Friday, August 17, 2012

President Obama and National Security

Friend and Concerned Citizen, Fred Rustman sent me an email informing me of a political action committee “Special Ops OPSEC” By going to this link, you will see the mission statement as well as an open invitation to join Special OPS OPSEC. I am honored that he thought to invite me to join this newly formed group and participate in any way that I can. I urge you to visit their website and look it over. If you like what you see, then by all means, join this proud organization. Go to this link for insight as to why this group was formed and meet Fred,! After reading Fred’s email message, I thought of the importance of national security and the daily contributions made by the Special OPS community to national security. It also convinced me to inform family, friends, and neighbors of current events that have detracted and indeed endangered national security. The most serious threats to our national security come directly from the President of the United States and his National Security advisors. This has prompted me to voice my opinion on the dishonor and threat by President Obama to national security. My opinion follows: The info below is forwarded to you as a modern day example of "loose lips sinks ships" coined during WW II. I leave it to your good judgment to come to your own conclusions. We have enough people around today telling us what to think and what not to think. As national security is of prime importance especially in time of war, we must demand discipline and leadership of the highest order from our elected leaders. After all, it’s only the future of the country that’s at stake. I retooled these words regarding “the future of the country” from a scene from “All The President's Men”. Ben Bradley, editor of the Washington Post, was preparing to leave the building. Just outside the elevator he said these memorable words admonishing his cub reporters “Woodstein” regarding the big story on Nixon. "You know the results of the latest Gallup Poll? Half the country never even heard of the word Watergate. Nobody gives a shit. You guys are probably pretty tired, right? Well, you should be. Go on home, get a nice hot bath. Rest up... 15 minutes. Then get your asses back in gear. We're under a lot of pressure, you know, and you put us there. Nothing's riding on this except the, uh, first amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and 'MAYBE THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY'. Not that any of that matters, but if you guys fuck up again, I'm going to get mad. Goodnight." Regarding the war in Afghanistan et al, it's been said: "Our military is at war. Americans are at the mall..." A quick search of how the phrase “loose lips” came to be led me to this link, It was put on posters as "part of a campaign to advise servicemen and other citizens to avoid careless talk concerning secure information that might be of use to the enemy." While the link goes on to say the phrase was "an admonition to avoid careless talk in general", one need only read today's headlines to know that "loose talk" has graduated to political propaganda generated from the President and his National Security staff at the White House. No doubt you know the "back story" of the movie "Zero Dark Thirty", scheduled for release in October, just prior to the November election for President of the United States. Surely, just a coincidence. Bill Clinton, past occupant of the White House, called Obama, the current President of the United States, an "amateur". His remarks are chronicled in Edward Klein’s new biography of Obama in a book called "The Amateur". The New York post covered the story May 11, 2012. And so as the nation's Special Ops Community denounce "loose talk" as practiced by this President and his National Security Staff, think of it - the President and his National Security Staff!!; I remind you that the former Secretary of Defense Bill Gates told Tom Donilon, now Obama's national security advisor these words on how to protect “national security”: ‘I have a new strategic communications approach to recommend,’ Gates said in his trademark droll tones, according to an account later provided by his colleagues. What was that, Donilon asked? ‘Shut the fuck up,’ the defense secretary said.” Recalling Bill Bradley words, IT’S ONLY THE “FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY” THAT’S AT STAKE!

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