Skip to comments.Terrorist Mark Rudd’s Warning on the Destruction of America’s Defenses
Posted on 04/13/2011 7:19:14 PM PDT by Nachum
President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies are using U.S. economic problems (which they partially created) to sell Americans on the need to cut defense spending.
This is what Americas enemies have wanted for decades. If America can be dis-armed, Russia, China, Cuba and Iran will face little or no opposition to their plans for world domination.
More than two years ago, Cuban trained, former Weather Underground terrorist Mark Rudd, warned us that Obamas game plan would be to exploit economic crises to push for defense cuts .
Rudd, an unrepentant Marxist to this day, works closely with at three people who have been close to Obama in the recent past Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Carl Davidson. He is in a unique position to understand Obamas long term strategy.
Mark Rudd wrote this analysis just after the 2008 elections;
Obama is a very strategic thinker. He knew precisely what it would take to get elected and didnt blow it. He used community organizing methods to mobilize a base consisting of many people who had never voted before or who regularly dont vote .But he also knew that what he said had to basically play to the center to not be run over by the press, the Republicans, scare centrist and cross-over voters away. He made it.
So he has a narrow mandate for change, without any direction specified. What hes doing now is moving on the most popular issues the environment, health care, and the economy. Hell be progressive on the environment because that has broad popular support; health care will be extended to children, then made universal, but the medical, pharmaceutical, and insurance corporations will stay in place, perhaps yielding some power; the economic agenda will stress stimulation from the bottom sometimes and handouts to the top at other times. It will be pragmatic
And I agree with this strategy. Anything else will court sure defeat. Move on the stuff you can to a small but significant extent, gain support and confidence. Leave the military alone because theyre way too powerful. For now, until enough momentum is raised. By the second or third year of this recession, when stimulus is needed at the bottom, people may begin to discuss cutting the military budget if security is being increased through diplomacy and application of nascent international law.
Obama plays basketball. Im not much of an athlete, barely know the game, but one thing I do know is that you have to be able to look like youre doing one thing but do another. Thats why all these conservative appointments are important: the strategy is feint to the right, move left. Any other strategy invites sure defeat. It would be stupid to do otherwise in this environment
Read Obamas first book, Dreams from My Father. The second section is the story of his three years doing community organizing in Chicago. Its some of the best writing on organizing Ive ever seen. Thats all its about, the core of the book. Obama learned many lessons of strategy and patience
This is no stupid guy Had any of the stupid Republicans read his books, they never could have said, We dont know who this guy is. You know every thought hes ever had.
This is as honest an evaluation of Obamas strategy and tactics as you are likely to get.
Leave the military alone because theyre way too powerful. For now, until enough momentum is raised.By the second or third year of this recession, when stimulus is needed at the bottom, people may begin to discuss cutting the military budget if security is being increased through diplomacy and application of nascent international law.
That is the key phrase in Rudds essay.
The recession is three years in. Americans are war weary and worried about their jobs, their homes and the childrens future.
Obama has negotiated the New START disarmament treaty with Russia and invoked the United Nations Responsibility to Protect Doctrine in Libya.
Defense cuts are now on the agenda supported by even some Republicans. Americans are being told the world is a place, reality notwithstanding.
In the most unstable period since World War 2. , the U.S. is about to lower its defenses both globally and at home.
Wish I was a champagne merchant in Moscow right now.
Hence the Tea Party.
"Give the password," said the chief soldier.
"This is my password," said the King as he drew his sword.
" 'The light is dawning; the lie broken'.
Now guard thee, miscreant, for I am Tirian of Narnia!"
...oops, was that 'uncivil'®©?
Thanks for posting. HOORAY Trevor Loudon!
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