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Posted on 09/19/2011 4:30:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
Scandal: The Air Force's Space Command chief was pressured to alter testimony about the danger of a wireless project developed by a Democratic donor's company. Are lives as well as money being put at risk?
Crony capitalism, which has been rampant in President Obama's push for green energy, is one thing. Rewarding donors with stimulus dollars is merely the "Chicago Way" brought to Washington, D.C.
But when ideology combines with cronyism to place American lives and the nation's security at risk, it's quite another thing.
At issue is a plan by Reston, Va.-based satellite broadcast communications company LightSquared to build a next-generation 4G wireless phone network. Many at the Pentagon, including Space Command chief Gen. William Shelton, think the system would seriously hinder the effectiveness of high-precision GPS receiver systems on which the military and many others depend.
The general's public testimony last Thursday before the members of the House subcommittee on strategic forces came a week after a classified briefing where the same subcommittee had been told, according to chairman Michael Turner, R-Ohio, that the impact of LightSquared's 4G network of some 40,000 broadcast towers would be "unacceptable."
Gen. Shelton dropped a precision-guided bombshell of his own when he walked into the highly secured room on Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers on Pentagon concerns that the project was harmful, if not outright dangerous, to national security. He said he was pressured to alter his prepared testimony to say the project's effects could be mitigated.
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Note how this term "crony capitalism" which was introduced into the current campaign lexicon by a Sarah PalinTM Facebook post is now the driving meme in describing the Obama administration?
Nothing to see here, move on. If there were something here, Eric Holder would be right on it. It’s just a coincidence that the head of Lightsquared has given a boatload of money to Democrats. Who could possible game the spectrum system? Look at Nextel, for example. Er, then again, don’t look at Nextel. I’m telling you that Eric Holder and Julius Genachowski can be counted on to have our backs. After all, they are “progressives” who care about regular people like us and not the evil profit motive.
If you keep this up, I’m SO telling on you to Attack Watch.
The only thing the Obama Regime cares about is killing more babies. They assume that left undisturbed their cronies will deliver money to them with great regularity and in huge quantities.
It just keeps getting better and better.
Doesn’t everyone know by now that green is red? I am waiting to hear a Republican candidate say they would get rid of the EPA, and intend to scale way back the onerous demands put on private businesses of all kinds.
Just remember, green is subversive. We’ve lost many of our freedoms through “green”.
Or, maybe she stole it from Limbaugh...
A patriotic FOUR STAR USAF General appears before the legislative branch of government, and the news doesn’t even emphasize the import of a USAF FOUR-STAR General testifying about a specific national security threat that is directly connected to this gAngsministration at the executive level.
Is this level of corruption not on par with the absolute worst known in history, no matter the country/empire?
White Houses Testimony Guidance
Sep 19, 2011 11:44 PM EDT
First it was a four-star general, and now a federal agency official says the White House sought changes to his testimony on a wireless project tied to a prominent Democratic donor. Eli Lake reports.
They need to refine the term to make it more accurate and more “biting”.
It’s “Crony Socialism”...
Too many people keep saying “don’t they know that ‘green energy’ and ‘green jobs’ just aren’t viable? are they stupid?”
No, they’re not stupid, and they do know that green jobs are a pipedream to con the masses on the left to support communist goals. They also know, precisely, that ‘green energy’ is incapable of sustaining a capitalist economy, and that’s the very reason they’re pushing it.
That is not my quote!
I’m your GPS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZXM_g3mqew
I’m your GPS
Turn Right up Ahead
Obama messed up the signals with lightwave so I just have to Wing it!
I mean Turn Left , recalculating TURN RIGHT NOW!!!!