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 …
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?
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.
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.
“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 Safe; William Kristol, editor of the neoconservative flagship magazine the Weekly Standard; Jack 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.”
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
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
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.
September 12, 2013
(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.