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Hagel Allies Coordinate Smear Campaign Against Critics, Emails Reveal
Free Beacon ^ | 1/14/13 | Adam Kredo

Posted on 01/14/2013 3:35:52 PM PST by Nachum

A group of anti-Israel activists and journalists are engaged in a coordinated campaign to stifle criticism of controversial secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel by attacking the former Republican senator’s critics, according to emails obtained by the Free Beacon.

Fenton communications chief executive officer David Fenton, the Atlantic’s national correspondent James Fallows, former diplomat Charles ‘Chas’ Freeman, Just Foreign Policy director Robert Naiman, and American Conservative founding editor Scott McConnell participated in a recent email exchange dedicated to silencing Hagel’s critics, the emails reveal.

The emailers targeted recent comments made by Elliott Abrams, a former Bush administration National Security Council adviser who said Hagel “seems to have some kind of problem with Jews,” a sentiment that has been echoed by several lawmakers and Jewish leaders.

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TOPICS: Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: adamkredo; allies; americanconservative; charleschasfreeman; charlesfreeman; chasfreeman; chuckhagel; coordinate; davidfenton; elliottabrams; fentoncommunications; freebeacon; hagel; iran; israel; jamesfallows; justforeignpolicy; partisanmediashills; robertnaiman; russia; scottmcconnell; smear; theatlantic; waronterror
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Attaaaaack Waaaaaatch
1 posted on 01/14/2013 3:35:59 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 01/14/2013 3:37:27 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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3 posted on 01/14/2013 3:38:28 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The enemy within...


4 posted on 01/14/2013 3:40:34 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Nachum; everyone
The e-mails can be read here
5 posted on 01/14/2013 3:45:51 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Nachum

Precisely.


6 posted on 01/14/2013 4:06:50 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Nachum

If Hagel was not officer material in Vietnam, he is not Sec Def material now.

He might be a GS 15 manager but no more than that


7 posted on 01/14/2013 4:10:51 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Nachum

In what way did Hagel make it known he was against Israel? All I’ve ever read was where he said, “ “I’m not an Israeli senator. I’m a United States senator.” Any more to it than that?


8 posted on 01/14/2013 4:32:36 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Nachum

Hagel must not be approved. He is not right for the military.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 4:51:55 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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Thanks Nachum.
Fenton communications chief executive officer David Fenton, the Atlantic’s national correspondent James Fallows, former diplomat Charles ‘Chas’ Freeman, Just Foreign Policy director Robert Naiman, and American Conservative founding editor Scott McConnell participated in a recent email exchange dedicated to silencing Hagel’s critics

10 posted on 01/14/2013 7:51:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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[snip] In 1968, as a student at a New Hampshire boarding school, McConnell canvassed for Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy. After working on the the 1976 presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter, McConnell earned a Ph.D in history at Columbia University... He has since [1997] emerged as one of the leading figures in the broadly defined paleoconservative movement, becoming a prominent supporter of Pat Buchanan... After spending many years as a columnist for the New York Press and Antiwar.com, in 2002 he collaborated with Buchanan and Taki Theodoracopolous in founding The American Conservative... At the end of 2004, McConnell became the sole editor of TAC; during the year he had written forcefully in favor of John Kerry’s candidacy for President... McConnell is an heir to the Avon fortune and stepson of actor Sterling Hayden. [/snip]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_McConnell

Here’s his poison pen at work:
http://mondoweiss.net/author/scott-mcconnell


11 posted on 01/14/2013 8:06:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Scott "Mary was a Palestinian" McConnell is not a conservative or paleo anymore. He no longer has problems with immigration. And he supported Obama in 2012 "I’m voting for Obama without qualm or hesitation…. [H]is temperament is steady and his results are, actually, better than decent…. The verdict is out on Obamacare, but it if turns out badly, it will be modified or repealed." http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-conservative-vote-a-symposium/#McConnell

The American Dhimmi is likewise not conservative. Sure, they publish some conservatives on cultural issues. But they gave up on immigration and in 2010 endorsed amnesty. And from 2004 onwards, they keep telling their readers to vote for Democrats or worse. For them Ralph Nader is a "conservative" or was preferable to Bush. The only things that matter to them is giving up to Jihadis and attacking Israel. Any commie who supports this can be published there. Meanwhile conservatives who support Israel get fired. http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/002151.html

13 posted on 01/15/2013 2:12:15 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Yehuda
If you really haven’t read any more that, we’ll let Oliver North fill you in.

Okay, North claims Hagel supports Hamas with no real proof. Do you have any links to where he supports Hamas?

14 posted on 01/15/2013 4:19:08 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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15 posted on 01/15/2013 5:32:05 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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16 posted on 01/15/2013 5:32:34 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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17 posted on 01/15/2013 5:33:33 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To put a foreign power on equal (or greater) footing in terms of allegiance to the USA is treason is my book. Unfortunately, the converse is true in the eyes of AIPAC, some radical ‘End Times’ false-Christian elements, and others of their ilk. Washington and the founders spin in their graves.
18 posted on 01/15/2013 5:45:39 AM PST by Abiotic (The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hag’s name has extra letters.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 8:16:44 AM PST by TheOldLady
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