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  • PBS: 'Learning' to Love Suicide Bombers?

    04/14/2017 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    On April 5, The New York Times published an op-ed by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal headlined "Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer." McChrystal now runs a big lobbying firm, so that may be why he cares so much -- he's a gun for hire. So how does the general think PBS makes us safer? And from what are we safer? The answer: commercialism. Parents like his son and daughter-in-law "are busy in the morning and busy at night," he says. "They want to protect their children from over-commercialized content." This argument is bizarre -- actually, let's call it what...
  • ‘You Don’t Have to Wear a Military Uniform to Serve Your Country’ [Mandatory National Service]

    07/20/2016 6:47:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 20, 2016 | Stanley A. McChrystal
    In 1838, a 28-year-old Abraham Lincoln declared that the greatest threat facing America comes not from a foreign invader: If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal Among Generals Trump Considering for Vice President

    07/11/2016 7:36:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 7/10/2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI CORINNE CATHCART
    Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is among those being considered as a possible vice president pick for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, sources tell ABC News, the second retired general on the New York businessman's growing list of potential running mates. McChrystal retired from the military in 2010 after being relieved of his position as the top commander in Afghanistan by President Obama following a controversial interview he held with Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal Among Generals Trump Considering for Vice President

    07/11/2016 7:35:07 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/10/2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI CORINNE CATHCART
    Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is among those being considered as a possible vice president pick for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, sources tell ABC News, the second retired general on the New York businessman's growing list of potential running mates. McChrystal retired from the military in 2010 after being relieved of his position as the top commander in Afghanistan by President Obama following a controversial interview he held with Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Unconventional Warriors

    09/03/2015 12:23:57 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2 Sept 2015 | MARK MOYAR
    McChrystal and a few other key figures converted JSOC from a Ferrari in the garage to the long-haul truck of the war on terror. The targeting of low-level insurgents continued when JSOC shifted resources from Iraq to Afghanistan in 2009. But the enemy’s continual replacement of losses with recruits from Pakistan and unpacified eastern Afghanistan eventually eroded JSOC’s morale. One Ranger officer tells Mr. Naylor that, by 2011, morale had sunk to the point that he had to yell at his noncommissioned officers just to go out on operations.
  • Stanley McChrystal: Leadership is a Choice

    07/10/2015 5:09:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Stanford Graduate School of Business
    "Leadership is not a talent or a gift. It's a choice. It's not complex, but it's very hard." General Stanley McChrystal explains to a packed auditorium of 600 at Stanford Graduate School of Business. McChrystal shares his perspective on leadership and influence discussing the importance of understanding culture, leading by example, building trust, and creating a common goal within a team. McChrystal is a four-star general and former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He also served as the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).
  • General McChrystal: Yep, We Knew Bergdahl Was a Deserter Immediately

    05/27/2015 1:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 27, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was traded for five high risk Taliban commanders last summer, his platoon mates quickly hit the airwaves to expose him as a deserter. They said it was known he was a deserter for years. The Obama administration, however, gave the appearance to the American people that officials were unaware of the circumstances surrounding his capture. In fact, last year State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said allegations Bergdahl deserted were simply "rumors." Not only did President Obama hold a Rose Garden ceremony to honor Bergdahl, but administration officials Jay Carney and Susan Rice said he...
  • Who Killed Michael Hastings?

    11/11/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 87 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | Benjamin Wallace
    Reflexively distrustful, eager to make powerful enemies, the young journalist whose Mercedes exploded in Los Angeles one night couldn’t possibly have died accidentally, could he? A t the end of his life, Michael Hastings, like many of the progressive journalists he counted among his friends, felt besieged by an overreaching government. Hastings was living in Los Angeles, and at a Beverly Hills theater in April, he took part in a panel discussion about the documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. Interviewed in May on The Young Turks, a talk show on Current TV, Hastings railed...
  • A Portrait of Death: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Meet the man who replaced Osama bin Laden

    07/14/2014 7:01:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/13/2014 | Tom Rogan
    A nameless woman “dumped on a street, arms and legs cut off, entrails eviscerated” — this is just one testament from Bing West’s account of Fallujah in 2004. This was the first mini-caliphate of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). West’s quote still matters, because it sums up the real-world impact of Salafi jihadism, the ideology of sick totalitarianism that once inspired Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and that now motivates Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Leading ISIS, Baghdadi is painting Iraq and Syria with the blood of all those who do not yield. And be under no illusions: ISIS does not believe in geographic...
  • 3 clues the White House needs to cover up Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 5:41:35 AM PDT · by GregNH · 43 replies
    Allen West Blog ^ | 6/06/2014 | Allen West
    As more revelations emerge about Bergdahl’s disappearance, it becomes clearer that the White House has something really big to hide. Here are three clues: 1. In predictable fashion, those who question the official story must be discredited. The Soldiers who are providing their own on-the-ground recollections must be “psychopaths,” as an Obama administration official at HUD referred to them. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf has attacked their integrity, and now the media has resurrected “swift-boating” — all meant to disparage, demean, and discredit these brave American Soldiers. This is what liberals do — and I speak from experience. 2. The...
  • Suspicions Growing Over Death of Journalist Probing NSA and CIA Abuses

    07/09/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 132 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 July 2013 | Alex Newman
    Weeks after the fiery death of investigative journalist Michael Hastings , who was probing abuses by the CIA and NSA and had recently informed others that he was being investigated by federal authorities, suspicions about his mysterious car crash are still swirling around the Internet. While police officially ruled the death an “accident,” serious questions are still surfacing — even in the establishment media and among prominent officials. Based on e-mails Hastings sent out shortly before he died about working on a “big story” and needing to go “off the radar,” it has become clear that he was worried, too....
  • WikiLeaks says Michael Hastings contacted it just before his death

    06/20/2013 4:58:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Last updated: June 19th, 2013 | By Tim Stanley
    WikiLeaks says Michael Hastings contacted it just before his death. Are they implying he was murdered? WikiLeaks just threw some gasoline onto the conspiracy fire. On Wednesday night, they Tweeted: “Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.” What exactly are they trying to say?
  • Famed Non-Automotive Journalist Michael Hastings Turns A C250 Into A “Bomb”

    06/19/2013 4:04:13 PM PDT · by jjotto · 76 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | June 19, 2013 | Jack Baruth
    The writing-about-writing crowd is abuzz with discussion about the rather unusual death of Buzzfeed/RollingStone/Gawker writer Michael Hastings. Mr. Hastings, whose name is never mentioned in the press without the immediate mention that he was “the fearless journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal”, died in a single-car accident in Los Angeles yesterday morning. This in and of itself is not unusual, but the circumstances of the crash and its aftermath won’t do anything to quiet the conspiracy theorists who are already claiming that the military-industrial complex found a way to cap the guy. The definitive video...
  • Michael Hastings Dead At 33

    06/19/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 38 replies
    L A Times ^ | June 19, 2013 | joseph serna
    Los Angeles police said they have yet to determine the cause of a fiery solo-car crash in Hollywood that apparently killed award-winning journalist Michael Hastings. The death of the 33-year-old Hastings was announced by his employer, BuzzFeed, which said he died in a Los Angeles car accident. But the Los Angeles County coroner's office had yet to determine Wednesday whether a body recovered from a fiery car crash was that of Hastings. The body was “unrecognizable” and badly charred, police told the Los Angeles Times. The body is identified only as "John Doe 117.”
  • Journalist Michael Hastings dies at 33 in car accident

    06/19/2013 1:07:57 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    zap2it ^ | June 19, 2013
    Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings dies in a single-car accident in Los Angeles Tuesday morning (June 18). Hasting's was best-known for a profile he penned in 2010 that led to the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal, the man in charge of the US-led war effort in Afghanistan. Hasting's death was first reported by Buzzfeed and Rolling Stone, two of the many outlets he contributed to. He was also an accomplished author, with three books to his credit. The first, "I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story," tells the story of his fiancee's death in Iraq, while he was...
  • Rolling Stone Journalist, Author Believed to be Dead in Hollywood Crash

    06/18/2013 6:29:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    NBC LA ^ | Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
    Journalist Michael Hastings, whose blunt Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to the resignation of the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, died Tuesday in a car crash in Los Angeles, according to the magazine and a website for which he worked. Officials with the Los Angeles County coroner's office could not immediately confirm if the 33-year-old Hastings was the person who died around 4:25 a.m. when a car smashed into a tree and caught fire on Highland Avenue near Melrose Avenue in the Hancock Park area
  • Journalist Michael Hastings Died in a Car Accident(ended Gen. McChrystal's career)

    06/18/2013 6:52:56 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Magazine ^ | June 18, 2013 | Shayna Rose Arnold
    Journalist Michael Hastings died in car accident in Los Angeles today. Details of the accident have not been released. He was 33. Best known for his 2010 profile of General Stanley McChrystal in Rolling Stone—it effectively ended the military career of the man who had led the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan—Hastings won the 2010 Polk award for magazine reporting and wrote a book about his experience reporting on the war, The Operators: The wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. A second book, I Lost My Love in Baghdad, details Hastings’ time as a war correspondent...
  • McChrystal: Time to think about bringing back the draft?

    01/15/2013 12:24:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 13, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    General Stanley McChrystal is still making the rounds plugging his new book, as well as talking about any old issue of the day the media cares to toss his way. He sat down on Face the Nation this morning and hit a few of the standard questions on Afghanistan, gun control and Chuck Hagel, before Bob Schieffer decided to ask him whether or not it was time to bring back the draft. (H/T NRO) When asked about his thoughts on implementing a draft on CBS’s Face the Nation, General Stanley A. McChrystal said national service would have a positive impact...
  • McChrystal backs gun restrictions

    01/08/2013 5:51:00 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 123 replies
    politico.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal backed banning assault weapons on Tuesday, saying guns like the M4 and M16 belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets. ”I spent a career carrying typically either a M16 and later, a M4 carbine,” McChrystal said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “And a M4 carbine fires a .223 caliber round, which is 5.56 millimeters, at about 3,000 feet per second. When it hits a human body, the effects are devastating. It’s designed to do that. That’s what our soldiers ought to carry.” He added, “I personally don’t think there’s any need for that kind...
  • McChrystal: Time to bring back the draft

    07/05/2012 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 144 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 3, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander of international forces in Afghanistan, said this week that the United States should bring back the draft if it ever goes to war again. "I think we ought to have a draft. I think if a nation goes to war, it shouldn't be solely be represented by a professional force, because it gets to be unrepresentative of the population," McChrystal said at a late-night event June 29 at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. "I think if a nation goes to war, every town, every city needs to be at risk. You make that...