Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

A follow-up post from a previous entry, showing further proof of an ongoing Obama administration mission to purge those U.S. millitary who stand up to him.

The evidence is shaky at best, and the most the administration can do is build a case off his ‘lapse’ in judgement where he found the chips in the bathroom floor. Yet they compounded the doubt they wanted to put in people’s heads by smearing his reputation with ‘gambling problem’ gossip. With the soft heads people have today, if they are oft hearing something of this sort, they will eventually believe it, regardless of the facts.

As Nazi propagandist, and Herr Hitler’s right-hand man, Joseph Göbbels once said:

“If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.”

Giardina is but one of many being purged in an overall effort to transform the military fitting the current White House agenda, which is to reduce U.S. military prowress and allow the likes of China and Russia to fill the void.

You have to destroy America from within, and within crticial areas, before it can be destroyed from the outside, so the story goes.

The effort is now in motion, in realtime.

 

An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips denied Sunday that he played any role in making them.

Investigation records say his DNA was found on the underside of an adhesive sticker used to alter one of the phony chips, but previously undisclosed emails indicate that the presence of his DNA is not conclusive evidence that he was involved in the fakery.

Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina, who was fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces at an early stage of a Navy criminal investigation into the counterfeit chips, acknowledged to The Associated Press that he played the fake chips at a poker table in the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in June 2013.

Giardina declined to discuss details. He said he stands behind a detailed written statement he submitted in April 2014 to Adm. Bill Gortney, who at the time was determining disciplinary action against Giardina in light of the months-long probe by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The AP on Sunday obtained a copy of that statement, which has not been publicly released and was not included in NCIS records of the Giardina case that the AP obtained last week under the Freedom of Information Act.

In the statement, Giardina said he deeply regretted having not immediately surrendered to security officers the four chips which he said he found in a toilet stall at the Horseshoe. He said it was an “error of judgment” that he put three of the chips in play at a poker table, and said he was sorry that he subsequently lied in saying he had purchased them from a man in the bathroom.

“I should have either told the truth or remained silent instead of lying about the events when questioned” by an Iowa state investigator on June 18, 2013, he wrote. That was two days after he played the fake chips and casino officials determined they were counterfeits.

He added, “This lapse in judgment does not make me a thief and a criminal.”

Giardina also wrote that he does not have a gambling problem. At the time of the casino incident, Giardina was deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command, which has responsibility for the nation’s entire nuclear weapons force and is based near Omaha, Nebraska.

Full article: Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips (FOX News)

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