Terrorism, interrogation, and the great cultural divide
On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal and NBC News published the latest in a string of polls that suggest Senate Democrats’ grandstanding attempt to impugn the Bush-era CIA with a “bombshell” report on the interrogation of terrorists has backfired pretty badly: Most Americans don’t object to the CIA’s interrogation techniques that some call torture, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. After being told the | Read More »
George W Bush declines to back-stab the CIA over waterboarding.
I wonder what tomorrow’s (scheduled) Senate report on waterboarding during the Bush era is actually going to say. I suspect – suspect – that it’s going to end up seriously upsetting the antiwar Left, in large part because the former administration isn’t hanging the CIA out to dry: The report is said to assert that the C.I.A. misled Mr. Bush and his White House about | Read More »
More Hand-Wringing and Apologies
“We tortured some people.” Of all the words uttered by Obama these past few years, these are perhaps his most dangerous. Surely, our Constitutional-Scholar-in Chief understands that these words open CIA and Bush administration officials to prosecution in foreign courts for alleged “war crimes.” All hindsight is 20/20 and it is easy for the Senate and armchair liberals to sit about today and criticize actions | Read More »
CIA now directly arming Kurds.
When this came out, it was a ‘question’ who was doing it.
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Barack Obama’s Omerta Inc.
Image Credit: gonemovies.com omerta n..noun – rule or code that prohibits speaking or divulging information about certain activities, especially the activities of a criminal organization.Yahoo Dictionary So the current Director of the CIA, John Brennan, has just admitted that he had the agency spying on members of Congress*. Senators Udall, Heinrich and Paul have requested his head in a charger a la John The Baptist. | Read More »
Germany expels CIA station chief in spy scandal
Yesterday the German government announced that it was expelling the presumed US CIA station chief because of US espionage activities directed against the German government. Germany has expelled the CIA’s station chief in Berlin in a dramatic rebuke to Washington after its security services uncovered two cases of alleged American spying in a week. The American intelligence official was asked to leave the country in | Read More »
Why the Obama CIA leak was worse than Plame’s
Remember that time the Bush White House outed a CIA agent, AND THE MSM SAID NOTHING? Me neither. Because it didn’t happen. Of course, what did happen was a kerfuffle that came to be known as the “Valerie Plame affair,” which is a quaint way of describing a political scandal resulting from a White House CIA leak. Yes, it may sound unrealistic that the DC | Read More »
The Incompetence of Barack Obama: Outed CIA covert officer edition
This weekend Obama made a completely unnecessary trip to Afghanistan to “thank the troops.” Given that Afghan President Hamid Karzai refused to meet with him, one is left with the feeling that the trip was to divert attention from the burgeoning VA scandal that has killed dozens, if not hundreds, of veterans who were unwary enough to depend upon this administration for some semblance of | Read More »
Former CIA acting Director Michael Morell *wants* Benghazi panel.
Michael Morell sounds like a guy who thinks that he can walk into House hearings on Benghazi and walk back out again with his scalp intact.
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Emerging Consensus that LBJ Killed JFK?
More than a thousand books have been written on the John F. Kennedy assassination, yet there remains much controversy as to what happened that day in Dallas. To the casual observer, the Warren Commission’s narrative of three shots in six seconds by a lone gunman may appear to be plausible. Search a bit below the surface, however, and you find many inconsistencies that call into | Read More »
Red State Uprising Questions #3: Understanding Legislation and Barack Obama’s Oath of Office
I’m up to page 57, Chapter 3, in Erick’s book Red State Uprising. Chapter 2 is devoted entirely to some of the Obama presidency. It covers a wide ranging gamete of topics from judicial appointments to TARP, foreign policy, and CIA assignments to name a few. Below are two of the things that popped out at me. There were more but many of them are | Read More »
Italy Should Pardon Robert Seldon Lady
I represent Robert Seldon Lady, who faces a six year Italian prison sentence in connection with the 2003 extraordinary rendition of an Egyptian jihadist Imam, Abu Omar, in Milan, Italy. In 2007, Lady was tried in absentia with 23 other American defendants. Italian Intelligence Chief, Niccolo Polari was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The case was brought by the same prosecutor who recently convicted | Read More »
Benghazi and Connecting the Dots
With any tragedy resulting in the death of four Americans, including a US Ambassador, that was Benghazi, the Obama administration has come under some serious criticism from many on the right. One can go to any number of conservative websites right now and be confronted with an on-line petition to impeach Obama over this tragedy. But, we need to backtrack a little bit here. Most | Read More »
New Photo Caption Contest: Because CIA Experience is Highly Overrated, You’re Hired!
While the Department of State, Justice, IRS and the NSA are all embroiled in scandal, and the Obama administration is imploding before our eyes, now is the perfect time for President Obama to select a new deputy CIA director with no experience at the CIA and no intelligence gathering experience at all. Avril Haines, a lawyer in the White House Counsel’s office, has just been named the new | Read More »
Letter from non-Birmingham Red China jail proves Snowden no MLK
Defining civil disobedience down Getting tired of lesbians, bi-sexuals, gays, transgenders, pro-abortion choicers, Sandra Fluke anti-conceptionists and now Espionage Act-violating leakers of national security secrets attempting to usurp the noble civil rights legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.? This content of character dreamer is. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), one of our tea partier conservative Republican heroes disappointed us this week when he conflated the domestic spying revelations | Read More »