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  • Boston terror suspects uncle was married to CIA officer's daughter and even shared a home...

    04/28/2013 6:56:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 April 2013 | Katie Davies
    An uncle of the Boston bombers was previously married to a CIA officer's daughter for three years, it emerged today. Ruslan Tsarni, who publicly denounced his two terrorist nephews' actions and called them 'Losers', even lived with his father-in-law agent Graham Fuller in his Maryland home for a year.
  • REVEALED: Secret plot to give Falklands to ARGENTINA & send islanders to live in SCOTLAND

    01/20/2017 5:49:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Express ^ | 1/20/17 | Will Kirby
    The US came very close to stepping in to help Argentina take the islands after they invaded in 1982. US security bosses were ready to offer Falkland Islanders the option of moving to British territory, with Scotland being touted as a potential new home, or being allowed to stay on the Islands. However, if they opted to stay they would automatically become Argentinian citizens. The option of moving abroad would have been sweetened with the promise of a $100,000 grant per person. The proposed plan, entitled ‘Solution to the Falkland Islands crisis’, was put together by Henry Rowen, the then...
  • Gun show bill voted down in Va. Senate committee

    01/24/2013 5:25:52 AM PST · by 4buttons · 10 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 24, 2013 | Michael Sluss
    Legislation aimed at requiring criminal-record checks for all firearm transactions at gun shows, including those by private sellers, won't advance this year, but members of a state Senate committee pledged Wednesday to work toward a compromise that could expand background checks on firearm purchases.
  • ANOTHER LOUSY Intelligence Pick by Dennis Blair

    03/15/2009 4:23:55 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 357+ views
    Newsweek/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/15/09 | Yidwithlid
    Chas Freeman was not the only questionable selection by Intelligence Chief Dennis Blair. Newsweek is reporting problems with another pick another Blair pick: John Deutch. Deutch is a former head of the CIA who was a bit sloppy with our nations secrets : Add president Obama's national intelligence czar, Dennis Blair, to the list of embattled top-level appointees. Blair, a retired four-star Navy admiral who attended Oxford with Bill Clinton, courted controversy among pro-Israel and anti-China activists this month when he named Charles (Chas) Freeman, an outspoken former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to chair the National Intelligence Council, a committee...
  • Report sees middle class growing, Islamist terrorism subsiding by 2030

    12/11/2012 5:35:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | Peter Finn
    By 2030, for the first time in human history, a majority of the world’s population will not be impoverished and a politically powerful global middle class could total 3 billion people, up from 1 billion today. … These are among the findings of a quadrennial report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, by the National Intelligence Council, which reports to the U.S. director of national intelligence. … The world the council foresees is one in which the United States is no longer a uniquely dominant global power but remains preeminent because of its legacy strengths, its ability to form coalitions and...
  • The Naysayer

    11/21/2005 2:15:32 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 6 replies · 393+ views ^ | November 21, 2005 | Thomas Joscelyn
    N THE AFTERMATH of September 11, more than several former national security and intelligence officials fashioned new careers as critics of the Bush administration's war on terror. Among the more prominent of these former officials is Daniel Benjamin, who worked for the National Security Council from 1994 to 1999. Benjamin's criticism flows from his belief that prior to the war in Iraq, as he wrote in Time magazine earlier this year, "there was no pre-existing relationship between Baghdad and al-Qaeda." Still worse, the invasion of Iraq has made us "less safe" and "above all, the invasion and occupation of Iraq--have...
  • Dershowitz on the Chas Freeman Resignation

    03/15/2009 10:18:21 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 629+ views
    Front Page Mag/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/16/09 | Yidwithlid
    Dershowitz on the Chas Freeman Resignation As someone who was deeply involved in the Chas Freeman episode, I can tell you that at times I was too busy "fighting" to get a clear view of what I was doing. I was always writing another post, op ed, sending more evidence to my Congressman Steve Israel. or appearing on another radio show, trying to get the word our. In my sleep I could tell you why Freeman was bad for the United States, and when I ran out of things to say, Aaron Klein, Steve Rosen, Eli Lake or some one...
  • Times Downplays Intelligence Nominee’s Ties To Hostile Foreign Powers

    03/13/2009 12:30:44 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 7 replies · 466+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | March 13, 2009 | Don Feder
    Yesterday’s New York Times story on Charles W. Freeman’s decision to withdraw his name from consideration for a top intelligence post was yet another instance of the paper trying to distance Obama from what could have been a disastrous personnel decision. Freeman, who was tapped to head the National Intelligence Council (which produces the National Intelligence Estimates that are vital to policy making), is not only rabidly anti-Israel, but has ties to hostile foreign powers that go way beyond questionable. The Times claimed, “When Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, announced that he would install Charles W. Freeman,...
  • Chas Freeman And The World's Oldest Hatred

    03/11/2009 2:00:58 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 308+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 3/11/09 | Yidwithlid
    "I do not believe the National Intelligence Council could function effectively while its chair was under constant attack by unscrupulous people with a passionate attachment to the views of a political faction in a foreign country." Ambassador Chas Freeman Jr. -3/10/09 It was not unexpected, but the it still burns. The reaction by Chas Freeman, his son, and supporters, to the efforts to oust him was a horrible display of hate. What came out of the mouths of Chas Freeman and his supporters is nothing less than Anti-Semitism. Make no mistake about it, when they are saying that the Israel...
  • VICTORY...Chas Freeman Withdraws!!!!

    03/10/2009 2:09:57 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 52 replies · 1,398+ views
    Statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair announced today that Ambassador Charles W. Freeman Jr. has requested that his selection to be Chairman of the National Intelligence Council not proceed. Director Blair accepted Ambassador Freeman's decision with regret.
  • Dennis Blair Lies To Congress about Chas Freeman

    03/10/2009 1:41:55 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 355+ views
    Weekly Standard/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/10/09 | Yidwithlid
    Today The head of Intelligence for United States, Dennis Blair, testified before the Senate today. Joe Lieberman asked about the Freeman appointment and Blair spewed some outright lies to the Connecticut Senator. When Freeman's statements are looked at in context we can be sure that either Mr. Blair is lying or he never read the Freeman's emails.
  • Intelligence Failure (add another to the growing list)

    03/09/2009 4:04:30 PM PDT · by eleni121 · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Charles Freeman is a career diplomat, a Saudi apologist, and a savage critic of Israel. He also argues that Beijing did not strike down the Tiananmen Square protesters with sufficient swiftness. Barack Obama proposes to make him head of the National Intelligence Council. It’s an abominable appointment.
  • Senate Tells Dennis Blair--> Chas Freeman is a LOUSY NIC Pick

    03/09/2009 2:58:05 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 406+ views
    Huffington Post/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/9/09 | Yidwithlid
    UH-OH Based on what Chas Freeman's Son Said this weekend, there are members of the Senate who are cruising for a bruising. Seven US Senators sent a letter to Dennis Blair the Director of National Intelligence, objecting to his pick of former ambassador Chas Freeman as Chairman of the NIC. The letter focuses on Freeman's lack of experience as well as his controversial remarks regarding Chinese protesters and Israel to exclude him from the position:
  • The Argument Against Chas Freeman

    03/06/2009 6:21:19 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 281+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 3/6/09 | Yidwithlid
    The Obama administration's choice for the usually obscure, though important, post as chairman of the National Intelligence Board (NIC) has become their most controversial appointment to date. The reason is not what Charles Freeman Jr. did during his successful diplomatic career but his employment afterward. Freeman's two key post-government activities involved being, to a considerable degree, a de facto employee of Saudi Arabia and an apparent panderer to its demands. In exchange, he received lavish support for the research center he headed and lucrative contracts for the consulting firm that he founded to guide international companies into finding royal family-connected...
  • Congressman Wolf to Obama-->Withdraw Chas Freeman Appointment !

    03/06/2009 1:48:11 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 299+ views
    Jta/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/6/09 | Yidwithlid
    Another Congressman Is urging President Obama to reconsider the appointment of Chas Freeman as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council. As first reported by the JTA Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has sent the President a letter objecting to the appointment (see text below). Wolf complains about Freeman's support of Chinese actions against Tibetan democracy protests (he describes them as a "race riot" his work for the Chinese state-owned oil company CNOOC which skirts the US Boycott of Iran and his close financial ties to the Saudi regime. As seen in the picture below, at the end of his letter he hand...
  • STUNNER-- Did Obama's Intel Chief Violate Iran Sanctions?

    03/04/2009 3:29:36 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 459+ views
    WND/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/4/08 | Yidwithlid
    Since the appointment of Chas Freeman as director of the NIC was announced two weeks ago his recent career has called into question his fitness to serve in the this key intelligence position. Ambassador Freeman's relationship with the Saudi royal family has motivated him to express views that go way beyond the range of normal his views go way beyond the range of normal. Freeman runs a magazine that among other things claims the Iraq war was waged to help Israel. He subscribes the the "Walt and Mearsheimer contention that the Israel Lobby (a nice way of saying Jews) control...
  • Ranking Republican Asks Obama to Withdraw Saudi "Agent" From Key Intelligence Post

    03/04/2009 9:58:05 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 520+ views
    WSJ/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/4/08 | Yidwithlid
    The pressure continues to build on the White House to pull the appointment of Chas Freeman Jr. in the key intelligence position of Chairmen of the National Intelligence Council (NIC). Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R., Mich.) the ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee has called on the President to withdraw the appointment. At issue is Freeman's role as a Saudi mouth piece. The Ambassador presided over a "think-tank" and publication featuring hostility to western positions that is beyond the broadest mainstream of U.S. thinking on the region. In addition, his slavish following of the Saudi "party line" has involved Mr....
  • Big national intelligence misstep A free man or a mole for the royal House of Saud?

    03/03/2009 7:44:06 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 374+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/4/08 | Sammy Benoit
    Ambassador Charles W. "Chas" Freeman Jr.'s nomination as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) has quickly become the Obama administration's most controversial appointment to date. Mr. Freeman's two post-government activities involved being a de facto employee of Saudi Arabia. In exchange, he received lavish support for his Middle East Policy Center (MEPC) and lucrative contracts for the consulting firm he founded to guide international companies into finding royal family-connected partners within the Saudi elite. This raises the reasonable questions as to whether Ambassador Freeman acted as an unregistered Saudi agent. This role has created significant concern about his impartiality...
  • Chas Freeman Jr--> Garbage in, Garbage out

    03/02/2009 1:54:17 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 125+ views
    President Obama has appointed Saudi Pawn Chas Freeman Jr. to be Chairman of the NIC. The Chairman of the National Intelligence Council is like the editor of a journal. He must review edit, add context to and decide what to present in terms of good intelligence. Many people have objected to his appointment because of perceived anti-Israel bias. The issue isn’t that Freeman may skew reports because of some anti-Israel bias,we cannot judge what is in his mind. What should concern all Americans is that for at least a dozen years Freeman has been de facto employee of Saudi Arabia...
  • Intel Chief Appoints Controversial Figure as NIC Chairman

    02/27/2009 3:10:27 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 432+ views ^ | Thursday, February 26, 200 | n/a
    SNIPPET: ""The country is fortunate that Ambassador Freeman has agreed to return to public service and contribute his remarkable skills toward further strengthening the intelligence community's analytical process," Blair said. But statements that the former ambassador made over the last three decades on U.S. peace efforts in the Middle East and Iran's threat to the international community have prompted some to question his objectivity in a role that requires it. For example, in a speech to the Pacific Council on International Policy in October 2007, Freeman said the U.S. has "abandoned the role of Middle East peacemaker to back Israel's...