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General Ashley Wilkes Enters The Race (Wesley Clark knee deep in Janet Reno's Waco raid)
Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 9/17/03 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 09/17/2003 3:31:33 PM PDT by Libloather

General Ashley Wilkes Enters The Race
September 17, 2003

I cued the Dr. Strangelove music as I began Wednesday's program discussing the 10th dwarf in the Democratic presidential primaries. I quoted Richard Goldstein's Village Voice piece talking about Democrats "searching for the candidate with the right kind of masculine presentation." He writes, "If Bill Clinton was a bottom-feeding Rhett Butler, then Wesley Clark is Ashley Wilkes..."

Folks, Ashley Wilkes was a wimp - and he was on the losing side of the Civil War! Women hate him because he depended on Scarlett O'Hara to do everything! Note also that liberal Democrats hate the military, and Dwight D. Eisenhower specifically, yet they're casting Wilkes as both. Steven Hess, one of Ike's former speechwriters who's now at the Brookings Institute, told E.D. Hill on Fox and Friends, "Dwight Eisenhower was a friend of mine, and Wesley Clark ain't no Dwight Eisenhower. And I don't mean to put down Wesley Clark, obviously a distinguished military person. The difference is that Kosovo wasn't no World War II."

Remember that Ike was a five-star general, and that scuttlebutt out today says that Wesley had to beg Bill Clinton just to get his fourth star. You can read details on all these stories below, and listen to audio of my analysis. Among the Schwarzenegger-like smear of General Ashley Wilkes is a reminder that he supplied the tanks and military equipment for the Branch Davidian invasion. The same liberals who freak out over John Ashcroft's choice of breakfast heralding a dictatorship, are silent on Clark's acquiescence to breaking the 120-year-old Posse Comitatus Act baring military actions against civilians. Note too that most of this dirt is coming from Democrats, such as John Edwards - the poor Breck Girl who saw his big re-announcement stomped by Clark's buzz.

Big Rumor - British General to Clark: "I Won't Start World War III For You."

David Horowitz's website,, carries a fantastic piece on Wesley's involvement in Waco by Lowell Ponte. Quote: "Whether General Clark himself helped direct the assault on the Davidian church using the military force at Waco has not been documented, but it certainly came from his command and with his approval. Eighty-two men, women, children and babies - including two babies fire-aborted as their mothers' bodies writhed in the flames of that Clinton holocaust - died from the attack, using military equipment from Fort Hood and General Wesley Clark's command." Is that not an incredible description?

But the mainstream media won't challenge Clark on his record, such as the 100% false claim - as he now admits - that the White House pressured him to connect Iraq and 9/11. (See story) On Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics, Wesley spewed typical Democrat bilge about Iraq, saying, "It's clear right now, Judy, that it wasn't worth going in as it was billed to the American people. There was no imminent threat to the American people. There was no imminent threat." Tell us, General Wilkes, what were the 'imminent threats' in Kosovo and Waco?

Weren't those military adventures just a chance for you to help Bill Clinton, who held that fourth star you coveted, get some military credentials after his much publicized "loathe the military" comments? The interesting theory is that Clark is being set up to be accepted by the country as Hillary's VP - not just for 2008, but possibly for 2004. This is the media anal exam that happens when you have a new guy announcing for the presidency. It's as inescapable as it is puzzling. Frankly, this is a sign of how weak this Democrat field is that somebody with zip, zero, nada political experience can be hailed as a savior! That's how bad a shape they're in out there.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ashley; clark; enters; general; kosovo; nato; race; rush; wesley; wesleyclark; wilkes; wimp
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1 posted on 09/17/2003 3:31:33 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
When liberals murder civilians......
2 posted on 09/17/2003 3:41:59 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Libloather
Lowell Ponte's article on Wesley Clark:
3 posted on 09/17/2003 3:43:39 PM PDT by annyokie (One good thing about being wrong is the joy it brings to others.)
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To: joesnuffy
The liberals whine about the Patriot Act and worry about Baathist casualties, but have no problem with Janet Reno and Wesley Clark roasting American citizens to death.
4 posted on 09/17/2003 3:50:28 PM PDT by colorado tanker (USA - taking out the world's trash since 1776)
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To: colorado tanker
Thats because they were Christians (nominally) and they had GUNS...
Did I mention they belived in Homeschooling..
They were a CULT!!!!!!!
(according to Janet "curdles milk with her face" Reno)
and you have to cauterize the root to get rid of a cult.....
5 posted on 09/17/2003 4:04:35 PM PDT by cavtrooper21 (Shoot them if they stand. Cut them if they run.)
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To: cavtrooper21
The American rag heads --- ayatollas !

The buzz is, the Academy is considering giving Bill and Hillary Clinton ... The Julius and Ethel Rosenberg --- Lifetime Achievement Award. Let’s face it - who is more deserving?

6 posted on 09/17/2003 4:05:37 PM PDT by f.Christian (evolution vs intelligent design ... science3000 ... --- * architecture * !)
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To: Libloather; Shermy
He is General McClellan. His entry into the race permits the Democrats to be for and against the war simultaneously.

The US has a Democrat majority, and Republicans always have to attract some crossover Democrats to win any election. The Democrats, to win, only have to unite.

The Democrat hard-core is anti-war all the way, but as an anti-war party they can't win. But as a pro-war party they will lose the hard-core.

To unite, they have to be both pro-war and anti-war at the same time, out of the same mouth, in the same breath. McClellan, er, Clark, can do that.

If he wants to live to a ripe old age, enjoy his grandchildren and be one of the party's elder statesmen, he needs to be careful who he chooses as his running mate, however. But that is probably beyond his control at this point. The hook has been baited and set.
7 posted on 09/17/2003 4:11:07 PM PDT by marron
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To: Libloather
If Weasely Clark is Ashley Wilkes, does that mean that long strip of of infected gristle Stooge Reno is Scarlett?!?

- shudder -
8 posted on 09/17/2003 4:12:46 PM PDT by Post Toasties
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To: cavtrooper21
I think that's part of it. The other part is that according to the media during a Democratic administration there are no human rights violations, all wars are just and there is no homelessness.
9 posted on 09/17/2003 4:14:22 PM PDT by colorado tanker (USA - taking out the world's trash since 1776)
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To: colorado tanker
Wow, sounds like Stalinist propaganda to me. No wonder the Clintoons and the North Koreans got along so well.
10 posted on 09/17/2003 4:16:46 PM PDT by cavtrooper21 (Shoot them if they stand. Cut them if they run.)
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To: colorado tanker
"but have no problem with Janet Reno and Wesley Clark roasting American citizens to death."

Those religious nuts had to be wiped out. They were a threat to the state. Who better to do it than an enlightened lesbian, selected in the third round for Attorney General by Hillary Ugh. If an army general had to be used, so be it. It has happened before. Sherman was the windshield, Custer was the bug.
11 posted on 09/17/2003 4:37:16 PM PDT by billhilly (Nominate Big Al Sharpton for fearless behavior.)
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To: billhilly
LOL! Well IMHO Custer was about as dumb as a bug.
12 posted on 09/17/2003 4:41:17 PM PDT by colorado tanker (USA - taking out the world's trash since 1776)
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To: joesnuffy
Waco was just a warmup for this mass murderer.

Thousands of innocent Serbian Christians were massacred in Kosovo by this Arkansan animal.

13 posted on 09/17/2003 4:46:18 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Vote McNader and Bustamante wins)
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To: colorado tanker
Why is your opinion humble? It is not required around here. In fact, damn few opinions expressed on Free Republic are humble.

14 posted on 09/17/2003 4:46:27 PM PDT by billhilly (Nominate Big Al Sharpton for fearless behavior.)
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An honest mistake:


London Telegraph, April 20, 1999

By Ben Rooney


NATO went into briefing frenzy yesterday, producing a flood of information to explain the most tragic error of the four-week air campaign.

Having spent the previous five days denying it was involved in the attack on a civilian convoy south of the Kosovan town of Djakovica last Wednesday, it admitted that it had attacked it, eight times.

Stung by criticism that the alliance was dragging its feet to explain its position, US Air Force Brig Gen Dan Leaf, who commands the 31st Air Expeditionary Wing at Aviano air base in Italy, said he had devoted the past five days to trying to establish the facts as best he could.

In a highly detailed press conference he explained how the events of that tragic day unfolded, but would not admit that his pilots had hit anything other than a military target. He did admit that from the comfort of the briefing room, the video of the attacks appeared to show alliance aircraft attacking what seemed to be tractors. But he stressed that pilots of F16s had only a pair of monochrome 4.5in screens by their knees to study.

He emphasised that the lead vehicles of the convoy of more than 100 had "several characteristics of military movement - uniform size, shape and colour as seen from the air, as well as consistent spacing between vehicles and a relatively high speed".

He also hinted at, but would not elaborate on, other sources of information that led the pilots to believe they were attacking Serb army forces involved in ethnic cleansing. He explained how aircraft made multiple passes over the convoy, releasing 500lb bombs.

It was not until someone in the air force HQ in Italy suggested almost an hour later that the Serb army does not travel in large convoys [silly!] that someone re-checked the target. It was only then they realised it contained civilian vehicles. "It is possible there were civilian casualties at both locations," he said.

This, according to Nato, is how the drama unfolded:

10:30 Bear 21, a pair of F16 Flying Falcons flying a Forward Air Control mission over west Kosovo are trying to find targets. One of these pilots was identified as being the pilot on the tape Nato played last week.

Bear 21 sees houses being burned and a "military-type vehicle moving from house to house". As it leaves each house, it goes up in flames. He concludes that it is a legitimate target.

11:10 Having built up a clear picture of what is unfolding below him when other vehicles join in, Bear 21 targets a single vehicle with a 500lb laser-guided GBU 12 bomb. Running low on fuel, the pair relay the target information to another pair of F16s, callsign Bear 41, and leave the area.

In the interim, an unmanned reconnaissance vehicle (UAV) passes over the area and sees vehicles in a distinctive "C-shaped building". Itis this building that is later seen on Serb TV.

Bear 41 assesses the target area for over 10 minutes, deciding that the vehicles he is seeing are military and the same ones as previously reported. He passes the attack information to another pair of F16s, Bear 42, who attack the vehicles in the compound with a single GBU 12.

11:48 The attack on vehicles north of Djakovica is completed. As these attacks are ending, another forward air controller, Bear 31, discovers a major convoy of more than 100 vehicles moving east south-east down the road from Djakovica to Prizren. With more than 20 vehicles at the front of the convoy that from 15,000ft appear to be the same shape and colour, and moving with regular spacing, he thinks he has identified a major military convoy.

He relays the information to an airborne command post, called an ABCCC. They discuss identification of the target. At about the same time, the pilot sees a UAV in the vicinity of the convoy.

12:16 The command plane tells Bear 31: "We have just received word that this is a VJ (Serb army) convoy, how copy?"

"Great, give me all your players now. Saab [a French Jaguar] are you still airborne? ABCCC, I want as many fighters as I can get now."

One of the pilots peels off, finds the lead vehicle in the convoy, fixes the laser on him and releases another GBU 12 laser-guided bomb. He misses. Bear 32, another F16 flight, makes its bombing run, attacking another vehicle. The bomb hits home, obliterating the target. By this time the French Jaguars, call signs Saab 51 and 52, are on the scene and have a go at the targets, but miss.

12:38 Bear 41, the same pair of F16s involved in the attacks to the north, arrive. They make a bomb run.

12:46 Bear 41 and 42 make another pass, with one hit, one miss. Another flight, Chisel 31, another pair of F16s also attacks the convoy. As they make their attack, the ABCCC asks Bear 41 to make sure they are hitting a military target. Someone back in headquarters has suggested that the Serb army does not move in large convoys.

Bear 41 then calls in a specialist observer plane, an OA-10, a variant of the slow-moving A10 Warthog ground attack plane. With powerful binoculars the pilot of the flight realises that "multicoloured, possibly civilian, vehicles are also present".

13:00 Bear 31 suspends the attacks and orders all fighters "high and dry".

13:20 Attacks on the convoy are terminated..
(End quote)

Of course, the knew immediately what they have hit. This is an AP photograph dated April 14, 1999.

Djakovica (AP) - A boy cries sitting atop a horse-drawn cart stacked with clothes and blankets at the site where according to Yugoslav authorities, a convoy of refugees were struck near the town of Djakovica in southern Kosovo Wednesday April, 14, 1999. Yugoslavia said a NATO airstrike hit a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees, killing at least 64 and wounding 20. NATO said it was investigating.

(AP Photo/str)

NATO purposely bombed this Albanian column of refugees. These Albanians dared not obey orders of KLA/NATO and tried to get BACK to their homes.

This way NATO sent a clear message to Albanians:
Don't you dare come home. We need you as refugees - as propaganda point against the Serbs.


[British] The Independent, 16 April 1999

Nato apologises for convoy deaths

By Marcus Tanner

Nato apologised yesterday for attacking a column of Albanian refugees in Kosovo on Wednesday, killing at least 60 people, in what may prove the first big test of Western public support for the Balkan air campaign...

In Washington and London, leaders said they would not be derailed by the "one tragic accident" from prosecuting an intensified air campaign against the forces of the Yugoslav leader, Slobodan Milosevic.

An Albanian head chopped off by NATO attack on the tractor column.

The Prime Minister, Tony Blair, said: "We regret these things deeply when they happen but that should not make us flinch from placing responsibility for this conflict squarely on the shoulders of Milosevic, who has begun this conflict." Robin Cook, the Foreign Secretary, added: "How dare they [the Serbs] produce crocodile tears for people killed in the conflict for which they themselves are responsible."

The White House said Nato would continue the air campaign into midsummer if necessary if the Serbs continued to drive the Albanians from Kosovo. The US Defense Secretary William Cohen said the campaign could go on for months...
(End quote).

Our note: Kosovo Albanians that were butchered by NATO attack were trying to return home.

America will bomb Kosovo - to the last Albanian!

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15 posted on 09/17/2003 4:50:12 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Vote McNader and Bustamante wins)
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To: joesnuffy
Convince the public the cause is just, liken the enemy to Hitler, sanitise every nastiness perpetrated by your side, and claim you are firmly on the way to victory - these are the rules of the game. Both sides have been faithfully playing them. Until the train on the bridge at Leskovac.

The affair could have been a PR disaster, proof of how the allies in their frustration at their failure to land a knockout blow to the Milosevic military machine were sinking to terror bombing of helpless civilians. Prevarication, or pretending the train was a legitimate military target, would have made matters even worse.

Instead, we witnessed a rare and deliberate show of honesty. It was an "unfortunate accident. We are all very sorry for it," Nato's supreme commander, General Wesley Clark, said as the press was shown a full cockpit video of the incident. The pilot, it transpired, had fired not one bomb, but two; the second after he knew he had hit a train. Quite why that second attack happened is unclear. But we basically know what happened, and few more questions need to be asked. If allied planes hit the refugee convoy near Djakovica [Kosovo], we must brace for a far more harrowing mea culpa from Nato - and, conceivably, a sea change in public attitudes to the air war...

Nato, of course, propagates its... brand of wishful thinking. Early on, we were told of Kosovo Albanian leaders who had been murdered. It transpired they had not and Nato, admittedly, retracted the claim. On Sunday, its spokesmen were claiming to detect fissures in the Yugoslav army's high command over President Milosevic's policy in Kosovo. The next day, despite every sign that the war is solidifying support for Milosevic, the Secretary of State for Defence, George Robertson, was virtually predicting a coup.

But these are small errors, set against the giant shadow cast over everything the allies say by the miscalculation with which the war started. A few days, they said, just a handful of cruise missiles, before the dictator came to his senses.

"We always knew this would be a long haul," Nato now insists. If so, then everything it implied, if not said aloud, before 24 March was nonsense. But did not World War One begin with the blithe conviction the boys would be home for Christmas?

So far, Western public opinion doubts about the air war strategy have been submerged by the flood of [fabricated] horror stories of pillage, rape and murder committed by the Serbs. But these stories, too, could in turn be submerged by the horror of what apparently happened near the Kosovo town of Djakovica.

For the Serbs, the carnage was a propaganda coup [?]: a "crime against humanity" according to the Foreign Ministry in Belgrade - exactly the language used by Nato leaders to describe Mr Milosevic's tactics.

The attack strikes at the heart of the weakness of Nato's presentation of the war - not lies over daily events, but the fog of confusion and contradictions surrounding the war's ends. Suddenly Kosovo is acquiring the reek of Vietnam.

"We will win the war," say Blair, Clinton et al, day after successive day of bombing targets that never seem to be destroyed the first time around. Ah, but the bombing is working, they insist, only to order another 300 aircraft to finish the job - and risk more disasters similar to yesterday's. Defying, if not the truth, at least elementary common sense, they cling to the Rambouillet formula that Kosovo remains part of Yugoslavia even after the war...
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War in The Balkans -

The civilians pay in blood

[British] The Independent, 15 April 1999

By Robert Fisk


Blood is beginning to spatter Nato's campaign in Yugoslavia. Just under two weeks ago, it was the blood of 26 Serb civilians in the town of Aleksinac. Then on Monday, it was the blood of 27 Serb passengers - the latest figure for fatalities - on a railway train bombed by a Nato jet.

Yesterday, up to 60 Kosovo Albanian refugees were reported torn to pieces by Nato bombs in Kosovo. That phrase "collateral damage" is beginning to sound ever more obscene.

Needless to say, the Serb government is happy [???] to publicise these atrocities - just as Nato is ready and willing [and happy!?] to report every atrocity committed by Serb forces in Kosovo. But Nato's new ground rules are playing into Serbian hands.

For it is becoming clearer that somewhere - in Washington, perhaps, or Brussels or the Aviano air base in Italy - someone has decided that Serb civilians must suffer for their country's [fabricated] sins. Or that their lives can now be regarded as forfeit if they live near a barracks or an airfield or happen to be on a passenger train.

The Serb authorities - who denied the stories told by thousands of Albanian refugees of "ethnic cleansing" at the hands of Serb forces - were quite specific in their description of the slaughter of as many as 75 Albanian refugees, first near the village of Medjan, at 1.30pm, then at Bistrazin at 3pm. The Kosovo Albanians were travelling in cars and tractors, "escorted" by at least three Serb policemen. The policemen were also killed.

Did Nato believe these were Serbs driving down the roads of southern Kosovo? Or did they see military traffic and decide - as they did when they bombed a barracks 50 metres from a Belgrade hospital on Tuesday - that the risk of harming civilians was worth taking? That now seems to be Nato's policy in its bombardment of Yugoslavia.

Wesley Clark, the general who thought he could fight a war without ground troops, gave a deeply unsettling performance this week when he tried to explain the train massacre.

The pilot saw the train enter his bomb frame only at the last second, he said. But then - incredibly, knowing the train was there - he returned to fire two more missiles at the railway bridge.
(End quote)

Milosevic Responsible For All Casualties - Blair

Press Association, 14 April 1999

[British] Prime Minister Tony Blair has insisted that Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic bears full responsibility for any casualties in the Kosovo conflict.

He said nothing emerging from the Serbian propaganda machine could be taken at face value, but even if refugees had been accidentally killed by Nato's air campaign, responsibility rested with the Serb leadership.

Mr Blair was speaking at the end of an emergency meeting of EU leaders in Brussels which, he said, had produced unanimous agreement that military attacks must carry on until all Nato's five demands are met.

The Prime Minister said the EU member states - all but four of which are also Nato members - were determined to beat Milosevic. "We are determined to defeat his policy of ethnic cleansing and determined that it should be seen to be defeated - and Milosevic along with it."

News of the air raid which reportedly killed dozens of Kosovo-Albanian refugees came in as the EU leaders were meeting to reaffirm Western unity over the military strategy.

Mr Blair commented: "We cannot take at face value any claim made by the Serb authorities, and anything they do they use for propaganda purposes.

"We go to extraordinary lengths to limit any civilian damage or casualties at all. Secondly, I would say to you that the responsibility for anything that happens to people in this conflict rests with Milosevic. He is the person who has brought this Nato action upon himself. He is the person responsible for causing this conflict by the appalling and evil policy of ethnic cleansing."

The Prime Minister emphasised: "We take every single measure we can to try to avoid civilian casualties. Unfortunately in a situation like this sometimes it happens, though as I say I wouldn't believe or take at face value anything the Serb authorities say."

Mr Blair said all EU leaders were agreed there can be no compromise on Nato's five principles, including the total withdrawal from Kosovo of all Serb forces and the unconditional return to their homeland of the refugees, under the protection of an international security force led by Nato.

"We are united behind those principles and we shall see them through," said Mr Blair.
(End quote)

Should the deaths of 10 civilian train passengers lead to a rethinking of the Nato bombing strategy?

Guardian, 14 April 1999


Alice Mahon, Labour MP for Halifax and chairman of the Committee for Peace in the Balkans

Yes, I certainly think it should. It is not just this 10 who have died. There have been over 300 civilian deaths, many of them women and children. These are not the targets that Nato is supposed to be after.

The world's first "humanitarian" war has turned into a huge humanitarian disaster. What is humanitarian about the bombing of civilians on passenger trains, or car workers trying to protect their jobs by sitting-in, or by dropping cluster bombs and munitions containing radioactive depleted uranium which will ensure that thousands of the country's children Serbs and Albanians alike will suffer from disease and malnutrition long after the war is over?

I don't think that Nato can call this a successful campaign when the Kosovans have lost their country and the Serb population carries terrified children and elderly people into cellars night after night.

It is clear that Nato is intent on bombing roads, water facilities, electricity stations and factories, and a massive destruction of infrastructure. It becomes clear that a European country is being bombed into the stone age in front of our eyes.

Our only hope rests on getting some sanity into international affairs, getting the UN and the Russians involved, getting the tragic refugees home, and to stop bombing an innocent population, many of whom were marching in their thousands against Milosevic and are now behind him.

Talking, negotiation, compromise will end this madness. Not bombing.

John Pilger, war correspondent and film-maker

George Robertson claims he and Tony Blair approve every target. So who approved the bombing of a civilian railway bridge? Who approved the bombing of the Zastava car factory when Nato knew there were 10,000 protesters inside? Who approved the bombing of the centre of Pristina in Kosovo and the entirely civilian town of Novi Sad and the mining town of Aleksinac?

The children of the woman lying beneath the rubble would like to know, Secretary of State. And the parents of the Kosovan babies who will be born deformed or with leukaemia, will want to know why 'our' pilots are using depleted uranium missiles when you claim to be bombing in order to save them.

These people are expendable. They are 'collateral damage' which is a craven term invented by the Americans to disguise the slaughter in Vietnam.

What Robertson and Blair and Cook are not telling the British public is that the same US military that 'degraded' two million Vietnamese, mostly people they, too, claimed to be protecting, are about to do something similar to Serbia and Kosovo unless civilised voices are heard loud and clear and that this is the shape of wars to come.

The attack on Serbia has nothing to do with humanitarian help and everything to do with Nato demonstrating its power by disciplining an uppity tyrant who didn't obey orders. Inexcusably, that truth has been the first casualty.
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16 posted on 09/17/2003 4:56:23 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Vote McNader and Bustamante wins)
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June 1, 1999

Waco Update:
The Delta Force Was There

Amid Nato military supremo Wesley Clark's onslaught on the civilians of Serbia the question arose: did Clark hone his civilian-killing skills at Waco, where the FBI oversaw the largest single spasm of slaughter of civilians by law enforcement in US history, when nearly a hundred Branch Davidians died amid an assault by tanks, flame-throwers and snipers.

The tanks were from Fort Hood, where Wesley Clark was, in early 1993, commander of the Cavalry Division of the US Army's III Corps. In our last issue we cited a congressional report commissioned in the aftermath of Waco which described how Texas governor Anne Richards had consulted with Clark's number two at Fort Hood. Then, on April 14, there was a summit at the Justice Department in Washington, where Attorney General Janet Reno, top Justice Department and FBI officials and two unnamed senior Army officers reviewed the final assault plan scheduled for April 19.

The two Army officers at the Justice Department that day were Colonel Gerald Boykin, and his superior, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, the head of Special Forces at Fort Bragg. Though Clark (who had served with Schoomaker) was not directly involved in the onslaught on the Branch Davidians, the role of the US Army in that affair throws into harsh relief the way prohibitions against the use of the US military for civilian law enforcement can be swiftly by-passed.

Boykin and Schoomacher were present because the Army's Fort Bragg-based Combat Applications Group-popularly known as the Delta Force-had been enlisted as part of the assault team on the Branch Davidian Compound. It appears that President Clinton had signed a waiver of the Posse Comitatus Act, with the precedent being Ronald Reagan's revocation of the Act in 1987, allowing the Delta Force to be involved in suppressing the Atlanta prison riot.

The role of the Delta Force, the identity of the two Army officers, the revocation of Posse Comitatus all form part of the disclosures of a forthcoming documentary film, Waco: A New Revelation, put together by part of the team that produced an earlier, excellent film, Waco: Rules of Engagement. Following our questions about Wesley Clark's possible involvement at Waco, producer/researcher Mike McNulty called us with some details of his new documentary-directed by Jason van Fleet and due to be released in July.

17 posted on 09/17/2003 5:53:43 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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Excellent! Thanks!
18 posted on 09/17/2003 6:01:31 PM PDT by annyokie (One good thing about being wrong is the joy it brings to others.)
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To: Libloather
With Hillary as his VP, will Clark be dying for her to be President?
19 posted on 09/17/2003 7:10:58 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: marron
He is General McClellan.

Exactly. High class rank at West Point. Huge ego. Rises to high rank though peacetime military politics. Lousy commander in wartime, but wouldn't accept any blame for his own failures. Booted out of his command. Throws his ego into civilian politics and runs for President. Charms the media, but average voters see right through him.

20 posted on 09/17/2003 8:11:46 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (I)
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