Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Neocon Politics And Arizona’s Immigration Game

So, all the time that the neocons were in power, Arizona stood quietly by – ignoring BIG BUSINESS’s cheap labor pool. The U.S. Immigration Service could just get a giant truck/bus – drive up to a BIG BUSINESS facility and find loads of waiting passengers. Imagine that!

So, why did Arizona wait almost twenty-some-odd years to expose how Arizona has dealt with its illegal immigration problem? Well… why did the neocons wait until the Obama Administration before acknowledging the crashed American economy? You can’t make neocons talk about their political performance. The buck has never reached a neocon’s desk.

Mitt Bows and Scrapes Before the Neocons

Some choice: Obama – the inheritor and expander of everything Bush: multiple wars, torture, multi-fronts against the Constitution and the Bill of Rights – and Romney with his slavish prostration at the feet of the Israelis and their American agents, the neocons.

So eager is Mitt to take over where Obama left off, he scraped and bowed before a distinct minority gathered at his Utah campaign retreat – the Israel-loving neocons. During the event, Romney dropped in on the session and said he had just been briefed by the Israeli ambassador, Michael Oren, speaking about the situation in Syria, the elections in Egypt and the effort to isolate Iran, among other issues.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

More on the Moron Perspective: Why can't the neocons comprehend that liberating our enemies was a bad idea?

It took these slow learners most of 2011 to figure out that once democratic elections were held the dictators would be replaced by extremists like the Muslim Brotherhood.

At that point the word went out to such neocon mouthpieces as Rush Limbaugh to come out against the Arab Spring.

This comment of Limbaugh's shows why he should stick to selling mattresses. Note how he first tries to credit Bush for the spread of democracy in the Mideast and then immediately shows he has not the slightest idea that democracy means majority rule:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Romney's competing teams

Ever since Mitt Romney announced his team of 22 special advisers on foreign policy and national security issues and 13 separate regional and issue-oriented working groups, three distinct factions have emerged, competing for the candidate's attention and approval.

The first group comes under the rubric of "Trade and Competitiveness."

The second faction is known as the neo-conservatives who believe that the national security interests of the United States and Israel are almost always identical. Long-time neocon stalwarts have been pushed to the side in favor of Eric S. Edelman, 61, a career foreign service officer who was principal deputy assistant to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney for National Security (2001-03); former undersecretary of Defense for Policy (2005-09); former ambassador to Finland and Turkey; recipient of highest awards from both the State and Defense departments; now visiting scholar at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

The third group of Romney advisers see themselves as independent thinkers, free of ideological baggage, ready to rely on science and technology to reverse America's globally perceived decline and restore it to new commanding heights. Some of them are among the 22 special advisers announced by the candidate last October.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

America’s first neocon war

On the 200thanniversary of the War of 1812 Monday, NPR’s “Morning Edition” noted that this obscure conflict resulted in the sacking of Washington in 1814, but also gave us the Star Spangled Banner. This reassuring balance of costs and benefits makes for a tidy historical footnote while managing to gloss over the few reasons why the War of 1812 still matters today.

It matters mostly as an occasion for patriotic pomp and circumstance in the mid-Atlantic states and Canada where the war was fought. Maryland has issued a commemorative license plate, complete with bombs bursting in air. Replicas of the tall ships of that era are sailing in Baltimore Harbor. But the war also has some historical relevance. In Foreign Policy, James Traub calls the War of 1812, the “most important war you know nothing about.”

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

C-SPAN is ravished by neocons

John McCain will be speaking in a few minutes about Syria at the American Enterprise Institute. He's been calling for arming the rebels.

Then CSPAN is airing discussants on his talk. Three of the five--Michael Rubin of AEI, Lee Smith from the Weekly Standard, and Ammar Abdulhamid of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies-- are dyed-in-the-wool neocons. Though maybe it could be said that Abdulhamid parrots neocon talking points while working at a neocon thinktank. While another discussant, David Schenker, hails from the Israel lobby thinktank, Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Is this a real discourse? Can you get ahead in D.C. if you're not for U.S. aggression in Muslim world? Let's remember what the eminent Leslie Gelb of the New York Times and Council on Foreign Relations said about the necessity of maintaining one's career by supporting the Iraq war 10 years ago:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jews established neocon movement to destroy Islamic world

Curses! Muhammad Waqi'ullah is on to us! "U.S.-Based Political Scientist Muhammad Waqi'ullah: The Neocon Movement, Established by Jews, Plans to Destroy the Islamic World by Brute Force and through 'Harmless' Films like Superman, Tom and Jerry," from MEMRI, June 4:

Muhammad Waqi’ullah: The neocon movement was established at US universities, especially at the University of Chicago. It was established by a group of Jewish professors, who fled Nazism. They wanted to fortify Western civilization against the leftist, secular, Nazi, and Fascist invasion.

Ultimately, they wanted to protect the Israelites, or the Jews, from annihilation by Western civilization. They infiltrated Western ideology, and specifically, American ideology, until the circumstances, under Bush Jr., enabled them to gain control over the country’s centers of power and to implement their ideas.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rand Paul: A Neocon in Libertarian Clothing?

In 2010, Rand Paul courted the neocon wing of the Republican Party. His “pilgrimage” to the heart of darkness should have set-off alarm bells in both the Tea Party and libertarian movements, but it was more or less glossed over.

In October of 2010, Jason Zengerle noted the following in a long article about Rand Paul:

At a private office in Dupont Circle, he talked foreign policy with Bill Kristol, Dan Senor, and Tom Donnelly, three prominent neocons who’d been part of an effort to defeat him during the primary. “He struck me as genuinely interested in trying to understand why people like us were so apoplectic,” Senor says of their two-hour encounter. “He wanted to get educated about our problem with him. He wasn’t confrontational, and he wasn’t disagreeable. He didn’t seem cemented in his views. He was really in absorption mode.”

Monday, June 11, 2012

War on Iran, a matter of time?

The invasion of Iraq was prepared early in the 1970es by Neocon or New conservatives or Hawks in the US. It was a matter of creating pretexts here or there to carry out this plan. Upon attacking Iraq and occupying it we started to hear about plans to attack Syria and Iran. Later, we heard of new Middle East plans marketed by ex American Foreign secretary Condoleezza Rice. The plans failed as the war on Lebanon in 2006 failed to break the alliances in the region.

The attempts to create new Middle East remain but with slights changes on the planes. This comes from the fact that Arab spring is creating new facts on the grounds. Followers of the Media these days can easily expect a war on Iran. Many Israeli spokespersons and leaders declare that war on Iran is imminent. Americans also started to replicate these statements. One could expect a war on Iran very soon based on a number of reasons based on regional changes.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Team Obama Drops The “Neocon” Bomb

On Tuesday night, the re-election effort enlisted one of its heavyweight foreign policy surrogates, Michele Flournoy, to go nuclear on Romney in response to an Op-Ed Bolton, the combative Bush Administration Ambassador to the United Nations, published in the Washington Times. (Flournoy was one of the most senior officials in the Pentagon. Her name is regularly mentioned as possibly being the first female defense secretary.)

Then, she dropped the hammer: “We’ve witnessed such recklessness before. In 2003, John Bolton and other senior Bush administration officials blew past diplomacy and rushed to war in Iraq. After almost 4,500 American lives lost and nearly a trillion dollars later..."

Neo-Con: Syria Has Nothing to do with Humanitarian Concerns (Its a proxy war!)

Foundation for Defense of Democracies‘ Clifford May in an article titled, “The Battle of Syria: Assad’s survival would be a victory for Iran — and a defeat for the US,” openly dispels the commonly held notion among the West’s remaining public support, that their meddling in Syria’s ongoing strife has anything to do with humanitarian concerns. In fact, May openly states that defeating Syria as a proxy of Iran is far more important than “the dearth of sincere Muslim freedom fighters” or “humanitarian concerns.”

The doomsday scenario Clifford May paints is unfounded, his accusations against Iran as being a “state sponsor of terror” ring hollow as he himself backed the overthrow of the Libyan government and direct military intervention that saw millions of dollars of weapons and cash, along with air support and diplomatic backing go to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), literally a wing of Al Qaeda. May also conveniently fails to mention that the US and Israel are funding, training, and arming a US State Department-listed foreign terror organization (#29), Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) against Iran. May does however mention Al Qaeda being in Syria, and how US policy runs parallel to its agenda. Since the US is admittedly funding these armed militants, it turns out that the US is yet again a state that is sponsoring terrorism.

Neocon strategy destroying our economy

The real economy is hurting under Stephen Harper? Absolutely. The economics of neoliberalism, referred to also as American neoconservatism, or the “conservative movement” preferred by Stephen Harper, is narrowly ideological and provincial, showing little concern for the real economy and real people, much less people in all of Canada.

Real jobs, real employment, real futures, real opportunity, the real economy are being lost to neoconservatism, which practices laissez-faire capitalism — calling it market-based — corporatism — putting the interest of corporations ahead of national interest and the interest of the people — and libertarianism — preferring smaller government, lower (corporate) taxes, less regulation and disregard for the democratic rule of law equally applied for the benefit of all citizens.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Neocon Marco Rubio Wants to Prepare Americans for War with Iran

Neocon Instructions

Lew, in the mid 90s I sponsored a lecture at Loyola University Maryland by Father Robert Sirico, the founder of the Acton Institute. He told me that his inspiration to found an institute that would educate clergy about economics was based on his reading Man, Economy and State by Murray Rothbard. It's not surprising that the neocons, who seem to have enough $$$ to take over the entire world, have taken over the Acton Institute and, as is their usual method, are busy stamping out all mention of the literature of liberty. After all, their ultimate goal of endless war and world domination can never be consistent with the ideas that support a free society. Shame on the ignorant and sinful Acton Institute "instructor" who told his students to ignore Rothbard.

Team Obama Drops The “Neocon” Bomb

Yet there’s been a certain hesitancy among the Obama camp to characterize Romney’s men as outright “neocons,” or outright anything, really. Just three weeks ago, four Obama advisors who spoke to BuzzFeed refrained from going there, despite plenty of opportunities to take that bait.

Partly, this is a result of campaign strategy to frame all of the attacks on Romney as “backward looking”—a man stuck in some sort of weird Cold War time warp, his national security team lost in a bath salt induced haze.

Another brilliant Buchanan dissection of neocon nonsense

Pat Buchanan has been debunking that "neo" conservative nonsense since the First Gulf War.

While everyone else was cheering on the first President Bush, Buchanan was predicting accurately that once we put troops in the Mideast we'd never get them out.

Now the neocons are pulling for more of the same in Syria. They've got all sorts of brilliant ideas for using just the right amount of U.S. military force to make everything work out just fine.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Steering from the Abyss

The loudest and the most influential voices are still the neocon hawks who have little first-hand experience with war but remain determined to crush Israel’s Muslim enemies with whatever force is necessary. There also are those Americans who believe the United States has the right to dictate geopolitical outcomes around the world and have guaranteed access to oil.

Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has made clear that if electedhe would put the neocons firmly back in the saddle of US foreign policy. Meanwhile, PresidentObama has triedto straddle the differences, looking for low-cost ways to strike at America’s “enemies” – mostly using unmanned drones – while drawing down US troops in Iraq and soon in Afghanistan.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Iranian talks fail after neocon ‘blitz’ — as Obama dispatches aide to reassure Tel Aviv

The Baghdad talks on Iranian nuclear enrichment have failed without an agreement– though the Guardian says the continuance of the talks in Moscow next month means another month without an Israeli military attack.

How much does Israel drive the discussion here? Inter Press reports that the talks broke down because the U.S. took the Israeli hardline and said to Iran, you’ll get no relief from sanctions even if you agree to the international demand not to enrich uranium to 20 percent. Writes Gareth Porter:

“[The] inflexible U.S. diplomatic posture… reflects President Barack Obama’s need to bow to the demands of Israel and the U.S. Congress on Iran policy.”

Neocon- And Zionist-Pressured UK New Statesman

Censorship is repugnant because it prevents sensible interlocution, scholarly communication, scholarship, scientific research and science-based rational risk management crucial for human safety. For anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying”. Accordingly, anti-racist Jews in particular are inescapably obliged to speak out about racism and human rights abuses and censorship of anti-racist Jewish opinion is particularly repugnant.

The New Statesman is leading UK weekly that has a moderately progressive stance. Indeed I have been reading the New Statesman for over 50 years. It provides a welcome alternative to the propaganda of the Establishment-, Neocon American- and Zionist-subverted Mainstream media of the Anglo Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies in which Big Money buys public perception of reality, politicians, parties, policies and votes.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Garry Kasparov: Bilderberg Hopes to Checkmate Russia

In the real world, Kasparov is a clear de facto puppet of Western opposition to Putin. Back in 1991, he was awarded the “Keeper of the Flame” by the Century for Security Policy (an organization founded by Frank Gaffney Jr. of the Project for a New American Century), typically reserved for American neocon defense policy wonks, including Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Gingrich and Caspar Weinberger. Kasparov is allegedly still connected with the organization. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, a fellow winner of the “Keeper of the Flame” award, dangerously attempted to provoke Russia into wider war during the South Ossetia conflict of 8/8/2008, according to reports.

Following Kasparov’s arrest after protesting back in 2007, Vladimir Putin, the target of the protest, wittingly observed in an interview with TIME magazine, “Why did Mr. Kasparov, when arrested, speak out in English rather than Russian? When a politician works the crowd of other nations rather than the Russian nation, it tells you something.” Clearly, Kasparov spoke English for the same reason he toured American media outlets in the name of his cause– because he is quietly backed by little else than U.S. policy interests. His backing from within the Russian population is minimal.

Neocon Marco Rubio Says American People Should Prepare for War with Iran

Sen. Marco Rubio, R- Fla., predicted Thursday that nuclear talks with Iran ultimately will fail and said he would sanction a military strike before tolerating a nuclear Iran, warning that the United States should begin to prepare the country for that situation.

“This is nothing but a stall tactic and I wish I was wrong, to the depths of my heart I wish that I was wrong,” Rubio said of the talks during an appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. “You would have to be blind not to see what’s happening here. This is nothing but a delay tactic and a stall tactic, and they now openly brag about their ability to move the red lines.”

“Sadly, I believe everything else probably will fail, certainly the negotiation component,” Rubio said. “Then we have to ask ourselves are we prepared to live with a nuclear Iran and what that means for the region and for the world. And I think, universally, not just in the United States but almost any society in the world the answer to that question is ‘no.’ Then at that point there’s only one country in the world that can do anything about it, and that’s us.”