The Pardu

The Pardu
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Pussy Riot Reminds Of Why Snowden's Choices Raise Antennas!




Let's set the stage a bit.   I am not in any way a supporter of Edward Snowden, his ideology, his affinity for what appears as  (Ayn Rand) libertarianism, and I have total contempt for the danger he may have laid upon US Intelligence gathering.  

Oh, yes you say, "Hero", you say, "Whistle-blower", you say, "Big brother privacy violations"; you may not realize the web of danger inherent in your support and praise.   There is nothing noble and honorable about INTEL. It is a crusty business that has led directly to all victories during was and a lack there of generally accompanies lost wars.  You say we should not have war. I say same, but we both speak idyllically and from a realm not born-out by the history of humanity. Man will involve in conflict and war. 

Briefly, a few cases where Intel won battles or won wars. I realize the following could rile those who feel the nation should live without the thought of war and military conflict. However, we live in a world without Bush/Cheney starting wars, but we nonetheless live with ever-present threats that place the nation (you and me) at great risk.

I. Code-breakers in Midway Island led to destruction the Japanese fleet. With-out good INTEL the US could not have won Pacific Island battles in WW II.

II. English deciphers of German Enigma Code messages led to destruction Hitler's submarine fleet and disarmed Grand-Admiral Doenitz's "Wolf Packs."

The Capture of Grand-Admiral Doenitz - May 1945
Along with Albert Speer and Colonel Alfreed Jodl












Dr Albert Speer (left), with Admiral Doenitz and Colonel Alfred Jodl after their arrest on 23 May 1945.



III. INTEL in war and impact on battles   

IV. CIA the decisive impact of INTEL in wars


V. General Armstrong Custer died at the Little Bighorn due to faulty INTEL. He pursued his ill-fated mission of punishing the northern nation/tribes of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Gall with the ultimate goal of herding the people into reservations.

Military History About Dot Com
Moving to Battle:

The village that Custer's Crow scouts saw was one of the largest ever gatherings of Plains Native Americans. Called together by the Hunkpapa Lakota holy man Sitting Bull, the encampment consisted of several tribes and numbered as high as 1,800 warriors and their families. Among the noted leaders in the village were Crazy Horse and Gall. Despite the size of the village, Custer moved forward on faulty intelligence provided by Indian Agents which suggested that the hostile Native American force in the region numbered around 800, only slightly more than the 7th Cavalry's size.

The value of INTEL or lack there of!  Imagine Custer with proper and accurate INTEL indicating as many as 1800 warriors vs the erroneous figure of eight-hundred (800). He might have forsaken his now famous response to orders to traverse with Gattling Guns and Woodruff guns (small artillery) ordinance on his mission. The young general opted to live by his cavalry DNA that dictated his affinity for speed in deployment. The Gatling Gun and small artillery would have slowed his columns against the Original Native North American warriors. Think about the Little Big Horn if Custer had followed orders and deployed with heavier weapons. Accurate INTEL may have overcome his ego driven affinity for the speed of cavalry forces. He may have lived to fight another day.

Yes, military digression can be boring. The reality is, General Armstrong Custer, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, and Grand-Admiral Doenitz are irrefutable examples of how INTEL failures equal battles and wars lost.

Since, it is now obvious Putin's re-election to leadership in Russia means revisiting the Cold War, I find it intriguing Edward Snowden has snuggled-up and hunkered down there.

I suggest Snowden is as dangerous to the greater society than the "Indian Agents" (as there were called) underestimating the size of Siting Bull's warrior forces.  How about a deep look at the US "Traitor?" If you really like "Whistleblower" or "Hero", your prerogative, but remember he used subterfuge and surreptitious activities while using people to secure secrets to which he did not have access.  He subsequently released the stolen "booty" (excuse the pun), with declarations of satisfaction regarding his success in divulging INTEL capabilities. How is Snowden different from: Robert Hanssen, John Anthony Walker and son, and Jonathon Pollard (spy for Israel)?  

Edward Snowden is.....



A Ron Paul "subject" (a), (b)

NBC News
View image on Twitter
Snowden says he is working to improve the NSA http://wapo.st/1c2nsCv 
"For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission's already accomplished," he said in the interview, which was accompanied by what appeared to be new pictures. "I already won." 
“As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated,” he said. “I didn't want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself."

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell devoted last night's REWRITE, to Snowden and the most recent case of Russian authoritarianism that frankly reminds of Soviet Union Cold War oppression of the individual.

http://on.msnbc.com/1cw5zxp




Glenn Beck's The Blaze also finds Snowden a "bag of  tricks" (My words). 




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