Muslim participants in said charade (I.e.potential assassins) during the entrance & exit processions, in addition to asking the Cathedral’s architect whether an Islamic minaret is being considered for erectiom on the top of the building, the following Cathedral officials might be requested to explain said A to Z outrage:

    Michelle Dibblee, who prior to becoming Director of Cathedral programs, including interfaith events, had 15 years experience as a community organizer in Minnesota, New York and Washington DC. Maxmillian Angerholzer III, who in addition to his position on the Governance & Nominative committee at the Cathedral, also sits on the advisory board of the Salvation Army of the National Capital Area, thus is presumably aware that in addition to over 200 million Christians being denied even fundamental human rights globally, another 100,000 are being murdered each year in Muslim countries because of their faith. Reverend Dr. James P. Wind, prominent voice on the role of religions and author of “Places of Worship: Exploring their History.” Rt. Reverend Frederick Houk Borsh, taught “Religions in the Ancient World” at Princeton University.

    • Donald, Right after the election I read this article that served to calm me down about the egregious Sanctuary Cities issue:
      Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, says he’s got a plan already in place that will likely eliminate sanctuary cities on Day 1 of the Trump administration. As chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on commerce, justice and science, Culberson said he acted on July 7 to notify the Department of Justice that it will need to change its policy. “I have quietly installed an off-switch that the Department of Justice and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, at my request, changed official DOJ policy on July 7 and notified every state and city in the country that unless you comply 100 percent of the time with federal requests to deport criminal illegal aliens
      in your jails or prisons, you will lose all your federal law enforcement money,” Culberson told Shannon Bream of Fox News.“That’s been the policy at the DOJ since July 7. I just didn’t make a lot of noise about it because I didn’t want the Obama administration to crawfish on us. So it’s done. It’s in place. And at noon on Jan. 20, if President Trump decides to do so, he could throw this switch I created and turn off all the federal law enforcement money to the top 10 sanctuary cities in America including the entire of state of California. New York City and Chicago? Lights out on Jan. 20 if he chooses.” Money flowing into local police departments and sheriff’s agencies through the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, grants and the Byrne-JAG grants, which fund miscellaneous police spending, would dry up, he says. Some sanctuary cities have threatened to sue the federal government if the money is turned off. But to them, Culberson says, don’t waste your time. “Suing will not do them any good. This is their decision. This is the law now, as a result of what I’ve done on July 7. If you want federal money, follow federal law,” he told Bream. “You must hand over every criminal illegal alien in your prisons to fed authorities to be deported immediately or you lose all your money.” The policy can even be enforced retroactively if need be. “If Mayor Emanuel and Mayor De Blasio continue to refuse to comply with federal requests to hand over these dangerous criminal aliens in their custody, not only do they lose their money but the policy the DOJ put in place at my request says they will owe a refund of every dollar they ever received from these grant programs over the last 10 years,” he said.
      “That means the state of California, if they don’t change, they will have to write us, the U.S. taxpayer, a check for $1.2 billion,” Culberson continued. “New York City will owe us as taxpayers $211 million, and Rahm Emanuel, get your checkbook out, you’re going to have to write America a check for $91.2 million if you don’t comply with requests to hand over these dangerous criminals. “This off switch can actually be applied more broadly, to other grant programs, and a lawsuit won’t help them because the Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that accepting federal money is a discretionary act. You don’t have to accept federal money, but if you take the federal money you have to accept all the strings that are attached to it,” Culberson said. “So it won’t do them any good to sue”.
      There’s a lot more: http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/trump-handed-trigger-to-end-sanctuary-cities/

      Thank goodness that Rep. Culberson did this! Every one of the 300 Sanctuary cities and the extra college campuses will have no choice but to capitulate to the law, in my opinion.

  5. Donald Klein, I agree that Donald Trump, needs the right people around him with more information and I was extremely nervous during the entire inauguaration, and many days prior, the media was stirring up falsehoods and anger of the change about to take place. The protests were promoted in the media with gualling pride, instead of the reasons to greet a new President and understand the national security issue, they demonized the voters who voted with knowledge and felt relief . If anything, Trump voters were informed and curious about what was happening at our unsecured borders. The massive hijra aided by a determined Obama, that nearly goes unreported when the problems of Europe and in the U.S are erupting..it was reconfigured to gain sympathies and deny realities of potential dangers, which can cause great chaos. So we have a steep mountain to climb and hopefully the days ahead will show he really was the only man with courage enough to break the silence….and get to the truth of a subversive infiltration that nearly occurred. I would love to see John and Steve and maybe Mr. Klein, although I do not know who you are, with such knowledge in the administration or as advisors.

  6. Chicago is mosque city… along with many large cities have the democrats in power, they pay salaries to employees get the message, they know that counter opinions are not wise. . Sanctuary cities are now the cause celebrity, with no information to the contrary for the public…what does the media want to do, destroy America. Obama stated that Trump is just a comma, a pause …what happens next may be the a most dangerous time. Maybe the next item to change is the ownership of the media and if foreign entities with lots of cash and subversive agenda’s continue to influence a leftist message or some erroneous, unexplained information, we will only see the demonization of Trump continue…and that will put us all in danger.

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