Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Clinton's Emails

     Marcel Laz─âr Lehel, a 40 year old Romanian hacker, known as Guccifer, is responsible for a number of high-level computer security breaches in the U.S. and Romania.  Among his targets was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Lehel has not been hailed as the greatest computer expert of the 21st century and he was undoubtedly working on a limited budget.  In addition to Lehel there numerous organizations with nearly unlimited funds dedicated to cyberwarfare.  If the Russians, Chinese, Israelis, North Koreans and others do not have every one of Hillary Clinton’s emails their intelligence organizations are not doing their job.  This means that these governments have the names of agents who have placed their lives in the hands of the U.S. government.  Several names cited in Clinton’s emails have been redacted in the State Department emails that have been released.  The reason for the redaction is a code indicating the email contains the names of covert personnel.
     Madeleine Albright has assured us, ”She (Clinton) has said she made a mistake, and nobody is going to die as a result of anything that happened on emails.”  U.S. intelligence sources often do pay a penalty for assisting the U.S.  The Pakistani surgeon, Shakeel Afridi, who helped the CIA locate Osama bin Laden, is spending his days in a Pakistani jail.  Others may not be so lucky.  Bush administration Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence General Jerry Boykin disagrees with Albright.  Boykin asserted “. . . China and Russia and even North Korea access through cyber attacks to the names of the people that are helping us and the sources and methods that we’re using to get that intelligence. People can be killed as a result of that!”
This will have a dramatic effect on U.S. intelligence gathering capabilities.  Would any sane individual provide information to U.S. intelligence knowing that his identity would quite possibly made public?  These U.S. sources may not have been rounded up by their governments.  They would not want to reveal that they have this information.  How would a future president deal with a foreign power knowing that they had this information?  Would they be subject to blackmail?
Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has been almost completely ignored by the media.  Compared to the feeding frenzy that accompanied the Valerie Plame affair there has be little or no interest in the current fiasco.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Is the President a Nincompoop?

Andrew Klavan recently wrote an article for PJMedia claiming that President Obama is a nincompoop.  There is plenty of evidence to support his claim in spite of the impressive crease in Obama’s pants.*  Klavan points as proof of his thesis: it offends both the right and the left.  This sounds like a lot of okie doke to me.  President Obama is a Noble Peace Prize winner who claims, “I’m really good at killing people.”  Yes, the President’s comical mispronunciation of corpsman and obgyn, his substitution of "Epantsapation" for emancipation and his belief that there as 58 states do not put him in the same class as Dan Quayle.  Even his desire to "halt the rise of privacy" off the coast of Africa, and his unique spelling of “rspect” don’t measure up to Quayle’s misspelling of potatoe.  The President appears to have attended the same school as Joe Biden to learn his history.  He has a notion that the Emperor Hirohito was aboard the U.S.S. Missouri when he surrendered to General MacArthur.  He also claims he had an uncle who was part of the first American troops to  go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps.  Apparently this uncle was serving with the Red Army. 
A total incompetent occasionally gets something right.  Our president does not appear to ever get anything right.  There may be a logical explanation for this situation.  The people who advise him are smart and their agenda is not always in the best interests of the United States.  Obama was selected by them because he is a willing accomplice.  His early childhood was influenced by Islam.  As Vladimir Lenin said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”  Having been abandoned by both of his parents he is extremely bitter; a trait he has successfully concealed.  

* David Brooks was able to determine Obama’s genius simply by looking at his pants:  “I remember distinctly an image of–we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”