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15 April 2010

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Lb

I appreciate that Dr. Kass may be the smartest woman to ever graduate in Israel, but an Israeli in an advisory position to our military? No way! Yes, she has dual citizenship (and I don't approve of that!), but she made a point of guaranteeing her kids citizenship in Israel which shouts her loyalty to another country.

It seems to me that anyone who works for our government should surrender their citizenship in any other country. If they won't? Well, that tells you a lot.

So how do we get this woman fired?

WILL

w/ apologies to the Mamas & the Papas

Nobody's getting fat except Ilana Kass

RAM

Sir, thank you for coming back so soon. Although I do not have enough knowledge to contribute to the discussions, I appriciate and grateful for the opportunity to come here to learn.

Sidney O. Smith III

Is Professor Bard O’Neill still alive? If so, then just talk to him about Kass. They co-wrote a book, The Deadly Embrace -- a work that Kass apparently does not promote on her lecture circuit, which should tell you something. You can use this book to deconstruct her views, completely and totally, among other things.

All anyone from the FBI/DOJ has to do is ask Kass one question, and it is not in the least bit accusatory. Just place her under oath and ask one question. Her response would tell you all you need to know. Or to borrow from her lingo…checkmate.

And, to think, the order of the COIF crowd of the DOJ gets to wear those sharp looking Lacoste polo shirts with the DOJ logo…geez.

Leanderthal

Here's the first paragraph of my blog post recommending wide spread circulation of this story. It might be a really BFD.

Here's an essay which deserves to see as much light of day as possible. It is a post by Col.(Ret.) Pat Lang on his Sic Semper Tyrannis blog which has quite a strong and loyal following, but still a blog, not a wide circulation national newspaper.

Leanderthal blogging at:
http://leesvoicecryinginthewilderness.blogspot.com.

Glad to see you're back Colonel. Snitting is good.

The Twisted Genius

Now if we can get Mr. Giraldi's well written article into the mainstream media, we may be able to shame DOD into launching a seriouse investigation. However, the Likud lobby and whoever's acting as Kass' "sugar daddy" would be fighting any thought of an investigation tooth and nail.

J

IMO, In addition to finding out 'who/whom' were her primary sponsors/seeding operation from the first day she stepped onto U.S. shores to the present day, also one needs to look at the 'bubble' of personas that has/is/are present 'around' Dr. Kass. Such examination should prove enlightening.

shepherd

I share RAM's lack of knowledge about most things on this blog, but the question of whether part time citizens of foreign countries with questionable loyalties should have senior military roles in ours is one I feel perfectly qualified to comment on.

My comment is: WTF.

shogun

Mr. Giraldi has neatly encapsulated the many questions surrounding Dr. Kass' situation. This all is mind-boggling to anyone who has worked in national security or defense. As many of the above posters have noted, this story should be given wide promulgation- but that is doubtful, considering the state of the U.S. media today. There should be a full investigation into who made the decisions to place her in the positions where she is serving. Her entire background-- and lack of background and experience for some of the positions--cry out for a complete and thorough investigation. There should also be a hard look at the DoD clearance program; Dr. Kass likely isn't the only one with sua background that raisese such questions.

shogun

Mr. Giraldi has neatly encapsulated the many questions surrounding Dr. Kass' situation. This all is mind-boggling to anyone who has worked in national security or defense. As many of the above posters have noted, this story should be given wide promulgation- but that is doubtful, considering the state of the U.S. media today. There should be a full investigation into who made the decisions to place her in the positions where she is serving. Her entire background-- and lack of background and experience for some of the positions--cry out for a complete and thorough investigation. There should also be a hard look at the DoD clearance program; Dr. Kass likely isn't the only one with such a background that raises such questions.

shogun

The fact that the Air Force removed Dr. Kass' bio from the website indicates that there is sensitivity regarding her situation.

Kieran

Thanks for coming back, Colonel.

J

shogun,

Do you think that Tel Aviv (and their moles in D.C.) are becoming a little nervous regarding our inquires about Dr. Kass, as the more inquiries shining light on Kass might spark a 'mole hunt' to ferret out a very probable Israeli Intelligence 'seeding operation'?

walrus

Thanks for coming back Col. Lang,

This is speculation on my part, but given that Israeli strategy appears to encourage or promote the demonisation of Islam by Americans and vice versa, and that there is comment, and perhaps a little evidence, that drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan are apparently counter productive from the point of view of winning Muslim friends, one wonders if Dr. Kass had any role in developing our drone fighting strategy?


http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/13/title-2/?hp

Patrick Lang

All

Someone has pointed out that Herzliya is interested in postings on Dr. Kass. Herzliya is the location of the headquarters of the Mossad. What's next? An IRS audit? A prosecution for something involving classified information? Failing that, what? pl

samuelburke

gee gosh by golly what do you think is the reason this woman has a job...or douglas feith had his job...gosh gee wilikers i dont guess i can say...

what a bunch of pansies the americanskis turned out to be to revolution from within.

The beaver

I thought Rita Katz (the psyop behind the fake OBL tapes and primary source for intelligence used by news services, Homeland Security, the FBI and CIA) was doing the dirty work for them here.

matt

Thank you for these important posts! How cool would it be to see an sociogram of this lady's career...I wouldn't be surprised she was probably a junior staffer on "Team B" fercryinoutloud !!! (lol)

Her neocon (likud) bona fides seem to be such perfect order....

roy g

Isn't her timeline contemporaneous with 'Mega'? What do people think the status of 'Mega' is these days? Is s/he still in the upper ranks?

optimax

A Wolf Blitzkrieger character assassination is the usual way: "... the search found pornography, guns, anti-american literature...,"(all legal) ignoring your sterling career and character, which would come up later, but the meme would be loose. I on the other hand would go down easy, but am not worth the airtime.
Just to confuse the short-tail sheep: "... is obsessed with Rothko paintings."

Clifford Kiracofe

What about Congress?

"Eric Cantor, a leading Republican official in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama's remarks about Israel at this week's nuclear security summit.

Cantor on Thursday lashed out at Obama's remarks, saying the U.S. administration is manufacturing fights with Israel and pandering to the Arab world..."
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1163426.html

Does Cantor think he addressing the Israeli Knesset rather than the US Congress?

Perhaps the Republican Party could consider re-naming itself, something like "Likud-US"...

charlottemom

Thanks for the information and fully agree with the opinions on (lack of) appropriateness of Kass in this Defense position.

I think our Congress would overwhelmingly approve Kass for this position, given the Senate's recent letter to Obama of their support for Israel and the Unbreakable US-Israel BondTM.

This letter from the Senate -- a wholly owned subsidiary of AIPAC -- was signed by 76 senators! Funny...no media trumpeting on this most bipartisan accomplishment of Government.

Fred Strack

"she has somehow turned herself into a major spokesman through mastery of the necessary buzzwords and talking points."

First, if all she were was a spokesperson she'd be canned already as inside the beltway there are plenty of masters of buzzwords and talking points. Second, and most troubling, is that her expertise in cyberwarefare and Mideast policy appears to consist of just that - mastery of buzzwords and talking points. Ahmed Chalabi was a past master of both, look at the good he did the US; and he's still defended by some of the same neo-cons that promoted him.

As to Cyberwarfare, Booze Allen Hamilton has almost no expertise in the IT field but they can see a gravy train a mile off. Anyone remember the Y2K 'crisis'?

WILL

re Herzliya blowback, we all must fight the good fight, notwithstanding any blowback. w/ his VMI genes, inter alia, the Col. would be among the last still standing.

"The Oath of Brutus

According to Livy, after the expulsion of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Brutus' first act was to have the people swear an oath never to allow any man again to be king in Rome.[3]

In T. Livii, Vol I, Lib II, Cap 1, A.J. Valpy, Londini (1828), p. 352 there is the following Latin version of the above:

"Omnium primum avidum novae libertatis populum, ne postmodum flecti precibus aut donis regiis posset, jurejurando adegit, neminem Romae passuros regnare. (h) …
(h) Compulit ad decernendum addito juramento, fore ut non permitterent quenquam in posterum Romae regem esse."

from the wiki

Phil Giraldi

Roy G - Mega is very much still around. He is no longer in government but appears on television frequently as an "expert" on security issues.

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