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The Neocons’ Palin Project by Patrick J. Buchanan

September 17, 2008

 

The Neocons’ Palin Project
by  Patrick J. Buchanan 
09/16/2008

Will the neocons who tutored George W. Bush in the ideology he pursued to the ruin of his presidency do the same for Sarah Palin?
Should they succeed, they will destroy her. Yet, they are moving even now to capture this princess of the right and hope of the party.
In St. Paul, Palin was told to cancel a meeting with Phyllis Schlafly and pro-life conservatives. McCain’s operatives said Palin had to rest for her Wednesday convention speech.
Yet, on Tuesday, Palin was behind closed doors with Joe Lieberman and officials of the Israeli lobby AIPAC. There, according to The Washington Post, Palin took and passed her oral exams.
“Palin assured the group of her strong support for Israel, of her desire to see the United States move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and of her opposition to Iran’s aspirations to become a nuclear power, according to sources familiar with the meeting.”
AIPAC’s mission, like that of Likud, is to goad America into launching air and missile strikes on any and all Iranian nuclear facilities.
AIPAC went away happy. Purred spokesman Josh Block, “We were pleased that Gov. Palin expressed her deep personal commitment to the safety and well-being of Israel.”
Heading home to Alaska to prepare for her interview with Charlie Gibson, Palin was escorted by Randy Scheunemann, McCain’s foreign policy guru and, until March, a hired agent of the Tbilisi regime.
Scheunemann’s lobbying assignment: Bring Georgia into NATO, so U.S. troops, like 19-year-old Track Palin, will be required to fight Russia to defend a Saakashvili regime that has paid Randy and his partner $730,000.
Reportedly, a phone conversation was held between Saakashvili and Palin, in which Palin committed herself to the territorial integrity of Georgia, though South Ossetia and Abkhazia have declared independence and been recognized by Moscow, which now has troops in both.
Also on Palin’s plane was Steve Biegun, formerly of Bush’s National Security Council, and Scheunemann’s choice to tutor her. Of Biegun, Steven Clemens of the New American Foundation says, “He will turn her into an advocate of Cheneyism and Cheney’s view of national security issues.”
During her interview with Gibson, Palin often took a neocon line. Three times she said that, should Israel decide to attack Iran, the United States should not “second guess” Israel’s decision or interfere.
This contradicts U.S. policy. Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs, has warned Israel not to attack Iran, as the United States does not want a “third front.” And the Pentagon is withholding crucial weapons the Israelis want and need to carry out any such attack.
Palin also volunteered that the Russian invasion was “unprovoked,” though Georgia attacked South Ossetia first. She followed up by saying that Georgia and Ukraine should be brought into NATO.
Would that mean America would have to go to war with Russia on behalf of Georgia in any new conflict, asked Gibson.
“Perhaps so,” said Palin.
Scheunemann should get a fat severance check from Saakashvili for that one.
One ex-White House aide at American Enterprise Institute, asked by Tim Shipman of the Daily Telegraph if AEI sees Palin as a “project,” replied: “Your word, not mine. … But I wouldn’t disagree with the sentiment. … She’s bright, and she’s a blank page. She’s going places, and it’s worth going there with her.”
In fairness to Palin, on issues like NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia, her answers reflect the views of the man who chose her. She has no option at present but to follow the line laid down by Scheunemann.
But make no mistake. Sarah Palin is no neocon. She did not come by her beliefs by studying Leo Strauss. She is a traditionalist whose values are those of family, faith, community and country, not some utopian ideology.
Wasilla, Alaska, is not a natural habitat of neoconservatives.
And her unrehearsed answers to Gibson’s questions reveal her natural conservatism. Asked if she agrees with the Bush Doctrine, Palin asked for clarification. “In what respect, Charlie?”
Gibson: “Do we have the right of an anticipatory self-defense?”
Yes, said Palin, “if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against (the) American people, we have every right to defend our country. In fact, the president has the obligation, the duty to defend.”
Exactly. The intelligence must be legit and the threat “imminent.”
Interviewed by Alaska Business Monthly in March 2007 on the surge, Palin said, “I heard on the news about the new deployments, and while I support our president, I want to know that we have an exit plan in place.”
That is not the language of empire or “benevolent global hegemony.”
Palin may disappoint many conservatives in the next seven weeks by having to parrot the McCain-neocon line on NATO expansion, NAFTA and a “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens. But the battle for Sarah’s soul is not over.
For, again, the lady is no neocon. Nor is the husband Todd, First Dude of Alaska and former member of the “Alaska First” Independence Party.
Mr. Buchanan is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, “The Death of the West,”, “The Great Betrayal,” “A Republic, Not an Empire”and “Where the Right Went Wrong.” 

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It is the old egg and chicken dilemma – RE: Jerusalem Post report – ‘India seeks IDF help in Kashmir conflict’

September 15, 2008

 

Monday, September 15, 2008

 

It is the old egg and chicken dilemma

 

 

RE: Jerusalem Post report – ‘India seeks IDF help in Kashmir conflict’

 

 

Whether India opted for Israel Defense Force connections first or the turmoil in Kashmir was organised to give a reason / cover for the Israelis to step in.

 

Indian government is getting some international exposure as to how the US and Israel manage conflicts. Will Indian people go for the genocidal carnage of its civilian population on foreign agenda?  How can a democratic nation allow a foreign army to attack its territory in the name of war on terror? How does India now differ from Pakistan, which has seen its territory bombed from across the border — on the pretext of war on terror? Is this ‘war on terror’ – a convenient red-herring to invade other countries, with or without the nation’s government’s knowledge / permission?

 

At another plane, It is quite possible that having lost Georgia as staging ground to attack Iran, US/Israel are planning to use Indian territory to attack it neighbouring country.

 

Indian people should be alert to such international conspiracies that will make their lives hell.

 

Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai

 

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India seeks IDF help in Kashmir conflict

 

Sep. 14, 2008

 

Yaakov Katz, THE JERUSALEM POST

 

OC Ground Forces Command Maj.-Gen. Avi Mizrahi paid an unscheduled visit to the disputed state of Kashmir last week to get an up-close look at the challenges the Indian military faces in its fight against Islamic insurgents.

 

Mizrahi was in India for three days of meetings with the country’s military brass and to discuss a plan the IDF is drafting for Israeli commandos to train Indian counter-terror forces.

 

Under the proposed agreement, the IDF would send highly-trained commandos to train Indian soldiers in counter terror tactics, urban warfare and fighting in guerrilla settings.

 

Mizrahi’s visit to Kashmir was reportedly kept secret at the time since India feared it could spark violence in the disputed state; it was subsequently reported widely in the Indian and Pakistani press.

 

Media reports said Mizrahi spent several hours at the Akhnoor Military Base in Kashmir where he gave a lecture to senior officers on counterterror operations.

 

India is the largest importer of arms from Israel and since 2002 has bought more than $5 billion worth of equipment.

 

While Mizrahi’s visit did not spark violence it did upset Kashmir nationalists. The Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau has recommended that Israelis refrain from visiting Kashmir.

 

Farooq Ahmad Dar, a senior leader of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, told an Indian Qeb site the visit was “part of plan under which India intends to suppress the ongoing intifada movement in Kashmir by dint of power, and change Kashmir’s demography.”

 

On Friday, tens of thousands of Muslims participated in pro-independence rallies across Indian Kashmir, leading to scattered clashes with government forces that left at least two protesters dead and dozens wounded.

 

Separatist leaders have warned Indian authorities that the situation could spiral out of control if they “use force to break peaceful protests.”

 

More than two months of angry protests, some of the biggest anti-India demonstrations in two decades, have left at least 43 people dead in Indian-controlled Kashmir, most of them killed when soldiers opened fire on Muslim protesters.

 

Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, where most people favor independence from mainly Hindu India, or a merger with Pakistan.

 

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since 1947, when the two countries fought their first war over the region in the aftermath of Britain’s partition of the subcontinent. Both countries continue to claim all of Kashmir.

 

Separatist movements in Indian-controlled Kashmir remained peaceful until 1989, when Islamic insurgents took up arms.

 

An estimated 68,000 people have been killed in the fighting.

 

AP contributed to this report.

 

 

Where have all the Neo-cons gone? By Ghulam Muhammed

August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

 

Where have all the Neo-cons gone?

 

If Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s theory is to be believed, they have all landed in Georgia, in a last ditch attempt to force another war on the US, so another warmonger, John McCain can win the presidency of the US, in the coming November 4 US Presidential election, thus perpetuating the legacy of the discredited US President Bush.

 

Eight years back, they had delivered a coup by getting their candidate, George W. Bush elected through any number of series of dirty tricks and covert strategies, including the intervention of Supreme Court, when the Democratic nominee, Al Gore lost by few votes, running into hundreds, in the total votes of millions. However, their role in using Bush to invade Iraq, as one of the most dreaded danger to Israel  and their choice of Afghanistan for the next target of their concocted war on terror, had so enraged the people back home, that one by one, they chose to fly off from the discredited Bush regime’s most important cabinet posts. However, one can be sure, though they have gone underground, and have no face to come out as strongly as at the time of George Bush, their public drubbing does not preclude their active behind the scene conspiracy to once again subvert America’s democracy and manage such public issues at the fag end of the campaigning, that their nominee, John McCone, should have smooth sailing, while Barack Obama takes the dirt roads.

 

One of the most daring plans is to instigate a confrontation with Russia.  With the rise of Putin, who early on sensed the stranglehold of Israeli and other Jewish robber barons tightening around Russian economy and used his popular power base, to throw out the Jewish conspirators from their economic perches, from where they had planned to take out Putin. Not willing to suffer defeat, they have regrouped around the weaker states around the Russia’s underbelly, organised the so-called democratic revolutions, got their proxies to head the governments and have been using these neighbouring countries as a staging ground to take on Putin and his power base.

 

Israel had been major arm supplier to the small nation of Georgia, whose obliging President had been forced to take the most audacious and most foolish step of using his armed forces to move into South Ossetia and triggered a armed conflict with Russia, thus providing Bush regime an opportunity of saber rattling in the Europe and impressing on Americans to vote John McCain, as safety and security of the US and Europe is at stake and he as a ‘war hero’, the better candidate to wage wars.

 

So the neo-cons are gone into hiding, but are still operative behind the scene to stage a second coup, by derailing a popular candidate and pick up the war machine that the US has been to carry out their warped Zionist New World Order agenda. This time around, they have got key people at the helm of affairs in NATO countries, like the Hungary-born French President Nicholas Sarkozy and foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, both Jewish as well as another Jewish Foreign Secretary David Miliband in UK, who are in the forefront of war and peace in Europe and are naturally fully available to the neo-cons to do their bidding in the larger interest of Israeli and Jewish interest around the world.

 

In two interviews with BBC and CNN, Russian Prime Minister Putin has directly accusing US of instigating Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to move forces into South Ossetia, against all mutual understandings between the two neighbouring countries, so that a Republican President is re-elected in the next election, perpetrating Bush policies on Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.

 

The world cannot just wait and see that a new cold war is about to be provoked for private gains of a vested interest group. India among the non-aligned nations, must take lead in cautioning all concerned not the play with the peace of the world.

 

 

Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai

ghulammuhammed3@gmail.com

www.ghulammuhammed.wordpress.com

 

 

 

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Role of Israel in Russian-Georgian war

August 25, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

 

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Role of Israel in Russian-Georgian war

 

It should be an adage by now that wherever there is war in the world; Jews/Zionists/Israelis must be involved on one side or other or possibly on both sides.

 

The recent confrontation between Russia and Georgia, where Georgia a very small nation, with historical problems with its bigger neighbor, Russia, would not have taken place, without Georgia being instigated into initiating a unilateral aggressive action by moving forces in disputed territory and triggering a countermove by Russian counter-measure by attacking advancing Georgian armed forces. Israel comes into the picture as the main supplier of arms to Georgia and by providing the requisite political support from the captive US administration. The situation on the ground has become so serious that for the first time after the winding up of the Cold War, US and Russian forces are now within 15 minutes driving distance, confronting each other. All this the sole doing of the Jewish/Zionist/Israeli war machine, that is always in the forefront of creating  trouble in all corners of the world and benefiting from not only becoming the main suppliers of goods and services but the chief strategist and tacticians of the whole war scenarios.

 

Google has no less than 9934 articles as of this hour, listed on its site on the subject of ‘Israel’s role in Russia-Georgia war’.

 

It is pity that in India, our media is so engrossed in demonizing the Muslims as terrorists all over the country, some would say, all on behalf of US/Israel prodding, that they fail to inform their citizens, what they are bargaining for in going with the international war conspirators.

 

Indian government has used or one could say, misused its executive powers, without bothering to take its people into confidence, by opening up to the US and Israel, mainly in defence and intelligence contracts worth billions of dollars. Both the warmonger countries not only supply the hardware for warfare but gratuitously lay down the ground work to see that all such purchases are used too. The blood of our soldiers is of course, will be our main loss, besides colossal waste of our national wealth.

 

All our politicians who swore by their patriotic commitment to their country are blind to figure out, where the merchants of death and destruction are leading us to. India will pay heavily, if it does not keep the warmongers away from its shore. In the light of the recent Russia-Georgia confrontation, India should fall back on its Non-Alignment role in world politics, lest it may be drawn into the circle of violence, by its unadvised cozying up to the US, UK, Israel.

 

 

Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai

ghulammuhammed3@gmail.com

www.ghulammuhammed.wordpress.com