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HAGEL ENDORSED BY COMMUNIST PARTY

SunShine 2013/02/06 15:29:36

People’s World, the Communist Party USA’s official magazine, touted Hagel as “represent[ing] the more sober elements who have called in our national discourse for rejection of the old cold war tactics, the unilateralism and the continual push for wars all over the world.”
The magazine’s labor editor, John Wojcik, slammed the ”neocon” U.S. Senate for trying to “force Hagel to disavow his opposition to what they call the ‘successful’ surges in Iraq and Afghanistan.”


A People’s World blast email further lamented Hagel “is still the subject of controversy due to some mild criticism he made of the State of Israel.”


Wojcik contended “it was the U.S. Senate, not President Obama’s nominee, Chuck Hagel, that fell down on the job at the hearings.”


“It was allowed to become a place for right-wing grandstanding and unacceptable efforts to rewrite history,” he continued.


Wojcik conceded that Hagel “does not have the kind of record that progressives conclude will make him a Secretary of Defense who would chart the entirely new foreign policy direction the times require.”


Last week Hagel took heat from Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oka., who asked during the Senate hearings why Iran supports Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary.


As a senator, Hagel opposed sanctions on Iran, instead calling for “direct, unconditional talks.” He was one of only 12 senators who refused to sign a letter asking the European Union to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization.


WND reported Hagel went on the Middle East satellite network Al Jazeera in 2009 to argue that before dealing with the nuclear arsenals of rogue nations such as Iran and North Korea, the U.S. and Russia must first lead the effort by phasing out their own nuclear weapons.


WND also reported Hagel serves on the board of the Ploughshares Fund, a George Soros-funded group that advocates a nuclear-free world.


The Ploughshares Fund has a long history of anti-war advocacy and is a partner of the Marxist-oriented Institute for Policy Studies, which has urged the defunding of the Pentagon and massive decreases in U.S. defense capabilities, including slashing the American nuclear arsenal to 292 deployed weapons.


Hagel’s thesis on minimizing the U.S. nuclear arsenal was reiterated in a 2012 report he co-authored titled “Global Zero: U.S. Nuclear Policy Commission.”


The report called for an 80-percent reduction in U.S. nuclear weapons to about 900, with only half of those being deployed. It further called for the eventual phasing out of short-range nuclear weapons and the elimination of ICBMs and B-52 bombers.


The report was the initiative of the Global Zero advocacy group, which works for a nuclear-free world.


Hagel co-authored the commission report with former U.S. diplomat Thomas Pickering, who reportedly previously held clandestine meetings with Hamas aiming to open U.S. dialogue with the terrorist group.


Iran is arguably the largest state sponsor of terrorism.


Regarding his views on jihad, WND exposed that in unreported remarks during a 2007 Senate hearing, Hagel posited that terrorism does not arise from religious beliefs but instead is a response to despair and a lack of hope.


The Communist Party USA may ideologically support some of Hagel’s ties.


WND reported Hagel sits on the board of a fund that serves as the main financial backer of a group urging the U.S. to join the U.N.’s International Criminal Court, which could prosecute American citizens and soldiers for “war crimes” and other offenses.


Opposes U.S. missile defense


Ploughshares, meanwhile, opposes America’s development of a missile defense system and contributes to scores of anti-war groups highly critical of U.S. foreign policy and military expansion.


Ploughshares is directed by Joseph Cirincione, who served as an adviser on nuclear issues to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Cirincione also was director of nuclear policy at the Center for American Progress.


Among the groups to which Ploughshares donates are the anti-Israel Americans for Peace Now, the Arms Control Association, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Center for Policy Alternatives, the Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity, the radical Citizen Action, Citizens for Environmental Justice, the Coalition for New Priorities and the radical Institute for Policy Studies.


More grantees include the New America Foundation, the Nonviolent Peaceforce, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, the Nuclear Freeze Foundation, the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, Peace Action, the Peace Studies Association, Physicians for Human Rights and Physicians for Social Responsibility.


Ploughshares has also funded the Soros-financed Connect US Fund, which urges more U.N. helmets on U.S. troops, as well as the Center for American Progress, which has strong influence on White House policy.


Also on the list of Ploughshares grantees is The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which has long petitioned for the U.S. to reduce its nuclear stockpiles. According to Pavel Sudoplatov, a former major-general in Soviet intelligence, the work by the magazine editors was for the benefit of the Soviet Union.


Two of the magazine’s founding sponsors, Leo Szilard and Robert Oppenheimer, were accused of passing information from the Manhattan Project to the Soviets. Both were also key initiators of the Manhattan Project.


Ploughshares funds the International Crisis Group, a small organization that boasts Soros on its board and is a key promoter of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine used to justify the NATO airstrikes in Libya last year.


Massive defense slashes


Another Ploughshares grantee is the Institute for Policy Studies.


Ploughshares is listed on the institute’s website as a partner organization.


The institute works with the Center for American Progress to release an annual “Unified Security Budget,” which reportedly has influenced White House military policy. Previous recommendations from the two groups’ yearly Unified Security Budgets have been adapted by the Obama administration.


The 2012 budget, reviewed in full by WND, called on Obama to use the U.S. Armed Forces in part to combat “global warming,” fight global poverty, remedy “injustice,” bolster the United Nations and increase “peacekeeping” forces worldwide.


The budget called for massive, second-term slashes to the military budget. The savings are to be used to invest in “sustainable energy” and in fighting worldwide climate change.


The report makes clear the stated objective of transforming the U.S. Armed Forces to stress conflict resolution and diplomacy.


The report takes issue with the use of forces on the ground in various countries to secure or influence the longer-term strategic position of other nations.


It recommends scaling back all U.S. ground forces by 20 percent and reducing the Navy’s surface fleet by 20 percent, including two carriers and carrier combat air wings. It also calls for reducing the Air Force by two combat air wings while cutting standing peacetime overseas deployments in Europe and East Asia by up to 50,000 troops at a time.


The budget’s authors strongly argue for the reduction of the U.S. nuclear arsenal to no more than 292 deployed nuclear weapons and the complete elimination of the Trident II nuclear missile. It’s a process Obama already initiated in April 2010 when he signed a deal with Russia reducing stocks of weapons-grade plutonium.


The accord with Russia was signed at a nuclear summit in Washington arranged by Obama at which leaders of 47 nations committed to reducing the world’s nuclear stockpiles. One week earlier, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev and Obama signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, committing both countries to reducing their deployed nuclear arsenals.


Obama had broadly proclaimed his disarmament intentions during a 2007 campaign speech.


“Here’s what I’ll say as president: America seeks a world in which there are no nuclear weapons,” Obama said.


By 2010, as president, he was arguing: “We need to change our nuclear policy and our posture, which is still focused on deterring the Soviet Union – a country that doesn’t exist.”


Obama’s declaration came just as Russia signed a major arms deal with Syria and began to revive its Cold War-era naval bases in the Middle East, including in the Syrian ports of Tartus and Latakia on the Mediterranean.


The joint CAP and IPS report, meanwhile, recommends the U.S. cease all further development of missile defenses.


The report pushes for all current missile defense programs to be cut, including Ground-based Midcourse Defense, Airborne Laser and Kinetic Energy Interceptors.


“It is unwise to fund more advanced systems for missile defense while current ones have yet to be proven effective against their targeted threats,” complains the report.


The military’s vital Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation program is to be cut by $10 billion across the board.


Next on the chopping block: the complete cancellation of the second SSN-744 Virginia Class submarine. While the Unified Security Budget describes the new model as “unnecessary to address any of the threats facing the United States today” and “a weapon looking for an enemy,” the SSN-774 is designed for covert collection of intelligence, transportation of special operations teams and launching of tactical Tomahawk missiles – flexible capabilities tailored to rapid responses required by the 21st-century’s conflicts with irregular combatants.


Similarly targeted for cancellation are the V-22 Osprey helicopter and the Navy and Marine Corps versions of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.


Combating ‘global warming’


The 2012 Unified report sets the tone of its lofty agenda by demanding immediate reductions in the military’s already heavily slashed budget. But there is one exception requiring massive increases in funding – any spending that funds “alternative energy” or focuses Defense Department resources on combating “climate change as a security threat.”


The report authors recommend investing “the lion’s share” of the few allotted military increases in addressing the so-called “threat” of climate change.


The report wants Obama to take billions of dollars from the U.S. military and instead use them for a “green stimulus.”


These groups also envision the military as a tool to fight so-called global warming. In 2011, IPS released a 40-page CAP-endorsed report titled “The Green Dividend,” a term IPS defines as “a major shift of resources from the military budget to sustainable energy.”


The IPS research paper identifies the Pentagon as the “largest institutional energy user – and greenhouse gas emitter – on the planet,” arguing that if it undertook a “crash program” to convert to renewable energy sources and clean vehicles, it could make a significant impact on global emissions.


IPS calls on the Pentagon to contribute to a green world “by simply getting out of the way, by handing over unneeded military installations to be converted into green job incubators.”


The report lauds Obama’s first-ever U.S. Global Development Policy, which was issued in September 2010 and declares that the primary purpose of development aid is to pursue broad-based economic growth as the means to fight global poverty.


The report goes on to recommend that massive funds be sent to combat global woes, including an increase of $3.5 billion to “Global Health” investment and $2.14 billion to support United Nations peacekeeping and ensure that the United States does not fall behind in U.N. payments.


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  • Hawkeye 2013/02/07 10:33:19
    Hawkeye
    +1
    Obama needs the most qualified and dedicated individual on the planet to run his Drone Spy/Assassinate American Citizens initiative..

    WHO did you EXPECT him to put in there??

    Jane FOnda??
  • Hawkeye Hawkeye 2013/02/07 10:34:33
    Hawkeye
    Now,, IF Obama were planning to assassinate American Citizens with a AAA gun.. FONDA would be his man..
  • Chi~Cat 2013/02/07 05:03:57
    Chi~Cat
    +2
    Saw Hagel in Grand Central and he refused an "everything" bagel.
  • Rodney 2013/02/07 04:35:44
    Rodney
    +2
    One more reason to hold up his confirmation.
  • evangelism_vision 2013/02/07 04:24:13
    evangelism_vision
    +2
    YA.... JUST LIKE OBAMA WAS and Here we are America! Nothing is being done about it and we wonder why America is falling apart.

    BECAUSE WE THE PEOPLE HAVE NOT MARCHED TO WASHINGTON YET TO DO WHAT THE 16TH LINE IN THE DECLARATION GIVES US THE RIGHT TO DO.
  • Cuckold 2013/02/07 04:12:22
    Cuckold
    +1
    Obammy is going to nominate an evil person regardless of his success with Hagel. At least with Hagel we know who he is. The intentions of someone else might not be so blatant.
  • MtDuffer 2013/02/07 03:11:08
    MtDuffer
    +1
    What did you really expect?
  • texasred 2013/02/07 02:45:55
    texasred
    +5
    Of course he is. He's Obama's lackey and they love Comrade Obama. Just because he has an "R" by his name doesn't mean he's a Conservative.
  • 4570GOVT texasred 2013/02/07 18:51:11
    4570GOVT
    +2
    RINO's are just the kind of useful idiot Obama Loves !
  • texasred 4570GOVT 2013/02/07 19:25:17
    texasred
    +2
    Oh how he loves RINOs!!
  • John texasred 2013/02/07 19:07:26
    John
    So now it's Comrade Obama. A while back it was Islamist Obama. Surely that's a contradiction. What's it going to be, Communist or Islamist, or will you DREAM up some other accusation.
  • texasred John 2013/02/07 19:53:50 (edited)
    texasred
    +2
    There's nothing that precludes a Muslim from living by Communist principles.

    So now, John, the nurse is coming to give you your meds and your porridge. You don't even need to put your teeth in. Just go with the nurse like a good little boy and mind your own business.


    Edited to include:
    You scold me for calling Obama both a Muslim and a Communist. You accuse me of dreaming up names to call him when he's slammed Christian and Jews while sucking up to Muslims. You accuse me of dreaming up names when he's supported more socialist/communist policies than we've seen in the nation in decades. And then you block me because you don't like being called on it.

    Well, John, you who pretends to want an intelligent exchange of opinions, but who jumps into a conversation and begins accusing like a whiny child, is Obama a Christian or is he not? Is Hagel a Christian, or is he not. I don't know what Hagel professes to be, but Obama tells everyone he is a Christian, which many, many find hard to believe... including me.

    Here's what you said, "...but no communist organization would ever endorse anyone that is in any way religious, whether Christian, Hindu, Buddhist OR Muslim." So, make up your mind. The Communist Party has endorsed both Obama and Hagel. Is Obama what he says he is? If s...



    There's nothing that precludes a Muslim from living by Communist principles.

    So now, John, the nurse is coming to give you your meds and your porridge. You don't even need to put your teeth in. Just go with the nurse like a good little boy and mind your own business.


    Edited to include:
    You scold me for calling Obama both a Muslim and a Communist. You accuse me of dreaming up names to call him when he's slammed Christian and Jews while sucking up to Muslims. You accuse me of dreaming up names when he's supported more socialist/communist policies than we've seen in the nation in decades. And then you block me because you don't like being called on it.

    Well, John, you who pretends to want an intelligent exchange of opinions, but who jumps into a conversation and begins accusing like a whiny child, is Obama a Christian or is he not? Is Hagel a Christian, or is he not. I don't know what Hagel professes to be, but Obama tells everyone he is a Christian, which many, many find hard to believe... including me.

    Here's what you said, "...but no communist organization would ever endorse anyone that is in any way religious, whether Christian, Hindu, Buddhist OR Muslim." So, make up your mind. The Communist Party has endorsed both Obama and Hagel. Is Obama what he says he is? If so, why would the Communist Party endorse him?
    http://freedomoutpost.com/201...
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/co...

    Do you see the corner you've painted yourself into? Oh... probably not. You're not quite as intelligent as you seem to think you are. Which is why I have to thank you for blocking me. I can now reciprocate without a second thought and won't have to listen to your elitist whining any longer. LOLOL!
    (more)
  • John texasred 2013/02/08 20:29:15
    John
    There may or may not be anything precludes a Muslim from living by communist principles but no communist organization would ever endorse anyone that is in any way religious, whether Christian, Hindu, Buddhist OR Muslim.
    You are behaving like like a little school kid with your asinine " YOUR NURSE IS COMING" I don't mind arguing with you in an intelligent exchange of opinions. However I refuse to discuss anything with someone so childish. SO, g'bye
  • SunShine texasred 2013/02/09 07:45:12
    SunShine
    +1
    no.. Obama is not and never has been a Christian.. that is just his little pretend thing just before an election. He is a commie at heart.. has been since he's young and is even now influenced by others of such persuasion .. read his book.. he says he wants to emulate his communist father.. He was influenced very early from the age of 10 by his commie grandparents and Frank Marshall Davis a black marxist/commie.. until he moved to the mainland.. one of his early friends was William Ayers and his wife.. communists.. even now.. Valerie Jarrett is a member of the Socialst Party and her father in law, Vernon Jarrett has been a member of the Communist Party for many years.. and in fact knew Frank Marshall Davis when he lived in Chicago.. along with Axelrod and many others.. it's a circle of commies and obama is right along side them like a dirty shirt. Even when he was in college.. he said.. obama says he will seek out the marxist professors
  • texasred SunShine 2013/02/09 18:27:19
    texasred
    +1
    The fool that blocked me can't make up his mind.
  • AL 2013/02/07 02:19:00
    AL
    +3
    LMAO! They also endorsed our own Comrade Obama twice as well!
  • rk 2013/02/06 23:43:29
    rk
    +3
    Commies voted for OBAMA
  • AL rk 2013/02/07 02:20:42
    AL
    +2
    Comrades ALL!
  • kenc.63 2013/02/06 23:12:25
  • SunShine kenc.63 2013/02/06 23:46:02
    SunShine
    +5
    lol.. well said Ken..
  • Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥ 2013/02/06 22:12:46
    Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥
    +5
    Another Communist joining the bunch already in the White House, including the President. Muslims and communist running American......
  • Tennessee3501 2013/02/06 21:05:48
    Tennessee3501
    +4
    Karl Marx

    "I had men like Chuck in mind when I wrote "Das Kapital." He is definitely one of us!"
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/02/06 20:30:04
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +3
    "I have enough trouble trying to figure out American politics without trying to figure out [fill-in-the-blank] politics." That's all he can say for himself.
  • rightside 2013/02/06 19:45:18
    rightside
    +4
    What's amazing is that you can put the facts out there, but DiMs don't get it and they never will.
    I just had a conversation with an older couple that said they voted for bama because they are DiMocrats and that's what they have to do.
  • Lanikai 2013/02/06 18:37:41
    Lanikai
    +5
    So was obama and the fricking idiots freebie lovers still voted for him.
  • Barbara Hasler 2013/02/06 18:29:19
    Barbara Hasler
    +5
    He fits right in with the current regime! I am not at all surprised. Look at all the Commie czars the community organizer has surrounded himself. Van Jones, Anita Dunne, etc. His mentor as a young teen was an admitted communist.

    Don't take all the current influx of the professors claiming that the Constitution is passé` and was written by a bunch of old men. The main ignorance displayed by their idiotic rhetoric is that the Constitution was written by men in their late twenties through their early forties! Washington and Franklin were the old men. The most important reason is that the Constitution is viable and can be amended.

    I am throwing out a notion that bounced around in my head! The current regime would like to hold office ad infinitum and there is the 25th Amendment that halts the nonsense. This was added after FDR got a fourth term even though he was in failing health. He died in April of his 4th term. To me, it keeps us from a takeover by a dictator or any other petty tyrant. Do you think the nonsense being spewed by the professors has anything to do with this?
  • SunShine Barbara... 2013/02/06 20:47:02
    SunShine
    +4
    there are over 80 members that belong to the democratic caucus and cabinet
  • Barbara... SunShine 2013/02/07 18:42:04
    Barbara Hasler
    +2
    Are they for or against the current tilt towards socialism/communism?
  • SunShine Barbara... 2013/02/08 04:34:28
    SunShine
    +2
    they are all members of the socialist party.. THE DSP..
  • Barbara... SunShine 2013/02/08 17:24:48
    Barbara Hasler
    Oh, great! No wonder the Congress and the regime are so messed up. Their brains are scrambled and they are trying to foist their misery off on we, the people!

    "Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy; it's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill.
  • 4570GOVT 2013/02/06 17:11:29
    4570GOVT
    +3
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TYPICAL ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    They SUPPORT all those who disrespect religon.
  • Barbara... 4570GOVT 2013/02/07 18:45:09
    Barbara Hasler
    +2
    In the Communism Manifesto, religion is the opiate of the people. That is why it cannot be allowed. This could be the reason why they try to make Christianity a deadly disease. It is the strong wall against their devious plans for America.
  • 4570GOVT Barbara... 2013/02/07 18:53:31
    4570GOVT
    +2
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BINGO ! - Well Said ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Barbara... 4570GOVT 2013/02/07 19:07:07
    Barbara Hasler
    +2
    Thank you for your post!
  • Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2013/02/06 16:51:37
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    What a shock! Not, so was Obummer.
  • timberwolf 2013/02/06 16:50:18
    timberwolf
    +2
    So when is this moron going to change parties an make it offical....
  • 4570GOVT timberwolf 2013/02/07 18:54:34
    4570GOVT
    He is More Valuable as a " useful idiot " R.I.N.O. !
  • teachaman~PWCM~JLA 2013/02/06 16:48:56
    teachaman~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    is anyone actually surprised by this? ...
  • chucky 2013/02/06 16:36:24
    chucky
    +4
    There you have it a Communist in charge of the military and psychopath Muslim in the white house.Things are great aren't they?
  • 4570GOVT chucky 2013/02/07 18:55:30
    4570GOVT
    +1
    YUP - The're Just Friggin' Great !

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