An Open Letter to President Donald Trump on U.S. Tensions with Iran

Ooh, these guys are concerned! Knowing the subject matter is a good start when making grandiose gestures. You would think soldiers know their bearing, direction or heading … OK except second Lts. And the organization is a “college?” It is Persian Gulf as in here from an “institute.”

Editor’s Note: This letter was coordinated by the American College of National Security Leaders, a consortium consisting of retired admirals, generals, ambassadors, and senior government executives committed to strengthening America’s national security by informing the debate, influencing decision-makers, and educating the public.

Source: An Open Letter to President Donald Trump on U.S. Tensions with Iran

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Really?

As one of a handful of purebred Persians of most noble pedigree, and I am being humble, I do not know whether to be proud of, or put off by all these recent references to our exemplary imprints on the history of humanity.

First there was the 70 year coin. But I never thought a day would come when the the foreign minister of Islamic Republic of Iran, a regime that has trashed ancient Persian history and heritage, get into a spat with the U.S. Secretary of State  over misappropriating the legacy of Cyrus the Great and Esther in the Old Testament.

It is certainly better news than the rest of the news.

And do not forget the 3 Persian kings/magi visiting baby Jesus.  Forget about the government. Factually speaking, well bred Persians, were, and are just biblical-proportionally different.

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Be Cautious!

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American Conservatives Played A Secret Role In The Macedonian Fake News Boom Ahead Of 2016

An investigation reveals that the fake news sites that flourished in Macedonia in 2016 weren’t just the work of local teens — and that security agencies are probing possible connections to Russia.

Source: American Conservatives Played A Secret Role In The Macedonian Fake News Boom Ahead Of 2016

Climate Change Is Real at the FBI—and Here is the Data to Prove It

Lawfare folks are understandably still dismayed by the Comey firing but the data and meaning are not the same. So the article says that the survey does not reflect the IG reports but somehow indicates criticisms of Wray’s low profile public defense of the FBI in an impossible situation.

Any interpretation of that data about Wray’s leadership is meaningless since it is based on a small time sample of outlier, crisis-induced, reactive behavior and not granular enough. The circumstances are also not of his own making and geared to isolate Mueller’s investigation and the FBI from political pressure, which is understood by survey respondents. To add, there was a downward trend already at work. And as important as morale is, navigating uncharted waters at times of crisis is not about a popularity contest or legacy. Otherwise, he would be sexy show-horsing instead of integrity plough-horsing.

Employee survey results show that staffers are still proud to work for the FBI—but confidence in the bureau’s leadership has taken a big hit.

Source: Climate Change Is Real at the FBI—and Here is the Data to Prove It

A Personal Plea in Support of Haspel’s Nomination

A good perspective and read … not meant for people who think no plane went into the Pentagon or the 2 towers … or if it is was OK.

Observers counting potential Senate votes for the nominee to become the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency say Gina Haspel’s prospects look pretty good.  The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is scheduled to meet on Wednesday morning, May 16, to vote on recommending her nomination to the full Senate.

Source: A Personal Plea in Support of Haspel’s Nomination