Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Raison D'etre for Blogs

Here's a post on Pat Lang's blog Sic Semper Tyrannis which is a great example of why blogs are important.

This is the second of two articles by Philip Giraldi on his concern that Lani Kass, born and educated in Israel and an Israeli intelligence officer, has the ear of Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and, by association, is presumed to have the ear of President Obama as well.

Giraldi cites examples to support his concern that Kass is a hard line Israeli, now with high security clearance and functioning as Mullen's assistant in the highest echelons of the Pentagon.

One raison d'etre for blogs is their airing of stories which aren't likely to be aired in the Main Stream Media, certainly not on the page, and if covered at all might be buried somewhere in a section of the paper which deals with less controversial issues.

The topic of this post has to do with Intelligence matters, and has credibility especially because the blogger, Pat Lang is a retired Army colonel with in depth experience in military intelligence and especially in Israel and the greater Middle East.

This is a story which should not be ignored and certainly not buried.



Old Dude said...

This is a very informative article about Lani Kass's rise to a position where there is such an obvious potential for mis-deeds. The question that I have is: Why does our American system willingly allow this to happen? Does Israel have un-due influence over our policies?
There is a long history of our State Deparment and Presidents chastizing Israel for some latest land grab or other concern, then everyone goes back to business as usual and Isreal does as it pleases. Why should American taxpayers be forced to pay for these games? No matter what happens the money flows. Why?

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Old Dude asks the important question. Why? Why does the American system willingly allow Israel to do as it pleases? "No matter what happens the money flows. Why?"

I hope the progressive J Street Israel lobby begins to have a larger impact on Washington, to offset the right wing Israel lobby. For some reason no one wants to talk about AIPAC seems to intimidate our politicians at all levels. AIPAC is the proverbial elephant in the room. My "why" question is about that. I seriously doubt that this Lani Kass character would be in her high level position without the influence of AIPAC.