24 January 2011

The Dark Side of Camelot

Mark Feldstein, writing for the Washington Post (shockingly!) wrote a fantastic piece on the oft-forgotten, seldom mentioned, scurrilous actions of the Kennedys.

When I read "The Dark Side of Camelot" by Seymour Hersch, I was stunned on how much of the Kennedy's shinanagins went overlooked and unreported. It continues to go unreported and ignored, much like Obama's shady and scandalous past does.

Like Joe Kennedy coming off a round of golf and walking through the dining room on his way to an upstairs bedroom with a 16 year old female caddy in tow. LBJ and Ladybird and Joe's wife Rose were sitting there waiting at the dining room table, when Joe began grunting and thrashing about upstairs - apparently having sex with said minor. After a few minutes the unidentified girl ran out of the house, and Joe came strolling down as if nothing happened. And don't forget that as Ambassador Joe was a supporter of the Nazis. Richard Condon's book "Mile High" is a thinly veiled portrayal of Joe Kennedy, from his bootlegging days during prohibition to when he ran a small movie company.

Here's a snippet on JFK's connections to the Mob. From Hersch's book:

4 Judith Campbell (now known as Judith Exner) was a gorgeous California socialite, 25 years old when she was introduced to JFK by Frank Sinatra in early 1960. One month later they become lovers. A month after that, JFK asked Campbell to carry a satchel containing at least $250,000 ("for the [presidential primary] campaign") to Mafia kingpin Sam Giancana; who was also recently introduced to Campbell by Sinatra. She became a conduit between Kennedy and Giancana during the primaries and remained so during the general election and the Kennedy administration. She carried money and documents on the "elimination" of Castro from JFK to Giancana and arranged meetings between the two. Throughout her years with JFK, Campbell was under intense FBI surveillance due to her association with Giancana. The surveillance revealed to the FBI her relationship with JFK. Hoover chose not to make this information public at least in part because revealing it would indicate the extent of his illegal bugging and would damage his and the FBI's reputations.

Feldstein echoes those dark torrents of the Liberal Establishment in his article. He's evoking the same bag of dirty tricks that Team Obama and their radical "grass roots" organizations are doing this very day.

Fifty years ago next week, Richard Nixon stood uncomfortably on the Capitol's inaugural platform and watched his rival John F. Kennedy being sworn in as president. "We won" the election, Nixon fumed, "but they stole it from us."

Indeed, the dirty tricks that helped defeat Nixon were more devious than merely the ballot-stuffing of political lore. In one of the least-known chapters of 20th-century political history, Kennedy operatives secretly paid off an informant and set in motion a Watergate-like burglary that sabotaged Nixon's campaign on the eve of the election.

And Feldstein is right when he writes,"Half a century later Washington still lives with the residue of the Kennedys' little-known dirty trick, which helped unleash our modern scandal culture and continues to influence politics and media today."

23 January 2011

America's 5th Column and the CIA

The media in this country disgust me.

Media outlets like CNN, NYTimes, LATimes, MSNBC, and their minions are nothing but propaganda machines - appendages, if you will, of the Federal Government. They get their marching orders from Team Obama and the other Fabians that populate academia, government and journalism.

What, you're asking, has sparked poor Rue's outrage? It is this NYTimes article. It's entitled Former Spy With Agenda Operates a Private C.I.A.

The article exposes former CIA operative Duane R. Clarridge, and dug fairly deep into Mr. Clarridge's operation - naming names, locations and secure websites that the former SpyMaster uses to connect with his security teams in the field.

The article cites the fact that Mr. Clarridge's Pentagon funding was pulled in May of 2010 and now relies on "like minded private donors" to pay his agents, who are in the field gathering INTELL on militant fighters, Taliban leaders and the keyplayers in the seedy underworld of Afghanistan.

Mr. Clarridge is described as being contempuous of the current CIA, and that his operation was tapped by a "military desperate for information" apparently because the CIA isn't providing them with quality intelligence.

The article also claims conservative commentators Olly North, Brad Thor and Glenn Beck are end-users of Mr. Clarridge's intelligence dispatches.

Many of you are familiar with Brad Thor's work. He's a tremendous talent. He was interviewed by Hugh Hewitt a few years ago and discussed his fictional portrayal of a crack spy unit (named APEX in Thor's novels) that was used to obtain information by any means necessary. Thor was asked by Hewitt if the US government maintained any such organization like APEX. Thor replied,"Of course. I know for a fact that we have such teams. Why do you think the government pays $125 for a toilet seat? or $500 for a hammer? They're using those as a cover to hide payments to these outsourced teams." (Mr. Clarridge's group is called Eclipse.)

And I happen to believe that we need these types of field units - doing whatever is necessary to protect our interests. If they have to kill, torture, waterboard, starve, or eavesdrop - then they should be able to go do it. No other country is handicapping its intelligence services. Do you think the Russians or the Chinese have such restrictions on their security operatives? The answer for the obtuse is NO.

How did we get here?

The 1960's radicals began to leach into our government right after 1968. They put a lot of pressure on the Feds to reign in our overseas operations and immediately began to demonize the CIA and FBI as 'rogue' outfits. In fact they succeeded beyond their wildest expectations. In 1975 the Church Committee outlawed assassinations of foreign officials. In fact, the NYTimes was the first to publish indictments of the CIA back in 1974 - uncovering the "family jewels" operations that were counter-insurgency operations overseas.

And they haven't stopped attacking the CIA ever since.

If you're a CIA employee and you're getting targeted by your own Justice Dept for "human rights violations" then why would you go out of your way to gather intelligence? Why interview anyone?

Remember the 2003 case where, again the NYTimes had their hand in demonizing our intelligence officials, Italy convicted 23 CIA operatives and their Base Chief for scooping up a Muslim Cleric and sent him to a rendition center? The judge handed an eight-year sentence to Robert Seldon Lady, a former C.I.A. base chief in Milan, and five-year sentences to the 22 other Americans, including an Air Force colonel and 21 C.I.A. operatives.

Gee, I wonder why they decided to pick this "cleric" up and interview him? Maybe because he was contacting people in Yemen and Afghanistan that were known militants? Well, here's why the 'innocent' Abu Omar was picked up by a joint CIA/Italian counter-terrorist team. He has long ties to Egyptian radical jihadi groups.

But does that matter to the NYTimes? Of course not. In fact they continue to treat Abu Omar as a victim of American Imperialism.

For those of us who love this country, want to defend her, want to support a civil society, and understand history - in other words, we conservatives -aren't ashamed to be patriotic nationalists. Articles like these make our blood boil. And it's painfully ironic that the NYTimes claims Mr. Clarridge has "an agenda" as if the NYTimes didn't.

Here's Mr. Clarridge being interviewed by the prototypical crypt-keeper LibTard reporter John Pilger:

The CIA is an honorable organization that has lost 90 agents in operations. The most publisized was Officer Mike Spann back in 2001.

Bottom line: the media in this country is a disgrace. They're very thorough in investigating any little thing that puts America and American interests in a negative light. But when it comes to Liberal politicians, or their socialist agendas, they circle the wagons and protect them. Look at the murders in Arizona a couple weeks ago. Immediately the Left and their apologists wanted to use the actions of a nut-case shooter to shut down the First and Second Amendments. An worse of all they went right after poor Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity - in effect saying that they were guilty of 'inciting' this crazed goof.

They are shameless and will do or say anything to garner more power for themselves and their ilk.

God help us.

16 January 2011

Roger L. Washington

This man is a 25th district Chicago police officer, and at 1:10 in the speech - makes a stunning admission.

Here is a guy who puts on the uniform everyday, smiles at you in the hallway, and yet harbors deep hatred and intolerance for white people. He claims that he's been 'fighting crime' but I don't ever remember seeing him make an arrest. How can you fight crime when you don't arrest any offenders?

I would like this video to be picked up by our Confidential IAD detectives and have Mr. Washington dragged down to HQ to explain himself on this one.

You can imagine if a white officer stood before a white congregation and made the same comments, he'd be fired in a heart beat.