By Captain Dave Funk
Clash Daily Contributor
In my previous life as both a US Army Attack Helicopter pilot and recently as a DOD Contractor flying ISR airplanes in the “Sandbox”, Operation Security: “OPSEC” is a daily way of life. Remember seeing the World War II posters that during the war were everywhere both on and off bases reminding all American’s both in and out of the military that “Loose Lips Sink Ships”?
Former DNC Chairwoman, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz must not have paid attention to the OPSEC in briefing as a new Congresswoman. She is currently embroiled in yet another scandal, this most recent being that she allowed unimpeded access to Congressional email networks to a Pakistani named Imran Awan, who not only has ties to a Hezbollah – related fugitive but he has also been accused of extortion of his own stepmother. Awan along with several of his relatives are also implicated in a ghost employee theft ring. Awan cannot even qualify for a basic DOD Secret Security Clearance due to his past criminal record and a 2012 bankruptcy.
Imran Awan has not only been fired by the other Congressional Democrats he was working for, but on February 2th of this year was finally banned from the US House computer network. Yet, as of this weekend, Rep. Wasserman Schultz was still retaining Imran Awan as an “advisor” and calls him a personal friend.
This might explain why the Washington Examiner is reporting that Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee may pull support for the alleged Russian hacking of our election inquiry. When flying at 41,000 feet, it’s pretty easy to see smoke from ground fires. I wonder how much fire this scandal will reveal? My guess is that it will make the Snowden and Manning leaks look like amateurs in comparison.
Captain Dave Funk: Constitutionalist, hunter, dad and patriot, Dave has retired as both a US Army attack helicopter pilot and a Boeing 757 International Captain for Northwest Airlines; Dave has spent most of the last few years piloting US Department of Defense special mission aircraft in the “Sandbox”. With a unique perspective on the world that comes from thousands of hours at 41,000 feet, his ability to explain complex aviation question in simple terms has earned him guest commentator spots on most major TV and radio networks.