The New “American Terrorists”: The United States Senate Holds Two American Senior Officials “HOSTAGE”!!!!
Over thirty years of counter-terrorism activity and hostage negotiations, I have witnessed and participated in all types of crises.
But this one is a completely new type of HOSTAGE TAKING that I could never imagined.
And believe me, that says something in a topsy turvy Terrorist Game where the bad guy is the so –called ‘terrorist’ one day, then the next day he [usually it’s a “he”, except for the German Baader Meinhoff Gang—German women are really tougher than their male counterparts—ask CARLOS!!!] is ‘a hero’ and the leader of the nation.
But this past week completely took me aback as both a so-called ‘counter terrorist expert’ and more importantly as an AMERICAN CITIZEN.
I was SHOCKED.
Never in my wild imaginations would I believe that two nominees, Brennan and Hagel, would have been literally held ‘hostage’ to LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURES which had nothing to do with the WELL BEING of OUR COUNTRY. These procedures drone on in order to extract the ‘truth’ from the Obama administration when in fact the truth had been revealed in the different media outlets that I had talked about in my previous blogs—The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, The NY Post, The Huffington Post, FOX News, William Morrow Publishing, the great bloggers on the internet and countless others.
So what is this CRAP about Brennan?
He was in charge of Drone Attacks on innocent civilians?
Then if that is or was the case, then vote him out.
As much as I have not been his fan, I still feel that he should be the DCI because he is born, bred and embedded in a community that by nature will deceive, betray and run false flags.
So, if you have any guts Senator McCain, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham stop playing games and deny his nomination.
But you and I know all too well, you cowardly senators, that you just want to hang him up there not because it serves our national security but because it serves your collective narcissistic needs and political ambition.
Brennan, reminds me a bit of Ambassador Joe Kennedy, father of JFK, who was one of the best heads of SEC because he was a very corrupt trader in the 1929 depression and had strong ties to the Irish/Italian/Jewish mob. It takes a crook to know how to manage one.
And so it is with Brennan. I predict that he will turn out to possibly be the best DCI we have ever had because he knows EVERY TRICK and DIRTY SKELETON in the CIA.
Furthermore, I am well acquainted with the fact for all of his past miscreant behavior which all of you have read about, Brennan has been an open PROPONENT of PUBLICLY demanding that the Obama administration should have ACKNOWLEDGED the DEADLY DRONE ATTACKS ON INNOCENT CIVILIANS IN PAKISTAN AND YEMEN.
Also, he like myself, have been STRONG PROPONENTS of the US MILITARY assuming the drone responsibilities and not out sourcing military/CIA operatives.
But let me get to my most serious concern, the hostage taking of ex-senator CHUCK HAGEL.
This FILIBUSTER ACTION by both Senator McCAIN, a former Hagel friend and military comrade [who needs a friend like that!] and Lindsay Graham [a military Reservist in the US Army] have literally blocked the nomination of this incredible war hero, Chuck Hagel.
On the surface, let us take the more vitriolic words and contentious behavior of Senator McCain regarding a former military colleague Vietnam veteran, fellow Republican Senator and Iraq conferee…
Ostensibly, the issue concerns the ‘dark secrets’ and ‘lies’ concerning the September 11, 2012 Benghazi fiasco. I think that most of you, my dear readers, and others around the country have by now, learned about the ‘Palace Coup’ of the Brennan’s Civilian CIA against General Petraeus and his military minions and heroes.
But unfortunately that is not the issue at hand as far as I am concerned.
As I just previously mentioned above, the true story of Benghazi has already been reported by the aforementioned media outlets.
So, as a psychiatrist, my ‘antennae’ is immediately AROUSED.
Because, both the amount of anger, delay and obsessive hatred demonstrated by Senator McCain’s performance in his interrogation of Chuck Hagel made me immediately suspicious that what was going between the both of the them was not political but very, very PERSONAL.
I don’t know either one; but quite frankly the absence of not knowing a politician never precluded me from doing my duty according to the precepts of both political psychology and intelligence.
In a very simplistic psychological word, McCain’s anger and vituperative attitude to an ex-friend and political colleague is MULTI–DETERMINED.
What that means in lay terms is that when one encounters a DISPROPORTIONATE EMOTION whether it be love, hate or any other obsessive type of emotion or behavior, one has to consider many different reasons for that reaction. None of which are apparent at that particular moment.
In other words, it’s COUNTER INTUITIVE what is going on in front of your eyes. McCain’s anger toward Hagel is out of control and misplaced- he resents Hagel for his opposition to “the surge” and his outspokenness on the mess in Iraq. You see this attacks the very raison d’etre of McCain.
Hagel who had been a Master Sergeant in the Vietnam war and was INCREDIBLY COURAGEOUS in a war that both he and I were against, but nevertheless became engaged directly or indirectly. Hagel came out of that conflict, as I did with the conclusion that too many men had died for nothing.
That, my dear readers, is why in my own small way, I was always to make certain that in different areas of the world we did not have to send troops to die needlessly.
It was my job, if possible, to initiate a ‘regime change’ without guns or boots on the ground. That was done with my colleagues in both the military and civilian covert world. The key here is COVERT. Not James Bond, nor Bourne Identity but slow, boring and dangerous self-less anonymity.
But in Vietnam, Hagel was THE REAL WARRIOR who through dint of skill and personal courage was promoted to MASTER SERGEANT. In the real world of the military, a MS, is the most important NCO one might ever encounter. Give me one Master Sergeant for twenty disastrous Generals like Westmoreland or Maxwell Taylor –both of whom were completely inept at command, strategy and encouraged a needless war on ignorant presidents.
As a result of his own merits and bravery, Hagel had seen countless deaths and endless maimed bodies. Hagel has been appropriately influenced by this HORRENDOUS experience.
Years after his war years, Hagel was correctly cautious about the success of the SURGE in IRAQ and the endless body count. More importantly, he defied the Israeli Lobby AIPAC and the NeoCons and correctly decided that we, the USA, should not go to war every time that Israel decides they want to lose more of their incompetent IDF soldiers..
SIDEBAR: Remember, my dear reader, since 1967, Israel has never won a war without immediate American military support. Basically ISRAEL is a ward of the state for which you and I pay countless billions of dollars for which we get ingratitude and ‘anti-semitic slurs’.
In contrast, we have John McCain, who never really earned his military rank or military badge for anything other than having been a naval cadet at the Annapolis Naval Academy [an outstanding institution] and graduating with an officers rank. Then he learned to fly jets, but it is clear from his history that he was a careless erratic fighter pilot who crashed on the Aircraft deck at least once if not twice.
He then was shot down over North Vietnamese territory without really having seen too much action and certainly he had never witnessed the HORRORS OF WAR in CLOSE COMBAT.
It’s important to remember that I have nothing against the USAF but Jet Fighters and bombardiers have a completely different experience in battle from the foot soldier. Not better. Not worse. Just different.
So back to our not-so-little hostage siege by ‘senatorial terrorist’ John McCain holding Chuck Hagel ‘hostage’ to McCain’s own PERSONAL PECADDILLO assisted by GRAHAM and our all time favorite Jewish/Israel lobby groups.
Message to McCain: put aside your personal jealousies/wounded pride issues with Hagel. You are the son of an admiral and you got shot down over VietNam, went to a prison camp. Chuck Hagel was boots on the ground, he saw war close up and personal. He doesn’t condone useless slaughter for corrupted, farcical ideals like spreading democracy or punishing manufactured terrorists.
America can forgive you for being a POW. BUT we never, never forgive man, whomever he might be, who dishonors a WAR HERO and AMERICAN VETERAN like Chuck Hagel. Nor will we excuse a senator who puts his own personal psychologies/ambitions over his duty to “do his job” to protect and ensure a bright future for the U.S.