Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wrong. Just Wrong.

This:




The media, mainstream and otherwise, are all about Crazy Diane's "torture report" today.  Just look at memeorandum, current as of about 20 minutes ago (1150 hrs ET, December 10, 2014):



The media aren't the only ones, there's this from the Usual USAF Source:

COCOMs on High Alert Following Release of CIA Torture Report


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered all combatant commanders “everywhere in the world” to be on high alert following the release of a report detailing the CIA’s brutal interrogation techniques conducted after the 9/11 attacks. Speaking to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Hagel said there is no “specific information or intelligence” that a retaliatory attack was imminent. However, he acknowledged the Defense Department was “concerned about the content” being released and the implications it might have across the globe. The 525-page executive summary released Tuesday summarizes some 6,900 pages of classified documents collected by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during its five-and-a-half-year review of the CIA. It offers a scathing assessment of the agency’s practices, which it says were conducted “in violation of US law, treaty obligations, and our values” according to an opening letter from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), committee chairwoman.  “The report documents a troubling program ... and it reinforces my long-held view that these harsh methods were not only inconsistent with our values as a nation, [but] they did not serve our broader counterterrorism efforts, or our national security interests,” said President Obama in a Dec. 9 statement. “Moreover, these techniques did significant damage to America’s standing in the world and made it harder to pursue our interests with allies and partners,” he added, vowing to “make sure we never resort to those methods again.” (Feinstein statement.) (Full report; Caution, large-sized file.)
I won't flog dead draft animals except to say "What the HELL was Feinstein thinking?" Well, that and the fact I hope no one comes home in a box because of this travesty.  And now it's back to reading the overnight mail.

15 comments:

  1. Feinstein wasn't thinking.
    Neither was Pandora.

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    1. I've read stuff that sez Feinstein wanted to stick it to Dubya one last time, while she had the chance. I tend to agree with that line of thought. But, that said, your points are right on.

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  2. Morons. Vicious (in the sense of corrupt - 'full of vice') morons. . .

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    1. We're on the same page, Craig.

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  3. Even as we speak, a special place is being prepared in Hell for these effing maroons.

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  4. Fuel for the fire10 December, 2014 18:53

    Bottom line, the report and investigation probably cost the taxpayers 100's of millions of dollars, and they can use pages out of the report in their 55 gallon drums this winter to stay warm, because, well, they paid for it.

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    1. One wonders how much it costs to print a 600 page document and how many copies Crazy Diane ordered.

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    2. Well, printing the report is only 1 of the 100's of millions. The big money is hiring people to build the report. Then the executive jets to transport people to DC and testify, then all the Hotel and Wine bills, etc. The fact checking trips around the world, and then, of course, all the toilet paper used to wipe their f'n ... Let me be blunt: this report will have zero effect on defeating Islam and the Crusade will fail.

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  5. I guess I will stay away from the embassy for awhile

    Phil MSGT USAF RET somewhere in Europe

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    1. That's good thinking, Phil. It's just too damned bad you have to think like that.

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  6. I wouldn't be caught dead in an American Embassy or Consulate.
    I'm glad Chuck gave the COCOMS a heads up but in the end, what does it matter. Are they going to up the force protection levels a notch...forever?
    Democrats in Congress are such pathetic America haters.

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    1. We're on the same page on all counts, Curt.

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  7. And none of you were in the military, remember the lectures of your primary trainers, I remember old, then, Sgt Toomey, reading to us out of the traning manual, and saying that if we give in to their ways, we are no better then the enemy. The enemy then was different in methods of justice, are we any free er now? Or did the tighten the noose and yoke more upon us. As Sergeants we were to uphold the UCMJ and report the violations of those regs. And that was against regs.

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Just be polite... that's all I ask.