Skip to comments.Not a bad outcome, but....(editorial comment)
Posted on 04/14/2018 6:01:01 PM PDT by Nextrush
Whether of not DJT has a private channel of communication to the Russian leadership remains an open question for me. Those who love to think of history as an endless series of conspiratorial meetings favor the idea that DJT and VP agreed on the level of damage that would be acceptable given the fury of the gas hysteria of the last week. There well may be such a link though US Embassy Moscow. I hope there is such a link.
In any event, Trump obviously chose one of the more inoffensive options offered to him by the JCS and James Mattis........
These targets were not derived from some wonderful feat of intelligence collection and analysis. These facilities were in DIA's data base 23 years ago when I left DIA. On a visit to Syria way back then, I drove around the country with the US military attache to these and a number of other facilities so that I could see them myself for future reference in a crisis. We gave data on these targets to the Israelis as part of our ongoing cooperation.
So far, so good, but there is a built in future menace in what is being said of this attack program. It is that an absence of future attacks is contingent on an absence of supposed future chemical attacks.
Therefore it is easy to see that whenever the rebels/jihadists want the government attacked they can stage manage more chemical attacks.
IMO if that occurs there would be an inevitable escalation of targeting until the core combat assets of the R+6 are the targets.
(Excerpt) Read more at turcopolier.typepad.com ...
Some common sense commentary on Syria.
Lang wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Mattis last week about the danger of military action in Syria.
The dingbat Pat Lang of VIPS appears again...
Wasn’t Pat Lang the one who was a registered foreign agent of a company there?
Is this guy stupid or does he just think we are?
Why would the President of the United States and the President of Russia need a secret "private channel of communication."
Just pick up the red phone, FFS.
I am pretty sure he just disclosed classified information.
Would’t the info he is providing about the DIA’s databases still be highly classified???
Even if the info is from that era 23 yrs ago I would be surprised if all the relevant aspects have been declassified....
Pat Lang is not as gung ho for action in Syria and fears where more military action might lead.
That is why he gets so much flak for his commentary.
He was a registered foreign agent of a Lebanese businessman.
Was involved with the antisemitic nutcases at VIPS for a long time, then got involved in the birther movement. Is associated with the late Ted Kennedy’s favorite intel source, Karen Kwiatkowski...
...and also is a friend of Hillary’s pal, the tea swilling former Ambassador to Gabon, Joe Wilson, husband of superdooper deep cover spy Valerie Plame, who when not bashing da Joos is protesting US nuclear weapons.
He was a registered agent of businessman / politician Fouad Makhzoumi. Makhzoumi is reportedly pro-Syrian as Lebanese go.
The guy he worked / works for , Lebanese businessman Fouad Makhzoumi, met with Putin and Pouyane at an annual economic conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, in June 2015.
I left in 1983. I still can’t talk about what I know. You’d think an O-6 would know better than a Spec/6.
The hatred of Lang goes back also to the fact that he is not so gung ho for Israel as others.
I am a Zionist, but I put America’s best interests first in the end.
Israel should bear the burden of its own defense and not expect the USA to do all the fighting for them.
A pipe company or some such business... oil industry pipe, company based not in Lebanon but in Dubai, as I recall they did a lot of business with TotalFina.
Francois Fillon arranged the Lebanese guy Fouad Makhzoumi’s meeting with Putin in 2015.
Helen Thomas, Ralph Nader and Danny Thomas were all Lebanese, were they not?
I seem to remember one day in the past two weeks Trump Twitter had a phrase included which used capital letters where normally there should have been lower case used. At the time some believed that he was using code to relay a message. The title of the thread escapes, but it was a strange twitter, especially after what was seen Friday.
Any others with this same memory out there? Some even commented it was a coded message to Putin (shh, careful, we don’t want Russia Russia Russia once again/still.
Thanks—I see I mentioned that in one of my old articles, I just couldn’t remember the specifics off the top of my head.
Exactly. I have friends and family who have or have had various high clearances who are extremely cautious about even alluding to work they did decades ago. The idea of publicly proclaiming how one obtained that kind of intel while working for the DIA seems more than a bit odd. Of course, Patrick Lang does seem to be quite a loose cannon.
The higher the IQ the better the chance of craziness and no one gets into military intelligence without a high IQ.
Are you nuts?
Israel does its own fighting.
Pick up the phone. Alex needs to chat
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