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  • Corruption Squared

    09/19/2011 4:30:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 19, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: The Air Force's Space Command chief was pressured to alter testimony about the danger of a wireless project developed by a Democratic donor's company. Are lives as well as money being put at risk? Crony capitalism, which has been rampant in President Obama's push for green energy, is one thing. Rewarding donors with stimulus dollars is merely the "Chicago Way" brought to Washington, D.C. But when ideology combines with cronyism to place American lives and the nation's security at risk, it's quite another thing. At issue is a plan by Reston, Va.-based satellite broadcast communications company LightSquared to build...
  • Shelton's Testimony: FCC Approved LightSquared is a significant problem for ALL GPS users

    09/17/2011 9:10:30 PM PDT · by dickmc · 70 replies
    Department of the Air Force (via GPS World) ^ | September 15, 2011 | General Shelton
    “GPS receivers were quite purposefully designed to operate in a portion of the radio frequency spectrum deliberately maintained as a “quiet neighborhood,” with neighboring frequencies primarily occupied by signals of comparable power levels, all based on widely accepted understanding of previous FCC rules and intent. The proposed LightSquared transmitters will produce received signal strengths five billion times stronger than the GPS received signal.” "Some have suggested GPS equipment can be redesigned for greater filtering to mitigate the interference, but even if this is possible, we believe it would involve substantial financial cost and likely degrade the accuracy of high performance...
  • Bombshell: General accused WH of pressuring him to change testimony for Democratic donor

    09/16/2011 7:14:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 15, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    With the White House already reeling over the Solyndra collapse, a new scandal may have erupted today that could make the disappearance of $535 million in taxpayer funds look like a paperwork glitch. Eli Lake starts off his new gig at The Daily Beast with a huge bombshell — an accusation made to members of Congress from a four-star Air Force general that claimed the White House pressured him to change his testimony to boost a big donor to the Democratic Party: ... Rep. Mike Turner told Eli that this was definitely an attempt to influence Shelton, bias his testimony,...
  • LightSquared: The next Obama pay-for-play morass?

    09/15/2011 10:36:31 AM PDT · by bronxville · 24 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 09-15-2011 | Michelle Balkin
    When it rains, it pours. And there ain’t a big enough umbrella for all President Obama’s cronies and fixers to crowd under these days. While the Solyndra BGB (big green boondoggle) continues to blow up on Capitol Hill, the White House faces another pay-for-play backlash — this time from his own left flank. The liberal Daily Beast reports on a broadband project backed by a frequent Obama White House visitor and donor that has Pentagon officials concerned over potential military GPS interference. The Obama FCC took the lead in intervening on the donor, billionaire hedge fund manster Philip Falcone’s, behalf...
  • US presidential nuclear codes 'lost for months' [During Clinton administration]

    10/22/2010 12:54:55 PM PDT · by justlurking · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 2010-10-21 | Unattributed
    The codes used by the president to launch a nuclear strike were mislaid for months during the Clinton administration, the former highest-ranking US officer has said. [...] Gen Shelton said the incident had taken place "around the year 2000". Under the procedures, an official was sent every month to check the codes, and that they were replaced every four months with new codes. According to Gen Shelton's book, Without Hesitation, an official had gone to check one month and been told by the aide that the codes were on the president's person but that he was in an important meeting...
  • Clinton Aide Wanted Iraq to Shoot Down US Plane

    10/15/2010 2:03:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 15, 2010 | John Johnson
    In 1997, one of Bill Clinton's Cabinet members suggested that Shelton order a US plane to fly low over Baghdad so Saddam would shoot it down and, ta da, give America instant justification for war. "I was so mad I was about to explode," recounts Shelton, thinking about the sacrificial pilot. “Why, of course we can,” he responded. "Just as soon as we get your ass qualified to fly it, I will have it flown just as low and slow as you want to go.” The memoir doesn't name the Cabinet member, but Elliott notes that the way the passage...
  • Andy Stern, A Member of Obama's Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says...

    06/09/2010 1:22:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 147+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Tuesday, June 08, 2010 | By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    "Andy Stern, A Member of Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says ‘Worshipping the Market’ Has Failed America" PHOTO CAPTION: "Andy Stern, former head of Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and a President Barack Obama appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, said on Monday that the free market has failed the country and American workers. He made his remarks at a conference of the Campaign for America's Future in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)" SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – Andy Stern, the former head of the Service Employees International Union who now sits on President Obama's National Commission on...
  • New York bomb case widens with Pakistan arrests

    05/04/2010 12:05:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 543+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 4,2010
    A Pakistani-American accused of driving a car bomb into New York's Times Square will be charged with an act of terrorism, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday as Pakistan arrested several relatives of the man. Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, told authorities he acted alone in Saturday's failed bombing, but skeptical investigators are looking into his recent trip to Pakistan, a U.S. law enforcement source said.Shahzad, 30, was arrested late on Monday night after he was taken off an Emirates airline plane that was about to take off for Dubai. Hours later, several relatives and a...
  • Car bomb suspect struggled to find a place (All together now: Awwwwwwwwwww...)

    05/04/2010 7:13:53 PM PDT · by WeatherGuy · 60 replies · 1,331+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2010 | Geraldine Baum and Bob Drogin
    Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani immigrant who police say has admitted parking an SUV bomb in New York, piled up debts and made few friends in the U.S. For most of the past decade, Pakistani immigrant Faisal Shahzad struggled to find his place in America, piling up debts and bouncing from one run-down neighborhood to another. In 2004, he and his wife, Huma Mian, plunked down savings to take out a $218,400 mortgage for a two-story house in Shelton, a gritty Bridgeport suburb. The following year, Shahzad was awarded a master's of business administration degree from the University of Bridgeport, normally...
  • From New Citizen to Suspect in a Year (Disliked President Bush; an Invisible Man at His University)

    05/04/2010 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 30 replies · 1,235+ views
    New York Times ^ | Wednesday MAY 4, 2010 | JOSH BARBANEL, ANDREW GROSSMAN And SUMATHI REDDY
    Pakistan-Born Shahzad Faced Foreclosure in Connecticut and Disliked President Bush; an Invisible Man at His University Faisal Shahzad was losing his Connecticut home to foreclosure, disliked President George W. Bush, and was an almost invisible presence at the American university where he earned two degrees. Those are some of the details in the still-emerging portrait of the man who authorities say has implicated himself in the botched Times Square bomb plot. Mr. Shahzad was born in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province, according to Pakistan's U.S. embassy. He worked at a Connecticut marketing firm until 2009, the same year he became a...
  • BREAKING: Pakistani Arrested in NYC Car Bomb Attack

    05/04/2010 12:03:05 AM PDT · by TruthHound · 33 replies · 1,348+ views
    BREAKING NEWS -- A Pakistani man believed to be the driver of an SUV used as a car bomb in a failed terror attack on Times Square was taken into custody late Monday by FBI agents and local police detectives while trying to leave the country, U.S. officials said. The suspect, Faisal Shahzad, was identified by customs agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport at about 11:45 p.m. Monday and was stopped before departing on an Emirates airlines flight to Dubai, according to U.S. Attorney Eric Holder and other officials. Shahzad is a naturalized U.S. citizen and had recently returned...
  • Ethics Update [Source: WHITEHOUSE.GOV]

    09/05/2009 2:20:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 643+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2009 AT 2:56 PM | Posted by Norm Eisen
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2009 AT 2:56 PM Ethics Update Posted by Norm Eisen We have previously reported six limited waivers that have been granted by the White House pursuant to the President’s Executive Order on Ethics for Executive Branch personnel – the strongest ethics standards in U.S. government history. Three of these waivers involved lobbying-related issues and three did not. We blogged about them here, here, and here. Several months ago, the public interest community suggested that we also make available in a central place limited waivers...
  • 2 Charged in Conn. Boy's Death, Possible OD

    05/07/2006 1:53:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 467+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news/ ^ | 5 7 06 | associated press
    SHELTON, Conn. - A 13-year-old boy on a sleepover was found dead in what police suspect was a heroin overdose, and his friend's sister and ex-husband were charged with manslaughter. Frank Korondi was spending Friday night at the home of a 10-year-old friend, authorities said. During the night, police said, the friend's sister, 23-year-old Angela Krasowski, picked up the boys and took them to the home of her ex-husband, James Krasowski, 32. On Saturday morning, police responding to a 911 call from the home found Frank unresponsive on the bathroom floor. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police were...
  • Weldon to reveal new 'Able Danger' details

    11/09/2005 2:12:03 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 69 replies · 5,029+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | November 9, 2005 | wnd
    Weldon to reveal new 'Able Danger' details Unit reportedly provided info on terror danger prior to USS Cole attack Posted: November 9, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com WASHINGTON – Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., who says the Defense Department is maligning a special unit called "Able Danger" to cover-up warnings of terror attacks, will hold a press conference this morning to provide new details of his findings. The vice chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees will hold the press conference at 12:30 p.m. Eastern to discuss the latest findings of his own investigation. He claims Able Danger provided...
  • CHOOSE A NAME FOR THIS LATEST CLINTON SCANDAL--How about "WALLGATE" or "TREASONGATE"?

    08/11/2005 6:30:09 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 47 replies · 4,293+ views
    August 11, 2005 | Bronc1
    CHOOSE A NAME FOR THIS LATEST CLINTON SCANDAL-- How about "WALLGATE" or "TREASONGATE"?
  • How Chinagate Led to 9/11

    08/11/2005 6:14:05 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 30 replies · 5,053+ views
    Front Page magazine ^ | May 25, 2004 | Jean Pearce
    "...In April, CNSNews.com staff writer Scott Wheeler reported that a senior U.S. government official and three other sources claimed that the 1995 memo written by Jamie Gorelick, who served as the Clinton Justice Department’s deputy attorney general from 1994 to 1997, created "a roadblock" to the investigation of illegal Chinese donations to the Democratic National Committee. But the picture is much bigger than that. The Gorelick memo, which blocked intelligence agents from sharing information that could have halted the September 11 hijacking plot, was only the mortar in a much larger maze of bureaucratic walls whose creation Gorelick personally oversaw..."
  • 9/11 Commission Transcript: U. S. Attorney General John Ashcroft - Wednesday, April 14, 2004

    08/11/2005 2:32:50 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 32 replies · 3,429+ views
    Pittsburg Post-Gazette ^ | April 14, 2004 | Bronc1
    "...So it's my clear belief that the wall itself developed this culture which restrained in a substantial way the exchange of information in the intelligence and law enforcement communities. The Bellows report, which was part of some recommendations following the Wen Ho Lee case, indicated that it was part of the culture at the FBI that if one made a mistake and shared information that was later deemed to be inappropriate, it was called a career- ender, so that the risk of a person sharing information improperly was at least known in the culture of the law enforcement community to...
  • Who's Who on the 9/11 "Independent" Commission?

    08/11/2005 2:17:27 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 14 replies · 2,158+ views
    Independent Media TV ^ | July 21, 2003 | Michael Chossudovsky
    According to The New York Times (8 July 2003): "the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 terror attacks said today that its work was being hampered by the failure of executive branch agencies, especially the Pentagon and the Justice Department, to respond quickly to requests for documents and testimony." Several alternative media have joined the bandwagon. George W. Bush is accused of obstructing the investigation...Former Jersey governor Thomas Kean, the commission's chairman is presented as an honest and uncompromising individual, who is courageously confronting the US government: "Without greater cooperation, Kean said, ''we cannot do the job we are supposed...
  • OH REALLY, MR. KOJM?...Q & A with Christopher Kojm, Deputy Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission

    08/11/2005 2:00:11 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 1 replies · 1,078+ views
    "...It was a deeply rewarding experience to work with highly capable colleagues and for such distinguished and thoughtful commissioners. Our commission sessions had long and occasionally heated discussion, but it was always productive and the commissioners themselves were devoted to achieving bipartisanship and unanimity. They understood very well that their impact would be greatest if they were unanimous..."
  • What are the backgrounds of the key players on the 9/11 Commission? Here's the answer...

    08/11/2005 11:39:12 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 4 replies · 1,511+ views
    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation...is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks...
  • Four in 9/11 Plot Are Called Tied to Qaeda in '00

    08/09/2005 10:12:39 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 25 replies · 2,637+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 9, 2005 | Douglas Jehl
    ...The former intelligence official said the first Able Danger report identified all four men as members of a "Brooklyn" cell, and was produced within two months after Mr. Atta arrived in the United States. The former intelligence official said he was among a group that briefed Mr. Zelikow and at least three other members of the Sept. 11 commission staff about Able Danger when they visited the Afghanistan-Pakistan region in October 2003...
  • Voices in the Wilderness Are Turning Into a Chorus (more lies, now from Gen Shelton)

    03/30/2004 12:19:03 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 201+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 30, 2004 | Daniel Benjamin
    The Author of this hatchet piece: Daniel Benjamin, co-author of "The Age of Sacred Terror" (Random House, 2002), was on the National Security Council staff from 1994 to 1999. Now to the excerpts: === In reporting for our book, "The Age of Sacred Terror," Steven Simon and I found that Clarke was not alone. Several top U.S. government officials agreed in interviews that the new administration had been unwilling to revise its understanding of America's security position and too slow to recognize the danger of Al Qaeda. A three-star general, Kerrick had served at the end of the Clinton administration...
  • Introducing the States’ Rights Review

    02/10/2005 4:30:02 PM PST · by The_Eaglet · 11 replies · 573+ views
    the backwater report ^ | Thursday, February 10 2005 | Lee Shelton
    The birth of this nation was not without its labor pains. Right from the start there was dissension among the Founding Fathers - especially when it came to drafting a new constitution. The “federalists,” stressing the inadequacy of the Articles of Confederation, called for a stronger national government. The “antifederalists,” on the other hand, believed that this centralization of power could only lead to tyranny. States’ rights advocate Richard Henry Lee saw the inherent problems of what the federalists were proposing: “To say that a bad government must be established for fear of anarchy is really saying that we should...
  • Weldon: Clinton Official Ignored Program (Could have prevented Sept. 11 attacks)

    05/23/2002 4:15:47 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 12 replies · 257+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/23/02
    <p>WASHINGTON — An experimental computer program designed to analyze intelligence gave U.S. Special Forces a mission recommendation in 2000 that some say could have prevented the Sept. 11 attacks.</p> <p>The U.S. Military Special Forces Command at McDill Airforce Base came up with a chart of Al Qaeda's entire international network in the period prior to the November 2000 election, but the recommendation, which reached the desk of Clinton Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Hugh Shelton was never implemented, according to eight-term Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., a member of the House Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • Gen. Shelton Aiding Edwards, Clark Furious

    11/11/2003 7:21:47 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 127+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/11/03
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Wesley Clark's campaign aides criticized rival presidential candidate John Edwards on Tuesday for using retired Gen. Henry "Hugh" Shelton as an adviser, saying it proves Shelton's recent criticism of Clark is not credible. Clark's communications director Matt Bennett wrote Edwards that he was astounded that the North Carolina senator had retained Shelton as an adviser. "This choice undermines the spirit of civility that you urged your fellow candidates to uphold," said Bennett's letter. Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in September that Clark was relieved of his assignment as NATO commander because of...
  • Army Must Be Larger Or Do Less, Says Ex-Joint Chiefs Head

    10/10/2003 10:11:17 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 21 replies · 168+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | October 4, 2003 | By Jack Kelly, Post-Gazette National Security Writer
    The U.S. Army must be enlarged or its commitments scaled back, according to retired Gen. Henry Hugh Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997-2001. "The Army cannot sustain the operations tempo they currently have," Shelton said in a telephone interview this week. "The Army currently has 232,000 soldiers deployed overseas. You cannot sustain 232,000 with an active force of only 485,000." Shelton will discuss the war on terror and peacekeeping in Iraq at a banquet sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants on Oct. 21. A telephone interview with reporters was...
  • Wes Clark's War (NY Times whitewash alert)

    10/03/2003 2:08:11 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 25 replies · 304+ views
    NY Times (who else?) ^ | 10/2/2003 | MICHAEL R. GORDON
    WASHINGTON, OCT. 2 — You can tell a lot about a politician by the way he handles a crisis. Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark, the newest Democratic presidential hopeful, confronted his most important challenge in 1999, when he was the senior commander of NATO and the alliance went to war to stop Slobodan Milosevic from repressing the ethnic Albanian population in Kosovo. It is no secret that General Clark's relationship with the Pentagon was strained during that conflict. So it is also not surprising that reporters have begun to mine that period for the sort of score-settling anecdotes that often...
  • Gen. Shelton: Clark 'won't get my vote'

    09/25/2003 12:53:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 307+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, September 25, 2003
    Retired Gen. H. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark has some "integrity and character issues" and won't be getting his vote. Shelton, who was Joint Chiefs chairman on 9-11, made the comments at a celebrity forum at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Calif., earlier this month, the Los Altos Town Crier reported. After a presentation reviewing the historic events of his 38-year military career, Shelton took questions from the audience. One question came from Dick Henning, moderator of the event: "What do you think of Gen. Wesley Clark and...
  • 'Bull Durham' stars give to food bank ($1000 each from Robbins, Sarandon and Shelton)

    05/21/2003 8:58:47 AM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 22 replies · 329+ views
    thedailystar/Cooperstown News Bureau ^ | May 15, 2003 | Tom Grace
    Bull Durham stars give to food bank COOPERSTOWN - Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Ron Shelton, the co-stars and director of the film "Bull Durham," have each contributed $1,000 to the Cooperstown Food Bank The checks, which arrived Wednesday, followed an earlier $377 check, sent to the food bank through the efforts of the "Bull Durham" crew. The $377 was contributed by people who attended a 15th anniversary screening of "Bull Durham" last month at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. During that screening, Robbins passed a hat to collect money for the food bank. Ellen St. John, food bank director,...