Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lani Kass - recusal required

We all should know the word recuse. It's commonly used in the courts where someone who has an interest in the case takes his/herself out of it for the sake of justice being done.

RECUSE: To disqualify or seek to disqualify from participation in a decision on grounds such as prejudice or personal involvement.

I can't think of a better person to recuse herself from what she is doing than Lani Kass, pictured here, the top civilian advisor for the U.S. Air Force.

According to Philip Giraldi, formerly of the CIA and now Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, Lani Kass was born, raised, and educated in Israel. She has a PhD in Russian studies and is fluent in Russian and Hebrew in addition to English. Kass reportedly reached the rank of major in the Israeli air force before moving to the United States and working her way up through the US defense establishment. She is currently the most senior civilian adviser to Air Force Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz and is believed to have access to most American defense secrets.

What in the world is this person doing in this position? Is there any country in the world that is more involved with and interested in the U.S. military than Israel? Could there be anyone more likely to have a biased view than a native Israeli in a top position within the U.S. Defense Department? How can this go on? Ms. Kass should not be making calls on U.S. military issues, or advising on those issues, when they have anything remotely to do with Israel. Yet, she does.

See Philip Giraldi's article on her from the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, then write your Congresspeople. This situation should not continue.

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