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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 January 2015

    01/25/2015 4:27:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 January 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 25th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark. FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill, Adam Schiff, D-Calif, and Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.; former Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah.
  • Obama Nominates Thief Who Stole Classified Documents

    12/29/2014 4:56:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Red Statements ^ | December 25, 2014 | Steven Ahle
    Obviously as a reward for committing theft of classified documents for the democrats, Barack Obama has named Alissa Starzak to the legal department at the Pentagon. Itís a position she has never achieved on her own and is a large promotion over her previous jobs. But why put someone with a history of stealing classified secrets to a job where she could steal the countryís most guarded secrets? Itís a reward. Republicans in both houses of congress have accused her of making copies of documents and carrying them out of the Pentagon for use by Diane Feinstein and her committee...
  • Obamaís nominee for Pentagon post implicated in alleged theft of CIA documents

    12/24/2014 7:01:50 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jake Gibson, James Rosen
    The Obama administration's nominee for a senior legal position at the Pentagon is one of the congressional staffers accused by Republicans and intelligence officials of stealing classified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, Fox News has learned -- and the controversy could imperil her shot at a major career promotion. Sources on Capitol Hill and in the intelligence community say Alissa Starzak, a majority staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) who has been nominated for the position of general counsel to the U.S. Army, is one of two SSCI employees accused by the panel's Republicans, and by...
  • Officials: Malaysian pulled out of L.A. terror plot after seeing 9/11 carnage

    02/10/2006 9:48:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 804+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 2/10/06 | Sean Yoong - ap
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Ė A Malaysian recruited by al-Qaeda to pilot a plane in a second wave of Sept. 11-style attacks on the United States pulled out after observing the carnage of the 2001 assaults, Southeast Asian officials said Friday. President Bush on Thursday outlined details of an alleged plot to hijack an airliner and fly it into a skyscraper in Los Angeles. He said cooperation between Washington and several Asian countries helped expose it. The plan never appeared close to the stage where it could be put into execution. Scores of arrests in the aftermath of the Sept. 11,...
  • Malaysia holding LA's al Qaeda plotters

    02/10/2006 4:51:07 AM PST · by Coop · 20 replies · 740+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/10/06 | Simon Cameron-Moore
    ...A Southeast Asian intelligence official said at least three members of a Southeast Asian cell earmarked to carry out the attack on the West Coast were being held in Malaysia under the Internal Security Act, which allows detention without trial. "One guy was given money to go for pilot training," said the official, who has proven reliable in the past. He said the would-be pilot, Zaini Zakaria, was arrested in 2002, and the others were probably chosen to play supporting roles in the hijacking. Members of the cell fled to Malaysia from Afghanistan after the United States began bombing al...
  • Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

    01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of their final report investigating the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program. As part of their study, the Democrats compiled twenty case studies, which were intended to address claims made by the CIA regarding the efficacy of its interrogations. One of those case studies focused on the identification and arrest of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who was freed from a US prison just days ago. Al Marri served as a "sleeper" operative for al Qaeda inside the US in 2001....
  • Senatorís husband profits for 15 years from federal funds (Feinstein-Blum)

    01/19/2015 5:56:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/19/15 | Richard Johnson
    My report Sunday on the lucrative deal Sen. Dianne Feinsteinís husband has to sell 56 post office buildings barely scratched the surface of her conflicts of interest. The California Democratís financier husband, Richard C. Blum, is estimated to be a billionaire from his shrewd investments in companies that profit from federal policies. ďFor at least 15 years, Feinstein has appeared to support government contracts that push federal funds toward companies co-owned or governed by her powerful, billionaire husband, Richard C. Blum,Ē Breitbart News reported.
  • Sen. Dianne Feinsteinís husband is about to make $1B off a government real estate deal

    01/17/2015 6:54:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Hey, we started off the day with a happy story, so in the interest of keeping the tone positive here on the Hot Gas ranch, let’s finish my shift up with another one. I know all of you are fans of capitalism in general, and just love seeing hard work and inspiration pay off for the little guy who makes it big. With that in mind, who wouldn’t feel their heart melt over the story of a spunky gal from the left coast who rises from humble roots and winds up helping her husband tuck away a few dollars...
  • Senatorís husband stands to profit big from government deal

    01/17/2015 4:34:05 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Page Six.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | RIchard Johnson
    Ever wonder how lowly paid lawmakers leave office filthy rich? Sen. Dianne Feinstein is showing how itís done. The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings ó so it can lease space more expensively ó and the real estate company of the California senatorís husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions.
  • Senator's (Feinstein) husband stands to profit big from government deal

    01/16/2015 7:27:39 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 31 replies
    The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings ó so it can lease space more expensively ó and the real estate company of the California senatorís husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions. Blumís company, CBRE, was selected in March 2011 as the sole real estate agent on sales expected to fetch $19 billion.
  • White House Knew CIA Snooped On Senate, Report Says

    01/15/2015 2:18:03 PM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Ali Watkins
    Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan consulted the White House before directing agency personnel to sift through a walled-off computer drive being used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to construct its investigation of the agencyís torture program, according to a recently released report by the CIAís Office of the Inspector General. The Inspector Generalís report, which was completed in July but only released by the agency on Wednesday, reveals that Brennan spoke with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough before ordering CIA employees to ďuse whatever means necessaryĒ to determine how certain sensitive internal documents had wound up in...
  • DiFi Absolves One Republican from Blame for Torture

    12/09/2014 2:26:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, Dianne Feinstein today absolved one Republican from any blame. One Republican had nothing to do with torture. Only one Republican would have stood up and demanded it stopped if he had known. Only one Republican out there would have had the honor and the guts to stop it, and therefore only one Republican is worthy of being exempted and absolved of any blame for all of this torture and all of the assault on our good values and so forth. Who do you think that one Republican who is blameless is? I ran this by Snerdley, he said,...
  • Complications in SF 'Shrimp Boy' Prosecution (RAT Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    05/11/2014 3:55:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 5/09/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Accused Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has refused to sign on to a protective order that will allow defense attorneys to receive evidence from federal prosecutors, including audio recordings and video surveillance, from a five-year undercover investigation that led to his arrest, and the arrest of 26 others in March. Attorneys for the federal government on Thursday filed a motion to compel Chow to cooperate, noting that nearly all the other defendants have signed on, and only one other defendant has not signed because of a likely substitution of counsel in the near future. According...
  • U.S. case against state Sen. Leland Yee, 28 others to be split (shoulder fired missiles)

    08/07/2014 4:21:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/07/14 | Lee Romney
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at a federal court hearing Thursday that the unwieldy criminal case against suspended state Sen. Leland Yee, Chinatown association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 others should be split up before trial. **SNIP** The hearing before U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer came two weeks after the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California filed a new indictment in the case, adding violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against Yee and his former fundraiser, Keith Jackson. Yee is accused of conducting a criminal enterprise with Jackson, who allegedly solicited bribes and...
  • We Couldnít Even Make This Up: Dem Senator Was Just Arrested For Gun Running

    03/28/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    WesternJournalism.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Many leftist politicians who want to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights say their position is based on concern for the safety of citizens. Somehow, they contend, forcing law-abiding gun-owners to give up their weapons will result in street gangs following suit. According to a recently unsealed affidavit, however, one state senator in California allegedly wanted to curtail gun rights for everyone except violent gangsters. State Sen. Leland Yee, the court documents state, was the subject of an FBI raid that led to his arrest Wednesday along with 25 other individuals. Among those arrested was Raymond ďShrimp BoyĒ Chow,...
  • A Toast To 2014ís Top California Political Stories (shoulder fired missiles)

    01/01/2015 5:38:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    KQED ^ | 12/31/14 | John Myers
    **SNIP** The San Francisco Democrat was a fairly high-profile member of the California Legislature, but not a flamboyant one or one who was the subject of gossip and rumor. And thatís probably why the news in March landed with such a bombshell, when the 66-year old former psychologist was arrested and charged with not only corruption, but also with allegedly participating in a scheme to smuggle illegal weapons into the United States. The irony was impossible to miss: gun trafficking charges against a Democrat who made a name for himself as a fierce advocate of gun control, a politician who...
  • Dianne Feinstein: Terrorist sleeper cells are in the U.S.

    01/11/2015 12:43:10 PM PST · by Kackikat · 187 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2015 | By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times Kackikat
    A key senator said Sunday she believes there are terrorist sleeper cells in the U.S. that could carry out attacks similar to the ones in France that left 17 people dead last week. Sen Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, did not comment on specific threats against America but said other attacks are possible.
  • Harsh interrogations crucial in Osama bin Laden capture, Republicans say

    12/25/2014 6:44:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Senate Democratsí Ďtorture reportí claims tactics played no role in finding al Qaeda leaderSenate Democratsí argument that harsh CIA interrogations played no role in finding Osama bin Laden revolves in crucial ways around the life of Hassan Ghul. It was Ghul, an al Qaeda operative who moved between Pakistan and Iraq, who turned out to be the most informative biographer of Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti. It was al-Kuwaiti who eventually led the CIA to bin Ladenís home address in Abbottabad, Pakistan. To Democratic staffers who wrote the Dec. 9 Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIAís detention and interrogation...
  • The Mother of All Connections (New evidence of collaboration between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda)

    07/09/2005 10:39:42 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 150 replies · 15,521+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 18, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes & Thomas Joscelyn
    "In August 1998, the detainee traveled to Pakistan with a member of Iraqi Intelligence for the purpose of blowing up the Pakistan, United States and British embassies with chemical mortars." †U.S. government "Summary of Evidence" for an Iraqi member of al Qaeda detained at Guantanamo Bay, CubaFOR MANY, the debate over the former Iraqi regime's ties to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network ended a year ago with the release of the 9/11 Commission report. Media outlets seized on a carefully worded summary that the commission had found no evidence "indicating that Iraq cooperated with al Qaeda in developing or...
  • Diane Feinstein, the Iron Maiden [Sen. Feinstein Committed "An Act of Treason"]

    12/19/2014 11:32:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 19, 2014 | Deana Chadwell
    December 20, 2014 Diane Feinstein, the Iron Maiden By Deana Chadwell Language, that contract that we make with the members of our society, holds our society together; without it we can accomplish nothing. Nor can we function without the protection of good and selfless people who step forward to face the evil that always threatens successful nations. Diane Feinsteinís release of the enhanced interrogation technique documents is, on both national and linguistic fronts, an act of treason. To attack the language by which we carry on our national dialogue and the methods we use to protect our right to have...
  • Diane Feinstein Is Just Another Pig At The trough in D.c. Power & Money

    12/15/2014 6:58:59 PM PST · by Stayfree · 5 replies
    Stayfree | December 15, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    This pig and her pig husband have made millions self-dealing with the federal government without proper bidding, and she uses her position of power to try and denigrate the Republicans and Bush with the release of this B.S. report about illegal interrogation methods. This is not a patriot, this is a pig trying to destroy her opposition while she feeds at the trough...disgusting to say the least and illegal at the worst. We need to clean house quick or people like her will destroy our country right before our eyes just like Obama is doing.
  • Sowell: Tortured Reasoning

    12/15/2014 11:41:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 16, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture." But any serious discussion of a serious issue ó and surely terrorism qualifies as serious ó has to move beyond semantics and confront the ultimate question: "Compared to what alternative?" If you knew that there was a hidden nuclear time bomb planted somewhere in New York City ó set to go off today ó and you had a captured terrorist who knew where and when, would you not do anything whatever to make him tell you where and when?...
  • Feinstein: Torture report is about us, not enemies, and we must enact reform

    12/14/2014 9:44:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2014 | Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
    On Tuesday, a five-year review of the CIAís detention and interrogation program was finally made public, drawing back the curtains on a very dark period of American history. The purpose of making this report public is simple: to ensure something like this can never happen again. The 500-page executive summary that was made public is part of a larger 6,700-page review of a CIA program that included clear examples of torture, far outside the bounds of American values. Itís important to remember the study is based on CIAís own records: 6.3 million pages of the CIA cables, memos, reports, e-mails...
  • Judge Jeanine Annihilates Dianne Feinstein! (opening statement)

    12/13/2014 8:33:03 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 13 2014 | You Tube
    On this weekís open from Judge Jeanine, she takes aim at the torture report and the underlying incompetent and naive worldview that produced and released it.
  • Itís Just Not Who We Are

    12/13/2014 8:17:45 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 13, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Such has been the Democrat talking point in fain shock at the Central Intelligence Agencyís enhanced interrogation of terrorists. The program reportedly began in early 2002 and lasted until late 2007 so as to not indict Mullah Obamaís regime. The staff which wrote the report probably got some help from Hollywood writers to make it more dramatic. These are the same al Qaeda terrorists who were part of the effort that killed 3000 Americans on Sept 11. But then what do Democrats care? They werenít going to get their votes anyway. This was a naked act of political grandstanding by...
  • The confrontation you'd love to see btwn a CIA interrogator and Sen Feinstein ó told by Vince Flynn

    12/12/2014 6:45:42 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-12-12 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Rapp felt his anger stir a bit. ¬ďSenator, I have been shot on three separate occasions in the service of this country. I received this nice little scar at the ripe old age of twenty-Ô¨Āve.¬Ē Rapp showed her the left side of his face and craned his neck to show her fellow committee members the white mark that ran nearly four inches along his jaw-bone. ¬ďIt was delivered by the man who was behind the terrorist attack on Pan Am Ô¨āight one-oh-three. One hundred seventy-nine Americans were on that Ô¨āight. Thirty-Ô¨Āve of my classmates from Syracuse University perished, including a...
  • The Beltway's "Week of Acting Stupidly" Award

    12/12/2014 6:18:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-12-2014 | MOTUS
    We started the week with Gruber, apologizing for acting stupidly: "In excerpts of these videos I am shown making a series of glib, thoughtless, and sometimes downright insulting comments," Gruber said in prepared testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Tuesday. "I behaved badly, and I will have to live with thatÖ" And apparently so do we Ė ďhave to live with thatĒ I mean Ė as the House of Boner passed the CROmnibus last night. Now our fate is in the hands of Elizabeth Warren.Next, Senator Feinstein acted stupidly by releasing a prosecutorís brief untainted by any...
  • Senator Feinstein tells CIA director to #ReadTheReport

    12/12/2014 12:36:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/11/14
    As CIA chief John Brennan defended the spy agency's interrogation program for terror suspects Thursday, a senior senator whose committee published a damning report on the practice contested his claims. Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein's staff repeatedly used the hashtag #ReadTheReport on the senator's Twitter feed during Brennan's rare press conference broadcast live from CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Brennan said it was "unknowable" whether key information from suspects subjected to so-called enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs), which critics have equated to torture, could have been obtained through other methods. But Feinstein's staff responded: "Study shows it IS knowable: CIA...
  • The CIA's rebuttal to the Feinstein report

    12/11/2014 7:41:38 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    CIA ^ | 27 June 2013 | CIA
    Just thought if anyone wants a good skewering of the recent senate report heres the CIA's 135 page response released a few days ago. 1. I appreciate the opportunity for the Central Intelligence Agency to comment on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the Agency's long-terminated Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program (hereafter referred to as the "Study"). As I noted during my confirmation hearing and in subsequent discussions with you and with Committee members, the lengthy Study deserved careful review by the Agency in light of the significance and sensitivity of the subject matter and; of particular concern;...
  • 'I would kill you': ISIS captive held by Kurds admits taking 70 lives

    12/11/2014 11:00:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    Kurds in northern Iraq are holding hundreds of ISIS fighters prisoner, including one who told FoxNews.com in an exclusive interview that he killed as many as 70 people in the service of the radical jihadist army. ďOmar, ď a 25-year-old former Islamic State fighter from the Iraqi village of Dor sal-hadeen, said he killed scores of his countrymen and foreign contractors after joining ďDaesh,Ē as ISIS is known in the region, in June. He said he fled the terrorist army in October, but was quickly captured by Kurdish security forces. ďThey came to our area and forced me to protect...
  • Senate Intelligence Committeeís Report Confirms that CIA Did Not Torture Detainees

    12/11/2014 9:54:40 AM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 12/9/2014 | John Hinderaker
    ...The striking fact about the Agencyís alleged misrepresentations, as catalogued by the Senate committee, is that they relate almost entirely to collateral matters. As to the basics, it appears that what the Agency and the Bush and Obama administrations have been telling us for years was true. In particular, it has been said that only three men, all vicious, high-ranking terrorists, were waterboarded. As best I can glean from the report, that is correct. But the report displays an extraordinary solicitude for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah, the two principal terrorists who were waterboarded. It goes on at almost...
  • The real story behind the release of the CIA Ďtortureí report

    12/10/2014 5:46:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    Senate Democrats and President Obama have moved up to a whole new level of desperate. On Tuesday, Democrats in the Senate, who will lose control of the chamber in just three weeks, released a report focused on interrogation techniques ó during the administration of George W. Bush. Yes, Mr. Obama is all about transparency, as long as itís not about his administration. Despite warnings from top Obama officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, that release of the once-classified report would endanger Americans abroad, the president demanded that the United States explain its actions to ó terrorists. In some ways,...
  • Hayden slams Senate report, claims CIA interrogations yielded 'Home Depot'-sized trove of intel

    12/10/2014 10:56:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10, 2014 | Catherine Herridge, Chad Pergram, AP
    Good 6 1/2 minute video with Hayden. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden on Wednesday defended the agencyís post-9/11 interrogation methods, following the release of a Senate report that slammed their tactics as "brutal" and ineffective. ďThese interrogations Ö gave us kind of a Home Depot-like storage of information on Al Qaeda on which we relied,Ē Hayden told Fox News. ďWe are still relying on it today.Ē Hayden was one of the top-ranking intelligence officials in the federal government for a decade. He first served as director of the National Security Agency, before taking over at the CIA in 2006 during...
  • The Senate CIA Report and Democratic Treachery

    12/10/2014 10:41:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/10/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Putting American lives on the line for a political payout On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the 500-page executive summary of the report on the CIAís enhanced interrogation of terrorist detainees. Democrats, the media and Republican Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) are using it as an opportunity to hammer the CIA and the Bush administration, while American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible reprisals. But adding further threats to Americans already in harmís way matters not. Beleaguered congressional Democrats are desperate for a political boon and have turned to an old standby: sabotaging national security...
  • 'Very Sober,' Not 'Political': Halperin and Peters Defend Feinstein CIA Report

    12/10/2014 8:22:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | 12-10-2014 | Mark Finkelstein
    'Very Sober,' Not 'Political': Halperin and Peters Defend Feinstein CIA Report By Mark Finkelstein | December 10, 2014 | 8:23 AM EST VIDEO Who were those guys on Morning Joe todayótwo Feinstein staffers? Nope, they were Mark Halperin and Jeremy Peters, making like Dem aides in defending the report on the CIA that Dem Senator Dianne Feinstein released yesterday. Halperin, head of Bloomberg Politics, had the chutzpah to claim that the report was not "political." Peters of the New York Times then chimed in to say that in releasing the report, the Senate conducted itself in a "very sober" way....
  • Feinstein Report: BecauseÖMoral Equivalence.

    12/10/2014 7:07:22 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-10-2014 | MOTUS
    The Senate Intelligence Committeeís $40 million investigation of the CIA (that involved no CIA directors or interrogators) culminated yesterday in the release of a 545 page executive summary (the complete report is 6000+pages so you canít expect anyone to read that). I can summarize it for you in far fewer words: America conducted what Diane Feinstein considers illegal torture techniques such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and death threats against Taliban operatives† captured following that World Trade center ďincidentĒ that led to our National Day of Remembrance Service. That makes us as bad as they are. Somehow.Do you see the equivalence?...
  • MEN AND WOMEN OF CIA ARE AMERICAN HEROES

    12/10/2014 5:56:11 AM PST · by shortstop · 17 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 12/10/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    In modern America, we believe security and safety are entitlements. And like the welfare recipient who curses the taxpayer, we offer those who keep us safe not gratitude, but resentment. Or condemnation. As the Democratic majority in the United States Senate demonstrated yesterday in the release of an overview of a 6,000-page report intended to rip apart the CIA. At issue are interrogation methods used by the CIA in the effort to investigate the Islamic attacks of September 11, 2001, and to prevent subsequent terrorist acts against this country. But at its core, this is about the Leftís hatred for...
  • Ex-CIA Directors: Interrogations Saved Lives

    12/09/2014 9:09:41 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Dec. 9, 2014 6:51 p.m. ET | Opinion
    The Senate Intelligence investigators never spoke to usóthe leaders of the agency whose policies they are now assailing for partisan reasons. The Senate Intelligence Committeeís report on Central Intelligence Agency detention and interrogation of terrorists, prepared only by the Democratic majority staff, is a missed opportunity to deliver a serious and balanced study of an important public policy question. The committee has given us instead a one-sided study marred by errors of fact and interpretationóessentially a poorly done and partisan attack on the agency that has done the most to protect America after the 9/11 attacks.
  • Torture Report: Former CIA Directors Say Interrogation Program 'Saved Thousands of Lives'

    12/09/2014 3:32:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 9, 2014 | By JONATHAN KARL and LUIS MARTINEZ
    Six former Directors and Deputy Directors of the CIA fired back at the Senate Intelligence Committee with a vehemence almost never seen in the intelligence world. The former CIA leaders -- including George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden -- blasted†the Senate report†as ďone-sided and marred with errorsĒ and called it ďa poorly done and partisan attack on the agency that has done the most to protect America after the 9/11 attacks.Ē Their 2,500-word rebuttal was†posted as an op-ed on the Wall Street Journal website†once the report was released. The former intel chiefs are also launching their own website to...
  • CIA interrogations report: Feinstein offers aid and comfort to enemy, stabs heroes, allies...

    12/09/2014 1:31:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Lt. Col Ralph Peters (ret.)
    Tuesdayís willful, unnecessary and gratuitously destructive release of the one-sided ďtorture reportĒ at the insistence of outgoing Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (backed by the White House) amounts to nothing less than providing aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime. Can anyone cite one practical good accomplished by releasing this gratuitously destructive report at this time? Will revealing successful practices make us more secure? No. The report provides a propaganda windfall for Islamist fanatics. Will it benefit our allies? No. It exposes those who took great risks to help us in the wake of 9/11. Will it...
  • Will anyone actually care when it comes out? And how accurate?

    12/08/2014 12:37:44 PM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-08-14 | Wordsmith
    The deeply partisan Feinstein Report is slated to be released anytime now. Possibly tomorrow: CBS News has confirmed that the Obama administration is bracing itself for a Tuesday release of the long-awaited CIA torture report, though the timing ultimately remains at the discretion of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sources familiar with the matter confirm to CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan that Secretary of State John Kerry called and requested, but did not pressure, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, the chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, to hold off on releasing the report. The administration has some concerns about the safety...
  • Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report

    12/07/2014 8:53:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/7/14 | Brian Bennett
    As head of the Senate Intelligence Committee since 2009, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has spent hundreds of hours in secret briefings and seen thousands of pictures from battlefields in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. She keeps two images with her. One shows a little girl wearing a gingham dress, white tights and black Mary Janes ó but the girl's head is gone. Another is of a teenage boy, duct tape over his mouth, eyes bulging out, being forced to hold two severed heads. "To me, it's what we are up against," Feinstein said in an interview. "It is a testament to pure...
  • DIANNE FEINSTEIN - More Senatorial Gibberish

    12/03/2014 4:13:36 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 11 replies
    American Resistance Party ^ | Dec 3, 2014 | Edward C Noonan
    DIANNE FEINSTEIN - More Senatorial Gibberish December 3, 2014 Ė A ďreplyĒ to our demand for the immediate Impeachment of Mr. Soetoro (aka BHO) came back today (one of the three petitions) that the American Resistance Party sent to Feinstein (D), Boxer (D) and Garamendi (D). Feinsteinís Senatorial gibberish was amusing if not comical. This is her reply here: Read more at: http://www.americanresistanceparty.org
  • A CIA Interrogator Finally Breaks Silence

    11/19/2014 4:09:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-14 | Wordsmith
    Dianne Feinstein's so-called 6,300 page "torture report" (executive summary is 500 pages "only")- after 5 years and $40 million in taxpayer money- is slated to be released very soon. Perhaps this weekend; maybe next week, after Thanksgiving. But what will be missing from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's majority (re: Democrat) report? Participation by Republicans in the investigative process and input (when the report is released, Republicans plan to release the minority view, at the same time). And even more critically, the interviews and opinions of those directly involved in the CIA Detention and Interrogation program itself- you...
  • Senator Michelle Obama? Is the first lady eyeing a Senate seat?

    10/27/2014 2:25:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10-27-14 | Husna Haq
    Is Michelle Obama gunning for California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's seat in 2018? That's the rumour, according to Orb Magazine, a new gossip site out of the Bronx.
  • What is a Disarmenter?

    10/25/2014 6:49:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    dis∑arm∑en∑ter (ds-šrmn-tr) n. 1. A political operative who works to disarm political opposition through the use of irrational and/or emotional arguments. 2. A person who believes that disarming citizens will reduce crime or unjustified violence, in spite of contrary evidence or facts. 3. A person who wishes to disarm others because they do not trust themselves to bear arms responsibly. I have long considered various descriptions of people who push to disarm others, in spite of facts, logic, and historical evidence.† Several titles have been used; none have been completely satisfactory.† To be useful, the nomenclature cannot be so...
  • Pro Publica Fact-Check Finds Feinsteinís Assault Weapons Ban Didnít Work

    09/25/2014 5:16:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 25, 2014 | Staff
    Though her ban on certain styles of rifles lapsed a decade ago, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) continues to push for its reinstatement and tout its effectiveness. A new fact-check from Pro Publica found Feinsteinís Clinton-era assault weapons ban had no noticeable effect on crime. In the ten years since the federal assault weapons ban expired, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has kept trying to renew the law, which she authored. In a press release this month honoring the 20th anniversary of the ban, she wrote, ďThe evidence is clear: The ban worked.Ē But gun violence experts say the exact opposite. ďThere...
  • Feinstein: Obama maybe Ďtoo cautiousí on ISIS, but plans are underway

    08/31/2014 8:54:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 45 replies
    - The Washington Times - ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that President Obama is notably cautious ó ďmaybe, in this instance, too cautiousĒ ó but insisted the U.S. and its allies will coalesce behind a plan to beat back the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria before their well-funded sources take Baghdad.
  • Border Tsunami: Has GOP Forgotten How to Play Offense?

    07/15/2014 9:24:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Republicans have played defense on immigration for so long that theyíve forgotten how to play offense. The waves of aliens, the dead children washing up on the banks of the Rio Grande, the thousands of free airline tickets for reunions with stateside relatives ó all of these things are happening because left-wing control of the levers of power has been met by Republican ineptitude. Shock and outrage at administration policies isnít enough. The Republicans have provided no effective leadership in stopping the tsunami rolling north from Central America. But Republicans can control the issue, and the nationís future, if they...
  • WAR ON WOMEN: Sexist Former Governor Schweitzer Once Raised Money for Romanoff( Colorado )

    06/22/2014 5:40:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | June 20, 2014
    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffmanís searing criticism of Former Montana Governor Schweitzerís ridiculously sexist comments inspired some pretty damning headlines yesterday. But, Coffmanís opponent, Andrew Romanoff, was silent on the matter. And, now we know why Ė Schweitzer was in Colorado seven months ago stumping for Romanoff. ... Calling Diane Feinstein a prostitute-turned-nun is probably not the way to win friends and influence people, so we have to ask Ė will Romanoff denounce his fundraiser buddyís comments? Weíve reached out to his campaign for comment. They responded with [drum roll] silence. ... They say you are who your friends are. Perhaps...