Monday, August 20, 2018

Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump


Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public servants I have ever known."
In an op-ed published by the Washington Post, McRaven, a former Navy SEAL who led US Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, not only called Brennan "a man of unparalleled integrity," but volunteered to have his own security clearance revoked in an act of solidarity.
"Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don't know him," McRaven wrote.
"Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency," he added.
His comments come just one day after Trump announced his decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance, marking an unprecedented use of a president's authority over the classification system to strike back at one of his prominent critics.
"This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent," Brennan tweeted after the announcement.
McRaven, who resigned as chancellor of the University of Texas in Austin earlier this year, is widely respected among the tens of thousands of active and retired special operators and his message will likely resonate within that community.
"Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation," McRaven said of Trump.


  1. Yeah. Like having trannies in the military, running for office, telling stories to children in libraries, is not embarrassing, humiliating, nor divisive.

    This man is an expert, elite, soldier; more, he served as the top soldier, short of the President, commanding other soldiers. He had responsibility for coordinating a massive array of human, intelligence, weaponry, etc sources in order to advance U.S. interests.

    For what? So the citizens of this country could be overrun by foreign invaders sneaking into the U.S.?

    How in the world is the country supposed to motivate men and women to put their lives on the line for their families back home when those families are being marginalized by a push to multicultulurate the country through bringing in people from foreign countries?! That's not how it works.

    "Die young man or woman. But know your death counts. You are making your country safe for people from other countries to take over your lands to take over and erase your cultural heritage."

    What I find embarrassing to the country is the number of Trump-wannabes who are trying to use the President's mix of bravado and insult in order to become to position themselves for a sinecure in a future non-Trump Administration.

    Well, they are wasting their time. Mr. Trump is going be running things for years to come.

  2. “McRaven, who resigned as chancellor of the University of Texas in Austin earlier this year, is widely respected among the tens of thousands of active and retired special operators and his message will likely resonate within that community. "Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation," McRaven said of Trump.”
    The truth is that McRaven embarrassed the University of Texas with his hate Trump stuff. The Left controls so much in US academia---terrible. The fish stinks from the head; the ex-chancellor of a major university is a radical Left/hate Trump.
    Allow me to update you on my perjury case of Susan, her lawyer, and Judge Prus in NYS courts. I received today from the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct:
    “Re:2018/N-0358 Dear Mr. Aranoff: This will acknowledge receipt of your additional information dated July 20, 2018. The information will be added to your complaint file. We will contact you after the Commission has reviewed the matter. Very truly yours, Stacy Warner Secretary.”
    I spoke yesterday to the NYS Court of Appeals on my motion 2018-878 return date August 20, 2018. Susan etc did not yet reply. שתיקה כהודיה. I’ll have an easier time winning if Susan submits no opposition papers. My suggestion for her defense is to say she was just kidding in submitting the fake/phony 1995 Rigler Order of Separation, as I clearly divorced her, on her initiative, 2/17/1993. Susan could bring the opinion of Rabbah and Rabbi Shimon in Menachot 2-3 that a lie that is so obviously fake is not really a lie. Oh, Rabbi Kamenetsky could make a similar defense of the fake/phony PhD psychology letter. It’s so obviously fake, people will easily see through it. This is not a real lie. Follow, Yehoshua and Eddie?

  3. "Oooh. Oooh. Pick ME Mr. President. Make ME special and famous and a media darling for 24 hours. Pleeeez! I killed Bin Laden. That automatically means anyone else I attack is evil, too!!"

  4. I understand if someone is vehemently anti-Trump. But this guy speaks glowingly of Brennan who is a proven liar, so he undermines his argument by being so full of it for Brennan. It reminds me of the top CIA guy whose name escapes me at the moment (well known guy) who came out against Trump and spoke glowingly of Hillary Clinton. I understand the anti-Trump sentiment, but once a top security guy speaks glowingly of crooked Hillary who was so reckless with national security items, he loses his credibility as well. Brennan has no right to have security clearance and this is much to do about nothing.

  5. These two guys have done more to save american lives than the POTUS. One of them is a military veteran who has served in hostile theatres. The POTUS and commander in chief of the USAF avoided military service and is yet to visit his troops in their various theatres of combat. That is what any rational person can see.

  6. Do you realize that your claims about "people from other countries to take over your lands and erase your cultural heritage" and "a push to multicultulurate the country through bringing in people from foreign countries" were equally applied to your grandparents, or whichever ancestors of yours came to America form Europe?

  7. So, they were valid arguments then as they are now. Eventually, the massive immigration was stopped by legislation limiting immigration to a great extent.

    Reopening immigration about 53 years ago has led to where we are now. What was averted once is now front and center of a cultural war. Bad move to reopen immigration. It's not too late to fix things. Or maybe it is too late.

  8. So are you volunteering to self-deport to Hungary, or to wherever your people came from?
    The point is that for the past 250 years, whoever was already in America have been complaining about whichever group was immigrating, whether the Irish, the Scots, the Italians, the Eastern-European Jews and so on. Each time, they complained that the newcomers would ruin America. They were wrong then, as each of those groups contributed to what is now America, and you are wrong now.

  9. Please clarify: When was Brennan proved to be a liar? Apparently, basically every national security figure from the past 20 years disagrees with your assessment.

  10. Yehoshua says “Please clarify: When was Brennan proved to be a liar?”
    Here’s a recent example:
    “Brennan signaled it explicitly when he tweeted that Trump’s statements “exceed the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’” The unhinged allegations of treason are supposed to form the basis of impeachment hearings.”

  11. Yehoshua asks Joseph Orlow “So are you volunteering to self-deport to Hungary, or to wherever your people came from?”
    “Events in the Middle East and North Africa proved the cynical Israel realists were closer to the truth than blundering Western politicians and their totally unprepared national security heads. Just look at the Obama-praised Muslim Brotherhood Morsi who usurped power from Mubarak, or Libya and the murder of Ambassador Stephens and his security team as the president, the NSA, CIA chiefs and Secretary of State Clinton waffled, blaming it on an amateur video, and did nothing to rescue the trapped but fighting crew at the US compound in Benghazi. Look at the failure of Obama red lines in Syria, the mocking of ISIS as a “JV team,” the sucking up to the Islamic Republic of Iran at any costs to get the awful nuclear deal done, and the all too slow realization that parts of Europe have become cultural and social nightmares for the indigenous population. As Israel watches the unraveling of Europe, hears the fears of local Jews, witnesses the insanity of American Democrats demanding open borders, sanctuary cities that protect criminal illegal migrants and endanger their lawful citizens, it seems that the outside world has gone mad. We have built our border fences and, where necessary, border walls, despite the outpouring of condemnation, and we are, statistically proven, safer because of it. We now allow into our country the people we want in our country, those with a commitment to the betterment of our land. Those that come because they want to belong here as part of our people.”

  12. Not hard too look up on the internet, don't be lazy. He lied to Congress and had the Democrats up in arms. He also lied when he made the outlandish comment that Trump committed treason. I cannot blame Trump for taking this action against Brennan. Almost all comments supporting Brennan are merely and purely partisan ones.

  13. Nope, just partisan politics. Even Clapper was critical of Brennan for opening his mouth too much.

  14. Times are different and immigrants are different. My grandparents didn't receive welfare from the government and they did not have any allegiance to Poland. They wanted to be good Americans. The Immigrants had to accommodate America, not the other way around as it is with the immigrants of today. Anyhow, noone in power is against LEGAL!!! immigration.

  15. Brennan has an opinion; Giuliani has a different opinion. How does that make him a liar?

  16. Do you really believe that? As the country is on the cusp of bonafide violent confrontations between racial groups?

    No group in the past sought to seriously undermine the country through things like creating a second national language. Or of simply opening the borders and virtually abandoning the rule of law.

    In the past, the government did not provide the kind of social services to newcomers that are provided today. Hardworking Whites resent being taxed to subsidize the newcomers, and that resentment is triggering an awareness among these Whites that they are carrying the burden of tjose in poverty in the inner-cities.

    Whites are in amazement as people pour over the border, then proclaim on television how they are oppressed. The Whites wonder, why did these people come here if this country is so oppressive? Who gives these people the right to badmouth their new home and tear down monuments marking its history??

    Right or wrong, perceptions like this are nudging the coutry towards real race war.

    But you hold on to your principle of "What was good enough for my ancestors is good enough for me."

    I'm not going to pry that from your grasping hands. I'm only going to make sure that when there's blood in the streets thst it's not my blood.

  17. The "blood in the streets," if it will come, will come as a result of the demagoguery of the Ignoramus-in-Chief. The "bonafide violent confrontations between racial groups," if they will come, will come as a result of his having inflamed passions on both sides through his abjectly cruel policies and hateful rhetoric.
    I believe that the vast vast majority of those wanting to immigrate to America want to do so in order to improve their lives, and would become contributing members to society of given the chance. The resentment that you speak of is not new. Once again, read up on what the "Hardworking whites: were saying about the influx of Irish, Italian, or Asian immigrants in the latter half of the 1800's and the first half of the 1900's. To say nothing of what they thought of the vermin-infested communist Jews flooding the shores from Eastern Europe.

  18. First, you are wrong about the way immigrants were perceived back then. The local populace always wanted to keep them out for various economic reasons. Second, the distinction between legal and illegal immigration is relatively recent, so that point is not relevant. Third, you are flat-out wrong. The Trump administration is attempting to severely restrict legal immigration as well.

  19. So the intelligence leaders from Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2, and Obama are Democratic partisans? If you restrict your definition of Republican to the sycophants who support Trump, then maybe. But going by the general definition of the term, you are incorrect.

  20. Also, if lying disqualifies one from having security clearance, Trump will have to strip it from everyone in the White House, starting with himself.

  21. In any event, the lying issue is a red herring. Trump did not take away Brennan' security clearance because he suddenly learned about something Brennan said in a Senate hearing during the Obama administration. He took it away to punish him fro being critical of Trump's policies. If anyone is being partisan, it is Trump.

  22. You just don't get it. And I get that you don't get it. You keep wanting to draw beautiful parallels. Make pretty arguments. Argue perfected reasoned theses.

    As I say, I get that part. I can't deny, contradict, or refute what you say on a FORMAL basis.

    You remind me of the Jews in Europe who thought WWII was just another war. They were 100% right like you, too.

    And 100% wrong.

  23. and trump is just another man though he transcends logic rule of law and common decency

  24. "Nope" to what/ That Brennan and the General have done more to save american lives than the POTUS and commander on chief?

    Please!!! The general has risked his own life to defend his country! The POTUS has not even visited his troops! What a coward.

  25. Well, we will have to just agree to disagree. And being that the person I am in disagreement with believes that it would be a good thing for the current president to abolish the constitution and become a dictator, that does not bother me one bit.

  26. Which law has he broken?

    Bottom line: Whites will soon be a minority in the U.S. Some of them are going to use violence to stop that eventuality if the government doesn't.

    I don't think anyone can argue with that.

  27. That has nothing to do with my point. That these guys have saved american lives. One of them has risked his life multiple times to save american lives. And the POTUS has not had the courage or the time to visit his troops in their various theatres of war. Even FPOTUS Obama visited the troops in their various war zones.

    Where I live those who serve in the military and in the security services are considered more trustworthy than cowardly draft-dodgers and MIA commander in chiefs.

  28. Joseph Orlow tells Yehoshua: “You remind me of the Jews in Europe who thought WWII was just another war. They were 100% right like you, too. And 100% wrong.”
    Good news: "It is particularly momentous to welcome you here after the momentous decisions of President Trump: move the embassy to Jerusalem, get out of the terrible Iran deal." Netanyahu added. "And I look forward to discussing a whole range of topics. But the most important is how to continue to roll back Iran's aggression in the region and to make sure that they never have a nuclear weapon."
    Allow me to show you my letter to the NYS Ct of Appeals today:
    1.I request permission to submit these papers concerning my motion 2018--878 8/20/2018. I'm attaching an affidavit of service proving I mailed by UPS a true copy to Susan and to Kings County Supreme Court, Matrimonial Division. I attach Exhibit A: Letters Popkin 3/24/1993 and Judge Pesce 9/13/1996. This is not your usual man/husband versus woman/wife case where I would need to send a true copy only to the woman/wife. My case is very different because my case is a fraud/perjury case against Susan and her lawyer with Judge Prus complicit.
    “Two years ago, Brooklyn State Supreme Court Justice Gerald Garson was hailed by several Jewish women's groups for forcing an obstinate Orthodox husband to give a get, or religious divorce, to his young Sephardic wife. In a landmark decision, Garson invoked the 1983 New York State Get Law and ordered the husband to pay his 22-year-old wife of four months the sum of $500 a week in permanent maintenance because he refused to “remove a barrier to her remarriage” by denying her the get. “For the get issue, that was a great decision,” said Susan Aranoff, director of Agunah International Inc., a women's advocacy group. The International Council of Jewish Women also hailed Garson, who became a judge in 1998. “No doubt, the prospect of being required to pay permanent and substantial maintenance to their wives may prove to be one of the most effective methods of convincing greedy, vindictive Jewish husbands to give a get,” the ICJW opined at the time.”
    3.A guilty verdict in a perjury trial will prove to be the most effective method of convincing greedy/vicious Jewish wives not to steal their man's pension and house for no good reason.
    4.Susan chooses in this latest round in the NYS courts---the silent treatment. Susan is not responding in any way. Susan submits no papers to the court. Why? Susan has nothing to say. Susan knows the 1995 Rigler order of Separation is a fake/forgery and that Myla Serlin and Judge Prus are complicit. I ask the court to rule faster than their usual. This is not just another husband/wife debate/fight. Why? See Exhibit A: Letters Popkin 3/24/1993 and Judge Pesce 9/13/1996. Susan is a famous feminist activist and wealthy. I repeat again my offer, that if Susan allows me my pension from here on, I'll drop all my complaining to the courts etc.

  29. Wasn't talking about perception of immigrants back then, I was talking about the way it really was.

  30. Irrelevant. The belief that immigrants are a net drain on the economy was wrong then and is wrong now.

  31. We are up to 250 people from the most senior levels of the intelligence services over the past 30 years who have signed on statements criticizing Trump's decision. Are they all Democratic partisans?


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