Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 22 2010 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Sergeant Fury of Afghanistan, General McChrystal Loses His War, And In The Process, 'Our War'

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Cabale News ServiceJune 22 2010 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Sergeant Fury of Afghanistan, General McChrystal Loses His War, And In The Process, 'Our War'

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Sergeant Fury #1History time! (subhead: "Hunter S. Thompson, thou art AVENGED!") It's like Truman-MacArthur all over again. General McChrystal, JSOC-bred 'Rogue Commander", has been summoned to the White House where he most likely will offer his resignation because Rolling Stone magazine did a profile of the good general and after he spent 2 days with the reporters in Paris, the Iceland volcano (It HAS a name "Eyjafjallajökull") kept them together awhile longer while the air cleared enough for flights to resume. They GOT DRUNK together and McChrystal along with his staffers said a few things that made it quite clear he and his crew are not particularly fond of the Obama administration's plans for our wars, or the president.

On a similar note, the Afghan war is going so badly that the much touted Kandahar offensive has been delayed until the fall, (if we're not in the process of withdrawing by then) if it happens at all.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is going to be in the Silicon Gulch today meeting with executives from Apple and Twitter and will continue on to Washington for a meeting with president Obama (after Obama sees Mr. McChrystal in the woodshed...)

A federal court in New Orleans is considering issuing a temporary restraining order against the federal government's shut down of drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The suit was filed in "early June by Hornbeck Offshore LLC, a small oil-services company based in Covington, La."

A new Labor department rule says federal employees who are Gay are now going to have access to family leave.

Oh Wonderful! The Times Square Bomber was in court for arraignment where he pled guilty to all ten charges and exclaimed there would be more half-assed, two-day trained 'bombers' like himself coming to attack the US.

The Obama administration's economic advisor and Stimulus package author Peter Orszag will be resigning from the OMB later this year. A Q & A from the Atlantic Wire: Why Is Peter Orszag Leaving? (And Who Will Replace Him?)

In OTHER News...

YES, They Can! (Spy on peacefully protesting American citizens.)
Pentagon revives Rumsfeld-era domestic spying unit

By Daniel Tencer
Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The Pentagon's spy unit has quietly begun to rebuild a database for tracking potential terrorist threats that was shut down after it emerged that it had been collecting information on American anti-war activists.

The Defense Intelligence Agency filed notice this week that it plans to create a new section called Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Operation Records, whose purpose will be to "document intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterrorism and counternarcotic operations relating to the protection of national security."

But while the unit's name refers to "foreign intelligence," civil liberties advocates and the Pentagon's own description of the program suggest that Americans will likely be included in the new database.

FICOR replaces a program called Talon, which the DIA created in 2002 under then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as part of the counterterrorism efforts following the 9/11 attacks. It was disbanded in 2007 after it emerged that Talon had retained information on anti-war protesters, including Quakers, even after it was determined they posed no threat to national security... [In Full]

[After the commentary, a requiem for a war that was lost before it ever started, courtesy of Skidmark Bob, PoP dEFECT Radio]


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