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Posts Tagged ‘cfr’

Origins of the modern-day Matrix

Posted by Jesse on January 30, 2009

Obama’s World Government Family

Unbelievable? Ya well, take it with a grain of salt – or sugar if you so wish.

Don’t take my word for it. It’s in a book!” Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr.

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Obama/Biden/Bush/Cheney: Same strategy, different election

Posted by Jesse on December 30, 2008

Biden: Progressive Internationalism: A Democratic National Security Strategy is a clear alternative to “the neoconservative right and the non-interventionist left.”

  1. [Promote] Franklin Roosevelt’s pledge to make America the “arsenal of democracy”
  2. America should use its unparalleled power to defend our country and to shape a world
  3. We favor vibrant, entrepreneurial markets, open trade, and active governance to ensure honest competition.
  4. U.S. leadership is integral to shaping a world congenial to our interests and values……strengthening and reforming international institutions — the United Nations, the international financial institutions, the World Trade Organization

PNAC:

Project for the New American Century is a non-profit, educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership.

We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership

• we need to increase defense spending significantly if we are to carry out our global responsibilities today and modernize our armed forces for the future;
• we need to strengthen our ties to democratic allies and to challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values;
• we need to promote the cause of political and economic freedom abroad;
• we need to accept responsibility for America’s unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.
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Will Cubans ‘boo’ Barack Obama?

Posted by Jesse on November 25, 2008

CFR President Richard Haas writes: (emphasis mine)

The United States can play a positive role [PDF] in promoting the values of an open society with policies that support the greater enjoyment of human rights by Cubans and lay the groundwork for a pluralistic future on the island. This could be facilitated by increasing contact between U.S. and Cuban citizens (including Cuban Americans and their families) through reducing current Department of Treasury travel restrictions. The time is ripe to show the Cuban people, especially the younger generations, that an alternative exists to permanent hostility between these two nations and that the United States can play a positive role in Cuba’s future. Given this, the United States should initiate a series of steps, with the aim of lifting the embargo against Cuba. While increased trade might funnel more resources to the Cuban government and strengthen its short-term staying power, economic isolation has long provided Cuba’s authorities with a convenient excuse for many of the island’s core problems.

Richard Haas sure sounds like Ron Paul on this issue doesn’t he? Maybe that’s because it would be insane to continue down this destructive and unproductive path. The damage is done. If one wants to stay ahead in life this is the only desirable option left on the table.

Ron Paul writes in his Struggling for Relevance article:

One would think we would be able to survey the results of the last 45 years and come to logical conclusions.

Changing course never seems to be an option, however, no matter how futile or counterproductive our past actions have been.… Our isolationist policies with regards to Cuba , meanwhile, have hardly won the hearts and minds of Cubans or Cuban-Americans, many of whom are isolated from families because this political animosity.

The “Partnership for the Americas Commission“[PDF] drawn up by the Brookings Institution weighs in on this this logic as well:

U.S.-Cuban relations have disproportionately dominated U.S. policy toward the LAC region for years. Tensions generated by U.S. policies toward Cuba have affected the United States’ image in the region and have hindered Washington’s ability to work constructively with other countries. For this reason, addressing U.S. policy toward Cuba has implications that go beyond the bilateral relationship and affect U.S. relations with the rest of the LAC region more generally. Political change in Washington, combined with recent demographic and ideological shifts in the Cuban American community and recent leadership changes in Cuba itself, offer a valuable opportunity to change course.

This second video is Paul explaining his position that he proposed in the (above) debate. Note Paul’s sound reasoning and insight about this “valuable opportunity”.

And those at the GOP debate booed him because…? Oh yeah, it’s a Republican debate. Isn’t that Party that has been in decline and has been losing seats in the Imperial US Government? Wonderful. Now we’re really in trouble. The Dems have a lot of control and all the gusto they need by drawing off the “8 years of failed Bush policies.” That oughta give them cover for the whole 4 years (maybe 8?) of an Obama administration which, as we all should know by now, can do no wrong and has all our best interests in mind.

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What do you claim to know and how? (videos abound!)

Posted by Jesse on October 27, 2008

What did you learn in school today?

Springsteen : Bring ’em Home

John McCain flip-flops on the War for Oil and Iraq

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What a disgrace. CNN seen for what it is…

Posted by Jesse on December 3, 2007

A bias, unobjective, and misleading propaganda TOOL.

Disgusting Media Spins the Debate
“The good Doctor alone has been excluded from answering a question on illegal immigration. If you believe the “debates” are on the up and up, this is especially puzzling. Dr. Paul is a border state congressman with a highly informed opinion; in fact he is stridently against illegal immigration, and is the only candidate from either party suggesting that birth-right citizenship be ended (Sorry Tancredo fans). Talk about missing a golden opportunity to liven up the debate. This however, reveals the true purpose of the “debates” as a free ad forum for the anointed candidates. Understood in this light, things make more sense.”

The Immigration Question
Rethinking Birthright Citizenship by Ron Paul

Frustrates me so much to watch the way Paul is ignored immediately following his surge in the media. Raises a bunch of money, gets airtime in the mainsteam, and then slapped in the face in the first primary “debate” with 4million viewers.

there is no desire to attempt to educate or come to a consensus on any of the issues. it is solely designed to be entertaining, focus and promote the bickering, etc.

What a sham.

Click to see a great breakdown of the time allotted each candidate

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