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Author: Raine    Date: 01/30/2017 13:51:12

I am sure that by now you have heard that a white supremacist now has a seat at the National Security Council.
President Trump has reorganized the National Security Council by elevating his chief strategist Steve Bannon and demoting the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Now, Bannon will join the NSC's principals committee, the top inter-agency group for discussing national security. The National Security Council is the staff inside the White House that coordinates decision making by the president on such matters, in coordination with outside departments including the State Department and the Pentagon.

Other news that surfaced yesterday (amid the horrific Muslim ban news) was this:
One American commando was killed and three others were wounded in a fierce firefight early Sunday with Qaeda militants in central Yemen, the military said on Sunday. It was the first counterterrorism operation authorized by President Trump since he took office, and the commando was the first United States service member to die in the yearslong shadow war against Al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate.

Members of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 carried out the surprise dawn attack, and the military said that about 14 Qaeda fighters were killed during a nearly hourlong battle. A Qaeda leader — a brother-in-law of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born cleric and top Qaeda leader in Yemen, who died in a drone strike in 2011 — was believed to have been killed.

After initially denying that there were any civilian casualties, American officials said they were assessing reports that women and children had died in the attack.
Bold face mine. The question I have is who made the call? Flynn? Bannon, Mattis? The Joint Chiefs Of Staff? The National Security Director? This could be a big story going forward; a Navy Seal died in Yemen and civilians are dead. The confusion of this story and its possible impacts on our active military are really bothersome.

Speaking of confusion, the White House didn't talk to anyone that would have been involved with the immigration ban signed over the weekend. The head of DHS found out about the executive order by watching television. (I will find the link and double-confirm what I read earlier)

The order, signed on Friday at the Pentagon, in front of General Mattis, is still not posted on the White House website.

There is no communication in this administration and that is a very dangerous thing for our country and our allies.



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