What? We can't know who we are at war with? Why?
Really? Again, what's the reason for keeping who we are at war with a classified secret?
“We cannot afford to inflate these organizations that rely on violent extremist ideology to strengthen their ranks.”I'm not so sure having a Classified List of who the US sees themselves at war with might not be counterproductive.
Using an emotionally deprived child in the classroom as an example, could terror group wannabe's escalate their violent behavior to get more attention?
Jack Goldsmith, a professor at Harvard Law who served as a legal counsel during the Bush administration and has written on this question at length, told ProPublica that the Pentagon’s reasoning for keeping the affiliates secret seems weak.
“If the organizations are ‘inflated’ enough to be targeted with military force, why cannot they be mentioned publicly?” Goldsmith said.
He added that there is “a countervailing very important interest in the public knowing who the government is fighting against in its name."
Wait. This is the same Jack Goldsmith that helped John Yoo craft the Torture Memos.
Propublica is touted as a liberal news source. Wonder why they would chose to include Goldsmith's opinion?
Ok, what's going on? It feels like DoD is setting Obama up in oh so many ways.
NSA reports to DoD as well.
What if the neocons are setting Obama up, time and time again?
Or, what if Obama lacks discernment when given information by an emphatic authoritarian type, like Generals and/or Cyber Quants?
Or, out of fear of making mistakes that might cause a loss of innocent American lives, Obama doesn't question DoD and/or Cyber Quants?
What if the dark cabal has promised Obama and his family high ranks and security for life?
As I have watched this president, who like you worked very hard to elect in 2008 and 2012, I can't seem to wrap my head around so many things that are happening on his watch.
I am beginning to believe he is either being set up or that he was a closet neocon all along.
I prefer to believe he is being set up.
I have been trying to help warn people that the Libertarian $$ men, the Koch Brothers and their swarm of rich men and women, are spreading so much disinformation it is mind boggling. At the rate they are going, and with new secrecy information surfacing at a fire hose pace, who will be left to have any faith in government, or worse, Democrats?
Even this community is losing faith in Obama lately.
Are we also subject to disinformation or were we truly fooled in 2008?
For example, here's an article from one of the many Libertarian/TeaParty/BirchSociety news sources:
Read Obama's Entire Speech Defending NSA Spying
This is from reason.com whose by-line is" Free Minds and Free Markets
You would be hard pressed to find a more Libertarian phrase!
And the Wall Street Journal is laying NSA at Obama's feet, as though he invented NSA.
From the research I have done, NSA surveillance began with Reagan and sadly escalated thereafter. The culmination of decades of development, all sanctioned by the varing Congressional sessions, simply landed at Obama's feet. He is the last man standing in the NSA musical chair game when the development music stopped, and the zygliogyroinfinity-bite NSA centers power up. (I made up the zyg... word)
Do you have a "what if" question to help explain Obama's actions, or lack thereof?
Here's a couple:
What if his family was threatened by some dark cabal as he took office?
Remember those "We'll televise the health reform roundtables" promises? There was one televised event. At the time, when no more appeared, I thought to myself "Someone kaboshed that promise" and saw Obama saying "We HAVE to have at least one! I promised". The dark cabal said "OK, just one"
What if Obama fooled us all and he is a neoconservative?
What possible real reason can there be to keep the names of
WHO WE ARE AT WAR WITH