(The screen shot above is from ACT For America’s issues page.)
1. Philip Giraldi ended an article the other day with the following: (Note to Shas Party members, red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor Mulaykah al-Almaniyya):
“I regularly talk to a number of former intelligence agency colleagues, many of whom do not like Trump and will not vote for him, but I do not detect much concern over providing him with classified briefings on international developments. Nearly everyone assumes that he is a patriotic American and will protect what is shared with him. The angst over the Trump briefing appears to be contrived, coming mostly from the media and the chattering class. Indeed, I hear much more anger from former colleagues over the Hillary Clinton email scandal because with all her vaunted experience she should and must have known better, and chose to disregard the rules anyway. Many of us believe she ought to be in jail. In any event, both candidates will receive their briefings and one hopes that a better understanding of some developments in the world will prove beneficial to them, possibly making them think twice about some of the ill-advised policies that they have been promoting.”
You can add my name to the list of those who think she should be in jail just for the email scandal alone.
Giraldi also recently was one of several writers making fun of Michael Morell – an asshole of truly magnificent proportions.
“Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell has written a New York Times op-ed entitled “I Ran the CIA. Now I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton.” Morell’s story begins with the flat assertion that “Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president – keeping our nation safe…Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security.”
We here at Mantiq al-Tayr believe the Morell may as well have said “I ran the most vile evil organization on the planet, outside of the state of Israel, and I support Hillary Clinton. In fact, even Israel supports Hillary Clinton. And if you think the past sixteen years of constant war have been great, well hell it is going to get even better.”
I am surprised as hell that no one has written any satire about Morell’s article.
Ooops. Somebody did. It’s pretty good too.
“A little more than twelve years ago, I served in the United States military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. I helped stack detainees into human pyramids, and had the opportunity to ride a few of them around like they were donkeys. We even made a giant dart board and catapulted detainees at the board, as we competed to see who could get the highest score.”
I am fully behind her when she beats the drums of war and declares, “We need to take out their strongholds in Iraq and Syria by intensifying the air campaign and stepping up our support for Arab and Kurdish forces on the ground.” (Note: She sounds a lot like Mike Flynn, see below.)
“Given my past involvement with taking naked detainees and stacking them on each other, it is my belief that she understands soldiers experience tough situations every day.”
2. The worthless assholes who run our intelligence and foreign policy establishments are beneath and beyond contempt but even worse their interests are counter to the interests of anyone who isn’t part of the National Security State. All they want is war, lots of you it, and they want to fight it and pay for it. And fuck you if you want health insurance or a decent pension. I mean fuck you.
Let’s take a look at what Mike Flynn has had to say about war. Remember him? He’s the guy who used to run DIA and who is said to have been damn near Trump’s choice to be able to listen to bullshit from Walid Phares, but I digress. Oh, and Flynn is hardly the worst of the lot. He’s said to be one of the better ones and he really sucks. Really.
Let’s go with this quote from Spiegel Online: (Note to Shas party members, oh hell, never mind.)
“The overall strategy must be to take away Islamic State’s territory, then bring security and stability to facilitate the return of the refugees. This won’t be possible quickly. First, we need to hunt down and eliminate the complete leadership of IS, break apart their networks, stop their financing operations and stay until a sense of normality has been established. It’s certainly not a question of months — it will take years. Just look back at the mission we created in the Balkans as a model. We started there in the early 1990s to create some stability and we are still there today.”
Don’t you just love the “it will take years” quote. The National Security State will be sucking on your taxing paying boobies forever. And this quote comes from one of the very few clods in the establishment who says that invading Iraq was wrong. But note the language he uses:
“It was (a) huge error. As brutal as Saddam Hussein was, it was a mistake to just eliminate him. The same is true for Moammar Gadhafi and for Libya, which is now a failed state. The historic lesson is that it was a strategic failure to go into Iraq. History will not be and should not be kind with that decision.”
It was not an “error” nor a “mistake” and it sure as hell was not a “strategic failure.” It was a deliberate effort to rape the country and turn it into a complete mess so that it could never be a threat to Israel. It was a tremendous success and many many many many people in the National Security State made a hell of a lot of money out of it. And they still are. ISIS came right out of this and the intelligence community probably loves ISIS and needs ISIS and they sure as hell do have have ISIS and Flynn wants to spend “years” fighting ISIS which just happens to be in Iraq, the same place he claimed it was an “error” to invade (and utterly destroy). But it is okay to do it now. You can’t make this shit up.
He co-authored a book, which is he is now out actively marketing, with the notorious Michael Ledeen. Ledeen observes in this piece:
“Americans have long been unique in believing that peace is the normal condition of mankind. The opposite is true. Most of human history, including our own, is the story of war, the consequences of wars, and preparations for war.”
And Ledeen likes this. He goes on to write:
“We are now returning to a more violent normalcy, where peace is rare and stability most unlikely.”
So yes, Flynn is now writing with the notorious Islamophobe Israel-firster Ledeen and Flynn is supposed to be one of the better guys. Holy shit.
And of course he is a huge Islamophobe, though he would deny it. Here he writes like he’s Ledeen or Walid Phares:
“I describe Islam as a political ideology,” he said. “In this country it masks itself behind its religion.”
So you all Mooooselims working in government, have fun when people who think like this are running things. Pence, as bad as he is, used to say some not so bad things about Islam. Of course good old Walid Phares will no doubt be in the White House with direct access to President Trump. Oh, and quite likely he’ll be reading the exact same types of intel that Hillary used to have on her private server. But I digress.
How would this sound? “I describe Judaism as a political ideology. In this country it masks itself behind its religion.” Just asking.
3. Act For America is a well-known anti-Muslim hate group founded by the truly insane Brigitte Gabriel who has appeared on these pages in the past. According to the publication in DC called “The Hill” Gabriel has taught DoD employees about Islam. According to that publication (which seems to be using the Southern Poverty Law Center as its source) she said while doing so:
“If a Muslim who has — who is — a practicing Muslim who believes the word of the Koran to be the word of Allah, who abides by Islam, who goes to mosque and prays every Friday, who prays five times a day — this practicing Muslim, who believes in the teachings of the Koran, cannot be a loyal citizen to the United States of America.”
The Hill also notes:
“ACT for America, which boasts more than 800 chapters and 279,000 members, says it wants to stop a “creeping” threat that exists from the mere presence of Muslims in American society and from the “political correctness” that makes room for them. That’s the same message that’s expected to be carried into ACT’s annual National Conference and Legislative Briefing on Capitol Hill.”
That’s a lot of members, members who no doubt will want to buy his book he wrote with Ledeen.
And folks that is just the tip of the iceberg. For more on this shitty outfit click here. The SPLC correctly calls them a hate group.
So naturally, Mike Flynn, yes, the very same guy who wants war forever more, spoke to ACT For America a few days ago. According to this article he said that Islam is a “cancer” and carried on with the usual shit people of that ilk claim about how Islam is an ideology and not really a religion and so on and on and on.
But it gets worse. With Zionism, and Zionism is the main beneficiary of all of this, it always does.
It turns out that Flynn just a few weeks ago joined ACT For America’s board of directors. Flynn is actually working for an SPL-designated hate group. You can’t make this shit up. Damn, if only Trump had picked him then the number 2 office in the land would be held by a guy whois on the board of directors of a hate group. And so many people were all so worried about David Duke.
“The former Lt. Gen. is also scheduled to speak at ACT’s national conference and legislative briefing in September. He is similarly set to make an appearance in Broadview Heights, Ohio on July 15 to speak at an event sponsored by the Cleveland ACT chapter.”
And you Trump supporters have got to love this:
“In a February 29 tweet, Flynn praised ACT’s founder and president Brigitte Gabriel, a notorious anti-Muslim demagogue. A day earlier, Gabriel was photographed with Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Gabriel was apparently at the estate to give a “national security briefing.”
Nice to know that Trump not only has Walid Phares sitting in his lap, he is also getting advice from wackos like Gabriel and Flynn.
And of course it is all about money. Flynn is pushing his book, the one he co-authored with Ledeen.
4. Well it’s video time.
Here’s Mike Pence not sucking.
And as a tribute to Flynn and his Muslim-hating Israel-firster cohorts who are so afraid of the spread of Shakira law, we present Shakira.