Remember Harold Martin?

Last Friday, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Republican members of Congress advising that the case against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had been reopened because information had been found in “an unrelated case” that might pertain to the case. Now, this is earthshaking news that veteran reporter and Clinton biographer Carl Bernstein says can only be due to blockbuster information. (Bernstein has also said there’s “no way” it can be bigger than Watergate but then he has no knowledge of the information and doesn’t know what it contains.) Naturally, the Clinton campaign and Clinton are screaming foul and demanding “answers” even though the answer has been given – that Hillary Clinton is under criminal investigation. The New York Times came out and claimed that the information was found on a computer jointly used by former Congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, the Indian Muslim and former White House intern Clinton took under her wing back when her husband was doing the same thing with Monica Lewinsky. The Times and other news outlets, including FOX news have “confirmed” this information through “unidentified sources in the FBI”. While it is possible that the unrelated case is the Weiner case – he is being investigated for sending inappropriate texts to an underage female – there is another, more likely source.

On August 29, a National Security contractor named Harold Martin was arrested for possessing classified information. Martin, a US Navy veteran, possessed highly classified information dating back for two decades. Now, let’s think about the National Security Agency and what it does. Dating back to 1917, the NSA was chartered in its current form in 1952 by President Harry Truman. The documentation chartering the agency was (and still is) classified and the organization’s very existence was kept secret The NSA – often referred to as “No Such Agency” depends heavily on signals intelligence services in each of the military services. Until 1979, the Air Force, of which I was a part from 1963-1975, had the Air Force Security Service. The Army and Navy each had their own signals intelligence services/commands. The role of the AFSS was interception of foreign communications, particularly radio communications, using sophisticated listening equipment at remote sites around the world and onboard modified transport airplanes and bombers – the C-47, C-54, C-130 and C-135 and B-17 and B-29. Highly intelligent young airmen were selected to train as “Crypto” technicians through a battery of tests administered during basic training. (I was tested because I had taken Spanish in high school.) Those who were selected to train as linguists were placed in special programs that included two years at selected universities. Linguists and technicians were cleared at a level even higher than Top Secret, it was commonly referred to as a “Crypto” clearance but no one who didn’t have one really knew what it was called. I once met a young cook at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina who had cross-trained into the aircraft loadmaster field from crypto. Although he had a high security clearance, his job change required a new background check. He had recently been married and the background check revealed that his new wife had family connections in a communist country. He lost his clearance and was sent to the chow hall as a cook!

There is another side to the signals intelligence mission that is not generally known. It was whispered about within the military. It is the mission of protecting US secrets by monitoring communications of American officials and military personnel. The first time I ever heard it referred to officially was when I went on temporary duty to Kadena AB, Okinawa (I later went PCS to Naha, an airbase some 12 miles away.) We were told during our orientation that all telephone lines were monitored and we should be very careful about what we said on the telephone. The admonition was repeated when I reported for my permanent assignment at Naha several months later. There were signs on the wall by telephones reminding that calls were monitored. Several years after I left the military, I worked with an Army veteran who had served in the Army’s counterpart to the AFSS. He told me that his job was monitoring telephone lines, and how that he and his buddy had once monitored conversations between a high-ranking general and his mistress. I was reminded again of how the NSA and it’s military agencies monitor communications when my son entered his plebe year at the US Naval Academy. Shortly after he got there, he told me to be very careful what I said in Emails because their Emails were monitored.

Now, NSA monitoring of communications is conducted not only of military personnel, but also of Federal officials, including Congressmen, Senators and members of the Executive Branch with access to classified information. There is no doubt that Hillary Clinton’s communications were monitored throughout her term as Secretary of State and probably while she was a US Senator since she was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and would have had access to classified information. Her communications may have also been monitored – and probably were – while she was Bill Clinton’s First Lady. It is highly likely, no, it is CERTAIN that Harold Martin’s trove includes Emails from and to Hillary Clinton.

Now, the question arises -if Hillary was discussing classified information on unofficial channels while she was SOS, why wasn’t she prosecuted? The answer is simple – while military personnel are subject to prosecution under the UCMJ, members of the Executive Branch are prosecuted in the Federal courts and any prosecution would have had to be initiated by the DOJ, which, like the SOS, is headed by a presidential appointee. Any information would have been “kept secret,” or covered up at the highest level.

What we’re seeing now is a struggle at the highest level, a struggle between Congress and the Executive Branch. We’ll see what happens.

Polls and Drugs

Let me start this out by saying that I have already voted, I voted this afternoon at my local library, the polling place for my precinct. There was a line but it wasn’t terribly long. When I went there first, the line was fairly long and made up primarily of blacks, Hispanics and Middle Eastern/Indians. I didn’t have my cane and knew I’d have a hard time standing in that line without it so I went home then went back after lunch. There was a line but it was far shorter than the one this morning and the demographics had become more white. I stood in line for about 15-20 minutes then went to the machine and cast my ballot. It didn’t take long – all I had to do was check Republican then go through the pages and hit “cast ballot.”

As I write this, the Evening News is on our local CBS station. Scott Pelley was talking about how far behind Trump is, and maintaining a straight face even though he knows he’s lying. Let me tell you something about polls. First, there are polls and then there are polls. Some that pass as polls are actually “surveys” with no controls. Some are by telephone, the traditional method of polling, some are online and some are a combination. Some are one-time polls and some are Daily Tracking Polls, which are actually more accurate. And it’s the Daily Tracking Polls that are showing that Trump is actually ahead of Clinton in some instances and tied in others. One poll, the Dornsife poll conducted by the University of Southern California, showed Clinton with a slight lead this morning after several weeks with Trump ahead. The TIPP poll, which is considered the most accurate poll of all, shows Trump 2 points ahead as does the Rasmussen poll. All three polls are Daily Tracking Polls. Donald Trump is saying he doesn’t believe “the polls” and he has good reason to do so because the polls showing Hillary Clinton with big leads are lies.

How are polls manipulated? It’s actually very simple. Most polls are taken by companies either contracted by or favoring Democrats and they are looking for results favoring their candidate. Those favoring Clinton include all three of the broadcast TV networks and CNN along with the New York Times, Washington Post and numerous other newspapers who have all endorsed Clinton and are pulling out the stops to get her elected. (FOX may be favoring her as well.) Their pollsters bias the polls by concentrating on urban telephone exchanges where they know they will get more Democrats and more people to answer their phones. There was a time when everybody answered their phones but that day is long gone, thanks to Caller ID. Those who are most likely to answer are those in the demographics favoring Clinton, named those in lower income groups. This not only allows more respondents from the main demographic favoring Clinton, it also means more Democrats, which leads to what is known as “over sampling.” Pollsters stack the respondents they report with Democrats at a proportion far higher than their actual numbers in the national population. This causes polls to be biased toward Democrats and leads to results showing Clinton several points ahead of Trump while unbiased polling shows a dead heat or even Trump leading.

Now, let’s talk about drugs, drugs and the Clintons. Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas in 1979-81 then again in 1983-1992. During the Clinton administration, a notorious drug runner conducted one of the largest drug-running operations in history from the airport at the Ouachita Mountain town of Mena, Arkansas. Barry Seal’s operation brought billions of dollars worth of drugs into Arkansas yet he was never prosecuted for his Mena activities. (He was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and became a government witness. I am not certain if I ever met Barry Seal or not, but we are “connected.” I worked as a flight instructor and charter pilot for a fixed-base operation in Little Rock and met a lot of people who came in to see my boss and at airports around the state. However, I never made a trip to Mena during that time. In fact, it wasn’t until I came to Houston that I went in there with my friend John Danek to take our airplane for paint and interior. By that time, Barry Seal was long since dead but people were still talking about him. Even then, I didn’t know about our connection and it wasn’t until  a few years later when I was living in Findlay, Ohio and happened to buy a book about the Clinton’s activities in Arkansas that I realized how closely connected we were.

While I was still working in Kentucky, I happened to run into a fellow pilot I had formerly worked with at Union City in the pilot’s lounge at Owensboro. By that time, our former employer had shut down and we talked about what had happened. Larry told me that one of our airplanes had been bought by “that drug dealer in Arkansas.” At the time, I didn’t know which drug dealer he was talking about and I’m not sure I remembered the conversation until I read the book. I’m not sure which book it was because I sent it to my daughter but I think it was this one. I was shocked when I read that one of Seal’s airplanes was a Piper Navajo with the N-number either 7509L or 7248L. I’m not sure which it was but those numbers were two airplanes I flew out of Union City. They had both modified with what was called the Nayak Conversion with the addition of fuel tanks in the engine nacelles that hadn’t been installed at the Piper factory. The additional fuel gave the airplanes vastly increased range, enough to fly to and from Central America from Mena.

Now, what does all of this have to do with the Clintons? As I mentioned above, Seal’s Mena operation was in operation during Clinton’s term as governor of the state. Incidentally, Mena is just north of where Clinton was born in Hope and 65 miles west of his boyhood home in Hot Springs, a town well-known for its connections to organized crime. Coincidentally, or perhaps not coincidentally, when Seal was busted, the lawyer he hired was Richard Ben-Vineste, a high-placed attorney and friend of the Clintons who had worked with Hillary on the Watergate investigation and who – WAS BILL CLINTON’S PERSONAL ATTORNEY! Now, is it mere coincidence that Seal was represented by him?

 

 

Puritanical Hypocrisy

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything on my blog, for a number of reasons. For one, I finished writing and published a novel, have been working on another, have read a few books, including the late Jim McDougal’s ARKANSAS MISCHIEF and started a memoir by a fellow loadmaster. Today I thought I’d take a short break and post some of my thoughts on the election, in which I will be voting tomorrow – for Donald Trump. Tomorrow is the first day of early voting here in Texas and I intend to take full advantage of it.

If there’s one thing that this election has made clear, it’s that there is a large wave of Puritan hypocrisy in this country, as the NBC audio tape have made clear. I’m not sure if people are so upset because Trump used the words “fuck” and “pussy” or because he told Billy Bush that he had once made a pass at Nancy O’Donnell, Bush’s coworker at Access Hollywood. Was it that he said “I tried to fuck her” instead of “I tried to get her in bed” or “I made a pass at her.” Then the media got all upset because he said that women throw themselves as “stars” – Trump was a TV star – and that he said “grab them by the pussy.” Of course, the media reported that Trump was talking about assaulting women when what he actually said was in reference to women who threw themselves at “stars”.

Now, the so-called “F-word,” fuck, is just that, a word, a word that goes back until at least the thirteenth century. That it’s in reference to sexual intercourse is obvious. It’s only a “dirty” word to people who (claim) don’t want to talk openly about sex, even though in today’s society it’s used in general conversation, particularly by so-called “millennials.” Broadcast TV shies away from it but the same can’t be said for cable, and particularly for Hollywood. That Trump used it should be no surprise – by the way, Hillary Clinton uses it too. The late General George Patton was famous for it. I first heard – or saw – the word over 60 years ago when someone wrote it on an outside wall at Lavinia Schoohere I was in fourth grade. I had never seen or heard it before and asked my buddies what it meant and they all burst out laughing. I hardly ever heard it growing up in rural West Tennessee but when I went in the military, it seemed to be every third word used in the conversations of men from Chicago and the Northeast.

Today’s Puritanism is not religious, but rather political, and it’s widespread in the media and among political pundits. Just as the English Puritans imposed certain conditions on their fellow adherents, today’s pundits impose strict conditions on, well, on just about everyone! It’s hypocritical (just as Puritanism was) because those who condemn others are guilty of the very same practices. They cluck-cluck when some woman “comes forward” (no doubt after having been paid) to claim that Trump kissed her without permission. Never mind that kissing on the lips is common among New Yorkers and in Hollywood. What is most hypocritical is that Democrats who accuse Trump of being a monster ignore the far more contemptuous conduct of presidents, particularly Bill Clinton, who was impeached for lying about his relationship with a young White House intern, Lyndon Johnson, who brought a famous hooker to the White House, and John Kennedy whose flagrant sexual activities were well known but ignored by the media. Kennedy seduced and deflowered a 19-year old intern (who was enrolled in a well-known Christian university) then ordered her to give his special assistant a blow job! Yet the media and Democrats have gone ballistic over an 11-year old tape in which Trump relates how a woman turned him down!

 

 

Why I Distrust the Clintons

I could make this very simple – BECAUSE THEY’RE LIARS! However, although that’s the intent of this post, I want to go into some detail.

Over the past few months, I’ve read three books about the Clintons. The first, David Schippers’ SELLOUT, The Inside Story of the Clinton Impeachment, was originally published right after Clinton’s impeachment. Schippers was the lead prosecutor in the impeachment investigation. The second book is former Secret Service Uniformed Division officer Gary J. Byrne’s CRISIS OF CHARACTER. Last night I finished Bill Clinton’s high school friend and later paramour Dolly Kyle’s book HILLARY, the Other Woman and I have Peter Schweizer’s CLINTON CASH beside my chair to read next. All of these books contain information revealing how both of the Clintons have consistently lied during their political career. That Bill Clinton is a liar is well illustrated by his having been impeached by the US House of Representatives for perjury (lying to a grand jury) along with other issues. That the Clintons are liars is well documented.

Gary Byrne was one of the Secret Service officer’s called to testify to the grand jury and after the Supreme Court ruled that there was no legal basis to prevent a government official from testifying and revealing “privileged information.” His main revelation is that Bill Clinton was alone in the Oval Office with Monica Lewinsky, a young White House intern, on several occasions and that it was common knowledge in the West Wing that he was sexually involved with her, and allegedly with the late Eleanor Mondale as well. He was also involved with an unnamed White House receptionist. Bryne reveals how that a Navy steward assigned to the Oval Office came to him with (expensive) towels containing not only semen, but lipstick (that Byrne believed was not Lewinsky’s, but the lipstick worn by the receptionist). The Filipino steward was afraid to send the towels to the laundry so Byrne smuggled them out of the White House and disposed of them.

When it comes Hillary and her lies and corruption, it is Dolly Kyle’s book that is most revealing. Ms. Kyle, whose last name is Browning, met Bill Clinton on a Hot Springs golf course when she was 11 and he was almost 13. Although Clinton was two years older, they ended up in high school together because Dolly skipped two grades and graduated at age 16. Although they didn’t have sex while they were in high school, Dolly and “Billy,” as she an others around Hot Springs knew him, often got together to talk. Dolly reveals that Billy was not raised in Hope, but that although he was born there, his mother moved to Hot Springs and left him with her parents until he was 5, at which time she got him – over her mother’s protest – and took him to Hot Springs, where Billy lived until he left for college in 1964. Dolly points out that Billy’s claim in the movie The Man From Hope that his grandfather protested the closing of the Little Rock High School in 1958 is false because he passed away a year before the school integration took place.

Dolly reveals that Billy Clinton was basically a coward, and it was his cowardice that led him to protest the Vietnam War and evade the draft. (Contrary to assertions, Donald Trump never evaded the draft – he had the standard student deferments while in college then was classified 1Y because of medical defects found in his draft physical. When the draft lottery was initiated, Trump drew a high number.) Even worse are the many allegations of sexual assault and even rape, including a young English woman named Eileen Wellstone who met Clinton at a bar near Oxford University where he was a student and was raped by him. Clinton says the sex was consensual. Dolly was writing back and forth with him while they were in college but she wasn’t aware of his sexual escapades. Dolly got pregnant while in college and was married at 18. She had three children before the marriage ended in divorce in 1974 when Dolly was 25. By this time, Bill Clinton had graduated from Yale Law School and moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas and was teaching at the University of Arkansas.

Kyle and Clinton corresponded with each other throughout his college years and would see him when he was in Little Rock, where she was living. He told her that he’d moved in with a female student named Hillary Rodham but indicated it was for purely financial reasons – he was at Yale on scholarship and had little money but Rodham’s father was paying for her education, including her residence. Billy told Dolly after he moved in with Hillary that he “thought his sex life was over but at least he had a roof over his head.” Dolly doesn’t say when her relationship with Clinton became sexual but she was definitely seeing him within a month after her divorce (and possibly before. Dolly says that she was raped at 16 and afterwards became rather loose.) She saw Clinton in February 1974 at a fundraiser in Little Rock – Clinton was running for Congress – and spent time with him in a hotel room. Later that year, Bill got a job for Hillary at the University of Arkansas and brought her over from Washington, where she had lost her job with the Watergate Commission. She had failed the bar and had no job prospects. They moved in together in a small house in Fayetteville. They lived together for over a year and were finally married by a justice of the peace in their house in October 1975. Clinton was elected as the Arkansas attorney general in 1976 – he had no opposition.

Clinton is known to have been sexually involved with several other women during his time at U of A, including Dolly Kyle, who dated him until she met someone and was married, then moved back to Texas to attend the Southern Methodist law school. At least one of his conquests was one of his students. He claims they were consensual but there’s reason to believe the women were pressured when they were named as witnesses in the Paula Corbin Jones case. Schippers learned that Clinton’s lawyers pressured witnesses to lie in their dispositions or sign documents calling for their subpoenas to be “quashed.” It was those actions that led to the witness tampering charges against Clinton.

Hillary Clinton, who often referred to the presidency as “we”, was heavily involved in the attempts to cover up Bill’s indiscretions. Dolly Kyle says that when the Gennifer Flowers story broke, Hillary came up with a plan to have her appear on 60 Minutes with them. She would acknowledge that she had been Bill’s girlfriend and lover in an attempt to turn the attention to her and away from Flowers. The Clintons had already gone after Kyle over a novel she was writing. Although Bill knew about the novel – and encouraged it – he (or Hillary) realized that it could be damaging to his political hopes. Kyle’s own brother and sister advised her that if she continued with the novel and didn’t deny her relationship with Clinton to reporters that “we” (meaning the Clinton campaign in which they were both involved) “will destroy you.” Hillary attacked all of the women who accused her husband of sexual assault, and made salacious charges against Monica Lewinsky once news of her affair with the president became public knowledge.

Kyle doesn’t state but insinuates that Hillary is either a lesbian or bisexual. Bill Clinton once told her that having a baby would help project the image that “we’re a normal married couple. We need to do something serious to take attention off The Warden’s (Clinton referred to Hillary as “The Warden) lifestyle. There is a curious irony in the Clinton’s story. Hillary’s well-known assistant, Huma Abedin, was a White House intern at the same time as Monica Lewinsky. They have been together ever since.

The Clintons are also blatant racists, even though Bill was once called “the first black president” and Hillary claims to be all about equality. While Bill was governor of Arkansas, he promoted policies that were overtly racial. He referred to blacks as “G-damned niggers”, sometimes by name and sometimes as a group. Hillary shows evidence of distaste for blacks. They are hypocrites.

That both of the Clintons are serial liars are well established, Bill by his impeachment by the US House for perjury and Hillary by her many statements – such as landing in Bosnia under sniper fire – that have been disproved by photographs and film. There is nothing honest about them.