Censorship At DIA, No Wonder We Lost Afghanistan

27 08 2021

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

I spent two years working in the Pentagon, where I served as an Army officer assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).  When I finished my service there—as a Captain—I received the distinguished Joint Service Commendation Medal, before going to work in the U.S. Senate.[2]

Like many organizations, DIA has an alumni group, which ostensibly posts comments about timely issues.  None is more important today than the collapse of our great nation’s presence in Afghanistan, and the loss of American, allied and Afghan lives.  It is front and center globally.  Yet, a former DIA employee, James Beirne—who presumably was a civilian when he worked there—has decided to ban my comments, which constitutes gross and unconscionable censorship.  Americans have fought and died for our freedoms; and they are dying in Afghanistan today, to preserve them.[3]

No wonder Afghanistan constitutes a colossal defeat for the United States, which may surpass the fall of Saigon and Vietnam, and the Bay of Pigs fiasco, in terms of its national gravity.  Presumably Beirne is part of the reckless “cancel culture,” which has no place in America today.  He is a stain on the DIA where I worked before him, with outstanding co-workers who contributed greatly to our national security.

Beirne should resign in disgrace.  Our nation is not well served by the likes of him.  Indeed, the association’s motto is “Still Serving in Defense of the Nation.”  Clearly, Beirne is not doing this, especially in crucial times like this when China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin—and our other adversaries globally—are watching every move that we make, and gauging their responses accordingly.[4] 

America does not need traitors at this critical juncture in our history. 


© 2021, Timothy D. Naegele



[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6, https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/timothy-d.-naegele-resume-21-8-6.pdf

He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).

Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams; and he can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com   

[2] See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6, https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/timothy-d.-naegele-resume-21-8-6.pdf

[3] See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931085/Joe-Biden-tense-forth-interesting-guy-Steve-Doocy-Fox-News.html (“Nowhere to hide, Joe: President adopts fetal position pose as he crumbles under questioning from Fox News reporter Peter Doocy and tries to blame Trump for the catastrophe in Afghanistan”)

On August 26, 2021, Beirne posted the following notice:

“You can’t post or comment in this group.
“The admin has temporarily turned off your ability to post or comment in the group until September 23, 2021, 2:07 PM.”

Needless to say, by late September, the world will know in meticulous detail what an unmitigated disaster Afghanistan has become for the United States, our friends in Afghanistan, and our allies globally.

See also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/26/the-biden-harris-presidency-has-ended/ (“The Biden-Harris Presidency Has Ended”)

[4]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9905015/China-vows-crush-troops-Taiwan-force-Biden-abandoned-Afghanistan.html (“China vows to ‘crush’ any US troops on Taiwan ‘by force’ and conducts live fire naval exercises in South China Sea after Biden abandoned Afghanistan”)



4 responses

27 08 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/22/10716/ (“President Donald Trump speech in Cullman, Alabama”)

Every American should watch these videos, about the differences between a patriot and a traitor.

See also https://freebeacon.com/national-security/marine-battalion-commander-blasts-inept-military-leadership-over-afghanistan-withdrawal/ (“Marine Battalion Commander Fired After Blasting ‘Inept’ Military Leadership Over Afghanistan Withdrawal”)

It takes courage to tell the truth. Again, the differences between a patriot and a traitor.

The loss of one precious American life should weigh heavily on all of us. But traitors are oblivious to it, and would prefer to censor or bury the truth. They are un-American, and contemptible; and not fit to serve our great nation in any capacity.

Lastly, the debacle in Afghanistan will result in the targeting of Americans globally, as our adversaries are emboldened. NATO may be weakened as a viable alliance, because our allies don’t trust us anymore. And these are merely some of the ramifications of the Biden-Harris administration’s colossal failures.

See, e.g.,
https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/30/the-taliban-are-victorious/ (“The Taliban Are Victorious”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9943629/Taliban-Air-Force-Jihadists-seize-48-aircraft-aerial-firepower-Nato-members.html (“Might of the Taliban Air Force: Islamists now have 48 aircraft including Black Hawks and A-29 attack planes after US retreat left them with more air power than many NATO nations”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9947665/The-race-14-000-Afghan-refugees-Ramstein-US.html (“Part TWO of the largest airlift in history: Inside the huge operation to get at least 43,000 Afghan refugees vetted in Europe, Doha and Bahrain and on to one of EIGHT US bases where 20,000 have already arrived”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9947707/Biden-administration-ERASES-records-83-billion-military-aid-given-Afghanistan.html (“Biden administration ERASES records of the $83 billion worth of weapons, training and aid given to Afghanistan’s armed forces since 2002 as the Taliban takes what was left into their possession”) and https://buchanan.org/blog/cacophony-and-confusion-in-foreign-policy-156200 (“Cacophony and Confusion in Foreign Policy”) and https://www.irishcentral.com/news/derry-mp-afghan-man-kabul (“Derry MP demands action for constituent’s family in Kabul”) and
https://www.wnd.com/2021/09/report-u-s-evacuated-afghans-child-brides-raped/ (“U.S. evacuated Afghans with child ‘brides’ they raped”) and https://www.foxnews.com/politics/taliban-hunting-americans-california-afghanistan (“Taliban is ‘hunting Americans,’ says California mom-to-be left behind in Afghanistan”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9972835/Fears-ISIS-K-drive-Jew-Afghanistan.html (“The last Jew is driven out of Afghanistan: 62-year-old flees over fears that the ISIS-K will kill him after Taliban takeover”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9985969/The-Taliban-carrying-reprisal-attacks-Afghanistan-told.html (“The Taliban ARE executing former Afghan army and government officials, says UN human rights chief as video shows ‘Panjshiri men being bundled into car trunks in Kabul'”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9980101/Taliban-BEHEAD-Afghan-soldier-chilling-video-celebrate-holding-severed-head-victim.html (“So much for Taliban 2.0: Militants BEHEAD Afghan soldier in chilling video then celebrate as they sing while holding severed head of the victim by his hair”) and
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/13/trapped-afghanistan-those-left-behind-grapple-unre/ (“Trapped in Afghanistan: Those left behind grapple with unresponsive U.S., dimming hope of escape”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9989035/Taliban-fighters-execute-unarmed-prisoner-conquered-Panjshir-Valley.html (“The moment Taliban fighters execute an unarmed prisoner in the ‘conquered’ Panjshir Valley where ‘at least 20’ civilians have been killed for helping resistance”)

Yet, after I posted articles (principally from the UK’s Daily Mail) that chronicled this unfolding tragedy, I was banned by James Beirne from posting anything. He should tender his resignation immediately.

Americans can and will be targeted by Islamic extremists. And the likes of Beirne must not have any roles in our intelligence community, even in a miniscule unimportant capacity.

They exemplify why we lost Afghanistan, and why more Americans and our allies will suffer. Indeed, others in the DIA alumni group encouraged Beirne and cheered him on (i.e., “aided and abetted” him); and they are not fit to serve and should resign as well.

They include Jim Murphy, Judi Demulling, Peter Park Jr., Joseph Mazzafro, Kathleen Morrish, Chris Centner, Sue Conterno, Ron Romich, Michael Woods, James Eden and Christopher Noble Johnston.

See https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIAAlumni/permalink/3115756522033241/?app=fbl


9 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9972835/Fears-ISIS-K-drive-Jew-Afghanistan.html (“The last Jew is driven out of Afghanistan: 62-year-old flees over fears that the ISIS-K will kill him after Taliban takeover”)


15 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele


See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9993743/You-walk-away-Alexander-Vindman-leads-ex-military-calls-Gen-Milley-resign.html (“‘It’s an extremely dangerous precedent, you can’t simply walk away from that’: Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman leads ex-military leaders calling on Gen. Milley to resign if he told China he’d send warning if US was planning to attack”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9994381/Milley-confirms-DID-calls-China-says-held-coordination-DoD.html (“Biden says he has ‘great confidence’ in Joint Chiefs chairman Milley despite him admitting he DID call China and lectured staff on nukes protocol: Trump’s defense secretary says he ‘did not’ authorize calls and general should resign”) and https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/09/15/chinese-state-run-newspaper-claims-warships-could-soon-near-hawaii/ (“Chinese state-run newspaper claims warships could ‘soon’ near Hawaii”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9997041/Trumps-defense-secretary-Chris-Miller-says-Mark-Milley-resign-call-Chinese.html (“‘I did not and would not ever authorize such conduct’: Trump’s defense secretary Chris Miller says Mark Milley should resign over call to Chinese counterparts as Tucker Carlson brands Joint Chiefs chairman ‘a danger to the country'”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9997703/Trump-reason-Biden-wont-fire-Milley-knows-dirty-secrets-Afghanistan-crisis.html (“‘Milley is a complete nutjob’: Trump tears into Joint Chiefs Chairman and says the only reason Biden won’t fire him is because he knows his ‘dirty secrets’ about Afghanistan withdrawal”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9999817/China-AUKUS-nuclear-submarine-deal-make-Australia-potential-target-atomic-bomb-strike.html (“Furious China issues bone-chilling warning subs deal could ‘make Australia a potential target for a NUCLEAR strike'”)

The traitors in our midst must be singled out and dealt with.


21 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://buchanan.org/blog/are-the-us-and-china-stumbling-toward-an-islands-war-158560 (“Are the US and China Stumbling Toward an ‘Islands War’?”)

Are the U.S. and China moving inextricably toward war, which may end up being global in scope, at a time when the Biden-Harris presidency is teetering?

Afghanistan has fallen, in humiliation; our southern border is porous, at best; we have a woke military with traitors like General Milley at the top; we are dependent on oil from the Middle East again, instead of being energy independent; and China is vicious, having enslaved a million ethnic minorities including the Uyghurs, and used EMP weapons to “fry” Indian soldiers in its border war with that country.

And all of this is occurring as the next wave of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps America, with no end in sight.

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10012915/CIA-agent-struck-Havana-syndrome-trip-India-boss-William-Burns.html (“CIA agent is struck down with Havana syndrome during trip to India WITH ‘fuming’ boss William Burns: Agency fears hit was ‘a direct message’ and aggressor had insider knowledge of director’s schedule”) and https://www.nysun.com/foreign/witches-brew-starts-to-bubble-in-communist-china/91665/ (“Witches Brew Starts To Bubble in Communist China, as Xi Jinping Edges Into Maoism”) and https://news.gallup.com/poll/354872/biden-approval-rating-hits-new-low-harris.aspx (“Biden’s Approval Rating Hits New Low of 43%; Harris’ Is 49%”) and https://www.the-sun.com/news/3707195/new-covid-variant-kentucky-nursing-home-mutations-virus-antibodies/ (“New Covid variant found in Kentucky nursing home has deadly mutations that could evade virus antibodies”)


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