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Saturday, August 27, 2016

When the Clintons bombed Sudan to avoid bad press

On August 3, the flying monkeys in the press received their daily orders from Team Clinton. Let's see if readers can pick up on this.

From Politico: "Trump's nuclear nightmare. His loose talk on the ultimate weapon isn't so different from official doctrine, but it plays into Clinton's attacks on his temperament, nonetheless."

From the New York Times: "Donald J. Trump’s remarks on nuclear weapons have brought him, at times, to a question: Why should he be constrained from ever using them?"

From Time: "Here’s What Donald Trump Has Said About Nuclear Weapons."

From Slate: "Donald Trump’s Finger on the Nuclear Trigger. A former nuclear missile officer—and adviser to Republicans—on why the prospect terrifies him."

Hillary was using Lyndon Baines Johnson's plan of making her opponent seem like a trigger-happy madman. All she needed was the Daisy ad.

But the next day, the Daily Mail did some reporting instead of regurgitation:
Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, is the New York Times bestselling author of The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire:
Those who don't want Donald Trump's finger on the nuclear button may be in for a surprise: The nuclear button does not exist.
Trump 'shouldn't have his finger on the button', Hillary Clinton said about the Republican presidential candidate in Columbus, Ohio, in June.
But not only is there no button to allow the president to unleash nuclear weapons, contrary to popular myth, there are no codes used by the president to accomplish such a strike.
Instead, the president is supplied with what is known as the nuclear football. A leather-covered titanium business case that weighs 40 pounds, the nuclear football is secured with a cipher lock. 
The case contains a variety of secure phone capabilities and options for launching nuclear strikes that the president may authorize by talking with the Pentagon.
Ironically, in view of Hillary Clinton's claim that Trump should not have his finger on the nuclear button, it was her husband Bill Clinton who risked nuclear annihilation of America by losing the authentication codes.
At one point during his second term, Secret Service agents tell me, President Clinton managed to lose the plastic authenticator card with the codes he would need to verify his identity to launch nuclear weapons.
In his book Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior, retired general Hugh Shelton, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed that in Clinton's last year in office, his required codes for launching a nuclear strike were missing for months.
'This is a big deal - a gargantuan deal - and we dodged a silver bullet,' Shelton said.
'If our survival depended on launching a preemptive strike, without the president's having [the football and authentication codes], such a strike would be impossible.' Shelton said.
So he was careless with the code. Big deal.

Except, he also was careless with the bombs -- bombing thousands of innocents merely to distract attention from his own incompetence and perjury.

From the Daily Mail today:
An article in the Muslim journal where Huma Abedin was assistant editor claimed Bill Clinton bombed Saddam Hussein to deflect from his Monica Lewinsky affair.
The claim made made in an article published in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, where Abedin was a member of the editorial board - the group of people who decide what is published in the academic journal.
It is the latest bombshell to emerge from the archives of the journal, whose editor-in-chief is Abedin's mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, an academic in Saudi Arabia.
Abedin, who is not an academic, has been Hillary Clinton's closest aide since spending time as an intern at the White House, at exactly the time the Monica Lewinsky scandal was unfolding.
Indeed, on August 20, 1998, the day Lewinsky testified before a grand jury, Clinton had a chemical plant in Sudan bombed. Guess which event led the news.

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  1. Operation "Wag the Dog."

    1. That's what inspired the movie.

      We shot off so many cruise missiles at Saddam, there was a shortage

    2. Yes, as I recall, we were forced to convert nuclear warheads to conventional. At the time, people in the ME were calling our ordnance "Monica bombs."

  2. I think that JFK was also separated from the nuclear codes for a period of time -- though I think that it was a matter of a half hour or so instead of "months".

    But I would wager that JFK and Clinton were separated from the nuclear codes for the same reason --- something to do with their nocturnal activities.

  3. Trump is in good company since they said the same things about Reagan about the finger on the nuke button. How did that work out? I'd rather have a cowboy than a metrosexual sissy like Obungler or a cranky old bitch like Crooked Cankles.

  4. Actual reporting? From PravdAmerika? How quaint! - Elric

  5. So, Clinton is said to have bombed Saddam Hussein to deflect from his Monica Lewinsky affair. Looks like good things happened even if for the wrong reason.

    The press/democratic-operatives-with-bylines also seem to forget that Billy Clinton kept a state of war ("no fly zones") over Iraq for quite a few years. Maybe that demonstration of strength helped US foreign policy, making the '90s better than they would've been (despite other bad things happening).

  6. Indeed, on August 20, 1998, the day Lewinsky testified before a grand jury, Clinton had a chemical plant in Sudan bombed. Guess which event led the news.

    And with the bombing of the aspirin factory,a villan appeared by the name of Osama bin Laden, and suddenly the American public was introduced to someone to we could go to war against, instead of the faceless, state-sponsored, Islamic terrorists. OBL, before the Sudan, had a small band of mujahideen that he hired out to the CIA for use against the Soviets in Afghanistan.

    Then George Tenet named him as a terrorist for some small actions in Africa and suddenly he was elevated to be in charge of all terrorism in the middle east and unceremoniously was imagined to be leader of the pack for this new CIA-generated organization known as Al Qaeda.

    Angelo Codevilla later wrote:
    We know that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) planned and carried out 9/11. But there is no independent support for KSM's claim that he acted at Osama's direction and under his supervision. On the contrary, we know for sure that the expertise and the financing for 9/11 came from KSM's own group (the U.S. government has accepted but to my knowledge not verified that the group's core is a biological family of Baluchs). This group carried out the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa and every other act for which al Qaeda became known. The KSM group included the perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombings Abdul Rahman Yasin, who came from, returned to, and vanished in Iraq, as well as Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of that bombing, who came to the U.S. from Iraq on an Iraqi passport and was known to his New York collaborators as "Rashid the Iraqi." This group had planned the bombing of U.S. airliners over the Pacific in 1995. The core members are non-Arabs. They had no history of religiosity (and the religiosity they now display is unconvincing). They were not creatures of Osama . . .

    The rest of the story is that OBL died of renal disease in December 2011, but we had to wait until May 2, 2011 for Obama to kill him off.

    1. Osama bin Laden never worked for the CIA as he (a Saudi) arrived in Afghanistan long after the Soviets left

    2. Dec. 2011 comes after May 2nd. on most calendars. Good story otherwise.

  7. Why should he be constrained from ever using them?"

    Because it takes TWO AUTHORIZED PEOPLE to launch the US nuclear arsenal, dummies! The two-man rule applies even to the President. His order must be confirmed by the Secretary of Defense (or his pre-specifed replacement if the Secretary has been killed) before the missiles can be launched. This accusation is totally bogus, and has always been bogus.

    1. Jerry Lewis could be a problem then.

      But you ask, "Is Jerry two men?" Well, have YOU ever tried to ad-lib opposite him?

    2. Jerry Lewis? Haven't a clue what you're getting at. It's either nuanced beyond my ken or else missing the target entirely.

      And in addition to requiring both the president and the secretary to agree to commence launch, the Joint Chiefs are the first point of contact for the prez and thus equally capable of short-circuiting any loose cannon like Crazy Joe Biden...oh, wait, it was Donald Trump the Dems claim has the itchy trigger finger.

    3. "Haven't a clue what you're getting at."

      Me neither. I must've zoned out there for a minute. You reckon what Hillary Clinton has got is catching?

  8. Oops - OBL died in Dec 2001 . .

  9. "So he was careless with the code. Big deal."

    Being careless with state secrets seems to run in the Clinton family.

  10. Anyone who saw the original "Andromeda Strain" sure doesn't want "Conniption Clinton" anywhere near the launch button.

    1. Tell you one thing. If Clinton goes all space-cadet during a debate, said aerodynamic apes WILL accuse Trump of having funded a whole research group, whose sole mission was to search for whatever triggers the Hillary Histrionics off.

    2. I will be sure to set my DVR to have my own copy!

  11. I happened to serve in the Air Force and happened to get to visit an ICBM site and happened to get just an overview of their procedures and can tell you Liberals for a goddam fact: There is no button. I could get into more details but won't in the respect for national security. Something that clearly you effing Benedict Arnolds don't care about. I don't know how Trump gets all these really important issues right? Wait, maybe he's smart or something...

    1. I did too, but I did more than visit. mFor launch, I present three videos.
      Titan II:

      Minuteman III:

      War Games (Fake), some shots from a MMII (Sylvania system, not Boeing), and please to note the missile shown the most is a Titan II, and the silo work platforms surrounding it are not left down and raised before launch as in this hokey movie):
      Beyond that, if (IF) either of the launch officers refuses to turn keys, shooting the other WILL NOT allow the shooter to launch the missiles.

      Say, how 'bout crazy Uncle Joe Biden, pointing out the football carrier at his campaign visit (this week or last)?

    2. Sam, thank you for your service. There was a time when that job involved more than putting some Blue Coral wax on them. You kept us free, bro. Thank you.

    3. The same determination and resolution that faced down the Soviet Union and made them throw in the towel will also see off the West's totalitarian Left and their media apparatchiks.

      Hopefully this year.

    4. When it comes to starting an accidental nuclear catastrophe, I worry about Hillary's precious bodily fluids. Everyone should worry about Hillary's precious bodily fluids.

    5. Great classical reference there, I!

  12. Incidentally, any of you passing thru Tucson should go down to Sahuarita and see the Titan Missile Museum. The Minuteman National Historical Site (Boeing-built) is in South Dakota; the Sylvania-built site museum is near Grand Forks ND.