Posts Tagged ‘Military’

Image result for nigeria tanksNigeria: Armsgate – How Dasuki Paid Friends N5.6 Billion for 22 Tanks
Daily Trust (Abuja), by John Chuks Azu, 8 March 2017

A prosecution witness yesterday narrated how former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, paid N5.6billion to companies owned by his friends to purchase 22 military tanks.

The witness, Hassan Saidu, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was testifying in the trial of Col. Nicholas Ashinze, a former aide to Dasuki; Wolfgang Reinl, the General Manager of Geonel Integrated Services Ltd, Barrister Edidiong Ediong and Sagir Mohammed.

Other companies arraigned are: Unity Continental Nigeria Ltd, Helpline Organisation, Vibrant Resources Ltd and Sologic Integrated Services Ltd. EFCC claimed that younger brother to the former NSA, Abubakar Ibrahim Dasuki, retired Col. Bello Fadile and Bello Abayomi are still at large. (more…)

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Image result for singlaub cnnDid John Singlaub Get His Clock Cleaned?


From The Wilderness has obtained the January 17 deposition of retired Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Thomas Moorer taken in connection with a “batch” of civil suits filed in the aftermath of 1997 and 1998 CNN reports relating to a series of 1970 CIA directed missions known as “Tailwind.” Those missions, as originally, and apparently accurately, reported by CNN involved the use of the poison nerve gas Sarin to kill American defectors in Laos. The Moorer deposition not only confirms all of the aspects of the original CNN broadcast, it also suggests that former CNN Producers April Oliver and Jack Smith may have actually understated the extent of Sarin Gas use by U.S. forces under CIA control during the Vietnam war. (more…)

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Photo/IllutrationOnaga infuriated over Osprey crash; U.S. defends aircraft
THE ASAHI SHIMBUN, December 14, 2016

The Osprey aircraft that made a crash landing is seen in waters off Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, at 2:43 a.m. on Dec. 14. (Gen Okada)

NAHA–Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga on Dec. 14 expressed outrage over the crash of a U.S. military Osprey, saying the tilt-rotor aircraft continues to threaten the peaceful lives of civilians in the island prefecture. “We have been demanding the withdrawal of the (Osprey) fleet since our concerns about the aircraft’s safety were not dispelled,” he said. “We are shocked and angered to learn that our fear turned into a reality.”

The Osprey crash-landed around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 off Nago, according to the Japan Coast Guard’s 11th regional headquarters in the prefectural capital of Naha and the Defense Ministry. The five crew members, two of them injured, were airlifted to safety by a U.S. military helicopter, according to the regional headquarters. (more…)

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Image result for mccain memeWhence the Attacks on John McCain?
MIA Facts Site

Summary. For some years now there have been steady attacks on the valor and patriotism of Senator John McCain (Republican, Arizona). McCain was a Navy aviator, shot down over North Vietnam on 26 October 1967 and released at Operation Homecoming in March 1973. He was severely injured in his ejection and landing and endured unspeakable tortures. The attacks on McCain originate almost entirely from a small number of Vietnam veterans. Many of his attackers accuse him of collaborating with his Vietnamese captors, in spite of testimony from other POWs as to his bravery, leadership, and valorous conduct. Why and from where come the attacks on McCain? The source of the attacks on McCain is, mainly, one MIA “activist” who accuses McCain of treasonous activities; his accusations are based on misquotes, misrepresentations, and Vietnamese wartime propaganda. Yet, this story has gained the status of gospel among the McCain haters and the MIA “activists.” Read on for the rest of the story.

UPDATE: 15 June 2008. (more…)

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Related imageFixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan
By Major General Michael T. Flynn, USA, Captain Matt Pottinger, USMC, Paul D. Batchelor, DIA
Voices from the field, Jan. 2010

Major General Michael T. Flynn has been the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence (CJ2), for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan since June 2009. His previous assignment was Director of Intelligence, J-2, for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. He has three decades of experience as an intelligence officer. He can be reached by email at michael.t.flynn@afghan.swa.army.mil.
Captain Matt Pottinger is serving in Kabul as an advisor to Major General Flynn. He was the 2009 winner of the Lieutenant Colonel Michael D. Kuszewski Award for Marine Corps Intelligence Officer of the Year. He can be reached by email at matthew.f.pottinger@afghan.swa.army.mil.
Paul D. Batchelor, of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Senior Executive Service, is currently serving at ISAF Headquarters as Senior Advisor for Civilian/Military Integration. He has served as the DIA’s advisor to the Secretary of Defense and as manager of current and crisis intelligence support to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He can be reached by email at paul.d.batchelor@afghan.swa.army.mil.


This paper, written by the senior intelligence officer in Afghanistan and by a company-grade officer and a senior executive with the Defense Intelligence Agency, critically examines the relevance of the U.S. (more…)

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Related imageStanley McChrystal: Death Squad Poster Boy & ‘Cheney’s Chief Assassin’
By MediaLens, Dissident Voice, July 1, 2010

The sacking of the head of NATO’s military command in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, caused a surge in coverage of the man described by political analyst James Petras as “Cheney’s chief assassin.”

In May 2009, Petras sampled from McChrystal’s CV. The general had played a central role in directing units involved in “extrajudicial assassinations, systematic torture, bombing of civilian communities and search and destroy missions”. He was “the very embodiment of the brutality and gore that accompanies military-driven empire building”.

Between September 2003 and August 2008, McChrystal commanded the Pentagon’s Joint Special (more…)

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Image result for operation gladioOPERATION GLADIO : The complete story

ITALY : 1947 Origins of Gladio

“As early as 1947, the United States was constructing a clandestine network in Northern Italy to act in the event of a communist insurrection or electoral victory.” (Wolfgang Achtner, Sunday Independent, 11/11/90)

“Though the Stay Behind operation was officially started only in 1952, “the whole exercise had been in existence for a long time, in fact ever since it was born in the head of Allen Dulles,” said the ex-Nato source who has access to files in several West European nations.  According to him, Dulles, the first chief of the CIA, worked out the original plan to build secret anti-communist guerilla forces across Europe when he was based in Switzerland at the end of the second world war. Dulles, Sir Stewart Menzies (SIS) and the Belgian Premier Paul Henri Spaak codified the plan in a secret pact sometime between 1949 and 1952 under the umbrella of the Clandestine Coordinating Committee at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, (SHAPE), which became Nato. (more…)

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