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2009-02-13 India-Pakistan
Feinstein BLOWS OPSEC - US drones flown from Pakistani airbase
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Posted by Yosemite Sam 2009-02-13 00:01|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336085 views ]  Top

#1 Uh, she hasn't noticed Pakistan's little civil war yet? The one she just probably made worse?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-02-12 21:35||   2009-02-12 21:35|| Front Page Top

#2 "As I understand it, these are flown out of a Pakistani base," she said of the planes.

So she's the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and she doesn't know for sure?
God help this country and the venal idiots that run it.
Posted by tu3031 2009-02-12 21:42||   2009-02-12 21:42|| Front Page Top

#3 I guess with control of Congress and the White House, they just don't need to bother to leak it anymore.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-02-12 21:44||   2009-02-12 21:44|| Front Page Top

#4 Who says it was unintentional?
Posted by GK 2009-02-12 21:46||   2009-02-12 21:46|| Front Page Top

#5 Don't blame me - I voted for whoever was her opponent
Posted by Frank G 2009-02-12 22:10||   2009-02-12 22:10|| Front Page Top

#6 Feinstein doesn't care about Pakis, right Diane?

I mean they're a buncha towelheads. Who cares about their problems, right Diane?

It is much more important to display your personal knowledge of a sensitive intelligence situation than to advance American national security interests.

Right, Diane?
Posted by badanov 2009-02-12 22:23||]">[]  2009-02-12 22:23|| Front Page Top

#7 We really need to start shooting traitors in the United States. This POS has just moved closer to the top. Not AT the top, but within the top 25...
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2009-02-12 22:25||]">[]  2009-02-12 22:25|| Front Page Top

#8 OP, I disagree.

We need summary trials with appropriate punishment; not just shooting traitors, but non-jury trials for traitors ending with the most appropriate punishment.

Punishment, that is, upon being found guilty, of course.
Posted by badanov 2009-02-12 22:29||]">[]  2009-02-12 22:29|| Front Page Top

#9 History repeats again?

In the Pacific, Japanese depth charge attacks initially proved fairly unsuccessful against U.S. and British submarines. Unless caught in shallow water, a U.S. submarine commander could normally dive to a deeper depth in order to escape destruction.

The deficiencies of Japanese depth-charge tactics were revealed in a press conference held by U.S. Congressman Andrew J. May, a member of the House Military Affairs Committee who had visited the Pacific theater and received many intelligence and operational briefings. Incredibly, May mentioned the highly sensitive fact that American submarines had a high survivability rate because Japanese depth charges were fuzed to explode at too shallow a depth.

Various press associations sent this leaked news story over their wires, compounding the danger, and many newspapers (including one in Honolulu, Hawaii) published it. Soon, Japanese forces were resetting their depth charges to explode at a more effective average depth of 75 m (250 feet), to the detriment of American submariners. Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, commander of the U.S. submarine fleet in the Pacific, later estimated that May's revelation cost the United States Navy as many as ten submarines and 800 seamen killed in action.[5]
Posted by Large Snerong7311 2009-02-12 22:30||   2009-02-12 22:30|| Front Page Top

#10 Name that party!
Posted by badanov 2009-02-12 22:43||]">[]  2009-02-12 22:43|| Front Page Top

#11 Great addendum, Large. And, fittingly, the paper in which this article on DiFi's idiocy appeared (at least the one from which it was posted) was the same rag in which the US codebreaking advantage over Japan was disastrously published following Dai Nihon's Midway debacle. Fortunately the Japs never picked up on it - and FDR's initial inclination to prosecute the Trib's publisher (a longtime political enemy) was squelched.

But back to the topic - geez. And remember - DiFI is the "smart" CA senator, and within the pathetic donk ranks, one of the LEAST idiotic and irresponsible.

Is there some way to ensure that only the ones responsible in the US get what they deserve (voters and office-holders), while not harming the sensible ones or the best ones out there on the front lines?
Posted by Verlaine 2009-02-12 22:57||   2009-02-12 22:57|| Front Page Top

#12 This appears to be what she is referring to

Musharraf, who controls the country's military forces, has long approved U.S. military strikes on his own. But senior officials in Pakistan's leading parties are now warning that such unilateral attacks -- including the Predator strikes launched from bases near Islamabad and Jacobabad in Pakistan -- could be curtailed.
Posted by tipper 2009-02-12 23:49||   2009-02-12 23:49|| Front Page Top

#13 Someone should investigate how DiFi went from being the Mayor of San Francisco with a stated net worth of $5Million to being obscenely wealthy from her tenure in the U.S. Senate.
Posted by Ulavirt Bonaparte5438 2009-02-12 23:53||   2009-02-12 23:53|| Front Page Top

#14 Ulavirt: her husband.
Posted by Steve White 2009-02-13 00:01||   2009-02-13 00:01|| Front Page Top

#15 DiFi directed millions of government contracts to her Husband's construction company.

Part of the Most Ethical Congress Evah!
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-02-13 00:47||   2009-02-13 00:47|| Front Page Top

#16 hang her. treason.
Posted by OldSpook 2009-02-13 01:10||   2009-02-13 01:10|| Front Page Top

#17 Curse you idiot, Feinstein. Shopping cart lady from hell.
Posted by newc">newc  2009-02-13 01:39||   2009-02-13 01:39|| Front Page Top

#18 F-You California.
Posted by newc">newc  2009-02-13 01:40||   2009-02-13 01:40|| Front Page Top

#19 What a piece of human garbage. Piss on her and anyone who voted for her.
Posted by anymouse">anymouse  2009-02-13 04:21||]">[]  2009-02-13 04:21|| Front Page Top

#20 When the report of the first American KIA's at Paki bases surfaces, I'll be sending them to her with my note. There people are the worst of the worst.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-02-13 06:49||   2009-02-13 06:49|| Front Page Top

#21 I know that it's easy to Rage and Seethe (TM) at this woman for making this statement, but wasn't it the GOP's own Orin Hatch who revealed that the government was listening in on Bin Laden's satellite phone calls? They dropped to zero instantly. Ask yourself; what was the bigger breech?
Posted by Mizzou Mafia 2009-02-13 07:11||   2009-02-13 07:11|| Front Page Top

#22 To follow up my thought, there are plenty of the ruling class from both parties that are stuck on stupid.
Posted by Mizzou Mafia 2009-02-13 07:12||   2009-02-13 07:12|| Front Page Top

#23 another argument for a jury duty sort of way to choose candidates to stand before the electorate.

If royalty in the UK and Europe showed us anything it was that ruling classes are bad news.
Posted by 3dc 2009-02-13 07:59||   2009-02-13 07:59|| Front Page Top

#24 She'd be "idiot of the day" except that Obama has a lock on that one lately.
Posted by Darrell 2009-02-13 09:25||   2009-02-13 09:25|| Front Page Top

#25 “We strongly object to Sen. Feinstein's remarks being characterized as anything other than a reference"

In other words: Jeeez…don’t take her statement out of context. The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee often crafts her most important policy decisions based soley on open source news reports. You gotta problem with that?
Posted by DepotGuy 2009-02-13 09:52||   2009-02-13 09:52|| Front Page Top

#26 Even if it was in Open Source, one can not divulge classified information as she did...oh, but adhering to classified procures is for the little people. Does anyone know whether any of these panjandrums in the Sen or House of Reps are polygraphed during their 5-year re-investigation? If so, how can many of them possibly pass?
Posted by HammeHead 2009-02-13 10:09||   2009-02-13 10:09|| Front Page Top

#27 Polygraph congress members? Not in anyone's lifetime, that's reserved for the military, Klingons and contractors, the little people. President Reagan couldn't even get Secretary of State George Schultz to consent to drug testing at State. Schultz said he's resign first. Reagan let it slide.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-02-13 10:30||   2009-02-13 10:30|| Front Page Top

#28 Polygraph congress members? Not in anyone's lifetime

Silly me, I swallowed the democracy thing and keep forgetting the patrician/plebeian imprimatur.
Posted by HammeHead 2009-02-13 10:38||   2009-02-13 10:38|| Front Page Top

#29 No it's a valid good question and even BETTER idea! But as you know of course, these ladies and gentlemen are held to an entirely different standard than you or I.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-02-13 10:43||   2009-02-13 10:43|| Front Page Top

#30 The sad thing is, as bad as Fienstein is, she's still less disgusting and traitorous than Barbara Boxer.
Posted by Frozen Al 2009-02-13 11:21||   2009-02-13 11:21|| Front Page Top

#31 Well, Biden did warn that Obama would be tested shortly after coming into office. Sure didn't see it coming from his own party though.
Posted by DoDo 2009-02-13 11:45||   2009-02-13 11:45|| Front Page Top

#32 I think we gotta wait for IBM to get their new computer online in order to handle a congressional polygraph.

As much as I'd like this to be intentional, the track record points more to poor p@ker skills. All-in indeed, but with other people's chips/lives.
Posted by swksvolFF 2009-02-13 11:59||   2009-02-13 11:59|| Front Page Top

#33 Treason. Plain and simple.
Posted by DarthVader 2009-02-13 12:00||   2009-02-13 12:00|| Front Page Top

#34 DiFi directed millions of government contracts to her Husband's construction company.

Correction: DiFi diverted BILLIONS of Dollars in government contracts to her husbands contracting firm. The hounds of Hell were hot on her heels too, I don't know if anyone remembers, but she stepped down from that plum committee seat very quietly on a Friday, some months back.

Oh, before I forget, she's a committed gun grabber also. CommieRatScrewingBitch!
Posted by Flinetle the Elder8619 2009-02-13 12:37||   2009-02-13 12:37|| Front Page Top

#35 Once again the female politicians representing the state of California open their mouths and insert both of their feet. This woman may not be as obnoxious as Pelosi but she may be dumber. Now she has put at risk our fighting members of our Armed Forces and their equipment. She should be banned from her current position and given a tiolet brush and told she now has new responsibilities.
Posted by HarryinLA">HarryinLA  2009-02-13 14:01||   2009-02-13 14:01|| Front Page Top

#36 Attn: Mizzou Mafia

From the below article, "Who is Pulling Geithner’s Strings?"

Senator Orrin Hatch had voted to confirm Geithner, saying that he "is not merely acceptable for the job¯he is highly qualified." That was largely because of his role as President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank in previous financial bailouts that have yet to succeed. Hatch understood this, but said that Geithner's recognition that mistakes had occurred "makes him more valuable, in my view, in the continuing effort to right our economic ship."

The pilot of the Titanic who was steering the great vessels bow towards open sea was none other than George Bowyer, the pilot who had been on duty when the Olympic had ran headlong into the side of the HMS Hawke.

Orrin Hatch merely proves that even Repubs can be MORONS.
Posted by Uncle Phester 2009-02-13 14:21||   2009-02-13 14:21|| Front Page Top

#37 Don't blame me - I voted for whoever was her opponent.

Google Dick Mountjoy. I voted for him. Never heard of him till I read his little blurb in the voter's pamplet. As far as I could tell he never advertised or campaigned much at all. Not that the RNC or country club RINOs would give him a red cent or a thin dime. Seems he was the sponsor of Prop 187 which voters approved and would have denied government services to illegal aliens (the state supreme court ruled that one unconstitutional, or course). The guy never stood a chance against Feinstein, an incumbent with a massive war chest.

I wouldn't be too quick to assume that Feinstein is one bit less looney than Boxer either. That may be her image but I've yet to hear of her doing even one little thing I agree with. Seems to me she's always on the wrong side of everything just like Babs. She wears a pearl necklace and tries to come off as a nice, respectable grandmother but I don't buy it. After all, she is from San Francisco, same as Nancy Pants.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2009-02-13 14:38||   2009-02-13 14:38|| Front Page Top

#38 F-You California.

Thanks a lot, newc. I'll have you know there are those of us in this state who DO NOT for people like Feinstein. But, as I've said many times before, this state has been screwed over by Republicans and Democrats in the White House who refuse to control the border. All those illegal aliens vote Democrat. Get it? GW Bush maybe never dreamed that Feinstein would do such a stupid, traitorous thing as this but he failed in ways that helped her.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2009-02-13 14:45||   2009-02-13 14:45|| Front Page Top

#39 What congress man was it that made it public that the NSA was tracking Bin Laden's phone calls? Another fool that should have lost their security.
Posted by Icerigger 2009-02-13 18:11||]">[]  2009-02-13 18:11|| Front Page Top

#40 Make Feinstein amb. to Pakiwakiland.
Let her swim in it.
Posted by 3dc 2009-02-13 18:42||   2009-02-13 18:42|| Front Page Top

#41 Wel-l-l, looks like somebody's Paki Leader(s) is gonna get [locally]nominated for a good Taserin'???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-02-13 22:15||   2009-02-13 22:15|| Front Page Top

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