I'll start with some excerpts:
Today, foreign influence, that most baneful foe of our republican government, has its tentacles entrenched in almost all major decision making and policy producing bodies of the U.S. government machine. It does so not secretly, since its self-serving activities are advocated and legitimized by highly positioned parties that reap the benefits that come in the form of financial gain and positions of power.Foreign governments and foreign-owned private interests have long sought to influence U.S. public policy. Several have accomplished this goal; those who are able and willing to pay what it takes. Those who buy themselves a few strategic middlemen, commonly known as pimps, while in DC circles referred to as foreign registered agents and lobbyists, who facilitate and bring about desired transactions. These successful foreign entities have mastered the art of 'covering all the bases' when it comes to buying influence in Washington DC. They have the required recipe down pat: get yourself a few 'Dime a Dozen Generals,' bid high in the 'former statesmen lobby auction', and put in your pocket one or two 'ex-congressmen turned lobbyists' who know the ropes when it comes to pocketing a few dozen who still serve.The most important facet of this influence to consider is what happens when the active and powerful foreign entities' objectives are in direct conflict with our nation's objectives and its interests and security; and when this is the case, who pays the ultimate price and how. There is no need for assumptions of hypothetical situations to answer these questions, since throughout recent history we have repeatedly faced the dire consequences of the highjacking of our foreign and domestic policies by these so-called foreign agents of foreign influence.Edmonds continues by asking major questions regarding our National Security, protection of foreign states and placing their interests ahead of ours in such a time of turmoil. She then goes into detail on answering them. It is a long read but well worth it.
Why in the world would the United States government go so far to protect Saudi Arabia in the face of what itself declares to be the biggest security threat facing our nation and the world today?
Why is the United States willing to set aside its own security and interests in order to advance the interests of another state?
How can a government that's been intent upon using the terrorist attacks to carry out many unjustifiable atrocities, prevent bringing to justice those who've been established as being directly responsible for it?
More importantly, how is this done in a nation that prides itself as one that operates under governance of the people, by the people, for the people?
How did our government bodies, those involved in drafting and implementing our nation's policies, evolve into this foreign influence-peddling operation?
Edmonds concludes Part 1, by wanting people to look at the "root cause, rather than the symptoms". And "There are only two ways I can see that can bring about what they have been fighting for and what the majority of us desire to see in terms of bringing about Truth, Oversight, and Accountability; Justice."
"Part 2: The Auctioning of Former Statesmen & Dime a Dozen Generals", tomorrow.
Seven of Six, crossposted at Low and Left