Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneyannounced this week he was beefing up his campaign with some top brass:more than 300 retired general and flag officers, who will serve ina consultant role onhis campaign’s military advisory panel.
Thelist, which contains more than twodozen retired four-stars, includes Gens. James Conway and Paul X Kelley, former commandants ofthe Marine Corps; Army Gen. Tommy Franks, who led the initial assault of the Taliban in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11,2001 attacks and oversaw the overthrow of SaddamHussein in 2003; and Army Gen. James Joseph Lindsay, the first commander of U.S. Special OperationsCommand.
A wildcard choice onthe list is retired Army Gen. Hugh Shelton, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2008, but made astir four years earlier by pointedly declining to endorse a fellow retired Army four-star onthe Democratic ticket,, Gen. Wesley Clark.
RePost: Are Retired Military Subject To UCMJ, etc?
MILINET: Retired Military ARE Subject to the UCMJ–Lt. Gen. Bob Springer, USAF (ret.) Inbox
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Frederick W. Kagan’s “Let the Generals Speak” (May 8) wrongly claims that retired military officers are not subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. All those receiving retired pay are subject to the UCMJ.
Lt. Gen. Bob Springer, USAF (ret.), Pinehurst, N.C.
Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary under George W. Bush, responded to comments made about the Bush administration’s response to 9/11 by GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul by tweeting “The man is nuts.”
During a speech in Iowa Thursday, Congressman Paul told the thousands in attendance that the terrorist attacks in 2001 were used by the Bush administration to launch preemptive wars and pursue an interventionist foreign policy.
“Think of what happened after 9/11, the minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat,” Paul said. “That’s exactly what they’re doing now with Iran.”
While Fleischer contends that Ron Paul is insane for making such a suggestion, he has apparently forgotten that it was George W. Bush himself who, in the days after 9/11, gloated to his budget director, Mitch Daniels, “Lucky me–I hit the trifecta!”
While the nation reacted with shock and horror at the devastation and destruction, then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld began issuing rapid orders to his aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement in the attacks, just hours after they took place.
The Tea Party Case for Newt Gingrich
American Thinker ^ | 11/07/2011 | Kevin Tharp
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 10:00:02 AM by SeekAndFind
The Republican Party seems to be struggling to find a candidate it can unite around. One impediment may be a mindset common among some of my fellow Tea Partiers, a false dichotomy that if you are in government you are part of the problem, and if you are not in government, you are part of the solution — whatever those problems or solutions may be.
Herman Cain says, “The folks in Washington have held public office. How’s that working out for you?” It’s a catchy comeback. But is government tenure, whether recent or not, the reality of the problems in Washington?
The biggest problem in Washington today is that we have a president who basically has no experience doing anything important or relevant. And he has surrounded himself with advisors and staff that are inexperienced as well. That’s the problem.
This problem can befall Democrats or Republicans. Let me give a Republican example. President Bush‘s first cabinet had many folks with Washington experience like Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, Mel Martinez, Norm Mineta, and Spencer Abraham. All of these, except Mineta, were conservatives. Many of their replacements had no Washington experience. Most folks would agree that Bush’s second term was not as successful as his first. Experience was the difference. Next, let’s look at the recent Tea Party successes. Two of the biggest successes are Marco Rubio, who had legislative experience, and Scott Walker, who had much executive and legislative experience. I won’t belabor the Tea Party failures here. Needless to say, some of them lacked valuable experience. And what about folks in Washington who agree with the Tea Party, like Senator DeMint or Congressman Pence? They predate the Tea Party but they believe the same policies. Are they part of the problem? No, they are not.
Welcome to Boston, Mr. Rumsfeld. You Are Under Arrest
Welcome to Boston, Mr. Rumsfeld. You Are Under Arrest:
The 7th Circuit made the ruling in the case of two American contractors who were tortured by the US military in Iraq after uncovering a smuggling ring within an Iraqi security company. The company was under contract to the Department of Defense. The company was assisting Iraqi insurgent groups in the “mass acquisition” of American weapons. The ruling comes as Rumsfeld begins his book tour with a visit to Boston on Monday, September 26, and as new, uncensored photos of Abu Ghraib spark fresh outrage across Internet. Awareness is growing that Bush-era crimes went far beyond mere waterboarding.
Torture Room, Abu Ghraib
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters in 2004 of photos withheld by the Defense Department from Abu Ghraib, “The American public needs to understand, we’re talking about rape and murder here… We’re not just talking about giving people a humiliating experience.
We’re talking about rape and murder and some very serious charges.” And journalist Seymour Hersh says: “boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling. And the worst above all of that is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that your government has.”…………..
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It was a rocky ride, and there were times we wondered if we’d be shut down for good. But MilitaryCorruption.com, founded eleven years ago by the late Gen. Peter E. Genovese and his former aide, Maj. Glenn MacDonald, when both retired from the Army Reserve, is stronger than ever, despite censorship attempts, DOS (denial of service) attacks, and the contempt of the brass hats and PAO types at the Pentagon.
Up to six million hits a month worldwide is power. If we weren’t hurting the bad guys, they would ignore us and not even bother to try and silence what we say. But a loyal readership has sprung up over the years, and with it, hundreds of informants – we like to call them “C.I.s” – who are our “eyes and ears” on every U.S. military installation here and overseas.
A CAST OF CHARACTERS – CRUEL AND CORRUPT
We were among the first to call for egomaniac Donald Rumsfeld to resign as secretary of defense. MilitaryCorruption.com exposed Admiral William Crowe‘s cruel forced anthrax shot scam. The fat flag officer owned a “piece of the action” in a Michigan company that had the only license to produce the flawed shots.
In his recently published memoir, “Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior,” General Hugh Shelton, who served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001, called the Iraq war “unnecessary” and said that the Bush team went to war “based on a series of lies.”
Shelton also said that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz and other Pentagon officials pushed for war in Iraq “almost to the point of insubordination.”Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs: Iraq War Based On a Series of Lies PTUmbz3NTEzM2ZjODdmNTANTdhYmRhZDFlNzY2MjY5YTAZCZzPWJsb2dnZXImb2Y9MA==This is not some voice from the peanut gallery.The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is – by law – the highest ranking military officer in the United States armed forces, and the principal military adviser to the President of the United States.
The Chairman outranks all respective heads of each service branch, including the heads of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
Thank you, General Shelton, for confirming what Seymour Hersh and many others have been saying since 2003 and see this.
Glenn Beck Going Blind From FreeMethyl Alcohol In Aspartame By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum10-12-10
It’s hard to believe after three decades of controversy on aspartame NutraSweet/Equal/AminoSweet/E951/Benevia/Canderel/Spoonful, etc. anyone would even question the fact that aspartame is a chemical poison. In reality, it is an addictive, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically-engineered drug and adjuvant that damages the mitochondria and interacts with drugs and vaccines. The medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D., is over 1000 pages of symptoms, cancers, neurodegenerative diseases and other horrors triggered or precipitated by this poison. It has a chapter on the eyes and how it triggers eye diseases and blindness. In 1986 James Turner, Washington, D.C. attorney and the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame because so many were going blind and having seizures. The movie being mentioned below is “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World”, http://www.soundandfury.tv and tells the whole story of how a product was so poisonous the FDA tried to have the manufacturer indicted for fraud and revoked the petition for approval. That is until Donald Rumsfeld stepped in, “called in his markers” and using political chicanery got a deadly poison on the market.
See the Aspartame Resource Guide below which gives medical texts, detox and other necessary information along with the whole story of how this happened.
By MACKUBIN OWENS
There are few things more important to a democratic republic than a healthy relationship between its government and its military establishment. During the 1990s, many defense experts claimed that all was not well with civil-military relations in America.
Nothing better illustrated the turbulent state of civil-military relations during this period than the hostility on the part of the uniformed military toward President Bill Clinton, whose antimilitary stance as a young man during the Vietnam War years did not endear him to soldiers.The tensions did not disappear with the election and re-election of George W. Bush.
If anything, civil-military relations became more strained as a result of clashes between the uniformed services and President Bush’s first secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, over efforts to transform the military from a Cold War force to one better able to respond to likely future contingencies, and over the planning and conduct of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
This tension was highlighted by the so-called revolt of the generals in the spring of 2006, which saw a number of retired Army and Marine Corps generals publicly and harshly criticize Secretary Rumsfeld.
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The Story of Rick Rescorla
More info from RickRescorla.com
I couldn’t find any info on the History Channel site, unfortunately:http://www.rickrescorla.com/9-11pm ET/PT:9/11: State of Emergency NEW show:9/11 STATE OF EMERGENCY is a ground-breaking documentary that tells the story of 9/11 in the words of key political and military leaders, and ordinary men and women who suddenly found themselves on the frontlines of a new kind of war. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dick Myers, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and a host of other top officials take viewers deep inside the corridors of power during the most dramatic day of the century, offering fresh insights into the unprecedented state of emergency that was 9/11.Info for the above show:
I am not promoting the DVD here, but this is the only information I could find about the show on the History Channel.
The Corbett ReportWednesday, September 8, 2010With the ninth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001 fast approaching, The Corbett Report has released an in-depth audio/visual exploration of where the 9/11 Truth Movement stands and where it is heading.
Drawing on the thoughts and opinions of Dr. Bob Bowman, Richard Gage, AIA, Aidan Monaghan, Kevin Ryan, Anthony Flammia and many others, “9/11 Truth is Still the Issue” attempts to consolidate the 9/11 Truth movement’s gains and ponder the best way forward for 9/11 researchers and activists.
Download an mp3 audio version of the report by clicking here or watch the Youtube video version in the player below:From the introduction:9/11 Truth is the issue for-ending the wars of aggression that have wreaked such havoc on the world and so far resulted in the loss of thousands of Americans and over a million Iraqis, not to mention the scores of Afghanis and Pakistanis that the Western media finds too unimportant to even tally.9/11 Truth is the issue for exposing one of the largest swindles in history, the 2.3 trillion dollars that Donald Rumsfeld pronounced “missing” from the Pentagon’s coffers on September 10, 2001, the day before the attack on the most heavily defended building in the world that left the very office that was investigating those missing trillions smoking in ruins.9/11 Truth is the issue for unraveling decades of manipulation of foreign “terrorist assets” in calculated strategies of tension that have left thousands of dead bodies in their wake, all directly attributable to the machinations of intelligence agencies and their cohorts.
9/11 Truth is one of the few issues that gives any hope at striking at the true root of the system that has acted so concertedly against the interests of the people and resulted in the erection of a control grid to watch over the populace for the benefit of the plutocrats, the well-connected and the bankstersIn short, 9/11 Truth is one of the most important issues with which we can possibly hope to press forward, even now, 9 years after those horrific events unfolded.