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  • John Kelly blew up at Trump in Oval Office meeting, threatened to quit

    04/10/2018 8:56:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Axios ^ | 04/07/18 | Jonathan Swan
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly threatened to quit on March 28, according to sources familiar with the events. What I'm hearing: Kelly blew up at Trump in an Oval Office meeting that day, and while walking back to his office muttered he was going to quit. Sources said it was not related to the David Shulkin firing that happened the same day. A senior administration official said that calling it a threat was "probably too strong, it was more venting frustration." Kelly often says he doesn't have to be there and didn't seek the job originally. Details: Kelly...
  • Widow of slain Turkish general says July 15 shrouded in mystery, facts should come out

    02/14/2018 8:25:55 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 13 Feb 2018 | SCF
    Nazire Terzi, the widow of Brig. Gen. Semih Terzi, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday, has said the night of a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016 and the killing of her husband for being a coup plotter are shrouded in mystery and that the only thing she wants is for the facts to come out.Semih Terzi was killed by noncommissioned officer Ömer Halisdemir at the Special Forces Command in the Gölbaşı district of Ankara during the coup attempt. Reportedly, Terzi would take over the Special Forces Command with the putschist soldiers accompanying him...
  • Military impersonator landed helicopter at base to impress woman, agent says

    02/12/2018 4:43:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/12/18
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- A man pretending to be a three-star U.S. Army general wanted to impress a woman when he unexpectedly landed a helicopter at the headquarters of a North Carolina technology company last year, a federal agent testified Monday. Details about the strange case of Christian Desgroux emerged at a hearing before a federal magistrate, who ordered that the defendant remain in jail pending his upcoming arraignment.</p>
  • Russian Plane Crash

    02/12/2018 8:23:17 AM PST · by neverbluffer · 40 replies
    Self | 02/12/2018 | Neverbluffer
    I just hear on local talk radio that the Russian plane crash in Moscow had high ranking figures from the Uranium One deal aboard. This is the first I have heard of this. Has anyone else heard this?
  • Can We Talk? A Brief List of Annoying Expressions and Verbal Fumbles

    01/19/2018 7:47:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 216 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Can We Talk? A Brief List of Annoying Expressions and Verbal Fumbles Msgr. Charles Pope • January 18, 2018 • We all have certain phrases that annoy us; oddities creep into the language that invite comment or could use correction. To that end, I propose below a list of ten annoying and/or misused words and expressions.Please accept this list in the humorous vein in which it is intended. I am playing the role of an irritated curmudgeon, but it’s just my shtick. Have some fun with me as I complain and then feel free to add to my list.So,...
  • Brigadier General: Were Allowing Frederica Wilson To Stand On Backs Of Dead Soldiers [VIDEO]

    10/23/2017 1:25:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2017 | Nick Giva
    Brigadier Gen. Anthony Tata asked why the media is allowing Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson to stand on the backs of four dead soldiers during a Monday segment on CNNs New Day. Host Chris Cuomo asked if White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was given special treatment because he lost his son in battle, and Tata said the issue wasnt with Kelly but with Wilson. I think the bigger question is, why are we allowing a congresswoman to stand on the backs of four dead soldiers. Why are we continuing to dig this hole, Tata said. I thought there...
  • Thirteen Turkish soldiers killed in military helicopter crash

    06/01/2017 9:50:01 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    KOM News ^ | 6-1-17 | none stated
    All 13 Turkish soldiers, including high-ranking generals, on board a Cougar military helicopter were killed when it crashed after getting caught in a high-voltage power line in the Senoba district of Turkeys southeastern Sirnak province, the army said on Wednesday.In a statement, the army said the AS 532 Cougar had crashed shortly after taking off around 1855 GMT on Wednesday. It said emergency search and rescue teams were dispatched to the area and evaluations were underway at the crash site.Broadcaster CNN Turk said Defence Minister Fikri Isik would travel to Sirnak, while presidential sources said President Tayyip Erdogan had...
  • US General Forced Out For Using Taxpayer Credit Cards At Strip Clubs

    02/10/2017 1:48:43 PM PST · by davikkm · 51 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Saagar Enjeti
    Former Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Lewis will retire from the U.S. Army at the rank of brigadier general after allegations of using official government credit cards at strip clubs in two different countries. An Army spokesman confirmed Thursday that Lewis used government credit cards at strip clubs in Korea and Italy, had improper interactions with women, all while traveling on official business. Lewis served as a senior military aide to former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter at the time of his indiscretion.
  • How Many Inspector General Vacancies Are There?

    01/12/2017 2:47:30 PM PST · by tired&retired · 16 replies
    Vanity
    I've been wondering what the process is for appointing Inspector Generals so I did a little research. Here is a summary, along with some interesting articles on all of Obama's vacancies. For example, as of Feb. 8th, 2012 the longest vacancy has been at the State Department, which has gone 1,484 daysover four yearswithout a permanent IG, at a time when the Department has taken on the responsibility and challenge of managing scandal-prone private security contractors in war zones. As of today, there are seven IG positions that have been vacant for more than a year. TITLE 5 App. >...
  • General James "Mad Dog" Mattis Is a Great Man and a Good One

    12/02/2016 8:31:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/02/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Donald Trump has made a number of promising picks for his cabinet, but surely none better than his selection of my Hoover Institution colleague General James Mattis as secretary of defense. His record shows clearly that hes a great manthe loyalty he inspires and the way he treats others shows, even more important, that hes a good one. Ill let others more expert in military matters chime in about the specifics of his strategies and tactics, but, while there are certainly many others who know him far better than I, there are some things I can say about General Mattis...
  • Trump Meets With Longest-Serving Marine General John Kelly

    11/22/2016 11:01:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/22/16 | EDWIN MORA22 Nov 201618
    President-elect Donald Trump has recently discussed national security and diplomacy with retired Gen. John Kelly, the longest-serving Marine general in the military today, with nearly half a century of military service under his belt. Although during his last press conference before retiring earlier this year the decorated general described his greatest fear as being offered a job in the U.S. government, Reince Priebus, Trumps choice for White House chief of staff, told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd on Sunday that Kelly is being considered for secretary of state. The Marine combat veteran could provide an unmatched and informed perspective...
  • Flynn: outspoken general, intelligence pro, Trump supporter

    11/18/2016 5:45:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 11-18-16 | Robert Burns
    Headline and link only because of AP rules.
  • The Dirty Attorney General Going After Trump

    09/14/2016 9:23:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Front Page ^ | 9/14/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Clinton Foundation is a national and international scandal. Its under investigation by the FBI, but not by the Attorney General of New York, who is instead targeting the Trump Foundation. The media has spent weeks suggesting the existence of an inappropriate political relationship between Trump and Florida AG Pam Bondi. And yet its cheering the wildly inappropriate relationship which has resulted in a member of Hillarys leadership council investigating her political opponent. Some months ago, the spokesman for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had defended the trip he made to Miami Beach using donor money because he was fundraising for...
  • What Is Your Biggest Distraction? No Need to Look Very Far!

    09/01/2016 6:54:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-31-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is Your Biggest Distraction? No Need to Look Very Far! Msgr. Charles Pope • August 31, 2016 • We usually think of distractions as coming from the world around us, but is that really the most common source? Consider the following parable, drawn from the stories of the early Desert Fathers and from monastic experience:Sometimes there would be a rush of noisy visitors and the silence of the monastery would be shattered. This would upset the disciples; not the Master, who seemed just as content with the noise as with the silence. To his protesting disciples he said...
  • Army Maj. Gen. found dead in home two days before assuming new command

    08/02/2016 3:53:19 PM PDT · by amorphous · 55 replies
    PopularMilitary.Com ^ | 2 August 2016 | Michael Swaney
    The former commander of the the Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Oklahoma was found dead in his on-post home at Redstone Arsenal on Sunday. Maj. Gen. John Rossi, 55, had just arrived Redstone Arsena to take over as the commander of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command since relinquishing command of Fort Sill on July 21st, according to KSWO. Rossi and his family only moved into their house on-post less than two weeks ago, according to John Cummings, a spokesman for Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Today, he was scheduled to be promoted to...
  • [Exclusive] N. Korean General Defects Seeking Political Asylum (took $40m with him)

    07/31/2016 12:14:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 99 replies
    KBS (S. Korea) ^ | 2016-07-29
    [Exclusive] N. Korean General Defects Seeking Political Asylum Write : 2016-07-29 08:54:16 Update : 2016-07-29 14:15:08 Anchor: A general who was in charge of managing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's overseas slush funds is said to be in China after escaping from his country, and is seeking political asylum with two other North Koreans in a country other than South Korea. A source said that the three were separated from a diplomat from Pyongyang, who is seeking his own defection to another country. Here is Kim Bum-soo with KBS' exclusive report. Report: It has been made known that a general...
  • Sessions: 'I haven't pushed Trump to have a general' as VP

    07/10/2016 8:31:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    When it comes to Donald Trump's thinking about his running mate, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions says he has not advocated for the presumptive Republican nominee to have a military general on the ticket. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has been reportedly vetted for vice president, and "Fox News Sunday" fill-in host Shannon Bream alluded to a Washington Post story Saturday that reported the Alabama Republican is "encouraging Trump to perhaps choose a general." "I have not pushed him to have a general," said Sessions, who himself is seen as a top contender for the position, adding, "I have said...
  • General Dunford Suggests White House Is Limiting His Ability to Fight ISIS

    04/28/2016 9:59:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/28/16 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    On Thursday, Senator Lindsey Graham asked General Dunford about his ISIS strategy. "[T]he military strategy that we're embarked on is the best way to destroy ISIL. And it's what you recommended. Or is it limited by conditions put on you by the White House?" Dunford responded, "[T]o clarify, so if I say..." Graham interrupted, "[W]ould you do more if you could?" He answered, "I would do more if I could, but the limitation is not just a political limitation. Part of it is our partners on the ground..." Watch here:
  • Top general: 50,000-troop coalition needed in order to crush ISIS

    04/13/2016 4:38:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    fox news ^ | 4/13/16 | Catherine Herridge
    It will take a coalition of 50,000 troops on the ground to defeat the Islamic State, according to the former army chief of staff who spent more than four years serving in Iraq and who is credited, along with retired General David Petraeus, with being the architect of the successful 2007 troop surge there. "Probably around 50,000," said Gen. Raymond T. Odierno during a panel discussion moderated by Fox News for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Odierno, who received the George P. Shultz award for distinguished service, emphasized the 50,000 would not all be U.S. troops, but the coalition...
  • Change of heart (vanity)

    03/15/2016 5:02:10 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 129 replies
    Self ^ | 3/15/16 | Self
    I hope that many I have had heated exchanges with find this message well. My change of heart and mind concerning the election this year came at a the least suspecting of moments.