A Pulitzer Prize-winning author who is acclaimed for his military expertise had his interview abruptly ended on Monday after he accused Fox News of “operating as the wing of Republican Party” because the September attacks in Benghazi had been “hyped by this network especially.”
Fox News host Jon Scott noted that Tom Ricks had “spent decades covering our military” as he invited the author to analyze why Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) seemed to be backing away from his threat to block U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice’s potential nomination to become the next secretary of state.
“I think that Benghazi was generally hyped by this network especially,” Ricks explained. “And now that the [2012 presidential] campaign is over, I think [McCain] is backing off a little bit. They’re not going to stop Susan Rice from being secretary of state.”
WAR ON AFGHANISTAN; Green On Blue Attacks NOT From Infiltrators, ‘US Acting As Military Arm Of The British Empire’
“The US is acting as the military arm of the British Empire.” – Edward Spannus
In the following video Edward Spannus tells the truth about the 11 year Afghan War quagmire.
Spannus says that the Afghan War is now “a counterinsurgency war fought on the British model”, that “the US is an occupying army”, that “the US is acting as the military arm of the British Empire”, and finally that this occupying army is a “colonialist army”.
It’s brilliant to hear someone actually speaking the truth, however, isn’t this a NATO occupation????… after all this is officially a NATO war. So this is a NATO counterinsurgency being fought on the British model, which history shows is a BIG LOSER, at least in Afghanistan.
I’ve been saying for years that the US is acting as the military arm of the British Empire, but to be more accurate this is a dual empire model, akin to the Medo Persian Empire, where one horn is the “Financial Power” (City of London, Britain), and the other horn is the “War Power” (Washington DC, USA).
This concept also follows what Carroll Quigley laid out in his books “The Anglo American Establishment” and “Tragedy & Hope”… where the US shadow government is run by the Council On Foreign Relations (CFR), a branch of Britain’s Royal Institute Of International Affairs (RIIA), which controls both the Democratic Party and Republican Party, and controls the US State Department. Quigley should know, he was the CFR’s historian.
This explains why no third party candidates were allowed to participate in those highly controlled so called “debates”, and why Obama and Romney agree on nearly everything, particularly foreign policy, like funding Al Qaeda terrorists to destabilize countries for “regime change”, providing the excuse for a “humanitarian intervention”, and/or to provide the excuse to invade countries “to stop Al Qaeda” (ie, Mali being the latest example)… either way both Obama and Romney support unending wars… this is because they are both FASCISTS supporting “CREATIVE DESTRUCTION”… working toward the goal of One World Government…. the New World Order (NWO)… which is Universal Fascism.
2012.10.26 ‘US Must End Afghan Suicide Mission’ (PressTV Interviews Edward Spannus) (youtube.com):
The United States must end the “suicide mission” of occupying Afghanistan
which Washington would never have attempted had they learned their lesson
40 years ago in Vietnam, says an analyst.
The comment comes as the Afghan Interior Ministry has rejected Western
claims that the killings of US-led foreign forces were carried out by militants
who infiltrated the Afghan police force.
An interior ministry spokesman said Friday that the string of recent attacks on
foreign forces in the war-ravaged country was not an infiltrator’s job.
He stressed that the shootings took place because of the US-led troops’
disrespect for the Afghans and Islamic traditions and values.
The announcement comes after the US-led mission in Afghanistan claimed
that militants penetrated the ranks of the Afghan police force and conducted
the so-called green-on-blue attacks.
On Thursday, two US soldiers were killed in the central province of Uruzgan
after an individual in Afghan National Police uniform opened fire on them.
Earlier in the day, an Australian soldier was also killed in another attack by
Over the past months, there has been a rise in the ‘green-on-blue’ attacks in
Afghanistan, in which Afghan security forces turn their weapons on US-led
foreign troopers. Over 50 foreign soldiers have been killed in the attacks so
far in 2012.
Press TV has interviewed Washington-based Edward Spannus with the
Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) weekly magazine to further discuss the
Well, the Republican National Convention is upon us. Time sure has flown. It seems like 2007 was only yesterday when I first started writing about Ron Paul. Back then I held no expectation at all that Ron Paul would receive the Republican Party nomination and wrote mostly about his message of freedom and how important it was. Times have changed. Ron Paul and his message are more popular than ever. Read more
It seems more like a headline from the satirical newspaper The Onion, but the Republican Party of Texas recently published its party platform, a report that – among other things – calls for a ban on teaching critical thinking skillsin Texas schools because of its “focus on behavior modification” that has “the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.” That’s just one of the many startling positions adopted by the state’s Republican Party at its recent convention in Fort Worth.
Among the usual calls for constitutional amendments declaring life begins at fertilization, outlawing gay everything, and granting all citizens who own firearms the ability to “legally exercise their God-given right to carry that firearm,” this year’s platform has a few other gems of government policy positions worth mentioning:
- An opposition to all forms of taxation, including all taxes on corporations and especially the “immoral” estate tax, instead calling for a highly regressive consumption tax that would shift virtually all of the state’s financial burdens onto the shoulders of the poor and middle class.
- Repealing the minimum wage so Texas workers can earn even less at a time when corporate profits are at an all time high as a percentage of GDP and wages are at an all-time low. Texas leads the nation in the percentage of its workforce earning minimum wage at nearly 10% and almost 300,000 of those workers already earn less than the Federal Minimum Wage.
The other Republican candidates have all packed it in, unable to contend with Mitt Romney’s overwhelming lead in delegates and cash, but Ron Paul campaigns on.
While Romney focuses full-time on President Obama and the general election, Paul continues to amass delegates in the primary, sending allies to wrest delegates away from Romney in state GOP conventions across the country.
Republican Party leaders say no one can quite triangulate the end goal for Paul, whose efforts are unlikely to deny Romney the nomination. Romney has more than eight times as many delegates as Paul, according to a count by The Associated Press.
Some believe the goal is and has always been to build a movement around libertarian issues with an eye toward the long term and elections many years out. Others say the Texas congressman is laying the groundwork for his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), to run for higher office with an established network of diehard supporters.
Still, some suggest Paul’s aides believe that if they can deny Romney the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination on the first ballot and stock delegate slates with Paul supporters, they can launch a bid from the floor and win the nomination in a contested convention.
Good Luck with that Ron…..
‘They Don’t Care About Presidents Who Assassinate American Citizens’… Afghan War ‘A Waste’… ‘Republicans Trying To Out-Militarize’ Obama… ‘Other Republican Candidates Offer Nothing’ But ‘A Losing Position’
Ron Paul is orchestrating a highly unusual, yet precisely organized, grassroots effort to bring as many loyal delegates as possible to the Republican National Convention. Romney’s campaign has some mass appeal but invites little passion. Paul’s might have even fewer supporters than Romney but their energetic zeal could culminate in having an outsize influence at the RNC without having won a single primary.
Each state selects its delegates to the Republican National Convention differently, and as has often been reported, the process of a candidate “winning a state” is not as simple as a plurality on primary day. An obscure process of country, district, and state conventions exists to appoint these delegates to the national convention. A candidate who can successfully manipulate these lesser known “behind-the-scenes” processes can put himself in an advantageous position should the Convention begin in August with some doubt about the identity of the nominee.
Focusing on one Super Tuesday state, Georgia, this process began with “mass precinct meetings” on February 18th to select delegates to the county conventions. After the March 6 primary, Georgia’s 159 county conventions take place March 10. These will elect delegates to the district conventions scheduled for April 14. While some at-large delegates emerge from the state convention, most are selected at Georgia’s thirteen district conventions. Ideally, the Paul campaign would like for its supporters to compose 51% of the attendees at each district convention so that its supporters can make motions, control the proceedings, and make sure its supporters get nominated as delegates to the national convention.
The Paul campaign has rigorously organized its volunteers to attend the mass precinct meetings that took place all over Georgia. It has been instructing supporters on parliamentary procedure and state Republican rules. It is also giving advice on convention etiquette. In an e-mail to supporters, Charles Gregory, Georgia State Coordinator for Ron Paul 2012, wrote:
“It is my personal recommendation that you dress professionally and not overtly identify yourself as a Ron Paul supporter. Your position should simply be: “I’m here to send Obama home, that’s all I care about.” If asked who you support—just say you ‘haven’t made up your mind yet but they’re all better than what we’ve got now,’ etc.”
I myself attended a similar precinct meeting in 2008. Most of the speeches were about uniting the Party around the eventual nominee and there was relatively little conflict, and I easily got my name on the slate of delegates to the county, district, and state conventions.
The most recent meetings held in Georgia have not been like this at all.
A Paul supporter in my hometown of Warner Robins, GA described how the strategy played out at Houston County’s mass precinct meeting last Saturday. (Video of the meeting is available here.) The story he tells, and one I’ve corroborated with other witnesses, is one of chaos. The GOP county leadership is aware of the strength of the Paul wave, but handcuffed by state party rules designed to bolster the party by allowing large numbers of people to get involved.
These meetings have not always been well attended, so it becomes common practice for names to be added to delegate lists, even if those people are not present at the meeting. The low attendance coupled with the openness to adding random names to delegate lists leaves them vulnerable to insurgencies like Paul’s. Knowing this, the Paul campaign had distributed lists of local supporters’ names to attendees. It instructed supporters to fill in the vacant slots with loyal names.
My friend described the disruption that followed:
Near the end of the caucusing it became known that names were being nominated as delegates who were not present at the meeting. This practice was encouraged by the Ron Paul campaign which has made it clear that they are running a delegate strategy. When the chairperson caught word of this, confusion ensued. He instructed everyone that this was not permissible under the rules and the crowd shouted back. However this is acceptable and the Ron Paul campaign had even directed its delegates to the state rulebook for proof.
Members of the county leadership, especially those with “Newt Gingrich 2012” stickers, did not have a pleasant and supportive attitude during this process. It also became clear to me at this point that the people who knew the rules were Ron Paul supporters. There were dozens of people, mainly young and middle aged, who reacted to this controversy exactly as the Ron Paul delegates were trained to do.
I have seen a few comments about this event afterwards, and one specifically complained that the Ron Paul backers attempted to hijack the event and they caused all the problems. From what I saw the Ron Paul supporters were very close to a majority if they did not have one outright at the meeting. It is my understanding that this event was the other way around, the county GOP leadership attempted to hijack the meeting away from the majority.
Members of the GOP may try and find other ways to block Paul’s supporters, but their options are limited when the Paul campaign uses each state’s Republican Party rules against it. The evidence suggests that events like this one in central Georgia are playing out all across the nation. Only time will tell how effective this is, but it is clear that the Paul campaign is desperate to create a major splash at Tampa this summer any way it can.
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“Its not who votes that counts… Its who counts the Votes” – Josef Stalin
Sorry for the Maddow clip – She IS doing fair work here, but ONLY to discredit the Republican Party for fellow Fabian Obama. All Motives aside… Its a HUGE story that FOX and CNN are not covering.
GOP Chairman’s phone #: 202-863-8700