Daily Archives: June 23, 2010

In “memory” of General McChrystal

Well, I finally read the Rolling Stone article written by Michael Hastings that has caused the firing or resignation, whichever it was, of General Stan McChrystal.

This is Michael Hastings.  Looks like Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, doesn’t he?  Would you trust this face?  He’s up front here because I believe he’s a big part of this whole thing, as to how and why he gained such access to a general and his close circle.

Something is wrong with this picture.  It was not even the major story in this edition of Rolling Stone magazine, an anti-establishment, anti-war publication if there ever was one.  That is until the white house in conjunction with MSNBC (mainly) decided to make it a big story and I think an opportunity for our president to “act like a man” and take on not some enemy military, or some terrorist or bombers attempting to blow up airlines and Times Square, but the U. S. military.  I mean just to be honest, who reads Rolling Stone anyway?  If the mainstream had not picked it up to use for whatever their purpose was, a very few people would have even read this story.

It is things such as this that, after anger, leave me so sad and heartbroken as to the injustice that is done seemingly without a single twinge of conscience.

If I recall it right, this story was leaked out a little bit on Sunday night, and gone into in depth on MSNBC Morning Joe Monday morning. (Or was it only yesterday?) This is only Wednesday, and McChrystal has already been summonsed to the white house and replace by General Petraeus.  How quickly our president can move when he senses some insult to him.

It makes no sense when you read the story.  There is no insubordination whatsoever in any of it.  McChyrstal has taken responsibility for the comments of others, which none of them are beyond just off handed comments nowhere nearing insubordination.

There is something else in there though and that is the extreme concern of the troops of some foolish rules they have to go by, instead of trying to win a war, they are trying to avoid conflict and not allowed to go anywhere where they may accidentally run into conflict.

I am sad that General McChrystal was so disrespected because he did not deserve it.  But in the long run, he is better off out of what seems to be an impossible situation.

What angers me more than anything is how the media took this story and twisted it, and I don’t know what is behind it all, but the administration may have wanted to get rid of McC and they set the whole thing up, even to go as far as planting this little mole there to try to get something on him.

The editor of Rolling Stone was on Morning Joe Monday morning, they said they had to wake him up (ha) as if it was such a surprise to them.  He didn’t look the least bit sleepy to me.  But he said they had been sitting on this story for about two weeks.  That’s plenty of time for everybody to get their stories straight.  Joe Scarborough, Mika, and the others were well prepared with “scripts” to follow.  Didn’t Mika say something recently about working with the white house on something?

It could be they were just taking the story and selecting the portions of it that would be the sound bites so as to downplay some of the more revealing parts in the status of the war and the crazy rules they have to abide by.  But the more I think about it, the more I think it was set up from the very beginning.  Maybe McChrystal was even ordered to allow this reporter to follow them around.  Does the General seem the type to want someone hanging around like that?  I can answer that.  No.

I don’t believe McC is the kind of guy Obama would like to have a beer with, a guy whose favorite movie is Talladega Nights.  Nah, I don’t think so.

Now if the administration did want McC out, it is even more mysterious as to why they wanted Patraeus.  Obama does not like him, he did not vote for a resolution against MoveOn.org putting the page ad in NYT calling him “Betray Us”  As I recall, he did not vote at all, which is par for the course for him.

See screen shot of now removed ad from MoveOn.org and Google:

http://weaselzippers.us/2010/06/23/moveon-scrubs-general-betray-us-page-from-website/

None of these guys are really in awe of the civilian command, but I don’t see anything at all that rises to a level of insubordination.  The quotes were by someone else, not McC.

The one person that was praised was Hillary Clinton.  She had said give them everything they need.

This is really discouraging to me.  But I have to believe there’s some justice somewhere. I just hope this move was best for the country, first and foremost.

I am putting my hopes in the November elections.

Oh, another very interesting thing was that Chris Matthews today was praising the republicans for their bipartisan support of the Commander in Chief for removing McC.  Now, that is a cause for suspicion right there.

I guess they all knew that this story would not be read by most people, and, in fact, it only came out in print after the corrupt mainstream decided what we were to hear and believe.

I will be anxiously awaiting McChrystal’s book.   Maybe he’ll be on Good Morning America in the morning.  Well, maybe he would be if he were balloon boy.

UPDATE:  I had heard that the meeting between Obama and McChrystal lasted less than 20 minutes.  Well, I just heard it was a lot less than 20 minutes.  More like 3 minutes.  Now, there was no time for pleasantries in that short period of time.  And then he left immediately, not attending the  meeting and not speaking to any reporters.  So whatever happened was already decided with no room for discussion.

Posted:  06.23.10  Updated:  06.23.10 @ 10:54 p.m.

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Minerals Management Service Renamed

This is just a FYI about a name change.  Typical tactic used to drop a tainted organization, similar to what was done with ACORN when they got some nasty annoying PR.  It’s pretty shrewd because the record on the new name begins now and all the bad stuff MMS has done is just sort of buried.

Minerals Management Service (under Department of Interior)

Now Known as:

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Posted:  06.23.10

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More sabotage: Feds order Louisiana to stop building sand berms (Update)

The government of the United States of America is at war with the States.

After giving their permission on June 2nd,  they – the Department of Interior – have now ordered Louisiana to stop building the sand berms being constructed to try to minimize the damage caused by the oil geyser in the Gulf.

Why is the federal government doing everything they can to destroy the Gulf Coast?  They stop the barges, now they order the construction of the berms.  A federal judge orders that the moratorium on drilling be lifted and the feds say they will appeal.

In addition to all this, Eric Holder’s justice department is suing the State of Arizona.

Looks like the federal government is at war with the states.  Big black Obama boots on the neck of parts of his own country. Have we ever in history seen a president react this way?

It is a fact they are taking sides against everything Louisiana and Arizona are trying to do to help themselves, in the absence of the federal government exercising their responsibilities.

It could not be worse if a foreign government were attacking these states.  And, in fact, in the case of Arizona, it is a foreign government attacking them.  The one thing the government is supposed to be doing they are not doing.  And that is protecting the country.

I hope Louisiana continues to pump sand.  See if the Obama administration will force them to stop.  It’s bad enough that the government has not done their duty to help the states, but it is criminal they are doing what they can to impede the states from protecting themselves.

We have a disaster and all our government can do is worry about some “sensative area?”  NOTHING could be worse than allowing that oil to destroy the entire Gulf of Mexico.

We need a new leader and fast.

Keep pumping that sand, Jindal.  Make them force you to stop.

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/federal_officials_halt_sand_dr.html

It’s beyond belief that the man who claimed to be a great uniter is managing to pit citizen against citizen and now even chipping off states to attack.  The United States of America is becoming every man for himself.  I think the states are still united, but not in the eyes of the one in charge.

Day 66

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=1n&tag=watchnow

or

http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/globalbp_uk_english/incident_response/STAGING/local_assets/html/Skandi_ROV1.html

Florida GOP Sen. George LeMieux took the Senate floor yesterday (Monday)to blast the Obama administration’s pathetic management of the Gulf oil disaster.

“61 days ago is when the tragedy started. We are here 61 days later, we still have this tremendous pouring of oil from the bottom of the sea floor into the Gulf of Mexico.

In fact, the amount of oil that is coming into the gulf now equals the size of the Exxon Valdez oil spill every 2 1/2 days.

And yet while this oil continues to gush and while we have hope that the containment dome will capture more and more of this oil as it comes from the bottom of the ocean, we are still seeing a weak, at best, response from the federal government in trying to keep this oil from coming ashore…..”

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/06/florida-senator-lemieux-blasts-obama.html

Video

(My count is that Monday was Day 64.  I think we both may be off.  Anyway, it happened on April 20, 2010, a full two months ago.)

UPDATE:  Can it get any worse?  Yes.

The containment system capturing oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill had to be removed Wednesday, leaving the gusher unchecked after a collision involving a robotic submarine, US officials said.

Drudge
Posted:  06.23.10

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