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January 13, 2020

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Narciso

Apparently some elements of the film were telescoped back from when they happened. The staff officers behave better than they have been depicted in other venues,

Narciso

One looks upon how policy was executed in vietnam, not the valor of the troops, and look further toward how things have gone on in recent engagements and it makes one wonder.

Captain Hate

I hope Flynn’s previous lawyers get demolished over this.

The Covington attorneys aren't having a good evening.

Narciso

So after 18 years in the various sandboxes , many discover 10 years after ft.hood some are still not safe on our own bases.

Narciso

I was more naive about many things around the time of the gulf war, heck even the iraq war.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Sorry, still way, way behind so this is likely already covered.... our Ledge will tut-tut, I'm sure :) :)

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/treasury-natalie-edwards-leaking-trump-documents-guilty-plea

…0 to 6mo.

"So no real consequences as usual, note she tried to play whistleblower defense judge wasn’t buying it."

lyle

DrJ: I’m listening to Brahms Opus 118, Intermezzos. No. 2 in A major still humbles me.

Manuel Transmission

Oops my mistake. The camera is a ALEXA Mini LF which has been playing hind fiddle against the RED in things like Netflix productions.

https://ymcinema.com/2019/10/01/1917-the-first-film-that-was-shot-on-the-arri-alexa-mini-lf/

Dave (in MA)

https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status/1217299305859444736 "Warren came at Bernie like she felt cheated for selling Manhattan so cheap."

He held his hand out but she wouldn't give him a handshake.

Narciso

Serpenthead did not take lsu's victory well

Narciso

Bernie was just eeciting the prog catecism , that america is too irredeemably broken to make the righr chosens hence 'the fire rises'

The Infamous Ignatz

Wretchard's Latest.

Narciso

Reciting, thats why they want more states tp overcome the 'obstacle' of the electoral college, why they wanr illegals to vote.

Manuel Transmission

One more and I’m outta here.

https://ymcinema.com/2020/01/03/roger-deakins-explains-the-cinematography-challenges-behind-1917/

boris

Picture of Clarice with the Jablonski brothers 50 years ago?

The Infamous Ignatz

Trump Slams Apple For Refusing To Unlock Terrorist's iPhone, But FBI Has Other Options.

Says other, non apple companies can probably access them.

jim nj

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/how-iranian-protesters-are-receiving-trump-administration-support

Narciso

Yes in deed, and she followed it up beating one of these ic strigoi on appeal and when the osi opened up, she hunted down nazis thats over a span of years oh and did i leave out part of the real norma raes team, thats over a 20 year period.

clarice

I had more energy then.

boris

Impressive.

The Infamous Ignatz

Talk about a low blow;
How Prince Harry Turned Into Lena Dunham

As Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, make plans to move to Justin Trudeau’s woke paradise, Afua Hirsch is bitter. The author of “Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging” (yes, it reads exactly as it sounds) writes in The New York Times to claim it was racism that drove Harry and Meghan out of the United Kingdom.

Of course, what else?
But she did find one thing Trump is only partially responsible for.
Mostly it's Boris's racism that made them leave.🙄

clarice

Figured we were helping them get those videos out of Iran! Good work!

boris

Boris with capital B.

jim nj

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/katyusha-rockets-target-iraqi-taji-military-camp-200114195340384.html

A different base than Sunday's attack. Time to put some hits out on PMF members.

Theo

I don’t know what to make of the Flynn situation. I am not immersed in the details but my understanding is that he was set up and ambushed. There were people at senior levels of the FBI and DOJ who set out to bag him and went to some lengths to do so.

But on the other hand, as I understand the facts, he was in fact guilty, which explains why he pled guilty. I don’t think that he was entrapped — they knew that he would lie to them, but they did not cause him to do so. He is responsible here for his own actions.

Was the Deep State and/or the Obama holdovers out to get him? Quite possibly, but that still does not excuse his lying to Pence or the FBI.

I think Trump probably had the right instinct to fire the guy but hope that the prosecutors would leave it at that. Maybe his very expensive and very prestigious counsel let him down, but I think he bears some responsibility for that too.

There is a lot more to this story I am sure. We will see how it plays out.

Dave (in MA)
I had more energy then.
Back in those days before miniaturization, the Thermomix was half the size of a VW.
Narciso

They wanted to put him down because he saw al queda clearly and dissented from the iran jizda

Narciso

Now pence was frankly being a jackalope, trump approved the communications with kislyak which were not nefarious.

Theo

Narc —

Yeah I get all of that. But he was still, as far as I can tell, guilty. He also pretty clearly lied to Pence which has to be at least a firing offense.

Theo

The communications were entirely proper, I agree. But that does not excuse him lying to Pence or the FBI about them.

jim nj

I greatly enjoyed the introduction to Q. Thank you to whoever posted that.

The Infamous Ignatz

Yeah, the other racist Boris. :)

Narciso

Who picked him trump not pence, now we know that one of pences assuatance jennicer walters now was part of the mavhinations in london nesrly 4 years ago.

clarice

Heh, Dave..actually it was smaller--invented at the request of Italian mothers who wanted a simpler way to prepare baby food.

clarice

Nytol.

Narciso

Gosh and i say this as a fan of megam on suits, eons ago it seems if she were a plain vanilla sloane ranger she wiuldnt have been able to get away with half this stuff For so long. So miss woke anout the poor incorporates in delaware right along side burismas corporate shells

Narciso

Machinations, coincidence she was in london in 2015 and handling ukraine affairs three years later.

Narciso

Assistants jennifer, but thid just anothet one of thosr tripwires so someone who didnt believe in the presidents priorities mcmaster was put in, and he brought in his own staff in the elusive ciaramella.

Narciso

Bolton was much more concernex about ukraine selling a particular tech to china. Thats what was on the agenda on august 28 in his meet with zelinsky

jim nj

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-nsa-security-bug-affects-180038786.html

The rumor of a Microsoft bug is true. No mention if it affects Windows 7. It does affect Windows 10 and Server 2016.

jim nj

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/elizabeth-warrens-smear-of-bernie-sanders-at-cnn-democratic-debate-proves-her-dishonesty-once-again

The long knives are out.

Narciso

What did these nutbars think wss gomif to gappen when you suspend support.

jimmyk

as I understand the facts, he was in fact guilty

That's really a secondary issue. The bigger issue has always been the gaping double-standard, where Flynn gets arrested for the equivalent of jaywalking while Hillary and her crew of criminals get away with murder.

jim nj

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/14/world/first-korean-american-astronaut-jonny-kim-trnd-scn/index.html

An ex-Navy SEAL and Harvard doc is now the first Korean-American headed to space

Quite a resume.

Narciso

Going to happen, they arent interested in the law they werent interested in 1973, when the junior ics went after a junior official 3,000 miles away in san diego, when they ignored conpany directivds behind practically every step edwin wilson took that was 1983

Narciso

Those are two examples ten years apart, it took 20 years for justice to come about in the second matter

Narciso

Conversely certain persons were admitted into this country in the 50s pursuant to the lodge act, who otherwise shouldnt have been that took at least 30 years to sort out

Narciso

Why was this so, because many of theze people were connected to an intel operstions with nazi origins.

Narciso

There are many such examples when law had been deaf blind or mute

Narciso

Jusr as rotten as our deal with suleimani.

https://mobile.twitter.com/AcrossTheBay/status/1217129644366888961

jim nj

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/15/exclusive-2000-syrian-troops-deployed-to-libya-to-support-regime

"An initial deployment of 300 men from the second division of the Syrian National Army (SNA), an umbrella of Syrian rebel groups funded by Turkey, left Syria through the Hawar Kilis military border crossing on 24 December, followed by 350 more on 29 December.

They were then flown to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, where they have been posted to frontline positions in the east of the city.

Another 1,350 men crossed into Turkey on 5 January. Some have since been deployed to Libya with others still undergoing training at camps in southern Turkey. More men from the Islamist Sham Legion are also considering travelling to Libya."

Basically mercenaries.

Theo

Jimmyk —

I get your point about his guilt being a “secondary issue.” There are issues about selective prosecution and the almost beyond belief efforts of high level law enforcement to get him for a fairly minor crime. They obviously did not have to ask him about his conversation with the ambassador; they had it on tape. It seems very strange that the government would work so hard to get this guy on such a petty charge. Someone appears to have it in for him. (Maybe there is more to the story; I just don’t know.)

But secondary or not, it sure looks like he is in fact guilty. If he is not, why did he plead guilty in the first place?

jim nj

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/.premium-syria-says-air-defense-systems-intercepted-strike-targeting-t4-base-in-homs-1.8402100

Israel still going after the Iranians and their arms at this air base.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/14/politics/isis-attacks-iraq-syria-border/index.html

ISIS carried out attacks on Iraq-Syria border posts after US suspended operations

As I wrote last night ISIS has become active in southeast Syria. They are launching small targeted attacks on everybody.

jim nj

"Someone appears to have it in for him. (Maybe there is more to the story; I just don’t know.)

But secondary or not, it sure looks like he is in fact guilty. If he is not, why did he plead guilty in the first place?"

Theo,

This has been a major topic of discussion here for some time. While there are differences of opinion on Flynn, the general consensus is that Flynn was targeted. Probably because Obama and others saw him as a threat.

General consensus here is that Flynn plead guilty because of threats of prosecution against his son.

We disagree on some of the particulars of his case.

One of the things we have looked at is that he probably wasn't represented well by his first set of lawyers. They may have had a conflict of interest.

I think another general consensus is that the FBI/DOJ didn't play fair with Flynn either.

I assume that with Flynn's lawyer withdrawing his guilty plea that the judge will accede to his wishes.

If not, there will be a lot of angry people here.

If accepted, many of the issues of the unfairness of his treatment will become public. And the government will have a difficult time proving his guilt with what some of us think were, basically, Gestapo tactics.

KevlarKid

Waaaaaaaaaaaaa!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/joe-biden-emotional-tweet-on-hunter-republicans-have-savaged-my-only-surviving-son/

KevlarKid

Peace for me but not for thee.

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/14/undercover-video-if-trump-wins-cities-will-burn-vows-sanders-staffer-if-bernie-loses-drag-those-m-fkers-out-by-their-hair-light-them-on-fire-in-streets-875509

KevlarKid

Democrats Throwing Out Candy to Their Base


http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/thomas011420.php3

jim nj

https://amgreatness.com/2020/01/13/unequal-fates-a-real-obama-era-whistleblower-vs-the-trump-whistleblower/

Julie Kelly

jim nj

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/we-cant-trust-the-media-to-report-honestly-on-iran/

Who to listen to? Taking out out the Soulman was a reckless act of Trump, or he was presented with that option months ago and demurred for the time.

Another Bob

Jim, re. Flynn, given Sullivan pushed pretty hard to get Flynn to withdraw and Flynn did not, I can easily see Sullivan thinking Flynn is playing some games now and denying the motion.

I suspect the judge is pissed at both sides by now. If I were to predict (and I’ll probably be wrong), this motion is denied, they proceed to sentencing, Flynn gets a suspended sentence.

Another Bob

“We Can’t Trust the Media to Report Honestly on Iran”

We can’t trust the media to report honestly on anything.

jim nj

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2020/01/14/f-15_ex_vital_component_to_air_superiority_114972.html

They're still flogging this plane. At first I thought this was an interesting way to get more fighters into the sky faster. Two different production lines working at the same time.

Now I'm not so sure. From other sources they apparently cost as much as an F-35.

KevlarKid

from jim nj 251pm:

"But it may well be true in this case. If there were a basic standard of reporting, rather than a tendency to spin everything into a scandal, the public would be far better equipped to decide."

Trump is an aikido master in how he has exploited the tendency: direct the press' scandal hysteria to lead what is supposed to be a Resistance Movement into disruptive, self-sabotaging, displays of political cowardice and delusions.

In effect, Trump is demonstrating the choice we must make as a Nation, in the face of murdering psychopath like Suleimani--- Us or THAT?

Tango On, Mr. President!

KevlarKid

The more the Democrats push for DJT's removal, in the wake of Salami Man's liquidation, there is a simple question to ask every damned one of them: "Why won't you allow freedom loving Americans their right to give peace a chance?"

KevlarKid

That's it for me.

Tomorrow's cardio rehab adventure has me adding 20 minutes of eliptical interval training and 15% grade to my 20 minute treadmill interval.

Sleep hasn't been this enjoyable in 40 years!

Another Bob

That F-15EX piece was pure garbage.

Wouldn’t surprise me to find Jack Jackson represented the district that included the McDD (now Boeing) plant in St. Louis. Also wouldn’t surprise to find he’s Boeing lobbyist now.

I’m always amazed at what Beltway bandits and gubbmint considers a “good value”. $27K/hr for one airplane?

jim nj

AB,
That's an interesting take on Flynn. You may be right, but I find it hard to imagine a judge forcing a defendant to plead guilty even with a prior agreement to do so.

Post-sentencing that would make sense. If you threw yourself on the mercy of the court and didn't get it, well too late now.

Pre-sentencing I think it's fair to make the point that the plea was a contract that the other party didn't live up to. Or may have arrived at unfairly.

jim nj

Ab,

I keep seeing that thing flogged.

For that kind of money I'd rather see them producing an un-manned bomb truck to travel with and controlled by the F-35s.

Another Bob

OK, Sullivan accepts the withdrawal. Then what?

Onto trial? By a DC jury?

Another Bob

“bomb truck”

Or vastly increasing the drone fleet. They’re clearly getting g the job done.

In your travels, have you encountered anything about an anti-aircraft or dog fighter drone?

Another Bob

I want human pilots in the airplane for the nuclear mission. All others? UAVs seem preferable.

Another Bob

I suppose we already have UAVs that carry A-A missiles?

jim nj

https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/surface-navy-association/2020/01/13/heres-5-things-you-should-know-about-the-us-navys-plans-for-big-autonomous-missile-boats/

Beating a dead horse here. Missile boats don't need to be autonomous. Create a missile-launching system that you can stack on any freighter or oil tanker deck and fire remotely. The crew can move it to the right place and abandon ship. No ship automation needed, just launch automation.

Another Bob

Guy In the comment raises the point I would: How to you defend it?

MissMarple2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm5xxlajTW0&list=TLPQMTUwMTIwMjBWND2SD_vlqw&index=3

2 1/2 hours interview of Steve Bannon

Absolutely fascinating.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Short video at the link.

Van Jones:

“There was nothing I saw tonight that would be able to take Donald Trump out.”pic.twitter.com/cj8e5JkYqW

— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 15, 2020
jim nj

AB,

If the plea withdrawal is accepted I foresee more motions before a trial. I would think the idea is to avoid a trial. Powell wanted a dismissal from the git-go. I think that is still the goal.
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I haven't seen anything on an autonomous dog-fighter. With some AA missile ranges of over 100 miles I think that F-35 commanded drones are the next step. The F-35 radar signature changes when they open their internal bay. Better to have drones fire first.

The F-35 is limited in what it can carry in its internal bay. It can carry more on fixed points on its wings, but then it's not stealthy. The ideal would be for F-35s to be beyond radar defenses when trailing forces took out the radar defenses.

Sneak the stealthy air forces in first and then destroy the air defense systems.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the Pressident. Link goes to tweet with video of Steyer.

I agree with him on this, 100%. But why would anyone vote Democrat? We are setting all time records with the economy! https://t.co/trTemE8iUz

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2020
MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Michael Knowles
@michaeljknowles
·
5h
If the election were held in the 24 hours after this #DemocraticDebate, Trump would win every single state, including Greenland.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Trump War Room --- Text FIGHT to 88022
@TrumpWarRoom
President Trump’s Administration is delivering a cleaner environment for American families.


Emissions of all key air pollutants have dropped since 2016, some by double digits.


The EPA has cleaned up 109 bodies of water through the Clean Water Act.

#DemDebate
10:49 PM · Jan 14, 2020

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Hal Lambert
@MAGAindex
·
5h
Where was Biden in “fixing” all the trade deals under 8 yrs of Obama?

Now he claims he can fix every problem in the country.

He’s just a lifelong politician using typical talking points to scam voters

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Ronna McDaniel
@GOPChairwoman
·
5h
If 2020 Democrats actually cared about hardworking Americans, they would not be touting a socialist agenda that threatens to destroy the economic progress that has been made over the last three years.

That’s exactly why voters are going to choose @realDonaldTrump again in 2020.

jim nj

Guy In the comment raises the point I would: How to you defend it?

Posted by: Another Bo
---

Exactly! You build a ship to launch missiles and where are the defense systems? Now the ship costs a fortune.

You make the ship expendable. If you want to save lives, you debark the crew that put it in place.

As far as autonomy goes - it then needs station-keeping and the ability to receive launch commands for the missiles on deck.

That's relatively easy given our current technology.

How do you replenish it? You don't. You assume after all the missiles have been launched that it's sitting on the bottom of the sea.

So you sneak in another cheap ship with an expensive payload.

Ships can be relatively inexpensive. It's the missile launch systems that are expensive.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Brian Kilmeade
@kilmeade
·
15h
.@jockowillink says President @realDonaldTrump's gamble ordering the strike that killed Soleimani was a brilliant move that killed an enemy of America and the Iranian people on #TheBrianKilmeadeShow @foxnation @foxnewsradio

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

GregGutfeld
@greggutfeld
·
7h
if you were a space alien, bouncing between the debate and the trump rally, you'd think these are two different species -- meek, dull creatures, and a monstrous, domineering behemoth. you'd know who to fear, and deal accordingly.

jim nj

I admit to be influenced in my thinking by:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Fleet_(novel)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Brown

Thinking outside the box in the first case, and relating fiction, in the latter, makes one consider some odd possibilities.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Support him at: https://t.co/j5rGnXYQZd pic.twitter.com/RIX4iIGqnl

— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 15, 2020

Link goes to a screen cap of the statement.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Leader McConnell
@senatemajldr

In less than three years, President Trump has appointed and the Republican Senate has confirmed 50 circuit judges. That is already the most in any president’s whole first term since 1980. https://bit.ly/2E5EBjz
============================================
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
4h
Now up to 187 Federal Judges, and two great new Supreme Court Justices. We are in major record territory. Hope EVERYONE is happy!

jim nj

In some ways killing the Soulman makes the impeachment less important.

Go ahead and argue "Wag the Dog" and look like a wimp.

jim nj

nytol

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
5h
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, @BorisJohnson, stated, “We should replace the Iran deal with the Trump deal.” I agree!

MissMarple2

I am going back to bed for a little bit.

peter

Slept in a bit -I've been under the weather due to food poisoning. I don't know how people can cope with long term illness, I have it for 48 hours and I am miserable.
How was the clown show? anyone watch?
I am worried about the impeachment trial being used to damage Trump and about the five feckless GOPe senators who would love to see that happened. off to work now

James D.

the five feckless GOPe senators

Only five?

henry

The SS Cuck crew must be in full pander mode to get their precious.

henry

@CNBC

'Danger tomorrow': Iran's Rouhani makes veiled threat to US and EU troops in Middle East

https://twitter.com/cnbc/status/1217389601976913921?s=21

anonamom

I hope Flynn’s previous lawyers get demolished over this.


They should be disbarred. I hope when this is over, she files to do so.
Can anyone bring issues to the bar to be investigated?

Robin

I greatly enjoyed the introduction to Q. Thank you to whoever posted that.

Oh no, JimNJ! I was hoping to ask you to relink before you went to bed!

anonamom

Someone appears to have it in for him. (Maybe there is more to the story; I just don’t know.)

There is MUCH more to this story, and yes, a number of people "had it in for him"--from Obama on down, because Flynn had spoken out--and been fired for, a few years earlier --opposing BO's ME policies.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-flynn-entrapment-11544658915

To the point that (IIRC--you can read that article; I found it for you, but I'm not going to read it as well. I'm following Megxit!)
?Sally Yates? went to the WH to tell Trump to not hire him, as he was already under investigation before he took the position in the Administrations.

So his very existence as part of the Trump administration was (interpreted as) both a BIG FU to Obama, and (likely) an existential threat to many.

He also supported some female in her suit against wrongful termination against McCabe, I think...
Geez, the stuff in my head...

Yep--
https://news.iheart.com/featured/rush-limbaugh/content/2017-06-27-real-journalists-uncover-the-fbis-vendetta-against-michael-flynn/


Prosecutorial double standard:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mccabe-flynn-double-standard-1522106424

henry

Robin, here:

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/an_introduction_to_q.html

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