Iraqi Ambassador Brett McGurk had affair with WSJ’s Gina Chon

Update at Bottom!!

Do you really need anymore evidence that government is too close to the media? If so then check out the emails between Brett McGurk, the current nominee for Ambassador of Iraq, and the Wall Street Journal’s Gina Chon.

Check it the exclusive here at Pat Dollard’s site

Talk of hook-ups and blue balls on the State Department Blackberry’s? What gives? All emails available at links on

6/8 UPDATE: State Department Responds to Brewing Scandal

Note: The media as picked up on this story and numerous sites have published their own versions of it. However, it is important to note that the above link to Pat Dollar’s site was the first published story late on June 6. Since then Gawker, Mediaite, and ABC (to name a few) have done their own versions of the story.

From earlier today at the State Department

QUESTION: On another subject, this nomination of Brett McGurk, is it in trouble? And can you confirm that the State Department is investigating allegations of these emails between him and Ms. Chon of The Wall Street Journal?

MS. NULAND: Well, first of all, on the subject of the emails, they’re out there for everybody to see. I’m not going to get into emails between Mr. McGurk and the woman who subsequently became his wife. With regard to Mr. McGurk’s nomination, I think you know that he spent the better part of the last decade serving our country in and out of Iraq, working for a Republican administration, a Democratic administration. He is, in our view, uniquely qualified to serve as our ambassador, and we urge the Senate to act quickly on his nomination.

QUESTION: So obviously you’re sticking with him. But can you confirm that – because there are reports – that the State Department actually has looked into these alleged emails, or the allegations that these might have compromised security or sensitive information?

MS. NULAND: I don’t have anything to say on the emails.

QUESTION: Can I just follow up on that?


QUESTION: Because, I mean, there are rules for Foreign Service officers to not get into situations where you’re blackmailed. There’s sort of a sense that you have to act morally. There are these regulations in your guidebooks. And some people have lost security clearances over having extramarital affairs. So I wonder why it is that this doesn’t seem to be – factor at all into your decision in keeping this – keeping his nomination out there.

MS. NULAND: Again, we consider him uniquely qualified. All of the necessary things were done before his nomination, and we urge the Senate to confirm him.


QUESTION: Can you confirm that those emails actually came from the State Department system, in – within the State Department system?

MS. NULAND: I’m not going to speak about the emails. They’re out there for you to look at. They’re obviously very much available for anybody to read.

QUESTION: Aren’t you investigating how they were leaked? They’re from your own system.

MS. NULAND: I’m not going to get into our internal issues here.

QUESTION: Well, why not? You talk about WikiLeaks all the time. Those were essentially emails.

MS. NULAND: Goes to your usual point, Matt, that we speak about —

QUESTION: What, the lack of consistency?

MS. NULAND: Yes. (Laughter.)

QUESTION: Yeah. Oh, okay, great. When – you said you did – all the necessary things were done before his nomination. What are those necessary things? Was that like a security clearance and vetting and —

MS. NULAND: All that stuff.

QUESTION: Well, I mean – no, I – what are they? I don’t know. What has to be done, not just in his case but in any nominee’s case?

MS. NULAND: His nomination was managed in the exact – with the exact same processes that we use for everyone.

QUESTION: Well, okay. What does that mean? I mean, does that mean that there’s an FBI check or —

MS. NULAND: I’m going to refer you to the White House for how they do this.

QUESTION: All right. And then —

QUESTION: Just one more on that.


QUESTION: If you do – if you did do that, are you sharing this with members of Congress who have severe problems with his nomination?

MS. NULAND: We always work with Congress on our nominees, and we’re continuing to do that in this case.

QUESTION: Can you confirm that there has been at least one meeting with – on the specific issues, not on the specific issues that were about the emails, with people on the Hill?

MS. NULAND: I’m not going to comment on the specifics of our conversation with Congress, but in all these nomination procedures, we work with the Hill on any —


MS. NULAND: — issues that they have as our —

QUESTION: But are you —

MS. NULAND: — nominees are being reviewed.

QUESTION: But are you aware that this – that people from the State Department have gone to the Hill and/or have spoken to members of the committee who have raised concerns about these specific issues. And by these specific issues, I don’t mean the more specific substantive issues that senator – people like Senator McCain have raised. I’m talking specifically about the emails. Do you know if they have been – if this issue has been discussed with people on the Hill?

MS. NULAND: Beyond saying that we continue to work with appropriate members and staff on his nomination in support of it, as we do with all nominees, I’m not going to get into details.

QUESTION: Can I change topics?

MS. NULAND: Yeah, please.

Addressing US Internment and Resettlement: The Not-So-Secret Files

Look at these “leaked” docs. You must be so happy that I am here to save you from the NWO

Note: Alex Jones bullshits everyone once again. His sites post what they claim to be a “leaked” and/or “newly discovered” document that outlines rules for internment of U.S. Citizens. Lets take a look at how and why this is pure bullshit…

Twitter user @LetsRoll404 (aka: 404) tosses great stuff my way all the time and asks my thoughts on it. Usually they can be summed it within 140 characters. The response is either something like “Holy shit”, or “Its pure rubbish”. But the two stories he brought to my attention the other day need a little more time. And it should be noted that his concern was if the OWS actions and behaviours could trigger these directives to be executed. The simple answer is “No” and there is a reason for that, as you will read below. So we are going to go over them one at a t time. Today we will address the concern made by Alex Jones that there is a field manual for “Internment and Resettlement” (I/R) manual for dealing with US citizens. The original post for this story can be found here : Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan For Re-Education Camps In America and the link that Lets Roll 404 sent me was reblogged here at It was also reblogged on Alex Jones’ “Prison Planet” Here

Not Classified, Not Leaked!

Lets deal with the obvious first problem; the document they site is not leaked. It was never classified and it was not even labeled “Sensitive For Official Use Only” (S/OFUO) Anyone familiar with wikileaks or official documents knows that anagram well. This document for I/R is available here: Its document number FM 3-39.40

While such a document has a title that perks up the ears of any conspiracy theorist worth their salt, a thorough reading and basic understanding of field manuals would quickly cause the hopes of a conspiracy to fizzle. Due to the title and the procedure, certain lines, paragraphs, and whole sections could be cherry-picked to make it seem like something it is not. Like, lets say, a secret Army manual on how to round up US citizens and deal with them in some sort of transfer into a police state.

It is common on the internet now to post a document and claim it was “leaked”. Hell, after wikileaks really gained momentum with the announcement they would publish over 250K state department cables, everyone had a “leak” site or was publishing “leaks”. It was hip. All the kids were doing it. Even the porn industry came up with a not-so-creative site of their own called Porn Wikileaks; only to later be trumped by The Real Porn Wikileaks. I live in the hood. We have a place called “The Barbershop” (just like the movie). Up the road we have “The Real Barbershop”

Problem 2: “Host Nations”

The preface of the field manual tells us exactly what this is supposed to be used for. If you are reading it and have the preconceived notion that these are directions for the Army to take over the citizenry and intern them then you’re in trouble. It clearly states in the preface

“As part of internment, these populations include U.S. military prisoners, and multiple categories of
detainees (civilian internees [CIs], retained personnel [RP], and enemy combatants), while resettlement
operations are focused on multiple categories of dislocated civilians (DCs).”

Where do we find all of the above? The answer is in a conflict area like Iraq or Afghanistan. “Dislocated civilians” are those whom were forced to leave their home and surrounding areas do to conflict on the ground. U.S. military prisoners can range from detained service men, for whatever concerns of battle conduct, to captured enemies. CI’s, RP’s, and “enemy combatants” are also usually held together until a decisions is made as to how to process and deal with them. An individual from any of the three categories can end up in Guantanamo Bay. Or they may be turned over to local authorities (if the legal system is in order to take them).

Even before leaving the preface page we are given the evidence that this is to be used in warfighting situations in “host nations” and does not include the domestic United States. From the same preface, next paragraph:

“Military police conduct I/R operations during offensive, defensive, stability, or civil support operations. I/R
operations include military police support to U.S. military prisoner and detainee operations within operational
environments (OEs), ranging from major combat operations to humanitarian-assistance missions in support of a
host nation (HN) or civil agency. I/R operations are a major subordinate Army tactical task under the
sustainment warfighting function. (See FM 7-15.) Placement under the sustainment warfighting function does
not mean that I/R operations do not have relevance in the other warfighting functions. While I/R is listed under
the sustainment warfighting function, it should be noted this is not a specified or implied mission of all
sustainment units or commands. Most sustainment units provide logistics, personnel services, and health service
support to I/R operations.

Host nation? Yep. That means that this directive in the Army field manual is for use when our forces are on the ground in another country; not the domestic United States. Furthermore the directive limits these tactics to “warfighting function[s]”. So the entire directive is for forces on the ground in a foreign country. We haven’t even left the preface of this part of the manual yet and we have already debunked Alex Jones’ claims that there is a US Army manual that was “leaked” to him. Now we know it was not “leaked”, it was never classified, and it has nothing to do with dealing with US citizens. Be careful of what you read folks and always do your research. Remember, Google is your friend, and this only takes a minute to disprove.

In order to discourage people from actually doing research, and just staying on the Alex Jones sites the first statement and link in his story reads in bold underlined text:

RELATED: Yes, The Re-Education Camp Manual Does Apply Domestically to U.S. Citizens

I invite you to read the document for yourself. It is available on the above link or HERE for direct online viewing. Furthermore I would like an explanation from either Alex Jones, his writer(s), or at least one of his followers, that can show me where and how that document can pertain to US Citizens as he claimed. How about it Alex? Your team of “crack journalists” and followers against little old me. Im sure you or one of them can put me in my place 🙂

The next one I will address is the second link that Lets Roll 404 sent me. It should be noted that he was the one one who was originally skeptical about all of this; he had not signed off on the Alex Jones conspiracy. Rather the concern was that if this was true, could it be applied to OWS. And that is also why you should follow him. He takes the rational approach to things that seem utterly irrational but possibly applicable. Below is the next story we’ll be dissecting. The title should make you lol just a little. Fun times ahead.

“We are Preparing for Massive Civil War,” Says DHS Informant

Muslim Brotherhood-Big Thumbs Up from the Carnegie Endowment

What a shocker! The Carnegie Endowment, a severely confused group of academic intelligentsia a serious think tank, is helping to minimize the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.

While most of the experts at the Carnegie Endowment are fairly rational, a few unlettered individuals have found their way into the group’s ranks. One of those illiterate contributors is Nathan J. Brown. Today he gave testimony to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism which compares the Muslim Brotherhood to the Boy Scouts. For anyone wondering how someone like James Clapper can minimize the groups ideology, and underlying goals, will realize it is people like Nathan J Brown who help make that possible.

Desperation Invites the Masochist Bed Fellow

Mr. Brown has assured his audience of his expertise by reminding them that he has been studying the Middle East since 2004. Over those 7 productive years Brown creates an air of arrogance and ignorance too commonly seen amongst the ranks of the “intelligentsia”.

The most difficult aspect in offering criticism on Brown is where to begin. Throughout history the painful lessons from ignorance are often learned at the expense of the innocent. Brown’s opinions are not only uncanny in the familiarity with historical context, but also create the foundation of new painful lessons soon to be realized.

At the end of March the Carnegie Endowment had proposed the idea that Iraq may in fact follow the similar path of Egypt and Tunis. (Is Iraq Next: Audio) This is a completely rational scenario to contemplate. After all, the same idea was addressed here and on Yahoo months ahead of Carnegie. Even the calls for the New Islamic Umma Party to rise up in Iraq and “sweep the occupation into the dustbin of history” was reported here first. As a reader, you have been way ahead of the curve.

Over the next week we will dissect Nathan J. Brown’s opinions and make short work of him. The truly despicable do not get a pass here. Honest mistakes can be overlooked, but calculated opinions that build on the foundation of ignorance will not. Stay tuned. There is a lot to see here folks; please do not move along

Developments on Iraq: “We are all Rizwan Ali”

When the new Islamic Omma Party was announced last Monday an article appeared on their sister site detailing how to achieve a revolution in Iraq similar to Egypt. We brought you the details of that on the day of the announcement; you can find that here

They outlined exactly what was needed in order to secure a strong revolution in Iraq to “sweep the occupation into the dustbin of history” and move towards the new Islamic nation. (i.e. the Caliphate)

1) Youth in the Streets

2) Simple Logos

3) [fast] Media (social networking)

Today they got all three.

Rizwan Ali, a 13 year-old boy, was shot and killed by Kurdish security forces. Just like Egypt Facebook and Twitter exploded. A “We are all Rizwan Ali” Facebook page went up and the youth started to make their logos. The Youth involvement exploded.

Logo for Sulimani (The area of the most violent protests)

Logo for Rizwan Ali

Jared Cohen and Jason Liebman (Founders of the Alliance for Youth Movements) were asked about the concern on the social networking push in Iraq while on their paid State Dept trip in 2009.

They were asked, citing extremists, as well as people just “pissed off because they dont have electricity”, werent they concerned about this being used negatively in poorly developed or still developing democracies. Cohen’s first response is incoherent-so much so that another reporter has to bring it up again. Read Google Iraq: Breaking Baghdad (by the way at the top of the list of the protesters today: Electricity!)

“Even if our protests our peaceful now, they wont be later”-Saad Abdul Razzaq (50, School Teacher). Mind you this was after they burned down the provincial government party headquarters. Remember, they are demanding electricity and water. Google, The Alliance for Youth Movements, and the State Department didn’t think that was a valid concern in the big digital push on Iraq in 2009

Videos and pictures from the Streets

(Caution some images are graphic)

Attacking Party Headquarters before it being set on fire

Rizwan Ali (13 years old-killed)

Outside KDP Headquarters