CIA’s John Brennan Supports Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the New Face of Nike

Photographs such as this one of a burning pair of Nike sneakers are going viral on the Internet.

Television news channels and sports journalists are promulgating what some are calling “propaganda” about former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s appearance in a new ad campaign for the sports shoes sold by Nike. Ex-CIA Director John Brennan and former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have both stated they support Kaepernick’s anti-American statements and anti-Trump Twitter attacks. And they support his Nike deal.

Brennan, CIA Director from 2013-2017, is a former member of the Communist Party who voted for the Marxist Gus Hall for president. He is also suspected of being a Muslim convert while he served as CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia, according to a former FBI special agent..

“{President Donald] Trump should be glad Brennan continues his anti-American tirades. Who wants Brennan and Iranian radical Ahmadinejad supporting them? A radical Marxist or jihadist are folks you’d rather avoid,” said former police official and political strategist Michael Baker..

Kaepernick posted an image on his Twitter account on Monday to notify the thousands of followers. It’s of a close-up of his face with the words: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Nike’s Twitter account later retweeted his post for its own social media followers.

Nike boasted that its sports shoe brand has represented Kaepernick since 2011, although it never featured him in Nike ads for the last two years. Observers believe it is a sign that Nike adhering to the political-correctness of Kaepernick’s ongoing battle and lawsuit against the National Football League, whose management came down hard on Kaepernick after numerous football fans generated petitions and participated in an email deluge that was highly critical of Kaepernick’s anti-American messages and gestures.

During the 2016 football season, he shocked fans and some players when instead of placing his right-hand over his heart for the national anthem he knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

“The football season suddenly became a stage for players to honor the Stars & Stripes, or for them to dishonor the symbol of the United States of America,” said former college football running back, Ronald Rosato, who later joined the U.S. Marine Corp after the 9-11 al-Qaeda terrorist attacks. He later became a police officer.

Things became quite strange at the CIA when President Obama appointed John Brennan as the director. He’s been on the wrong side of history when he supported and voted for a communist party candidate for president (Gus Hall) and while assigned to Saudi Arabia he allegedly converted to Islam.

According to its web site description Nike was one of the first companies in the U.S. to extend benefits to partners of either gender. In 2000, the company extended those benefits, including healthcare coverage, to the dependents of domestic partners.

In 2005, Nike went further in its adherence to the politically-correct orthodoxy when the company supported Oregon’s legislation to protect the employment of LGBT from non-discrimination for same sex partners. In 2007, Nike went even further in its political activism when the company created an Oregon business coalition to pass the state-level nondiscrimination and civil unions legislation.

Nike has been a long-time supporter of federal employment nondiscrimination legislation and was also one of the lead companies to sign onto the business community amicus brief earlier this year before the US Supreme Court supporting the end of federal marriage discrimination and enabling recognition of same-sex civil marriage at the US federal government level.

Nike has openly supported marriage equality and LGBT non-discrimination legislation in other US states.

Earlier in 2013, Nike began to help build business community support for the proposed Oregon initiative, the Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection Initiative, which would extend the freedom to marry in Oregon to same-sex couples while protecting religious institutions’ ability to perform marriages consistent with their beliefs.

Nike has consistently received 100% scores from the Human Rights Campaign for more than a decade.

Although Kaepernick has received numerous honors for his efforts, including being named GQ magazine’s Citizen of the Year for 2017, the anti-Trump movement he started remains polarizing.

A poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal released last week showed 54 percent of respondents deemed kneeling during the anthem “inappropriate,” while 43 percent called it “appropriate.”


Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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