I have been watching Panetta in his new role, just waiting for him to reveal himself. First he, Hillary, Samantha Power and Obama set off the “Arab Spring” and destabilize the region, then he tells Israel they have to reach out and make friends with its neighbors. Pretty rich for this blogger. Let us take a look at this fellow, who was confirmed without any investigation into both positions as CIA and now Secretary of Defense. First from CNS
“It’s pretty clear that at this dramatic time in the Middle East, when there have been so many changes, that it is not a good situation for Israel to become increasingly isolated. And that’s what’s happening,” he said.
The continuing turmoil in the Middle East makes it crucial that Israel finds ways to communicate with other nations in the region if it’s ever going to enjoy peace and stability, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned in a blunt assessment.
The Pentagon chief said Israel risks eroding its own security if it does not reach out to its neighbors.
From: Panetta and his communist ties-a real scandal in the making check out the above post for the full story:
Panetta’s statement on the DeLacy’s: Their work was “tested by the dark forces of McCarthyism” and their causes included opposing “the costly and dangerous arms race – causes for which we are still working today,” Panetta said. “I commend their work” he added.
Trevor Loudon writes, “The couple, Hugh DeLacy and his wife Dorothy Baskin DeLacy, both had long histories with the Communist Party USA and were very active in the Santa Cruz ‘progressive’ movement that had helped nurture Congressman Panetta’s career. Phrases like ‘social justice’ and ‘dark forces of McCarthyism’ rolled from Rep. Panetta’s pen, in a piece that would not have been out of place in the Communist Party’s Peoples Daily World.”
He adds, “The DeLacys were not merely Panetta’s constituents—they were close personal friends. Hugh DeLacy was also a longtime correspondent, with whom Panetta regularly discussed defense and foreign policy issues.”
Dorothy DeLacy’s first husband, Jim Forest, was a high level Party functionary in several states. he too was jailed in Missouri and spent some time behind bars, before all the Smith Act convictions were eventually overturned. From 1969 to 1974, Forest toured the world on the Kremlins’ rouble as a Secretary of the Soviet front World Peace Council, before settling back into Communist Party work in San Francisco.
Hugh DeLacy, 1940s
Hugh DeLacy was a covert Communist Party member from at least the early 1940s, including through his 1944-46 term as a Democratic Congressman from Washington State. He went on to work for the Party in Ohio and California, well into the late 1960s.
It is not known when, or if, Hugh DeLacy ever left the Communist Party. In the 1970s, he was close to a network of former Party members who went on to form the neo-Marxist and pro-Chinese New American Movement. In the 1970s and 1980s, Hugh DeLacy traveled to Communist China, Sandinista controlled Nicaragua and to Lisbon, to meet with senior officials of the Portuguese Communist Party.
Then-Rep. Leon Panetta praises identified Communist Party USA member Hugh DeLacy and his wife Dorothy for fighting for “freedom, equality, and social justice.” He hails Dorothy, former Communist activist in Missouri and alleged Communist organizer in California, as “an organizer and activist.” Their work was “tested by the dark forces of McCarthyism” and their causes included opposing “the costly and dangerous arms race – causes for which we are still working today,” Panetta said. “I commend their work” he added.
Go to the this link for the document that appeared in the Congressional Record praising the DeLacy’s USA survival blog It is located 2nd story on left.
If you don’t have the time to watch the whole video, check out a couple of minutes.