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  • The Tortured Logic of Kamala Harris

    05/12/2018 7:50:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/12/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The question of whether torture is immoral does not have quite the yes or no answer that California Senator and posturing Democratic presidential wannabe Kamala Harris implied it had during the questioning of CIA nominee Gina Haspel. Classic torture is the intentional infliction of excruciating pain and permanent injury. Merely pouring water down the nostrils of a terrorist does not meet that classic definition.
  • DiGenova: Spygate tip of iceberg, as FISA court has evidence of Obama-era spying MUCH sooner

    05/28/2019 12:38:46 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 68 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/28/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova, a longtime critic of President Obamaís operation to dislodge and depose POTUS Donald Trump, said in an explosive Memorial Day interview that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court is aware of FBI malfeasance and fraud dating back well before ďSpygate.Ē Noting that FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel have pushed back against Attorney General William Barrís efforts to get answers into the origins of the Spygate operation ó pushback that led POTUS Trump to grant Barr full authority to declassify all documents related to the attempted coup he saw fit to...
  • Israel Breaking: Military Operation Launched On Lebanese Border Following Netanyahu-Pompeo Meeting

    12/04/2018 2:22:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/3/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The sudden Monday meeting in Brussels between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was widely interpreted as a signal for Israeli military action in Lebanon. Within hours Israeli media are reporting that "Operation Northern Shield" has been launched to destroy cross-border tunnels operated by the Iranian backed Hezbollah movement. Not a lot of information is being publicly released but it appears that the Israeli forces are operating on their side of the border to destroy parts of tunnels that are inside Israel's borders. Israeli farmers are being warned not to approach the border area....
  • CIA has smoking gun on Saudi Prince?

    11/23/2018 3:28:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 23, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just when you thought the story of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Turkey couldn‚Äôt get any stranger, Turkish media adds a new wrinkle. It‚Äôs being claimed by a columnist for the newspaper Hurriyet that the CIA has a recording of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordering Khashoggi to be ‚Äúsilenced‚ÄĚ prior to the killing. No sources are named in the story and nobody else is confirming it, but it‚Äôs stirring up all the actors involved in this tale. (Reuters) A Turkish newspaper reported on Thursday CIA director Gina Haspel signaled to Turkish officials last month...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/26/2018

    10/26/2018 3:54:52 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/26/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Federal authorities are probing the devices sent to people who are prominent Democrats or supporters of Democrats.... CIA Director Gina Haspel has had a face to face meeting with President Trump after hearing the audio recording of the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi during her visit to Turkey. Russia's Deputy Defense Minister says the United States coordinated an attack by 13 drones on a Russian airbase in Syria last January..... An Afghan Taliban leader has been freed from prison in Afghanistan....... At least fourteen children were injured in a knife attack in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing..... The Egyptian...
  • Cheney Says U.S. Should Restart Enhanced Interrogation Programs

    05/11/2018 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2018
    Cheney Says U.S. Should Restart Enhanced Interrogation Programs Cheney Says U.S. Should Restart Enhanced Interrogation Programs Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox Business Thursday that he thinks the CIA should restart and improve on post 9/11-era enhanced interrogation programs. ďIf it were my call, I would not discontinue those programs. I'd have them active and ready to go,Ē he said. ďAnd I'd go back and study them and learn." Cheney commented on the matter following a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday in which Trumpís nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, said she would not have the CIA return to...
  • An embarrassment to the CIA

    08/17/2018 9:28:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2018 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    From Rear Adm. Sidney W. Souers, who had the job for a few months in 1946, to the current CIA director, Gina Haspel, selected by President Trump, it's a long list of names that most Americans would not recognize. In other words, we don't see the CIA director in the headlines that much, unless there is something going on like September 11. We definitively have not seen former CIA directors doing politics on partisan cable news shows. Enter John Brennan, who just had his security clearance revoked. In the past, these clearances have been a courtesy to former officials, who...
  • John McCain helped build a country that no longer reflects his values

    06/17/2018 12:40:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    PennLive ^ | June 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Sherman
    Arizona Sen. John McCain - scion of Navy brass, flyboy turned Vietnam war hero and tireless defender of American global leadership - now faces terminal brain cancer. I am a scholar of American politics. And I believe that, regardless of his storied biography and personal charm, three powerful trends in American politics thwarted McCain's lifelong ambition to be president. They were the rise of the Christian right, partisan polarization and declining public support for foreign wars. Republican McCain was a champion of bipartisan legislating, an approach that served him and the Senate well. But as political divides have grown, bipartisanship...
  • ďBloodyĒ Gina: Trumpís Nominee for CIA Director

    03/19/2018 12:07:55 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-19-18 | Wordsmith
    ďWe did call her Bloody Gina. Gina was always very quick and very willing to use force. Gina and people like Gina did it, I think, because they enjoyed doing it. They tortured just for the sake of torture, not for the sake of gathering information.Ē-John Kirakou I would take anything John Kirakou says with a grain from the salt pit.† I question his credibility. What does anyone really know about Gina Haspel, President Trump's nominee to be the next director of the CIA? Not a heck of a lot. So far what we have is media and ideology-driven hysteria:...
  • New CIA Director

    05/21/2018 9:52:37 AM PDT · by stolinsky · 10 replies
    5-21-18 | stolinsky
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  • On Torture

    05/19/2018 5:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | John C. Goodman
    Is torture always morally wrong? Is it sometimes justified?These are questions swirling around the nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA. Critics (mainly Senate Democrats) claim that torture is always wrong, even though some of those senators were aware of waterboarding and other ďenhanced interrogationĒ for years and never once complained about it. In her defense, Karl Rove told Fox News viewers that whatever we do is legitimate if itís for the defense of the United States.As I explain below, both sides are wrong. But first things first.Zero Dark Thirty. This is†Hollywoodís version of Haspelís backstory. She apparently supervised...
  • Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director

    05/17/2018 1:03:19 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 105 replies
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA director, making her the first woman to lead the spy agency despite the controversy surrounding her role in the waterboarding program.
  • Flake comes out against Haspel's nomination to lead CIA

    05/16/2018 4:45:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    GOP Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) announced Wednesday he will oppose the nomination of Gina Haspel, President Trump's pick to lead the CIA, citing her ties to the controversial "enhanced interrogation" program used during the George W. Bush administration. "Congress needs to be able to provide fully informed oversight. My questions about Ms. Haspel's role in the destruction of videotapes relevant to discussions occurring in Congress regarding the program have not been adequately answered," Flake said in a statement. Flake, a vocal critic of Trump who is set to retire after this year, is the third Republican senator to come out...
  • Yes or No?

    05/16/2018 1:02:32 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 4 replies
    http://www.intellectualconservative.com/yes-or-no/ ^ | may 16, 2018 | John Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The incessant smear campaigns by the progressive socialists must stop. It is apparent that this is the weapon of choice among the leftists who inhabit the Deep State and the media. The fact that they act the way they do, venturing well outside the rule of law or even basic decency is nothing more than the fact that they feel morally superior and indispensable. The morality of the past and the affirmation that people can disagree civilly is now gone. Any deviation from moving forward to make the world as they want it must be destroyed and any means are...
  • Here Are The Five Senators Who Voted Against Haspel

    05/16/2018 10:28:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/16/2018 | Robert Donachie
    A handful of senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee voted against President Donald Trumpís pick to lead the CIA Wednesday. The committee voted 10-5 Wednesday in favor of Gina Haspel, who must now be confirmed before the entire Senate body before she can become the next CIA director. Dianne Feinstein of California Ron Wyden of Oregon Kamala Harris of California Martin Heinrich of New Mexico Angus King of Maine, who is an independent
  • Gina Haspel, CIA pick, easily clears intel committee

    05/16/2018 7:19:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Gina Haspel passed her first Senate hurdle to becoming the first woman to lead the CIA, winning approval of the intelligence committee Wednesday morning. The 10-5 vote saw two Democrats join Republicans, including committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, who said sheíll be a capable and independent leader.
  • Democrats Come Through, Will Confirm Haspel as CIA Director

    05/15/2018 8:39:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    On Tuesday afternoon, Virginia Democrat Senator Mark Warner said he will vote to confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director. Warner is the leading Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.ďGina Haspel has served our country with dedication for 33 years. In many ways, her story is representative of the thousands of people at the Agency and throughout the intelligence community who serve quietly, without recognition, and often at great personal risk, in order to keep our nation safe from those who wish to do us harm," Warner released in a statement. "Over the last year Iíve had the opportunity...
  • Game Over, Anti-Trump Democrats: Trump CIA Nominee Clinches Enough Votes For Confirmation

    05/15/2018 8:27:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The ballgame is over on Gina Haspel‚Äôs confirmation battle. She‚Äôs President Trump‚Äôs nominee for CIA director. She will be the first female director in the agency‚Äôs history. Nevertheless, the process has been a mini-war on women, with dedicated left-wingers pushing the usual talking point: ‚Äėyeah, she‚Äôs a woman, but she‚Äôs not a real¬†woman.' Translation: only liberal women can be true feminists and only liberal women can benefit from feminism. Oh, and if you‚Äôre nominated by a Republican, especially Trump, you‚Äôre Satan, or something. Yet, she‚Äôs been able to clinch some Democrats, as Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Rand Paul (R-KY)...
  • CIA pick Haspel picks up key Dem endorsements ahead of confirmation vote

    05/15/2018 12:39:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    President Trumpís pick to lead the CIA Gina Haspel picked up endorsements from key Democrats Tuesday ahead of a confirmation vote expected later this week. Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., both offered support to Haspel on Tuesday afternoon. ďIím going to support Gina Haspelís nomination to be Director of the CIA. I also respect my colleagues who have made a different decision,Ē Warner said in a statement on Tuesday, acknowledging that his endorsement was a ďdifficult decisionĒ and citing ďvalid questionsĒ raised throughout the process about Haspelís history. Heitkamp also...
  • The Haspel Pick Breaks the Model

    05/14/2018 11:20:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2018 | Ishmael Jones
    Gina Haspel, the Presidentís nominee for CIA chief, is a CIA bureaucrat with 33 years of service. She is widely respected. She'll not be chewed up by the bureaucracy. Democrats who accuse her of torturing terrorists are working from a playbook out of the 1970s. They believe in the efficiency of government and see the CIA as too aggressive, a toppler of leftist dictatorships. That's a historical optic which has little basis in fact. Gina never tortured anyone. The challenge facing the CIA is that it is not aggressive enough and has too many sitting, do-nothing bureaucrats located in the...