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The Trouble With Leon Panetta [supported anti-CIA, KGB-affiliated, Institute For Policy Studies]
TheNewAmerican.com ^ | January 7, 2009 | Warren Mass

Posted on 01/10/2009 5:55:09 AM PST by ETL

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In April 1985 Panetta joined with 13 of his leftist congressional colleagues — including Ron Dellums, Don Edwards, George Miller, Christopher Dodd, and Les Aspin — in sponsoring a 20th anniversary fund-raising gala for the pro-Marxist Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), which had been described by Brian Crozier, director of the London Institute for the Study of Conflict, as the "perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB." The IPS was originally funded with millions of dollars from the Faberge perfume magnate and Communist Party member Samuel Rubin and his wife.

On April 30, 1987, Rep. Panetta cast a highly suspect vote for one who would direct our nation's top foreign intelligence agency. On that day, he was one of 183 members of the House to vote against the withdrawal of Most Favored Nation (MFN) status for communist Romania. Romania, at the time, was run by Nicolae Ceausescu, one of the most brutal dictators in the entire Soviet bloc.

Anti-communist publisher Phillip Abbott Luce started the hard-hitting newsletter The Pink Sheet on the Left to expose communist and other organizations or individuals working to increase the size and power of government. After the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, Luce changed the name of the newsletter to The American Sentinel, and changed the publication's emphasis to geo-strategic issues. However, beginning with the February 15, 1993 issue, the biweekly newsletter became The Pink Sheet on the Left again. Editor Lee Bellinger explained his reason for the change, "Consider 10 good reasons why we brought The Pink Sheet on the Left out of retirement: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Strobe Talbott, Albert Gore, Ronald Dellums, Donna Shalala, Ron Brown, Lawrence Walsh, Leon Panetta, and Warren Christopher."

Readers who recall the movement to impeach Bill Clinton remember that one of the charges raised by Clinton's critics was the conflict of interest created when individuals connected with the Chinese Overseas Shipping Company (COSCO) — such as John Huang, Charles Trie, and James and Mochtar Riady — helped funnel contributions to the Clinton reelection campaign. Afterwards, the Clinton administration lobbied for granting COSCO a 10-year lease on the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard in California. During a March 1997 edition of CNBC's Equal Time program, California Republican State Senator Dick Mountjoy noted that COSCO-linked arms dealer Wang Jun had been granted personal access to President Clinton, and that Wang's business associates had smuggled illegal assault weapons into California for delivery to street gangs by making use of a ship owned and operated by COSCO. Mountjoy then stated:

The next thing you know, (then-Chief of Staff) Leon Panetta is down here negotiating that port for the Chinese.

There is much more to the COSCO-Long Beach connection than we have room for here, but a good summary of the threat the arrangement made to U.S. security may be found in an item inserted into the Congressional Record by Rep. Gerald B.H. Solomon on May 20, 1997.

Even the most unbiased of observers may legitimately ask: Why on Earth is an individual who helped negotiate the turnover of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard to the communist Chinese, thereby creating the threat to U.S. national security described in the Washington Times article by Rowan Scarborough and inserted into the Congressional Record by Rep. Solomon, being considered for a top position at one of our nation's most critical intelligence agencies?

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/election/655


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhocia; cia; ips; kgb; leonpanetta; panetta; panettarecord; thenewamerican
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: Institute For Policy Studies (IPS)

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) was founded in 1963 as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization with seed money (derived from a fortune made in cosmetics sales under the Faberge trade name) from the Samuel Rubin Foundation. Samuel Rubin (1901-1978) was a Russian Bolshevik and the father of Cora Weiss, who headed the Samuel Rubin Foundation from its inception and is currently the principal financier of IPS. Weiss' husband, Peter, is Chairman of the IPS Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the National Lawyers Guild and the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, both of which were created as Communist Party fronts. The Weisses selected Richard J. Barnet and Marcus Raskin to be the first Co-Directors of IPS, with the aim of transforming the United States by altering public attitudes, changing laws, and reversing foreign policy through an Academy that reached every nexus of the national nervous system.

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IPS’s [Institute For Policy Studies] Washington, DC headquarters quickly became a resource center for national reporters and a place for KGB agents from the nearby Soviet embassy to convene and strategize. Cora Weiss headed one of the IPS's most successful forays -- into Riverside Church in Manhattan. She was invited there in 1978 by the Reverend William Sloane Coffin to run the church's Disarmament Program, which sought to consolidate Soviet nuclear superiority in Europe -- in the name of "peace." In 1982 Weiss helped organize the largest pro-disarmament demonstration ever held. Staged in New York City, the rally was attended by a coalition of communist organizations. During her decade-long tenure at Riverside, which became home to the National Council of Churches, Weiss regularly received Russian KGB agents, Sandinista friends, and Cuban intelligence agents. Weiss became infamous for her role in the psychological warfare conducted against U.S. prisoners of war held in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War.

The Liberation News Service, which is a news source for hundreds of "alternative" publications nationwide (with antiwar, Marxist-oriented perspectives), was founded in 1967 with IPS assistance."

[lots more at link...]

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6991

1 posted on 01/10/2009 5:55:12 AM PST by ETL
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To: All
This next one is from the Institute For Policy Studies (IPS) itself...

Obama’s Agenda for Change and the 2009 Summit of the Americas

excerpt:

'Yes We Can' — Change for the Americas Coming from Below

Hemispheric resistance to the first attempt by the U.S. to force the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) on every nation on this continent led to its eventual defeat at the IV Summit of the Americas, held in Argentina in 2005. The organizers of the April 2009 V Summit of the Americas had hoped to focus on a social agenda of providing a decent living for all those who call the “Americas” their home. The emergence of the PPA, or Bush’s Plan B for the FTAA, represents a threat to the urgent need of having all nations in the hemisphere focus on tackling the disparities that make the region the most unequeal in the world.

According to Obama, “what's good for the people of the Americas is good for the United States.” Among the specific proposals Obama has made (political freedom and democracy; freedom from fear and security; freedom from want and opportunity) in the “New Partnership for the Americas” document, he says that “it’s time for a new alliance of the Americas” that leaves behind “eight years of failed policies” and “top down reforms”, and puts forward instead an “agenda that advances democracy, security, and opportunity from the bottom up”. For Obama to make good on his vision for a new "partnership" in the Americas, the divisive Bush PPA initiative must be laid to rest well before the April V Summit of the Americas gets underway.

The 2009 IV Peoples’ Summit in Trinidad and Tobago

On April 17-19, 2009, the IV Peoples Summit will be taking place in Port of Spain, Trinidad (while heads of state are simultaneously meeting at the V Summit of the Americas).The message of a "change agenda" for the hemisphere will be brought to the island nation by social movements coming from all points in between Alaska and Tierra del Fuego. A key focus for discussions during the People’s Summit will be the economic meltdown hitting the capitalist system, and the opening that this provides for the implementation of a peoples’ agenda promoting sustainable development, social justice, equity, and peaceful coexistence.[ie, communism/socialism -etl]

In conjunction with the Hemispheric Social Alliance, social movements present in Trinidad and Tobago will be providing a "change agenda" that, in large measure, will likely be echoed by representatives from many of the newly elected governments in Latin America and the Caribbean. The V Summit of the Americas will be an ideal setting for Obama to signal a new respectful and consultative role for the US in the Americas as well. Will Obama avail himself of the opportunity to take this courageous step forward? Ojalá!

http://www.ips-dc.org/articles/933

2 posted on 01/10/2009 5:56:54 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: All

Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!

We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-people’s movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all people’s movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.

The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and people’s unity.

There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.

The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.

http://cpusa.org/article/articleview/991/1/154/
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"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/election.president/index.html

3 posted on 01/10/2009 5:58:07 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL

bump and bookmark.


4 posted on 01/10/2009 6:01:50 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (The only time I want a Republican reaching across the aisle is to smack a liberal.)
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To: All
I don't know anything about this organization below, but it 'sounds' a little like "Institute For Policy Studies", doesn't it? However, I doubt if it's anywhere near as bad as the IPS, who are openly pro-Marxist, anti-U.S.

The Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy

http://www.panettainstitute.org/index.htm

5 posted on 01/10/2009 6:02:01 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL
...Well folks, looks like we've lost our constitutional republic and our sovereignty...
6 posted on 01/10/2009 6:03:04 AM PST by gargoyle (..."If this be treason, make the most of it.". Patrick Henry...)
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To: ETL

John McCain thinks he’s swell, though.


7 posted on 01/10/2009 6:04:15 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Building Code Under Fire)
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To: gargoyle

Not yet my FRiend, not yet.


8 posted on 01/10/2009 6:06:36 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (The only time I want a Republican reaching across the aisle is to smack a liberal.)
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To: ETL
Which Pubbie will stand up and lead? Which Pubbie will put the country and not bi-partisanship first? Which Pubbie will lead a team with balls to appear on every show possible to denounce the media propoganda being spewed on behalf of the Democrats?

Bueller?

9 posted on 01/10/2009 6:08:53 AM PST by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Interesting Times

Ping.


10 posted on 01/10/2009 6:09:00 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL

The problem with Leon Panetta is that he is Leon Panetta.


11 posted on 01/10/2009 6:10:23 AM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: ETL

Good post, by the way.


12 posted on 01/10/2009 6:12:12 AM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: ETL

To conservatives and other patriots these are character issues that should disqualify Panetta from any position within government and any position of influence or authority anywhere in America.

To democrats these are the very qualities they look for in their bureaucrats and politicians.


13 posted on 01/10/2009 6:14:58 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself)
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To: Iron Munro
To democrats these are the very qualities they look for in their bureaucrats and politicians.

I don't know. I think an awful lot of democrat voters are just ignorant as hell. They're also not very bright and so are easily manipulated by the liberal-left dominated media and entertainment world.

14 posted on 01/10/2009 6:39:40 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

...Just thinking out loud, but, yer right. Not giving up without a fight...


15 posted on 01/10/2009 6:40:39 AM PST by gargoyle (..."If this be treason, make the most of it.". Patrick Henry...)
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To: ETL

The trouble WITH BARRACK HUSSEIN OSSAMABAMA !

NO SURPRISE HERE !
Only RINOS can be surprised


16 posted on 01/10/2009 7:09:03 AM PST by Ulysse
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To: ETL

Good post. Still, Panetta’s recent actions are more consistent with a liberal perspective than a Marxist one.

At any rate, that’s probably the best we can hope for...


17 posted on 01/10/2009 7:30:55 AM PST by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Interesting Times
Panetta’s recent actions are more consistent with a liberal perspective than a Marxist one.

But he hasn't been in a powerful position in government since his days with the Chinagate Clinton administration, where, as Bubba's Chief of Staff, he lobbied on behalf of the Chicoms in the COSCO deal. Perhaps he is just waiting for such an influential position again. Of course he isn't going to be overly obvious about his intentions. What he has done in the past, at least in these two deeply troubling instances, is sufficiently alarming.

From the article...

"Readers who recall the movement to impeach Bill Clinton remember that one of the charges raised by Clinton's critics was the conflict of interest created when individuals connected with the Chinese Overseas Shipping Company (COSCO) — such as John Huang, Charles Trie, and James and Mochtar Riady — helped funnel contributions to the Clinton reelection campaign. Afterwards, the Clinton administration lobbied for granting COSCO a 10-year lease on the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard in California. During a March 1997 edition of CNBC's Equal Time program, California Republican State Senator Dick Mountjoy noted that COSCO-linked arms dealer Wang Jun had been granted personal access to President Clinton, and that Wang's business associates had smuggled illegal assault weapons into California for delivery to street gangs by making use of a ship owned and operated by COSCO. Mountjoy then stated:

The next thing you know, (then-Chief of Staff) Leon Panetta is down here negotiating that port for the Chinese.

There is much more to the COSCO-Long Beach connection than we have room for here, but a good summary of the threat the arrangement made to U.S. security may be found in an item inserted into the Congressional Record by Rep. Gerald B.H. Solomon on May 20, 1997.

Even the most unbiased of observers may legitimately ask: Why on Earth is an individual who helped negotiate the turnover of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard to the communist Chinese, thereby creating the threat to U.S. national security described in the Washington Times article by Rowan Scarborough and inserted into the Congressional Record by Rep. Solomon, being considered for a top position at one of our nation's most critical intelligence agencies?"

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/election/655

18 posted on 01/10/2009 7:50:22 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL

I’m shocked, SHOCKED, that Barack Hussein Uhbama would appoint someone to office that had communist ties and socialist leanings.


19 posted on 01/10/2009 7:58:57 AM PST by SandWMan
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To: gargoyle
but, yer right. Not giving up without a fight...

And the best way to fight is to help get info like this out to as many normal people as possible (lefties are hopeless, many democrat voters are not). But include the links so they know you're not just making it up.

20 posted on 01/10/2009 8:00:01 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: SandWMan
I’m shocked, SHOCKED, that Barack Hussein Uhbama would appoint someone to office that had communist ties and socialist leanings.

So we should just sit on our fat apathetic *sses and not attempt to do anything about it? We need to make a big a fuss as possible about these things. Get the word out. Explain it to people in some detail. Write the Republican reps in congress to stop this dupe from being confirmed CIA chief! Senator Shelby is a good guy with influence in this area. Write his office.

http://shelby.senate.gov/public/

21 posted on 01/10/2009 8:14:41 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL
Give it up folks! Our first Marxist President will want a Marxist Director of the CIA. :-(

Only Earth Changes can save us. Yes, Pheonix and Denver are sea ports. California is a bunch of is a bunch of islands. Blue States hardest hit.
22 posted on 01/10/2009 8:25:40 AM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: ETL

...My wife and stepson voted for Obama. My wife NNNNever would talk politics with me. “I don’t want to hear it!!!” Now, she won’t shut up and has CNN on all day and night so she doesn’t miss anything! Thhhhere both hopeless lefties. I took one of their votes away. I won’t say who I voted for, but it wasn’t “that other guy”. Here in KY, McCain, “the other guy” got the electorates. Whether they’ll give them back when “they” vote is another story...


23 posted on 01/10/2009 8:52:44 AM PST by gargoyle (..."If this be treason, make the most of it.". Patrick Henry...)
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To: ETL
Panetta is a political welfare case...

I know where he lives. Used to see him in various places near the former Fort Ord (now CSUMB) at lunch time. He is a stooge, a vacuous skull devoid of thought.

24 posted on 01/10/2009 12:44:00 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: gargoyle

It takes a couple of generations, once they have the minds of the youth, a crisis is created and the rest is easy. It’s almost a done deal.


25 posted on 01/10/2009 12:50:26 PM PST by mojitojoe
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To: capydick
John McCain has already spoken in favor of Paneta. 'Nuff said. Except for this:

We need new leadership or a new party - there is no middle ground.

26 posted on 01/10/2009 12:53:02 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: SandWMan

I’m shocked, SHOCKED, that Barack Hussein Uhbama would appoint someone to office that had communist ties and socialist leanings.

Right! hard to imagine that isn’t it? His choices make it crystal clear that he is everything we thought he was.


27 posted on 01/10/2009 12:53:16 PM PST by mojitojoe
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To: ETL

The problem is this: We have no MEDIA!! NONE! This has never happened in the past. We can’t get info out. We need the media. If we can’t get the media to report it, we are doomed. Saudis, Soros and others are determined to buy up and control the media.


28 posted on 01/10/2009 12:55:09 PM PST by mojitojoe
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To: andy58-in-nh
We need new leadership or a new party - there is no middle ground.

I dont see any leadership skills in the current crop in office. A new party would take years to establish. We're screwed.

29 posted on 01/10/2009 1:12:16 PM PST by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: capydick
The darkest hour is always just before the dawn. I don't know why the hell that's true, but I've been on this planet long enough to know that it just is.

Desperation sometimes breeds determination and determination invites decisiveness and decisive action often brings victory. As a conservative, I feel a bit (and just a tiny bit, out of respect) like the elements of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne, cut off and surrounded outside Foy in Belgium in December of 1944. They suffered terrible personal loss, whereas we will likely only suffer politically and economically. But they never gave up and never gave in.

Nuts. I would love to see even 1/10 of the grit and determination of those men in our presumptive leaders. I don't mean to over-dramatize, because our stakes are not yet that high. But I believe the path we are presently on will lead back to such times, and I fear that we are not as equipped to deal with it as those who went before us; for they were better men whose example we can only hope to follow.

30 posted on 01/10/2009 1:46:48 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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