Gulag Night: Cliff Kincaid on Leon Panetta, Documented Communist Collaborator

From: Gulag Bound

Cliff KincaidGulag Night – Monday, June 20, 10pm ET

Guest: Cliff Kincaid for one hour that exposes Leon Panetta.
(Stream or call 310-807-5060. Edit: you may stream the archive now)

Track the work of Cliff Kincaid and Trevor Loudon at GulagBound.com, which reveals evidence that CIA Director and prospective Secretary of Defense is a communist collaborator, no cute figure of speech meant.

See Gulag Bound articles tagged “Leon Panetta” for published and further entries.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) late afternoon, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on his confirmation.  You may call your senators at (202) 224-3121 or visit this page.  Please tell them to vote “no” and demand a Congressional investigation — and remind them we know about Panetta even if they do not.

America’s leading investigative reporter on the ever developing Marxist movement in America, Mr. Kincaid runs the America’s Survival site and is Director of Investigative Journalism for Accuracy in Media (AIM).

Edit: We were joined by leading dissident, investigative journalists of Gulag America, James Simpson and AJ.  The conversation was highly revelatory and enlightening. And America is in deep, deep trouble.

Hosts: Arlen Williams & Tallulah Starr


Final Hour Appeal: Let Senators Know We Know About Panetta

From: Gulag Bound

Communist spy fed key information by Leon Panetta, Hugh DeLacy.

Dear Friend of America’s Survival:

The full Senate votes today on Leon Panetta to be Secretary of Defense. Please call your Senators at 202-224-3121 to oppose the Panetta nomination.

Former FBI agent Max Noel once told me that the Bureau used to investigate candidates for federal employment by analyzing Character, Associates, Reputation, and Loyalty to the United States. The first letters in those words make up the acronym CARL.

By the standard of “A” — Associates, Panetta flunks. One of Panetta’s long-time associates and close friends was Communist Party member Hugh DeLacy. Panetta should be forced to explain this association.

I have an ad in today’s Washington Times on the Panetta problem.

PANETTA VS. REAGAN.See our Washington Times print ad here (June 21, 2011) warning that Leon Panetta is the Anti-Reagan. A vote for Panetta as Secretary of Defense represents the trashing of the Reagan legacy. [PDF]

We have also recorded a special TV update on the Panetta scandal, with a word about our June 28 conference:

America’s Survival, Inc. Television: ASI President Cliff Kincaid delivers important update on Leon Panetta scandal and nomination as Secretary of Defense. Details also here on ASI June 28, 2011 Washington, D.C. conference. MAKE PLANS NOW TO ATTEND.

We have also posted Wes Vernon’s important article:

Veteran Journalist Wes Vernon confirms SecDef Nominee Leon Panetta as Major Security risk:
Top spy points finger at Panetta friend

Please pray for our country. And act quickly to save it!

For America’s Survival,

Cliff Kincaid, President


Kazakhstan’s Uranium Industry Could Lose Its Luster

By: Dr. John C.K. Daly for OilPrice.com. For more information on oil prices and other commodity related topics please visit www.oilprice.com.

What a difference a year and a tsunami make.

Western investors have been salivating over the post-Soviet space’s energy riches since the 1991 collapse of communism. While focusing on the Caspian’s hydrocarbon reserves other mineralogical riches awaited development as well, none more so than Kazakhstan’s vast uranium deposits.

Given an investor-friendly government in Astana, the country’s uranium deposits seemed to be the Next Big Thing, an attitude encouraged by the government of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Kazakhstan contains the world’s second-largest uranium reserves, estimated at 1.5 million tons. Until 2009 Kazakhstan was the world’s No. 3 uranium miner, exceeded only by Australia and Canada; the three countries account for more than half of global uranium production.

A mere five years ago Kazakhstan produced 5,279 tons of uranium, 21 percent more than in 2005.

Even better, local markets seemed assured in the form of Asia’s rising economic powerhouses China and India. China’s Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense in its 11th Five-Year Plan for the Nuclear Industry said China intended to produce 40 gigawatts of nuclear power electrical generating capacity by 2020. Even though nuclear power currently accounts for just 1.4 percent of China’s electrical power generation, China’s planned nuclear power reactors were estimated to need 44 million pounds of uranium annually, as more than 16 provinces, regions and municipalities announced intentions to build NPPS, bringing the country’s total of 77 planned and proposed new reactors.

Similarly India, where nuclear power currently accounts for a paltry 3-4 percent of the country’s power needs; India has 19 planned and proposed nuclear power reactors, announced similar development plans.

Seeking to feed its neighbor’s ambitions, in February 2009 Kazakh Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Sauat Mynbayev announced to the Mazhilis parliamentary chamber that Kazakhstan’s state-owned nuclear company Kazatomprom intended to boost uranium production by 40 percent in 2009 to 11,900 tons compared to 2008’s output of 8,512 tons, with two new mines, Khorasan-1 and Khorasan-2 coming online. In contract, in 1997, six years after independence, 1997 Kazakhstan produced a mere 795 tons of the silvery metal.

The only snag in this rosy picture was that uranium, unlike other energy commodities in the global market, is not traded freely. Currently about 15 percent of uranium is sold via the spot market while long-term contract pricing accounts for the remaining 85 percent, which benefits consumers as it locks in long-term prices to the detriment of producers. It is a situation that the Kazakh government expressed interest in changing, in September 2008 floating the idea of establishing what to all intents and purposes would be an international uranium commodity market.

In December 2009 Kazatomprom announced it had passed Canada and Australia to become the largest miner of uranium in the world, increasing the country’s 2009 uranium production by 63 percent to 13,900 tons, roughly 30 percent of the world’s output. In 2010 Kazakhstan increased its uranium output to 17,803 tons a 27% increase over its 2009.

Ever optimistic, Kazakhstan has put a brave face on its uranium mining industry in the wake of the Fukushima tragedy.

Speaking at the Minex conference in Astana on 5-7April, Kazatomprom president Vladimir Shkol’nik downplayed the impact of the Fukushima crisis, stating that it would not greatly influence the Kazakh state atomic company’s plans.

Immediately after the Fukushima disaster the uranium spot price tanked from over $70 per pound to just $49 per pound but has since recovered rebounding to over $60, well above 2009’s average price.

For all of Astana’s bravado, the long-term consequences of Fukushima’s impact remain unclear. Germany and Switzerland have both announced plans to shutter their nuclear plants, while Italian voters earlier this month overwhelmingly rejected a referendum to restart the country’s nuclear program. While currently abandonment of nuclear power remains an option limited to affluent countries, one more cataclysm may nail the coffin lid of the nuclear power industry shut for good.

And that news may be coming from the United States, birthplace of the nuclear era and currently home to 104 NPPs. On 7 June, a fire at Nebraska’s Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant knocked out the cooling process for spent nuclear fuel rods for 90 minutes. The NPP, adjacent to the still-flooding Missouri River, is close to the capital Omaha and has been closed since April for refueling. According to local NBC affiliate WOWT, “The Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Facility is an island right now but it is one that authorities say is going to stay dry. They say they have a number of redundant features to protect the facility from flood waters that include the aqua dam, earthen berms and sandbags.” A spokesman for Omaha Public Power District says the plant is at a “notification of unusual event” classification because of the flooding.

In an era of globalization, Ol’ Man River may drown Kazakhstan’s hopes for its uranium mining industry, as another nuclear debacle in the U.S. following in the wake 1979’s Three Mile Island accident will undoubtedly prove too much, even for Madison Ave.’s PR spin doctors. No NPPS have been built in the U.S. since Three Mile Island and should bad things happen at Ft. Calhoun, where the Missouri’s water’s are still rising, the global market for uranium fuel for NPPs worldwide is going to crater, beginning with the U.S.

Source: http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Kazakhstans-Uranium-Industry-Could-Lose-Its-Luster.html

By: Dr. John C.K. Daly for OilPrice.com. For more information on oil prices and other commodity related topics please visit www.oilprice.com.


Is President Obama Becoming More Reaganesque?

Curtis Patrick, Author
REAGAN: What Was He REALLY Like? Vol. 1.

That question has been asked many times lately. My personal opinion from the perspective of those of us who lived with “The Man” 24/7 for years… the answer is no!

Many in the media, along with a number of key advisors to President Obama speculate and infer that Obama somehow practices many of Reagan’s characteristics, mannerisms and principles. It simply isn’t so. Also, it isn’t possible for Obama to do so due to his lack of knowledge, experience or concentration on the principles which had driven Reagan all of his life. Whenever Reagan made a decision it was carefully thought out and planned, not only by RR, but by those around him who presented the facts upon which the decision was based. Almost a “Ben Franklin Balance Sheet” approach. Plusses on one side and minuses on the other; along with the now famous one-page “Mini-memos.” These advisors were carefully chosen from a set of guidelines away from which Reagan never strayed. Many of the team members stayed with him all the way into the White House.

We established the Special Services Unit, a division of the Governor’s Office, days after Reagan won his 1966 landslide election as Governor of California, and the Background Investigations section to examine résumés of any and all applicants and candidates for heading up the agencies and departments of government and those who were destined to fill positions in the Governor’s Cabinet. Some of these were friends, previous associates and campaign staffers. Everyone who was not previously vetted had to stand for the “test.” This special unit interfaced with the F.B.I., local law enforcement, the U.S. Secret Service, CA Highway Patrol, CA Department of Justice (The A.G.’s Office), C.I.&I. Criminal Identification & Investigation and other agencies.

Before he ever took the Oath of Office, we were instructed by RR himself and Legal Affairs / Clemency Secretary Edwin Meese III, later U.S. Attorney General, the following: “We want to fill the top positions in the agencies & departments of CA government with knowledgeable, skilled people who are experts in their field, so screen the applicants who want to become potential appointees and disqualify them from the start, if necessary; if they can’t measure up to our standards. IF they pass, only then submit their names to our screening committees.” Some of the applicants were donors to RR’s campaign. The unhappy recipient of a turndown letter might insist on going directly to the governor to plead his case. If there were mitigating circumstances that candidate produced, the screening committee might take another look, but, if the issues in that candidate’s past were involved in illegal or criminal activities, arrest or prison records – the committees and our unit moved on down the list to the next candidate in line.

We found there were plenty of skilled, knowledgeable people available who had earned honors, awards, accolades and respect in their chosen fields and professions to more than fill the positions.

Astoundingly, these practices were not at the top of President Obama’s Priority List when he began choosing his Advisors, Czars and Cabinet Members. No, there is nothing that remotely resembles RR’s practices in the choosing of his friends, colleagues, staffers, appointees and Cabinet Members. Shockingly, Obama’s list of advisors, friends, colleagues and appointees contains many of the same names who were placed on Reagan’s ‘Unacceptable” list some forty years ago. A number were actually on our list of suspects with criminal backgrounds. Members of the Weather Underground, The Weathermen, The Socialist Party of the U.S., The Communist Party of the U.S., The Black Panthers, etc. These are and were Obama’s associates. A number have or had police records! It may be trite, but certainly seems to fit: The “Birds of a Feather” theme.

The reason this is so important is that to Ronald Reagan, his rock-solid foundation consisted of a framework of principles laid down by our Founding Fathers.

It is evident that no such framework exists in the White House today.

This is just the foundation principle outlined above which shows the differences in the two presidents.

I’d be glad to set forth other specific differences in the coming days, if you wish.

Some would be seemingly the simplest, most mundane types of practices which have been woven into the fabric of America since the 1700’s. Such as American flag protocol.
Singing the correct words to our National Anthem. When to place one’s hand over the heart. How to address the leader of another nation. When, if ever, to bow to that leader. How to recognize the National Anthem of another well-known country during the Official Toast to that country’s queen and her citizens; when YOU and your five hundred or so minions are THEIR guests! How to locate an experienced White House Protocol Chief.

Other key subjects comparing Reagan with Obama would not be complete without including: The dubious operations of the present U.S. Attorney General. The plethora of untruths spewing from President Obama. False figures spewing from all manner of Special W.H. Task Forces and “officials,” etc. The main difference seems to be one of direction, and this president and his administration don’t seem to know what they’re doing.

Curtis Patrick, Author
REAGAN: What Was He REALLY Like? Vol. 1.


Michael Moore Film Maker and Heart Reader Says its Cool When Obama Ignores Lawyers to Start a War

By: NakedEmperorNews

Wow! The spin never ends. Evil Bush per Moore – but saintly Obama is violating the War Powers Act and the Constitution because he is trying to help the helpless. Horse crap… Obama is flexing his muscles as a fledgling dictator and his minions are groveling and providing cover for him to do so.