Monday, March 6, 2017

Pat Lang — "Is There More to the Flynn Story?" Giraldi

"Regarding the actual development of the investigation of Flynn, recall for a moment that we are dealing with at least some individuals at the top levels of national-security organizations who did not hesitate to break the law, leaking information to the media on the highly classified telephone intercepts. " Giraldi*
Yes, there were crimes committed, by the leakers if their reports are taken as accurate.

Sic Semper Tyrannis
"Is There More to the Flynn Story?" Giraldi
Col. W. Patrick Lang, US Army (ret.), former military intelligence officer at the US Defense Intelligence Agency

* Philip Giraldi  is a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a columnist and television commentator who is the Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a group that advocates for more even-handed policies by the U.S. government in the Middle East. — Wikipedia


MRW said...

Pat was more than a former military intelligence officer at DIA. He was DIA director in charge of worldwide covert ops, strategic planner for the JCS, first guy to teach Arabic and Islam at West point (designed the courses), Middle East military Liaison with Israel, and the model for the cigar-chomping colonel for the TV series, The A-Team. That's because he ran a team like that during Vietnam under MACVSOG. That's a short elevator list of what he's done.

MRW said...

Went back and looked at the copy of his CV that I had tucked away somewhere, just for shits and grins.

Director, Human Intelligence Collection (HUMINT), June 1992-July 1994

In charge of world wide U.S. military collection of information necessary to American strategic and tactical activities. Included world-wide command of all military, naval and air force attaches serving with U.S. diplomatic missions as well as many other collection activities. These collection activities included all the espionage assets of the Department of Defense.

The Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism, 1985-1992

The chief substantive official (boss) in the Department of Defense for the analysis and dissemination of information regarding the subjects named in position title. Wrote and supervised the writing of all Department of Defense intelligence documents touching on area of expertise. A principal adviser to Secretary of Defense, Chairman of Joint Staff and President of the United States for Middle Eastern Affairs. This period spanned the Iran-Iraq War, the USS Stark incident, intermittent difficulties with Libya and the 1990-1991 Gulf War. The vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Board which investigated the Stark incident. A principal figure in Bob Woodward’s book “The Commanders.” Briefer for President George H.W. Bush during Operation Desert Storm. Expert briefer.

Further down, this is the throw-away line in the years covering his time in Vietnam, when he led MACVSOG = Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Studies and Observations Group. A big mouthful for a group that operated outside of the military command doing things that only the SecDef, Prez, and head of the CIA knew about.

[…] Clandestine case officer with experience in both counterinsurgency and national strategic arenas.
no shit…