Liz Cheney and her support of Alexander Vindman


How do these foreigners rise to such high places? Just asking.

Liz Cheney never met a war she didn’t like. And why not. She is your classic Neo-Con. She warns us not to question Vindman who testified.  Let’s look back at part of a post from October 29, 2019 knowing what we know now about Vindman and comment on what we know now. Included a part of a CNN clip.

Shouting match erupts in Vindman deposition as Democrats …

https://www.cnn.com › politics › vindman-testimony-whistleblower-identity
 Democrats and Republicans got into a shouting match behind closed doors on Tuesday while interviewing a witness in the impeachment investigation, with Democrats accusing Republicans of trying to out the anonymous whistleblower who sparked the impeachment inquiry,

No doubt one of her buddies along with Jack Keene who is on Fox regularly. The connection?

 

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) warned fellow politicos not to question the patriotism of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who is set to testify in the impeachment inquiry. http://huffp.st/IXIlFg6 

Liz Cheney Rips Fellow Republicans For Attacking Impeachment Witness’ Patriotism

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, is set to testify in the impeachment inquiry against Trump.

huffpost.com

Really? How do these foreigners rise to such high places? Just asking.

We all have an affinity to our homeland where we came from,” former Republican Rep. Sean Duffy told CNN, adding, “He has an affinity, I think, for the Ukraine. He speaks Ukrainian. He came from the country and he wants to make sure they’re safe and free.” When asked by CNN host John Berman if he thought Vindman was looking out for America first, Duffy refused to say yes.

UPDATE II

Jim Hoft

@gatewaypundit

Shifty Schiff’s Star Tuesday Witness, Alexander Vindman, Is Connected to Obama’s Russian Ambassador and Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson @JoeHoft @DanScavino https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/shifty-schiffs-star-tuesday-witness-alexander-vindman-is-connected-to-obamas-russian-ambassador-and-fusion-gpss-glenn-simpson/  via @gatewaypundit

Shifty Schiff’s Star Tuesday Witness, Alexander Vindman, Is Connected to Obama’s Russian Ambassador…

Yesterday Colonel Alexander Vindman was the witness in Adam Schiff’s basement chamber of secrets.  No doubt he brought with him to the Capital tricks and not treats. During questioning on Tuesday…

thegatewaypundit.com

We learn now that Ukraine wanted Vidman to be their Minister of Defense.. three times they asked him.. Cozy..

Our stalwart Mustang makes  this observation:

LtCol Alexander Vindman, who works as an “area expert” on the NSC Staff in matter pertaining to Russia and Ukraine, has a twin-brother, who is LtCol Yevgeny Vindman who is also assigned to the NSC Staff as a lawyer responsible for “ethnical complaints.”   

 

So when Alexander testified that he took his concerns about the Trump phone call to the NSC Staff legal department, he actually took the complaint to his twin brother whose job it is to address ethical complaints.

 

Honestly, if this doesn’t sound like a conspiracy, then I don’t know what does.

 

Found information on Wikipedia.
Vindman is married. His identical twin brother, Yevgeny S. Vindman, is an Army lieutenant colonel and JAG Officer who is assigned as an attorney on the National Security Council staff handling ethics issues.[3][22] Vindman has an older brother, Leonid Vindman, who was also commissioned as an officer in the Army.[22]
Just a comment. In the hearing he stated his so called war injuries were so great he went back to work the next day.
This video is from October-
Liz Cheney condemns attacks questioning Alexander Vindman’s loyalty to US

The Institute for the Study of War.

Just what is the  Institute for the Study of War? Unfortunately,  much of their original information disappeared from their website. Thanking various military contractors for hosting dinners, and of course Liz Cheney’s name and picture are no longer prominently displayed. (Information is from an old post done back in 2013.)

We are on the front lines of military thinking.

Our Mission

“The Institute for the Study of War advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. We are committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives. ISW is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization.”

 

According to 2011 tax documents, directors included: Elizabeth Cheney, daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney and founder of the right-wing advocacy group Keep America SafeWilliam Kristol, editor of the neoconservative flagship magazine the Weekly StandardJack Keane, a retired four-star general who coauthored with Frederick Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute “Choosing Victory,” a 2007 study that served as a blueprint for the so-called “surge” in Iraq; Dennis Showalter, a military historian; Hal Hirsch; Bill Roberti; and Kim Kagan.

According to its 2011 Form 990, ISW had operating expenses of just under $1.9 million that year, up from $1.57 in 2010.

A non-exhaustive Right Web investigation of Form 990 U.S. tax records revealed nearly $700,000 in donations from charitable foundations during 2007-2009.

ISW has increasingly drawn support from military contractors with stakes in the issues that the institute studies.

“According to ISW’s last annual report,” noted Consortium News in December 2012, “its original supporters were mostly right-wing foundations, such as the Smith-Richardson Foundation and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, but it now is backed by national security contractors, including major ones like Raytheon, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and CACI, as well as lesser-known firms such as DynCorp International, which provides training for Afghan police, and Palantir, a technology company founded with the backing of the CIA’s venture-capital arm, In-Q-Tel. Palantir supplies software to U.S. military intelligence in Afghanistan.”[18]

Donations included nearly $180,000 from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a premier neoconservative advocacy group, as well as $60,000 from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, a right-wing foundation that has funded other militarist outfits like the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum, earning it a spot among the top funders of the anti-Islamic discourse in the United States according to a 2011 report by the Center for American Progress. The Marcus Foundation, which has also supported MEMRI, contributed another $250,000 to ISW during this period. (For a full list of Right Web’s findings, click here.)

ISW’S Corporate Council:


Board of Directors

Elizabeth Cheney, Esq.

Founder, Keep America Safe

2011

General Jack Keane,

(U.S. Army, Ret.)

Chairman of the

Board of Directors

Founder, Keane Advisors LLC

Dr. Kimberly Kagan

Founder and President,

Institute for the Study of

War

Dr. William Kristol

Founder and Editor,

The Weekly Standard

Information above is from an earlier B-ville post below. Unfortunately some links are dead. Financial info is dated but you get the drift.

Liz Cheney, Elizabeth O’Bagy, Military contractors- a toxic brew

(The post is well worth looking at…. guess who shows up? Good old Moustafa of impeachment fame.)

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

 

12 Responses to “Liz Cheney and her support of Alexander Vindman”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    I don’t question his patriotism…I think he is very partiotic towards his home country…

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  2. geeez2014 Says:

    I usually like Jack Keane’s military insight on FOX……nobody else here does?
    I don’t know what to say about Vindman; I certainly can see why he’d be chosen to deal with Ukraine, speaking the language, etc….but he literally gave me the creeps and my creeps are usually right on!!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I don’t like the institute for the study of war who is supported by the military industrial complex. There is much more out there on them, but the post was getting too long.
      Listening now to the hearing at 6:44 apparently now the Dems are for war war war and more war,.

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  3. Mustang Says:

    Putin is no doubt laughing his ass off.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      His mole burrowed into the heart of the government.

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      • peter3nj Says:

        Hmm…if we could get the whole bunch of burrowing moles into a conference room with an enormous card table and have a one armed one eyed patriotic military officer place a briefcase under the unobstructing flimsy card table then maybe….

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      • markone1blog Says:

        It wouldn’t be Putin’s mole. Since the Vindmans immigrated from Ukraine when Alexander was 8, that would make him Khrushchev’s mole.

        You know, in the cinematic, fictionalized version of this scene (Salt), the protagonist worked her way up through the ranks and then became the hero by working against the socialists who would undermine the government.

        In real life, this mole went from Ukraine to the US to a position afforded him by our Manchurian Candidate president (Obama). Now he seems to be working with officers on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and seems to have funneled information from the Trump White House to the “hoaxblower.”

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Interesting point.. I have been researching Vivanowitch . The other one who testified. As they say, follow the money.. Worth big bucks

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    • Mustang Says:

      “From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.” ~Abraham Lincoln

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      • bunkerville Says:

        “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

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