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Comey and his leaking tactics on Jan. 4 and 5, 2017

I have been trying to savvy what Comey was doing with all his leaking, especially the January 2017 leak of the Flynn phone call to Ambassador Kislyak. I am assuming it was Comey who leaked it, but he could’ve manipulated McCabe or Clapper to do it. In any case, my guess is that Comey was the mastermind of it. His signature traits:

  1. Monumental ego on the scale of a NY or California politician
  2. “Savior of America” delusion of grandeur
  3. Practitioner of “Ethics for thee but not for me!” ← ← lying, “weasel moves,” etc.
Comey’s view of himself. [PHOTOGRAPHER: AL DRAGO/THE NEW YORK TIMES]

In early January, Comey has the Flynn/Kislyak transcript in some form. In order to infect Obama with it, he sends it to DNI Clapper. Clapper obliges and briefs Obama about Flynn and Kislyak. The next day, Obama is obliged to call a meeting of his intelligence types, followed by a small group “meeting after the meeting.” In that small meeting, Obama tries to distance himself from Comey, “by the book.” This interpretation of Obama’s motive comes from the Susan Rice CYA memo and Sally Yates testimony in Congress: Yates is surprised about the phone call and that Obama knows about it, but Comey reacts calmly — he knew all about the phone call. But it’s too late for Obama. Comey has “touched” Obama.

From The Untouchables (1987)

Other Comey leaks

  1. Leak to Wall Street Journal about Midyear Exam (MYE) investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email obstruction. McCabe was the leaker, the inspector general nailed him for it, but he claimed Comey knew. Comey claims he did not know. My guess is that Comey knew and forced McCabe to take it, with Comey knowing he could count on McCabe being declined. Motive for the leak: protect McCabe and perhaps protect something else in Comey’s MYE schemes.
  2. Leak to Washington press corp that President-elect Trump had been briefed on the Steele dossier. Clapper was the leaker. Motive for leak: bootstrap a criminal or counterintelligence investigation of President-elect Trump. Secondary motive: blackmail the incoming president.
  3. Leak to NY Times of several of his memoranda concerning President Trump. Daniel Richman was the leaker. Motive for the leak: con his sub-weasel colleague Rod Rosenstein into the Special Counsel investigation.
  4. Probably other leaks, TBA.

Who knows how many other anonymous sources were really Comey pulling the strings?

So it appears, in this analysis, that in two days, Comey runs a lefthanded blackmail operation against a sitting president and a president-elect. His self-lubricating mind must have been shaking with anticipation.

In addition, the other evil genius is DCI John Brennan. My guess is that the Italian thing is mostly Brennan’s work, and that it was initially independent of Comey’s Flynn scheme.

Winston Churchill to Jack Churchill, November 15, 1895 ← ← good to reread in 2018

Winston Churchill to Jack Churchill, November 15, 1895

Well worth rereading in the present day. Two pull quotes:

But essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth.
A great, crude, strong, young people are the Americans – like a boisterous healthy boy among enervated but well bred ladies and gentlemen. Some day Jack when you are older you must come out here and I think you will feel as I feel–and think as I think today.

Picture to yourself the American people as a great lusty youth – who treads on all your sensibilities – perpetrates every possible horror of ill manners – whom neither age nor just tradition inspire with reverence–but who moves about his affairs with a good hearted freshness which may well be the envy of older nations of the earth.

Thank you, young Winston!

فُردو‎, have we got your attention yet?

Listening yet, you guys in فُردو‎?  Mr. GBU 43 wants to check with you.  How about, you, Outstanding Leader 영명한 동지?

AC-130H-Elephant-WalkMOAB_bomb

Three questions “they” should ask Hillary Clinton.

Here are three questions it would be great to ask Hillary Clinton.

  1. Do you agree never to do a Friday afternoon document dump?
  2. Will you guarantee that you’ll appoint a nonpartisan, apolitical Commissioner of Internal Revenue?
  3. Will you agree to appoint an independent, forensic IT professional to  guarantee the documentary integrity of all your emails?

It would be nice to see her torch her own campaign by weasel-wording these questions.

Unlike the living answer to Hillary’s dictum — “What difference at this point does it make?” — President Barack “Test Signal” Obama, voting present most of the time, no matter how dangerous it gets at Fardu دو  or Zahedan, and unlike someone with a clear conscience, Hillary, who represents the past and is so polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, overconfident, secretive, who considers herself inevitable and entitled to the White House and who will do anything to win, though out of touch, will not be able to handle these questions.  Even refusing to answer will not help.

Confession is always a place of victory.

Lovely article about the faithful priest and confession, always a place of victory.

V for victory

Kurdistan’s old soldiers flock to the battlefield to fight ISIS

PESHMERGA, GO GET ‘EM!

TOOZKHURMATU, Iraq – They’re the Kurdish version of “The Expendables,” old soldiers coming out of retirement to rejoin the ranks of Kurdistan’s legendary Peshmerga fighters.

Hardened heart of Obama: will take executive action on immigration after summer

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

According to Christian Science Monitor, Mr. Obama is going to encode his will for border disintegrity in a few weeks, using an executive order.

Obama will take executive action on immigration after summer, adviser says.

It seems an unwise move, but his nature seems to be aligned to sacrificing other people to his will, regardless of the cost.

It reminds me of the pharaoh of Egypt.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants…”
Exodus 10:1

A wise scholar known as Ramban taught that the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that Pharaoh could freely choose to let Israel go or to retain them as slaves. Had the Lord not hardened Pharaoh’s heart, the plagues of trouble laid down on Egypt might have compelled Pharaoh to let the Israelites to go: not a freely chosen decision. And in the end, Pharaoh’s heart was so hard that he did send his chariots and charioteers after the Israelites.

Back to 2014 and the USA/Mexico border…

It was Pharaoh’s will to keep a foreign people, the Israelites, inside the Egyptian border as slaves, while Mr. Obama wants to sucker people from other lands through our border, into the USA, not as slaves per se but as easy-to-exploit workers.

Unwise for Pharaoh, unwise for Mr. Obama.

Imbecilic Doofus-in-chief and his secretary Bobo need a RESET.

Somehow, the Doofus-in-Chief Obama has "strengthened" our hand abroad to the point that KGB man Putin calls Bobo Kerry a liar!

Where’s that RESET button!

SecState Bobo

Sec. State John Bobo Kerry who served in Viet Nam and is a fan of Manny Ortiz.(Thanks, Drudge, for another memorable headline.)

In the archived words of famous activist, Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!" These guys are hopeless!

Waclav Havel’s greengrocer — Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy

Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy.

By Jonathan S. Landay and Marisa Taylor | McClatchy Washington Bureau Eric Feldman, a former inspector general of the National Reconnaissance Office, the super-secret agency that oversees U.S. spy satellites, expressed concern that relying on workers to report colleagues’ suspicious behaviors to security officials could create "a repressive kind of culture."

"The answer to it is not to have a Stasi-like response," said Feldman, referring to the feared secret police of communist East Germany. "You’ve removed that firewall between employees seeking help and the threat that any employee who seeks help could be immediately retaliated against by this insider threat office."

In my view, the real intent of Obama Insider Threat is to turn us against each other, just like the Soviets did so effectively in East Germany, Czechoslovakia and other nations behind the Iron Curtain. That being the case, it would be good to remember what Waclav Havel wrote about the greengrocer in his essay, "The power of the powerless," and the grengrocer’s method for coping with the monstrous engine of Soviet-style government:

This system serves people only to the extent necessary to ensure that people will serve it. Anything beyond this, that is to say, anything which leads people to overstep their predetermined roles is regarded by the system as an attack upon itself.

replaces old Workers of the WOrld Unite

Government safety sticker v.2.Obama

Obama will use against supporters of Israel — Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy

Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work | McClatchy.

By Jonathan S. Landay and Marisa Taylor | McClatchy Washington Bureau ..an FBI insider threat detection guide warns private security personnel and managers to watch for “a desire to help the ‘underdog’ or a particular cause,” a “James Bond Wannabe” and a “divided loyalty: allegiance to another person or company or to a country besides the United States.

Now we get to the nitty gritty. I expect this part of Obama’s Enemies List to operate only against anybody who supports Israel. "You’ve been pre-selected."

Feel safer yet?israeli-american-flag1

CV-66, thank you.

The Air Force talks about the earsplitting noise from its jet engines as "The Sound of Freedom." Good. But I prefer aircraft carriers, like USS America, CV-66

September, 1985: the US Navy pushed a flattop, USS America CV-66, into the Norwegian Sea and commenced various flight operations.

short-flight

Part of the ocean safari for CV-66 included being parked a while in the Vestfjord of Norway, between Bodø and the Lofoten Islands, which every Lofot-man knows is a short flight to interesting sights like Murmansk.

A difficult naval exercise and a good strategy. DN-SC-86-03144

Thank you, CV-66 and all its crew!

1938: what is your answer?

Reading around at PJMedia.com, I saw this What if Hitler had won WWII? article. The article is about this 1992 novel, Fatherland, by Robert Harris.

It is an excellent book.

To me, it is a book about Auschwitz/Oświęcim and how a German finds undeniable evidence of extermination.

It makes you think, "What would I have done in Germany, in 1938?" For the West, that question is the ghost in every man’s past. The answer to that question is the substance of your humanity.

After I read that book back in 1992 or so, it stimulated me to move from fiction to non-fiction, to educate myself about the holocaust. There is a lot to learn.

In the Soviet satellite states before 1989, they used to say that the Soviets had stolen their history, and that protecting and recovering what they could of that history was a vitally important task. It is good advice, not just for Poland, but for everyone in the West, including here in the USA.

Memorial to Polish soldiers massacred at Katyn Forest.

Caption contest: WInston Churchill, Barack Obama, David Cameron

Peering at Churchill bust

Two individuals peering at Churchill bust, but what are they saying?

This is the only photographic evidence, 200×133 pixels, about the missing Churchill bust that Mr. Obama claims has not been banned from the White House.

But there was no recording.

What were the two men saying? Post what you know about the transcript in comments.

The Jerusalem Post: The Europeans’ skewed view of circumcision

The Jerusalem Post: The Europeans’ skewed view of circumcision.

The Chief Rabbi presents an interesting way to analyze this as “justification by the highest source of authority in the culture at any given age.”

I agree with you, Chief Rabbi. In every age they try to destroy the Jews, but usually by some new strategy —

This time it is just to persecute and destroy them because of _______.

— and you fill in the blank with the highest source of authority in the prevailing culture.

And it makes one wonder: what other grinning works of violence do they seek to establish under color of law or justice?

Ezekiel Emanuel

Curious: Muslim community center set to open in Longwood

It seems unusual to me. In this Orlando Sentinel article about a new recreational center for Muslim teenagers, Muslim community center set to open in Longwood, there is no mention of the actual street address. For a PR blurb, it seems unusual.

The article does mention that this new center is on "an industrial street off State Road 434 in Longwood," which would be helpful. According to Google Maps, however, that road stretches about 3 miles in the city of Longwood.

Maybe it is one of those mysterious "undisclosed locations" that we hear about.

 

Natanz man assassinated or elevated?

An interesting speculation concerning some poor nebbish that got assassinated in Iran by an unknown subject: Was he a top nuclear man or a file room clerk?

According to the wife, yes, her man had mighty hotness. Wife: Slain Nuclear Scientist’s Goal Was "Annihilation of Israel"

Maybe.

But a discerning eye will detect the likeness of her Mostafa to Rage Boy over in Pakistan:

Separated at birth, Rage Boy and Mostafa?

Twins separated at birth?

That being the case, maybe the geniuses in Tehran posthumously elevated this nudnik from file clerk to Enrico Fermi, Jr. for more efficient manufacture of propaganda if not HEU. Just a theory.

Havel est morte. ¡No Pasarán!: Good-Bye, Friend

Berlin Wall coming down, 1989

¡No Pasarán!: Good-Bye, Friend.

Charter 77 and free lands of Europe behind him, something extra good ahead! Vaya con Dios!

Further up and further in

Bibi tomahawk slam down on BHO: not gonna happen

Netanyahu slams Obama’s proposal for pre-1967 borders | Hayley Peterson | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner.

Good work, Bibi!

How many times does BHO get something rubbed in his face on television, for all the world to see? Not often enough! Usually, it is BHO rubbing it in America’s face on television in Europe somewhere, about how we are sorry for being great or similar claptrap. It makes my day that Israel did so. Bibi slams it down!

Googled: not gonna happen

bin Laden est morte

They got the bastard. Good work, USN.

What is happening in Zahedan today?

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is in southern Afghanistan lately.

U.S. Defense Secretary Gates Visits Afghanistan
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates paid a visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, arriving in Kabul on Thursday, as shared in a feature on The Washington Post. His visit, according to the feature, is happening during the time of the arrival of the last U.S. reinforcements in the country. Secretary Gates was met by NATO commander Gen. David Petraeus upon his arrival in Afghanistan.

On Friday, the Secretary travelled to Kandahar province…

Whenever one of these big shots shows up over in that part of the world, I look for something to squeeze up to the surface in Zahedan, like puss oozing out of a zit.

Where is Usama bin Laden, and what is happening in Zahedan today?

UBL's Baluchizone?

Zahedan, Iran, with a few other rumored locations for UBL, Zabol, Iran, Quetta, Pakistan, and the Taliban stronghold Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Click for large version.)