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  •  No, they only made some of the highest ranking (7+ / 0-)

    military and retired military and civilian security officers in the nation available for all the Sunday political talk shows.

    During an interview for “This Week,” Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey told Martha Raddatz that there is “a significant threat stream and we’re reacting to it.”
    Here at home, increased security measure are now in place.
    Listen to the fear broadcast here.
    They have the techniques to defeat our detection methods! Surgically implanted BOMBS!
    ...

    Very frightening, John, thank you to you.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 10:00:57 PM PDT

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    •  The Press under the Colonels (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm get it, but that's neither new nor necessarily unsolicited.

      Look, I'm no apologist for Obama: I'm extremely, extremely disappointed, but without a change in the press office or WH chief, it seems like a singularly silly revisit.

      We know full well that the Sunday Shows have speed dial Rolodexes to their generals -- each with a favorite -- and, more dangerously, when the Rumsfeld DoD was caught operating "information management" on the U.S. press, which is illegal, there was a scandal, but no correction. In other words, the program was left in place.

      Again, I don't see this as WH wagging. I could be wrong, but, even if it is, I don't see it necessarily connected to NSA.

      Everyone's innocent of some crime.

      by The Geogre on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 06:24:22 AM PDT

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      •  How often has the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs (0+ / 0-)

        been on Sunday morning talk shows?  Not lately that I can remember.  

        I think this whole thing is just pure baloney. But I could be wrong about it.

        Or, it could be an over-reaction due to Benghazi and the relentless Republican making-a-mountain-out-of-a-molehill thing there.

        Time will tell.

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 11:20:41 AM PDT

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        •  Anwar al Malarki or something (0+ / 0-)

          The chief standing al Qaeda planner, who really has been potent, got intercepted, it turns out. This according to the BBC. (The guy who came up with a way of getting an explosive into his cousin's body to blow up a head of state. The explosive worked, but the cousin didn't get to get to the head of state. Same guy who came up with the crotch fire method. These are methods that have been quite scary to the airport folk.)

          I.e. it seems to be concrete, but not specific.

          Like I said, I couldn't see a connection to NSA, and I think Democratic Presidents tend to take the military more seriously than their Republican counterparts, so they're more likely to not play games with Defcon 2 and such.

          Everyone's innocent of some crime.

          by The Geogre on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 07:45:27 PM PDT

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