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PHOTO: Leon Panetta's daughter with Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega! (Unsubstantiated, unconfirmed)
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Posted on 01/17/2009 3:18:25 PM PST by ETL

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"In April 1985 [Leon] 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."

"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?"


From David Horowitz's
Profile: Institute For Policy Studies (IPS)

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...]


This is from the Marxist think tank Institute For Policy Studies itself
(Hillary mentioned the 2009 Summit of the Americas during the recent hearing):

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


'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!

1 posted on 01/17/2009 3:18:26 PM PST by ETL
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Linda Panetta is a noted anti-military activist who has accused the US military of teaching Latin American officers how to torture.

Great. An anti-School of the Americas nutcase. Just the influence you want on the head of the CIA!

2 posted on 01/17/2009 3:20:26 PM PST by livius
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the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

3 posted on 01/17/2009 3:20:58 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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4 posted on 01/17/2009 3:21:55 PM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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But is she pregnant? Is her significant other’s mother involved in any alleged criminal activity? What were the conditions under which she finished highschool?

That stuff really matters the most...

5 posted on 01/17/2009 3:22:43 PM PST by M203M4 (Bill Kristol: Piltdown conservative)
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To: ETL; Travis McGee

just to be fair....I once had dealings with Danny and Umberto Ortega myself a bit in Corinto and Chinandega so just knowing them doesn’t mean one was a Commie

i never wore Birkies in Nicaragua if anyone’s worried...

6 posted on 01/17/2009 3:22:50 PM PST by wardaddy
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7 posted on 01/17/2009 3:23:28 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (The only time I want a Republican reaching across the aisle is to smack a liberal.)
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Too dam depressing for words.

8 posted on 01/17/2009 3:24:49 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: livius

What’s so special about ‘fishface’?

9 posted on 01/17/2009 3:26:48 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: GunnyBob

Show prep S-2.

10 posted on 01/17/2009 3:27:05 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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Thanks. Bump for later read.

11 posted on 01/17/2009 3:28:20 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: All
The following was posted on FR on Oct 28, 2001...

Democratic Socialists of America Convention
Democratic Socialists of America ^ | None | None
Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2001 11:43:06 AM by Lockbox

Democratic Socialists of America Convention
November 9-11, 2001

Philadelphia, PA


Bill Fletcher
Co-Convenor, Black Radical Congress

Harold Meyerson
Executive Editor, American Prospect

Linda Panetta
Director, School of the Americas Watch, NE


Cornel West
Theologian, author and activist
Honorary Chair
Democratic Socialists of America

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA's members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics.

At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. We are activists committed not only to extending political democracy but to demanding democratic empowerment in the economy, in gender relations, and in culture. Democracy is not simply one of our political values but our means of restructuring society.

12 posted on 01/17/2009 3:28:54 PM 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: timestax

Soros has been active in S. America.

InterPress Service, 09-Feb-99

ECONOMY-MERCOSUR: Soros is Region’s New Strong Man
By Daniel Gatti

Also, did anyone ever learn who the man in SA is that told the interim Pakistani PM to take care of 0bama when 0 went there?

13 posted on 01/17/2009 3:31:04 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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"We now have US intelligence pulling our fingers."

14 posted on 01/17/2009 3:32:27 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough (Music washes away the dust of every day life. ---Art Blakey)
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Fantastic find!

You are really terrific at research!

Taht’s the good news and the bad news is what you found — the daughter of the future CIA director cavorting with our enemies...

15 posted on 01/17/2009 3:32:31 PM PST by FocusNexus ("Good and evil are present in this world, and between the two there can be no compromise." GW Bush)
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To: wardaddy
just to be fair....I once had dealings with Danny and Umberto Ortega...

Okay I'll bite. What were you doing with Ortega?

Regardless - he wasn't hugging you, you weren't paling around with his dictator cohort, you're not anti-SofA and your dad isn't going to be head of the CIA.

16 posted on 01/17/2009 3:32:41 PM PST by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Thanks for first alerting me to the photo!

17 posted on 01/17/2009 3:32:50 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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Stop picking on the innocent families of politicians. There’s nothing to see here, move along. How would you like for this kind of smear to happen to Sarah Palin? Leave the innocents out of this. It’s time for Omerica to come together as one. It’s time for Hopey Changemas. Where are my styrofoam Greek columns? Get some white folks and hispanics in that picture. Can I get one of those Abraham Lincoln tophats? Oh.

18 posted on 01/17/2009 3:33:03 PM PST by Sender (Never lose your ignorance; you can never regain it!)
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This bitch belongs in jail.

19 posted on 01/17/2009 3:33:32 PM PST by montag813 (
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for later

20 posted on 01/17/2009 3:33:44 PM PST by ElayneJ
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