Category Archives: Military

Hacker offers Hillary Clinton’s emails for $½ million

From Radar Online, Sept. 3, 2015:

Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from Hillary Clinton‘s private email account are up for sale. The price tag — a whopping $500,000!

Promising to give the trove of the former Secretary of State’s emails to the highest bidder, the specialist is showing subject lines as proof of what appear to be legitimate messages.

“Hillary or someone from her camp erased the outbox containing her emails, but forgot to erase the emails that were in her sent box,” an insider reveals to Radar of the Presidential contender’s latest nightmare.

Radar has learned that some of the topics discussed in the email appear to include everything from Benghazi to the Algerian hostage crisis — with subject lines such as:

“H Libya security latest. Sid” (with attachment)
“H FYI, best analysis so far of hearing Sid,’ about the latest security in Libya
“H Algeria latest French Intel on Algeria hostage Sid”
“H Latest French Intel in Algeria hostage Sid” (with attachment)
“H Latest Libya intel internal govt discussions high level” (with attachment)
“H HIGHLY IMPORTANT! Comprehensive Intel Report on (with attachment)”

Warns the insider, “If these emails get out to the public domain, not only is Hillary finished as a potential Presidential nominee, she could put our country’s national security at risk.”

Hillary in prison

Hillary Clinton’s violation of U.S. national security by having a private unsecured email account while she was Secretary of State is not just a crime that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, it is also Barack Obama’s failing because he was her boss, for which he should be held accountable.

Impeach Obama!

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~Éowyn

U.S. suspects more freed Guantanamo inmates returned to battlefield

Shocker, not.

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Reuters: The number of detainees freed from the U.S. Guantanamo detention camp who are suspected of “re-engaging” with militant groups overseas increased over the first six months of 2015, the Obama administration said on Thursday.

Figures released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence showed that, as of July this year, of 121 detainees released since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, six were confirmed to have gone back to the battlefield and a further six were suspected of having done so.

Figures released in January had shown that Obama had released a total of 115 Guantanamo inmates, six of whom had returned to the battlefield, but only one of whom was then “suspected of re-engaging.”

The data did not identify any individual detainees. The detention facility for terrorism suspects at the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo, Cuba, which opened after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, now holds 116 prisoners.

The administration of Obama, a Democrat, has said the number of those who returned to fight after being transferred out of Guantanamo under his presidency is lower than under his Republican predecessor George W. Bush, who set up the facility.

Obama has vowed to close Guantanamo before he leaves office in January 2017 but he is hampered by a slow bureaucratic process and by laws passed by Republicans in Congress barring the transfer of detainees to prisons on U.S. soil.

Obama is due to submit a report to Congress soon outlining a new plan for closing the facility.

h/t Right Scoop

DCG

Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus wants U.S. to arm Al-Qaeda

Dr. Eowyn:

This is pure insanity.

Petraeus had done “The enemy (B) of our enemy (A) is our friend” baloney before, in Iraq. Guess what happened? Enemy B whom we armed and befriended to fight Enemy A became ISIS!!! And now Petraeus wants us to do the same thing in Syria.

Message to Petraeus & Obama: “THE ENEMY OF OUR ENEMY IS STILL OUR ENEMY. Our arming them will only make them stronger when they turn against us. Only you who have neither belief nor principle could think that others have none. Al Qaeda and ISIS are our enemies for a reason: They are fanatic Muslims who believe in jihad — in conquering the world and subjugating all non-Muslims for Islam.”

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the same al Qaeda that was headed by Osama bin Laden and still identified as a terrorist organization, have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power — David Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and former CIA Director and former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Petraeus has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, according to information from four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly.

Shane Harris and Nancy A. Youssef report for The Daily Beast, Aug. 31, 2015:

The heart of the idea stems from Petraeus’s experience in Iraq in 2007, when as part of a broader strategy to defeat an Islamist insurgency the U.S. persuaded Sunni militias to stop fighting with al Qaeda and to…

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Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories

The next time someone heaps scorn on you, making fun of your suspicions about the federal government by calling you a “conspiracy theorist,” show this post to your mocker.

The term “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag is used as a ruse de guerre or pretext for war. As the term is used in contemporary America, a “false flag” incident is some traumatic event that is contrived and manipulated by the authorities to achieve some covert agenda. The public is given an untruthful version of the event by government and/or the media. The intended result is a “rallying around the flag” effect, wherein an inflamed and duped populace rally in support of the government’s secret agenda.

Admittedly, it is difficult for the ordinary American to think the U.S. government can stoop so low as to instigate false flags, for that would mean our government is in the hands of people so diabolical, calling them psychopaths does not begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.

But it is a thought not entirely alien to our Founding Fathers who instituted a new polity based on a view of human nature as inherently self-interested instead of benevolent, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist Papers:

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

For his part, Thomas Jefferson, in his 1787 letter to Edward Carrington, vividly described what government would be if unchecked and unsupervised. He warned that “if once” the people “become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.

The plain fact of the matter is that there are governments and political leaders who are evil psychopaths. Just ask the millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Nazis had slaughtered, or the hundreds of millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Communists had killed in the former Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China and Kampuchea. Why would Americans, who partake of the same non-angelic human nature, be uniquely virtuous? It is for that reason that the Founders established a polity with mechanisms of checks and balances to limit government.

Even with checks and balances in place, the history of the United States is riddled with actual and planned false flags and conspiracies. As an example, the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which the U.S.S. Maine and U.S.S. Turner Joy reportedly were fired on without provocation by the North Vietnamese, was a false flag of the Lyndon Johnson Administration. Congress took the bait and passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that, by pre-approving the president’s military actions, gave Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam. It turned out no Vietnamese boats were even in the gulf at the time of the alleged attack.

Then there was Operation Northwoods, a false flag of such scope and devious audacity, it takes your breath away.

As reported by David Ruppe for ABC News, May 1, 2001:

In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.

Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.

The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba’s then new leader, communist Fidel Castro.

America’s top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: “We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,” and, “casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.” […]

The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years.

Operation Northwoods was proposed in March 1962 at the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s presidency by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and approved by the head of every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Only a year before, in his farewell speech to the American people on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had warned that “we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex.”

The Operation Northwoods proposals called for the CIA or other government operatives to undertake acts of terrorism against U.S. military and civilian targets in Guantanamo Bay, Miami, other Florida cities, and even in Washington, D.C. Proposed acts included sinking U.S. ships, having fake Cuban MIGs attack a United States Air Force aircraft, hijacking and shooting down a chartered civil airliner, and gunning down civilians in the streets. The attacks would be blamed on the Fidel Castro government, which would be used as pretexts for a “military intervention” against Cuba.

Thankfully, President Kennedy rejected the proposals. A year and 8 months later, on November 22, 1963, he was assassinated.

The public learned about Operation Northwoods only 35 years later on November 18, 1997. That day, the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board declassified Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba, a top secret collection of draft memoranda outlining the false flag proposals, written by the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Below are screenshots I took from the Appendix of a memo to the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the Department of Defense, dated March 9, 1962, in Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba. The Appendix contains the nauseating details of the proposed false flag.

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Please ask yourself whether anything has really changed for us to be assured that our government has not and will not undertake false flags like Operation Northwoods or worse. On the contrary, with the establishment media acting more as a Ministry of Truth than the feisty check on political power intended by the Founding Fathers, I fully expect our government to be even more devious and skillful. (See “CIA spreads disinformation to news agencies“)

If Sandy Hook was a false flag, it is small potatoes compared to Operation Northwoods.

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~Éowyn

The Two Pigs Caption Contest

This is the 105th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

McCain & pig

The above pic was taken at a press conference on government spending on May 13, 2015.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM! :D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Income: $58,000+/yr disability pension from Navy 
Income: $174,000/yr as a U.S. senator 
Net worth: $21 million (from marrying rich) 
John McCain: Definition of a Fat Pig who has voted every time to cut veterans’ military pension 

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

Seen any pics that you think will make good fodder for our caption contests? Send it to us at:

fellowshipminds@gmail.com

Thank you!

~Éowyn

New bill would grant immunity to armed TN National Guard members

Common sense prevails…

Sen. Richard Briggs

Sen. Richard Briggs

Times Free Press: Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, says he will introduce a bill granting immunity and personal liability for Tennessee National Guard members now able to go armed after the July 16 attacks in Chattanooga.

“Our Tennessee National Guardsmen have become targets of terrorists as demonstrated by the tragic events in Chattanooga,” said Briggs, a retired U.S. Army colonel with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The intent of the bill, he said in his news release, “is to provide the service member legal cover in defending him or herself and others during a terrorist attack. “I believe my fellow Tennesseans and state legislators will agree this protection is necessary for our Guardsmen,” Briggs added.

During his shooting rampage, Mohammed Youssef Abdulazeez first attacked a U.S. military recruiting center in a strip mall off Lee Highway with semi-automatic weapons. Next door was a Tennessee National Guard recruiting station. Abdulazeez then speed off to Amnicola Highway where he attacked the Navy and Marine Reserve Center where he killed four Marines and a sailor before dying himself in a hail of bullets fired by Chattanooga police officers.

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

“Homegrown violent extremist” Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

Federal officials have stopped short of calling Abdulazeez, a Kuwait-born 24 year old whose family says suffered from depression and other problems, a terrorist. Instead, they describe him as a “homegrown violent extremist.”

The shootings forced a reevaluation of state and U.S. policies regarding the arming of soldiers based on U.S. soil.

Tennessee Adj. Gen. Max Haston, acting on Gov. Bill Haslam’s instructions, issued a new policy allowing Guard members with state-issued handgun carry permits to carry them at state-owned facilities such as armories.  At facilities either owned by the U.S. military or co-located with federal personnel, select state personnel with 9 mm-pistol training will be armed under new federal policies rising from the Chattanooga attack.

Meanwhile, top U.S. military brass are expected to report on Friday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter on their recommendations. “The attack in Chattanooga reminds us of the constant threat, on and off the battlefield, facing our brave men and women in uniform,” Briggs said and added his bill “will strengthen current security measures implemented by the Adjutant General to help protect them.”

DCG

Observations on life in the military under Obama

This is a guest post by FOTM reader Glenn47, a U.S. military spouse. 

tired soldier

For several years now, we have had the privilege of living in the center of all branches of the military.

We have had as many as 6 different people living in each of the houses surrounding ours. Some for only 6 months, others for years.

We have gotten close to several. Others choose to remain isolated from all surrounding neighbors; some never have company or participate in anything community-wise. I think this has something to do with their wanting to avoid the hurt of eventual separation from new friends.

But there are others who embrace the experience and participate in everything. Usually those with children are active.

Many are singles, who now can live in single housing away from base. Many are loners who seem to come and go in the night on assignments. Many work covert operations and have short stints away. Many we gave fond nicknames to, according to their lifestyle.

Their pride was very evident, but fading over the years. Many have been deployed more than 4 times, creating a hardship on relationships.

Several of us became very close and celebrated different occasions together. We had weekly cook outs and sat around camp fires and shared stories late into the night. We enjoyed watching them develop over time.

But we also watched many, whose pride and enthusiasm waiver and fade. Knowing they are forbidden to complain or say anything, we watched many become quiet.

There was one neighbor who worked as a recruiter with plans to work for several more years. The limitations being putting on them and I think the fear of enlisting recruits whom he feared would not be treated properly or protected finally got to him, and he suddenly retired early. They saw a war, hard won in Iraq, which the administration handed back to the enemy. Many lost friends.

Convoy duty

But the greatest blow was God being taken from them. For many, He was their only friend and comfort when so far away and in combat. They saw God taken from the Air Force logo. They saw “So Help Me God” removed from swear-in Oaths. There was talk of Bibles being taken out of military hotels. They saw Chaplins being forbidden from doing their jobs and in some areas, to even pray. While the Air Force was forced to celebrate a Muslim holiday.

They saw the best of the best military officers being purged, and those under them being forced out shortly before retirement.

We had one neighbor, X, who loved talking politics. X would come and sit for long periods with us and ask thousands of questions. His father, a Christian, was born in the Middle East. Fearing for their lives, his family finally escaped to Egypt, from where he eventually made his way to the U.S. and worked hard to become a citizen. He married and they started a family, with great success.

X and his father have long discussions about the Middle East — on the fear and sadness of what is happening there. X had spent a few years in Iraq working on a big project. He told me they were making great progress and that the stores and markets were all open and people were enjoying life with the women free to come and go in the streets shopping. Our military felt good about their accomplishments. X was devastated about the reversal of their success. He would get tears in his eyes talking about it.

X knows well and cherishes the sacrifices his father had made, fleeing from the Middle East, making a home and family in America. X said, “I have never thought of myself as anything but a Christian.” He does not like the current president and feels the military was betrayed. He knew Marines in Afghanistan were told to lay down their arms when entering the area where then-defense secretary Leon Panetta was going to speak (in March 2012). X also knew of the Camp Chapman Attack of 2009, when the location of a CIA base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border was leaked, resulting in a jihadist attack that took the lives of 6 CIA officers and contractors.

X moved away a few months ago and I often wonder how his next step in life is going….