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16 December 2009

The T word?

I was listening to NPR just a few moments ago and heard a journalist named Jeremy Scahill tell about how he was exposing an ongoing, classified, covert, Special Operations, operation in Pakistan.

There is a word for people who expose classified ongoing military operations in war time in a war zone.

That word is Traitor. The act is Treason.

If it were 1946, Mr. Scahill would be in jail right now.

7 Comments:

Blogger opit said...

War time ? War zone ?

8:12 PM  
Blogger Knot said...

Or he could be the victim of a stray bullet ... just sayin' ...

7:00 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

YOU haven't noticed a war? and the operation he is busily compromising is against the Taliban. IN Pakistan, with the cooperation of the Pak government (according to him)so yeah, Time of war in a war zone.

Oh yeah, I liked the global warming debate you seemed to have compressed onto your site opit, kinda hard to tell who is who though. I am guessing these were comments to something else copied to your site??

Knot, I'd rather see him arrested and serve time.

7:14 AM  
Blogger opit said...

Yes, they were.A couple of Canadians were coming up with rebuttals to global warming arguments...and I've posted many more since. Usually I try to keep comments after a link from which it's taken, though.
Make sure you pick up on the YouTube videos by Dr. Plimer listed at my.opera.com/nepmak2000/blog on the 4th. That's a dynamite thread anyway.

'Co-operation' of the Pak government. Smile when you say that.

'Time of war' has a particular meaning in the USA involving Congress. Not that I'm not aware things haven't ignored that nicety.
AfPak has gone past your experiences and even Iraq from what I'm picking up. Not only is there escalation much like when Vietnam became Laos and Cambodia as well, but vets are being recyled into destruction. DU has been excused as a strategic necessity for decades, with people discouraged from tracking results.
Hawaii was not an unmitigated success half a century ago from testing atomic shells. There's radiation there and in Bosnia,Iraq,Afghanistan...the dust replaces Agent Orange and then some...and spreads.
DU is still 75% potency.
My Uranium files aren't like anything you generally see.They include domestic U.S. contamination from uranium exploration and mining. Even that is bad enough to cause illness. The Indians are mostly the ones tracking it, mainstream media being AWoL.
Vets are sick. Seems it's disloyal to track that...or suicide rates through the roof.

6:01 PM  
Blogger opit said...

Index. At my.opera.com/oldephartte/links/ ( same as the one listed on RSS SnapShot! ) In Collections Forwarded to Blogger : 'Uranium' is there - and much more.

6:05 PM  
Blogger opit said...

O.K. Comments. Thanks for the question. I thought the back-and-forth at Dr. v. Kampen's blog was worthwhile - and forgot to repost the URL from the 4th. It's the same one I noted 2 comments back.
BTW 1946 ? Do you mean 1945 , when the U.S. was fighting an actual country that had attacked home territory ?
The problem with fighting a chimera is also the opportunity : which the department of manufactured bullshit uses to full advantage. You define the terms of what you're doing the way you like and disallow all contrary intelligence and opinion.
No. It isn't a 'war'. War has a beginning and an end, an enemy and a territory.
This shit ? Check on McNamara's final comments on 'Nam : it was a civil war. The difference this time is that the U.S. is manufacturing them wholesale...with the help of NATO.

9:34 PM  
Blogger The Appalachianist said...

All War Zones aside, Happy New Years!

9:17 AM  

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