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Iran: McChrystal Sacked For Intel Leak

From Iran’s Press TV:

McChrystal ‘sacked for intelligence leak’

Thu, 24 Jun 2010
Kabul circles say the dismissal of US commander was over leaking information including NATO’s connection with the executed leader of the Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi.

Head of Press TV’s office in Kabul, Mohammad Ruhi, says US commander General Stanley McChrystal was sacked for acknowledging NATO’s connection with the executed leader of the Pakistan-based Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi.

He dismissed the official reasons for the firing of McChrystal, saying his growing friendship with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and intelligence leaks may have triggered the replacement.

The move caused a scandal, and a British minister was sacked. In retaliation, London is believed to have released confidential statements by McChrystal to White House officials, paving the way for the commander’s removal from his post.

Who knew? Actually, if this were true (and it almost certainly isn’t), it would at least make sense. Unlike what actually happened.

Ruhi says many insiders also link the decision to the escalating number of US casualties in the war-torn country since the beginning of 2010.

"The general opinion is that Petraeus’ reputation as the ‘butcher of Iraq’ is meant to intimidate militants as well as Afghans," he added.

This is pretty ironic, even for the Iranian media, given General McChrystal’s imposition of Mr. Obama’s ham-stringing ‘rules of engagement.’

Furthermore, Karzai’s increasingly vocal protests over the civilian death toll of US and NATO operations and McChrystal’s acknowledgement of mistakes fueled tensions with the US Ambassador to Kabul, Karl Eikenberry.

The friendship between the two also entailed other top intelligence leaks, with McChrystal briefing Karzai on plans to mobilize Taliban militants from the volatile south to the north, Britain’s arms and drug smuggling route from Afghanistan to Central Asia as well as links with the Russian mafia.

What a ‘chatty Cathy’ General McChrystal must have been. We’re only surprised that the Iranians don’t claim he is also a ‘9/11 Truther.’

McChrystal’s remarks to Rolling Stone magazine, in which he mocked a string of top Washington officials, raised speculations about the deepening rift among the echelons of the US government.

Of course General McChrystal mocked no one in the article. But we can’t expect Iran’s state controlled media to be any more accurate than our own.

Obama picked General David Petraeus on Wednesday to replace McChrystal as the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The choice of Gen. Petraeus, the architect of the Iraq war surge strategy, to replace Gen. McChrystal, was because he was well known to the Afghans and Pakistanis, and had ties with Washington’s NATO allies.

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Gen. McChrystal had described his civilian bosses as "clueless" and called their European allies "wimps."

Again, this is not true. But it is an understandable mistake, given that these are words the Rolling Stone reporter put in the sub headline, to mislead his readers. And clearly he has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.

In the interview, Gen. McChrystal said he felt betrayed by the US ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, and accused him of undermining the Afghan war by leaking a classified cable back in January.

The general also indirectly criticized the US president, calling him "uncomfortable and intimidated."

At least Press TV said “indirectly criticized,” which is slightly more accurate than most of our own news media have been.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, June 24th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Iran: McChrystal Sacked For Intel Leak”

  1. proreason says:

    Definitely more believable than what you read in this country, and as Steve says, at least what they claim happened would make sense.

    But it’s really hard to believe the Moron would relieve a commander for a legitimate reason, unless of course he leveraged the reason to further undermine our country and cover his own seditious butt.


    I may be convincing myself this report is accurate.

    • hushpuppy says:

      I’d be wary of believing anything any moose limb says. In the koran there’s the doctrine of taqiyya which moose limbs are encouraged to use against infidel unbelievers (like us). It teaches the use of lies mixed with truth. It teaches that misdirection is as good as a lie. It teaches all kinds of sh*t to use against infidels because they know we unbelievers tend to take things at face value.

      If ya know how to search you can find the following audiobook: The politically incorrect guide to islam and the crusades (and another book called)The complete infidel’s guide to the koran (by Robert Spencer)

      Listen and learn.

  2. canary says:

    McChrystal’s leak to Karzai leading to daily slaughter deployed Ft. Campbell soldiers, many are new deployed troops that boots barely touch the ground. Add 2 more Ft. Campbell troops murdered today.

    Only days before their recent deployment general wimp McChrystal stood next to Karzai at Ft. Campbell U.S. military base on U.S. soil “to lecture ready to deploy troops to be ready to die in order to save civilians !!!!!!” Ft. Campbell’s newly named commander echoed Karzai’s speech in their last days before leaving the U.S. for deployment to Afgan telling his men of dying for Islam. The commander explains this recent spike is normal.

    Wait a minute……I’m mistaken. Obama would never fire McChrystal for troops dying for Islam.

    The Leaf Chronicle: Two 101st Airborne soldiers killed in Afghanistan
    Chris Smith • June 24, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – Two soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division have been killed in Afghanistan.

    Officials at Fort Campbell say the infantrymen died when a suicide bomber detonated a device next to a traffic control point on Monday.

    Those killed were 22-year-old Spc. Andrew R. Looney of Owasso, Okla., and 19-year-old Pfc. David T. Miller of Wilton, N.Y.
    By Jake Lowary • The Leaf-Chronicle • June 24, 2010

    Gen. John Campbell, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, said today the 101st “must be prepared to receive casualties” as more forces flood into Afghanistan and tranisition into authority.

    The 101st alone has seen a spike in casualties in June, 15 total, and seven in the last week.

    Campbell said many of the 101st units are still in a period of transition and developing familiarity with their areas of operation, making them more vulnerable.

    “The first and last 90 days of any deployment are the times when our forces are most vulnerable as it is a time of transition,”

    Campbell said. “The enemy also knows he is more likely to succeed in these transition periods,…So we anticipate increased enemy activity during these time periods.”

    Campbell added, though, that as the 101st has seen a spike in casualties, so has the enemy, though their deaths aren’t typically reported by the media…
    iscuss recent 101st casualties.
    Heather Vozzelli, Support Coordinator, Survivor Outreach Services, will discuss the Survivor Outreach Service (SOS) program,…

    There have been 15 casualties this month and 21 since the 101st began deploying to Afghanistan in January.


    note: SOS was recently created because after Obama became president there was a rise in Ft. Campbell soldiers scars.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    Oh my sides.

    McChrystal wasn’t canned for having a loose mouth with intel. That’s a difficult precedent to set even compared to the high threshold with which we hold our servicemen. We’re the only civilization to openly broadcast our warplans to the world, right down to our strategies.

    He dishonored our dear leader. Out of all the quotes, the one that probably finished him was saying Obama looked timid in front of all the brass. It may be just me but it seems like they’ve crafted this whole PR theatre off that single charge. It just tells you where everybody instinctively knows he’s weak.

    Regarding the war, it’s his one political sanctuary zone left right now while the tatters of the agenda that got passed continue to shake the faultlines of our stability. He’s not going to actively or passively pursue defeat in Afghanistan, but I disagree that this somehow constitutes a greater ownership of the war. Sure he’s going to relax the language of the 2011 withdrawl for now. But nothing has in fact changed this past week except a conveniently timed PR opportunity was maximized at the cost of some troop morale. Those quotes are months old – that article could’ve been written at anytime.

    He’s still the Ditherer in Chief, no matter how brilliant the press says this ass kicking was. I think choosing Petraeus says one thing only: “It’s still your war, Neocons. This COIN strategy, it’s all on you, and not many seem to have much faith in it so if you disappoint the American people, we’re done paying for it!”

    No matter what happens, it will be spun as a success with him recieving the credit. Meanwhile the leftist diplomats and lawyers we send to Afghanistan will be akin to those we sent to teach the Russians about Capitalism. They’ll do more damage than foster trust.

    So whatever “good” decisions you think he’s made regarding the war, take it with a grain of salt. At the very least, he’s only using the issue to keep himself from being acknowledged as an utter failure.

    • JohnMG says:

      Yep. Obamy had to come across as a real ass-kicker in this one. Never mind that he has the authority as CIC to relieve anyone in the military at any time for any cause, just or otherwise. Also, never mind that the constitution, that document he actually abhors, empowers him to do exactly as he has done. (He really likes to pick and choose which parts he believes in.)

      In reality, he’s a wimp who wraps himself in the mantle of HST to demonstrate just how ‘tough’ he really is. As my dear departed Dad would say, “He couldn’t whip the shit out of his own shirt tail, but he talks one helluva fight”.

      I long for the day when adults once again occupy the White House. I could give Obama a little credit if he would just admit he sacked McChrystal because McChrystal pissed in his Wheaties. Instead he wants to continue this charade of being so cool and in control.

      What he really wants to do is have a temper tantrum. Since “he won”, why doesn’t he just do it?!

      Answer; He doesn’t even have the balls to do that. What a pussy!!!

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