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.
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.
🙂 واین است تواضع و خود کم بینی إ
Disobedient acts by President Trump’s advisers represent an erosion of his legitimacy, fueled by Russian election interference, that threatens to reach a breaking point.
This is what also goes on when he meets with the lobbyists.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018
COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago. And Iranians have heard them —albeit more civilized ones—for 40 yrs. We’ve been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries. BE CAUTIOUS!
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) July 23, 2018
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.
Declassified documents offer a rare window into the decision-making process surrounding some of the most consequential events on record. They allow
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.
There is the Orwellian firing of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist, Rob Rogers, after a 25-year career, for doing cartoons critical of President Trump.