Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Putin v Obummer

Res Ipsa Loquitor I've lately come across a  "conservative Americans admire Putin" meme (deliciously pictorialized HERE).

Didn't  read any of the articles, probably because I could see why without.   Let's be clear; Putin is at heart still a Communist KGB assassin who has rivals liquidated.  Still, he has leadership qualities that no Democrat politician in over 50 years have come close to exhibiting.   Although Obama similarly attempts to theoretically (and possibly in a real sense, ahem) "liquidate" anyone who threatens  him;  this is America, not Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia. So,  if you don't by now fear and despise Obama, there's something terribly wrong with you.

By the by, I did look at The leftist Daily Beast's lede.  They reason that Putin's popularity amongst Americans is much simpler to understand:

"Thirty years ago, American conservatives declared Russia the enemy. But now that Putin has declared war on gays, the religious right is in full support of its freedom-limiting tactics. By James Kirchick."

Res Ipsa LoquitorYou Stupid Berks!



Res Ipsa Loquitor

I was running about this morning,  making the rounds of various duty and doody stations while somewhat listening to WCBM in the background.  On air was a father of one of  the Seal Team 6 members killed in the the Chinook helicopter crash.  This is not a transcript, but excerpts from other sources that include some of what he claimed.  Stuff I wasn't aware of.

  [...] Shortly before the CH-47 Chinook helicopter took off on a rescue mission (operation Extortion 17), seven Afghan commandos who were on the passenger list were replaced by other Afghan military officials.

It remains unclear why the manifest was incorrect, raising red flags among the victims’ families. They have noted that their sons didn’t trust Afghan soldiers. One was quoted as saying, “They are loyal to the highest bidder.”

In the transcript related to the Pentagon’s probe, a Defense official confirmed that all seven names of the Afghan soldiers were incorrect.

The official said, “I cannot talk to the back story of why…” before being interrupted by another Department of Defense employee.

The Chinook was shot down by Afghan militants, and all 38 on board perished.  Among the dead were 30 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALS (some Seal Tem Six), seven Afghan soldiers and one Afghan translator. Their bodies were later recovered, but the helicopter’s black box was not. Pentagon officials have said that it could not be recovered, citing a flash flood that happened soon after the assault.

All the bodies were cremated. The Pentagon has defended the cremation to the soldiers’ families, saying the bodies were badly burned.

Chaffetz, however, said he has seen a photo of a deceased SEAL that was not.

“The body I saw didn’t need to be cremated,” Chaffetz said [full]

The dad further alleged that his and other Seal family homes had been "infiltrated," and family papers shuffled through.  He feels someone was looking for letters home that carried details of the bin-Laden raid.   In addition,  this was made possible because, in his words, "Eric Holder and Biden allowed the names and home addresses of Seal Team Six members to be made public."

It's impossible to confirm rumors that all but one of the Seals on the bin-Laden mission are now dead, but it has been confirmed that some of them were on this helicopter, and that "insurgents were boasting on the Internet they had taken out Team 6 shortly after the helicopter crashed.

This so closely parallels  the Benghazi team cover-up that my head is spinning.  There are not isolated incidents involving this Administration, which makes this sort of  rubbish bitterly outrageous.!