Skip to comments.Ron Paulís Soros Defense Plan
Posted on 01/02/2012 8:38:41 AM PST by mnehring
It was recently observed that Ron Paul was to the left of Obama on national security and the best evidence for that statement can be found when one year ago Ron Paul joined forces with Barney Frank on a proposal to gut national defense via a panel of experts, quite a few of whom were tied to George Soros.
In July 2010, Barney Frank and Ron Paul co-authored a Huffington Post article rolling out their Sustainable Defense Task Force. The Task Force consisting of experts on military expenditures that span the ideological spectrum would recommend a trillion dollars in defense cuts. The experts, however, didnt quite span the ideological spectrum more like float under it.
The panel of experts who would decide how to best gut national defense featured such independent thinkers as William D. Hartung of the New America Foundation. Hartungs main expertise was appearing in Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire.
Then there was Lawrence J. Kolb of the Center for American Progress and Miriam Pemberton of the Institute for Policy Studies. If you want to know what the Center, the Foundation and the Institute all have in common, its Hungarian and smells like stale cabbage and the death of nations.
The rather creepy Institute for Policy Studies issued a paper proposing that Obama act as king and rule through executive orders. The New American Foundation is not only backed by Soros but has his son on its leadership council. The Center for American Progress is run by the co-chair of Obamas transition team and is, for all intents and purposes, the think tank of the White House. All three are Soros funded.
But it doesnt end there. Also on the panel was Christopher Hellman of the National Priorities Project (NPP). If you are wondering what the NPP is, its a think tank whose objective is to influence national spending priorities. And if youre in the mood for a double, Miriam Pemberton is also on the board of the NPP. The man behind the curtain at NPP? None other than our favorite Hungarian James Bond villain.
Going further down the list theres Winslow Wheeler of the Center for Defense Information (CDI). The CDIs goal is to strengthen national and international security through international cooperation [and] reduced reliance on unilateral military power to resolve conflict. CDI operates under the aegis of the World Security Institute, which is apparently the least creepy name they could think of. Wheeler is a Counterpunch contributor, a site which even Stalinists think goes a bit too far. CDI gets money from the Open Society Institute (OSI) where the stench of death and stale cabbage never goes away.
Then theres Charles Knight and Carl Conetta of the Project for Defense Alternatives, which appears to be a subset of the Commonwealth Institute. Of its board of directors, S.M. Miller is also the founder of United for a Fair Economy which enjoys generous support from a certain philanthropic chap who occasionally destroys economies for sport. Another member, Guy Molyneux, has also worked with OSI. A third board member, Richard Healey, was formerly director of the Institute for Policy Studies and is on the advisory board of the Center for Social Inclusion, founded by two OSI veterans.
If you think this cant get any worse, meet Paul Kawika Martin of Peace Action (PA). You might know PA better by its old name, the Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy or just SANE, a Communist front group investigated by none other than Senator Thomas Dodd. PA has the same attitude toward American defense that burglars have toward alarm systems in other peoples homes. They dont like them very much. And they have a five year strategic plan for the job.
Paul Kawika Martin travels around fighting progress on board The Rainbow Warrior and is also involved with Physicians for Social Responsibility. Martin has also collaborated with the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a front for the Iranian regime. I think you can guess by now who funds Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Also on the task force is Laicie Olson of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. The Center is actually a subset of the Council for a Livable World. Olson originally worked for Physicians for Social Responsibility. Another task force member was Heather Hurlburt of the National Security Network (NSN). The NSNs goals are to build a strong progressive national security and counter conservative spin. Its founder was part of Obamas transition team and resigned to work for Janet Napolitano. Soross OSI helped fund NSN, and its Special Counsel was on the NSN Policy Committee. If youre tired of reading through all this, then heres the summary. Of the Paul-Frank Task Force, 9 out of 14 members were linked to Soross organs. Two were affiliated with the Cato Institute. One is indeterminate. Ron Paul proposed to put a bunch of Soros-funded think tank experts in charge of dismantling the US military. Think about that for a moment. Ron Paul supporters can see conspiracies in a glass of water; can they see anything wrong with this picture? Can they see anything wrong with having a man from a group that was investigated for its Communist ties in the drivers seat on national defense? The task forces proposals included cutting nuclear deterrence; reducing the fleet by 57 ships, including two carriers; canceling the Joint Strike Fighter; severely curtail missile defense and that is a direct quote from the report retiring four Marine battalions; reducing the military by 200,000 personnel; cutting defense research spending by 50 billion over ten years; and increasing health care fees for members of the military. Not only did Paul join forces with Barney Frank to slash military preparedness, but he ended up putting the experts of a foreign billionaire with global ambitions in charge of the project. And that was what he did as a congressman. Can anyone imagine what he would do as president?
But why would Ron Paul allow George Soros that much power and influence over Americas defense policy? There are a number of possibilities. There is the possibility that Ron Paul just didnt know and didnt bother to do his research. Which is not much of a recommendation for the job hes running for. Theres another possibility that Ron Paul knew and didnt care, that he had no objection to being part of a left-right alliance against the American Empire with Soros. But theres also a third possibility. During the previous election, Americans Against Escalation in Iraq (AAEI) ran an ad praising Ron Paul for his position against the war. AAEI was an umbrella group for MoveOn.org, the Center for American Progress, SEIU, Americans United For Change, the National Security Network and others in the progressive bestiary. A number of those beasties were Soros groups. Im not one to dabble in conspiracy theories, but when Soros pays for an ad praising you during the Republican primaries and then you put his experts in charge of Americas defense policy, then maybe some questions should be asked.
This is NOT BREAKING NEWS.
God, Ron Paul isn’t the second coming.
Another reason not to vote for that treasonous POS.
>Splitting the Republican vote is the sure fire way for the Democrats to achieve victory in 2012. <
I have said this since day one.
Sadly, I have also said that many democrats have flipped to Paul and have acted as if they support him to the point of actually registering as republicans to vote for him in the primary. They post in blogs that they will vote for him as a write in if need be.
In actuality, they fully plan on voting for obama in the general election.
I have confirmed that a few Obama supporters that I know personally are now doing this, so it must be pretty widespread.
What I hear from Ron Paul Supporters is that he is the only man who can actually beat obama. But in reality, in every mainstream poll, he appears to be the only one who can’t.
Unless of course you look at Alex Jonse’s polls then he is so far off the charts then well, you get the picture.
Meanwhile, I noticed a few things that really struck me as odd. Like the fact that Herman Cain, the only black man in the race for the republican nod, was threatened so bad as was his family that he needed secret service protection. He was given scandal after scandal one after another and all four had connections to Obama or Rham direct that the media never touched.
They had an instant impact on him and he was out of the race in a matter of 30 days. Imagine that .. a man who could have taken 1/3 of Obama’s black vote out within 30 days.
All of the republicans have been harassed by members of Obama’s staff indirectly .. with the exception of ONE PERSON. It would seem that there is only really one person that Obama doesn’t fear facing .... the one who had a four person newspaper some years back, that was full of racial bigotry, who is all over the Internet as a 9/11 truther and conspiracy theorist, a man who has been in congress forever with over 600 pieces of legislation that he has proposed and yet that only one has ever passed. The naming of a building ....
yep .. the crazy old uncle of the congress that no one wants to be associated with ...
the one man who has made more anti-jewish statements than Harod himself ..
and Obama nor his team have gone after him yet ... now this information regarding Soros ...
Go figure ...
Do you understand that our military is currently about 4.2% of GDP? Our military is one of the few constitutionally mandated functions of the federal government.
The world is much, much smaller than it was in the seventeen hundreds when the oceans were vast. These days a small determined group of people can potentially kill millions in a day. Something that was not possible only a hundred years ago.
Those are the facts and the realities of the world today.
4.2% isn’t excessive.
The real spending problems are on the mountains of social programs neither mandated or even authorized by the constitution.
There is also a likely Green Party Candidate, Dr. Jill Stein.
So you support what George Soros supports?
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Paul should not even be allowed to run on the GOP platform, he is not a conservative nor a republican, he’s a liberal on social and foreign policies and a fiscal conservative.
He and hi9s supporters are nuts and I’m sick and tired of hearing he is the constitution which sounds great but when you question the nuts who follow him they really want drugs legal, pay hardly any taxes and have no problem with marrying siblings.
BTW, how did the founding fathers envision a local militia defending against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles?
“God, Ron Paul isnt the second coming.”
In a way he is in that he’s like a persistant rash, or maybe even gastroesophageal reflux disease.
I find it quite interesting that so many on FR are ready to raise the white flag and open the U.S to fatal attacks from within and from the outside.
Interesting that no one is interested in ending the Freedom killing Agencies and Depts that have SHOWN their willingness to destroy the American Constitution.
AND BARNEY FRANK....does anyone remember Dodd-Frank?
I watched a short clip of a Russian reporter doing a Jay Leno type NYC interview of Americans. Then she made fun of Americans stupidity on issues, and our own history.
Apparently, all the Islamofascist and Commie types have to do is wait for us to raise the WHITE FLAG.
Frankly if I were in the military and Paul gets even close to the nomination I would resign and demand to be sent home from Afghanistan etc. Why die for a Country that is ready to surrender?
Did you read what I said about hard choices ahead? The country is broke, 16 trillion in debt with 75 trillion in unfunded liability. I don’t know about you but I have been broke a time or two. When you are broke taking care of yourself as best you can is all you can do. The country is broke. The GOP and the Rats have spent all our money and put next two generations into the poor house.
And you think destroying the military is the answer?
Who is going to defend us when Americans are turned into a Islamic State. Yeah you heard me. Paul is a pro-pali, anti-Israel. Bet he wouldn’t have a problem with Sharia Laws right here in the U.S.
You know his Libertarian BS.
Is today Knee Jerk Day?
Sounds like you’re a Paul supporter.
Sounds like you're an idiot.
re: “Ridiculing those making a serious, sincere effort to reduce debt is not helpful.”
But ridiculing a lunatic and unthinkable commander in chief is necessary