Archive for July, 2011

Ron Paul Interview On CNN’s AC 360 About US Debt Crisis

Ron Paul Interview On CNN’s AC 360 About The Boehner Bill 7/28/11

http://www.dailypaul.com/172158/ron-paul-interview-on-cnn-ac-360-about-the-boehner-bill

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
 

China losing patience with America’s default dithering (scroll down to Peter Schiff video link as well as he was Ron Paul’s financial advisor during the 2008 presidential run)

http://rt.com/news/china-us-debt-default/

Remember the candidate (Ron Paul who founded the Tea Party before it got hijacked by neocons – see http://tinyurl.com/teapartyhijacked) who predicted the coming economic crash which took place in 2008 and Neocon (‘war for/because of Israel’) advocate John McCain simply smirked at him during the Republican debate at the Reagan Library!?

‘Neocon John’ McCain reads from Neocon influenced Wall Street Journal editorial page (no surprise for any of us in the know though):

Tea Partiers Slam McCain Over ‘Hobbit’ Reference

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/28/angle-odonnell-slam-mccain-over-tea-party-hobbits-speech/

US Wastes Billions in Overseas Conflicts:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/28/us-wastes-billions-in-overseas-conflicts/

Max Keiser – ‘America will lose its sovereignty’

http://rt.com/usa/news/max-keiser-sovereignty-dollar/

US must make cuts or risk economic failure — RT

http://america-hijacked.co​m/2011/06/11/us-must-make-​cuts-or-risk-economic-fail​ure-%e2%80%94-r

http://tinyurl.com/USastro​nomicaldebtcrisis

Israel backers worried about Murdoch’s pro-Israel media empire

Israel backers worried about Murdoch’s pro-Israel media empire

http://www.jewishvoicesnj.org/news/2011-07-27/Home/Israel_backers_worried_about_Murdochs_proIsrael_me.html

http://t.co/kD9P34t

How Murdoch Ran Britain:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/08/01/how-murdoch-ran-britain/

“Speaking Out: A Congressman’s Lifelong Fight Against Bigotry, Famine and War.” by Paul Findley

Ralph Nader and Bill Moyers

Friday, July 29, 2011 11:51 AM
 
From: “Alison Weir, CNI”  
 
 
 
Council for the National Interest Foundation

 

What do those two gentlemen have in common? They are just two of the distinguished people who have enthusiastically endorsed Congressman Paul Findley’s fascinating new book, “Speaking Out: A Congressman’s Lifelong Fight Against Bigotry, Famine and War.
 
Dear Friend:

This is exciting news. CNI’s founder, former Congressman Paul Findley, has just penned his auto-biography and I cannot recommend it enough. Paul Findley made an indelible mark on Capital Hill during his 22 years as a United States Congressman. And in the years since, he has tirelessly fought for peace, justice, and fair play in the Middle East—even now at ninety years old!

This brand new book has been described as “first class” by the Christian Science Monitor; writer/commentator Noam Chromsky calls it “fascinating reading” by “an independent thinker and courageous advocate;” while former Senator Adlai Stevenson describes it as “a valuable reminder of a politics when reason reigned … never more timely.”

Congressman Findley served through through six administrations in Washington, and he has much to reveal about the shaping of American foreign policy—from Vietnam to Middle East, and issues ranging from hunger to civil rights.
 
Speaking Out: A Congressman’s Lifelong Fight Against Bigotry, Famine and War” carries a forward by veteran journalist Helen Thomas who writes, “It’s not too late to learn from Representative Findley, a man of good conscience, who is daring to tell the truth.”

Speaking Out: A Congressman’s Lifelong Fight Against Bigotry, Famine and War” retails for $26.95, but is available at discount from Amazon.com for just $17.79 hardcover or $9.99 via Amazon Kindle.

Paul Findley’s autobiography is educational and inspirational—both necessary to the work we are all engaged in.

Cordially,

Alison Weir

President,
Council for the National Interest
 
P.S. What about Bill Moyers and Ralph Nader? Well, journalist Moyers says:  “There is a place in America called Findley Country. Inspired by their founding father, the people who live there cherish principled politics, political courage, and speaking truth to power.” Political advocate Ralph Nader calls Paul Findley: “One of the most creative, indomitable advocates for international law, the end of wars, arms races, and famines, and an opponent of bigotry against Palestinians….Rare anywhere is that combination of moral determinism, pioneering, practical proposals, and strong character to sweat the Big Stuff.”

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Review of “Speaking Out” by Paul Findley
 
 

The High Cost of Subservience to Israel (by Paul Findley):

http://tinyurl.com/subserviencetoIsrael

US not to probe Israel data theft

US not to probe Israel data theft 

http://www.presstv.com/detail/191295.html

US voices ‘strong commitment’ to Israel

US voices ‘strong commitment’ to Israel

http://www.presstv.com/detail/191275.html

US may end loan guarantees to Israel

US may end loan guarantees to Israel

http://www.presstv.com/detail/191273.html

Rep. Eric Cantor’s Jewish Story (Will he be America’s first Jewish president?)

Rep. Eric Cantor’s Jewish Story

http://www.jewishtimes.com/index.php/jewishtimes/news/jt/cover_story/rep._eric_cantors_jewish_story/26098

Saw the following ad appearing in the right margin of the above article  (Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book and John Mearsheimer’s ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ book both validated yet again!):

Pro-Israel Americans:

Help keep Israel secure by ensuring U.S. support remains strong:
 
Israel First Eric Cantor’s Pledge of Allegiance
 
 
Is Israel’s Right Wing in Eric Cantor’s District?
 

DE BORCHGRAVE: ‘Restoration Doctrine’

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jul/27/restoration-doctrine/ 

DE BORCHGRAVE: ‘Restoration Doctrine’

By Arnaud de Borchgrave-

The Washington Times

Richard Haass says it’s time for nation-building – at home

It’s now called the Doctrine of Restoration, diplomatic jargon for rebuilding America before China eats our lunch. After blowing a trillion dollars on the Iraq war over the last 10 years and establishing a 1,400-strong U.S. Embassy in Baghdad only to see Iran emerge with more influence in Iraq than the United States, it is time for Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny to burst on the national stage and ask, “What’s up, Doc?”

We now discover the U.S. taxpayer is funding both sides in Afghanistan through U.S.-contracted trucking firms. Contracting waste dug up by Congress totals $34 billion.

Before we blow another trillion on Afghanistan – it’s already close to half a trillion dollars since the original U.S. invasion Oct. 7, 2001 – and encourage European allies to waste more treasure in Libya, it’s time for a customized brain-fitness plan. We also need cognitive exercises tailored to our geopolitical goals and an estimate of our improvement potential.

A tall order, but not too tall for a former director of policy planning at the State Department, and a good bet for future secretary of state. Either a Democrat or a Republican president will need a time-tested geopolitical brain who understands the need to downsize and then rebuild a lean and mean military.

Such a person may be Richard Haass, president of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations. Under the headline “Bringing Our Foreign Policy Home, ” Mr. Haass writes in Time magazine that “a doctrine of restoration can strengthen the U.S. position abroad by focusing on nation-building – our own.”

Brooklyn-born, short-fused Mr. Haass doesn’t suffer blowhards gladly. He earned a presidential medal for his work in articulating and developing U.S. policy during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and divided his government service with ranking positions at both State and the Pentagon. From 1989 to 1993, he was special assistant for foreign policy to President George H. W. Bush.

“The good news,” says Mr. Haass “is that there is a doctrine that fits the U.S. ’ circumstances. It is one that judges the world to be relatively nonthreatening and makes the most of this situation. The goal would be to rebalance the resources devoted to domestic challenges, as opposed to international ones, in favor of the former.”

Stripped of Aesopian verbiage, this means, “Charity starts at home.”

“Doing so,” Mr. Haass continues, “would not only address critical domestic needs, but also rebuild the foundation of this country’s strength so it would be in a better position to stave off potential strategic challengers or be better prepared should they emerge all the same.”

Mr. Haass‘ term for this doctrine is “restoration”: “A U.S. foreign policy based on restoring this country’s strength and replenishing its resources – economic, human and physical.”

Under a doctrine of restoration, there would be fewer wars of choice, Mr. Haass writes, if any.

America today is in urgent need of a multitrillion-dollar makeover, from collapsing schools and bridges to a deficient 21st-century air-traffic control system.

“Restoration,” writes Mr. Haass, “is not isolationism, [which is] the willful turning away from the world even when a rigorous assessment of U.S. interests argues for acting. Isolationism makes no sense in a world in which the U.S. cannot wall itself off from terrorism, proliferation, protectionism, pandemic disease, climate change or a loss of access to financial, energy and mineral resources.”

“An embrace of old-fashioned isolationism would accelerate the emergence of a more disorderly and dangerous and less prosperous and free world,” Mr. Haass says, lest anyone misconstrue the message.

The wars of choice he rejects are “ Vietnam , the second Iraq war and the current Libyan intervention.” Wars of necessity would continue when vital interests are at stake and when there is no alternative to using force.

Afghanistan evolved into a costly war of choice when newly elected President Obama decided to pursue the Taliban and not just al Qaeda.

The Restoration Doctrine would quickly draw down U.S. forces from Afghanistan. Mr. Haass‘ figure: Below 25,000 troops over the next year and reduce spending by $100 billion.

On Iran, the Haass doctrine is closer to Israel’s when he writes “the U.S. would use or support the use of armed force if it is determined that a military strike could destroy much of Iran’s relevant capacity, that doing so would not reduce the chances of meaningful political change inside Iran, that the costs of likely retaliation by Iran were sustainable, that a nuclear Iran could not be confidently deterred and that the proliferation aspirations of others could not be managed.”

But Mr. Haass‘ caveats mean the United States would keep its powder dry lest Iran’s formidable asymmetrical retaliatory capabilities block the Strait of Hormuz, send oil prices skyward up to $500 a barrel and Western economies into a tailspin. His language was also designed to appease Israel , where three retiring heads of intelligence recently warned that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu favors the bombing of Iran’s nuclear facilities.

At home, restoring the fiscal foundation of American power is Mr. Haass‘ top priority; “the current situation is unsustainable.”

Major cuts in discretionary spending should be a top priority. Such expenditures must be restricted to investments in U.S. human resources and future competitiveness. “This includes targeted spending on public education, including at the community-college and university levels; modernizing transportation and energy infrastructures; and increasing energy efficiency while decreasing dependence on Middle East oil. Spending cuts should focus on entitlements and defense.”

Mr. Haass‘ goal is to reduce the budget deficit by $300 billion per year until the budget is balanced.

The United States can only lead the world, he concludes, “if it first puts its own house in order.”

Arnaud de Borchgrave is editor-at-large of The Washington Times and United Press International.

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US must make cuts or risk economic failure — RT
 
 
 

US wastes billions in overseas conflicts

US wastes billions in overseas conflicts

http://www.presstv.com/detail/190470.html

US wastes $34 billion in Iraq and Afghanistan

http://rt.com/usa/news/us-billion-iraq-afghanistan/

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
 

Ron Paul Interview On CNN’s AC 360 About The Boehner Bill 7/28/11

http://www.dailypaul.com/172158/ron-paul-interview-on-cnn-ac-360-about-the-boehner-bill

US must make cuts or risk economic failure — RT

 http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/11/us-must-make-cuts-or-risk-economic-failure-%e2%80%94-r

http://tinyurl.com/USastronomicaldebtcrisis

Draining the Swamp

Draining the Swamp

http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2011/07/26/draining-the-swamp/

Neocons and Muslim Haters (scroll down to the comments section as well):

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/27/neocons-and-muslim-haters/