Thursday, January 5, 2012

Glenn Beck on Ron Paul: Soros Connection? 9/11 Truther?

Apparently Barney Frank and Ron Paul partnered in a project called the Sustainable Defense Task Force in which the main purpose was to reduce defense spending by around $1Trillion over the next ten years.  I am in favor of making some cuts to the defense budget but these type of deep cuts are irresponsible and will be detrimental to the safety of the U.S.  Anything that says "sustainable" or has that in its title I am quite leery of.  That usually means that the group follows progressive principles which seeks to undermine the Constitution and all that makes the United States good as a nation.

There is a difference between cutting and gutting the defense budget.  Plus, the cuts that Ron Paul, Barney Frank, Soros & Co proposed is not limited to the reduction of the number of bases and/or military personnel overseas but rather it guts very important parts of defense that our integral to our national security.

Here is a list of the the individuals on the Task Force.

Sustainable Defense Task Force

  • Carl Conetta, Project on Defense Alternatives - Connected to George Soros 
  • Benjamin H Friedman, Cato Institute - 
  • William D Hartung, New America Foundation - Connected to George Soros
  • Christopher Hellman, National Priorities Project - Connected to Soros 
  • Heather Hurlburt, National Security Network - Connected to George Soros 
  • Charles Knight, Project on Defense Alternatives - Connected to Soros 
  • Lawrence J Korb, Center for American Progress - Connected to Soros 
  • Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action - Connected to George Soros 
  • Laicie Olson, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation - Connected to Soros 
  • Prasannan Parthasarathi, Boston College
  • Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies
  • Laura Peterson, Taxpayers for Common Sense
  • Christopher Preble, Cato Institute
  • Winslow Wheeler, Center for Defense Information - Connected to George Soros 

Front Page Mag provides more insight into those who have Soros connections. 

The panel of experts who would decide how to best gut national defense featured such independent thinkers as William D. Hartung of the New America Foundation. Hartung’s main expertise was appearing in “Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire.”
Then there was Lawrence J. Kolb of the Center for American Progress and Miriam Pemberton of the Institute for Policy Studies. If you want to know what the Center, the Foundation and the Institute all have in common, it’s Hungarian and smells like stale cabbage and the death of nations.
The rather creepy Institute for Policy Studies issued a paper proposing that Obama act as king and rule through executive orders. The New American Foundation is not only backed by Soros but has his son on its leadership council. The Center for American Progress is run by the co-chair of Obama’s transition team and is, for all intents and purposes, the think tank of the White House. All three are Soros funded.
 But it doesn’t end there. Also on the panel was Christopher Hellman of the National Priorities Project (NPP). If you are wondering what the NPP is, it’s a think tank whose objective is to “influence national spending priorities.”  And if you’re in the mood for a double, Miriam Pemberton is also on the board of the NPP. The man behind the curtain at NPP? None other than our favorite Hungarian James Bond villain.
          Going further down the list there’s Winslow Wheeler of the Center for Defense Information (CDI).           The CDI’s goal is to strengthen “national and international security through international cooperation [and] reduced reliance on unilateral military power to resolve conflict.” CDI operates under the aegis of the World Security Institute, which is apparently the least creepy name they could think of. Wheeler is a Counterpunch contributor, a site which even Stalinists think goes a bit too far. CDI gets money from the Open Society Institute (OSI) where the stench of death and stale cabbage never goes away.  
You can see additional information here
Did you see that 9 out of the 14 members on the Task Force are connected to George Soros?  I find that deeply troubling.  I find that troubling on so many levels, especially since Ron Paul claims to be "principled".  If he is so principled why did he allow so many people (or any) with connections to George Soros to sit on his Sustainable Defense Task Force?  

From FrontPage Mag: "The task force’s proposals included cutting nuclear deterrence; reducing the fleet by 57 ships, including two carriers; canceling the Joint Strike Fighter; “severely curtail missile defense” — and that is a direct quote from the report — retiring four Marine battalions; reducing the military by 200,000 personnel; cutting defense research spending by 50 billion over ten years; and increasing health care fees for members of the military."   




I agree with Beck's assessment of Ron Paul.

12 comments:

Hack said...

This doesn't surprise me one bit. Ron Paul is a liberal in disguise and an apologist for Islamic terrorists around the world. He is just as much a fraud as Obama, and his followers are just the same.

Silverfiddle said...

One nit pick:

Benjamin H Friedman, Cato Institute - Connected to George Soros

I didn't see any evidence of a Friedman connection to Soros.

Indeed, CATO and Soros have very little in common.

Liberty said...

I'm not sure what the point of all this was, really. Except it highlights the fact that Ron Paul can actually work with people he may not necessarily completely agree with to possibly get something done. After all, he also sits on the Financial Services and Joint Economic Committee, two committees that often seem dedicated to spending and borrowing as much money as fast as they possibly can. Does this make him a big-government, fiscally irresponsible hack? No, not at all.

In addition, after just a bit of research, I found that one of the other proponents and founders of this foundation or whatever (at least, back in 1991), was one Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina. He's also apparently a Soros hack. Obviously.

Teresa said...

Silverfiddle,

Thanks for letting me know. Its removed. I must have missed removing that one after I verified who was on the Soros-connected list.

Well, they have being soft on foreign policy in common but little else.

Teresa said...

Hack,

I can understand why some people might support Ron Paul on domestic matters but what surprises me is their naivete and how they would be willing to stick with him with all the anti-American statements he's said over the years.

Teresa said...

Liberty,

Believe it or not Republicans can be progressives too.

This is one example showing how Ron Paul is not nearly as principled as people make him out to be, or want him to be.

innominatus said...

Back in the '90s when Bush the First was talking "New World Order" and later when Janet Reno was going around killing Americans, I would have been all-aboard the Ron Paul train.

Now he just scares the stuffing out of me.

Liberty said...

Teresa, what is "progressive" about Ron Paul's track record. The fact that back in the 1990s he helped--along with three other representatives, one of whom is very conservative--start a think tank to look at defense spending?

Considering that he is the only ideologically consistent 12-term senator out of the bunch, there's not much that could convince me--or quite a few people--not to vote for him...including some imagined link to "progressive" politics.

Teresa said...

Liberty,

Ron Paul's military/defense votes and his positions on this which he has stated over the years are very much in line with progressives. It is the fact that he is willing to associate with the nine different progressive organizations on the list which is disturbing to me. He is sacrificing principles just to continue with his anti-military isolationist agenda. He follows the motto see no evil hear no evil philosophy and that is why I don't trust him. He has a hands off approach which falls in line with that philosophy. I don't want a president who is going to gut our military and have the type of hands off approach that he had with his newsletters.

Matt said...

You nail it when you say anything labeled "sustainable" is suspect. That alone should tell us that it's a scam to destroy something.

Just a conservative girl said...

I am confused. I thought Beck was just saying that we had to support Ron Paul.

I don't watch his show or whatever you want to call it.

What have I missed here.

Teresa said...

JACG,

I don't watch Beck that often anymore unless it is free or I see a video somewhere so I'm not sure.

I know that Beck likes Paul's domestic policies but maybe with all the information that has been revealed about Ron Paul's foreign policy comments/videos lately he has some more serious reservations about Paul than before? Not sure.