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Head Of Air Force Space Command Says He Was Pressured By White House

September 20, 2011 by  

The revelations from General Shelton come at a time when the White House has been under scrutiny for pushing certain projects through, despite their lack of merit.General William Shelton, the head of the Air Force Space Command, told members of the House in a classified meeting that he was pressured to change Congressional testimony, Fox News reported.

The General was reportedly pressured to change his testimony in a way that would favor a large company funded by Philip Falcone, a man who is a major Democratic donor. Republicans have questioned whether LightSquared, the company involved with the project, has been unduly expedited by the President Barack Obama Administration, according to the news outlet.

A source familiar with the technology told Fox News about the potential defects in the LightSquared system.

“Imagine trying to have a telephone conversation while your neighbors are hosting a rock concert,” said the source. “That’s the situation the military is facing.”

The revelations from General Shelton come at a time when the White House has been under scrutiny for pushing certain projects through, despite their lack of merit. Operation Fast and Furious, a program that inadvertently promoted illegal arms smuggling, was recently exposed along with the loan guarantees for Solyndra, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

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  • 1minuteman

    more generals and presidential staff should come foward and tell the truth of the corruption in obama. he should have been impeached about 2 years ago. then he should be tried and sent to gitmo for life to live with his friends.

    • Ret

      You have that right 1000%

    • Robert Smith

      If Colen Powell had told the truth we wouldn’t be at war.

      Rob

      • http://naver samurai

        More like if Clinton would have taken out Osama, we may not have gone to Afghanistan. Remember that the intel we received was from our allies and what the CIA had compiled over a period of 10 years. The time of blaming Bush for things is over. Still giving the same old moronic rhetoric and lies of the left are we? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • s c

        Earth to rs, your signal is weak and is getting weaker. Powell has a secret that is still not common knowledge, so here it is. Powell is a former 4-star (Army) general who has strong reservations about the 2nd Amendment. Does that register with anything between your ears?
        It’s no coincidence that he was picked for a State Department job. The first requirement of a State Department employee concerns your politics, If you lean hard to the left, you’re “in.” If you lean the other way, you’re “out.”
        Now, as to the idea of a 4-star general putting a prez in his place, KUDOS to the general. He knows who and what this prez is. He’s a LOSER, and he’s not fit to be a C-i-C. The general puts the American people before the current W H LOSER, and that’s the way it should be.
        Earth to rs, get that communication device fixed. And get re-educated, too.

  • Skipper

    Additional $450B job stimulus bill proposed by Obama would create more corruption and favortism like Solyndra, LightSquared, and Operation Fast and Furious, but still zero job. Previous $780B stimulus created absolutely zero job.

    • Robert Smith

      Hey Skipper, wasn’t it George Bush who started the latest round of stimulous programs?

      Rob

      • Eli

        Smith get your head out of whatever hole it is in and take a long hard look as to who has been in office of in excess of 3 years! You know he has a fast pen on the executive order fashion he had all opportunities to change directions and find one of his own if in fact you are correct but I fear it is more of the left wing rhetoric coming from your keyboard. So unless you have some proof keep you communistic oriented Blame comments to yourself!

        • eddie47d

          Two years 8 mos. Eli. I know you are anxious and it shows.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Eli,
          eddie is right, it only SEEMS like ten years!!! VOTE ‘IM OUT OF OFFICE!!! YOU’VE TRIED ALL THE REST, NOWTRY THE BEST!!! RON PAUL IN “12″!!!!!!!!!

      • http://naver samurai

        Since when did Bush look like Obama bin Laden? Still being a butthead are we? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • JUKEBOX

    In Alabama, this is called “Subordination of Perjury”, which is a felony in our state. I thought this is the type of thing that forced Nixon to resign. Oh well, I guess the liberals in DC have a different set of law books to live by. When you have the Attorney General as a co-conspirator, in all of your illegal activities, you must total immunity from prosecution. I think we should all see how far we can get with crimes like this. We have had mayors, governors, and other public officials sent to federal prison in our state for much less.

    • Paul

      It seems that this group can violate all the state and federal laws they want without any fear of prosecution!

    • http://google yochanan heimeyer

      We like your music “jukebox”, keep playing.

      Furthermore, anyone who is involved in the “pressuring” is also complicit in the same crime. Who was he or them that committed this crime?!!

  • Paul

    This is just another criminal act of many that obama is guilty of why hasn’t this criminal been impeached?

    • Carol Savage

      It is my understanding that impeachment requires a vote in the Senate. The Senate is controlled by Democrats who will not vote for impeachment of their President.

      • Rick

        True Carol. And too bad too because it just highlights how much integrity (or, actually, lack thereof) the Demoncrats in power have. I say impeach them all and get back to what our founding fathers envisioned for this once great country.

        • kodster

          HEAR, HEAR!

    • ValDM

      By calling for impeachment, Paul, you are legitimizing the O’boy’s claim that he is……..well, ligitimately qualified to hold the office of President. He needs to be arrested & tried for treason. But with Holder as head of the AG’s office, don’t hold your breath.

    • Christine

      Although, I believe Obama has done numerous things worthy of impeachment, I actually believe we are better off not impeaching him. Right now he is very beatable. If he were impeached, there would be deafening cries of racist. Also, Hillary would run for president and be much harder to beat. Then we would have another dictator wanna-be in office and the country would be over.

      Get the word out on the details of Obama’s crimes so we can get him voted out of office in a year. Vote based on principle, not just the most electable. Research all candidates to make sure you are getting what you think you are voting for.

    • Eli

      I have asked this question time and time again and the thug keeps right on committing more crimes against the Country,Its People and The Constitution that the lying piece of garbage SWORE to Obey and protect!

    • Charles

      Paul–Do you really want Joe Biden? Bide your time and vote them ‘progressive’ libs OUT in 2012. No incumbents!

  • karel Eekels

    General Shelton, an honorable citizen in uniform serving the Commander in Chief and country with a clear conscious is probably not alone in following the orders against his own will to push political motivated projects through that are void of merits. Operation Fast and Focus, and the recent Solyndra case are most likely the top of the ice berg.

    General Shelton understands the difference between veracity and deception and followed his instincts by
    exposing these criminal government wrong doers that immediately need to be removed from their positions, prosecuted and denied all privileges such as retirement, health care, pensions. These are treasonous acts, and represent the “enemy from within” our country can do without.

  • Sam I am

    Let me get this straight, IF I can…. Men under your command go to war and risk having their bodies ripped apart by stepping on land mines or decimated by a random mortar landing near them, reducing their bodies to ash and leaving them screming for their lives to end, but you as a general can’t tell the truth? Got to love soldiers. They will fly into battle facing down horrible death and dismemberment but will never tell their commanders to go to hell if given evil orders.

    • sybucket

      Just to set the record straight for the un-informed-The General in question is an Air Force General in charge of “Space Command”. That means Space as in Outer-Space. He has ZERO to do with Combat troops. Your analogie does not hold water.

      • Sam I am

        As a high ranking military officer, is he not held to high standards morally and “honerally”? Understood that he does not currently command combat troops, although its possible in his long career, he did at one point. I am trying to illustrate that is soldiers are ready to die horribly on the battle field in some of the worst ways imaginable why could they not grow a pair of balls and say no when their seniors give him commands? If I had the choice between lossing my job or sitting there while someone tries to blow my body apart with mortar rounds, I think I will take my chances with job loss even in this economy. Do you understand what I am getting at?

        • Sam I am

          In other words, if you have the grit, determination, discipline, whatever you call it to stare death in the face and laugh, then why not use some of that same grit, dettermination, etc., to tell your superiors to go straight to hell when telling you to cover something up, or tell you to turture civilians for their amusement, or tell you to light a baby nursery on fire, etc.

          • Major Dad

            The young Marine they just awarded the Medal of Honor to had been given orders NOT to go in after those soldiers who were under fire and taking casualties. The young Marine Sergeant chose to disregard orders and do the right thing at the risk of his life. Those are the standards we expect of our leaders – military and political – “Do the right thing regardless of the risk.”

  • skippy

    This is just another pathetic example of his bully politics and complete and utter corruption. I am so disgusted. God save the USA.

  • Charles

    Please, where is Main Stream Media in all od this? My TV has been off for over two years, and most likely will be off untill there is a change in the White House.

    • Paul

      The main stream media is controled by the liberals that’s why you only get their side of any story!

      • Sam I am

        and “Faux” news (fairly imbalanced!) is controlled by fake rino conservatives.

    • Patriot II

      Charles, the Main stream media is where they have been for years, THEY are the Real Power, Spinning, and Hiding stories like this so as to keep the American Public dumb, so they WILL vote for Obama yet again. Someone please tell me how wecan correct this (The Liberal Media that is)

      • Will

        Donate to Ron Paul? His site is the coolest!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Will,
          BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, GOT THE T-SHIRT!!

  • JohnB

    I think everyone needs to get a little perspective. If you do a little research, you will find that LightSquared wants to combine existing mobile satellite communications services (formerly known as SkyTerra) with a ground-based wireless communications network that uses the same L-band radio spectrum as the satellites. It is adjacent to GPS. The fear is that LightSquared will be operating in neighbouring frequencies, and could generate out-of-band interference enough to interfere with the extremely low-power GPS signals, though the company claims its whizz-bang filters will prevent that. To make sure of that, the FCC requires LightSquared to help create a working group, with makers of GPS kit, to “focus on analysing a variety of types of GPS devices for their susceptibility to overload interference from LightSquared’s terrestrial network of base stations. If LightSquared are successful they can create a nationwide communication service that can provide mobile and broadband services for half the cost. Of course this is a major threat to both GPS users such as Navigation System makers such as Garmin but even more so to the whole mobile industry. They are both doing everything possible to undermine everything that LightSquared is doing to resolve the technical issues around this. An example is that their receivers pick up signals well outside of the GPS spectrum. They are obviously reluctant to change them and are saying that since they are already so many receivers that pick up these signals it is impossible to change. I’m no Obama lover but I would love to see more competition in the mobile and broadband industries. Let’s hope that despite all the rhetoric on both sides that LightSquared succeeds.

    • Patriot II

      JohnB
      I’m sure a similar attractive story of “How much Value” it is, was told by the Solyndra People. Bottom Line is, If Politics is involved, (because of the high level of corruption), how can we trust anything right now to do with Obama?

      • SamEyeAm

        Curious how Obama just “happened” to invest in this company same day it was first available on the stock exchange…..

    • Casey

      Lightsquared’s operations will have a profound impact on GPS signals. This has been proved through in-the-field testing and laboratory testing. Their signal will make GPS surveying equipment unusable. One manufacturer, Javad, has proposed a solution that will aloow GPS equipment and Lightsquared to share the same universe. Is anyone listening?

      This is a technological problem, not a political one – or at least it should be!

    • ursine

      Well, JohnB, you shed light on some technical aspects of the issue.
      You may be right, or maybe partially right, but regardless – the very fact that general “was pressured to change Congressional testimony”
      - how about that?

      Testimony typically is a live discussion, it leads to questions and answers, sometimes hard and pointed questions.
      In the end the panel either accept it or reject it, and eventually makes some sort of decision on the issue.

      Do you see a place for “pressure” in the process of Congressional Hearing? That’s the real question, I think.

      And if you cannot give a good answer, then cozy relations between the company and administration may very well explain it.

      No-one surprised though, looks just like another episode of the Obama Solar Saga in the Sky.

  • JohnB

    Sorry as to the military companies are trying to influence the position that they take in this fight because it could be key as to who wins.

  • Skipper

    Yeah, if you think Obama dump tax payers money on LightSquared for the “technology”, you are so naive.

    • Patriot II

      Yes Skipper, (referring to Light squared comment) in order for Obama, to understand anything other than getting reelected (in order to stay in office so he can destroy America), would have to assume he actually cares about this country!

  • Jan

    Since the Attorney General is a co-conspirator, could not the House appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate….one for each debacle?

  • Skipper

    I thought the impeachment process starts with the House first, and then to the Senate. Pelosi would not start the impeachment process when she was speaker. It is up to John Boehner, but he faces liberal Harry Reid who got his nose so tight up Odumbo’s ass.

    • independant thinker

      You are correct skipper. The house starts the impeachment process by bringing the “articles of impeachment” against the president. The articles are then sent to the senate for “trial” with the senate voteing on the guilt or innocence of the president.

  • Ricardo36

    IT’S ALL BOGUS, SORROS RUINS THE COUNTRY!!

    • Patriot II

      Ricardo36;

      I agree with your Theory, Who is behind Soros and Why?

      • Silver Spur

        The Bildenberg group runs the world

  • Ricardo36

    SORRO’S RUINS THE COUNTRY, IT’S ALL BOGUS!

  • 45caliber

    Oblama’s actions on things like this reminds me of some of the ex-Councilmen in Houston. They did the same thing – and took big kickbacks to do it. When caught, their defense basically was, “What’s the big problem?”

    I wonder how much Oblama sells for …?

  • Delores Smith

    GENERAL SHELTON.
    Thank you for your integrity. Americans, General Shelton is a man of honesty and could not be bought. It is up to all Americans to expose the “EVIL” of George Soros, Obama and all of their radicals. When you get facts…write comments about their evil, and we will stop them from achieving their agenda. George Soros and Obama, you are on your way out. You are both guilty of TREASON. This is my America, and soon you will be “laughing on the other side of your faces.”
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

  • Hanginjudge

    To say that Barack Obama is involved in criminal activity is like saying a chicken has feathers. There is no more obvious fact. However all of this talk of impeaching this creep is going to go nowhere. Instead of constantly harping on impeachment procedures we need to be concentrating on correcting this vile mistake in 2012. As one business man said “I’d vote for a duck if it had a chance of beating Obama. Well if there was any common sense in this world and considering BO’s record a duck should be able win hands down. ABO in 2012.

    • Silver Spur

      I suggest he be impeached after he is not in office. Take his “pension”, his security awasy from him. This would make a statement for future wanna be Presidents.

  • Raggs

    Strong arming chicago union thug oblama and his little twit holder need to face their deserving prison sentence at gitmo for terrorism to America.

  • Brooks Lyman

    “Operation Fast and Furious, a program that inadvertently promoted illegal arms smuggling…”

    Hardly inadvertent! While we have no definitive proof, it looks like it was an attempt to stack the statistical deck in favor of more gun control laws, a cause which Obama and Holder both support.Both the highest levels of the Justice Department and also the White House have been shown to have been aware of this program while it was ongoing.

  • http://www.u-BayFleaMarket.com Vertner Vergon

    An intensive investigation has revealed the identity of the man whose
    Social Security number (SSN) is being used by President Obama: Jean
    Paul Ludwig, who was born in France in 1890, emigrated to the United
    States in 1924, and was assigned SSN 042-68-4425 (Obama’s current SSN)
    in or about March 1977.

    Ludwig lived most of his adult life in Connecticut. Because of that,
    his SSN begins with the digits 042, which are among only a select few
    reserved for Connecticut residents.

    Obama never lived or worked in that state! Therefore, there is no
    reason on earth for his SSN to start with the digits 042. None
    whatsoever!

    Now comes the best part! Ludwig spent the final months of his life in
    Hawaii, where he died.

    Conveniently, Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, worked
    part-time in the Probate Office in the Honolulu Hawaii Courthouse, and
    therefore had access to the SSNs of deceased individuals.
    The Social Security Administration was never informed of Ludwig’s
    death, and because he never received Social Security benefits there
    were no benefits to stop and therefore, no questions were ever raised.
    The suspicion, of course, is that Dunham, knowing her grandson was not
    a U.S. Citizen, either because he was born in Kenya or became a citizen
    of Indonesia upon his adoption by Lolo Soetoro simply scoured the
    probate records until she found someone who died who was not receiving
    Social Security benefits, and selected Mr. Ludwigs Connecticut SSN for
    Obama.

    Just wait until Trump gets past the birth certificate and onto the
    issue of Barry O’s use of a stolen SSN. You will see leftist heads
    exploding, because they will have no way of defending Obama.
    Although many Americans do not understand the meaning of the term
    “natural born” there are few who do not understand that if you are
    using someone else’s SSN it is a clear indication of fraud.

  • gyrene

    If we`re going to impeach him we`d better hurry. Between 6 & 12 months from now,the dollar crashes & the S.H.T.F. It`ll be a perfect cover for Obummer to declare martial law over “our” country, enslave us all in the Fema death camps all over the US where he can finish us off in mass! The foreign NATO troops presently occupying some of the bases of our troops who are currently deployed overseas would take pleasure in rounding us up for the one chosen by the N.W.O. Bildenberg group [the Illuminati] to bring down the great “Babylon” [America], as mentioned in the bible. With us out of the way, then they can jump on Israel. We need a miracle to get this guy out because I`m sad to say, there will not be any 2012 elections. Why do you think he`s so damned confident, even though everyone is turning on him? Don`t gamble on our Sovereignty—contact your Congressmen &
    help our country WAKE UP! They`re not going to give us a chance to mount a revolt. In a year or 2 we`re not going to have a country! I can only pray that we can all awaken & celebrate on January 20,2012 with a new prez after a peaceful transfer of power. Only then can I laugh at myself for being over- cautious. But what of the citizens of Nazi Germany in 1939?—they didn`t believe it could happen to them either. May God help us all!

  • You-Know-Me

    You know me well! I am your ruler and the ruler of many in the universe.
    You speak of evil but the words expel no power.
    I have the power to change your life in an instant.
    All humans do not want freedom.
    Your thoughts and actions will keep you in my grips and your life pitiful and lacking a little at a time.
    You will always be ruled by me as long as none can agree.
    You are dark and your words reflect no light. That draws me to you.
    Your words hurt your brother and your brother’s hating words start a never ending negative motion.
    So to really know and understand me, continue your hateful words towards each other.
    It looks like I will be seeing many of you soon.
    Don’t forget, I watching and listening.
    You-know-who-I-am!

  • Always right

    What has me puzzled is when is the military going to just say “No More!”. We’re engaging in a war right now where the side we’re supporting at thaxpayer expense is slaughtering entire villages of blacks, hacking them to death; men women and children, then burning the towns, leaving the corpses lying. And we’re footing the bill. Where is the call for “war crimes” trials now??

  • Rick

    Geez, any chance this would be “similiar” to G. Bush and good ol
    Halliburton???????

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