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riverwalker

(8,694 posts)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:26 AM Nov 2012

officially freaked out now

not only about Grayson P. Wolfe (ex-husband of Jill Kelley's sister)
but now his father Paul G. Wolfe (homeland security, electronic surviellance, WAY over my spinning head)

Electronic Warfare Associates Inc
ST-ISAC Surface Transportation Information Sharing & Analysis Center
http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=179426614&targetid=profile

http://www.ewa-iit.com/content.asp?sectionID=48&contentID=153

Ms. Marple?@Oenissem
Jill Kelley sis Natalie Khawam ex husband Grayson Wolfe. Check out his father..Paul Grayson Wolfe http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=179426614&targetid=profilehttp://www.ewa-iit.com/content.asp?sectionID=48&contentID=153

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officially freaked out now (Original Post) riverwalker Nov 2012 OP
You need score cards to keep up with this. hrmjustin Nov 2012 #1
Programs......get your programs. yourout Nov 2012 #25
Wiki page? Springslips Nov 2012 #33
There's not one YET. JimDandy Nov 2012 #37
:/ ... TeeYiYi Nov 2012 #2
o. what a tangled web we weave.... kentuck Nov 2012 #3
This is better than the Deborah Jeane Palfrey scandal!!! dem4ward Nov 2012 #4
Do you think these women might have been running some sort Fawke Em Nov 2012 #5
I think this is about more than sex. Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #9
My gut has the same feeling. n/t Little Star Nov 2012 #51
"gold-digging, attractive women" is an oxymoron aletier_v Nov 2012 #10
i figure there's ugly gold-diggers too. not to mention gold-digging men, cute & ugly. HiPointDem Nov 2012 #21
That would be a natural extension for someone like Kelley flamingdem Nov 2012 #16
Petraeus found his crazy and military girlfriend on his own--this Kelley woman didn't know her. nt MADem Nov 2012 #42
Stiff competition for JG, the notorious Republican White House Sex Escort (R) Berlum Nov 2012 #52
Wow nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #6
Interested to see what you think about the idea that it was a failed coup? Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #8
I am considering it as quite likely nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #11
There are too many key players involved Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #12
Yes $$ - but wondering what bit role Kelley + twin played and why flamingdem Nov 2012 #14
My best guess would be that the money is still in hiding Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #17
Hey don't all 30 somethings live in 1.3 million $$ houses in Tampa? HangOnKids Nov 2012 #19
Add Colombia SS staff nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #15
Yes! I forgot about the SS Agents drinking and sexing on the job Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #22
cool blogslut Nov 2012 #7
The business connection? Petraeus gave Republican think tanks a place to set up shop flamingdem Nov 2012 #13
Meh. Buncha christofascists in bed with a buncha other christofascists. Yawn. kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #18
Personally I Believe All Of These Fucks Are GRIFTERS HangOnKids Nov 2012 #20
No one on the TV has mentioned this part of the story yet. n/t Tx4obama Nov 2012 #23
TeeVee 2naSalit Nov 2012 #39
On MSNBC they said over 300,000 ballots still to count in AZ. n/t Tx4obama Nov 2012 #40
Rielle Hunter, of John Edwards fame, is a neighbor of Paula's... radhika Nov 2012 #24
WOW!! Yes!! I totally have been trying to pin down pnwest Nov 2012 #36
YES!!! MFM008 Nov 2012 #44
"You rang?" - Really Rielle (R) Berlum Nov 2012 #54
"You rang twice? - Heidi (R) Berlum Nov 2012 #56
NOT a neighbor at all.....inlaws and friends live around there JanMichael Nov 2012 #61
Is that the same as this guy? starroute Nov 2012 #26
Oh say it aint so! JimDandy Nov 2012 #32
This whole thing.. ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #27
Ok, lemme see if I can try to fill you in Hutzpa Nov 2012 #28
OH GOD, you have got to make this an OP!!! JimDandy Nov 2012 #34
Second that emotion. Reminds me of the last days in Hitler's coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #43
That was some crazy sh** all right. JimDandy Nov 2012 #64
Tetradittoes Berlum Nov 2012 #58
I like that! JimDandy Nov 2012 #63
It means multiple dittos Hutzpa Nov 2012 #66
And that's just the surface story! BlueToTheBone Nov 2012 #55
Delish malaise Nov 2012 #57
Absolutely brilliant! Are you gonna write the whole screenplay, Raksha Nov 2012 #65
Biz as usual in spook land. Bunch of top CIA got canned during Bush for similar hanky leveymg Nov 2012 #29
Allen and Patraeus' involvement in the Kelley sister's custody battle is an entire scandal SweetieD Nov 2012 #30
I agree - totally weird they gave testimony in a custody suit. anobserver2 Nov 2012 #47
Connection with the Neocon Foundation for Defense of Democracies starroute Nov 2012 #31
FDD is pushing wars with Iran and Syria, reintervention in Iraq, and covert war in Lebanon. leveymg Nov 2012 #45
But the common motivation is profit, not religion or even ideology starroute Nov 2012 #48
For us, our religion IS profit. For the Salafists, it remains killing the apostate Shi'ia, a task leveymg Nov 2012 #60
It might also be worth looking closely at James Woolsey starroute Nov 2012 #49
Wow Starroute, this is a lot of information, connections and tie-ins. riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #53
Then here's a little more on Woolsey, just for reference starroute Nov 2012 #59
Paladin, Paladin, where do you roam? Berlum Nov 2012 #67
I just finished wacthing "Live Free or Die Hard" lexw Nov 2012 #35
Osama Bin Laden predicted this would happen WhaTHellsgoingonhere Nov 2012 #38
Which official authorized this freak out? longship Nov 2012 #41
Way over my spinning head, too anobserver2 Nov 2012 #46
I wonder if this spider web involves States secrets Major Hogwash Nov 2012 #50
We don't usually need Anon or Wikileaks to tell us this stuff Hydra Nov 2012 #62
I "r'd" this, but darned if I understand it.....nt fadedrose Nov 2012 #68

Fawke Em

(11,366 posts)
5. Do you think these women might have been running some sort
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:59 AM
Nov 2012

of elite sex-service service?

Not sure I'd call it a brothel or even escorts - more like matching up horny generals with gold-digging, attractive women.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
42. Petraeus found his crazy and military girlfriend on his own--this Kelley woman didn't know her. nt
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:51 AM
Nov 2012

Horse with no Name

(33,985 posts)
8. Interested to see what you think about the idea that it was a failed coup?
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:03 AM
Nov 2012

I think the idea is worth entertaining....but have to wonder who would have brought it down?

 

nadinbrzezinski

(154,021 posts)
11. I am considering it as quite likely
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:05 AM
Nov 2012

Actually. At this point I am. That is worst case, best case, really broken upper echellon of the military.

Horse with no Name

(33,985 posts)
12. There are too many key players involved
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:07 AM
Nov 2012

I also wonder if these are the people that were responsible for the missing billions in Iraq..

flamingdem

(39,731 posts)
14. Yes $$ - but wondering what bit role Kelley + twin played and why
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:08 AM
Nov 2012

they are broke with all these players around.

Horse with no Name

(33,985 posts)
17. My best guess would be that the money is still in hiding
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:13 AM
Nov 2012

and they started their spending spree early.

Another report said that Kelley was a liaison between Central Command and Middle Eastern government officials as well as being a party planner for Ft. MacDill.

There is just something that isn't sitting right.



 

HangOnKids

(4,291 posts)
19. Hey don't all 30 somethings live in 1.3 million $$ houses in Tampa?
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:18 AM
Nov 2012

Even with the cover as a Dr's wife, drugs, clothes, trips, botox, and fake boobs are expensive. Oh and don't forget a whopping $350,000 fine for the twin.

flamingdem

(39,731 posts)
13. The business connection? Petraeus gave Republican think tanks a place to set up shop
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:07 AM
Nov 2012

in Afganistan, maybe this all breaks down into money scandals, what happened to all that $$

Now with several players having access to communications, including Wolfe, what can they bribe each other with? Miltary-repuke firing squad?

 

HangOnKids

(4,291 posts)
20. Personally I Believe All Of These Fucks Are GRIFTERS
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:24 AM
Nov 2012

Religion has no meaning to these slime turkeys. That it appears they have been sucking $$$ from tax payer dollars really honks me off.

2naSalit

(89,162 posts)
39. TeeVee
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:41 AM
Nov 2012

Has been trying to play the whole thing down now. I think the Rs have been shown some mercy here so they don't go bonkers, more than they already are. But I still think that something big was in the works and was thwarted and that is why the whole clan was so stunned when they had their asses handed to them Tuesday night. All the voter suppression and other filthy tricks and they still lost... AZ still has over 34,000 provisional votes yet to count by Friday. Sad thing, the state decided not to officially enroll all the newly registered voters so now the election is still in limbo. They seem to be counting all of about 18,000 a day. Yikes.

radhika

(1,008 posts)
24. Rielle Hunter, of John Edwards fame, is a neighbor of Paula's...
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:03 AM
Nov 2012

Irrelevant perhaps, but provocative to contemplate the existence of an elite sex bring-down ring, tied to deep pocket contractors. I'm getting totally carried away, of course.

I also get a Heidi Fleiss vibe from Kelley.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2012/11/13/for-charlotte-neighbors-paula-broadwell-and-rielle-hunter-the-spotlights-intense/

pnwest

(3,272 posts)
36. WOW!! Yes!! I totally have been trying to pin down
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:17 AM
Nov 2012

what it is about her! Totally Heidi Fleiss, I get that from her, too!

JanMichael

(25,000 posts)
61. NOT a neighbor at all.....inlaws and friends live around there
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:18 PM
Nov 2012

We are familiar with the area; my wife grew up there. The Broadwells live in Dilworth, and Rielle Hunter lives about 3 miles away in a completely separate neighborhood.

The news is all over this as if they live blocks from each other; they do not.

In Charlotte, most of the money is just South of downtown, with some smaller neighborhoods around those. There is this "triangle" where people who want to stay in Charlotte, and for a long time, live....as opposed to the university area, etc.

Nothing shocking at all about the locations.

Hutzpa

(11,461 posts)
28. Ok, lemme see if I can try to fill you in
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:29 AM
Nov 2012

try to keep up ok...

Other man wanna be FBI agent sends other other woman pics of his hairy chest.

Other other woman gets ‘leave my man and my other man alone’ email from Genl Peterlus’ other woman.

Other other woman calls on other man wanna be agent for help getting the other woman off her back.

Other other woman is able to get a full scale FBI investigation launched on a private citizen by it’s elite cyber intelligence unit.

Other woman found to have a romantic tryst with Genl Peterlus and discovers other other woman.

Other other woman is hostess extraordinaire to high level military including Genl Peterlus and the other other woman other other military man Genl All-in Johnston.

Other woman also knows about other other woman’s dealings with Genl other other man and sends email ‘you better leave all my Generals alone’

FBI finds nothing but a girls gone wild, but nooooo, agent other man wanna be wants to do more than just send pics of his chest.

Agent other man wanna be has ulterior political motives and involves high level Repub in Congress.

High level Repub says to agent other man wanna be, “Why the fuck you telling me this shit for???!!! Don’t you see me in the middle of my own fucking campaign? Don’t you know Peterlus is one of ours? You fucking idiot! You were so eager to pin this on PBO you exposed one of our best guys!!! Get the fuck outta my face you agent other man wanna be!!!!”

Enter stage right; other man Genl All-in Johnston, not to be outdone in having a biography done by a young woman, submits his own 30,000 page bio to the other other woman for her review.

Other woman and Genl Peterlus are called in and told they are in deep poo poo.

Other woman husband cancels other woman’s 40th birthday celebration.

Genl Peterlus cancels his career.

Genl All-in Johnston cancels his promotion.

Other woman lives in same block as Presidential hopeful’s other woman.

Other woman’s book climbs steadily in sales on the best seller list.

Other other woman has book deal offers in the making.

whew...









Courtesy of theobamadairy

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
63. I like that!
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:48 PM
Nov 2012

"Tetradittoes" sounds good but what does it mean? I googled it and you are the only one using that great made up word.

BlueToTheBone

(3,747 posts)
55. And that's just the surface story!
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:23 AM
Nov 2012

The back/under story is about genls gone wild with military contractors and private companies wanting to cash in the war and other people's misery.

leveymg

(36,418 posts)
29. Biz as usual in spook land. Bunch of top CIA got canned during Bush for similar hanky
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:35 AM
Nov 2012

Dusty Foggo, Wade, Ward and that bunch, recall? Other corrupt stuff went along with it like WMD intel falsification and domestic spying. This is nothing new, except maybe that the WH is pushing back a bit harder this time. Maybe.

SweetieD

(1,660 posts)
30. Allen and Patraeus' involvement in the Kelley sister's custody battle is an entire scandal
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:36 AM
Nov 2012

unto itself even without all of the other drama.

They obviously knew Grayson Wolfe. He was a Bush appointee to some national bank in Afghanistan in 2002. And now its' pretty obvious they would've known Grayson's dad too, probably well. Something had to have happened to make them want to give testimony against him in this custody battle and for Kelley's sister. Why would Allen and Patraeus give testimony against Grayson? Why would they take any one person's side? Why are they giving testimony period in a domestic dispute?

starroute

(12,977 posts)
31. Connection with the Neocon Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:44 AM
Nov 2012
http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/american-investigators-ready-to-go-to-jenin/

May 1, 2002

The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies is prepared to send a team of impartial, professional investigators to assist with fact-finding in regard to the fighting that occurred last month in Jenin.

“This team has the military background and qualifications to determine what really happened on the ground in Jenin,” said Jack Kemp, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. “Serious allegations have been made. Those allegations should be looked into by investigators who have both technical expertise and relevant experience. And no investigation can be complete without an international inquiry into the massacre at Netanya and similar terrorist atrocities.”

A five-man team assembled by Electronic Warfare Associates Information and Infrastructure Technologies Inc. (www.ewa.com) is prepared to conduct all aspects of the fact-finding mission. EWA IIT specializes in military intelligence, operational security and vulnerability assessments. Paul G. Wolfe, program director for EWA IIT, will serve as Team Leader. Wolfe is a retired US Army Intelligence and Special Operations Officer.


http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/foundation_for_defense_of_democracies

Founded in the wake of the 9/11 attacks with the apparent goal of pushing the United States to undertake an aggressive “war on terror” in the Middle East, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a neoconservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. that claims to defend democratic countries from the purportedly existential threat posed by “radical Islamism.” Describing itself as a “nonpartisan policy institute dedicated exclusively to promoting pluralism, defending democratic values, and fighting the ideologies that threaten democracy,” the organization declares on its website that “a global war is being waged against democratic societies. While the military fights with arms, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies fights with ideas. … We fight militant Islamism and other anti-democratic forces with information, policy research, investigative journalism, strategic communications, and democracy and counterterrorism education.”

FDD is one of several hawkish pressure groups founded in the wake of 9/11 that helped build support for the U.S. military intervention in Iraq and other “war on terror” policies. Similar groups included the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, the Committee on the Present Danger (which FDD later took over), and Americans for Victory over Terrorism. Shortly after its founding, FDD quickly developed into a prominent member of the group of neoconservative-aligned think tanks and advocacy groups—including the American Enterprise Institute and the Hudson Institute—that were influential in shaping the early foreign policy priorities of the George W. Bush administration.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jenin

The Battle of Jenin (April 1–11, 2002) took place in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) entered the camp, and other areas under the administration of the Palestinian Authority, during the Second Intifada, as part of Operation Defensive Shield. The Jenin camp was targeted after Israel alleged that it had "served as a launch site for numerous terrorist attacks against both Israeli civilians and Israeli towns and villages in the area."

The IDF employed infantry, commando forces, and assault helicopters. Palestinian militants had prepared for a fight, booby trapping the camp, and after an Israeli column walked into an ambush, the army began to rely more heavily on the use of armored bulldozers to clear out booby traps laid inside the camp. On April 11, Palestinian militants began to surrender. Israeli troops began withdrawing from the camp on April 18.

Jenin remained sealed throughout the invasion and claims of a massacre were circulated in the mass media by Palestinian officials. Stories of hundreds or thousands of civilians being killed in their homes as they were demolished spread throughout international media.[10] Subsequent investigations found no evidence to substantiate claims of a massacre, and official totals from Palestinian and Israeli sources confirmed between 52 and 54 Palestinians, mostly gunmen, and 23 IDF soldiers as having been killed in the fighting.

leveymg

(36,418 posts)
45. FDD is pushing wars with Iran and Syria, reintervention in Iraq, and covert war in Lebanon.
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:25 AM
Nov 2012

Basically, the neocons want the US to fight Saudi Arabia and Israel's wars for them.

Those pushing ever deeper US involvement in the quagmire of the Middle East present the greatest threat to US national security.

starroute

(12,977 posts)
48. But the common motivation is profit, not religion or even ideology
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:45 AM
Nov 2012

I've been wondering for some years about the alliance between the Neocons and the military-industrial complex -- but it's becoming clear now that the common element is seeing intervention in the Middle East as a source of profit.

The Neocons are not so much pro-Israel as they are pro-free market. Islam is resistant to the free market ideology, so they see US invasion as a means of overturning that reluctance and bringing the backwards natives the blessings of free market capitalism. That's what the CPA office that Grayson Wolfe was part of was all about.

Many of the Neocons (as well as their more standard-issue GOP allies) also see US intervention as a source of personal enrichment. Check out the doings of Feith and Perle -- or for that matter, the involvement of Haley Barbour's circle in New Bridge Strategies.

And there are also wealthy Middle Easterners who are part of the free market push -- particularly Lebanese Maronite Christians (like the Khawams), who have been investing heavily in Iraq and particularly in the Kurdish region.

Finally, add in the military-industrial complex, and particularly the retired generals who wind up as well-paid lobbyists for government contractors, or as Pentagon pundits pushing for war on Fox News, and you get the third leg of the tripod.

leveymg

(36,418 posts)
60. For us, our religion IS profit. For the Salafists, it remains killing the apostate Shi'ia, a task
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:05 PM
Nov 2012

they want to ultimately farm off to us, the most powerful Infidel mercenaries presently available. We, the Saudis, the Qatar's, Turks, and Israelis are initially giving Sunni Jihadis from across the MENA a chance to kill as many Alawites in Syria (and themselves) as possible on the ground. The really heavy lifting, overturning nation states, remains our job.

Then, comes the next step being urged by the neocons and the Saudi-supported think tanks and media. Destroy what's left of Syria from the air. That task probably can be accomplished in a year or so of heavy bombing to provide "humanitarian" cover for a safe area along the Turkish border. Then comes the ethnic cleansing of non-Sunni urban areas along the coast, just like Kosovo.

Finally, as on 9/11/01 after Bosnia and Kosovo, the Saudi-supported Jihadis will simply turn on us, which is what they really wanted to do begin with. We'll attack the wrong enemy, again, overextending our last vestiges of Imperial power in a bloody showdown with Iran, just like the last time with Iraq, only bigger. No more Last Rogue Superpower problem. No more Iran problem. The Caliphate rises again. Osama's dream is fulfilled.

starroute

(12,977 posts)
49. It might also be worth looking closely at James Woolsey
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:54 AM
Nov 2012

Woolsey is a former CIA director (1993-95), one of the most high-profile non-Jewish Neocons, someone who has personally profited off the Iraq War, and currently chairman of Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. I strongly suspect that he may be Petraeus's role model.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._James_Woolsey,_Jr.

Woolsey is the chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is currently a member of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) Board of Advisors, Advisor of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, co-founder of the United States Energy Security Council, Founding Member of the Set America Free Coalition, and a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton for Global Strategic Security (since July 15, 2002). . . .

Woolsey is also a member of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) and was one of the signatories to the January 26, 1998 letter sent to President Clinton that called for the removal of Saddam Hussein. That same year he served on the Rumsfeld Commission, which investigated the threat of ballistic missiles for the US Congress.

Within hours of the September 11 attacks, Woolsey appeared on television suggesting Iraqi complicity. In September 2002, as Congress was deliberating authorizing President Bush to use force against Iraq, Woolsey told The Wall Street Journal that he believed that Iraq was also connected to the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. . . .

Steve Clemons, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation think tank, has accused Woolsey of both profiting from and promoting the Iraq War. Melvin A. Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and former CIA division chief, told the Washington Post that "…Woolsey was a disaster as CIA director in the 1990s and is now running around this country calling for a World War IV to deal with the Islamic problem."


http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/woolsey_james

R. James Woolsey, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) under President Bill Clinton during 1993-1995, is an advocate of a militarist U.S. foreign policy who has supported the work of several neoconservative-led interest groups, including the Committee on the Present Danger, the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, the Project for the New American Century, and the Center for Security Policy, among numerous other groups. In March 2011, Woolsey was named chair of the board of directors for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, an important bastion of hawkish “pro-Israel” advocacy in the United States that has served as an outpost for many well known rightist ideologues.

Woolsey is also a frequent consultant and advisor to private businesses, as well as government boards and panels. A former vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, a Pentagon contractor, and partner at the high-profile D.C. law firm Shea and Gardner, Woolsey’s experience includes serving as chair of his firm Woolsey Partners, serving as venture partner and senior advisor to VantagePoint Venture Partners, chairing an advisory group of the private equity fund Paladin Capital Group, and serving as counsel to the law firm Goodwin Procter.

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
53. Wow Starroute, this is a lot of information, connections and tie-ins.
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:18 AM
Nov 2012

This is the kind of meat that really matters - the Petraeus affair may rip the veil off a whole shitload of other stuff that's been simmering.

K&R for these posts. eye opening stuff.

starroute

(12,977 posts)
59. Then here's a little more on Woolsey, just for reference
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:02 PM
Nov 2012

I want to emphasize again that I'm not saying any of these people are directly tied in with Woolsey -- just that he's the poster child for how the system of interlocking military, intelligence, and profit-oriented interests works.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0511-07.htm

Published on Sunday, May 11, 2003 by the Observer/UK
Bush Ally Set to Profit from the War on Terror

James Woolsey, former CIA boss and influential adviser to President George Bush, is a director of a US firm aiming to make millions of dollars from the 'war on terror', The Observer can reveal.

Woolsey, one of the most high-profile hawks in the war against Iraq and a key member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board, is a director of the Washington-based private equity firm Paladin Capital. The company was set up three months after the terrorist attacks on New York and sees the events and aftermath of September 11 as a business opportunity which 'offer[s] substantial promise for homeland security investment'. . . .

The involvement of one of the most prominent hawks in Washington with a company standing to cash in on the fear of potential terror attacks will raise eyebrows in some quarters.

In 2001 US Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz sent Woolsey to Europe, where he argued the case for links existing between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda. He was one of the main proponents of the theory that the anthrax letter attacks in America were supported by Iraq's former dictator.


http://articles.latimes.com/2004/jul/14/nation/na-advocates14

Advocates of War Now Profit From Iraq's Reconstruction
July 14, 2004

Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey is a prominent example of the phenomenon, mixing his business interests with what he contends are the country's strategic interests. He left the CIA in 1995, but he remains a senior government advisor on intelligence and national security issues, including Iraq. Meanwhile, he works for two private companies that do business in Iraq and is a partner in a company that invests in firms that provide security and anti-terrorism services.

Woolsey said in an interview that he was not directly involved with the companies' Iraq-related ventures. But as a vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting firm, he was a featured speaker in May 2003 at a conference co-sponsored by the company at which about 80 corporate executives and others paid up to $1,100 to hear about the economic outlook and business opportunities in Iraq.

Before the war, Woolsey was a founding member of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, an organization set up in 2002 at the request of the White House to help build public backing for war in Iraq. He also wrote about a need for regime change and sat on the CIA advisory board and the Defense Policy Board, whose unpaid members have provided advice on Iraq and other matters to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

Woolsey is part of a small group that shows with unusual clarity the interlocking nature of the way the insider system can work. Moving in the same social circles, often sitting together on government panels and working with like-minded think tanks and advocacy groups, they wrote letters to the White House urging military action in Iraq, formed organizations that pressed for invasion and pushed legislation that authorized aid to exile groups.

Berlum

(7,044 posts)
67. Paladin, Paladin, where do you roam?
Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:07 PM
Nov 2012

HAVE GUN, WILL PROFIT

"Where roam? Why with the occult Republican Christo-Fascist War Profiteer & Sex Cabal, of course." - Paladin (R)

http://external.ak.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQDp-cfT5CXLssjL&url=

lexw

(804 posts)
35. I just finished wacthing "Live Free or Die Hard"
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:15 AM
Nov 2012

...and Hollywood got me thinking something under-handed was /is going on here.
Maybe someone found a weak link in the system.
Scary stuff.

I guess movies can do that.

longship

(40,416 posts)
41. Which official authorized this freak out?
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:11 AM
Nov 2012

Either cite your freak out authorization code, or delete this post immediately.


It is getting damned bizarre, isn't it? I am not so much freaked out, but awed at the incompetence at all levels, all the way down to the media reporting it.

It really is the Kardashians all over again.

Like your post.
R&K

anobserver2

(920 posts)
46. Way over my spinning head, too
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:27 AM
Nov 2012

Because all the press keeps reporting is that Jill Kelley's father was the owner of SARAHA restaurants.
Maybe there was some electronic spying going on in those restaurants? Thinking of NYC restaurants and what goes
on sometimes in Little Italy...

Major Hogwash

(17,656 posts)
50. I wonder if this spider web involves States secrets
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:07 AM
Nov 2012

I wonder when that will be leaked out.

With idgits like these people, we don't need Anonymous to tell us what is going on in Afghanistan or in the CIA.

Hydra

(14,459 posts)
62. We don't usually need Anon or Wikileaks to tell us this stuff
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:41 PM
Nov 2012

Because they do it in broad daylight and dare us to do something about it.

It was nice to have the documents though, to shut up all the people who used to say "but we have no evidence for that, so we can't accuse them of it!"

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