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… Quit Messing Around [#call a Spade a Spade]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 31st,2016

.. someone of substance emerges from the ” shadows . ”

.. retired Gen. Michael Flynn [former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency] was testifying before Congress the other day . You think that he would not be political . Well , you would be wrong . Not overtly , mind you . But he mounted the parapets and let the guns open fire at the ObamaCraps …

.. Flynn called for a reorganization of our war effort against the Islamic militant threat . He called for a joint international effort , similar to N.A.T.O. . That was not all , to say the least …

.. [h/t — CounterJihadReport.com]..
.. [link] to the testimony // blog news ..

.. to quote General Flynn …

The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency slammed the Obama administration on Monday as “well intentioned” but paralyzed and playing defense inits the fight againstIslamic militancy.Recently retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn called for the U.S. to lead the charge in a sweeping, decades-long campaign against the Islamic State group, al Qaeda, and its ilk—a fight like the one against the former Soviet Union—against a new enemy he said is “committed to the destruction of freedom and the American way of life.”

“There is no substitute, none, for American power,” the general said, to occasional cheers and ultimately a standing ovation from a crowd of special operators and intelligence officers at a Washington industry conference.

He also slammed the administration for refusing to use the term “Islamic militants” in its description of ISIS and al Qaeda.

“You cannot defeat an enemy you do not admit exists,” Flynn said.

He said the administration is unwilling to admit the scope of the problem, naively clinging to the hope that limited counterterrorist intervention will head off the ideological juggernaut of religious militancy.

“There are many sincere people in our government who frankly are paralyzed by this complexity,” said Flynn, so they “accept a defensive posture, reasoning that passivity is less likely to provoke our enemies.”

Flynn refused to name President Obama as the focus of his ire in comments afterward to The Daily Beast, saying that he was simply “sending a message to the American people.” But the comments show the widening rift between some in the national-security community who want to see more special-operations and intelligence assets sent into the fight against ISIS and other groups in Syria and beyond.

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… The Stonewall Cracks …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 4th,2014

.. and by a little more than you might think …

.. so , what is this all about ?? …

.. it was having the former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence [Micheal Morrell] on the hot seat …. but not in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee …

.. he was in front of the House Intelligence Committee … and that makes a very big difference ..

.. Morrell pretty much admitted that he lied , openly and brazenly , in front of the committee … gee , I wonder why ? It is because the Eric Holder – led Department of InJustice is so politically abused by the ObamaCraps that no senior level ObamaCrap will be held responsible for his or her actions …. no matter how outrageous the act , or how brazen …

.. Morrell was corralled by the GOP members into admitting that he was the responsible party for playing around with the ” talking points . ” Worse yet , he co – ordinated on them with the ObamaCrap White House . Ouch !

.. there are more steps to come , but at least , this truth is out  , and yes , it matters (contrary to Hillary Rodham Clinton) … you might wonder why ??

.. it is not just that 4 people died . That is the abundantly obvious . They and their survivors are owed an answer about everything that happened …. and they are owed the truth . The truth . The whole truth , and nothing but the truth ! …

.. it is also the survivors . They were left for dead , and nothing was done to rescue them . Only their own intrubidity and skill and guts helped to keep the death toll at four . It could have been a great deal higher …

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… A Law Professor Rips POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 4th,2014

.. that is Professor Jonathan Turley of Georgetown .

.. Jon Turley is a liberal . However , he is a liberal in a classic sense . Also , he is most definitely (normally) a supporter of Barack Obama . So , why his testimony ?

.. It is because he is worried about the moral and legal precedents that POTUS is setting . The unilateral changes to ObamaCrapCare , for example , are actions that a President should have submitted to Congress . Obama did none of those things . He made those changes by himself , by executive fiat …

.. so , Professor Turley gave POTUS a justified butt – ripping in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee . He also presented them with a stark choice . You have to take action to stop POTUS from siphoning your power away …

.. [h/t RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the Professor ‘ s statement to Congress ..

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