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by Frank33

The People’s View: “President Obama Does Not Run Illegal Operations From The White House”

11:03 am in Uncategorized by Frank33

President Obama does not run illegal operations from the White House or mislead the American public about matters of grave importance in national security, says Spandan Chakrabarti at the People’s View. And President Obama did not “scramble jets” to shoot Edward Snowden out of the sky. And the President did give bags of cash, to the leader of Afghanistan, but that was legal. There are secret wars and secret bags of cash. But they are legal and the war profits are legal. Edward Snowden threatens those war profits.

Anything the warmongers do is legal. Anything the leftists do is emoprogressive and un-American. And Dan Ellsberg is un-American. Again. Spandan says so. “Daniel Ellsberg’s Devastating Downfall: A Trifecta of Shilling, Conspiracy Theories, and Lies”.

Ellsberg was un-American forty years ago, to the war profiteers of those days. Mr. Chakrabarti has not earned the right to either praise or criticize Dan Ellsberg. But Spandan criminalizes Dan Ellsberg activism against NSA-Dragnet.

Last week, I highlighted the connections between Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, Wikileaks and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a front-group that was conveniently set up by Greenwald and his cohort Laura Poitras (who interviewed Edward Snowden on camera) just a month before Snowden began contacting Poitras and Snowden. Greenwald and Poitras are both board members of this front group, as is Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers fame.

We could talk about the “Front Groups”, Blackwater, DynCorp, Stratfor, SAIC, EG&G, and of course Booz Hamilton. These and other Front Groups are used by NSA and CIA to suppress anti-war and Occupy activists. There are Front Groups, in Washingon DC, set up by Exxon and the Koch Brothers, and other billionaires. We could talk about the “Front Groups” used by General Petraeus in Iraq and Afghanistan, Wolf Brigades, to terrorize the people there.

But Glenn Greewald has a Front Group, which supports Freedom of the Press. Spandan wants Greenwald put into prison. And he labels Dan Ellsberg as anti-American.

Ellsberg penned an op-ed in the Washington Post yesterday defending Snowden’s flight from justice, canonizing Snowden and dutifully serving up accolades to Greenwald and his employer (The Guardian), without once mentioning that he has at least a professional connection to Glenn Greenwald that could serve as a potential conflict of interest: Ellsberg sits on the Board of this front group with Glenn Greenwald.

Wow, Spandan writes a sixty-two word sentence about Ellsberg. A long war against the American people, requires long sentences. Dan Ellsberg and Glenn Greenwald have a CONFLICT OF INTEREST. They both oppose dictatorship and support freedom.

Shall we mention a few other CONFLICTS OF INTEREST? Timmy Geithner and Ben Bernanke and Wall Street and Banksters. Eric Holder has a CONFLICT OF INTEREST due to the criminal mortgage fraud of MERS, which he helped set up. President Obama has a CONFLICT OF INTEREST when he appoints Ambassadors, who give a million dollars to his campaign. Then there is the Pentagon Gravy Train CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, outsourcing wars and spying against the American people, to highly paid “retired” members of the Military Espionage Complex.

To the People’s View, there are no wars. It is all puppies and balloons except for the leftists who need to be suppressed. There is no government torture or assassinations. There is no indefinite detention. It is all outsourced so it does not exist. The critics of these illegal operations, the wars, torture and assassinations, controlled from the White House, must be punished. That is why patriotic citizens who reveal these crimes are punished. The Pentagon Papers exposed the lies about the imperialist war in Viet-Nam. Snowden did the same thing, NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL.

The Pentagon Papers were released to expose the lies the government had been telling the American people in prosecuting a war. Snowden’s “revelations” have exposed nothing of the sort, because there isn’t currently a war the government is fighting based on lies.

The Government has no wars based on lies! Actually all wars are based on lies. Lots of laughs, at least from those who have been attacked by Drones. Seriously, Bags of Cash to our puppets is not just lies, it is fraud and corruption on both sides. All the wars involving the US Secret Government and not-so-secret government, are lies, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Iran and Lebanon.

The first revelations of NSA-Dragnet were the threats against Associated Press by the “Intelligence Authorities”. AP revealed there was a second “Underwear Bomber”. This double agent was going to attack another airliner. The first Underwear Bomber nearly destroyed an Flight #253 over Detroit. He was allowed through security even though the Intelligence Authorities knew he was a terrorist.

With the second False Flag Operation, the Intelligence Authorities again planned terror by “Al Qaeda” to frighten us and make us obey. AP is being punished for revealing this US Government terrorism. Either the second bomber would be successful and destroy an airliner. Or the plot would be thwarted and President Obama and the Spymasters would take credit.

The Big Lie was exposed by AP, and it is proof the Secret Government has created the phony war on terror. The US Government uses lies in its war against AP and the American people.

Dan Ellsberg says solitary confinement is torture. Spandan says no, solitary confinement is not torture. Who are you going to believe? War Pimp Spandan C does not think Bradley Manning was tortured. But Spandan is such a war pimp that he must enjoy the idea a little bit. Spandan has ignored the torture of the last twelve years.

They may be further interested in knowing that the UN Convention Against Torture nowhere even mentions solitary confinement as a form of cruel or inhuman treatment, let alone torture. But really, Mr. Ellsberg, do facts really count that much when you are trying to spread propaganda for a cause celeb of a front group?

Ellsberg also refers to his possible assassination by the Nixon White House to “incapacitate me totally”. Ellsberg claims the Government has legalized incapacitation of critics. Spandan does not know what law allows incapacitation. It is called the “Patriot Act”, but it is a law of Treason.

Just what law is it that Ellsberg is claiming permits the government to “incapacitate” a criminal defendant legally? Please, do enlighten us – or is it just the newest conspiracy theory radical anti-government folks are supposed to run with?

Yes, it is a conspiracy to incapacitate “criminals” who reveal the crimes of the Secret Government. Here are some victims incapacitated, by the Secret Government Pat Tillman, Bradley Manning, Susan Lindauer, Julian Assange, Aaron Swartz, Barrett Brown, Gary McKinnon, Thomas Drake and many more. NSA also incapacitated “Occupy”. It is all about the wars. Keep the war crimes and corruption hidden. Spandan is helping.

President Obama does not run illegal operations from the White House or mislead the American public about matters of grave importance in national security, as the Republicans have found out in their multiple attempts to persecute the President for the attack in Benghazi.

No illegal operations in this White House. There is Manning’s torture, and Assassination by Drones and other means, concealing the truth about Bin Laden and the Bin Laden raid, and the latest Obama war is in Syria, unless it is in Iran.

Actually, the President has misled people about Benghazi. The “Talking Points” for Susan Rice were lies approved by the White House. General Petraeus wrote the talking points, with the help of Darth Cheney assistant, Vickie Nuland. There was the CIA prison at Benghazi, and weapons cache and a few other details, which remain secret.

Daniel Ellsberg used to be a respected figure and an authority on the government’s potential abuses. But it is clear that after this, he should no longer be. He is now merely a shill for Glenn Greenwald, Wikileaks and their radical anti-American agenda. He is now a man flat-out lying about the US government and extolling a traitor that has not only leaked classified information but may well have given our classified information to our economic and military adversaries. This is one stunning fall from grace.

Dan Ellsberg was and is respected. Edward Snowden may be a renegade, but everything he has said seems to be true. It is not anti-American to reveal the crimes of a corrupt Empire.

The People’s View site should be called People’s Sycophants, or the President’s Sycophants. Anything the President does is the best thing ever. Any critics are anti-American and should be punished by the Government. The illegal operations run from the White House must remain secret. We saw this same attitude with the previous warmonger President, Chimpie Bush.

Spandan says trust the NSA. The NSA does not incapaciate political dissent and neutralize anti-war people. The NSA and Intelligence Authorities do not lie, except for General Clapper and General Alexander and General Petraeus, and the rest of the Spymaster Generals. General Clapper lied about weapons of mass destruction in Irak, to start a war with Irak. He lied about NSA-Dragnet. General Alexander lied about the dozens of terrorist plots supposedly thwarted by NSA-Dragnet. And General Petraeus lied about everything. All the Spymaster Generals spread lies twelve years ago, to get the US into a war. They, the rotten bloody Generals, are now try to get us into a war with Syria or Iran or anywhere.

The last twelve years has been an illegal and repressive regime by neo-con criminals. President Obama declared Bradley Manning guilty of breaking the law. At the same time the President admitted he is not the true Commander-in-Chief of the USA. He is told by the Secret Government what to say and do. Who is the supreme authority above the President? The NSA?

And I have to abide by certain rules of classified information. If I were to release material I weren’t allowed to, I’d be breaking the law.

What law would the President be violating? The Patriot Act?

Some of the comments to Spandan’s Post, are obviously written by fucking retarded fascists. One shout out deserves another. And they have a few special targets, for their kinetic war pimping.

Hamsher lost credibility with me when she, the moment President Obama was inaugurated, began writing scathing “you better do this or that!” blogposts on HP. That’s when I got so disgusted by her that I refused to read anything she wrote again – and that was back in 2009.

Jane Hamsher’s rant about Obama supporters being “the dumbest motherfuckers in the world” made sense if you looked at what FDL PAC was taking in (not much) and what OFA was (a lot). In other words, she was upset that people weren’t sending money to *her*.

It is depressing. Daniel was a hero of mine and my rebellious friends back in the day. Now he’s just another Meteor Blades.

Why Ellsberg is throwing his lot in with the likes of Asange and Greenwald reminds one of why Marshal Petain threw his lot in with the Germans in WWII.

Über Lefties cozying up to despots and dictators goes back to the days of Paul Robenson getting chummy with Stalin.

Then Spandan pulls an NSA and deletes a comment. This is not a debate. No emoprog whining allowed.

This comment was deleted

Spandan Mod Anand • 13 hours ago

No, no. I didn’t mean for this to be a debate. You asked a question, I answered it. The rest of it is your emo prog whining. Bye now.

Those that disagree with Spandan must have secret motives. No one can sincerely criticize National Security policy or the President. Obey and be silent or you will be silenced!

The level of discussion for Spandan has been reduced to “emoprog whining”. But attacks, calling dissent anti-American, need to be counterattacked. It is confusing. Does Spandan think all emoprogs are anti-American? His amateurish slander of FDL, is still slander.

Dan Ellsberg does it again. He does the the most courageous thing a patriot can do. Try to stop the insanity of mass murder. And he again becomes the target of assassins and torturers. Yes, there were assassins and torturers in the US Government who wanted to destroy Ellsberg in 1970. And there was illegal and massive surveillance and dirty tricks against citizens, same as now. Dan Ellsberg has set an example. Courage can be contagious. Courage is dangerous to the oligarchs.

The secrecy and the crimes accumulate. The spies and their bankster patrons cannot permit whistleblowers to tell the truth. Attacks from thugs such as Spandan will become more frequent. The wars have come home. Bring it on, Spandan the War Pimp.

by Frank33

Bimbo Gold Diggers In Slutty Outfits

1:50 pm in Uncategorized by Frank33

Who could believe that less than three weeks ago, the Bimbo Gold Digger Twins of
Tampa Bay, were respected members of society. They had organized charities, and
parties with the highest ranking war commanders of CENTCOM They socialized and
laisoned with all the best people including mayors, governors, and Senators on multiple occasions.

One Twin was “decorated” with a medal from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest military leaders of the USA. General Petraeus himself, presented the medal to Jill, for her Parties And Laisons Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty. All the Generals, Admirals, Military Contractors and Politicians, that the Twins seduced have some explaining to do. Hurricane Jill and Hurricane Natalie have left a trail of devastation and destruction, as they hosted and laisoned with all branches of government.


And it gets more slutty. Jill Kelley was flown in military aircraft on “multiple” trips with General Allen. She attended diplomatic parties in Washington DC. Unverified reports have suggested that she was some sort of unofficial “back channel” for mideast governments. Hopefully, that is just Jill bragging.

And it gets more slutty. But the words “Bimbo”, “Gold Diggers”, “Slutty Outfits”, are emotionally loaded, and are code words against women in the workplace. These terms are insulting and frequently and unfairly used against career women.

Most working women or professional women should not be publicly insulted with these epithets, even by another woman. But most women do not promote and profit directly from ten years of criminal wars. Debbie Schlussel is a war cheerleader. Most of the women and men of “Spyfall” brought it upon themselves. Mostly, they are war profiteers or cheerleaders for the wars.

Debbie Schlussel is a conservative working woman. Schlussel unkindly called The Twins, “sluts”. She has learned from a friend that the Twins were “Hezbollah” or “Muslim” spies. Debbie’s rant shows how jealous she is. The Twins were doing what Debbie wanted to do. Help win the neo-con wars by raising the morale of the neo-con Assassin Generals of CENTCOM

When a friend of mine said that he thought the financially troubled Khawam
sisters, Kelley and Natalie Khawam, were spies for Lebanon and the Arab world,
I originally expressed skepticism.

I believed that these twin sisters with obvious twin nose jobs were merely bimbo gold diggers in slutty outfits, who used their Delilah ways to first nab rich husbands, and then nab idiotic top American generals to participate in Lifetime-Channel worthy bitter child custody disputes.

Schlussel is wrong. They are not spies. Probably, they are not spies. They are definitely cheerleaders. Both Schlussel and The Twins are cheerleaders for the wars. But this is a never ending web of intrigue and military contractors. It is a web of conspiracy by the public warmongers, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Alex Jones, and Colonel Oliver North, who had been expecting General Petraeus to assist their Benghazi-Gate Conspiracy.

The events at Benghazi on 9-11, were going to be used for impeachment of Barack Obama. The President failed to protect four Americans and Susan Rice lied to America on the Sunday tee vee talk shows. Actually Susan Rice lied at the direction of General Petraeus. But neo-con General Petraeus is now in disgrace, because he lied about everything else. Then two of the Three Amigos, Senators McCain, and Lieberman admitted Petraeus was the main liar. That leaves Senator Lindsey Graham as the last man standing, for the Benghazi-Gate Impeachment that will not happen.

General Petraeus at Saint Anselm College

P4 , with Fruit Salad

Is this clear? It gets more slutty. The biggest slut of SpyFall is not a woman. It is General David Petraeus. He is “P4″ for those who worship him. And he is “Dave” to his mistresses. The sluttiest outfits in this story are worn by P4. The General has created the myth that he is the most “decorated”, general in American history. The former head of the CIA and leader of the wars pimps his uniforms with a chestful of “fruit salad”. It was reported that P4 wears his medals on his civilian clothes. But his record as a military leader is failure after failure. His only accomplishment are permanent military occupations and military quagmires.

Senator Kirk meets with Vice Admiral Robert Harward, the Deputy Commander of US Central Command

Admiral Harward in Dress Whites and Fruit Salad

Admiral Robert Harward was wearing a chest full of fruit salad on his dress whites when he visited Jill’s mansion. Bad luck, for the Admiral, on November 11, he was photographed by lurking reporters. That was the final Social Laison at the Kelley mansion, and Admiral Harward has some explaining to do. On Veterans Day, the Admiral was at a mansion for a birthday party.

Admiral Harward controls the torture prisons of Afghanistan. I will assume he controls other secret prisons such as in Benghazi. Paula Broadwell, the other woman, is merely a war cheerleader. Tom Ricks allowed her to write an article about how wonderful it was to destroy a village in order to save it. General Mattis the supreme leader of the Drones and Assassins in all the wars. General Allen is the commander of the quagmire in Afghanistan. Allen wants the wars to continue forever. After Allen resigns in disgrace he will become a military contractor. And the rest of these corrupt war leaders are the same, violent and brutal and greedy.

General Petraeus was the biggest Gold Digger of SpyFall. He hit the mother lode, controlling trillion dollar wars, controlling his public image with sycophant reporters. Perhaps the reporters and so-called journalists in the Empire’s Capital, were bigger sluts than Petraeus. They failed even worse than Petraeus.


These Neo-con Wars would not be possible without “embedded reporters”. There were a small number of gonzo journalists who told the truth about the horror of the VietNam War. That was enough. That lesson was learned by neo-cons. A small number of independent reporters is too many.

There are few independent journalists in the wars. They are almost all cheerleaders. The corruption, and murder is enabled by the embedded journalists in Washington DC.

Gonzo journalist Michael Hastings describes, how embedded journalists get motivated. They are bribed by the Pentagon, to spread lies about wars.

Petraeus more or less had journalists from many major media outlets slurping from the Pentagon’s gravy train. The typical route was to have all the cash and favors funneled through a third party like the Center for a New American Security.

CNAS was a Petraeus-inspired operation from its inception in 2007, and it made its reputation promoting Petraeus’ counterinsurgency plans. No problem, right? Except that it put the journalists who were covering those same plans and policies on its payroll.

The Stormtroopers of the Empire consider independent journalists fair game. American troops have targeted and killed an unknown of reporters. It is the policy of Total Information Awareness, and Full Spectrum Dominance.

Total Information Awareness ignored the war critics of the Internet for years. Then, the oligarchs realized that their many False Flag Ops and Disaster Capitalism and Phony War on Terror, spun by embedded shills, were no longer believed. So they had to expand TIA to include “Social Media”. The internets are now infested with retroactively retired government officials spinning their webs of deceit.

What is the problem with embedded journalists? They problem is they report what they are told, by the government, and they do not report what should be reported. This becomes especially important in a war. If the military leaders conceal their failures, war correspondents are necessary to correct that dangerous deception. If the soldiers are being abused or treated as cannon fodder, it is necessary for unembedded reporters to inform us. During World War II, and the Vietnam War, even with censorship, war reporters had some freedom.

Michelle Malkin “Pretty in Mink”, Miss June

Fake journalist Paula Broadwell provided comfort and material support to P4. Fake journalist Oliver North, Iran-Contra criminal was also embedded Ollie has worked in Afghanistan, and previously with the Irak Provisional Coalition Authority. What type of work does this convicted felon do? Ollie North’s greatest talent is the creation of secret mercenary armies, financed by illegal drugs and illegal weapons. Fake journalists Dana Milbank and Maureen Dowd, are playing with Benghazi-Gate as they leak neo-con disinformation.

Retroactively retired from the State Department, PJ Crowley now “tweets” on the Twitter Machine. With less than 140 characters Crowley explains the problem with embedded journalism. It is the word “embedded”. That word has a bad reputation because General Petraeus was using The Embedded Journalists for his own pleasure, and other conspiracies.

A different name is needed for those who catapult the propaganda.


Note to @DeptofDefense: In light of, um, recent events, we need a new term for
“media embed.” Attached? No. Bivouac? Better. Tour? Best.
16 Nov 12

Slutty cheerleaders continue to cheer their disgraced hero, Petraeus. Scott Shane of the NY Times is among the worst. Four days before the resignation of the General we learned he was the most prominent military leader of his generation, with little media notice. But Scott Shane noticed.

Long a media star as the most prominent military leader of his generation, Mr. Petraeus abruptly abandoned that style at the C.I.A. Operating amid widespread complaints about leaks of classified information, he has stopped giving interviews, speaks to Congress in closed sessions and travels the globe to consult with foreign spy services with little news media notice.

After the General resigned, he started giving interviews again. He gave an interview to Kyra Phillips, and he may have had several conversations with her. The CNN reporter has close ties with P4 and she has been embedded since 2003. Phillips remains a cheerleader. Petraeus always tells the truth and Lt. Colonel Paula Broadwell worked her magic on the General. The General is leaking like the Titanic, before it sunk.

And in what may be another example of how successfully Petraeus has courted the media, Phillips account included her personal reaction to the news of Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell as well as her personal vouching for Petraeus’ honesty.

“I also have never known him to tell me something that is not true,” Phillips told Meade. Phillips added that she never experienced Petraeus acting “flirtatious” or “inappropriate.” But she did report that Petraeus confidants describe Broadwell as “aggressive” and a woman who “works her magic.”

The Generals and Admirals of CENTCOM control the Phony War on Terror. They control the assassins. They control the torturers. And they control the information. They reward themselves with gourmet chefs, string quartets, personal valets, executive jets, military contractor kickbacks and mistresses. The Generals and Petraeus have plans for the Afghans quagmire to continue forever. And the mistresses and kickbacks will continue forever.

One retired General, is a cheerleader slut who publicly defends the corruption, and failures of Petraeus. This General suggests Petraeus is suffering from, PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Petraeus is the victim. It is stressful conducting a military campaign based on Drones and Torture.

said retired Gen. Peter Chiarelli, who served as Gates’s senior military assistant. “I find it concerning that he and others are not focusing on the effect on our guys of fighting wars for 11 years. No one was at it longer than Petraeus.”

No one was at it longer than Petraeus. And no one has tried to make the wars last longer, than Petraueus, and Chiarelli, and Mullen, and Mattis, and Harward, and Allen and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is concerning, that a General is falsely saying that Petraeus was actually in combat. Petraeus only ordered other soldiers to fight and die in the endless wars.


One embedded journalist admits, he was a Petraeus Cheerleader. Spencer Ackerman admits “I was punked”.

Ackerman fails to admit he punked the people who believed his reports. Ackerman was more than punked. He was a tool to create war myths. The most ridiculous statement ever made to support the Irak war belongs to Ackerman.

Haunted by Vietnam, Democrats are determined to express support for the troops.

Ackerman needs to create a chronology of his reports that were influenced by Petraeus. Ackerman needs to tell us what specific propaganda was directed by Petraeus and the Pentagon. He needs to tell us what his Pentagon masters demanded. Did Ackerman spy on other reporters for Petraeus?

Ackerman, as a National Security reporter, continually warned against the menace of the Al Qaeda “affiliates”. He never was able to produce an “Order of Battle” for Al Qaeda or its affiliates. Simply, how many fighters are in Al Qaeda. There is no Al Qaeda other than a criminal gang protected by Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and sometimes by US Intelligence Officials. The number of fighters the Al Qaeda affiliates, are far less in number than an army. The “terrorists” of Al Qaeda in Libya that attacked in Benghazi, were only twenty or thirty.

Ackerman was part of FireDogLake, with his Attackerman blog. Ackerman was a critic of the wars only because they were failing and he wanted to win them. He could have enlisted. Instead he repeated the lies of General Petraeus. He also was handled by Philip Mudd, a high ranking Spymaster and Torturer. Mudd was retroactively retired, and he routinely used Ackerman’s blog for his own propaganda.

Then Attackerman decided to post a Goodbye Cruel World Post, and he terminated the FDL Attackerman blog. He blamed the “press galleries”, whoever or whatever they are.

My departure is pretty mundane: the congressional press galleries are wary of giving me permanent credentials while I’m affiliated here, and I don’t want to impede any of my reporting responsibilities at my day job with Wired‘s Danger Room. So off I go.

Ackerman sometimes projects a bombastic and confusing style of writing. If I interpret this correctly, the Congressional “galleries” do not approve of the FireDogLake Affiliate. Or his employers at WIRED do not approve of the FireDogLake Affiliate. Or did P4 suggest that FireDogLake was not a good career move.

Ackerman owes FDL an apology, and he should describe how Petraeus and the Pentagon shaped his narratives. To a lesser degree he should apologize to me. Without any justification, he accused me of anti-semitism, implying that I had attacked “Jews”. Did Petraeus suggest those attacks be used against antiwar critics?

Frank33: Spencer, you keep attacking the Conspiracy Theorists, and you will get some K-Street Credibility

Spencer Ackerman: That’s what I want. Me and the other Jews. And then we will come to eat your braiiiiiiiiiin

Ackerman can use anti-semitism against me because he is a member of the Shtetl Police. But the irony, his insult to me was an “anti-Semitic trope”.

Note to some of my fellow progressives: If we can’t argue about Israel without using anti-Semitic tropes, then the debate is lost before it even begins…

Call me a squish or a sellout or a concern troll. Whatever. But if you can’t be forceful without recalling some of the ugliest tropes in American Jewish history, you’re doing it wrong.


So many deaths, so many secrets, so many sycophants, so much taxpayer money spent, that the American people may start to notice the slurping from the Pentagon gravy train. One thing leads to another for the Gold Diggers of SpyFall. Everything they touch turns to fool’s gold.

Where do we start? The CPA, the Coalition Provisional Authority in Irak, was created as a jobs program for neo-cons and religious fanatics to rebuild Irak. Dick and Liz Cheney created a vast right wing empire of no-bid contracts for their friends. Some of these war profiteers are part of SpyFall.

We can start with former Lt. Col. Oliver North. The former disgraced Marine officer was embedded in Irak and Afghanistan from the beginning. Ollie has been in Libya many times. He has a great talent for creating secret mercenary armies, financed by gun-running and drug dealing. Ollie created the off the shelf non-governmental entity, the Contras. Perhaps he helped create Al Qaeda and Bin Laden, and a mercenary army to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. Somebody created Al Qaeda.

Perhaps Mr. North helped create the Al Qaeda in Libya “affiliate” whose fighters attacked the Benghazi consulate and CIA Annex. Perhaps, General Petraeus and the CIA wanted to embarass the President or worse, with the false story they provided about Benghazi. Perhaps, the CIA Annex was a prison for an off the shelf, nongovernmental Al Qaeda Affiliate.

It is certain that Susan Phelan is helping spread disinformation for the conspirators of Benghazi-Gate. Phelan is a highly paid spokesliar for the Neo-con Republicans investigating Benghazi-Gate. Usually, these “authorized” public spokespeople say nothing, other than disinformation. But Phelan is ASKING questions about Benghazi. It is dueling spokespersons. Phelan wants to know. WHO changed the talking points.

Phelan did not ask or answer questions when she was concealing Afghan contractor corruption. Phelan is a corrupt Afghanistan war profiteer. Phelan is a neo-con, and Calendar Girl. She was Miss March 2010, Pretty in Mink. She began her career as a spokesliar for the Irak CPA.

Benghazi so many questions. Why Susan Rice to go on Sunday tee vee? Why not Vicoria Nuland, aka Vickie Kagan. Vickie is the spokesliar for the State Department, replacing PJ Crowley. Vickie worked for the Cheney’s during the glorious days of Iraki Reconstruction. Vickie is married to Robert Kagan. Team Kagan is part of Team Petraeus.. The Kagan’s have been slurping from the gravy train for years.

And, secret agent man, Grayson Wolfe was a major Bushie in the CPA. He helped loot Irak. He has all sorts of mysterious no-bid contracts with mysterious CIA “front” companies. He is also politically connected. A Judge found that he should be awarded custody of a child, from his marriage to the Twin Natalie.

They are divorced and court cases are difficult for spies because information is in the public record. Follow the money. Natalie somehow earned $300,000 during 2010, but she filed for Bankruptcy. She owes mysterious debts to mysterious people, probably military contractors. And Jill, being her Twin did the same thing, filing for Bankruptcy.

And Jill was awarded a MEDAL in a CEREMONY by the JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF. Is there video of P4 decorating her chest? The certificate was signed by Admiral Mullen the CHAIRMAN of JCS.

This award is the second highest honorary public service award under the authority of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and consists of a silver medal, lapel pin, citation and certificate signed by the chairman, McNally said.

The citation also states that Kelley’s “willingness to host engagements with Senior National Representatives from more than 60 countries was indicative of her support for both the Coalition’s effort and the mission of United States Central Command.”

Why was Jill decorated by P4 himself? Jill was not just a cheerleader. She provided a Safe Place, for the warmongers. Spies and Diplomats from 60 countries, and military contractors and ambitious Generals just want to have fun, without reporters. They need a place to conspire with their fellow co-conspirators.

This is only the beginning. The story gets weirder and weirder, and nearly impossible to understand. We can all help expose and destroy the careers of these very important people. It should be a distributed network research effort, with everyone contributing, similar to Galaxy Zoo.

by Frank33

What Does Melanie Sloan And CREW Think About Torture, Assassinations And Illegal Wars? Let It Bleed!

7:44 pm in Uncategorized by Frank33

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a non-profit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials accountable for their actions. Sometimes, except neo-cons are free to LET IT BLEED.

First, let us quote Mick Jagger, for all you Sweet Neo-Cons "I think that you’re a crock of shit!" What! Do we need yet another report on the hypocrisy and incompetence of CREW? The facts show, Melanie Sloan and her "government watchdog" organization CREW has mostly ignored the neo-conservatives and their criminal conspiracies to destroy our Constitution. The government of the United States, and all the national security resources, has been subverted by traitors who gave us secret government sponsored murder and torture, and wars for Oil. CREW has given us… (*chirping crickets*)

To be fair, some of CREW’s work is decent and admirable. CREW has taken some legal actions against the Bush Crime Family. They have at least acknowledged PTSD of Iraq Vets, disappeared Bushie e-mails, secrecy at the Federal Reserve, military use of perchlorate and a few others. But their Legal challenges are frequently ineffective, late and sometimes questionable. CREW’s vendetta against John Murtha is classic obsessive, compulsive disorder. CREW’s extreme complaint against the Armenian National Committee of America is perhaps just a sneaky way to get donations from Turkey, which was responsible for Armenian genocide a hundred years ago.

Torture, Assassinations and Oil Wars, these totally horrible and immoral crimes continue. For our discussion, let us call them TAW for short. TAW has been generally neglected by CREW. It is easy to examine CREW’s priorities on their list of Lawsuits, Freedom of Information Requests, and Requests For Investigations. The public record of Melanie Sloan, confirms CREW’s failure to fight TAW, compared with such courageous muckrakers as Digby, Jason Leopold, and Marcy Wheeler.

One recent action by CREW is outrageous and and could be considered racist. This has been described already and it needs to be explored further. CREW’s Most Corrupt Democrats selections could not be more phony. CREW must apologize and retract, at least most of these false charges. CREW is LYING about these Democrats! Five of the eight are African Americans and all of the eight are anti-Iraq War.

Melanie has not revealed her conflict of interest concerning the Iraq War. Her husband Eric C. Anderson was involved in secret operations in Iraq, and now works for the criminal corporation SAIC. SAIC was involved in creating the Iraq War and they continue to profit from it, and apparently they will never let the Iraq war end. SAIC also works with NSA who spy on anti-war citizens. Is it too paranoid to worry that this could be an SAIC False Flag Op targeting Democrats for that reason?

CREW calls it corruption when these Democrats were aggressively serving their constituents, just as they were elected to do. Many of the bogus charges deal with incomplete financial reporting. CREW completely conceals all of its own finances. Most of the other charges are laughable and slanderous. There is nothing to suggest that these Democratic Congress members have concealed anything elated to CREW’s charges.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is accused of talking about a possible campaign fund raiser. Sen. Roland Burris had a conversation with impeached Governor Blagojevich about a possible campaign fund raiser. Rep. Charlie Rangel "Improperly used Congressional Stationary" and "Improperly Stored a Vehicle". Rep. Laura Richardson had problems with a home foreclosure, and "city inspectors reported they found junk and debris in the driveway". Rep. Maxine Waters used her influence to try to get a minority owned bank some of the TARP Funds. This is no different from what was done for Goldman Sachs, except for much smaller amounts. Rep. Alan Mollohan was successful at getting "earmarks" for his District, just as most other Congress members do. Rep. Pete Visclosky and Rep. John Murtha are some what more problematic. But there are many more genuinely corrupt pro Iraq War Democrats, that are not listed. But, ethics is one thing, but most everyone in Congress does their best to help their donors, friends and constituents.

So what does this all amount to? It’s worth being clear that no one has formally alleged any wrongdoing by Murtha or Visclosky (or any other lawmakers) in connection with PMA or Kuchera. And as a legal matter, it’s generally very hard to prove an illegal quid pro quo in these sorts of cases.

CREW can be inconsistent, depending on if you are an R or a D. When Sen. David Vitter’s was discovered paying women for sex, CREW asked for an investigation. When Eliot Spitzer was discovered to have paid expensive, but beautiful women for their company, CREW wanted prosecution with the Mann Act, something very different. The threat of the Mann Act is wacky for many reasons. This law has been abused for political and racial purposes, such as punishing doctors who provided medical care to prostitutes. Jack Johnson, the first African American heavy weight boxing champion, and Chuck Berry, the inventor of Rock and Roll, were put in jail. Melanie wanted Spitzer to resign and wanted the Full Metal Mann Act against Spitzer for 20 years.

Given the reports that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was heard on a wiretap arranging for a prostitute to travel from New York to Washington to meet in his hotel room, it appears that he has violated the Mann Act. This federal law carries a penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment for knowingly persuading or inducing any individual to cross state lines for the purposes of prostitution.

The Scooter Libby Case is a gift that just keeps on giving. One person usually not mentioned, who was part of the Leak Conspiracy is Andrew Card. Card also appeared at John Ashcroft’s hospital bed to get approval for the NSA Spying on Americans program. CREW wants the Cheney testimony concerning the Libby Leak released. Melanie represented Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame versus Scooter Libby, in a civil lawsuit, but Andrew Card was ignored. The Obama Adminstration chose to keep the testimony of Cheney secret, from 2004.

Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said, "It is astonishing that a top Department of Justice political appointee is suggesting other high-level appointees are unlikely to cooperate with legitimate law enforcement investigations. What is wrong with this picture?"

There is nothing wrong but it is astonishing that CREW has not been concerned with the torture approved by the high level appointees Alberto Gonzales and John Yoo and David Addington. CREW’s main complaint against Gonzales is that he helped his client, George Bush avoid jury duty. There have been legal complaints against these torturers. Unlike CREW, there are honorable people, lawyers and otherwise, that stand up for justice, without SAIC’s crooked voting machines. For instance, the VELVET REVOLUTION and VotersForPeace and the GRIEVANCE PROJECT say NO to the neo-cons and they will not LET IT BLEED without a fight against TAW.

If Melanie had included Andrew Card in her lawsuit perhaps it would not have been thrown out of the US District Court. Melanie did not include yet another neo-con, Richard Armitage, who was leaking like a case of diarrhea, the secret identities of Valerie Plame and Brewster Jennings. Armitage, who was #3 at the State Dept., told Bob Woodward and everyone else about Plame. Woodward defended Armitage and said his comments were unimportant and just offhand gossip. Melanie followed the Woodward narrative until she changed her mind that Armitage actually was part of the conspiracy. She added Armitage to the lawsuit which probably helped get it tossed out by the Judge.

There is another even more sinister neo-con that Melanie ignored, Marc Grossman. As the evidence accumulates, it appears Grossman is guilty of Treason and belongs in prison for the rest of his worthless life. Grossman was one of many who supposedly told Libby that Plame was a CIA covert agent. It is alleged that Grossman revealed Plame’s identity in 2001 Also Grossman is an agent of the Turkish government who sold nuclear weapon technology to the highest bidder.

It appears the White House has been spooked by Edmonds and hopes to absolve the U.S. officials allegedly involved in the illegal sale of nuclear technology to private Turkish "entities." One of those officials is likely Marc Grossman, the former ambassador to Turkey during the Clinton administration who also served in the State Department from 2001-2005. Grossman has been named by Edmonds, who claims he was directly involved in the nuclear smuggling ring that she says has allowed the intelligence agencies of Pakistan, Israel, and Turkey to operate in the U.S. with impunity. Totally complicit in the nuke trade, the U.S. government, according to Edmonds, has known of other vast criminal activities of these foreign nations inside the U.S., including drug trafficking, espionage, and money laundering.

Edmonds says "several arms of the government were shielding what was going on," which included an entire national security apparatus associated with the neoconservaties who have profited by representing Turkish interests in Washington. As Justin Raimondo recently reported in "…this group includes not only Grossman, but also Paul Wolfowitz, chief intellectual architect of the Iraq war and ex-World Bank president; former deputy defense secretary for policy Douglas J. Feith; Feith’s successor, Eric Edelman; and Richard Perle, the notorious uber- neocon whose unique ability to mix profiteering and warmongering forced him to resign his official capacity as a key administration adviser…. Edmonds draws a picture of a three-sided alliance consisting of Turkish, Pakistani, and Israeli agents who coordinated efforts to milk U.S. nuclear secrets and technology, funneling the intelligence stream to the black market nuclear network set up by the Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan. The multi-millionaire Pakistani nuclear scientist then turned around and sold his nuclear assets to North Korea, Libya, and Iran."

Sibel Edmonds notified the FBI about this criminal conspiracy, but the FBI says the information does not exist. Grossman who worked at the State Dept under Condi Rice, now receives over a million dollars a year to lobby for a Turkish company IHLAS Holding. But Neo-con criminals and high priced lobbyists still secretly control the government and Grossman is one of the shadowy puppetmasters of that secret government.

Melanie Sloan recently married Dr. Eric C. Anderson. Dr. Anderson is intelligent and talented. It is a shame he has been captured by the Dark Side. He seems to be a member of the secret neo-con government. He was in "intelligence" for several years in Iraq and now works for SAIC. SAIC carries out super secret projects such as NSA’s Total Information Awareness, an American Stasi. His employment does create issues because he profits from the Iraq War which also benefits Melanie. Dr. Anderson has promoted assassinations of "al Qaeda", because they are such a threat to our way of life.

Congressional outrage over not being told the Central Intelligence Agency had a secret program to kill a select list of al-Qaeda leaders is a needless tempest in a teapot…Quite frankly, this country needs a well-run assassination program…According to Parks, the United States recognizes three forms of self defense — against an actual use of force, or hostile act; pre-emptive self defense against an imminent use of force; and self defense against a continuing threat…Washington does not condone assassination as an instrument of national policy, but the president is authorized to take whatever steps are necessary to defend the United States. This includes assassination.

There are reports that assassinations have been outsourced to BLACKWATER/XE. Bob Woodward has discussed a super secret program of assassinations in Iraq. The arguments of Woodward and Dr. Anderson,and John Yoo are very similar. They are reading from the same script which was probably written by John Yoo. Al Qaeda is a threat to us, so murder is justified. They leave out an important fact. Al Qaeda is controlled and financed by Saudi Arabia and Pakistan ISI. This inconvenient truth is always ignored by the war mongers.

More than 6,000 Families and victims of the 9-11 attacks are trying to get justice against the murderers that were sent by Saudi Arabia. There also is increasing evidence that "Al Qaeda in Iraq" are False Flag Ops. That is, much of the violence in Iraq and attacks on our soldiers, are acts of war carried out by a secret mercenary army. Dr. Anderson also fails to consider that some of the Iraki "insurgents" who are targets of Eric Prince’s Blackwater assassins, are fighting to free their country from a foreign military occupation.

There is a pattern that the neo-cons use in the secret government. But they do not seem to realize that their phony act is getting old. First, they put out public trial ballons suggesting that torture or murder is necessary because we are at war. But the neo-con lawyers, such as John Yoo, have already written documents to make it legal, in secret. Then hired guns, start doing their dirty, violent, sick work. First, John Yoo made Torture legal. Then he made Assassination legal. But it is also necessary to corrupt the legal system, and who knows what else they have corrupted. Guess what else John Yoo has made legal? FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS!

The U.S. must ask the courts to give us flexibility to combat fundamentalist Islam as it would any other hostile ideology, such as communism during the Cold War.

Another tool would have our intelligence agencies create a FALSE TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. It could have its own websites, recruitment centers, training camps and fundraising operations. It could LAUNCH FAKE TERRORIST OPERATIONS AND CLAIM CREDIT FOR REAL TERRORIST STRIKES, helping to sow confusion within Al Qaeda’s ranks, causing operatives to doubt others’ identities and to question the validity of communications.

Renewing the Patriot Act and staying the course at Guantanamo Bay remain important tools for gaining the intelligence that can prevent another Sept. 11. But we should realize that these measures remain fundamentally defensive. In order to prevail, we must develop an offensive strategy that focuses less on controlling territory or cities, none of which Al Qaeda possesses, and more on new ways to disrupt and destroy networks.

There was a story about CREW and Marcy Wheeler by the GRIEVANCE PROJECT. An attempt was made to enlist CREW to file complaints against the corruption in the Department of Justice. It seems CREW is lazy and used the strategy of the Grievance Project without giving either assistance or credit. The Grievance Project even provided legal documents to CREW to use. At least CREW should have said thank you for the work and the documents.

As far back as 2006, I began contacting various parties-including CREW-to suggest that an organized effort to file grievances would be an effective tactic for responding to the litany of attorneys engaged in questionable ethical conduct…CREW never responded…As attorney after attorney continued to violate their ethical obligations with impunity, my frustration grew that there was no organized effort to promote a grievance strategy. As a result, I launched The Grievance Project in October, 2007…

I began preparing a grievance complaint against Michael J. Elston for his conduct described therein as well as for his role in the firing of United States Attorneys, including John McKay, Bud Cummins, Carol Lam and Paul Charlton. When I first saw Marcy Wheeler’s headline today declaring that CREW had filed grievances against Mr. Elston, my initial thoughts were that I just got "scooped" by CREW and that I had wasted a lot time working on my Elston complaint. Almost immediately, I was quite pleased that CREW had finally adopted a (my?) grievance strategy and had filed the complaints….

Marcy Wheeler notes that this may have an affect on the law firms that have hired Mr. Elston and Ms. Esther Slater McDonald, stating that "[a]t the very least, one would hope this would embarrass the big corporate firms these two alleged law-breakers work for."…Although Mr. Elston is a member of the Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Virginia Bars, CREW filed a complaint against Mr. Elston only in Virginia and only sent copies of Virginia complaint to the the Illinois, Kansas and Missouri Bars. I believe a stronger approach would not just provide these states with a copy of the Virginia complaint but would also be to file official complaints against Mr. Elston in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri…

Because Mr. Elston is also in violation of his ethical obligations due to his involvement with his role in the firing of United States Attorneys, including John McKay, Bud Cummins, Carol Lam and Paul Charlton, I will finish my Elston complaint with respect to to these violations. Now that CREW has adopted a (my?) grievance strategy, I’ve prepared grievance complaints against Alberto Gonzales, Kyle D. Sampson, Lisa Murkowski, Harriet E. Miers, Mark Everett Fuller, and John Yoo that are ready for CREW to simply print and file.

CREW has claimed a righteous, ethical standard, except this does not apply to themselves. In a perfect world, CREW would be defending the victims of torture and neo-conservative wars, secret or not. But it is not perfect. CREW has provided NO PROOF their "corrupt Democrats" are actually corrupt. They need to retract their lies, or prove their claims. CREW also must release their IRS Form 990 that shows their financial supporters. Melanie Sloan needs to reveal what financial benefits both she and her husband receive from SAIC.

If you claim to be a real government watch dog, your own honesty is an absolute requirement. But in the brutal Washington DC political battlefield, most of all, you have to be half Bloodhound and half Pit Bull. CREW is a Toy Poodle. But FireDogs are awesome!

by Frank33

Melanie Sloan’s Curious And Epic Failure To Fight Corporate Corruption

11:56 pm in Uncategorized by Frank33

I have reported on Melanie Sloan’s CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government. I had thought there was not much left to say about CREW, other than they were mere bunglers. I was so wrong!

When CREW’s list of "Most Corrupt Members Of Congress" was recently posted, I thought it was curious four of the eight "corrupt" Democrats were African Americans. But Laura Richardson is also, so five African Americans of eight D’s were targeted by CREW as corrupt. But I will not accuse CREW of overt racism. The more closely the records of the "Corrupt" Democrats are examined, the more neo-conservative Melanie’s judgement seems. Excepting John Murtha, the Democrats listed, who were in office in 2002 all voted against the Iraq War Resolution. Murtha came out strongly against the war in 2006 and strongly opposes the Afghan "surge". Murtha also is a co-sponsor of HR 676, "Single Payer", universal health care. Most of these Democrats supported a "Single Payer" national health care system although several have backtracked to the "Public Option".

A closer examination of the "corrupt" D’s shows Melanie is being quite deceptive. Melanie’s charges are largely based on how successful they have been getting Federal funds to their constituents, or incomplete financial reporting, or minor complaints. CREW will not produce its own financial reports either. The most substantial of the charges seems to be against Rep. Pete Visclosky who received donations from the PMA GROUP lobbyists and the firm’s clients, for a total of $1.3M. Compare this to the donations from the "Medical Industrial Complex", given to Orrin Hatch $2.9M, Max Baucus $2.8M, Charles Grassley $2.7M, Joe Lieberman $2.6M, Richard Burr $2.4M, John Ensign $2.4M, John Cornyn $2.2M, Jon Kyl $2.1M, Kent Conrad $2.1M. John Ensign is on the Republican Corrupt list, although his contributions from privatized health care companies, are not included. Of course, these folks received much more money from their other Corporate clients. We should not forget Sen. David Vitter or Sen. Larry Craig who are also not on the R corrupt list, but should be.

Citizens should be free to "lobby" and "petition the Government for a redress of grievances". But the Pay For Play hired guns of corporations work only for who pays them the most money. They have always fought against human rights, a clean environment, labor unions and anything else conservatives hate. Some might think that CREW’s  work would include exposing the criminality of multinational corporations. Melanie seems to be more interested in protecting the power and influence of America’s smallest oppressed minority, Corporate Lobbyists. But the Law says corporations are people, except they have super powers and can live forever. Melanie is eloquent as she praises the virtues of influence peddlers, with her allies at the AMERICAN LEAGUE OF LOBBYISTS and the PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL. These groups are lobbyists for lobbyists and they are protected by the Constitution. Can you feel the love from K-Street?

"Lobbying is a constitutionally protected activity.  The right to petition the government equally is one of the main tenets of our country’s founding principles.  To state that one class of individuals may not participate in the same manner as all others is clearly a violation and discriminates against an entire group."

"Part of what we haven’t appreciated is that by all of our lobbyist-bashing, people now don’t want to identify themselves as lobbyists," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, whose organization has raised questions about elected officials and other government employees with ties to lobbyists. "People used to register out of an abundance of caution, and now the opposite is happening. They aren’t registering because they are embarrassed or worried about their job prospects."

Oh, the horror! Bashing lobbyists and discriminating against them! What is next? Human animal hybrids? Dogs sleeping with cats? Or even lobbyists sleeping with dogs and cats and human animal hybrids? They are embarrassed and worried about their jobs. Actually, that might be one way to diminish their influence. Make them feel ashamed for starting wars for fossil fuels, and poisoning the air, water and land, and denying health care and a decent standard of living for the people of this country. We can dream.

It is claimed CREW is heavily financed by "liberal interest " groups, and should have a IRS Form 990 avaiable, listing financial donors. This form does not seem to be on their website. CREW will not reveal its donors, which is curious and not too accountable. CREW’s most famous "founder" is the Poster Boy For Rotten To The Core, DeeCee Lobbyists, Mark"Anal Leakage" Penn. Can you say "Olestra"? Many of CREW’s supporters and employees do seem sincere and dedicated to reform. But living in Washington DC with 35,000 parasite lobbyists can induce "Potomac Fever", the insane obsession to become a well paid Bipartisan Village Idiot.

Melanie’s niche is lawsuits or threatening lawsuits. CREW was successful with one threat of a lawsuit against President Obama. The new administration originally had a policy of "no lobbyists". CREW objected because this violated the freedom of influence peddlers. The Administration gave in to them. "Waviers" are now given to lobbyists and they can lobby the government from the inside. Norman Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform approves the "waviers". Eisen is a co-founder of CREW.

What CREW has NOT done is CURIOUS. Were there lawsuits or threats of lawsuits when EPA’s Christine Whitman said the toxic air produced by the vaporized WTC Towers on 9-11, was safe to breathe? How about the dangers of BisPhenol-A and the $5 Million bribe given to the FDA chemical industry "scientist" to prove BPA’s were "perfectly safe?" Or the ten thousand people who die every year due to exposure from asbestos? Or the sex and cocaine parties that Shell Oil and Chevron provided to employees of Gale Norton’s Interior Dept? And so on… The Bushie crimes have not produced much outrage from CREW, although CREW has plenty of outrage against anti-war Democrats.

CREW’s most famous lawsuit was representing Ambassador Joe Wilson and CIA "spook" Valerie Plame versus Scooter Libby. That case was thrown out. Of course, Libby and Richard Armitage were leaking Plame’s secret identity to every reporter in DC. Libby was convicted of felonies but his prison term was commuted by the Bushies. Armitage history of dirty deeds goes back to Iran-Contra when he helped trade military weapons, paid for by tax payers, for money and hostages held in Iran. They were just pawns thrown away by their neo-con masters, Bush, Cheney and Rove. Melanie, at first did not include Armitage in the lawsuit.

Melanie Sloan, the executive director of CREW, is now the lead attorney for the Wilsons. In an interview with National Review Online, she said that if the account of Armitage’s outing of Plame in Hubris is correct, then“Armitage was just basically gossiping with [columnist Robert] Novak and just mentioned that Valerie worked for the CIA. His mentioning that to Novak is really not the same as the concerted effort that Cheney,Rove, and Libby made to get Valerie’s undercover identity out to the newspaper. The underlying heart of the suit is about the conspiracy of these individuals to out Valerie Wilson in order to retaliate against Joseph Wilson,” Sloan continued, “and it doesn’t look at this point that Armitage was party to that plan…He didn’t even know that she was covert,” Sloan said of Armitage.

Bob Woodward testified similarly, the Armitage leaks were casual and offhand, just "gossip".

Woodward testified the information was given to him in a “casual” and “offhand” manner, and said that he does not believe it was part of any coordinated effort to “out” Plame as a CIA employee. Later, Woodward’s source identified himself. It was Richard Armitage, Colin Powell’s deputy and an internal critic of the Iraq War and the White House inner circle. Woodward said the revelation came at the end of a long, confidential background interview for his 2004 book Plan of Attack. He did not reveal the official’s disclosure at the time because it did not strike him as important.

Woodward told Larry King that it was not part of a conspiracy.

"First of all this began not as somebody launching a smear campaign that it actually — when the story comes out I’m quite confident we’re going to find out that it started kind of as gossip, as chatter"

But Melanie changed her mind that Armitage was part of the plan. Armitage was later added to the lawsuit. But CREW undermined their own case by first saying Armitage’s leak was gossip, not important and was not part of the Libby leak conspiracy.

Why did Melanie ignore Marc Grossman? Libby did not remember the four times during the summer of 2003, when he learned about Valerie Plame. One of Libby’s sources was notorious neo-con Marc Grossman. Grossman is also important to the case because Sibel Edmonds claimed he exposed ValeriePlame in 2001.

Edmonds’ on-the-record disclosures also include bombshell details concerning outed covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson’s front company, Brewster Jennings. Edmonds alleges the front company had actually been shut down in August of 2001 — three years prior to Bob Novak’s public disclosure of the covert operative’s identity — following a tip-off to a wire-tap target about the true nature of the CIA front company.

The cover was blown, Edmonds alleges, by Marc Grossman, who was, at the time, the third highest-ranking official in the U.S. State Department. Prior to that, Grossman served as ambassador to Turkey. Grossman is now a lobbyist and works for a Turkish company called IHLAS HOLDING. According to Edmonds’ testimony, Grossman "participated, along with a network of moles at sensitive nuclear installations and military bases, in the sale of nuclear secrets to American allies and enemies alike."

Melanie’s husband was part "Operation Iraqi Freedom", the secret part. He now works for the company SAIC, which has 45,000 employees including 16,000 in the Washington DC. SAIC is an organization that carries out neo-conservative policies. Its operations are immense and quite criminal, but they use science.

The bridegroom, 45, is the deputy director of an Asian policy consulting group of Science Applications International Corporation, a military contractor in San Diego. He is a major in the Air Force Reserve. In 2005, he worked in Baghdad as the senior intelligence analyst for the multinational forces in Iraq.

Melanie’s spouse wrote an article,"IN PRAISE OF ASSASSINATION". Not too ethical or accountable either. Or assassinations could be a tempest in a teapot. He could be a teabagger who uses the internet. It is up to lawyers to decide.

Congressional outrage over not being told the Central Intelligence Agency had a secret program to kill a select list of al-Qaeda leaders is a needless tempest in a teapot. Anyone with access to the Internet and a penchant for archival reading could have told you the CIA was tasked with eliminating certain threats to our national security…Quite frankly, this country needs a well-run assassination program. Yes, I realize Executive Order 12333 explicitly prohibits assassination by any "person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States government." I also realize Executive Order 12333 explicitly states "no element of the Intelligence Community shall participate in or request any person to undertake activities forbidden by this order." Seems clear enough. But, the lawyers have yet to weigh in.

Bob Woodward shows up again. Woodward explains that a successful secret program in Iraq is assassinations of Al Qaeda leaders and "other insurgents".

The dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the U.S. military has used to kill terrorists, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward. The program– which Woodward compares to the World War II era Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb — must remain secret for now or it would "get people killed," Woodward said Monday on CNN’s Larry King Live. "It is a wonderful example of American ingenuity solving a problem in war, as we often have," Woodward said. In "The War Within: Secret White House History 2006-2008," Woodward disclosed the existence of secret operational capabilities developed by the military to locate, target and kill leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq and other insurgent leaders.

The New York Times says that assassinations are now privatized and outsourced to BLACKWATER/XE.

The Central Intelligence Agency in 2004 hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials. Executives from Blackwater, which has generated controversy because of its aggressive tactics in Iraq, helped the spy agency with planning, training and surveillance. The C.I.A.spent several million dollars on the program.

To justify government sponsored murder, it is necessary to have a global war against Al Qaeda. But the weak link in the neo-con and Melanie’s husband’s and Woodward’s narrative is Al Qaeda itself. There is plenty of evidence that the 9-11 attacks and Al Qaeda were financed by the secret services of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Prince Bandar, head of Saudi espionage, is also financing the Taliban. CREW is not helping the families of 9-11 victims with their lawsuit. Woodward is not covering this either.

Documents gathered by lawyers for the families of Sept. 11 victims provide new evidence of extensive financial support for Al Qaeda and other extremist groups by members of the Saudi royal family, but the material may never find its way into court because of legal and diplomatic obstacles…Adding to the intrigue, classified American intelligence documents related to Saudi finances were leaked anonymously to lawyers for the families. The Justice Department had the lawyers’ copies destroyed and now wants to prevent a judge from even looking at the material…Another witness in Afghanistan said in a sworn statement that in 1998 he had witnessed an emissary for a leading Saudi prince, Turki al-Faisal, hand a check for one billion Saudi riyals (now worth about $267 million) to a top Taliban leader.

The dubious yet profitable activities of SAIC can only be briefly touched on here, but "responsible and ethical" is not part of their business model. One of the more disturbing issues is that SAIC spread false propaganda to get the United States to go to war in Iraq and SAIC is trying to keep the war and the war profiteering, indefinitely.

SAIC executives have been involved at every stage of the life cycle of the war in Iraq. SAIC personnel were instrumental in pressing the case that weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq in the first place, and that war was the only way to get rid of them. Then, as war became inevitable, SAIC secured contracts for a broad range of operations in soon-to-be-occupied Iraq. When no weapons of mass destruction were found, SAIC personnel staffed the commission that was set up to investigate how American intelligence could have been so disastrously wrong…One week before the invasion, SAIC was awarded yet another no-bid contract, this one for $15 million, which within a year would balloon to $82 million. The contract gave SAIC the responsibility for establishing a "free and independent indigenous media network" in Iraq

SAIC is in the electronic voting machine business, and is privatizing vote counting and election fraud. That should be of interest to CREW. They are partners with SEQUOIA VOTING SYSTEMS and DIVERSIFIED DYNAMICS. For some reason, SAIC was given a contract by the state of Maryland to examine the crooked Diebold voting machines. The report by SAIC did document some, but not all of the "computer backdoors" that can steal your vote.SAIC did determine that the machines could be hacked anytime, anywhere anyway.

Diebold Touch Screen machines do not work, are not secure, and can easily be hacked…Diebold knew their machines were flawed and Diebold tried to cover up these flaws.

SAIC also tried to cover up the flaws or should we say cover up the election frauds. A Diebold machine and probably most others, can be injected with malicious software within one minute. The SAIC 200 page report was censored to 38 pages for the public. But the taxpayer funded report was not even available to the Governor.

The original, never-before-released SAIC report was nearly 200 pages in all, and details a number of extraordinary security vulnerabilities found in Diebold’s AccuVote-TS (touch-screen) voting systems as deployed by the state of Maryland initially in 2002. The version of the SAIC report that was eventually released to the public, after extreme redaction, was a mere 38 pages long. It was reported by Abrahams that neither the full MD State Board of Elections, nor even the Governor himself, was ever allowed to see the full report.

As of Sept. 3, DIEBOLD/PREMIER ELECTION SOLUTIONS is now owned by by ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE. Who owns ES&S? Perhaps CREW might know. ES&S does have much experience in flipping votes electronically, that is stealing elections.

What exactly does Melanie’s spouse do? And does Melanie get Health Insurance coverage from SAIC? On my list of "Biggest Trolls For Corrupt Corporations", Melanie Sloan is #1.