Pentagon front-runner Carter, quietly supportive of Israel, loud on stopping Iran
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‘Protecting America means protecting Israel, and that’s why we’re here in the first place’ — Ashton Carter in Israel last year
His first official trip to Israel was in 2013 — shortly after a visit by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. Carter met with Ya’alon, then-national security adviser YaakovAmidror and Defense Ministry Director Udi Shani, who hosted an official dinner for him.
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon meets with United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, at the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv. July 21, 2013. (Photo credit: Ariel Hermoni/ Ministry of Defense/ FLASH90)
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“There is widespread consensus that Ash Carter is a good choice to replace Chuck Hagel. Carter has served as a DoD worker bee, as Assistant Secretary, Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary. ”
By Dov S. Zakheim Dov S. Zakheim is a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm, and an adjunct professor at the National War College, Yeshiva University,
source http //foreignpolicy.com/2014/12/
Even more ominously Kevin Barrett Editor At Veteranstoday reports
“Ash Carter Predicted 9/11″: ESP or foreknowledge?
Would Obama appoint a known 9/11 criminal as Secretary of Defense? Since foreknowledge of an act of high treason and mass murder constitutes criminal conspiracy – and since participation in plotting such an act would be an even worse crime – maybe it’s time to ask some hard questions about Ashton Carter. Such as: How did he and his buddy and co-author Philip Zelikow know, back in 1998, that the 9/11 “New Pearl Harbor” was just around the corner?
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Politico’s “Morning Defense” column’s headline proclaims:
The article makes a case for Carter’s precocious prowess at precognitive prognostication. It is worth quoting at length:
— Here’s Carter in a 1998 essay in Foreign Affairs, co-written with Philip Zelikow, who would later be executive director of the 9/11 Commission, and former Deputy Defense Secretary John Deutch:
“An act of catastrophic terrorism would be a watershed event in American history. It could involve loss of life and property unprecedented in peacetime and undermine America’s fundamental sense of security, as did the Soviet atomic bomb test in 1949. Like Pearl Harbor, this event would divide our past and future into a before and after. The United States might respond with draconian measures, scaling back civil liberties, allowing wider surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects, and use of deadly force. More violence could follow, either further terrorist attacks or U.S. counterattacks. Belatedly, Americans would judge their leaders negligent for not addressing terrorism more urgently.” http://fam.ag/
— And here’s Carter in a September 2000 book chapter he co-wrote with former Defense Secretary William Perry:
In the coming years, “an incident of catastrophic terrorism on the U.S. homeland would be likely to spark concern and effort on a comparable scale” to the reaction to the Soviet detonation of an atomic bomb in 1949. “It is easy to see how the concern could escalate to hysteria, and how actions taken in the angry aftermath of a destructive event could be corrosive of civil liberties as well as counterproductive. Because the aftermath of [a] homeland attack could be as fearsome as the attack itself, our government should begin to organize for this future threat now.” http://bit.ly/1yQxuCw
The Politico column leaves out one crucial observation: Ashton Carter and Philip Zelikow did not only foresee that an act of “catastrophic terrorism” would transform America the way Pearl Harbor did; but they even predicted precisely where it would strike. Their 1998 Foreign Affairs article actually predicted that the complete destruction of the World Trade Center would give America its “New Pearl Harbor.”