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As my colleague Dexter Filkins reports, “An angry President Obama summoned his top commander in Afghanistan to Washington on Tuesday after a magazine article portrayed the general and his staff as openly contemptuous of some senior members of the Obama administration.” The article that has reportedly enraged the president is “The Runaway General,” from an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. Scanned copies of the article by Michael Hastings, a reporter who covered the war in Iraq for Newsweek and once worked for Gawker, were uploaded to the Web on Tuesday. Below are some of the more damaging excerpts. While Mr. Hastings was unlikely to have been responsible for the language the editors chose for the introduction to his article, the words that appear directly below its headline are unlikely to have gone down well in Mr. Obama’s office. The text reads: Stanley McChrystal, Obama’s top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House. The article begins with an anecdote about General McChrystal’s complaining to an aide about having to attend a dinner with NATO Allies in Paris in April. “The dinner comes with the position, sir,” says his chief of staff, Col. Charlie Flynn. McChrystal turns sharply in his chair. “Hey, Charlie,” he asks, “does this come with the position?” McChrystal gives him the middle finger. […] “I’d rather have my ass kicked by a roomful of people than go out to this dinner,” McChrystal says. He pauses a beat. “Unfortunately,” he adds, “no one in this room could do it.” While preparing to speak at the dinner, the general reportedly joked with an aide that if he was asked about Vice President Joe Biden’s thoughts on Afghan war strategy he might say, “Who’s that?” Mr. Hastings wrote that the aide had a different idea for a one-liner: “Biden?” suggests a top adviser. “Did you say: Bite Me?” In one of the most damning passages, Mr. Hastings wrote: Even though he had voted for Obama, McChrystal and his new commander in chief failed from the outset to connect. The general first encountered Obama a week after he took office, when the president met with a dozen senior military officials in a room at the Pentagon known as the Tank. According to sources familiar with the meeting, McChrystal thought Obama looked “uncomfortable and intimidated” by the roomful of military brass. Their first one-on-one meeting took place in the Oval Office four months later, after McChrystal got the Afghanistan job, and it didn’t go much better. “It was a 10-minute photo op,” says an adviser to McChrystal. “Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him, who he was. Here’s the guy who’s going to run his [expletive] war, but he didn’t seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed.” According to Mr. Hastings, the military team around the Pentagon’s top man in Afghanistan also resents the president’s national security adviser, James Jones, his envoy to the region, Richard Holbrooke, and two senior senators who were decorated for their service in Vietnam: One aide calls Jim Jones, a retired four-star general and veteran of the Cold War, a “clown” who remains “stuck in 1985.” Politicians like McCain and Kerry, says another aide, “turn up, have a meeting with Karzai, criticize him at the airport press conference, then get back for the Sunday talk shows. Frankly, it’s not very helpful.” Only Hillary Clinton receives good reviews from McChrystal’s inner circle. “Hillary had Stan’s back during the strategic review,” says an adviser. “She said, ‘If Stan wants it, give him what he needs.’ McChrystal reserves special skepticism for Holbrooke, the official in charge of reintegrating the Taliban. “The Boss says he’s like a wounded animal,” says a member of the general’s team. “Holbrooke keeps hearing rumors that he’s going to get fired, so that makes him dangerous.” Andy Barr of Politico notes that the article was no surprise to General McChrystal: Rolling Stone’s executive editor on Tuesday said that Gen. Stanley McChrystal did not raise any objections to a new article that repeatedly quotes him criticizing the administration. Eric Bates, the magazine’s editor, said during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that McChrystal saw the piece prior to its publication as part of Rolling Stone’s standard fact-checking process — and that the general did not object to or dispute any of the reporting. Asked if McChrystal pushed back on the story, Bates responded: “No, absolutely not.”
source : http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/22/excerpts-from-rolling-stones-mcchrystal-profile/
si continua a parlare di lui anche dopo la sua morte…
vi riporto una delle tante e-mail che girano….
personalmente penso che sia morto e voi ?
Michael Jackson Death Hoax: il morto vivente
Alcuni di noi sanno o credono che Michael abbia finto la sua morte, ora.
Quindi in altre parole di certo non è morto il 25 giugno di quest’anno.
Questa è una cosa di cui sono SICURO al 100%.
Prendiamo il grande numero di indizi che ha lasciato per tutti noi.
Tutti portano al FATTO che lui (Michael Jackson) non è morto.
Questo è un piccolo messaggio per quei non-belivers: credetemi, ho PROVATO a credere che Michael Jackson sia morto, ma non posso essere in quell’ordine di idee quando ci sono troppi indizi. E ovviamente troppi indizi non possono essere tutte coincidenze.
Comunque, andiamo avanti…
La domanda che sorge sempre è perchè Michael Jackson ha scelto di “morire” il 25 giugno?
Molti possono pensare che abbia scelto una data di “morte” così a caso. Anche a me sembrava così prima.
Poi ho capito che il 25 giugno cade esattamente 6 mesi prima del 25 dicembre (Natale).
Il giorno di Natale nella sua forma più semplice è conosciuto come il giorno in cui Gesù è nato. (rinato)
Quindi la data del 25 dicembre può significare nuova vita, inizio, rinascita, rinnovamento, ritorno ecc…
Quindi a suo diritto, il 25 giugno (6 mesi prima del 25 dicembre) può essere visto come il totale opposto di nuova vita/rinascita che significa il 25 dicembre.
Possiamo quindi dire che il 25 giugno significa “morte”, partenza, uscita, congedo di Michael Jackson…questo è TUTTO vero.
Sono sicuro che Michael ha scelto proprio quella data per “morire” secondo un significato. Non è una semplice coincidenza.
Pare che Thriller fosse l’ULTIMA prova di Michael Jackson, perciò posso dire che è avvenuta il 24 giugno (l’ultima sera) grazie alla conferma di Randy Phillips che Michael se n’è andato la sera delle prove dicendo “riprendete da qui”. Oppure è possibile (e più probabile) che Thriller fosse l’ultima prova del 25 giugno (al mattino molto presto) conosciuto anche come il “giorno della morte”.
Ricordate l’esatto opposto di Gesù il 25 dicembre.
Significativamente, le prove finali di Michael di Thriller hanno una connessione con la MORTE e i”morti viventi (morte)”.
Prima vi spiegherò la parte della Morte: attraverso la sua danza vedrete Michael e i ballerini di This Is It, aprire le loro mani e stare in piedi con le gambe vicine, simboleggiando Gesù sulla Croce.
Qui c’è una chiara rappresentazione.
Ora noi tutti sappiamo o dovremmo sapere che Gesù è morto sulla Croce. Parlando con logica Gesù non è veramente morto perchè ritorna (rinasce) il 25 dicembre. Michael ha chiaramente fatto riferimento a questo fingendo la sua morte, così come non morendo veramente. Continue reading “Michael Jackson Death Hoax: il morto vivente” »
Michael Jackson hoax
Michael Jackson will come back Michael Jackson is not dead, he’s alive. And he will come back. Soon he will be in the spot light again. He will then wake up humanity with his message: the world is about to be controlled by a secret society or worse, the Antichrist. Michael is in hiding to come back stronger and to expose the New World Order. This is the firm belief of the masses, who seek each other on the Internet. At www.michaeljacksonhoaxforum.com they exchange clues and ideas. They impute Michael of some kind of messianic role. The forum also attracts fierce opponents of the “Jackson-alive’ thought, which results sometimes in threatening messages. That is why these two Dutch initiators use their nicknames Mo and Souza. But Mo does reveal that she’s a 41-year-old resident of Kollumerland. That there’s a consistent pattern in people denying the death of a celebrity, does not Mo’s mind. The evidence showing Elvis is alive is minor in proportion to this case. “Maybe 1/10 part of clues we have about Michael Jackson being alive”. According to Mo and Souza there’s major evidence in the death certificate. “It shows the name Michael Joseph Jackson. That name is not according to his other official identification documents. Those show Michael Joe Jackson as his name. That’s something that can’t be changed overnight”. Soon after Michael’s death was reported they started doubting. Michael was remembered on CNN by his friend Dave Dave, a man whose face has been maimed in 1983 because he deliberately was set on fire by his father. Dave Dave told how Michael took care of him and was like a father to him. Mo and Souza were amazed by Dave Dave’s appearance on CNN: those gestures, that way of talking. “We fell off the couch, and yelled: That’s him!”. Michael’s and Dave’s faces were simply to match by computer. Mo and Souza say say it is unbelievable that the full autopsy was released to the public, while the lawsuit against Jackson’s doctor yet has to begin. The meticulous description of the body does not match the body of Michael, they believe. There is no mentioning of the burns Jackson sustained during shooting a Pepsi commercial. No word on the cosmetic cleft in his chin, or the skin disease lupus. Mo is definitely not a fan of Jackson, she stressed. “The real diehard fans don’t even notice what’s going on. They just write ‘Oh we miss you so much’ on the fan forums, that’s just how far they get. We started investigating because things just don’t add up.” “The ambulance with wich he was transported to the hospital made three attempts to exit the drive way backwards, that makes no sence, as Google Earth shows there’s a huge roundabout on the property. Why didn’t the ambulance speed up, and was there no alarm light nor a sirene?”. To Mo and Souza it’s clear: Michael’s disappearance is linked to other major events: World improvers as Reverend King, President Kennedy and Princess Diana were removed, the secret society of the Illuminati is about to hit, the Age of Aquarius is coming. Kollumerland’s Mo keeps her identity a secret because threats were ventilated towards them. She knows that she’s laughed at, but it is less important. She is convinced that she will have the last laugh when Michael emerges. Please be patient.