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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:21 PM
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Falwell's Deal with the Devil -- Rev MOON
Like Rumsfeld and Saddam, an historic photographic embrace:



From Robert Parry, light on the dark side of the Moon:



Jerry Falwell's Deal with the Devil

The Rev. Jerry Falwells death will elicit scores of eulogies on the good the televangelist did, even while acknowledging some hurtful actions, such as blaming gays and civil libertarians for 9/11. But there is another little-known chapter of Falwells career: his collaboration with a Korean cult leader bent on transforming the United States into a theocracy.


By Robert Parry
May 16, 2007

Like other prominent Republican figures, Falwell entered into a behind-the-scenes alliance with the Rev. Sun Myung Moon even as the self-proclaimed Messiah was denouncing America as Satans harvest and vowing to incorporate the United States into a worldwide theocratic empire that would eradicate all individuality.

Falwell sought to conceal his relationship with Moon, sometimes denying (falsely) that he had benefited from Moon's financial help or that he had been photographed with the cult leader. Other times, Falwell sought to justify his acceptance of Moons largesse.

If the American Atheists Society or Saddam Hussein himself ever sent an unrestricted gift to any of my ministries, Falwell said in response to a question about Moons financial assistance, be assured I will operate on Billy Sundays philosophy. The Devils had it long enough, and quickly cash the check.

Falwells acceptance of Moons mysterious money was first disclosed at Consortiumnews.com in fall 1997. In a pattern common to Moons financial operations, the Korean cult leader stepped in when a leading American conservative, in this case Falwell, was facing potential financial ruin.

SNIP...

So, covertly, Moon helped bail out Liberty University through one of his front groups which funneled $3.5 million to the Reber-Thomas Christian Heritage Foundation, the non-profit that had purchased the school's debt.

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http://www.consortiumnews.com/2007/051607.html




Ask what Parry has on the Bush-Moon Axis.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:23 PM
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1. Don't dey jus' look cute together!
:+


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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:29 PM
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5. T'aint Love Grand?
Like startin' about three and half mill for some stuff.

From Parry:



Dark Side of Rev. Moon: Buying the Right

By Robert Parry

On Jan. 28, 1995, a beaming Rev. Jerry Falwell told his Old Time Gospel Hour congregation news that seemed heaven sent. The televangelist hailed two Virginia businessmen as financial saviors of debt-ridden Liberty University, the fundamentalist Christian school that Falwell had made the crown jewel of his Religious Right empire.

"They had to borrow money, hock their houses, hock everything," enthused Falwell. "Thank God for friends like Dan Reber and Jimmy Thomas." Falwell's congregation rose as one to applaud. The star of the moment was Daniel Reber, who was standing behind Falwell. Thomas was not present.

Reber and Thomas earned Falwell's public gratitude by excusing the Lynchburg, Va., school of about one-half of its $73 million debt. In the late 1980s, that flood of red ink had forced Falwell to abandon his Moral Majority political organization and nearly drowned Liberty University in bankruptcy.

Reber and Thomas came to Falwell's rescue in the nick of time. Their non-profit Christian Heritage Foundation of Forest, Va., snapped up a big chunk of Liberty's debt for $2.5 million, a fraction of its face value. Thousands of small religious investors who had bought church construction bonds through a Texas company were the big losers. But Falwell shed no tears. He told local reporters that the moment was "the greatest single day of financial advantage" in the school's history.

Left unmentioned in the happy sermon was the identity of the bigger guardian angel who had been protecting Falwell's financial interests -- from a distance and without publicity. That secret benefactor was the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed South Korean messiah who is controversial with many fundamentalist Christians because of his bizarre Biblical interpretations and his brainwashing tactics that have torn thousands of young people from their families. Moon also has grown harshly anti-American in recent years.

CONTINUED...

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon3.html



Always lub dat pitcher.

Hey, Swampie! Remember "1996" from Metal Hurlant?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:45 PM
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11. oui
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:28 PM
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14. LMFDO!
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!

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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:27 PM
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2. I hope Falwell does a good word for him
in hell.

Oh, sometimes I so much want hell to exist.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:33 PM
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6. That Moonie Washington Times has a big voice in our nation's capitol...
Edited on Wed May-16-07 09:34 PM by Octafish
... which for some of these Bushies looking in the mirror must be just like Hades right about now.

John Gorenfeld has also done a heckuva job lifting up the hot rock that Moon and the rest of the BFEE cockaroaches sleep under:

I Approve This Messiah.com
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:42 PM
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9. If I'd had to choose between them, I'd keep Falwell and lose Moon
Of course, I'd rather lose both of them.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:42 AM
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17. Dark Side of Rev Moon: Truth, Legend & Lies
Hillary knew what she was talking about when she called it a "vast right-wing conspiracy."



Dark Side of Rev Moon: Truth, Legend & Lies

By Robert Parry
Consortiumnews.com

For a decade and a half, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Washington Times has pushed deeper and deeper into Washington's political mainstream. Though viewed initially as a quirky right-wing propaganda sheet, the newspaper now gets the respect that is afforded few other daily American newspapers. Given its strategic spot in Washington, many of its stories are picked up nationally; its columnists are regulars on TV talk shows; and C-SPAN's Brian Lamb often hoists the front page before a national cable audience.

More broadly, the Times' day-in-day-out treatment of issues shapes the parameters of journalistic attitudes in the nation's capital. Yet, since its founding in 1982, the paper has held itself above traditional journalistic principles of balance and objectivity.

During the 1980s, the Times gushed with favorable stories about Ronald Reagan and his White House while pouring abuse on presidential critics. Moon's paper was an important Republican weapon in congressional battles and electoral campaigns, such as when it spread false rumors about Michael Dukakis's mental health in 1988.

President Reagan and his successor, George Bush, recognized the Times' contributions. Reagan hailed it as his "favorite" newspaper, and in 1991, when Wesley Pruden was elevated to editor-in-chief, Bush invited him to a private White House lunch "just to tell you how valuable the Times has become in Washington, where we read it every day."

SNIP...

Yet, while demanding thorough investigations of some Asian influence-buying, the newspaper still takes pains to conceal its own clandestine Asian financing -- and the Koreans who pull the strings of the newspaper's editors. On the editorial page, the Times' masthead touts its nickname as "America's Newspaper" and lists 19 executives with European-sounding surnames: from the company's vice president to director of computer services. But conspicuously absent from the list is the newspaper's publisher, Dong Moon Joo, and its founder, Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who heads the Korea-based Unification Church.

In Moon's case, the Asian connection is especially relevant, because of scandals surrounding his early activities in America. U.S. law-enforcement and intelligence agencies monitored the church in the 1960s and '70s, considering it a potential national security threat to the United States. Reports by the CIA, the FBI and Defense Intelligence Agency painted a picture of a secretive religion with close ties to South Korea's brutal intelligence service, the KCIA, as well as to prominent right-wing industrialists linked to the Japanese mob, the yakuza.

In the late 1970s, a congressional investigation drew on these reports in tying the Unification Church to "Koreagate," an influence-buying scheme directed by the KCIA against American targets. Investigators traced the church's chief sources of money to bank accounts in Japan, but could follow the cash no further.

When I inquired about the vast fortune that the Unification Church has poured into its American operations, the church's chief spokesman refused to divulge dollar amounts for any of Moon's activities. "Each year the church retains an independent accounting firm to do a national audit and produce an annual financial statement," wrote church legal representative Peter D. Ross. "While this statement is used in routine financial transactions by the church, is not my policy to make it otherwise avail-able." Ross also refused to pass on interview requests to Moon and other church leaders.

For years, church officials have maintained that the money comes from U.S. fund-raising and from varied businesses, machine manufacturing to tuna fishing. But my interviews with a half dozen former senior church figures found solid agreement that the expense of just keeping The Washington Times afloat -- a figure that one ex-leader put at $100 million-plus a year -- far exceeds what the church generates in the United States.


Who Is Sun Myung Moon?

Despite Moon's influence in Washington, few Americans know much about his life and allegiances. His disciples already have begun to shroud his biography in the fog of legend. Church publications are filled with inspirational Sunday-school-type tales of Moon's courage and beneficence. Propaganda has worked its way into popular accounts as well, with books from conservative outlets, such as Regnery Publishing, challenging U.S. government evidence on Moon. Still, much of the record of Moon's life and his church's growth can be pieced together from government documents and statements by longtime followers.

CONTINUED...

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon4.html



In 1988, Pruneface Reagan said he wouldn't call Michael Dukakis a "mental invalid" for seeking counseling after Duakakis' brother was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The Moonie Times ran with the theme, which was picked up and echoed by the rest of Corporate McPravda. It would be difficult to get more vast than that.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:10 AM
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16. Poppy is one popular guy, eh? Know your BFEE.
I discovered this Moon-Falwell connection while looking for something else: how much Moon's Women's Federation for World Peace had paid former President George H.W. Bush for a series of speeches in Asia in 1995. I obtained the federation's Internal Revenue Service records but discovered that Bush's undisclosed speaking fee was buried in a line item of $13.6 million for conference expenses.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:28 PM
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3. It's too bad the MSM don't investigate all the connections Moon

has to the Bushes, Falwell, and who knows who else?

The Bushes are all supposed to be Christians, as was Falwell, yet they take money from a guy who thinks he is Jesus? (Or is he a new and different Messiah?) One way or another, he's wacky and scary.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:41 PM
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8. When the story was completed, they'd have to rent a channel to broadcast all of it.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:43 PM
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10. Moon is a moneybags for Bushies...
...As well as a big bad megaphone for the crooked cheerleader set.



Old news for you, DemBones DemBones, but here's a nice overview for visitors:



Bush family does a Moon dance

By Bill Berkowitz

OAKLAND, California- When former president George H W Bush takes the stage to deliver the keynote address in honor of the 25th anniversary of the ultra-conservative Washington Times newspaper in mid-May, it will not be the first time he has spoken in support of one of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's enterprises.

And whatever fee Bush will realize from his appearance is only one aspect of what author Kevin Philips has termed Moon's "close" relationship with the Bush family.

While the elder Bush - and other family members - have benefited both financially and politically from this relationship with Moon, the head of the Unification Church has a more varied agenda in mind, one that includes a pardon from current President George W Bush.

In the 1980s, Moon served a 13-month jail sentence for tax evasion. He doesn't want to be a considered a convicted felon and is hoping for a pardon before Bush leaves office.

The Bush family/Moon relationship dates "to the overlap between Bush's one-year tenure as CIA director <1976> and the arrival in Washington of Moon, whose Unification Church was widely reported to be a front group for the South Korean Central Intelligence Agency ", Phillips wrote in his best-selling book American Dynasty, Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush.

CONTINUED...

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/ID14Aa01.html



Don't you just love southern Asian journalism?
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:28 PM
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4. Dangerous man.
He was a threat to our Constitutional democracy.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:09 PM
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12. It's hard to get a country to do what you want...
...It takes a team effort.



Senator Ensign and The Bonds of Fellowship

guest post by myrna the minx

EXCERPT

Nevada's junior Senator, John Ensign, has a reputation for looking good and ingratiating himself to corporate America, particularly to telecommunications giants like AT&T that help the government spy on American citizens. Nevada bloggers like the Las Vegas Gleaner, the Desert Beacon, and even the usually single-minded Nevada Scandalmonger at Vote Gibbons Out have been diligently documenting Ensign's tendency to choose the interests of corporations over consumers for years. With just about every vote he makes or position he takes, Ensign has proved that he is no friend of the real working men and women of this country. Usually operating under the radar while his more famous and influential conservative colleagues do the work of rolling back support for preventative health care, education, civil rights, and the environment, with the stem cell research debate, Ensign has been pushed into the spotlight. But hey, he likes kittens. Ensign's latest move was to be one of the 37 Senators to vote against HR 810, legislation that would have allowed federal funding for research on stem cell lines derived from embryos that would otherwise be destroyed, and one of the few pieces of legislation in a long time to have strong bi-partisan support. In state known for its strong libertarian streak, Ensign has exhibited no backbone whatsoever. He's made a career out of being a Bush lackey.

Since assuming his seat, Ensign has voted with Bush 96% of the time. He even managed a perfect score in 2004. Was his vote against HR 810 a surprise? Of course not. But any cursory look at Ensign's background brings up some pretty interesting associations with groups front and center in the culture ware between those who think Christian ideology should play a central role in governmentgroups on the far right like the Promise Keepers, the Christian Coalition, the Family Research Council, and the Fellowship.

Ensign's constituents are barely aware of how he votes on the issuesthey're either bamboozled by his game show host good looks or deceived by ring general Harry Reid's protective order. But you've never heard of the Fellowship have you? That, my friends, is completely by design. You're probably familiar with the National Prayer breakfast they sponsor once a year and attended by the President and other influential people, but the rest of their operation is a mystery to us lay folks who don't see a place for religion in politics. When its members are asked about the Fellowship, they either deny its existence or decline to answer questions. In 2002, The Los Angeles Times published an article called "Showing Faith in Discretion" by Lisa Getter, that gives us an inside glimpse into this secretive group:
    "The Fellowship is a collection of public officials, business leaders and religious ministries that defies easy description. Sometimes known as the prayer group movement, its members espouse a common devotion to the teachings of Jesus and a belief that peace and justice can come about through quiet efforts to change individuals, particularly those in positions of power. Personal outreach is paramount. .They also share a vow of silence about Fellowship activities."

SNIP

Clearly we can forget about the separation of church and state here. Although the Fellowship maintains its rule of working in silence is purely a religious insistence on humility, its pretty clear they remain silence to prevent the public from learning about influence they have and how they use it. I was unable to confirm whether this is still the case, but in 2002, who do you think was living in a house owned by the Fellowship on Capital Hill that just happens to be registered as a church? Why, our own Senator Ensign along with fellow soldiers of the culture war Sam Brownback and Tom Coburn (who proposed the death penalty for doctors who performed abortions, which I guess means he also believes in suicide since he has been exposed as a doctor who performed abortions). Reportedly, Tom Delay is another famous member. According to Jeff Sharlet in the January 2006 article for Rolling Stone magazine, Brownback was brought into the Fellowship fold by Frank Carlson, a former Republican senator from Kansas. Sharlet points out that at a 1955 meeting of the Fellowship, Carlson declared the group's mission to be "'Worldwide Spiritual Offensive,' a vision of manly Christianity dedicated to the expansion of American power as a means of spreading the gospel." No church and state conflict there. More on the Fellowship's god peddling from Jeff Sharlet for Rolling Stone:

"They were striving, ultimately, for what Coe calls 'Jesus plus nothing' -- a government led by Christ's will alone. In the future envisioned by Coe, everything -- sex and taxes, war and the price of oil -- will be decided upon not according to democracy or the church or even Scripture. The Bible itself is for the masses; in the Fellowship, Christ reveals a higher set of commands to the anointed few. It's a good old boy's club blessed by God. Brownback even lived with other cell members in a million-dollar, red-brick former convent at 133 C Street that was subsidized and operated by the Fellowship. Monthly rent was $600 per man -- enough of a deal by Hill standards that some said it bordered on an ethical violation, but no charges were ever brought. Brownback and Ensign also lived with Fellowship brother Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma doctor who has advocated the death penalty for abortion providers. The men in Brownback's cell talk about politics, but the senator insists it's not political. 'It's about faith and action,' he says. According to 'Thoughts on a Core Group,' the primary purpose of the cell is to become an 'invisible "believing" group.' Any action the cell takes is an outgrowth of belief, a natural extension of 'agreements reached in faith and in prayer.' Deals emerge not from a smoke-filled room but from a prayer-filled room. 'Typically,' says Brownback, 'one person grows desirous of pursuing an action' -- a piece of legislation, a diplomatic strategy -- 'and the others pull in behind.' In 1999, Brownback worked with Rep. Joe Pitts, a Fellowship brother, to pass the Silk Road Strategy Act, designed to block the growth of Islam in Central Asian nations by bribing them with lucrative trade deals. That same year, he teamed up with two Fellowship associates -- former Sen. Don Nickles and the late Sen. Strom Thurmond -- to demand a criminal investigation of a liberal group called Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Last year, several Fellowship brothers, including Sen. John Ensign, another resident of the C Street house, supported Brownback's broadcast decency bill. And Pitts and Coburn joined Brownback in stumping for the Houses of Worship Act to allow tax-free churches to endorse candidates. The most bluntly theocratic effort, however, is the Constitution Restoration Act, which Brownback co-sponsored with Jim DeMint, another former C Streeter who was then a congressman from South Carolina. If passed, it will strip the Supreme Court of the ability to even hear cases in which citizens protest faith-based abuses of power. Say the mayor of your town decides to declare Jesus lord and fire anyone who refuses to do so; or the principal of your local high school decides to read a fundamentalist prayer over the PA every morning; or the president declares the United States a Christian nation. Under the Constitution Restoration Act, that'll all be just fine."

CONTINUED

http://www.taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=24283



The Secret Team's effort.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:37 PM
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7. Robert Parry and
Octafish... :yourock:

What a lovely relationship Moon and Falwell must have consummated...
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:27 PM
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13. Moon enabled Bushie election cheaters...
They share a common love object:



Kerry Attacker Protected Rev. Moon

By Robert Parry
October 15, 2004

Carlton Sherwood, who has produced an anti-John Kerry video that will be aired across the United States before the Nov. 2 elections, wrote a book in the 1980s denouncing federal investigators who tried to crack down on Rev. Sun Myung Moons illicit financial operations.

In retrospect, Sherwoods book, Inquisition: The Prosecution and Persecution of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, appears to have been part of a right-wing counter-offensive aimed at discouraging scrutiny of Moon and his mysterious money flows. The strategy largely succeeded, enabling Moon to continue funneling hundreds of millions of dollars into the U.S. political process, most notably to publish the ultra-conservative Washington Times but also to make payments to prominent politicians, including former President George H.W. Bush.

New evidence also makes clear that Moon resumed his practice of laundering money into the United States after serving a 13-month prison sentence for a 1982 conviction for tax law violations. Former Moon associates, including his ex-daughter-in-law, have disclosed that Moons organization smuggled cash across U.S. borders, but those admissions have not led to renewed federal investigations.

Indeed, the pummeling of federal investigators who examined Moons financial schemes in the 1970s and early 1980s and Moons enormous clout among conservatives in Washington have made the South Korean theocrat something of a political untouchable. The congressional investigators, who first uncovered Moons financial irregularities, and the federal prosecutor, who narrowed that evidence into a successful prosecution for tax evasion, were made into cautionary tales for others thinking about challenging Moon.

Accused Investigators

Government investigators, including former Rep. Donald Fraser and ex-federal prosecutor Martin Flumenbaum, were accused by Moon defenders of offenses ranging from a lack of patriotism to racial and religious bigotry. Sherwood, a former Washington Times reporter, was among the Moon defenders who lashed out at Fraser and Flumenbaum, portraying them as unscrupulous witch hunters who abused their investigative authority.

In Inquisition, Sherwood claimed he had examined the financial records of Moons organization and found nothing improper, concluding that Moon and his associates were and continued to be the victims of the worst kind of religious prejudice and racial bigotry this country has witnessed in over a century. Sherwood portrayed Moon as a religious martyr.

CONTINUED...

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2004/101504.html





Twue Wuv.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:44 AM
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22. There have been decades of attacks on Kerry and his credibility from this gang -
Edited on Thu May-17-07 11:45 AM by blm
since the Nixon WH. They REALLY planted stories against Kerry during his investigations that uncovered Iran Contra and BCCI. Nothing would stick.

GOP allies buying almost full control of broadcast and print media during the 80s and 90s was the only way BushInc could gain control of the future storylines.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:30 AM
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15. K&R.
Good ol' Octafish! You always come through, no matter the occasion.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:06 AM
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18. Rev Moon just LUVS Neil Bush


It's a FAMILY thing. A Bush CRIME Family Thing. A BFEE Thing.



Neil Bush Meets the Messiah

By John Gorenfeld, AlterNet
Posted on December 5, 2005, Printed on May 17, 2007

"Those who stray from the heavenly way," the owner of the flagship Republican newspaper the Washington Times admonished an audience in Taipei on Friday, "will be punished."

This "heavenly way," the Rev. Sun Myung Moon explained, demands a 51-mile underwater highway spanning Alaska and Russia. Sitting in the front row: Neil Bush, the brother of the president of the United States.

Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the South Korean giant of the religious right who owns the Washington Times, is on a 100-city speaking tour to promote his $200 billion "Peace King Tunnel" dream. As he describes it, the tunnel would be both a monument to his magnificence, and a totem to his prophecy of a unified Planet Earth. In this vision, the United Nations would be reinvented as an instrument of God's plan, and democracy and sexual freedom would crumble in the face of this faith-based glory.

SNIP...

Moon's lobbying campaign is "ambitious and diffuse," as the D.C. newspaper The Hill reported last year, and the sheer range of guests revealed just how many Pacific Rim political leaders the Times owner has won over, including Filipino and Taiwanese politicians. And the head of the Arizona GOP attended a recent stop in San Francisco. But perhaps the most surprising VIP to tag along is Neil Bush, George H.W. Bush's youngest and most wayward son, who made both the Philippines and Taiwan legs of the journey, according to reports in newspapers from those countries and statements from Moon's Family Federation.

SNIP...

Moon, reviled in the 1980s as the leader of a group that separated young recruits from their families, says he is the Messiah. His far-flung business empire includes the UPI wire service, Washington, D.C. television studios, a gun factory, and enormous swaths of real estate, and he donates millions to conservative politics. In 1989, U.S. News & World Report linked his group to the Heritage Foundation and other conservative organizations. "Because almost all conservative organizations in Washington have some ties to church," wrote reporter John Judis, "conservatives ... fear repercussions if they expose the church's role."

The billionaire Moon has never been one to pander to the Sierra Club, having subsidized the anti-environmental "wise use" movement. Likewise, his group anticipates an anti-tunnel backlash by those who "demand the preservation of the polar region's ecosystem and the protection of polar bears and seals," and proposes an aggressive media strategy: "

ublic opinion polls must be carried out all over the world and it is absolutely essential that a public relations campaign to educate environmental groups, concerned organizations and residents near the proposed construction sites be carried out as well." (Moon has said in the past that Caucasians are descended from polar bears.)

SNIP...

Neil isn't the only Bush to attend Moon events. In 1996, his father, President George H.W. Bush, traveled to Buenos Aires with the Reverend in one of several such fundraising expeditions. "The 41st president, who told Argentine president Carlos Menem that he had joined Moon in Buenos Aires for the money, had actually known the Korean reasonably well for decades," writes former top GOP strategist Kevin Phillips in his book "American Dynasty." "Their relationship went back to the overlap between Bush's one-year tenure as CIA director (1976) and the arrival in Washington of Moon, whose Unification Church was widely reported to be a front group for the South Korean Central Intelligence Agency." Moon and his aides have called such claims bogus, saying his accusers were controlled by "Satan" to distract from his campaign to destroy communism.

CONTINUED...

http://www.alternet.org/story/29054 /



Thank you, Kurovski.
You should see me around the office.
They call me "Sunshine."
Must be my happy nature.



Joe Btfsplk, with apologies to the late Al Capp.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:52 PM
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23. Kick.
:-)
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:34 AM
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19. Falwell was more about $$$ and power than being a real Christian...
it's very easy to look his actions and words and see this. The other night CNN had Franklin Graham on and he was making every excuse in the book for Falwell. He was such a decent man, he loved everyone...sickening! I use to have a lot of respect for Franklin but not any more.
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Cell Whitman Donating Member (872 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:15 AM
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20. Falwell's exec-assist - Moon says is his "three musketeer"
Edited on Thu May-17-07 11:16 AM by Cell Whitman
there is also a few photos of Falwell shilling for Moon taken from Moon propaganda video you may have not seen here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:16 AM
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21. Octafish, I KNEW you'd come through and post this. Thanks for all your compilations!
:hug:
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:09 PM
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24. "Ask what Parry has on the Bush-Moon Axis." - A: Evidence of a child prostitution ring being
run out of the Bush 41 White House, the murder of the pimp, and the cover-up by the rest of the corporate media -- other than Moon's Washington Times -- that refused to cover that story.

If this was ever reprinted in the WaPo or the NYT, even the evangelicals would be calling for Impeachment and indictments of the whole Bush clan.


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