News Release About Book Launches Early Tuesday Morning

The Clapper Memo

Early Tuesday morning, members of the nation’s news media will receive copies of a news release about my recently-released second nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO. Below are details excerpted from an expanded version of that release:

THE CLAPPER MEMO Connects Top Intelligence Official to Flawed Vetting Process in Afghanistan, Receives High-Profile Endorsements

Bob McCarty’s recently-released book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, connects James R. Clapper Jr. to hundreds of casualties spawned by a flawed vetting process in Afghanistan, receives high-profile endorsements.

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Bob McCarty’s latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, received several high-profile endorsements after connecting the dots between actions taken by James R. Clapper Jr. and the flawed vetting process that has resulted in hundreds of “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider Attack” casualties in Afghanistan:

• “THE CLAPPER MEMO by Bob McCarty gives the reader an in-depth look into the dirty little secrets of politics and greed triumphing over safety and security for our fighting men and women as well as the average American citizen.” – BILLY and KAREN VAUGHN, parents of U.S. Navy SEAL Aaron Carson Vaughn, a member of SEAL Team Six who lost his life along with 29 other Americans when their helicopter, call sign “Extortion 17,” was shot down in Afghanistan Aug. 6, 2011. Learn more about their endorsement here.

•• “Bob McCarty has uncovered a high-tech ‘turf war’ pitting those who want the best for our troops against others who seem to be focused on their own self-interests. Sadly, it seems the wrong people are winning this war. I highly recommend THE CLAPPER MEMO.” — MAJ. GEN. PAUL VALLELY (U.S. Army, Ret.), former deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific and co-author with Billy Vaughn of the upcoming book, BETRAYED: Exposing the High Cost of the War on Terror. Learn more about his endorsement here.

••• “Bob McCarty’s book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, represents perhaps the most thorough investigative reporting I have encountered in years. I direct the attention of the so-called major media to it. This is how it’s done!” — DAVID P. SCHIPPERS, Chief Investigative Counsel during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and co-author of the book, SELLOUT: The Inside Story of President Clinton’s Impeachment. Learn more about his endorsement here.

•••• “An unconscionable cover-up.” — CAPT. LARRY W. BAILEY (U.S. Navy SEALs, Ret.), former commander of the U.S. Navy SEALs Training Program and co-founder of Special Operations Speaks, a veterans group dedicated, among other things, to restoring trust and confidence in government. Learn more about his endorsement here.

If you think the American public needs to know details about THE CLAPPER MEMO and the findings of my four-year investigation that spawned the endorsements above, please point members of the news media as well as bloggers and citizen journalists to this page and ask them to contact me via email: bobmccartywrites (at) gmail (dot) com.

And one more thing: Please buy a copy of the book, ebook or paperback, for yourself and/or for a friend. Thanks in advance!

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO. To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.


A Bit More Clarity

Arlene from Israel

There is bad news, my friends, and good news. I am going to start with the bad because it is imperative that it be noted. I don’t want to leave this to the end of my posting:

There are reports — as yet unconfirmed by the Obama administration or Kerry specifically — that Martin Indyk will be playing a “key role” in Israeli-Palestinian Arab negotiations.

Credit: MSNBC

And THAT is very bad news.

Today’s JPost alluded to a tweet he put out:

“So Kerry did it. By George he did it! Negotiations will resume forthwith. Now watch the naysayers declare there’ll never be an agreement.”


One gets the sense of what this man is like from these few words. His political view lacks reality. There is not a scintilla of humility regarding the difficulties of achieving peace or the huge gaps between the parties that would need to be bridged. No subtlety — just “charge forward” arrogance. An arrogance that would be/has been the underpinning for pressure on Israel without compunction.


Elsewhere in the JPost today, I read reference to a comment made by Dennis Ross, who had been Clinton’s special envoy to the Middle East, and had observed that Arafat said “no” at Camp David, “because fundamentally I do not believe he can end the conflict. We had one critical clause in this agreement, and that clause was, this is the end of the conflict. Everything he has done as leader of the Palestinians is to always leave his options open…For him to end the conflict was to end himself.”


The point of the author of this article was that Abbas may be like Arafat, and indeed this is most probably the case. But I would make a different point here. Dennis Ross, as that special envoy years ago, put enormous pressure on Israel to make concessions. Once Ross left his position and began to write about how he had seen Arafat as someone who would never make peace, he earned my eternal enmity. To serve his goal — making his boss happy, advancing his own career, whatever it was — he was ready to pressure Israel into untenable positions.

And I firmly believe that Martin Indyk is cut from precisely the same cloth. This spells Danger, with a capital “D.” Indyk’s goal would be pleasing Kerry and Obama, showing the world that an “agreement” is possible. (This is clear from that tweet.) Israel’s rights? Israel’s security? Mere trifling matters.


Actually, it’s even worse than this. Indyk has espoused positions that are antithetical to Israel’s legitimate interests and rights for several years now:

At a Hebrew University lecture in 2004, he said:

“Israel has to realize that it will need to make territorial…concessions and turn into a city-state: one large city from the north to the south, with a big park in the north and one in the south.”



That same year, as reported by the JPost, Indyk said:

“If you want peace with Syria you have to give them back the Golan Heights.

“If you do not want peace with Syria keep the Golan Heights, but do not expect to have peace with Syria and do not expect them to sit quietly and do nothing and not support Hezbollah…

“Don’t expect them to simply accept it, because you wouldn’t if you were them…It doesn’t belong to Israel, it belongs to Syria.”



And more:

When he had just assumed his position as head of the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution (also in 2004 — a busy year for him), he “conducted a campaign to dispatch U.S. troops to intervene in the Middle East conflict. Indyk has gone so far as to say that the U.S. should sent troops or create a protectorate over the West Bank and Gaza.”


Protectorate? To protect the poor Palestinian Arabs from Israel, of course.


I could go on, and on. But I’ll end with a mention of the fact that Indyk has strong connections to the New Israel Fund.


We do not know if there will really be peace negotiations (and I address this below). But this is no time to take chances. A pro-active response is essential NOW, before there is a chance for negotiations to begin. And this falls to American citizens.

Please, without delay, contact your elected members in Congress and protest that Indyk cannot be an honest broker — a neutral mediator — in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. His appointment as a negotiator in the Israel-PA talks would put Israel at an unfair disadvantage.

For your Congresspersons:


For your Senators:



I will tell you here what I always say: Numbers count. Your doing this matters. And it will be helpful if you share this broadly and ask others to also act.

Communication should be polite but firm. No speeches, no long histories. A few simple facts and an expression of deep concern about the current situation.


In addition to your own elected representatives, messages, where possible, to the following are also important:

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Phone: (202) 225-5021
Fax: (202) 226-7269

Ed Royce, Committee Chair

Phone: (202) 225-4111
Fax: (202) 226-0335

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chair, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Africa

Phone: (202) 225-3931
Fax: (202) 225-5620

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Robert Mendez, Chair

Phone: (202) 224-4651
Fax: (202) 228-3612


And to spread the word further — letters to the editor, op-eds, talk-backs on websites, call-ins to radio talk shows. This may be the first of many battles that will need to be fought in the coming weeks and months.

If you are serious in your concern for Israel, please participate to the maximum.


And now as to the reasons why there may be no negotiations:

Almost immediately after I had posted yesterday, a number of articles showed up on the Internet that seem to confirm the direction I had already taken tentatively.

According to Elhanan Miller, writing in Times of Israel (emphasis added):

“The Palestinian leadership has not yet decided to return to negotiations with Israel and will only do so if its basic demands are met…

“Yasser Abed Rabbo, one of only two Palestinian officials authorized to comment on the negotiations with Israel (along with PA presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh), told Palestinian radio that the PA leadership was currently engaged in dialogue with the American administration, and would only announce the resumption of negotiations depending on the outcome of those talks.

“A number of issues were still pending for talks between Israelis and Palestinians in Washington later in the week, during which a framework for negotiations would be created, he added.

“Abed Rabbo’s comments, which directly contradict Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement Friday of Israeli and Palestinian agreement to resume talks, reflected an atmosphere of deep Palestinian skepticism regarding the prospect of negotiations with Israel. An op-ed Sunday in the official Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam dubbed US Secretary of State John Kerry ‘a master of self-deception’ claiming that both sides agreed to meet in Washington only to please the American official, knowing that nothing of substance would come of the talks.”



That Al-Ayyam op-ed seems to confirm that my source, who had said yesterday that everyone realized Kerry was an idiot, knew what he was speaking about. (Please forgive me, that I have cited this a couple of times now. It gives me a certain perverse pleasure to be able to remain professionally above the fray and quote someone else on Kerry’s capabilities.)

This also seems to confirm the observation — made by Danny Dayan and others — that all that was going to happen in Washington was “talk about talking.” Not negotiations.

It does appear that — for all of Kerry’s fancy footwork in trying to reassure the PA without having guarantees from Netanyahu — in the end nothing but a commitment from Israeli officials will do for Abbas. That is precisely what he has been saying for some time now. Kerry just wasn’t listening, or thought he could dance around this.


We see this reflected in yet another article — “Resumption of Peace Talks Not Assured” by Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh (emphasis added):

“Disagreements that blocked Israeli-Palestinian negotiations for the past five years have not been fully resolved, despite US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent announcement of progress, and there’s no clear path to a resumption of talks.

“Palestinian officials said Sunday their key demand remains: Ahead of any talks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must accept Israel’s pre-1967 frontier as the starting point for drawing the border of a future state of Palestine. They say Kerry’s renewed endorsement of that frontier as a baseline in closed-door talks is not enough, and that they need to hear from Netanyahu.

“It’s not clear if this amounts to last-minute maneuvering or if the Palestinians will walk away if Netanyahu refuses to accept that formula, as he has done repeatedly. On Sunday, Netanyahu’s right-wing allies were adamant that Israel would not budge, and Netanyahu appeared to be trying to lower expectations about any future negotiations…

…two Palestinian officials and two senior PLO figures — speaking on condition of anonymity because they wanted to avoid running afoul of Abbas’s edict [not to talk] — said a resumption of talks is not a done deal. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to meet in Washington in coming days or weeks, but they’ll have to hold more talks about the talks, just as Kerry did in six shuttle missions this year because gaps remain, the Palestinian officials said.”



I laughed when I read in the above article that Abbas “is skeptical of Netanyahu’s willingness to negotiate in good faith.” For he is totally devoid of good faith in diplomatic relations. An easy out for him: “Me? I want so much to move ahead. And I would proceed, but hesitate to do so because of my doubts about the other side. Sorry.”

Fact is, however, that here we face reality. What Abbas is demanding of Israel is something he knows that Israel will not and cannot concede to. That’s not “lack of good faith” on Israel’s part, but rather taking an appropriate stand. As Abbas cannot and will not demand less, there’s nothing to talk about. Negotiations between the parties that have a real prospect of succeeding are impossible.

Avigdor Lieberman (chair, Yisrael Beitenu and head of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee) has it right when he says it’s time to admit that there is no solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. It can only be managed, and it’s important to do that.

He believes that negotiations — conducted in a spirit of reality, not illusion — can be helpful in managing the conflict.



And today we have more of the same from an ever-widening circle of media sources. The lead paragraph in the main story on the front page of the JPost this morning read:

“Two days after US Secretary of State John Kerry, standing alone in Amman [with neither representatives of Israel nor of the PA joining him], announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks, Palestinian Authority officials began again raising preconditions for the talks. Meanwhile, Israeli officials continue to insist Jerusalem made no commitments regarding the 1967 lines or a settlement freeze.”


At the Cabinet meeting yesterday, Netanyahu declared that the Palestinian Arabs would have to make concessions during negotiations to ensure Israel’s security and protect her vital interests.


I could go on, quoting Reuters, for example, which has now added this piece of information:

“…In another setback to the negotiators’ meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu planned first to seek cabinet-level approval for the prospective new talks, which were announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday.”



So much for Indyk’s “By George he did it!” Not quite.

So precisely what has been going on? All the astonishment, the hullabaloo, the rush of anxiety. I kept wondering in the beginning what I was missing. What was it Kerry did to get Abbas to agree to come to the table? Did he possess some sort of magic?

Herb Keinon (“Wanting it more than the parties themselves,” cited above), has it right:

Keinon cites Obama, who said: “The United States will put our full weight behind this effort…We will support those who make difficult choices in pursuit of peace. But let me be very clear. Ultimately the United States cannot impose a solution, and we cannot want it more than the parties themselves.”

This, writes Keinon, “ran like a motif through both the Clinton and Bush administrations: the idea that — try as it may — the US can’t want a peace deal more than the parties.

“US Secretary of State John Kerry, apparently, does not believe this. Here is a man who will not take no for an answer.



Kerry has made countless trips to the Middle East. He has undoubtedly wheedled and cajoled and threatened and bribed. Who knows what else. Because he was convinced that he saw light at the end of the tunnel and that with enough energy he could make it happen.

At last, the parties said, “All right! All right! Enough already. We’ll come to Washington and have talks about the talks.”

And Kerry jumped the gun and announced this with a tone that suggested a great deal more had been achieved. We shouldn’t be surprised, then, that it all began to unravel very quickly.


I would never say — given Kerry’s persistence — that it is certain that there will be no negotiations. Unlikely, but who knows. What I can say with certainty is that Kerry’s way of going about it will not yield success, even if the parties should, briefly, sit together at the table.


I do believe that John Kerry is potentially a dangerous man. Because he is not in touch with reality, but persists in attempting to mold facts to fit his image of what should be.

And it should come as no surprise to us that he would choose another dangerous man — Martin Indyk, who is of like mind — to work with him on the “negotiations.”

It will not be time to breath easy until the Washington meeting has been cancelled, or until it has been held without resulting in an agreement to negotiate.


Observations of The Loony Bin

By: Trapper Pettit

The New Normal

As you know, it’s rare that I attempt to write a current commentary. Well today’s your lucky day.

I have come to the conclusion that with all of the well intentions on both sides of the political spectrum, that trying to get something accomplished, to enlighten the idiots by blogging, is difficult at best. Why? No one that truly needs the information… reads.

So in an effort to shake the feeling, for lack of better words, deep concern, I turned on the TV this morning. A Big Mistake.

Fox News is covering the ‘Second Coming’. In case you are interested, it’s happening in England. No comment.

Joe Scarborough thinks the President’s remarks on Friday were well timed and sufficiently targeted. I’m thinking crack was involved with the statement. Oh, wait a minute — I did learn one thing a few minutes later in the show. The new buzz word by the left for a government bailout of Detroit is not ‘bailout’ per se, but ‘investments’ for the people. More crack? A question or two did pop in my mind about Sunset Joe: “How long can one man survive relying on “has-been laurels?” And, what type of person watches this self-proclaimed ‘Republican Conservative’ spout his pompous dribble that’s anything but conservative? Could it be Mika’s cleavage that’s the draw and not Sunset Joe’s vast knowledge and political prowess? Just a wild guess.

With another flick of the remote, I managed to catch Howard Dean’s act speaking on CNBC. The little weasel was dead off target when he somehow managed to avoid a direct question that was posed. The question posed was something like, “Is it wrong that the unions in Detroit that contributed to the politicians, who made then make promises to their constituency, then negotiated the contracts back with the unions for whatever, could have resulted in billions of unfunded liabilities, that possibly bankrupted the city?” He did the avoidance trick by using the old standby, “It’s Bush’s fault.” I’d never heard that before.

I will not comment on what Imus said about the Pope. The I-man should take up crack… it would be an improvement.

After seven minutes, I cut the TV off and decided to check on the financials via the Internet.

The first article I read was how Jack Lew, our illustrious Secretary of the Treasury, was in Greece this weekend. He was demanding that the Greeks keep on the current path of financial reform. He stated in unequivocal terms, and I’m paraphrasing, how it is imperative for the country to continue to work hard and get its debt under control because it’s the prudent and smart thing to do. Hello Jack… anyone home tending the farm?

It did make me wonder when Scarborough was going to schedule an interview with this genius. Two crack heads make a right… right? Or is that wrong?

Anyway, after several more clicks, a few more articles and a bunch of charts, I didn’t learn anything new. This week’s government revenue to spending chart is the same as the last several weeks. They all equated to more spending than revenues, and they are off the charts. Most equated the fact that Detroit is just the harbinger of our Christmas Future. I wonder if Mr. Lew recorded his weekend proclamation, or does he live off of a teleprompter like his boss?

Speaking of Mr. Teleprompter, I did run across some good news. Obama is going to lay out his economic vision for the future over the next several weeks. I wonder if it’s the same as last year’s apparition? He tends to have these vision quests right before he heads to the Hamptons. They are inspiring.

Truthfully, I’m not really inspired. I remember thinking that when the election results came in, back on that fateful day in November (after the shock and awe subsided) that we as a Republic had a twenty percent chance of surviving the next four years with Mr. Vision’s warped vision. I now know that my twenty percent calculations were overly optimistic, and yet, somewhere deep down there is still a glimmer of hope. Call me the Glimmer Man.

Anyhow, I’m sorry for this little sidebar Terresa. I just needed to get some of it out of the system. With all that the supposed good guys could do, like maybe pin some true American’s deaths on the bad guys… that would be a good start. Do they even remember Benghazi or Fast and Furious? Maybe take a little time and defund the IRS? Or, maybe even talk about going back on the Gold Standard before the Chinese beat us to the punch? But no, no, no, sidetracked again by the smoke and mirror masters with Trayvon Martin and the white man’s crimes against the universe. I’m telling you… it truly sucks.

Hey T, thanks. I feel a whole lot better. I think it’s time to get back to work and figure out how to survive the upcoming events. It’s not going to be long now. Later little lady and remember… keep the faith.


Now, that’s hot!

Beck struts his towel – oh, the hotness! 🙂

Beck’s Tweet:

Okay 49 isn’t 70. But still – check out my bathroom towel pic! Sorry ladies I just can’t turn this off! pic.twitter.com/p7n0gnPV9n

And now for the eye-gouging creepy, ickiness of Geraldo Rivera:

Read more at Glenn Beck.

My eyes burn! Some things can never be unseen. Just sayin’. Does Rivera have any brain cells left? His self-love is touching (on his own personal basis if you know what I mean). Here’s to Geraldo’s selfie:

At least he made Greg Gutfeld’s weekend. 😉


Debt Ceiling quietly raised $51 billion with no vote


Does the number $16.7 trillion ring a bell? It’s the debt ceiling. It’s the line in the sand that must not be crossed. And to protect that line we have a Republican Congress. But that line has been crossed and not a peep out of Congress or the major news media. Obama’s unelected bureaucrat, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, just unilaterally hiked the national debt of the United States another $51 billion dollars. And how did he do it? Simple. He just did it. No Senate. No Congress. No problem. He simply called it a “standard set of extraordinary measures” that allows him continually raise the debt ceiling at will and borrow our way into oblivion. If there is a single conservative Congressmen left in our Republic, will he please stand up?


How Obama Truly Was Like Trayvon Martin

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

The Huffington Post has perfected the smear technique of expressing shock and anger at things that conservatives say which make complete sense and are factually based. “Hannity’s Awful Reaction To Obama’s Trayvon Martin Comments” was the headline over Fox News host Sean Hannity’s reaction to President Obama comparing himself to Trayvon Martin. Hannity said he wasn’t sure how to interpret Obama’s remarks because “he was part of the Choom Gang and he smoked pot and he did a little blow” and “we know that Trayvon had been smoking pot that night.”

Obama, of course, was not deliberately comparing himself to Martin because of their common interest in smoking dope. But the comparison by Hannity was not unreasonable, since Obama was in fact a heavy dope smoker, a member of what his biographer David Maraniss called the Choom Gang, and Martin was smoking dope before he was killed by George Zimmerman following a violent confrontation. Obama had also admitted doing cocaine, or “blow.”

It was an opportunity for Obama to say something important, such as that young blacks should avoid the drugs that got Martin into trouble, and that black parents should strive to keep their children out of trouble. Instead, Obama harped on racism.

The alleged “awful reaction” of Hannity would only be awful if Hannity had said something about Obama and Martin that was not true. But it is true and worthy of comment because of the effect that marijuana may have had on Martin the night he was killed. The subject came up during the Zimmerman trial.

The influence of marijuana in the Martin-Zimmerman confrontation has taken on more significance in the wake of the exchange that CNN’s Piers Morgan had with Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel:

Morgan: What about drugs?

Jeantel: Drugs. OK, weed, marijuana. In my area, we say weed. My area, we—for Trayvon, I can explain one thing, weed don’t do make him go crazy, it just make him go hungry.

Morgan: But he did—


Jeantel: Like it’s the best thing I can say. It made him hungry.

Morgan: Did he take a lot of weed?

Jeantel: No.

Morgan: How much would you say?

Jeantel: Like twice a week.

Morgan: Twice a week?

Jeantel: Yes.

Morgan: Is that normal for teenagers in your community?

Jeantel: Yes. Real normal.

Writing in The New York Times on July 11 under the headline, “Reefer Madness, an Unfortunate Redux,” a professor named Carl L. Hart ridiculed the idea that Trayvon Martin was aggressive and paranoid from smoking marijuana, and that his marijuana use led him to attack George Zimmerman. Hart, an associate professor of psychology at Columbia University, claimed there wasn’t enough dope in Martin’s system to affect his behavior.

But marijuana can have lasting effects on the brain, depending on how much he had been smoking and for how long. During the trial, Shiping Bao, the medical examiner who autopsied Trayvon Martin, testified that marijuana “could have” altered Martin’s mind and body the night he died.

A pro-marijuana website site, “The Weedblog,” also ridiculed “the pot made him do it” line of attack on Martin. But one writer responded, “How many times does weed have to be in someone’s system and end in a violent situation for people to start paying attention? This isn’t about ‘reefer madness,’ this is about the paranoid delusions, which are a VERY real side-effect of marijuana use, that lead to violence. Weed advocates need to STOP ignoring these truths and trying to bar evidence from a trial in which a man could spend life in prison for self-defense. I’m sure if Zimmerman had been the one with weed in his system people would be blowing it up all over the place, but because the stoned aggressor ended up a ‘victim’ they want to ignore it? Pathetic!”

According to his exchange with Jeantel, Martin thought Zimmerman was a “creepy ass cracka” and possibly a rapist. Rush Limbaugh commented that this constituted a potential hate crime on the part of Martin, when the additional point has to be made that marijuana’s long-term effect on the brain may have been a factor in Martin attacking Zimmerman.

Morgan asked Jeantel in the CNN interview: “And he was freaked out by it?”

She replied, “Yes. Definitely after I say may be a rapist, for every boy, for every man, every—who’s not that kind of way, seeing a grown man following them, would they be creep out? So you have to take it—as a parent, when you tell your child, when you see a grown person following you, run away, and all that.”

If Martin had a paranoid delusion that led him to believe Zimmerman was a rapist, that could have led him to violently confront Zimmerman.

Calvina Fay, the executive director of Drug Free America Foundation, told AIM, “It is very sad and alarming to know that smoking pot is ‘normal’ for most teenagers in Ms. Jeantel’s community. Research has solidly shown that marijuana use impedes the development of the young brain and has been linked with significant drops in IQ as well as mental illness. Our kids today have far too many challenges in life without the impediment of marijuana and other drugs. It is time for America to wake up to the tragedy and do all that can be done to protect our children from the dope pushers.”

But Obama has not addressed this problem.

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected].


Trevor Loudon, Fall US Tour, Revised Schedule, First 5 States

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal


New Zealand writer/blogger/researcher Trevor Loudon will be touring the United States with his new book “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress,” mid-August to mid-November 2013.

Below are revised dates for the first month: with confirmed events so far in Washington, D.C., Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Texas.

Venue and contact details will be added in the next update in a few days.

  • Tuesday August 20, America’s Survival, National Press Club, Washington DC.
  • Wednesday August 21, Northern Virginia event. Details TBC.
  • Thursday August 22, Private event Maryland.
  • Friday August 23, Richmond Virginia event. Details TBC.
  • Saturday August 24, Travel, Myrtle Beach event. Details TBC
  • Sunday August 25, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina event. Details TBC.
  • Monday August 26, Private event, South Carolina. Details TBC.
  • Tuesday August 27, Columbia, South Carolina event. Details TBC.
  • Wednesday August 28, Aiken, South Carolina, Aiken Tea Party.
  • Thursday August 29, Travel.
  • Friday August 30, Orlando, Florida, Right Online Conference.
  • Saturday August 31, Orlando, Florida, Right Online Conference.
  • Sunday September 1, R&R.
  • Monday September 2, R&R.
  • Tuesday, September 3, Brevard 912, Florida event. Details TBC.
  • Wednesday, September 4, Altamonte Springs, Florida event. Eastern Orlando Tea Party.
  • Thursday, September 5, Martin County, Florida. Port St. Lucie 912/Tea Party.
  • Friday, September 6, Palm Beach, Florida. Details TBC..
  • Saturday, September 7, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Fort Lauderdale Tea Party.
  • Sunday, September 8, Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota Patriots.
  • Monday, September 9, The Villages, Florida event. Tri-County Tea Party.
  • Tuesday, September 10, Gainesville, Florida event. Gainseville Tea Party.
  • Wednesday, September 11, Perry, Florida event. Taylor County Tea Party.
  • Thursday, September 12, Jacksonville, Florida. Details TBC,
  • Friday, September 13, Jacksonville, Florida. Details TBC.
  • Saturday, September 14, Jacksonville, Florida. Details TBC.
  • Sunday, September 15, R&R.
  • Monday, September 16, Atlanta. Georgia, Details TBC.
  • Tuesday, September 17, Atlanta. Georgia, Details TBC.
  • Wednesday, September 18. Travel.
  • Thursday, September 18, Dallas, Texas. Details TBC.
  • Friday, September 19, Kaufman, Texas. Details TBC.
  • Saturday, September 20, Sugar Land, Texas. Details TBC.
  • Sunday, September 21, The Woodlands, Texas. Details TBC.
  • Monday, September 22, New Braunfels, Texas. Details TBC.
  • Tuesday, September 21, San Antonio, Texas. Details TBC.

Contact details and venues will be advertized closer to the time of appearance.

Trevor is often free during the day, so if you’d like him to speak to a breakfast, lunch or university group, please email Trevor’s agent Regina Thomson here.

We also have events planned for Oklahoma, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, maybe Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Tennessee this trip.


In 2014, Trevor plans to be back twice more. Please also direct inquiries about his 2014 speaking engagements to Regina.

The Enemies Within will be released officially August 20, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

However, if you are a U.S. resident, you can receive one of the very first copies hot off the press by pre-ordering through the button below.

“Trevor Loudon does the job that few in the media ever attempt” – Glenn Beck


Walmart Sues Texas Communist – Will His Democrat Friends Come to His Aid?

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Walmart is suing well known Texas communist Gene Lantz.


Recently, Walmart served papers on Gene Lantz, a retired Texas union activist, the United Food and Commercial Workers, pro-union Walmart staff support group OUR Walmart and Jobs with Justice, for civil trespassing for crossing their parking lots.

Walmart wants the groups to be permanently restrained from trespassing on Walmart property in Texas for unlawful activities. Since March, five similar lawsuits have been filed by Walmart in other states.

Gene Lantz has also been making videos of public officials supporting Walmart workers and posting them on YouTube.

Houston based Lantz has been a fixture in the Texas left for decades. First with the Socialist Workers Party and the last 10 years or so, with the Communist Party USA. He was the founder of North Texas Jobs with Justice and President of the local affiliate of Alliance of Retired Americans – a union sponsored, leftist controlled grouping.

As with many Communist Party members, Lantz is involved with the Democratic Party and has cultivated close ties to many leading Houston area Democrats.

New Democratic Rep. for Texas’ 3rd District, Marc Veasey, calls Gene Lantz his “friend.” Veasey is known as a “progressive” and is a new member of the far left Congressional Black Caucus.

Gene Lantz, Marc Veasey, Elaine Lantz, and Leah Witherspoon, Feb. 20, 2013

Gene Lantz, Marc Veasey, Elaine Lantz, and Leah Witherspoon, Feb. 20, 2013

Gene Lantz is also close to local Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, who is herself close to the Communist Party and a big supporter of revolutionary Cuba.

Johnson is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the equally as radical Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Eddie Bernice Johnson, Marc Veasey, Gene Lantz, May 3, 2013,

Eddie Bernice Johnson, Marc Veasey, Gene Lantz, May 3, 2013

Gene Lantz is already mustering up union support to fight back.

It will be very interesting to see whether Reps Veasey and Johnson, or other leading Democrats, throw their support behind comrade Lantz.

Maybe even President Barack Obama will weigh in. After all the Communist Party does regard him as a “friend.” A comrade in need…


Chinese Leader Confirms Commitment to Communism

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal


There is a widespread delusion in the West that China is gradually abandoning communism.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Market socialism, “socialism with Chinese characteristics” has built China’s economy, military power and international prestige. However, it poses huge challenges to the Party in trying to maintain an ideological hold on the masses.

It looks like communist/Maoist ideology might be coming back in vogue, at least until the communist leaders feel more secure in their positions.

From Workers World:

The Press Trust of India reported on July 1: “Officials of the ruling Communist Party of China should shed the obsession with GDP numbers to get promotions and return to principles of Marxism, which suffered an ideological meltdown in the course of the country’s reforms, President Xi Jinping said today.”

Later Xinhua, the official press agency of China, reported on July 12: “Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the 85 million members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to work hard and serve the people wholeheartedly to ‘ensure the color of red China will never change.’”

Xi, who is also the general secretary of the CPC, made these remarks on the eve of the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the party. On July 11, he visited Xibaipo in Hebei Province, where the CPC leaders had been based from May 1948 to early 1949 as they prepared to seize power and become the ruling party of China.

Xi said, according to Xinhua, that “late Chinese leader Mao Zedong’s remarks on Party members’ work styles prior to the founding of New China in 1949 still have far-reaching ideological and historical significance.”

“At an important meeting of the CPC in March 1949,” continued Xinhua, “Mao called on the whole party to resolutely carry forward the work style of displaying modesty and prudence while guarding against conceit and impetuosity, and resolutely carry forward the style of working hard and plain living.”

“Calling China’s revolutionary history ‘the best nutrient,’ Xi said studying and recalling such history can bring ‘positive energy’ to Party members.”

Xinhua paraphrased Xi as saying “the people should be encouraged to take care of the CPC and be guided to exercise their duty of supervision.”

The Press Trust article quoted Xi as having said earlier that “the party’s cadres should be firm followers of Communist ideals, true believers of Marxism and devoted fighters for the socialism with Chinese characteristics.”

The PTI further paraphrased Xi: “A party official’s integrity will not grow with the years of service and promotion of his post but with persistent efforts to discipline himself and study Marxist classics and theories of socialism with Chinese characteristics, Xi said.”

These were not just one-time speeches. They are part of a campaign to try to restore the party’s reputation through pushing a public, ideological foundation. The campaign began back in April of 2013, as a campaign against corruption shortly after Xi took over as president. At that time it was known mainly by a slogan against “four course meals” for officials, meaning an end to extravagant banquets and other indulgences. Now it is being put in the context of Marxist ideological renewal.

The campaign has been unfolding step by step recently, with daily reports in the Chinese government press about carrying out the “mass line” and using such slogans as “from the masses to the masses.”

All 31 provincial level regions, central government organs and other people’s organizations are scheduled to convene work conferences to carry out an educational campaign, attacking undesirable work styles such as “formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance.” This is part of the anti-corruption campaign initiated by Xi.

Xi is promoting rectification of work styles by calling for “self-purification, self-perfection, self-renewal and self-progression. “

China has never abandoned communism. The communist leadership acknowledges it made a mistake in trying to go straight from feudalism to socialism by bypassing capitalism.

When the current “capitalist” stage has exhausted its advantages, socialism, then world communism will be back on the agenda.