Book Exposes Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s ‘Anti-Americanism’

Wow!  If even just half of these allegations are true, America is in a world of hurt!:

Pentagon chief hit with ‘anti-American’ charges
You won’t believe unexplained background of Secretary of Defense
November 11, 2011 – WND

NEW YORK – Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta partnered with a group that promotes world government to co-chair an initiative to regulate U.S. oceans and cede them to United Nations-based international law, a new book reveals.

Panetta also keynoted the conference of a pro-Soviet, anti-war group during the height of the Cold War, and has previous unexplained close ties to the Institute for Policy Studies, a pro-Marxist think tank accused of anti-CIA activity.

And that’s just the start of Panetta’s controversial background and radical associations exposed in the recently released book, “Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America,” by New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott.

The book also charges Panetta with anti-CIA activity. Panetta served as CIA chief under President Obama until his appointment to the secretary of defense post earlier this year.

Panetta caught in 1-world scheme

Until his ascent to CIA director in 2009, Panetta co-chaired the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, which is the partner with Citizens for Global Solutions in a push to ratify U.S. laws and regulations governing the seas.

The oceans initiative, dissected in the “Red Army” book, bills itself as a bipartisan, collaborative group that aims to “accelerate the pace of change that results in meaningful ocean policy reform.”

Among its main recommendations is that the U.S. should put its oceans up for regulation under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.

That U.N. convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world’s oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment and the management of marine natural resources.

Other recommendations of Panetta’s Joint Ocean Commission Initiative include:

  • The administration and Congress should establish a national ocean policy. The administration and Congress should support regional, ecosystem-based approaches to the management of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes.
  • Congress should strengthen and reauthorize the Coastal Zone Management Act.
  • Congress should strengthen the Clean Water Act.

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council includes John Podesta, president and CEO of the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, which is reportedly highly influential in advising the White House on policy.

Podesta served as co-chair of Obama’s presidential transition team.

“Red Army” found Panetta’s oceans initiative is a key partner of Citizens for Global Solutions, or CGS, which, according to its literature, envisions a “future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect our rights and freedoms and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone.”

CGS states it works to “build the political will in the United States” to achieve this global vision.

The organization currently works on issues that fall into five general areas: U.S. global engagement; global health and environment; peace and security; international law and justice; and international institutions.

CGS is a member organization and supporter of the World Federalist Movement, which seeks a one-world government. The World Federalist Movement considers the CGS to be its U.S. branch.

The Federalist movement openly brings together organizations and individuals that support the establishment of a global federal system of strengthened and democratized global institutions with plenary constitutional power accountable to the citizens of the world and a division of international authority among separate global agencies.

The movement’s headquarters are located near the U.N. building in New York City. A second office is near the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

The locations are significant, since the movement heavily promotes the U.N. and is the coordinator of various international projects, such as the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect military doctrine.

Soviet agents, propaganda

Panetta, meanwhile, has unexplained ties to the Institute for Policy Studies, or IPS, which has long faced criticism for positions some say attempt to undermine U.S. national security and for its cozy relationship with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

A review of the voting record for Panetta, a member of Congress from 1977 to 1993, during the period in question shows an apparent affinity toward IPS’s agenda.

The IPS is funded by philanthropist George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

Panetta was reportedly on IPS’s official 20th anniversary committee, celebrated April 5, 1983, at a time when the group was closely aligned with the Soviet Union.

In his authoritative book “Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies,” S. Steven Powell writes: “April 5, 1983, IPS threw a large twentieth-anniversary celebration to raise funds.

“On the fundraising committee for the event were 14 then-current members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Leon E. Panetta, D-Calif., chairman of Budget Process Task Force of the House Committee on Budget (chairman of Subcommittee on Police and Personnel, Ninety-ninth Congress).”

Powell wrote that in the 1980s, Panetta commissioned the IPS to produce an “alternative” budget that dramatically cut defense spending.

“The congressional supporters for the Institute for Policy Studies included many of those who biennially commission IPS to produce an ‘alternative’ budget that dramatically cuts defense spending while increasing the spending for social welfare to levels only dreamed of by Karl Marx,” wrote Powell in the November 1983 issue of the American Opinion.

“In this pact of IPS intimates [are] such luminaries as … Leon Panetta, D-Calif., chairman of the Budget Process Task Force,” wrote Powell.

The IPS has long maintained controversial views and a pro-Marxist line on foreign policy. It was founded in 1963 by two former governmental workers, Marcus Raskin and Richard Barnet.

In his 1988 book “Far Left of Center: The American Radical Left Today,” Harvey Klehr, professor of politics and history at EmoryUniversity, said that IPS “serves as an intellectual nerve center for the radical movement, ranging from nuclear and anti-intervention issues to support for Marxist insurgencies.”

The FBI labeled the group a “think factory” that helps to “train extremists who incite violence in U.S. cities, and whose educational research serves as a cover for intrigue, and political agitation.”

The IPS has been accused of serving as a propaganda arm of the USSR and even a place where agents from the Soviet embassy in Washington came to convene and strategize.

In his book “The KGB and Soviet Disinformation: An Insider’s View,” Ladislav Bittman, a former KGB agent, called the IPS a Soviet misinformation operation at which Soviet insiders worked.

Brian Crozier, director of the London-based Institute for the Study of Conflict, described IPS as the “perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB.”

Marxist ideology

“Red Army” documents how Panetta keynoted the conference of a pro-Soviet, anti-war group during the height of the Cold War. Panetta also honored the founding member of that group, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, or WILPF, which was once named by the State Department as a “Soviet front.”

On April 11, 1984, Panetta, then a California congressman, entered into the congressional record a tribute in honor of WILPF’s founding member, Lucy Haessler.

In the record, Panetta praised Haessler as “one of the most dedicated peace activists I have ever known.”

Panetta later stated he was not aware of the WILPF’s communist background and was merely praising Haessler’s anti-war actions.

Still, in his congressional praise, Panetta recognized that Haessler traveled to the Soviet Union as a member of the WILPF:

“She has also participated in peace conferences conducted by WILPF and the Woman’s International Democracy Foundation in France, the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany,” read Panetta’s congressional praise.

Panetta hailed Haessler for her activism against the pending deployment of U.S. missiles to counter the Soviet build up:

“She joined thousands of dedicated peace activists where she expressed her concern about the impending deployment of Cruise missiles and Pershing II missiles in Europe,” he noted.

Haessler’s WILPF took on a pro-Soviet stance. It sponsored frequent exchange visits with the Soviet Women’s Committee and against “anti-Sovietism” while calling for President Reagan to “Stop the Arms Race.”

Panetta’s relationship with Haessler and the WILPF goes back to at least June 1979, when was the keynote speaker of WILPF’s Biennial Conference at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The conference was arranged by Haessler.

WILPF’s literature notes the conference honored Ava and Linus Pauling, who were prominent supports of ending nuclear proliferation.

Anti-CIA activity

“Red Army” reveals that Panetta, former CIA chief under Obama, once proposed allowing Congress to conduct spot checks at its discretion of the country’s sensitive intelligence agency.

In 1987, Panetta, then a California congressman, introduced the CIA Accountability Act, which would have made the CIA subject to audits by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress.

Panetta’s legislation would have allowed the comptroller general, who directs the GAO, to audit any financial transactions of the CIA and evaluate all of the agency’s activities either at his own initiative or at the request of the congressional intelligence committees.

The CIA is the only government agency that contests the authority of the comptroller general to audit its activities, citing the covert aspects of its operations.

Panetta’s bill followed the Iran-Contra affair, which came to light in November 1986. During the Reagan administration, senior Reagan administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, the subject of an arms embargo. The weapons were intended to help secure the release of six American hostages being held by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group.

Panetta’s bill suggested ways to protect CIA secrecy, including the maintenance of all work papers at CIA-controlled locations and a provision allowing the president to exempt any CIA officer or agent from GAO access.

Still, the act allowed for the comptroller to “inspect and copy any relevant books, documents, papers, records, and other information, including written or recorded information of all kinds, and property which belongs to, or is in possession or control of the CIA.”

Obama accused of deliberately overloading U.S. economy

Klein and Elliot’s “Red Army” charges Obama and progressive Democrats with deliberately overloading the U.S. financial system.

The book purports to exposes the radical socialist network that seized political power in Washington over decades, shaped Obama’s presidential agenda and threatens the very future of the U.S.

“Red Army” takes aim at such personalities as George Soros, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and groups such as the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Center for American Progress and the Institute for Policy Studies.

Some other highlights from “Red Army”:

  • The existence of a powerful “Marxist-socialist” bloc in Congress (explicitly formed as an arm of the Democratic Socialists of America) and how it is behind legislation in areas that affect all Americans, including the complete socialization of health care and comprehensive immigration reform, which, the book exposes, seeks to change the very nature of the American electorate.
  • The book exclusively reveals the radical origins of Obamacare and exposes the shocking misinformation campaign behind Obama’s economic policies, discussing the crafting of the massive “stimulus” legislation, as well as his plans for future economic “reform.”
  • In two chapters that every American must read, entirely new information is laid bare on the left’s unprecedented assault on our already over-liberalized education system.
  • The multipronged policy offensive aimed at disarming America by emboldening our enemies within and without, spurning traditional allies, subjecting us to the authority of foreign tribunals, and systematically dismantling the U.S. military.
  • It shows how elements of the news media not only collude with these radical groups, but are in some cases members of the very same extremist organizations they ought to be investigating.
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6 Comments on “Book Exposes Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s ‘Anti-Americanism’”

  1. Leatherneck Says:

    This not new. The global government must tax in order to gain monies. One way, is for the CFR globalist to push for the United States to give up a good part of what is now considered within 200 miles. Therefore, if someone wants to drill for oil where the UN has control, just who charges for the permit?

    This is but one example of the global government that is gaining power. Unregulated power. Watch for regions of economy with one coin.

    • tgusa Says:

      It will be funny watching leftists, who love to live right on the shoreline, when raiding parties begin, well, doing what ocean borne raiding parties always do, raping, pillaging and plundering, kidnapping, enslaving and killing. If leftists are nice to us maybe we will go over there and help them, or maybe not. Leftists better watch our or they will have pirates coming ashore in leaky rowboats.

  2. tgusa Says:

    Panetta is the son of Italian immigrants. I’m guessing they may have come to America to get away from Mussolini or the aftermath of the Mussolini era. Irony. When people flee a situation like that anywhere will do, he may not really be an authentic American even though that is the citizenship he claims. I guess he’s now tired of here, that didn’t take long.

  3. tgusa Says:

    Everyone who has come here to escape this or that in their former country IMO, their Americanism is suspect. A sad state of affairs to be sure but that does not change the truth. It has been done on purpose so there is no denying it. New immigrant groups, who we see more and more of, must be showing that they too understand and embrace our American values, sadly, more often than not we see just the opposite. The democrat left has duped them into believing that this is the way to go but united we will stand, 99%, 75%, 50% or even less. We will stand and some will stand against us. There will be losers. The left thinks that the losers will be the Constitutional Republic side but history does not bear that out. Yes, we and our Republic will survive as long as we fight for it. It may be changed, but after all, that’s what they want. Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it.

  4. Big Frank Says:

    No surprise here,our ‘Dear Leader’ has appointed only those who are of his like mindset of Socialism, Marxism,Leninism and a one world government.

    • tgusa Says:

      I have been watching a lot of soviet era films lately and last night it suddenly occurred to me that in nation terms the more communist you become the more bodyguards you need. At some point these fools are going to realize that the only thing that stands between them and Hasan Chop who ain’t gonna stop is us, the America loving people. Right now, these fools think it is the military but the military is us and in the future these people are going to need a helluva lot more of us on their side than there is in the military today. Many of these fools are right now making the beds that they won’t be able to sleep in later.

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