March 13, 2008
Admiral Fallon resigned over irreconcilable policy differences — meaning an attack on Iran — with the White House. If Secretary of State Colin Powell had had the good judgment to resign in protest, before giving his lying Iraq speech at the UN, many Iraqis and Americans would be alive today and the United States probably would not be embroilied in a $2-3 trillion war.
Thomas P.M. Barnett
March 11, 2008
If, in the dying light of the Bush administration, we go to war with Iran, it'll all come down to one man. If we do not go to war with Iran, it'll come down to the same man. He is that rarest of creatures in the Bush universe: the good cop on Iran, and a man of strategic brilliance. His name is William Fallon, although all of his friends call him "Fox," which was his fighter-pilot call sign decades ago. Forty years into a military career that has seen this admiral rule over America's two most important combatant commands, Pacific Command and now United States Central Command, it's impossible to make this guy--as he likes to say--"nervous in the service." Past American governments have used saber rattling as a useful tactic to get some bad actor on the world stage to fall in line. This government hasn't mastered that kind of subtlety. When Dick Cheney has rattled his saber, it has generally meant that he intends to use it. And in spite of recent war spasms aimed at Iran from this sclerotic administration, Fallon is in no hurry to pick up any campaign medals for Iran. And therein lies the rub for the hard-liners led by Cheney. Army General David Petraeus, commanding America's forces in Iraq, may say, "You cannot win in Iraq solely in Iraq," but Fox Fallon is Petraeus's boss, and he is the commander of United States Central Command, and Fallon doesn't extend Petraeus's logic to mean war against Iran.
So while Admiral Fallon's boss, President George W. Bush, regularly trash-talks his way to World War III and his administration casually casts Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as this century's Hitler (a crown it has awarded once before, to deadly effect), it's left to Fallon--and apparently Fallon alone--to argue that, as he told Al Jazeera last fall: "This constant drumbeat of conflict . . . is not helpful and not useful. I expect that there will be no war, and that is what we ought to be working for. We ought to try to do our utmost to create different conditions." [more]
When the GOP elite floated new-world-order Mike Huckabee as candidate to replace fading star Fred Thompson they did not reckon with Joe and Barb McCutchen.
Retired businessman McCutchen opposes mass immigration and especially the illegal alien invasion sort. He charges Huckabee with shady dealings designed to facilitate the influx of low-skills, cheap, illegal alien labor for the benefit of meat packing and other industries that profit from cold-shouldering higher-wage, native-born Americans.
Huckabee insists that "his major goal in establishing a Mexican consulate office in Little Rock was to assist Arkansas companies in export-import business with Mexico." Giving the lie to his claim is that the Consulate's chief activity is handing out Consular Matricula cards that provide a type of identification for illegal aliens.
For that, Huckabee did not need to favor the Consulate with public office space at $1 dollar a year and did not have to use tax-payer money for the property's renovations.
Meanwhile in GOP ranks, Rudy Giuliani's legal representation of the Spanish company contracted to operate the North American Union [NAU] Trans-Texas corridor -- an eight-football-field wide toll road plus railway line paralleling I-35 -- remains below the radar. Voters seem also largely unaware that Giuliani made New York City into the largest "sanctuary" city in the United States. He also supports LOST, the Law of the Sea Treaty, another blow to US sovereignty.
Who else will Beltway insiders dredge up to avoid the obvious? Mitt Romney and Ron Paul best represent majority resistance to the illegal alien invasion. Of these two, I bet on Ron Paul as the one who can get out the Independent vote in primary and general elections.
Mexican consulate deal dogs Huckabee campaign Critics charge he established 'magnet' for illegals financed by citizens, U.S. businesses
October 31, 2007
By Jerome R. Corsi
(c) 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee
A lingering controversy over the role former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee played in establishing a Mexican consulate office in Little Rock financed by taxpayers and local businesses continues to follow the Republican presidential candidate's campaign, even as he enjoys a surge in polls.
Critics in Arkansas contend Huckabee worked with some of the state's most prominent and politically powerful businesses to draw illegal immigrants to the state to accept low-paying jobs. [more]
October 19, 2007
Maureen Dowd: Rudy Roughs up the Arabs
October 17, 2007
Excerpt: But there’s also [Giuliani's] bearhug with Israel, so hearty that even W.’s embrace seems tepid in comparison.
But Rudy seems out of the Republican mainstream on even giving lip-service to Palestinian aspirations. He has no patience for buttering up the Arabs, or the Republican men’s club attitude represented by Saudi-loving Bush senior and James Baker that has always favored a more “even-handed” policy in the Middle East.
Mr. Baker once reportedly justified the tough policy of the Bush 41 administration toward Israel with the notorious comment to a colleague: “[Expletive] the Jews. They didn’t vote for us anyway.”
W. blew off the Baker-Hamilton panel suggestions on Iraq that urged the administration to aggressively referee the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, to begin negotiations with Iran and Syria and called for Israel to return the Golan Heights to Syria. Imagine what Rudy would do.
Even though he has been closer to Israel than his dad, at least W. held the Saudi crown prince’s hand in Crawford. (Bush senior and Dick Cheney were very tight with Saudi Prince Bandar. At a party at the vice president’s mansion once, I watched Bandar greet waiters like old friends.)
Rudy would probably only take the hand of an Arab leader to throw him down a ravine, or a wadi.
“We need to isolate the terror-funding theocrats in every way possible,” he told the Jewish hawks, during a rant on Iran. “And we must end direct and indirect investment until they change their course.” [more]
Corsi on the North American Union
October 14, 2007
The NAU is the subject of a recent book by Dr. Corsi,The Late Great U.S.A.: The Coming Merger With Mexico and Canada. Good articles on the NAU appear on his page at the World Net Daily and on http://www.eagleforum.org/topics/NAU/
October 12, 2007
Ex-Mexican Prez: 'Amero' on the Way
The Mexicans stand to gain so much from a merger of Mexico, the United States, and Canada that they can't help letting the cat out of the bag. Vicente Fox is just the latest Mexican politico to be jumping for joy, telling the US how the currencies will be merged and the borders open.
On CNN's "Larry King Live," former Mexican President Vicente Fox confirmed the existence of a tri-partied government plan to create the amero as a new regional currency to replace the U.S. dollar, the Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso. Letting the US dollar fall in value against other currencies is an obvious way to prepare the American public for this national humiliation — a joint currency and open borders with a country noted for its drug cartels, high murder rate, and corrupt police.
Mexico has lots that the US does not want and almost nothing that the United States does want. Even their giant oil field, Cantarell, is depleting fast. Production falls several percent annually, so PEMEX will soon be unable to refill the Mexican billionaire pockets to which it is so singularly dedicated. The Mexican elite need fresh meat and think they have found it in American taxpayers and law-abiding citizens.
October 9, 2007
Ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox last night on CNN
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox confirmed the existence of a plan conceived with President Bush to create a new regional currency in the Americas, in an interview last night on CNN's "Larry King Live."
It possibly was the first time a leader of Mexico, Canada or the U.S. openly confirmed a plan for a regional currency. Fox explained the current regional trade agreement that encompasses the Western Hemisphere is intended to evolve into other previously hidden aspects of integration. [more]
October 11, 2007
GOP Pressing Immigrant Issue
Congressional Republicans have found a winning strategy: Force a vote on legislation that makes it hard for illegal aliens to settle into the United States.
If Democrats vote for it and it passes, that's a win for all Americans who resist the illegal alien invasion. If Democrats vote against, they face some angry voters at the polls ... less than 14 months from now!
Incidentally, this strategy is available to only four presidential candidates, all on the Republican side: Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney. The others, especially Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee, have disastrous records on immigration.
pressing immigrant issue
House Republicans' tactic: Use Dems' votes against them
By Mike Madden
The Arizona Republic (Phoenix), October 10, 2007
Washington, DC -- If you're not sure what illegal immigration has to do with union elections, federal agriculture spending or affordable-housing subsidies, you must not be a Republican strategist.
Seeking an early edge for next year's elections, House Republicans have forced several immigration votes on seemingly unrelated legislation since Democrats took control in January.
Republicans want to keep forcing Democrats to take votes that could be seen as favoring illegal immigrants. Party leaders say they will keep finding ways to relate nearly everything the House does this year back to immigration, no matter how big of a stretch.
October 10, 2007
A seven-year old cover story still relevant? Yes, just as Thomas Malthus' Principle of Population  still is relevant.
Those who discounted Malthus, just as those who think that an ever-growing population is consistent with environmental protection, are being proved wrong. How strange that some of the strongest proponents of open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens in the United States are Democrats.
But the pro-immigrant Democratic Party wrapping itself in the green mantle of environmentalism is no stranger than the Sierra Club, the original greenies, who abandoned their philosophy of stable population and little immigration when David Gelbaum waved a $100 million check.
The Democrats have sold out both environmentalism and working Americans who compete with immigrants for jobs and public services. The Sierra Club has only sold out the environment.
Money talks. The result is that the goals of diversity, multiculturalism, and undermining the cultural moorings of the United States will be served.
So much the better for Democrats if the public buys their double-speak. They are helped in this deception because Republican President George W. Bush has also sold out to the crowd that puts the interests of the United States way, way down on the priority list.
Science fiction writer David Brin set his 1990 book Earth in 2038. Writing before the consequences of global warming were generally known, Brin imagined an overcrowded world of 10 billion people that had been inundated by rising sea levels. Holes in the ozone layer make any trip outside life-threatening, and even livestock wear eye covers. Siberia is tropical, and Bangladesh's capital is underwater. The last wildlife is housed in zoo-like "arks," and private cars have been outlawed in favor of bicycles. A glass of pure water costs as much as the monthly rent, and jail time is ordered for anyone throwing away a soda bottle. [more]
October 9, 2007
On October 7 Costa Rica held a national referendum on ratification of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). The surprising result: Despite well-publicized grassroots opposition, it passed.
The economic benefits of free trade agreements are highly touted and their strongest support comes from transnational corporations. But their benefit, if any, to citizens and small businesses, both in the U.S. and in Latin America, are problematic.
In every country, considerable segments of the public oppose these agreements. In the United States, for example, opposition prevented ratification of NAFTA by the required two-thirds Senate vote. A bare majority voted in favor, leading to its status as an agreement rather than a treaty. This means that any future Congress can alter terms or even rescind the agreement altogether. [Editor's note: CAFTA passed by a narrow margin. Opponents have asked for a recount. "That nearly half the public in Latin America's richest free-market democracy opposed CAFTA despite the intensive campaign in its favor should end the repeated claims that pushing more NAFTA-style free trade deals improves the U.S.'s image in the region."]
See: Immoral Not Inept, by David Sirota, Creators Syndicate
October 8, 2007
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) programs are among the highest rated on TV. And occasionally, they do even touch on identifying the appearance and race of deceased victims and perpetrators.
The mostly widely used ID system in forensic detective work is the Combined DNA Index System [CODIS]. CODIS is simply a large DNA data base of criminals, so that it is useful mainly for tracking criminals who are already on law enforcement's radar screen. CODIS was intentionally designed to avoid revealing any physical information about a perpetrator.
An alternate system, DNAWitness, is more useful in narrowing down the universe of possible suspects but it is much less used, allegedly because of its greater cost. It uses 176 genetic markers "selected precisely because they disclose the most information about physical characteristics." The article below shows that knowing the race of the criminal can sometimes be critical to the investigation.
The article also shows that the DNAWitness approach to identifying criminals is unacceptable to adherents of the view that race is a social construct . Despite its utility, there is a fear that the technology could be a slippery slope. A professor notes, "Once we start talking about predicting racial background from genetics, it's not much of a leap to talking about how people perform based on their DNA — why they committed that rape or stole that car or scored higher on that IQ test. … In this society where race is such a powerful idea, once you head down this path toward predicting race, will the next step be predicting racial behavior?"
Despite its usefulness, DNAWitness technology may be unacceptable in today's climate of academic and media maven opinion. Political correctness may weight the scales in favor of leaving a perpetrator at large, thus accepting the risk of an additional few murderers going free.
Labor unions may be returning to the calling, however, a true concern for their constituents — American workers. A key example is the decision of Teamster President James Hoffa (son of Jimmy Hoffa) to support American truck drivers in their opposition to the free entry of Mexican trucks into the United States.
The younger Hoffa is probably in the forefront of organized labor's return to its roots. If they are to defend the rights of working people, labor unions confront the Democratic Party with a choice: put the interests of America and Americans first or roll over to the open-borders lobby and the politicos they have in their pockets in hopes of getting corporate contributions and new-immigrant Hispanic votes.
Were the truth to be known, the pols have sold short the patriotism of even Hispanic voters. Approximately half of Hispanics actually oppose wide open borders! For example, Arizona's Prop. 200 crackdown on illegal aliens passed in 2004 with 47 percent of the Hispanic vote.
Cesar Chavez was leading opponent of illegal immigration in the 1980s. He correctly saw that grape-pickers' wages were being beaten down to pennies by the influx of (often illegal) foreigners. This helped Agribusiness at the expense of the members of his United Farm Workers Union. The same has happened in various construction trades, meat-packers, janitorial services, computer programmers, and restaurant/hotel industries. Unions should protect American workers and look to American voters. If not, what purpose do they have?
AMERICAN UNIONS AND THEIR ABOUT-FACE ON IMMIGRATION
Immigration Watch Canada.org
September 30, 2007
The lengthy testimony of Vernon M. Briggs Jr. of Cornell University to the Subcommittee on Immigration of the U.S. House of Representatives, delivered on May 24, 2007, makes for compelling reading. It is evident from the text that American unions have undergone a shocking and disgraceful transformation, and that the betrayal of their constituents is a strategic gambit common to labour organizations elsewhere. [more]
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