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Skip to comments.Shadow Warriors (interview with author of explosive new book)
Posted on 12/12/2007 10:54:18 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
FP: Kenneth Timmerman, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
Timmerman: Thanks, Jamie. Its always a pleasure to appear alongside other founding members of the Vast Right-wing Conspiracy.
FP: My pleasure as well.
What inspired you to write this book?
Timmerman: In the beginning were the leaks. I was curious how highly-classified intelligence information was winding up on the front pages of the NY Times and in other leftist media. Two stories, in particular, caught my attention initially: the leak of the CIA secret prisons, and the smearing of Ahmad Chalabi, to which I will return below.
I knew quite a bit about both stories, and knew that the way they were being reported was incredibly selective and politically motivated. I wanted to track them back to the source.
What I discovered was a vast, underground network of government officials, former intelligence officers, members of Congress and their staffs, who were in bed with a complacent, anti-Bush media. They were eager to publish anything that did damage to this president, even if it put the lives of our intelligence officers or of our front-line troops in jeopardy.
FP: So tell us about the underground resistance movement against President Bush.
Timmerman: It certainly comes as no surprise to readers of this page to discover that a segment of the Democrat party never accepted the legitimacy of the 2000 presidential election, and sought in every possible way to delegitimize George W. Bush.
What I discovered, however, was that this political pay-back went far beyond the realm of domestic politics, and that legions of shadow warriors purposefully burrowed into the bureaucracy with the sole purpose of undermining the president and his policies.
(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemagazine.com ...
What this author charges is nothing short of astonishing. If what he says is true, national Democrats are more interested in defeating George W. Bush than protecting the United States from its enemies.
That hasn't been obvious for the last seven years?
"For the shadow warriors, the failure of the liberation of Iraq was not collateral damage. It was the actual goal of their efforts."
I am surprised that you seem surprised by this. Democrats are more interested in their own political power and prestige than the welfare or protection of America or its citizens. Their political behavior suggests (and has for decades now) that the worse off the country is doing, the more power the democratic party gets. They almost have to hope for the worst for America to acquire the personal power and prestige they quest. Damn the consequences to the Nation as a whole, until they are in power.
Once they are in power, the pull out the tape and start checking the political opinion winds to see what will make the people happy. A little tape here, a little tape their...announce how great things are and what has been fixed...check the poles...Repeat.
Anything that goes bad in America can be attributed to Bush and republicans in general. Therefore, they have to hope for the worst if they want the best for their careers.
I agree with the context of the discussion, but the democratic party's assumed strategy of "hope/strive for the worst so that we get elected" is at best a flawed premise: the premise being that a majority of voters are actually stupid enough to believe that the democrats can do anything right when it comes to America.
Ya new around here? That’s been clear for a long time.
I am surprised this book has not gotten more attention, even with the usual MSM bias. It tells the inside story of how the CIA shadow warriors got rid of Porter Goss, for one thing. The story of the forged yellowcake memo. There’s lots of stuff in here. Sabotaging the war effort was probably the worse thing they did.
[ If what he says is true, national Democrats are more interested in defeating George W. Bush than protecting the United States from its enemies.]
Does this surprize you? This fact has been obvious for at least 6 years.
The president failed to clean house and his appointees followed suit, does anyone still think that Colon(spelling need not be corrected) Powell is POTUS material?
Seems to me like many people of the conservative stripe (here on FR, Hannity, Dick Morris) were proposing the candidacy for president of a certain prominent black female, now in charge of that snakepit at State Dept.
The same thing used to happen to our schools chancellors here. They would get absorbed by the bureacracy.
Even supposedly conservative Supreme Court Justices get twisted by the pervasive liberal culture in Washington.
I wouldn't blame it on Bush. One man can't fight decades of Gramscied government.
Minor spelling error: it's Colon Bowell.
And I agree with your premise, nonetheless.
Yes,...thank you for the ping....
A Must Read:
Unholy Alliance :
Radical Islam and the American Left (Hardcover)
by David Horowitz
Vastly Illuminating, September 25, 2004
Kat Bakhu (Albuquerque, NM United States) - See all my reviews
I had long wondered why people on the Left had the propensity to speak more positively about people who would slit their throats than they do about their own country, which affords them more freedom and opportunity than anywhere else. David Horowitz has answered that question thoroughly and convincingly in his Unholy Alliance. Where I felt bewildered and confused, I now feel crystal clear. Unholy Alliance is such a great book.
It begins with the leftist movements at the beginning of the 20th Century, and works its way up to the present day, exploring the anti-American attitude of these movements in detail. Horowitz shows that the enemies of the US back then are largely the same group today, operating under the same misperceptions, making the same mistakes, and pursuing the same impossible utopia.
Individual chapters are included on the Patriot Act (I was persuaded that it is a GOOD thing); the democratic flip-flop on Iraq once G.W. Bush implemented what they agreed with Clinton needed to be done; the driving components of the current anti-war movement; as well as chapters on individual personalities who are major spokespeople of the Left. Horowitz covers a lot of ground, and he covers it concisely and clearly. Unholy Alliance is richly informative without ever being boring or plodding.
This book is so illuminating that I simply cannot do justice to it here. I love people who reason so clearly that they help me get my own reasoning clear. Horowitz is just that type of person! In the terrain of mindless clichÃ©s (no-blood-for-oil, etc.), he is a breath of real fresh air.
If what he says is true, national Democrats should be speedily tried, convicted and hung for treason.
For read reference later to self.
The country desperately needs someone that has the gonads to tell the truth about Hildebeast and Bubba going back to their early Arkansas days and forward. Of course, that person will need around-the-clock protection as many of the Clintoon associates are now room temperature.
Ping fer later ............................ FRegards
Wheeler has written about this. Get rid of the embeds in all government jobs. They need 8 year term limits as our President has so do both house and senate. This is the only way to start a process to give the government back to the people.
That’s actually a good idea. These permanent bureaucracies and career bureaucrats pursuing their own agendas have become a major problem.
Jack Wheeler says they are now the ones that are running our government. Our elections matter little with these embeds in these government jobs. Wheeler thinks they ALL NEED TO BE FIRED.
That Limbaugh guy on the weak AM radio has been saying that for a long time.
You do not know what you’re talking about these embeds have been in government for yrs and yrs and yrs...long before the clintoons’. No way could Bush have cleaned them out...that’s EXTREMELY naive thinking...
I think you can bank on that. This is a most interesting and a bit terrifying account. Sounds like a must read to me.
Everyone in the State Department should be fired. But of course, they won’t be.
I read everything he writes !! His books are well researched and footnoted. The detail of events, players and history is always a great read....I always learn so much from him.
I am reading Shadow Warriors now and I can not believe what I am reading !! The undermining of this country by the CIA and the State Dept to win the war on terror and the Iraq War is beyond belief !! I recommend the book to anyone who wants to know what really went on behind the scenes in Iraq and why it seemed so many mistakes were made. After reading the book, you will have a good understanding and answers to those many questions you may have. You will recognize the names and the events ...and be able to fit a lot of pieces together !! “Shadow Warrior” and Rowan Scarbborough’s book “Sabotage” go hand in hand ...if you want to know the truth and the facts about the enemy within !!
Timmerman wrote a book about Iran ....”Countdown to Crisis” ....if you can keep up with all the Arab names it is another great read.
Timmerman also wrote “The French Betrayal of America” ...about the Oil for Food and the lead up to the Iraq War when Powell’s efforts at the UN were sabotaged by the French. There is a lot of history of the relationship France had with Saddam.
GREAT READS .....ALL OF THEM !!
Too many Republican traitors to get any arrests, let alone convictions ............................ FRegards
It goes much deeper than just the klintoon, Red. The 'embedded' bureaucracy never gets fired - just recycled, and 'we-the-people' get the same-ole same-ole.
Soon, possibly before the next election, our USSC will decide if the Second Amendment to the Constitution means what it so plainly says, and we will know then how our Government intends to treat us in the future. We'll either be Citizens or subjects, and we know how the last subjugation ended.
Should be interesting ......................... FRegards
I believe that is the gist of the Timmerman's book, after just glancing at it- it's on my kitchen table, next in line to read.
Perhaps then it will be time for another ‘animated contest’. The stakes will be every bit as high as the last time.
Bush’s 2nd biggest failing was not finding the leaks and nailing their heads on a pike.
Your post deserves the Captain Obvious cartoon. That has been the RAT agenda from the beginning. The author has simply taken the time to convert a commonly held opinion into a documented set of facts.
Are there enough body bags on the planet to support the operation? I doubt it.
Agreed. Luckily, there won't be any foreigners involved this time ..................... FRegards
Timmerman is a great writer plus he takes care of family affairs too. Has five children
Entertainment value aside, something should be done about this. How does all this jibe with whatever importance we as a society place on 'whistleblowing'(needs a better name)?
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How could one be aware of the actions of both houses of Congress with the leadership of Pelosi, Reid, Kennedy, Durban, Murtha, Kerry, and the rest of those sorry asses who call themselves Democrats, Progressives and some Republicans, NOT be aware that they were more interested in our defeat than in our victory?????
It appears America’s leftists view America as the enemy - rather than those who wish to destroy America..
A major “correction” of the Congress is in order..