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USA: Secret National Security Chain Of Command Revealed In Whitehouse Press Release.

March 21st, 2009 No comments

From Wikipedia:

The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor (abbreviated NSA, or sometimes APNSA or ANSA to avoid confusion with the abbreviation of the National Security Agency), serves as the chief adviser to the President of the United States on national security issues. This person serves on the National Security Council within the Executive Office of the President. The National Security Advisor’s office is located in the West Wing of the White House. He or she is supported by a staff that produces research, briefings, and intelligence for the NSA to review and present to the National Security Council and the President of the United States.

The National Security Advisor is appointed by the President without confirmation by the United States Senate. As such, they are not connected to the bureaucratic politics of the Departments of State and Defense, and are therefore able to offer independent advice. The power and role of the National Security Advisor varies from administration to administration.

In times of crisis, the National Security Advisor operates from the White House Situation Room, updating the President on the latest events of a crisis.

The current office holder is retired Marine Corps General James L. Jones, who assumed the duties of the post when Barack Obama was sworn into office on January 20, 2009 as President of the United States. The previous holder of the post is Stephen Hadley, who succeeded Condoleezza Rice upon her appointment to Secretary of State by then-President George W. Bush in 2005.

So it seems clear that the National Security Advisor reports to the President yes? No, not according to the Whitehouse in a recent press release concerning General Jones remarks at the 45th Munich Security Conference, where Jones said the following:

Thank you for that wonderful tribute to Henry Kissinger yesterday. Congratulations. As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through Generaal (sic) Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today.

Now Kissinger I had heard of, of course. I have written about him before. Not being American Snowcroft and Berger were unknown to me. Wikipedia fills in the gaps:

Brent Snowcroft:

Brent Scowcroft (born March 19, 1925 in Ogden, Utah) was the United States National Security Advisor under Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush and a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force. He also served as Military Assistant to President Richard Nixon and as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the Nixon and Ford administrations. He also served as Chairman of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005.

Prior to joining the Bush administration, Scowcroft was Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc. He has had a long association with Henry Kissinger, having served as his assistant when Kissinger was the National Security Adviser under Nixon, from 1968.

He is the founder and president of The Forum for International Policy, a think tank. Scowcroft is also president of The Scowcroft Group, Inc., an international business consulting firm. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, a board member of The Center for Strategic and International Studies and The Atlantic Council of the United States

Sandy Berger:

Samuel Richard “Sandy” Berger (born October 28, 1945) served as the 19th United States National Security Advisor under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. In his position, he helped to formulate the foreign policy of the Clinton Administration. During this time he advised the President regarding the Khobar Towers bombing, Operation Desert Fox, the NATO bombing campaign against Yugoslavia, responses to the terrorist bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the administration’s policy of engagement with the People’s Republic of China.[1] He was also one of the prominent actors of the Camp David 2000 Summit.

Before joining the administration Berger had worked as an international trade attorney. Currently, he is chairman of an international advisory firm and chairman of the board of an international investment fund. Living in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., he is married to Susan Berger and has three children (two daughters and one son).

In April 2005, Berger pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material from the National Archives in Washington. According to the lead prosecutor in the case Berger only took copies of classified information, and no original material was destroyed.

Berger served as a foreign policy adviser to Senator Hillary Clinton in her 2008 presidential campaign.

As Kissinger is named as being at the top of this rather smelly tree a little background on him, his business and attitudes:

Kissinger Associates, Inc., founded in 1982, is a New York City-based international consulting firm, founded and run by Henry Kissinger. The firm assists its clients in identifying strategic partners and investment opportunities, and advises clients on government relations throughout the world.

History

The firm was founded in 1982 by Henry Kissinger.

In 1999, Mack McLarty joined Kissinger to open Kissinger McLarty Associates, the firm’s office on Eighteenth and Pennsylvania streets in Washington, D.C.[1]. McLarty was White House Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton. Kissinger McLarty is a corporate member of the Council of the Americas, the New York-based business organization established by David Rockefeller in 1965.[1]. As of January 2008, the two firms have separated and McLarty Associates, headed by Mack McLarty, is an independent firm based in Washington.[2]

Kissinger Associates is located in River House on Park Avenue at Fifty-first Street, in a building also occupied by Peter Peterson‘s Blackstone Group.[3] It was established in July, 1982 after loans had been secured from Goldman Sachs and a consortium of three other banks. These loans were paid out in two years; by 1987 annual revenues had reached $5 million.[3]

Associated organizations and individuals

Kissinger Associates has strategic alliances with several firms, including:

Prominent staff have included:

Directors have included:

Client base

Kissinger Associates does not disclose its list of corporate clients, and reportedly bars clients from acknowledging the relationship.[11] However, over time details from proxy statements and the tendency of senior businessmen to talk about their relationship with Kissinger have leaked out and a number of major corporate clients have been identified.[13]

The secrecy of their corporate client list has caused problems where Kissinger or a member of his staff were called to public service. In 1989, George H.W. Bush nominated Lawrence Eagleburger as his Deputy Secretary of State. Congress required that Eagleburger disclose the names of 16 clients, some of which were his through his Kissinger Associates affiliation.[14]. Later, Kissinger himself was appointed chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States by George W. Bush. Congressional Democrats insisted that Kissinger disclose the names of clients. Kissinger and President Bush claimed that such disclosures were not necessary, but Kissinger ultimately stepped down, citing conflicts of interest.

A selected list of the more notable companies (from over two dozen in total) since 1982;[13] his directorships where applicable; and some countries where known advice/contacts were used:

So there you have it.

Kissinger, a man who refused to serve as chairman on a commission on terrorist attacks on the United States because of “conflicts of interest” with his private business affairs, is the guy who hands daily orders to the National Security Advisor, “filtered down” through two other former incumbents of the office. It is known that Kissinger clients include the Bin Laden Family.

Kissinger held the office under Johnson, Nixon and Ford from 68 – 75. There are arrest warrants out for war crimes against him in a number of countries he can not set foot in.  And there ought be in many more. Snowcroft took over from Kissinger and then handed on to … wait for it …. Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Of him rense.com say:

Any lingering doubts about Obama’s status as an abject puppet of Zbigniew Brzezinski and the Rockefeller Trilateral Commission ended this morning when the withered mummy of imperialism himself appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe* to campaign for Obama, urged on by his own moronic daughter, Mika Brzezinski, an Obama groupie and sycophant.

Zbigniew, a low-level Polish aristocrat whose life has been devoted to hatred for Russia, lauded Obama for his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq war, saying that he himself was the source of Obama’s arguments back then – thus confirming Obama’s long-term status as his puppet, which probably began in 1981-1983, when Obama was a student at Columbia University, and Zbig was directing the anti-Russian institute.

We have it direct from the National security Advisors mouth:

I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through Generaal (sic) Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today.

He does not take his orders from his boss, Obama, but from an indicted war criminal who once held the role he is in and has been running around for the last month or so proclaiming the New World Order is upon us.

And he boasts about it: “We have a chain of command in the National security Council that exists today”.

So I guess …. the Whitehoues either think this is all fine and hunky dory, or Obama has a knife to his throat – or these people are seriously deluded. Because they published this chain of command in a public press release.

When you have a small interconnected group of men, through membership of secret societies and backdoor chains of command, surrounding and informing Presidents and their policy over many years, those Presidents can be nothing but a puppets on strings. Only once in the last thirty years does it look like America has had a “real” President – i.e. a guy who is part of this secret chain of command: George H. Bush.

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The United States of Aggression: God Help America, You Need It.*

March 1st, 2009 No comments

The Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, is a Washington-based think tank created in 1997. Above all else, PNAC desires and demands one thing: The establishment of a global American empire to bend the will of all nations.

William Rivers Pitt

Having just read the “Project for a New American Century”, whitepaper “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century.”, from start to finish, all I can say is that the last eight years of American History will go down in the history books as the time when a plan for global empire backfired.

This report proceeds from the belief that America should seek to preserve and extend its position of global leadership (a) by maintaining the pre-eminence of U.S. military forces. Today, the United States has an unprecedented strategic opportunity. It faces no immediate great-power challenge; (b) it is blessed with wealthy, powerful and democratic allies in every part of the world; (c) it is in the midst of the longest economic expansion in its history; and (d) its political and economic principles are almost universally embraced. (e) At no time in history has the international security order been as conducive to American interests and ideals.

PNAC- “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century.”

(references mine)

The document is utterly narcissistic, self-interested and self-important. It is aggressive to the point of being psychopathic, demanding not only that the USA extend and enhance it’s influence in Europe, Asia and the Middle East (i.e. the whole world) but that it control the “International Commons” of space and cyberspace.

This document and it’s writers clearly have an over-developed sense of personal and national importance and unfortunately when Bush assumed the Presidency, the men who created and nurtured the imperial dreams of PNAC became the men who run the Pentagon, the Defense Department and the White House. Luckily they did not have the brains to succeed and made so many mistakes their house of cards has tumbled. Let’s look at some of these founding beliefs and see how America has done since publication:

(a) by maintaining the pre-eminence of U.S. military forces.

I’ll give you that one success – you are more capable of bullying people than any other nation on earth. Big round of applause for the “World’s Biggest Bully”.

(b) it is blessed with wealthy, powerful and democratic allies in every part of the world.

Your economic folly has corrupted the world financial system. Your former allies are now very wary of your Government lies and deceit. Their wealth has been diminished greatly by the USA exporting toxic debt assets to their blessed friends.

(c) it is in the midst of the longest economic expansion in its history. George W. Bush had no clue about money. Instead of taking the economic hit of the mini recession early in his first term, and allowing the economy to adjust through market movements, he let Greenspan re-inflate the bubble leading to possibly the greatest economic collapse in all American history (now). This one has been truly screwed and the coming economic downturn will weaken America beyond measure.

(d) its political and economic principles are almost universally embraced. Your politics is the politics of power, money, influence pedalling, bullying, lying, renditions, torture, C.I.A government sponsored killings and coups. Your politics, as outlined in this document, are about being the world’s bully. Your corrupt economics and fiat banking system has just bankrupted the world financial system.

Clearly the Cheney’s, Bush’s, Wolfowitz’s et al who formed PNAC – and their many minions – have profited handsomely from the wars, and post war scenarios, that their warped psychopathology has lead the USA and the world into. Unfortunately their personal profiteering does not make for “political and economic principles” that are universally embraced. Especially the bits where Bush and Cheney award their own companies exclusive contracts. Don’t you guys know you look as bad as tin-pot dictators? Oh! I forgot … you were trying to be tin-pot dictators. It is not just us dirty foreigners who hate your self-serving ways, however. You have been seen for what you are, even by your own:

Americans have had just about enough of watching insiders with the right connections living well off the rest of us.

Frank Rich, The New York Times. Posted February 9, 2009.

Really now it has to be said: America, as a nation, is politically, economically and socially derided worldwide. Basically the world laughs at you as deficient humans, lazy, self centred, greedy, incapable of electing honest politicians or recognising or standing up for truth.

When you gain this capacity the world will want to see Bush and Cheney on Trial.

(e) At no time in history has the international security order been as conducive to American interests and ideals. You killed that one stone dead too – never has the USA had so many enemies facing inward and so many friends ready to walk away.

All this might not be so scary except Obama is changing nothing in this strategy, despite the failures noted above. Continuation of the USA’s aggressive foreign policy has already been seen under Obama who has recoiled from pre-election rhetoric and does not seem to have noticed something: All the other shit Bush and his friends based policy on have pretty much gone: all you have left is your weapons, which soon you may not be able to maintain.

*The author is agnostic, though he suspects God is unlikely based on the evidence at hand. Looks like America really is up to it’s neck in it.

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