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  • Georgy Zhukovís Close Call With Stalinís Killers

    06/15/2018 5:55:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 15, 2018 | Robert Beckhusen
    Beginning in 1936, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin set about deliberately murdering 700,000 people in the Great Purge, an act of mass killing that ďconstituted a form of ruleĒ unto itself, as Stalin biographer Stephen Kotkin explained. The armed forces were not spared. The purges swept through the officer corps, including 154 division commanders ó of 186 in total ó and resulted in the NKVD executions of several of the countryís most innovative and senior military thinkers, including Mikhail Tukhachevsky who was forced into signing a confession under torture before his murder. Thousands of officers were executed.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge

    11/10/2017 5:03:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Middleeasteye ^ | 11-9-17 | David Hearst
    Some senior figures detained in last Saturday's purge in Saudi Arabia were beaten and tortured so badly during their arrest or subsequent interrogations that they required hospital treatment, Middle East Eye can reveal. People inside the royal court also told MEE that the scale of the crackdown, which has brought new arrests each day, is much bigger than Saudi authorities have admitted, with more than 500 people detained and double that number questioned. Members of the royal family, government ministers and business tycoons were caught up in the sudden wave of arrests orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known...
  • Former Brigadier General: Obama's Briefer Told CENTCOM Official to Skew Intel on ISIS

    08/16/2016 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 15, 2016 | BYDEBRA HEINE
    A former brigadier general revealed on Fox News Monday some new information about the White House's role in U.S. Central Command's skewing of intelligence to downplay the threats of ISIS and Al Qaeda. Last week, a House Republican task force concluded in a 15-page report that U.S. military leaders altered intelligence reports "to paint a rosier picture" of the U.S.-led fight against ISIS than intelligence analysts believed was warranted. The report blamed ďstructural and management changesĒ at the intelligence directorate for the distortions, but stopped short of explaining WHY the changes were made. According to Defense News, "the problems followed...
  • Turkey's post-coup purge reaches 20,000

    07/18/2016 10:49:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's retribution picked up pace on Monday as the number of people arrested with alleged links to the plot reached 7,543. They included more than 6,000 soldiers, 100 police officers, 755 judges and prosecutors and 650 civilians. Earlier Monday, a senior security official told the Reuters news agency that 8,000 police officers, including those based in the capital Ankara and the biggest city Istanbul, had been removed from their posts on suspicion of links to last weekend's abortive government takeover. About 1,500 finance ministry officials were suspended, a ministry official said, and CNN Turk said 30...
  • Erdogan calls Turkish coup attempt a ďgift from AllahĒ in Istanbul

    07/16/2016 10:11:34 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    New Europe ^ | JULY 16, 2016 | Irene Kostaki
    After his Istanbul speech, many commentators suggest that Turkish coup attempt was ďstaged,Ē as the President called it a ďgift from Allah.ĒTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lands at Ataturk airport of Istanbul aster coup attempt: ďThose who staged a coup attempt will pay the highest price, will answer for this treason.Ē Erdogan adds that this insurgency ďis a blessing from Allah, because it will allow us to purge the militaryĒ from mutineers. ďI was in Marmaris and they bombed there. They thought I was still there,Ē says Erdogan, that had vanished from the media the last days as he reportedly...
  • Baltic Fleet commanders fired

    06/29/2016 6:49:25 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Today, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the commander (Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk) and chief of staff (Rear Admiral Sergei Popov) of the Baltic Fleet were both fired for cause, as were several other unnamed senior officials at the fleet. This was the largest mass replacement of senior naval officials in the Russian Navy since the Soviet period.
  • Gratuitous Hatred is Destroying The Republicans (And FreeRepublic)

    03/03/2016 4:52:15 AM PST · by LouD · 187 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/1/2016 | Dennis Prager
    Gratuitous Hatred Is Destroying Republicans ó Just as It Did the Ancient Israelites By Dennis Prager ó March 1, 2016 I have been a radio talk-show host for 33 years, nationally syndicated for 18. I have never experienced anything similar to what I am experiencing now. Until recently, the only hate mail I ever received was from a small number of people on the left. The major reason for this, I am convinced, is that I donít yell at callers and I treat callers who disagree with respect. Reading my e-mails these days is a brand-new experience. I receive hate...
  • Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial ["Traditional Islamic Procedures" Observed]

    11/21/2012 9:25:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 21, 2012
    Internal Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial November 21, 2012 WASHINGTON Ė Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Usama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the Al Qaeda leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department. Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team...
  • BENGHAZI: A READER ASSESSES THE EVIDENCE (My work again)

    10/27/2012 1:53:09 PM PDT · by barryobi · 74 replies
    powerlineblog ^ | 10/27/2012 | barryobi
    A reader, relying on publicly available information, has reconstructed what we know and can infer about what happened in Benghazi. I havenít tried to verify all of his facts nor do I necessarily vouch for his inferences, although in general they seem reasonable. But his analysis is, I think, a valuable contribution to our understanding, and I reproduce it here in slightly edited form:
  • Pentagon chief Ashton Carter just fired his top military aide over ‚Äėmisconduct‚Äô

    11/13/2015 12:16:39 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Missy Ryan and Craig Whitlock
    Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has fired his top military aide for allegations of ‚Äúmisconduct,‚ÄĚ a highly unusual move prior to a formal investigation into possible misbehavior by the Army general. In a statement, Carter said that he had removed Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis from his position as senior military assistant. As his top military aide, Lewis was a right-hand advisor to Carter, providing him analysis on military issues, joining him at high-level meetings, and traveling with him on overseas missions. Carter said the Pentagon‚Äôs Inspector General would investigate the allegations against Lewis and, if necessary, the Army would take...
  • Zhou Chengjian latest billionaire missing among China's disappearing executives

    01/10/2016 12:11:51 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 9, 2016 | unattributed
    Zhou Chengjian is a rags to riches story as he used his skills as a tailor to launch the clothing line, Metersbonwe, which was one of China's first nationwide brands. His net worth of $2.4 billion today makes him one of the richest people in China. The Spread It reports that Zhou has been missing since Wednesday. In the wake of China's stock market crash, 36 companies have reported their executives as missing back in 2015 from January to September. The CEO of the telecom giant China Telecom resigned at the end of 2015 and now he is among the...
  • Democracy in Turkey

    07/24/2011 1:39:26 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 14 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 11, 2011 | Dani Rodrik
    Dani Rodrik has just returned from Turkey, shunned while defending his father-in-law, the main defendant in the military coup plot case. The Harvard professor explains his take. IN DECEMBER I traveled to Turkey with my wife and young son, as we do every year during winter break. This time, though, we had more than visiting family and friends in mind. We were on a mission to demonstrate that what many have called the trial of the century in Turkey is in fact a sham built on fabricated evidence. Nearly two hundred Turkish military officers stand accused of having plotted a...
  • Whistleblower: Terror Intel 'Grossly Thrown to the Side' by CENTCOM

    10/07/2015 10:44:31 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 15 replies
    Hannity ^ | October 7, 2015 | Hannity
    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class William Kotel said this was done in an attempt to paint a rosy picture of the coalition's efforts in the Middle East. "They left key information out of intelligence, such as attacks," Kotel said. "The idea was that Al Qaeda was decimated, so therefore it wasnít part of the threat analysis that should be submitted higher." Kotel said that is very critical information that is important to the nation's safety and security. "The chain of command and higher don't see a clear picture if we leave intelligence out, especially about attacks and any kind of...
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Iranís terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obamaís Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...
  • Saudi King replaces Crown Prince in cabinet reshuffle

    04/28/2015 8:54:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    AL Jazeera ^ | 4-29-2015 | Al Jazeera And Agencies
    audi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sacked his younger half-brother as crown prince and appointed his nephew, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as the new heir apparent, state television said. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall, reporting from Jizan in the country's south, said the reshuffle was announced by royal decree via state television early on Wednesday. SNIP-- Political earthquake' Khalil Jahshan, the executive director for the Arab Centre of Washington from Fairfax, Virginia, said that the reshuffle constitutes a "political earthquake of the greatest magnitude". "The Saudi Arabia we knew a few hours ago is no longer," Jahshan told Al...
  • Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call

    01/25/2013 7:53:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call Daniel Halper January 25, 2013 10:26 AM President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced. "I am told that General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him -- he hadn't received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House," Thomas E....
  • Baker relieved of duties as Task Force-Horn of Africa commander

    04/04/2013 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 4, 2013 | Megan McCloskey
    The commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa has been fired for misconduct. Army Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker was relieved of his duties on March 28, according to U.S. Africa Command spokesman Benjamin Benson. Gen. Carter Ham, AFRICOM commander, lost confidence in Baker's ability to lead, but the command isn't releasing any further details at this time because the alleged misconduct is being appealed, Benson said.
  • Mystery grows: Journalist died prepping Obama exposť

    08/29/2013 8:08:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK Ė Before his death in a fiery car crash, Michael Hastings was preparing to publish a major investigative piece tied to the undercover agent who is suspected of sanitizing President Obamaís passport records prior to the 2008 presidential election. The mystery has only deepened since the Los Angeles Coronerís Office ruled that drugs in his system at the time of the June 18 crash, including amphetamines and marijuana, likely did not contribute to the crash. Hastings, 33 years old at the time of his death, wrote for Gentlemanís Quarterly, Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed, reporting on national security issues....
  • Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?

    01/17/2014 7:25:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The American Dream ^ | January 16, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented. Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the ďpurgeĒ of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years. So why is this happening? When I was growing up, my father was an officer in the U.S. Navy. And what is going on...
  • Liberals in Uniform? Really?

    12/05/2013 3:40:07 PM PST · by Ronin · 58 replies
    Vanity | Dec. 6, 2013 | Ronin
    Liberals in uniform? In another forum, I got into a semi-squabble with a hardcore Liberal regarding the political affiliations of service members. She insists that Conservatives are no longer in the majority, and that most men and women in uniform are either Democrat voters or even Socialists. I told her that based on my Navy experience, and based on conversations with other veterans and active duty friends, she has no idea what she is talking about (actually I expressed it more forcefully than that), but it did get me thinking. Obama has purged, and will continue to purge, the higher...