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The President may make troop announcement on December 1st…could include up to 34,000 over a 9 month period…..

The media is now carrying the story, that after the presidents meeting with his National Security team last night, there could be a final roll out of his troop request for Afghanistan, on around December 1st.….The number mentioned is between 20,000 to a more likely figure of 34,000 troops…..included in the figure is two Army battalions and a Marine Battalion…..it is unknown if the larger figure includes 3,000 to 5,000 NATO troops from the Europeans….in deference to the US Ambassador to Afghanistan and the State Department there will be an exit plan include in the roll out.

I said about two weeks ago and I’ll mention it again…..The Commander-in-Chief essentially gave General McChrystal what he wanted….There is a huge political gamble that he will succeed for the next two years in gaining a foothold on the region. The General has to happy the Pakistani’s have had a successful military campaign in the last few weeks in their country…..But the major problem will be still be Afghanistan where american and NATO troop sustain casualties every week….

The election, the economy, the war…the president rolls along……309 days ……

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November 24, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Military, Politics | , , , , , | 7 Comments

Condi Rice and Stephen Hadley are forming an consulting firm….

Former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice, and Former National Security Advisor Sephen Hadley, have regiestered the RiceHadley Group LLC in California……the former Bush governmement officals plan to open up shop in the near future…..

Didn’t the democrats win when they lost their jobs?

Okay…I know…. the money IS good on the outside…I get it……..they want some…heck, I don’t blame them

November 11, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rendition and the new interrogation unit…….

I see that the White house has announced that the Bush policy of rendition, will continue…….with the add-on that the State Department will check to make sure no one turned over to a third country gets tortured……Of, course that is just face dressing since the United States can’t stop another sovereign nation from handling someone any way they want once the CIA handlers drop them off (not that the CIA won’t call back later for a transcript of what the guy said)……

On the interrogation unit thing…..this is my read……The Head of the unit….. will be an FBI agent, who will report to the National Security Council Chair……..which should make the unit principally concerned only about prosecuting that individual……..FBI agents are law enforcement officers……they build criminal cases…….and since they will be working on only the top named bad guys…..the rest will go through the system, with no change, right?

In addition, I suppose…..the first people to get their hands on the hot list people that the military doesn’t kill, will get a Q & A from the local military intel people, who will then hand the bad guy over to the CIA for a quick Q & A session before the  ‘WH specials’ arrive from DC………if , I’m even remotely correct here…..the CIA can live with this, and nothing really changes……….

August 25, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment