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No. 2 nuke commander suspended amid casino probe
AP ^ | 9/28/2013 | ROBERT BURNS

Posted on 09/28/2013 6:57:33 PM PDT by markomalley

The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces is suspected in a case involving counterfeit gambling chips at a western Iowa casino and has been suspended from his duties, officials said.

Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina has not been arrested or charged, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation special agent David Dales said Saturday. The state investigation is ongoing.

Giardina, deputy commander at U.S. Strategic Command, was suspended on Sept. 3 and is under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, a Strategic Command spokeswoman said.

The highly unusual action against a high-ranking officer at Strategic Command was made more than three weeks ago but not publicly announced at that time. The command is located at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: gambling; giardina; militarypurge; navy; offutt; offuttafb; purge; timgiardina; usn; viceadmiral; viceadmiralgiardina
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1 posted on 09/28/2013 6:57:33 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Sure seem to be a lot of senior commanders getting purged errr caught.


2 posted on 09/28/2013 6:59:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: markomalley

Something about these moves against the naval commanders doesn’t feel right. This is not good, IMO.


3 posted on 09/28/2013 6:59:42 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: markomalley

Obama appointee?


4 posted on 09/28/2013 7:00:30 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: markomalley

Obama clearing the way for another of his “firsts”?

an anti-war, anti-nuke, minority, transgendered midget?


5 posted on 09/28/2013 7:03:23 PM PDT by digger48
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To: markomalley
I've been in a casino 4 times in my life.During those visits I gambled a grand total of about $2.These days I spend about $25 a year on gambling,all of it on lottery tickets when those jackpots reach $100 million.I thank God that I've never developed a “liking” for gambling.I wish the same was true for roast beef and chocolate.And so do a couple of my doctors.
6 posted on 09/28/2013 7:06:23 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: driftdiver

how many naval commanders have been framed so far by Obama?

or set-up?


7 posted on 09/28/2013 7:08:34 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: driftdiver
I'm so distrustful of this govt that I can believe that this was an orchestrated removal....

gotta get all the "right" ones in place, you know....

8 posted on 09/28/2013 7:09:28 PM PDT by cherry (.)
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To: driftdiver

Just like the Red Army 1938, all that’s missing is the one-way trip to The Lubyanka.


9 posted on 09/28/2013 7:10:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/viewart/20130928/NEWS/309280063/No-2-nuclear-commander-suspended-amid-Iowa-casino-probe?Frontpage


10 posted on 09/28/2013 7:10:39 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: digger48
an anti-war, anti-nuke, minority, transgendered midget?

You forgot:


11 posted on 09/28/2013 7:11:04 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Pox
What is his real sexual orientation?

That may provide a big clue.

12 posted on 09/28/2013 7:13:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cherry

I’m so distrustful of this govt that I can believe that this was an orchestrated removal....

gotta get all the “right” ones in place, you know....


My thoughts, exactly.

He’s purging out the good flag officers.


13 posted on 09/28/2013 7:15:19 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Pox
Something about these moves against the naval commanders doesn’t feel right.

I agree, and it's not just the Navy. There is something else going on. For awhile I just figured it was Ubama getting rid of senior officers so he could replace them with faggot-friendly types, but I am beginning to think it's something more than just that.

14 posted on 09/28/2013 7:17:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: driftdiver

Aye.


15 posted on 09/28/2013 7:20:09 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Lancey Howard
I hate subscribing to the tin-foil crowd, but these forces would be a significant deterrent to any foreign power intervening in an American Civil War...
16 posted on 09/28/2013 7:22:22 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Pox; Gay State Conservative; dfwgator; laplata; Lancey Howard

This does smell.

As someone that high up, he’d be making big bucks - why would he get involved in counterfeit gambling chips? That’s peanuts compared to the career he had.

And if he really did have a gambling problem that bad, it would have shown up long before now, and he wouldn’t have been promoted this far up to begin with.

Right??


17 posted on 09/28/2013 7:37:18 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: markomalley

I think it has something to do with this:
http://glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/military-chiefs-oppose-removing-commanders-from-sexual-assault-probes/


18 posted on 09/28/2013 7:40:48 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: markomalley

THE PURGE has been going on since the Clintoon’s..
The Borg is cleaning up THE HIVE....

Military and Police types love following orders..
It’s the ones giving the orders getting purged..

The chain of command is like a Snake.. the whole thing follows the HEAD(s)...


19 posted on 09/28/2013 7:45:04 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: markomalley

Obama is getting rid of any commander with a set of balls. He’s afraid that the military will take him out like they did JFK.


20 posted on 09/28/2013 7:45:40 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: canuck_conservative

No, the gambling problems do not always show up early. I’m retired out of Offutt and we might go to the same casinos once or twice in a year. Many go a lot more often. There was a big trial recently involving one of the multi-millionaire family that started Oriental Trading Co. He hid the problem and was sheltered by the casinos in some ways for a number of years. There are other instances of people in responsible jobs who embezzle from local companies to support their gambling. There are also a number of lower-ranking military members who are caught doing these types of things every year but they don’t get the same media attention as a flag rank officer does.

Now, does this mean there isn’t more going on? That’s always a possibility. This bunch of Nazis is going for the complete purge and takeover but I’m not sure they are purging the military first. This is not the type of action that would set well with the military in general, up and down the ranks. This is not the Soviet Russian military in the 20s-30s.


21 posted on 09/28/2013 7:58:24 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: laplata

For a minute there I thought you said “Fag” officers.


22 posted on 09/28/2013 8:03:56 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: JohnnyP

LOL


23 posted on 09/28/2013 8:19:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: driftdiver
Sure seem to be a lot of senior commanders getting purged errr caught.

Could this really be happening?

24 posted on 09/28/2013 8:20:25 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: Mr. K; canuck_conservative; Nachum

how many naval commanders have been framed so far by Obama?
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14 Navy commanders relieved of duty, prompting conduct memo
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/07/19/navy.commanders/index.html

Navy commanders relieved of duty in 2012

http://www.stripes.com/news/navy/navy-commanders-relieved-of-duty-in-2012-1.168999

Naval Military Officers Relieved of Duty under Obama administration in 2012. Foreword by Fred Brownbill.

http://www.saveamericafoundation.com/2012/12/04/naval-military-officers-relieved-of-duty-under-obama-administration-in-2012-foreword-by-fred-brownbill/


25 posted on 09/28/2013 8:24:43 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: James C. Bennett
Obama appointee?

The next one will be...

26 posted on 09/28/2013 8:49:27 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: markomalley

Where I work the chips never leave the table. Smells like a setup anyway.


27 posted on 09/28/2013 8:49:50 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: markomalley

One of many. Lt. Col. Randy Olson, Col. David Lynch, Col. Stephen H. Williams

http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130825/NEWS/308250009/Security-Forces-chief-removed-Malmstrom-s-Lynch-relieved-command

http://www.10news.com/news/military/malmstrom-afb-nuclear-missile-wing-fails-safety-security-inspection08142013

http://newsok.com/military-removes-commander-of-nuclear-weapons-unit/article/feed/582449


28 posted on 09/28/2013 8:55:10 PM PDT by Ozark Tom
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To: markomalley

The rot goes from top to bottom.


29 posted on 09/28/2013 9:11:27 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Lancey Howard

>> but I am beginning to think it’s something more than just that.

The infamous litmus test allegations?


30 posted on 09/28/2013 9:23:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

I think there is a serious contingent of career people in the US military that still has some pride and deeply, DEEPLY resents that their Commander-in-Chief is an African communist metrosexual faggot-hugging piece of sh**.


31 posted on 09/28/2013 9:28:21 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

No doubt.


32 posted on 09/28/2013 9:34:01 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Here’s an odd comment in the official announcement:
“The suspension is yet another blow to the military’s nuclear establishment.”
Like they are trying to defame or hobble the command structure of our nuke forces. Something rotten is afoot.


33 posted on 09/28/2013 9:34:55 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Mr. K

how many naval commanders have been framed so far by Obama?

or set-up?


Hard to determine; they have graduated from the throw down baggie.


34 posted on 09/28/2013 9:35:03 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Maybe replacing them with officers who will go to war if the UN security council decrees it.

Apparently Obama thinks they are the government and met with the UN last week to get them to wage war against Syria and Iran.


35 posted on 09/28/2013 9:38:33 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

“Apparently Obama thinks they are the government and met with the UN last week to get them to wage war against Syria and Iran.

Or Israel...


36 posted on 09/28/2013 9:42:04 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Lancey Howard

There are way too many high ranking officers who will do anything their CIC tells them to do. I truly believe there are those who would nuke Texas if ordered to do so. And they will order attacks on civilians. The scary thing is the local cops will be right beside them.


37 posted on 09/28/2013 9:46:47 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: canuck_conservative
"And if he really did have a gambling problem that bad, it would have shown up long before now, and he wouldn’t have been promoted this far up to begin with."

Agreed.

38 posted on 09/28/2013 10:47:40 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: batterycommander

I regret not having the confidence that all is well.


39 posted on 09/28/2013 11:54:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: markomalley

This is a weird one indeed.


40 posted on 09/28/2013 11:57:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Pox

I agree...something stinks


41 posted on 09/29/2013 12:00:18 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Gene Eric
I regret not having the confidence that all is well.

I lost that one about the time Van Jones was a Whitehouse appointee.
We've been compromised ... big time.

42 posted on 09/29/2013 12:00:58 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: batterycommander
Maybe it has something to do with Obama's comment to Russia's Prime Minister " I will have more flexibility after the election " in other words ? maybe he is on the plan to totally neuter our nuke forces and nuke force command and the Russians can hold us either hostage or the Russians can black male the US.
Seems to be that way after what happened in Syria.
43 posted on 09/29/2013 12:42:31 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: VerySadAmerican

Why do that when he will have the Russians to do that with a totally neutered nuke force and nuke force command ?


44 posted on 09/29/2013 12:45:08 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Lancey Howard

Homo friendly, muslim friendly, hates Whitey, willingness to fire on US citizens...


45 posted on 09/29/2013 1:03:24 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: digger48

I m amazed that so called antiwar are in factory gold digging jackpot liberals who love gambling and all its guns, government and gangster gigs.


46 posted on 09/29/2013 5:31:54 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: batterycommander

Nuke establishment is direct CIC responsabilty. The leadership suck and something like this should be direct grounds for impeachment. Obama is testing everyone again.


47 posted on 09/29/2013 5:34:55 AM PDT by lavaroise
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48 posted on 09/29/2013 7:14:30 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: markomalley

The ill winds will quickly blow in another of hussein’s muzzy brothers to replace him.


49 posted on 09/29/2013 7:23:02 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: batterycommander

Probably Israel as a trial run for the CWII.


50 posted on 09/29/2013 7:32:39 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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