Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Schiff Backs Off and Rice Remains "O's Shill." Can Israel Defend Against Hezbollah Rockets?

Rep. Schiff, the House worm equivalent of The Senate's Schumer, has been set back on his heels after learning what Rep. Nunes gleaned when he visited The White House.  Nunes sought incriminating information from the appropriate intelligence agency and when it was not forthcoming he went to The White House to review the material in a secure atmosphere.
If  Rice did, in fact, seek evidence which she later used improperly then someone above her must also be responsible. Perhaps Democrats will regret what is revealed before this matter is resolved but I highly doubt the outcome will be damning.
Possibly Trump over spoke when he said his building was under surveillance but it is becoming increasingly evident he and members of his team were serveilled and perhaps outed illegally.
Yes, the plot thickens. Rice has a history of being more than capable of  lying on behalf of protecting "O."  In fact she willingly served as the "shill" for one of the most corrupt administrations in the history of our country when she  went on TV and blamed Bhengazi over a video.
Nevertheless, I remain convinced, before the Intelligence Committee Investigation is history, Nunes will be unable to deflect the dedicated obfuscation caused by Democrats just as  Gowdy was  unable to when he presided over The  Bhengazi Investigation, even though it could become evident Obama arranged for Trump and many of his people to be wiretapped on the premise they were thought to be in cahoots with Russia and even though laws were broken.   
Will anyone pay?  I doubt it because the nation no longer has the same regard for enforcing laws being broken, the mass press and media have no interest in seeing their own indicted and Republicans lack the investigative skill/will to go up against the ability of the various intelligence agencies to hide incriminating evidence since these agencies were run by those loyal to Obama.
Most of our various agencies no longer serve the interests of the people.  They have been allowed, over time, to achieve the ability of serving their own narrow interests. They have been taken over by those with their own agenda who manipulate the laws in ways that allow them to outlast the tenure of members of Congress.  This was proven once again with respect to The IRS Investigation and will again be the outcome of this Intelligence Investigation.

Cynical on my part?  For sure.  But history is, once again, on my side. Think The IRS. (See 1 below.)
How will/can Israel defend against thousands of Hezbollah rockets?

When it comes to missile war fare what I know can be put in a thimble but rocket launches take time and exposure and Israel is not obligated to sustain destruction of its cities and towns and civilian casualties so I suspect any attack on Israel, of this nature, will be met with overwhelming destruction to the launching force. (See 2 below.)


Uh Oh! Ranking Intelligence Committee Democrat Now AGREES With Nunes On Trump Surveillance!

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union on Sunday morning that he “can’t say whether anything was masked or unmasked properly” after visiting the White House on Friday to see the same the surveillance documents that committee chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) saw last month.

It was an unusually muted response from Schiff, and suggests that the documents substantiate Nunes’ claims that the Obama administration conducted surveillance on members of the Trump transition team, and unmasked the names of U.S. citizens improperly before the intelligence was disseminated throughout the government. He merely said that he did not “agree with the chairman’s characterization” of the documents, but did not elaborate or say Nunes was wrong.
From Breitbart
Schiff also added that he remained upset that the documents had not been shared with him before Nunes shared them with the White House, and he raised suspicions about the way in which the White House had obtained the information.
In addition, Schiff backed off claims he made last month on MSNBC that there was “more than circumstantial” evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. When Tapper asked him point-blank whether there was “collusion,” Schiff said: “I don’t think we can say anything definitively at this point.”
Schiff’s failure to contest Nunes’s claims directly, and his refusal to repeat his conclusions about Russian collusion, add subtle support to two arguments: first, the contention by two senior former Obama administration intelligence officials that there is no evidence of Trump campaign collusion with Russia; and second, the contention by President Donald Trump that he and his team were the victims of improper surveillance and leaks by the outgoing Obama administration.

The idea for Iron Dome came after the Second Lebanon War in 2006, when large Israeli cities were struck by missiles for the first time from its northern neighbor.
David’s Sling, the final piece of Israel’s protective aerial umbrella, became operational Monday afternoon, filling the last gap in Israel’s missile-defense system and sending a clear signal to the country’s enemies.

With Iron Dome, Arrow and David Sling batteries deployed throughout the country, Israel should be completely defended against aerial threats. Will the systems measure up if Israel is faced with a real rocket barrage upon its cities? The timing of the system’s initial operational capability (IOC) comes as tension has risen along both the northern and Gaza borders, and shortly after the first successful interception by an Arrow battery of a Syrian anti-aircraft missile that had been fired toward Israel.

Speaking at the IOC ceremony at the Hatzor Air Force Base in central Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the “cutting-edge technology” of David’s Sling will help protect Israel against her enemies, warning that “whoever seeks to hit us will be hit. Whoever threatens our existence places himself in existential danger.”
According to Yiftach Shapir, head of the Middle East Military Balance Project at the Institute for National Security Studies, while David’s Sling is a “wonderful addition to Israel’s defense arsenal,” it will be hard to defend against a rocket barrage of thousands of missiles.

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