(You must be kidding! I retract any support I may have expressed for Cruz – I thought he would defend our Constitutional rights. Cruz has hired the Chertoff Group, and others of similar ilk.)
by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
15 October 2015
(The) chairman of Cruz’s foreign policy team (is) Chad Sweet … . Sweet cofounded Chertoff Group with former Bush and Obama administration Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. (For those new to the game, Homeland Security is the direct enemy of your freedoms, which were once protected by the Constitution.) … Infogram’s biography of Chad Sweet includes …
starting as Director of the CIA, Chad Sweet went into the world of big banks — from Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley to VP with Goldman Sachs. He would then work for the Department of Homeland Security in the Bush Administration. Currently he is the Co-Founder of Chertoff Group.
… As a leader of the Chertoff Group, Sweet “advocated for expanding NSA metadata collection.” Again, this belies Ted Cruz’s public position on the NSA’s unconstitutional surveillance of Americans. … One of the principals of the Chertoff Group is General Michael Hayden, director of the NSA until 2005. (The military/industrial complex the Eisenhower warned us about has since grown and morphed into something more like a National Security and Consciousness Acquisition Complex. And there is Cruz, plugged right in.) …
Next up on the roster of Ted Cruz’s neocon inner circle is Victoria Coates. … From Infogram’s bio:
Having served as director of research for former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and as an adjunct fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Coates has a track record of supporting a neoconservative foreign policy. In 2012, she was an advisor to Rick Perry, whose campaign was in support of sending troops back into Iraq.
Surprisingly, this is just one layer of the neocon nest surrounding Ted Cruz.
Cruz’s foreign policy advisor is James Woolsey … The Infogram bio is enough evidence to convict Woolsey of being neocon to the core:
Woolsey was a national security specialist and former Director of the CIA under the Clinton administration. He heads up many Neoconservative groups including being the Chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Founding Member of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
… Woolsey has no problem putting the noose around those who act against the growth of the government. In a December 2013 interview with Fox News, Woolsey (said): “I think (Edward Snowden) … should be prosecuted for treason. If convicted by a jury of his peers, he should be hanged by his neck until he is dead.” …
Some readers familiar with the associations typical of such neocon movers and shakers might be surprised to not have read the words “Council on Foreign Relations” yet in this piece (because it is a major organ of the International Banking and Corporations Complex).
The wait is over.
Ted Cruz’s choice of Elliot Abrams … is a leader in the neocon world, and he is a leader of what is perhaps the most powerful and pernicious group in the neocon network: the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). …
He is also a member (or former member) of the Center for Security Policy, Hudson Institute, National Endowment for Democracy, and many more.
It is likely that it is because of the membership of Abrams in the CFR that George W. Bush chose him to be his deputy national security adviser for Global Democratic Strategy and that Ted Cruz has chosen to follow his advice on questions of foreign policy. (The Bush family of course has deep banking, and eastern establishment connections, and the roots of what has become the neocon agenda goes back through them at least to the start of the 20th century. On that you can read my post, New Age New World.)
… The problem (is the coming internationalist Police State. These people advocate) growing government, supporting surveillance, and using American troops as global peacekeepers. As constitutionalists know, each of these endeavors — pursued over and over by Cruz’s chosen advisors — is unconstitutional and not at all consistent with Ted Cruz’s public statements. (And it is a deadly danger to freedom and civilized life.)