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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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