Thinking the Unthinkable
Normally I don't
create web pages with links to other articles but today is
an exception because there are so many articles that have
critical pieces of information that when combined with some
things that I have - give a strategic view of what is
happening to our country - which to be perfectly blunt is
It's pretty obvious when you understand that the game plan is regionalization - creating new governing structures based on larger geographical areas. To fully grasp that, you have to step outside your identity as an American and look at the world as an elite who has no allegiances to anything but money (you can shower afterwards) and/or communist ideology.
Stated bluntly, terrorism is
linked to "Free Trade" and Trade Promotion Authority is
linked to national suicide. And we don't need to
look to the Middle East to find the enemies. We need
to look within.
TIMELINE: The Secret Bush-Democratic Trade Deal & What It
May 11, 2007
Today has been a whirlwind day on the political frontlines in the War on the Middle Class, as a handful of senior congressional Democrats and the White House - cheered on by K Street lobbyists - joined forces today to announce a "deal" on a package of trade agreements.....For context, remember that, as Public Citizen has documented and as business publications like Forbes Magazine has confirmed, Democrats won their congressional majority in 2006 thanks to scores of challenger candidates specifically running against lobbyist-written trade policy.....This proposal has been kept ultra-secret even from fellow Democratic lawmakers, much like the Cheney energy task force. The negotiations have coincided with Baucus and Rangel forming a joint corporate fundraising PAC, and with Baucus's International Economic Summit, where the lineup of speakers demanded Baucus support more free trade pacts and ignore the Montana State Senate's resolution urging him to stop such pacts in the future. The letter from the populist Democrats follows similar earlier letters of concern from rank-and-file Democrats.
"This week Dick Cheney has also been warning of the “very real” threat of a nuclear attack on an American city. Could the Nobel Resolve drills be used as a screen for a false-flag attack to be blamed on Iran, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, or sheep-dipped Americans like Adam Gadahn?"
Side Note: On the radio yesterday - Clear Channel I think, I heard an advertisement for a TV news program, "the next attack is going to be on an elementary school. What are we doing to protect the children. Channel 6 (as I recall).
Terrorists – coming to a school near you
Police ill-equipped to defend against an American Beslan
Posted: April 2, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern
The date was September 11th, as President Bush stood before a joint session of Congress, and, by television, the nation. A fresh wind of patriotism had swept the country from sea to shining sea, as the Bush administration had begun a military operation against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. As he spoke, the President’s comments were repeatedly interrupted by applause from both sides of the political aisle.
“If there ever was a time to put country before self and patriotism before party, the time is now ... We stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective, a new world order, can emerge: a new era — freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace. An era in which the nations of the world, East and West, North and South, can prosper and live in harmony. A hundred generations have searched for this elusive path to peace, while a thousand wars raged across the span of human endeavor. Today that new world is struggling to be born, a world quite different from the one we've known. A world where the rule of law supplants the rule of the jungle. A world in which nations recognize the shared responsibility for freedom and justice. A world where the strong respect the rights of the weak. This is the vision that I shared with President Gorbachev in Helsinki. He and other leaders from Europe, the Gulf, and around the world understand that how we manage this crisis today could shape the future for generations to come.” (Emphasis added)
The date was September 11, 1990. And the President was George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States. The crisis of which he spoke, was the first Gulf War.
August 8, 2001
"In the debate surrounding just how we in America can jump start our lagging economy, media coverage has been surprisingly light on Trade Promotion Authority, or “Fast Track” authority. President Bush and a variety of Republicans and moderate Democrats are looking to push through with the new version of Fast Track authority in H.R. 2149, introduced by Rep. Philip Crane in June. The bill seeks to reestablish Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the President, which was not renewed by Congress in 1994. Since that time, America has been falling behind its competitors in the global marketplace. Without approval and passage of H.R. 2149, known as the Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2001, foreign markets for U.S. industry, agriculture, and services will continue to disappear."
A Troubling Influence
As Frank Gaffney’s article recounts, Grover’s own Islamic Institute was initially financed by one of the most notorious of these operatives, Abdurahman Alamoudi, a supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah who told the Annual Convention of the Islamic Association of Palestine in 1996, “If we are outside this country we can say ‘Oh, Allah destroy America.’ But once we are here, our mission in this country is to change it.” Grover appointed Alamoudi’s deputy, Khaled Saffuri to head his own organization. Together they gained access to the White House for Alamoudi and Sami al-Arian and others with similar agendas who used their cachet to spread Islamist influence to the American military and the prison system and the universities and the political arena with untold consequences for the nation."
Testimony of Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax
Admittedly, labor mobility is not the sine qua non of hemispheric free trade: that honor belongs exclusively to Trade Promotion Authority. Empowering President Bush (and every president after him, for that matter) with Trade Promotion Authority will ultimately make labor mobility throughout the hemisphere less of a concern by eliminating the punitive taxes on imports that kill job creation in developing nations and close access to markets to our south."
Bush Trade Policy
By Jeffrey Schott, Sr. Fellow of the Institute for International Economics
October 18, 2001
"The new Bush administration regards trade policy as a strategic component of its overall economic and foreign policy and is following a multi- faceted trade strategy quite similar to that pursued by the president's father a decade ago to achieve its objectives."
Like his father, and with many of the same advisors, President Bush is pursuing a multi- level trade strategy that links bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade initiatives.1 The policy combines bilateral and regional free trade talks with developing countries, and multilateral initiatives in partnership with the industrial countries--particularly the European Union--to strengthen the trading system and manage trade relations among the major trading powers. The bilateral talks involve deepening economic integration with Mexico and concluding free trade pacts with Chile and Singapore (initiated at the end of the Clinton administration). These bilateral initiatives in turn are designed to catalyze broader regional reforms in North America (e.g., integrating energy markets), in Latin America (through the FTAA), and in East Asia (through APEC). The bilateral and regional initiatives in turn yield the best results if complemented by a strong multilateral trading system that deters discrimination and establishes a level playing field for rich and poor alike.
1 The trade strategy, closely tied to President Bush's domestic and international political agenda, is driven by USTR Zoellick and Commerce Secretary Don Evans, and is coordinated in the White House by National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Bolten (former USTR general counsel), and international economics advisor Gary Edson (former USTR chief of staff). Commerce Under Secretary Grant Aldonas also plays a key role in the push for new trade legislation and the implementation of US unfair trade statutes.
Remember what Bush said after 9-11? "Just go shopping".
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