William Campenni served in the Texas Air National Guard with George W. Bush. We got to know him in connection with Rathergate. He is an eloquent and knowledgeable commenter on politics and public affairs, as in his Amereican Thinker column “Nothing in common.” Bill writes to take issuue with my post this morning, though I think his comments complement what I had to say. Bill writes:
Let me tell you a story before I get to the “accepting the results” minutiae that have been elevated to a national crisis.
Some years ago I was doing classified work. So classified that I could only read the papers in a locked, secured, and watched vault.
While going through one document regarding SIOPs (Single Integrated Operating Plan – the checklist for nuclear war, used until 2003), I noticed it was marked Top Secret (TS) overall, but most of the paragraphs were marked Secret (S).
But for one, the obvious details and contents of which I still cannot discuss.
You know what that paragraph was about? Not throw weights of nuclear missiles, or thermal signature of boost vehicles, or target coordinates.
Nope. It was about presidential response times once a nuclear strike was being detected. Like how long it would take to get the president out of the bathroom taking a crap or shower, or out of the presidential limo when out at a banquet, or from the bedroom to the communications room to initiate a counterstrike. It was marked Top Secret. TOP SECRET!
So I was floored last night when I heard Hillary Clinton come out with the “four minutes to react” comment.
I won’t confirm the accuracy of that number, or even the context she was referring to, but that was TOP SECRET information.
If we ever had the time and opportunity I would take you through a discussion of the OODA loop, a tool we in the military use to get inside an enemy’s decision cycle. What Clinton revealed last night was a clue for an enemy to know what is one of the most critical parameters of OUR OODA loop.
But what are the media, the punditry, the politicos, and unfortunately PowerLine talking about today? Donald Trump’s valid complaint that he can’t make any acceptance of election results when the threat of fraud has never been greater.
Even in your own Minnesota you have a sitting senator placed there by voting fraud.
For years here in Virginia I have observed massive fraud – in the registration process, in the absentee ballot casting, in the battle to remove photo IDs, in the voting at the polls. Recent studies have shown thousands of illegal alien registrations in Virginia, and hundreds of voters also casting votes in other states (college kids the worst offenders). My own identity (SS No.) was stolen last year and used to get a fraudulent tax refund and voting. I have written in the past about the massive fraud here with illegal alien voting. For over a decade the SEIU and its local affiliates have gone through the extensive illegal alien community here in Virginia fraudulently registering illegals who then vote in large numbers, usually in early voting or absentee ballots, because there are no poll watchers to challenge them. They even brag about it.
In 2006, George Allen was beaten by illegal alien vote margins, giving the Senate to the Democrats. Terry McAuliffe is governor because of a narrow margin granted him by illegal alien voting – and a Trump-like NeverCuccinelli movement by establishment Republicans (sound familiar? National Review? Power Line?). We lost two consecutive Attorney General elections by several hundred votes, with illegal aliens the difference. Warner defeated Gillespie for Senate in 2014 by a small vote difference provided by illegals. And my friend the local former Fairfax County Democrat head brags about it when we have coffee together.
So why should Trump say that he will blindly accept the results when Virginia fraud is multiplied 51 times across the country? When Podesta talks about getting illegal aliens to vote with drivers licenses? When Project Veritas shows gloating Democrat operatives talking about registering illegals?
Give your post on Trump today a Take 2.