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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:12 AM

 

Nunes Wanted To Move New American Military Base From UK To Azores. Russia Would Like That:

Nunes lied saying it was to save money. But his idea about the Azores was way more expensive.

So why did he really want to move the US military center from the UK to the Azores... and FURTHER AWAY FROM EUROPE?

Hmmm, who wants to break up NATO?

Kudos to DU'er MARCUSE for this tip.


Thatís an option Nunes has called on the Pentagon to consider, because he says itíll be cheaper in the long run. But the Pentagon study found that moving the intelligence center to the Azores base, called Lajes Field, would actually cost $1.4 billion, as opposed to the $817 million it says Nunes claims.

Alternatively, the cost of building the facility at the Croughton air base in the U.K., the Pentagonís recommended location, is only $356 million, the study found. It also concluded that Nunes had underestimated the recurring annual costs of the Azores option by $11 million.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/27/exclusive-top-congressman-accuses-pentagon-of-criminal-leaks.html

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Reply Nunes Wanted To Move New American Military Base From UK To Azores. Russia Would Like That: (Original post)
KittyWampus Mar 2017 OP
malaise Mar 2017 #1
FSogol Mar 2017 #3
malaise Mar 2017 #5
haele Mar 2017 #7
malaise Mar 2017 #8
Tanuki Mar 2017 #9
malaise Mar 2017 #10
FSogol Mar 2017 #2
KittyWampus Mar 2017 #4
FSogol Mar 2017 #6
Amaryllis Mar 2017 #11
BadgerMom Mar 2017 #12

Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:13 AM

1. Does he have Portugese links? n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:14 AM

3. Portuguese links? Is that like spanish sausage?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:15 AM

5. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Nunes is a Portugese name

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:17 AM

7. Why, yes he does. He has relatives - distant - in Portugul.

Coinkidink, eh?

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:18 AM

8. That's what I thought

Thanks

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:23 AM

9. Yes, his family heritage is Azorean- Portuguese

http://portuguese-american-journal.com/portugal-president-elect-trump-has-portuguese-connections-washington-dc/

....."Portugal was pleased to acknowledge the appointment, by the US president-elect, of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as a member of the executive committee of the Trumpís Presidential Transition Team.
Rep. Nunes, who is of Azorean-Portuguese descent, is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade of the House Ways and Means Committee and the chairman of the House Select Intelligence Committee. He has been actively involved in a long term solution for the state of affairs regarding the Lajes Field in the Azores.
Rep. Nunesí actions followed the 2015 Pentagonís decision to downsize the US presence on Terceira island. The decision would save the Pentagon an estimated $35 million annually. Downsizing the Lajes Field, the islandís second largest employer, would significantly impact the local economy.
At the time, the President of the Government of Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, accused the United States of being in ďgross violationĒ of the spirit of bilateral relations.
A bipartisan group of US lawmakers, led by Rep. Devin Nunes, expressed concern regarding the Defense Department plan, after Rep. Devin Nunes introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to keep the Lajes Field operational."

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:37 AM

10. All scumbags

all the time

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:13 AM

2. He needs to be kicked off that committee. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:14 AM

4. He needs to be grilled on why he wanted to move that base and why he lied about costs...

 

Was Portugal paying him or Russia?

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:15 AM

6. That's step 2. He should have no further access to US intelligence. n/t

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 06:29 PM

11. Hey kittywampus - I just reposted an article on this that I posted two weeks ago and didn't get much

interest on then, but it has new relevance given the latest Nunes scandal and indicates possible Russia connections. I linked to this post of yours in my post so we can share info:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028839932


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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 07:45 PM

12. Thanks to you both

I was directed to the New Republic article yesterday by a comment (from one of you?) on another OP. This is interesting stuff.

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