For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above
and beyond the call of duty as a pilot in Fighter Squadron 32, while
attempting to rescue a squadron mate whose plane, struck by
antiaircraft fire and trailing smoke, was forced down behind enemy
lines. Quickly maneuvering to circle the downed pilot and protect him
from enemy troops infesting the area, Lt. (j.g.) Hudner risked his life
to save the injured flier who was trapped alive in the burning
wreckage. Fully aware of the extreme danger in landing on the rough
mountainous terrain, and the scant hope of escape or survival in
subzero temperature, he put his plane down skillfully in a deliberate
wheels-up landing in the presence of enemy troops. With his bare hands,
he packed the fuselage with snow to keep the flames away from the pilot
and struggled to pull him free. Unsuccessful in this he returned to his
crashed aircraft and radioed other airborne planes, requesting that a
helicopter be dispatched with an ax and fire extinguisher. He then
remained on the spot despite the continuing danger from enemy action
and, with the assistance of the rescue pilot, renewed a desperate but
unavailing battle against time, cold, and flames. Lt. (j.g.) Hudner's
exceptionally valiant action and selfless devotion to a shipmate
sustain and enhance the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.
From the Archive....
KILL OR FEED A MOCKINGBIRD
By Geoff Metcalf
July 29, 2002
Two mutually exclusive and under reported stories have been troubling
* The apparent penchant for political operatives to
leak classified information that jeopardizes national security.
* The generational control of information dissemination by
we have another ‘Catch-22’.
complicity of the mainstream media to spin, cover, and
obfuscate government abuse of power under the color of authority was
not unique to the Clinton administration. It may have been more
ubiquitous, and at times even clumsy, but it was not unique.
has been reported that in June 1991 David Rockefeller
allegedly told a Bilderberg meeting in Baden Baden German, "We are
grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and
other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and
respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years." He went
on to explain: "It would have been impossible for us to develop our
plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity
during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared
to march towards a world government. The supernational sovereignty of
an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the
national autodetermination practiced in past centuries."
Some argue that quote is apocryphal urban legend. However,
although I have never been able to find three corroborating independent
sources for it, it IS consistent in content and tone with other
Bilderberg quotes I HAVE been able to confirm.
we had been subjected to the light of publicity….”
Indicates the one world, globalist, wannabe controllers were/are
successful in managing the message.
Operation ‘Mockingbird’ was a program supposedly conceived
by a brilliant Machiavellian State Department official, Frank
Wisner selected Philip Graham, then publisher of the Washington Post to
manage the program. According to Deborah Davis, author of
the Great’, "By the early 1950s, Wisner 'owned' respected members of
the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles,
plus stringers, four to six hundred in all, according to a former CIA
Over twenty five major newspapers and wire services became willing
house organs for the CIA media manipulation.
Investigators digging into MOCKINGBIRD have been
flabbergasted to discover FOIA documents in which agents boast (in CIA
office memos) of pride in having placed "important assets" inside
every major news publication in the country.
know, this is the stuff of Ludlum novels conspiracy
wackos, but not until 1982 did the ‘Company’ finally concede that
reporters on the CIA payroll have been case officers to field agents.
have too often observed, “Some people don’t like to be
confused with facts that contradict their preconceived opinions.”
have also noted (and struggle to maintain) “It is not WHO is right or
wrong…but WHAT is right or wrong.”
Anyone with almost ‘any’ military experience has no doubt
seen the once ubiquitous posters cautioning “Loose Lips Sink
It is a left over phrase from WWII and among “lessons learned”.
In the complex world of intelligence loose lips can and have cost lives.
upon a time, not so long ago, Senator Patrick Leahy
(currently the Senate Judiciary committee’s lead obstructionist) used
to be the Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee in the mid
80s. Leahy allegedly ‘inadvertently’ exposed a top-secret
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak that led to the capture of the Achille
Lauro terrorists. That supposed slip of the tongue “cost the life
at least one Egyptian operative.”
Loose Lip Leahy was forced to resign in disgrace 14 years
ago in the wake of having to acknowledge he leaked secret intelligence
to the press. However today he lords his power over the
Judiciary committee. Congress’ institutional memory must be as
as some of Jennifer Flowers former paramours.
our contemporary environment in which whistleblowers
have become in many cases heroes it is important to make the
distinctions between the appropriateness of corporate and political
whistleblowers and the idiot or miscreant who leaks information with
genuine national security implications.
Currently the FBI is investigating national security leaks
from specifically the House and Senate Select Intelligence
This is serious stuff.
Defenders of the indefensible will argue it is a political
witch-hunt by politicians in a heavy C.Y.A. mode. That is not
a convenient political spin job.
it is true the white house is p.o.-ed over media
reports that the National Security Agency had received but not acted on
two early warning messages to 9/11. Dick Cheney reportedly went
ballistic and ripped congressional leaders. Both House and Senate
Select Intelligence committees asked the Attorney General to conduct an
investigation (and no doubt quietly prayed it would be botched).
Justice said in a statement, “…the appropriate department
officials will expeditiously review this matter and take any
appropriate action.” Not if congress has anything to say about
Don’t expect anything fast. Remember Leahy resigned in disgrace
years ago and today has the chutzpah to pontificate ad nauseum to the
Judiciary committee and stall any and all Bush judicial appointments.
on Operation Mockingbird http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/
2002 Geoff Metcalf - All Rights Reserved
Geoff is a veteran media
performer. He has had an eclectic professional background covering a
wide spectrum of radio, television, magazine, and newspapers. A
Green Beret and retired Army officer he is in great demand as a
speaker. Metcalf has hosted his radio talk show on the ABC/Disney owned
and operated KSFO and in worldwide syndication. www.geoffmetcalf.com