Nothing pisses off a Mom more than someone endangering her babies, even if they are legally adults and especially if they are wearing a uniform of the US Military.
And I’m pissed.
I have been reading about and watching this Community Organizer-Campaigner-Commander-in Chief’s actions towards our Finest young men and women the past 3+ years and find something to be enraged at damn near every day: political photo ops for his aggrandizement, throwing good generals under the bus (like we have so many to just throw out), sending his wife out to chastise our Troops on their eating habits and try to make them, as well as their families, appear victims and broken, exercising progressive social transformation experiments, giving out timelines for withdrawals, taking credit for their brave actions, using them as political hockey pucs, threatening their benefits, appeasing the enemy,…oh, I could go on and on.
But this business with the leaks is the proverbial straw.
If this doesn’t reek of an anti-American, Anti-Military ideology, nothing will. Putting our Troops lives in danger to further one’s political agenda and election prospects is the last thing a true CinC would ever do.
Unfortunately, we do not have such a CinC. We have an America-hating, Military-hating, the-ends-justify-the-means narcissistic Chicago politics thug, surrounded by yes-men and women.
Well, apparently there’s a plan to stop the leaks, now that they’ve been busted:
The Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, in consultation with the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, will monitor all major, national media reporting for unauthorized disclosures of defense department classified information. The Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence will ensure that the appropriate component of the department has been tasked with investigating leaks and that the required legal referrals to the Department of Justice and Congressional notifications are made.
(From Foreign Policy)
And they are going to “monitor themselves“!
“When it comes to monitoring, we mean monitoring ourselves,” Little said. Asked if the department intends to track down those who leak information and punish them, Little said “I’m not going to label this a witch hunt at all.”
Oh, that makes me feel ever so much better with this admin - the One of such Transparency.
And now intelligence leaks have become a campaign issue more than a national security threat. God, I dislike politicians very, very much.
Feinstein backtracks over remarks about leaks coming from White House.
David Axelrod: White House Did Not Leak Classified Information (VIDEO)
Do White House Leaks Deserve a National Security Investigation?
Of course, this all comes from the State Propaganda Machine, formerly known as the Free Press, so how much of any of this can we believe?
Even so, the real story is that we have enemies in the White House and they don’t care how badly they hurt or endanger all that is good in this country, including the lives of our Military members, aka, our kids, to keep their power, control and positions.
And that will not be covered by the State Propaganda Machine, formerly known as the Free Press.
If the CinC isn’t defending the Military and this nation, who the hell is?
Ummm, that would be you and me.
Other stuff I found while digging:
Obama’s Water Carriers: (Sadly, this includes too, too many of the Brass.)
At the Point of the Spear: The Role of Special Operations Forces in America’s Post-9/11, Post-Iraq/Afghanistan Defense Strategy
Publication Date: 07/25/2012
The Commander of the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command will discuss the ever expanding role of “SOCOM” in counterterrorism operations around the world, and the outsize role Special Operations Forces are now playing within the Pentagon, in partnership with the intelligence community, in defending the nation and protecting our global security interests.
Admiral William McRaven, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
Moderator: Wolf Blitzer, Host, “The Situation Room,” CNN
Good stuff on Special Ops in between the O Love. (It is the Aspen Institute, after all.) Also, interesting info about suicide in the ranks at 15:30. Admiral McCraven won’t go into the drone strikes at all ~ of which this admin should take note.
Examining Drone Attacks at the Institute and in the Media 2011
By Nayna Sasidharan
This week, Spencer Ackerman, national security blogger and reporter at Wired.com, demands the drone program be taken away from the CIA and be declassified, spurring arguments in an on-going conversation on Twitter, the mainstream media and here at the Aspen Institute.
Former National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter addressed this at the 2011 Aspen Security Forum. Watch the beginning of this clip, where he says it doesn’t matter where the strikes come from:
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
“The Evolving Terrorist Threat and the NCTC Mission”
Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Matthew Olsen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security May 16, 2012 The University Club, Washington, DC
Rather chilling remarks…
DOD Bolsters Safeguards for Sensitive Information
By Cheryl Pellerin
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2012 – In a closed House panel hearing on the unauthorized disclosure of classified information, the defense department’s senior civilian official and its top military officer said DOD must do more to protect sensitive information, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey yesterday testified about information security matters before the House Armed Services Committee.
“The secretary and Chairman Dempsey believe that the vast majority of the millions of defense personnel with security clearances would never leak classified material,” Little said.
“However,” he added, “they believe we must do more to protect sensitive information.”
The steps to be taken here.
See! We are doing something about this! Not so much coming clean, but we’re doing something! Now relax, we have it all under control. And that’s the point, isn’t it? Control?
SPECIAL OPS PAC TARGETS ‘OBAMA’S LOOSE LIPS’
Retired special operations officers from the U.S. military have organized their own political action committee designed to highlight what they see as unforgivable security leaks by President Obama and his team.
Named Special Operations Speaks PAC and led by three former officers with special operations experience, the group is leading a petition drive to try to raise the profile of recent stories blaming Mr. Obama for intelligence leaks.
Special Operations Speaks (SOS) PAC
Get ‘em, guys!