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Defense Secretary Panetta: Global Warming A National Security Threat, “Weighs Heavily” On Pentagon
Weasel Zippers ^ | May 3, 2012 | Zip

Posted on 05/03/2012 10:56:01 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch

Panetta went on to warn of the threat the U.S. homeland faces from Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

Via PJ Tatler:

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told an Environmental Defense Fund reception in Washington last night that the role of climate change in national security is one of the environmental considerations that “weigh heavily” on the Pentagon.

“Though we are looking at environmental issues, these days I’m a little more focused on the operations of a different kind of SEALs,” Panetta quipped.

“In the 21st Century, the reality is that there are environmental threats which constitute threats to our national security,” Panetta said. “For example, the area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security: rising sea levels, to severe droughts, to the melting of the polar caps, to more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.”

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: climatechange; crackpot; globalwarminghoax; panetta; penetta; securitythreat
Side note:  Search "Leon Panetta communist ties". 
 
Leon is no more a patriotic red blooded American than Obama.
 
 

1 posted on 05/03/2012 10:56:10 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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To: CaptainKrunch

The greatest threat to makind is dishonesty, Evil and sheer stupidity. In other words, mankind itself.

We are a pathetic species.


2 posted on 05/03/2012 11:00:45 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Bigfoot also haunts his dreams.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 11:19:21 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: CaptainKrunch
Leon Panetta communist ties

Here's a little background on Leon Panetta...

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"In April 1985 [Leon] Panetta joined with 13 of his leftist congressional colleagues — including Ron Dellums, Don Edwards, George Miller, Christopher Dodd, and Les Aspin — in sponsoring a 20th anniversary fund-raising gala for the pro-Marxist Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), which had been described by Brian Crozier, director of the London Institute for the Study of Conflict, as the "perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB." The IPS was originally funded with millions of dollars from the Faberge perfume magnate and Communist Party member Samuel Rubin and his wife."

"Readers who recall the movement to impeach Bill Clinton remember that one of the charges raised by Clinton's critics was the conflict of interest created when individuals connected with the Chinese Overseas Shipping Company (COSCO) — such as John Huang, Charles Trie, and James and Mochtar Riady — helped funnel contributions to the Clinton reelection campaign. Afterwards, the Clinton administration lobbied for granting COSCO a 10-year lease on the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard in California.

During a March 1997 edition of CNBC's Equal Time program, California Republican State Senator Dick Mountjoy noted that COSCO-linked arms dealer Wang Jun had been granted personal access to President Clinton, and that Wang's business associates had smuggled illegal assault weapons into California for delivery to street gangs by making use of a ship owned and operated by COSCO.

Mountjoy then stated:

The next thing you know, (then-Chief of Staff) Leon Panetta is down here negotiating that port for the Chinese.

There is much more to the COSCO-Long Beach connection than we have room for here, but a good summary of the threat the arrangement made to U.S. security may be found in an item inserted into the Congressional Record by Rep. Gerald B.H. Solomon on May 20, 1997.

Even the most unbiased of observers may legitimately ask: Why on Earth is an individual who helped negotiate the turnover of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard to the communist Chinese, thereby creating the threat to U.S. national security described in the Washington Times article by Rowan Scarborough and inserted into the Congressional Record by Rep. Solomon, being considered for a top position at one of our nation's most critical intelligence agencies?"

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/election/655
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From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: Institute For Policy Studies (IPS)

IPS’s [Institute For Policy Studies] Washington, DC headquarters quickly became a resource center for national reporters and a place for KGB agents from the nearby Soviet embassy to convene and strategize. Cora Weiss headed one of the IPS's most successful forays -- into Riverside Church in Manhattan. She was invited there in 1978 by the Reverend William Sloane Coffin to run the church's Disarmament Program, which sought to consolidate Soviet nuclear superiority in Europe -- in the name of "peace." In 1982 Weiss helped organize the largest pro-disarmament demonstration ever held. Staged in New York City, the rally was attended by a coalition of communist organizations.

During her decade-long tenure at Riverside, which became home to the National Council of Churches, Weiss regularly received Russian KGB agents, Sandinista friends, and Cuban intelligence agents. Weiss became infamous for her role in the psychological warfare conducted against U.S. prisoners of war held in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War.

The Liberation News Service, which is a news source for hundreds of "alternative" publications nationwide (with antiwar, Marxist-oriented perspectives), was founded in 1967 with IPS assistance."

[lots more at link...]

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6991

4 posted on 05/03/2012 11:42:48 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: CaptainKrunch
Leon sounds like Hugo...

Panetta quipped:
“In the 21st Century, the reality is that there are environmental threats which constitute threats to our national security,” Panetta said. “For example, the area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security: rising sea levels, to severe droughts, to the melting of the polar caps, to more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.”

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From GreenLeft.org

VENEZUELA: Chavez calls for global offensive for socialism
August 31, 2005

excerpts...

"The environment is suffering damage that could be irreversible — global warming, the greenhouse effect, the melting of the polar ice caps, the rising sea level, hurricanes — with terrible social occurrences that will shake life on this planet."

"I believe this idea has a strong connection with reality. I don't think we have much time. Fidel Castro said in one of his speeches I read not so long ago, 'tomorrow could be too late, let's do now what we need to do'."

"I believe it is time that we take up with courage and clarity a political, social, collective and ideological offensive across the world — a real offensive that permits us to move progressively, over the next years, the next decades, leaving behind the perverse, destructive, destroyer, capitalist model and go forward in constructing the socialist model to avoid barbarism and beyond that the annihilation of life on this planet."

--Hugo Chavez, at the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students, held in Caracas on August 8-15, 2005

http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/640/640p16.htm

5 posted on 05/03/2012 11:50:39 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Obesity is a bigger threat


6 posted on 05/04/2012 12:05:21 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Leon Panetta is a global threat to our country!


7 posted on 05/04/2012 12:32:16 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Vendome

Commie SOBs in charge in DC is the greatest threat to national security.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 12:34:57 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Good grief. They couldn’t have picked a better picture to go with the article. Our enemies are laughing at us, and licking their chops.


9 posted on 05/04/2012 12:57:15 AM PDT by FlyVet
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To: CaptainKrunch

Commies in power, such as Panetta, are the biggest threat to national security.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 1:08:37 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: CaptainKrunch

Another power grab by Homeland Security on the way?


11 posted on 05/04/2012 4:07:39 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: CaptainKrunch

The greatest threat to America and to mankind is putting liberals in positions of power.

Leon needs to be retired back to the walnut orchard in Carmel Valley. He’ll have the opportunity there to play with lots of nuts.


12 posted on 05/04/2012 5:11:36 AM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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