Chuck Spinney: The Arrogance of US Ignorance

Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

The excellent BBC documentary Bitter Lake is on youtube in two parts and can be found at these links:

It is well worth watching … stylistically I found its format somewhat distracting to my tastes and would have liked it more organized chronologically.   But that is a nit pick.  CS

Guardian Review by Emma Graham-Harrison below the line.

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Feb 1

Chuck Spinney: USAF General James Post Says Telling the Truth to Congress About the A-10 is “Treason” — Really…

Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

USAF General James Post’s Mexican Hot Platter

There are indications and warnings (I&W) that the U.S. Air Force is headed for the rubber room, at least if the attitude of Major General James Post, the Vice Commander of Air Combat Command is an I&W of the Air Force’s corporate attitude.  As I said in an earlier blaster, the AF hates the A-10 for deep-seated cultural reasons and has been trying to trash it since it was the paper A-X in the 1960s.  But its recent efforts to kill the A-10 to save the troubled F-35 have degenerated into the bizarro world of cognitive dissonance.  For reasons explained below, this development raises medical questions that may open up a new lucrative area for psycho-pathological research. General Post recently told Air Force officers that any A-10 pilot communicating the virtues of the A-10 to a member of Congress is committing “treason,”

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Jan 31

Michael Flynn: Obama Delusional, CIA Unprofessional [PBI: and USDI a Waste]

Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn

Former Defense Intel Chief Blasts Obama

Lt. General Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, blasted the Obama administration’s approach to the War on Terror in a hard-hitting speech to a meeting of intelligence professionals. “The dangers to the U.S. do not arise from the arrogance of American power, but from unpreparedness or an excessive unwillingness to fight when fighting is necessary,” Flynn said, in an unsparing critique first reported by the Daily Beast.

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Jan 28

Winslow Wheeler: Ashton Carter – The Triumph of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

Winslow Wheeler

Winslow Wheeler

The Triumph of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

To understand perverse military decision-making, follow the money

by BEN COHEN & WINSLOW WHEELER

Medium.com/War-Is-Boring, January 25, 2015

Complete article below the line.

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Jan 26