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Ronald Reagan and The Great Social Security Heist

"There's a clear cause and effect here that is
as neat and predictable as the law of physics:
as government expands, liberty contracts."



Ronald Reagan and the Taliban

"They can run but they can't hide!" Achille Lauro hijack

President Ronald Reagan meets Taliban in the White House

Ronald Reagan dedicates the Space Shuttle Columbia to the Taliban

"To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who compassion freedom." - Ronald Reagan, March 21, 1983

1985 National Security Decision Directive 166,29 is a secret plan to escalate covert action in Afghanistan dramatically: Abandoning a policy of simple harassment of Soviet occupiers, the Reagan team decides to secretly let loose on the Afghan battlefield an array of US high technology and military expertise in an effort to hit and demoralize Soviet commanders and soldiers.

CIA supplies mujahideen rebels with extensive satellite reconnaissance data of Soviet targets on the Afghan battlefield, plans for military operations based on the satellite intelligence, intercepts of Soviet communications, secret communications networks for the rebels, delayed timing devices for tons of C-4 plastic explosives for urban sabotage, and sophisticated guerrilla attacks, long-range sniper rifles, a targeting device for mortars that was linked to a US Navy satellite, wire-guided anti-tank missiles, and other equipment.

1986 The mujahideen are provided with more than 1,000 state-of-the-art, shoulder-fired Stinger antiaircraft missiles.

1987 Annual supply of arms had reached 65,000 tons, and a "ceaseless stream" of CIA and Pentagon officials are visiting Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) headquarters in Rawalpindi. At any one time during the Afghan fighting season, as many as 11 ISI teams trained and supplied by the CIA accompany mujahideen across the border to supervise attacks. The teams attack airports, railroads, fuel depots, electricity pylons, bridges and roads.

CIA operations officers help Pakistani trainers establish schools for the mujahideen in secure communications, guerrilla warfare, urban sabotage and heavy weapons. Mujahideen trained in these techniques using chemical and electronic-delay bomb timers supplied by the US carry out numerous car bombings and assassination attacks in Kabul.

"The influence of establishment insiders over our foreign policy has become a fact of life in our time. This pervasive influence runs contrary to the real long-term national security of our Nation. It is an influence which, if unchecked, could ultimately subvert our constitutional order. The viewpoint of the establishment today is called globalism.

In the globalist point of view, nation-states and national boundaries do not count for anything. Political philosophies and political principles seem to become simply relative. Indeed, even constitutions are irrelevant to the exercise of power. Liberty and tyranny are viewed as neither necessarily good nor evil, and certainly not a component of policy. In this point of view, the activities of international financial and industrial forces should be orientated to bringing this one world design - with a convergence of the Soviet and American systems as its centerpiece - into being. All that matters to this club is the maximization of profits resulting from the practice of what can be described as finance capitalism, a system which rests upon the twin pillars of debt and monopoly. This isn't real capitalism. It is the road to economic concentration and to political slavery." - Senator Jesse Helms 15 December 1987 comments directed to Ronald Reagan on the floor of the Senate

"Government's view of the economy
could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it."


Gary Webb

"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession.
I have come to realize it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

"Government does not solve problems;
it subsidizes them."


"Ronald Reagan was one of the nearly 100 million Americans who tuned in on November 20, 1983, to watch the television movie "The Day After," about the consequences of a nuclear holocaust. In his diary, Ronald Reagan reported that the movie left him "greatly depressed." According to the film's director, after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1987, he received a telegram from Reagan's office saying: "Don't think your movie didn't have any part of this, because it did." - Kelly M. Greenhill



Reagan meets George Walker Bush and Laura

"A moment I've been dreading. George brought his n'er-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida; the one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work." - REAGAN DIARIES, May 17, 1986

Office of Public Diplomacy

"Ronald Reagan's administration brought CIA tactics to bear domestically to reshape the way Americans perceived the world." - Robert Parry

President Reagan's "National Security Decision Directive 77" was made when the Contras were earning a gruesome reputation as human rights violators and terrorists. To change this negative perception of the Contras, the Reagan administration created a full-blown, clandestine propaganda operation.

1983 William Joseph Casey participates in the creation of an inter-agency public diplomacy mechanism that included the use of seasoned intelligence specialists to accomplish what a covert CIA operation in a foreign country might attempt – to change the opinion of and Congress and the American public that Reagan administration's policies followed the right path - specifically give aid and support to human rights violators and terrorists. Involved in the propaganda initiative were veteran populace officer Walter Raymond Jr. and chief of the Intelligence Directorate of the National Security Council Donald Gregg - a specialists in propaganda and disinformation.

This effort resulted in the creation of the Office of Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Department of State (S/LPD), headed by Otto Reich*, a Cuban exile. A senior American official described National Security Council's Office of Public Diplomacy as a vast psychological warfare operation of the category the military conducts to influence a population in enemy territory.'

On one occasion, five intelligence experts from the Army's 4th Psychological Operations Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, were assigned to work with Otto Reich's fast-growing operation.

National Security Council staffer Lt. Col. Oliver North served directly under Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Richard Perle.

1986 Walter Raymond Jr. sent a memo to William Casey which described a shift of control of the S/LPD – now being run by neoconservative Robert Kagan* who had replaced Otto Reich – to the control of the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, which was headed by Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams*.

Richard R. Miller, former head of public affairs at AID, and Francis D. Gomez, former public affairs specialist at the State Department and USIA, were hired by S/LPD through sole-source, no-bid contracts to carry out a variety of activities on behalf of the Reagan administration policies in Central America. They became the key link between the State Department and the Reagan White House with the private groups and individuals engaged in a myriad of endeavors aimed at influencing the Congress and public opinion.

The truth is the State Department was used to run a prohibited, domestic, covert propaganda operation. An investigation by the congressional General Accounting Office found that National Security Council's Office of Public Diplomacy had engaged in 'prohibited, covert propaganda activities'.

Established despite resistance from the Secretary of State, and reporting directly to the National Security Council, the [S/LPD] attempted to mask many of its activities from the Congress and the American people. S/LPD targeted American journalists who reported information that undermined the pro-Contra propaganda. News executives removed or punish out-of-step reporters.

Another Walter Raymond Jr. authored memo dated Aug. 9, 1983 suggests the right-wing media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, was already part of the covert propaganda operation.



rupert murdoch

"Keith Rupert, a Melbourne Australia newspaper publisher, married Elisabeth Joy Greene, daughter of Rupert Greene an Orthodox Jew in 1928. Keith Rupert was educated at Geelong private school and went to Oxford University in England." - Candour (UK) magazine.

"Today's powerful right-wing media gained momentum as part of the Casey-Raymond operations of the early 1980s." - Robert Parry

"Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon, publisher of the Washington Times, also showed up in the Iran-Contra operations, using his newspaper to raise contra funds and assigning his CAUSA political group to organize support for the contras.

In the two decades since the Iran-Contra scandal, both Rupert Murdoch and Sun Myung Moon have continued to pour billions of dollars into media outlets that have influenced the course of US history, often through the planting of propaganda and disinformation much like a CIA covert action might do in a hostile foreign country." - Robert Parry

Elliott Abrams was convicted of misleading Congress in the Iran-Contra Affair and later pardoned by George Herbert Walker Bush. Elliott Abrams then became deputy adviser to George Walker Bush's National Security Council, where he directed US-Middle East policy. Otto Reich became a senior advisor for Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Latin American affairs.

Reagan Doctrine, consisted mainly of supporting four anticommunist and ostensibly pro-democratic insurgencies:

UNITA in Angola, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the Mujahedin in Afghanistan and the Contras in Nicaragua.

In retrospect, the results of this policy were decidedly mixed.

Many of the Executive Orders given by Reagan were actually authored by George HW Bush or his legal associates.



genral electric spokeman

General Electric makes
Ronald Wilson Reagan

1919 The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) is founded by General Electric.

1953 General Electric Theater debuted as an "all-incorporation project" sponsored by GE's Department of Public Relations Services.

November 1954 General Electric Department of Public Relations Services sends Ronald Reagan to twelve cities with GE plants to promote the program idea, further his identity as spokesman, and become familiar with the incorporation.

1962 General Electric Theater Ronald Reagan had visited GE's 135 research and manufacturing facilities, and met some 250,000 individuals. The tour provided the platform for Ronald Reagan to sharpen his rhetorical skill. The connections Ronald Reagan made at this time gave him the foundation to run for President.

1986 General Electric reacquires RCA, primarily for the NBC television network.

2004 General Electric bought Vivendi's television and movie assets, becoming the third largest media conglomerate in the world. The new incorporation was named NBC Universal.


The divisions of General Electric include GE Capital, GE Technology Infrastructure, GE Energy Infrastructure, GE Consumer & Industrial and NBC Universal.

NBC Universal includes: NBC Network Television stations which are WNBC - New York, KNBC - Los Angeles, WMAQ - Chicago, WCAU - Philadelphia, KNTV - San Jose/San Francisco, KXAS - Dallas/Fort Worth, WRC - Washington, WTVJ - Miami, KNSD - San Diego, WVIT - Hartford; NBC News; NBC Sports; NBC Studios; NBC Universal Television; Universal Media Studios; NBC Universal Television Distribution; NBC Universal International Television.

NBC Universal Cable includes the A&E Television Networks which consist of A&E, The Biography Channel, The History Channel, History Channel International, The History Channel en Español, Military History Channel, Crime & Investigation Network and Bravo, Chiller, CNBC (co-owned with Dow Jones), CNBC World (co-owned with Dow Jones), MSNBC (co-owned with Microsoft), NBC WeatherPlus, mun2, Sci Fi Channel, ShopNBC, The Sundance Channel, Sleuth, USA Network, Universal HD, The Weather Channel, WeatherPlus.

NBC Universal Global Networks include LAPTV (Latin America) - co-owned with Paramount Pictures (Viacom), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (owned by MGM Holdings) and 20th Century Fox (News Corp); Telecine (Brazil) - co-owned with Globosat Canais, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks (Viacom), MGM and 20th Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal Channel Latin America (except Brazil); Universal Channel Brazil (co-owned with Globosat Canais); Sci Fi Channel Latin America; NBC Universal Global Networks España.

Telemundo which includes KVEA/KWHY - Los Angeles, WNJU - New York, WSCV - Miami, KTMD - Houston, WSNS - Chicago, KXTX - Dallas/Fort Worth, KVDA - San Antonio, KSTS - San Jose/San Francisco, KTAZ - Phoenix, KBLR - Las Vegas, KNSO - Fresno, KDEN - Longmont, Colorado, WNEU - Boston/Merrimack, KHRR - Tucson, WKAQ - Puerto Rico.

TiVo.

Universal Studios (co-owned with Vivendi), Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Rogue Pictures, Working Title Films, Universal Studios Licensing, Universal Animation Studios, Universal Interactive, Universal Pictures International, Universal Home Entertainment, Universal Home Entertainment Productions, United International Pictures (co-owned with Paramount Pictures/Viacom); Universal Operations Group, Universal Production Studios, Universal Parks & Resorts, qubo - Qubo Venture LLC


Ronald Reagan was the only modern president to leave office more popular than when he entered.

Ronald Reagan was the ever smiling eternal optimist; ignoring unpleasant facts, idealizing hopeful fantasies, glossing over the grimmest realities while often relying on dubious anecdotes and statistics.

Ronald Reagan romanticized the past and drew on an essential American optimism about the future.

Ronald Reagan was the penultimate celebrity president.

Ronald Reagan was supremely suited to take advantage of the electronic corporate media that now dominate and shape modern political dialogue, placing image over substance. Ronald Reagan enjoyed American culture's subconscious recognition of him as a larger than life wild west cowboy, World War II, and football movie hero, who with the blessing of American society stepped out of the fantasy world of Talmudwood to hold the reins of Presidency of the USA.

Ronald Reagan's survival of an assassination attempt set his legendary life in stone.

The mark of Ronald Wilson Reagan's presidency was paradox.

Ronald Reagan campaigned as an implacable foe of government deficit spending but he left office with a federal debt that was nearly triple its level when he took office.

Ronald Reagan vowed to shrink government and eliminate Cabinet departments but he wound up adding one, the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ronald Reagan fired striking air traffic controllers ultimately destroying their union although at one time he was union president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Ronald Reagan claimed he to never bow to terrorists and yet his administration supplied arms and spare parts to Iran in an arms-for-hostages deal.

Ronald Reagan espoused basic small-town American values but he was a divorced man with estranged children.

Ronald Reagan's tenure was epitomized by a freewheeling entrepreneurialism and free spending, with tax reductions for affluent who grew richer while the number of families living below the poverty line increased by one-third.




remembering Reagan

privatization

I helped the Office of Policy Development organize a two-day brainstorming conference on the subject at Wye Plantation in Maryland, where the UK experience was reviewed, possible privatization candidates assessed, and possible next steps debated. That led to creation of an interagency Privatization Working Group, which the Reason Foundation supported via a whole series of federal privatization studies (on candidates such as the Postal Service, the air traffic control system, Amtrak, and others).

Two tangible accomplishments followed from these efforts. The first was the successful privatization of Conrail, the northeastern freight railroad taken over by the federal government from the bankrupt Penn-Central. It was sold via a stock offering to investors in 1987 for $1.6 billion.

The other was the appointment of the President's Commission on Privatization in 1987.

There was more real privatization during the Clinton administration than during Reagan's terms. Under Clinton, the federal government sold off the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserves ($3.6 billion), the US Enrichment Corporation ($3.1 billion), and many billions of dollars' worth of electromagnetic spectrum, as well as the competitive contracting of more than a hundred airport control towers and numerous military base functions.

Reagan's Privatization Commission paved the way for the subsequent efforts by Clinton and Gore, having made privatization ideas respectable enough to be considered by National Performance Review of Al Gore and the National Economic Council and Office of Management & Budget of the White House.

Ronald Reagan changed the nature of the debate over the size and scope of the federal government.

It remains the job of our generation to privatize many more assets and business enterprises of our overgrown federal government." - Robert W. Poole Jr., director of transportation studies and founder of the Reason Foundation, August 1, 2004

"Our efforts at The Hamilton Securities Group to help HUD achieve maximum return on the sale of its defaulted mortgage assets coincided with a widespread process of "privatization" in which assets were, in fact, being transferred out of governments worldwide at significantly below market value in a manner providing extraordinary windfall profits, capital gains and financial equity to private corporations and investors. This is why I now refer to privatization as "piratization."" - Catherine Austin Fitts

As Ronald Reagan's second term began concerns about the mounting budget deficit led to greater interest in the possibility of a federal privatization effort along the lines of Thatcher's, the idea being to sell billions of dollars' worth of federal assets and enterprises to investors, using the proceeds to pay down the national debt.

Ronald Reagan's zeal for deregulation of industry caused the savings and loan debacle, which left middle class taxpayers holding the bag for $200 billion in losses while the soulless apostate bankers bought assets for pennies on the dollar.

"Ronald Reagan persuaded Americans to believe in themselves and in an imagined past, telling us we were better than other people, God's chosen, citizens of a shining city on a hill. Simply speaking and speaking simply, Ronald Reagan had a gift for turning issues into emotions. In reality, he dumbed down America, persuading us to suspend belief by combining fact and fiction, persuading us to make politics and governance just another subsidiary of his old business - entertainment." - Richard Reeves

"A more factual synopsis of the Reagan presidency might read like this: Reagan was a transformative figure in American history, but his real revolution was one of public-relations-meets-politics and not one of policy.

His 1981 tax cut was followed quickly by tax hikes that you rarely hear about, and Reagan's real lasting achievement on that front was slashing marginal rates for the wealthy - even as rising payroll taxes socked the working class. Reagan expanded the federal payroll, added a new cabinet post, and created a huge debt that ultimately tripped up his handpicked successor, George H.W. Bush - who controlled the "President" during most of Reagan's term in office..

What Reagan did shrink was government regulation and oversight - linked to a series of unfortunate events from the savings-and-loan crisis of the late 1980s to the sub-prime mortgage crisis of the late 2000s.

This nation has never seen the kind of bold, crudely calculated and ideologically driven legend-manufacturing as has taken place with Ronald Reagan." - Will Bunch 01/028/09



reagan brain damage

"The most reliable scientific sources say permanent brain damage
is one of the inevitable results of the use of marijuana
."
Ronald Reagan



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