Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Moon of Alabama — The New Yorker Attempts But Fails To Boost The Steele Dossier

Setting the recored straight.
Marcy Wheeler aka Emptywheel, with whom I have exchanged views on this, details several of the factual errors in the piece:
Moon of Alabama
The New Yorker Attempts But Fails To Boost The Steele Dossier

See also

A look into the propaganda machine.

Sic Semper Tyrannis
White Helmet Films, Inc. ?
Col. W. Patrick Lang, US Army (ret.)
At the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lang was the Defense Intelligence Officer (DIO) for the Middle East, South Asia and counter-terrorism, and later, the first Director of the Defense Humint Service. At the DIA, he was a member of the Defense Senior Executive Service. He participated in the drafting of National Intelligence Estimates. From 1992 to 1994, all the U.S. military attachés worldwide reported to him. During that period, he also briefed President George H. W. Bush at the White House, as he had during Operation Desert Storm. 

He was also the head of intelligence analysis for the Middle East for seven or eight years at that institution. He was the head of all the Middle East and South Asia analysis in DIA for counter-terrorism for seven years. For his service in the DIA, Lang received the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive. — Wikipedia


lastgreek said...

Tom, Matt, Kaivey -- article recommendation:

The Generals: Failing Their Soldiers – and America

Where are the brave generals ready to 'call BS' on America’s forever wars?
by Maj. Danny Sjursen


Matt Franko said...

“we can thank Martin Dempsey, the curious career soldier who once taught English Literature at West Point ”

Not qualified Greek... these are the people they have running the wars... not ideal...

Matt Franko said...

“Major Danny Sjursen, a regular AntiWar.com contributor, is a U.S. Army officer and former history instructor at West Point.”

Not qualified... like getting a clarinet player to run the Fed...

lastgreek said...

Matt, re. Dempsey qualifications:

-- 1974 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
-- 1984 Master of Arts degree in English, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
-- 1988 Master of Military Art and Science degree, United States Army Command and General Staff College
-- 1995 Master of Science degree in national security and strategic studies, National War College

Not qualified... like getting a clarinet player to run the Fed...

Matt, there's precedent for clarinet players running the Fed :)

Ben Bernanke & Alan Greenspan: Points of interest

-- Played the saxophone as teenagers (Greenspan and Bernanke)
-- Studied jazz clarinet at the Juilliard School, where he played in Woody Herman's band (Greenspan)


Matt Franko said...

I know!

Jeff65 said...

Matt Franko: forever playing the man, never the ball. We see you.