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US Army Officer: 9/11 Commission Told Terrorists Identified

ONE-YEAR before 9-11, United States Army military intelligence officers in ‘Able Danger’ unit identified FOUR 9-11 terrorists, including 9-11 ringleader Mohamed Atta !

Cover-up: The ‘Whitewash’ 9-11 Commission is chaired by CFR member Thomas Kean (R), & co-chaired by CFR member Lee Hamilton (D) !!!

9-11 Commission members

2004 Council on Foreign Relations Membership Roster (A-L) (M-Z)

The 9-11 Commission is infested with six CFR members: The Chairman, the Vice Chairman, three other members, and the Executive Director:

Chairman Kean, Vice Chairman Hamilton, three other members (Gorelick, Kerrey, and Lehman), and Executive Director Zelikow are all members of the Illuminati’s American front organization for the NWO, i.e., the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

See a concise overview article about the CFR on the internet at:

No wonder ‘Able Danger,’ the military intelligence operation that identified four 9-11 hijiackers ONE YEAR before 9-11 was covered up by the CFR-infested 9-11 Commission !!

Talk about ‘White-wash’ !! Talk about ‘Cover-up’ !!

1) almost 3,000 Americans died on September 11, 2001;

2) the federal government was informed about ringleader Atta and at least three other 9-11 terrorists one-year before 9-11;

3) and then when the bogus 9-11 Commission, co-chaired by two CFR-insiders (Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton), is convened, it just happens to conveniently not even investigate the fact that the federal government was told one-year prior to 9-11 about Mohamed Atta and at least three other 9-11 terrorists through the efforts of the ‘Able Danger’ military intelligence unit.

Army intelligence officers did their job. However, the treasonous, traitorous CFR-puppets and plants in the executive branch of the U.S. federal government prevented the information from saving the lives of almost 3,000 people on 9/11 !!! Our government knew about these terrorists just like President Franklin D. Roosevelt knew about the impending attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941; and they let it happen, just as FDR did, without warning the American people !!!

Kean and Hamilton and 9-11 Commission staff executive director Philip Zelikow should be investigated themselves before a separate Congressional committee. Subject: cover-up !!!

Talk about the fox (traitors) guarding the henhouse (America) !!!

If you are a born-again Christian,
Pray for U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) as he pursues the truth…

Pray for LTC Anthony Shaffer and other patriotic military officers risking their careers and safety to come forward, speak out, and expose treachery at the highest levels of the U.S. government.

The United States Government knew about four of the 9-11 terrorists OVER ONE YEAR BEFORE 9-11.

Steve Lefemine
August 22 2005


The New York Times

August 18, 2005

Officer: 9 / 11 Panel Told Cells Identified


Filed at 9:11 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Sept. 11 commission failed to pursue information that a secret military unit had identified two cells involved in the 2001 terrorist strikes more than a year before the attacks, an Army intelligence officer contends.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said that in January 2004, the commission declined to take up his offer of assistance.

”I just walked away shocked that they would kind of change their mind, but I figured someone with equal or better knowledge … probably came and talked to them, so they must’ve taken care of it,” Shaffer told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday.

The information Shaffer said he gave during a 2003 meeting in Afghanistan was that the unit — known as ”Able Danger” — had identified Sept. 11 ringleader Mohamed Atta and three other hijackers as terrorist suspects.

The commission has denied that Atta’s name or the name of any future hijackers were mentioned during the meeting.

Lt. Col. Chris Conway, a Pentagon spokesman, said Wednesday an investigation into Able Danger was under way.

The department ”has been working to gain more clarity on this issue,” he said.

Al Felzenberg, spokesman for the commission’s follow-up project, said the commission is awaiting the results of the Pentagon’s investigation.

A statement Friday by former commission chairman Thomas Kean and vice chairman Lee Hamilton said the commission did not obtain enough information on the operation to consider it historically significant.

Shaffer said Able Danger identified Atta and three other Sept. 11 hijackers in 2000. But, he said, military lawyers stopped the unit from sharing the information with the FBI out of concerns about the legality of gathering and sharing information on people in the U.S.

”The lawyers’ view was to leave them alone, they had the same basic rights as a U.S. citizen, a U.S. person and therefore the data was kind of left alone,” Shaffer said.

Shaffer said he and a Navy officer disagreed with that and tried to set up meetings with the FBI, but each time the idea was rejected by lawyers from the Special Operations command.

”There was a feeling … if we give this information to the FBI and something goes wrong, we’re going to get blamed for whatever goes wrong,” Shaffer said.

The statement by Kean and Hamilton said only Atta was mentioned to the commission staff as being identified by Able Danger. They were told by a Navy officer about Atta 10 days before the commission released its report in July 2004, but the officer did not have documentation to back it up, the statement said.

The statement also said the Navy officer’s dates related to the pre-Sept. 11 whereabouts of Atta did not fit with what they knew.

Shaffer said Able Danger ”wasn’t about dates and locations. It was about associations and linkages. That’s what the focus was.”

Shaffer said Able Danger identified the terrorists using data mining techniques. His relationship to Able Danger was first reported by The New York Times and Fox News Channel.

Shaffer’s lawyer, Mark Zaid, said Wednesday that Shaffer does not have documentation related to Able Danger because his security clearance was suspended in March 2004 for ”petty and frivolous” reasons. They include a dispute over mileage reimbursement and a charges for personal calls on a work cell phone, Zaid said.

Shaffer, an Army reservist, has been on paid administrative leave for the past 16 months, Zaid said. He was an active Army major during his involvement with Able Danger, Zaid said.

Several defense officials on Wednesday identified the Navy officer as Capt. Scott Phillpott. They discussed matters related to Able Danger only on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the program and the investigation into it.

A Navy spokesman said Phillpott was declining requests to speak with reporters.

Phillpott is now assigned as a Navy staff officer with a program called ”Deep Blue,” which is developing futuristic concepts for naval warfare, officials said.

Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., vice chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security committees, has said the Sept. 11 commission did not adequately investigate the claim that four of the hijackers had been identified more than a year before the attacks.

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press


One last question: WHY isn’t this more of a news story ? Why is there an endless parade of lesser-important stories on the Evening Nightly Network (propaganda / indoctrination) ‘News,’ and a major story like what prior knowledge the government had regarding the 9-11 attacks, not given the attention it deserves ??




“… where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17

Steve Lefemine
Independent * candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
US House District #2, South Carolina
* American Christian for a Biblically-based constitutional republic


Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 12:54:01 -0400
From: Steve Lefemine
Subject: Fwd: Cindy Sheehan is a fraud — Counter attack on her and her ilk

On the contrary, instead of calling the mother of a dead American soldier a fraud,…

The “War in Iraq” is a fraud:

1. No WMD’s
2. No 9-11 Connection

SEC’Y POWELL: I have no indication that there was a direct connection between the terrorists who perpetrated these crimes against us on the 11th of September, 2001, and the Iraqi regime. We know that there had been connections and there had been exchanges between al-Qaeda and the Saddam Hussein regime and those have been pursued and looked at, but I have seen nothing that makes a direct connection between Saddam Hussein and that awful regime and what happened on 9/11.

Transcript for September 12
Guests: Colin Powell, Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, former Secretary of State, Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker, Bob Woodward, The Washington Post
NBC News
Updated: 1:47 p.m. ET Sept. 12, 2004

Copyright 2004, National Broadcasting Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The War in Iraq is Unconstitutional:

No declaration of war by Congress as required by Article I., Section 8 of the US Constitution.

The War in Iraq is about the New World Order, just as then-President George H.W. Bush informed the United States Congress in his State of the Union address, on January 29, 1991, given at the United States Capitol (which faces the world’s largest obelisk):

“What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea ­a new world order, where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind: peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law.”

“The world can therefore seize this opportunity to fulfill the long-held promise of a new world order ­where brutality will go unrewarded, and aggression will meet collective resistance.”


Wake up Americans ! President Bush is turning the U.S. over to the New World Order (incessant war, immigration issue, CAFTA/FTAA, MFN (PNTR) for Communist China, etc., etc., etc.) – Please WAKE UP -the alarm bells are ringing !!

Steve Lefemine
1977-1982, US Army, CPT, FA
1982-1993, US Army Reserves, MAJ, FA
USMA, 1977
Abn, ARCOM (2)

Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 07:01:09 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Cindy Sheehan is a fraud — Counter attack on her and her ilk

I just don’t understand Cindy Sheehan and people like her. Her son was killed in Iraq. She calls President Bush a murderer, yet she wants to meet with him, even though he has already met her, consoled her for her loss. He even put his arms around her and hugged her.

She wants the troops to return home immediately. Now, we find out that she is in bed with and other liberal groups. That’s just what the terrorists want — for the USA to pull out — they win. Thus, her son died in vain. Why would she want her son to have died in vain?

How easily people forget. America was attacked and almost 3,000 people were killed. President Bush said that we will go after the terrorists wherever they are and any nation that harbors them. The entire nation applauded Bush, even the liberals.

Saddam harbored terrorists. They trained in Iraq. Their leader Al Zarqaui was operated on in Baghdad by Saddam’s surgeons for battle wounds received in Afghanistan. This is well documented.

How easily people forget. I guess they would sooner we fight the terrorists on the streets of American cities. Then they would complain — why did Bush allow this to happen, why didn’t he keep his word and go after them instead of fighting them here? Maybe the Sheehans of this world think that 9-11 was just a once in a lifetime occurrence.

It’s as if these people are functioning without a brain. Well, we know that’s not true — it’s all about making President Bush and the Republican party look bad. They think the public will buy into their scheme.

They want the baby killing party to win the presidency and control congress. They want the killing of innocent children to NEVER end. This is what it’s all about. Cindy Sheehan is a fraud. Why don’t I have any sympathy for her? She is today’s Jane Fonda. She is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. More American troops WILL BE KILLED BECAUSE OF HER AND HER ILK.



Frank Joseph MD


Subject: Pro-Troop Counter to Cindy Sheehan Grows
Date: 8/17/2005 10:46:21 AM Pacific Standard Time

We are receiving tremendous feedback from Americans who want to support our “You Don’t Speak for Me, Cindy” Tour next week.

As you know, Move America Forward will be leading a caravan of military families who have loved ones serving in Iraq & Afghanistan to Crawford, Texas – where anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has been camped out for the past two weeks.

The news media has been obsessed in reporting every anti-war comment Ms. Sheehan has made and we thought that it was high time that “the other side” was heard from.

Our caravan will culminate in a giant “We Support Our Troops & Their Mission” Rally in Crawford, Texas on Saturday, August 27th.

There has been a tremendous response from the news media – and we are working very hard to make sure our message gets heard around the world. (We’ve included some news articles further down in this email). We want the terrorists overseas to know full well: AMERICA STANDS BEHIND ITS TROOPS AND THE MISSION IN IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN.

We’ve also been very appreciative of the influx of contributions to help us pay for this trip. One of the components of this caravan will be ads airing nationwide on Fox News Channel urging Americans to head to Crawford on August 27th for our big patriotic pro-troop rally.

We must continue to receive your financial support to make this trip a giant success – to both pay for the costs of motorhomes, trucks, gas, motels, and the ad campaign. is backing Cindy Sheehan’s vigil. The anti-war activities are being coordinated by Joe Trippi (the man who ran Howard Dean’s campaign – now the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee – see ). We can’t compete with their financial resources of this liberal, anti-military alliance without your help.

Please support us with a contribution. You can donate online:

Or mail in a contribution:

Move America Forward
ATTN: Pro-Troop Crawford Trip
P.O. Box 1497
Sacramento, CA 95812

9-11 Commission infested with six CFR members: Chairman, Vice Chairman, three other members, and the Executive Director

Chairman Kean, Vice Chairman Hamilton, three other members (Gorelick, Kerrey, and Lehman), and Executive Director Zelikoware all members of the Illuminati’s American front organization for the NWO, i.e., the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

See a concise overview article about the CFR on the internet at:

Talk about ‘White-wash’ !! Talk about ‘Cover-up’ !!

No wonder the military intelligence operation that identified four 9-11 hijiackers ONE YEAR before 9-11 was covered up by the CFR-infested 9-11 Commission !!

Talk about the fox (traitors) guarding the henhouse (America) !!

Pray for Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) as he pursues the truth…

The United States Government knew about four of the 9-11 terrorists OVER ONE YEAR BEFORE 9-11.

Steve Lefemine
August 13, 2005


Posted 8/13/2005 12:17 AM Updated 8/13/2005 12:29 AM

9/11 commissioners defend intel omission

By Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press

[Excerpts below]

WASHINGTON ­ The leaders of the 9/11 commission late Friday disputed a congressman’s criticism that the panel did not adequately investigate a claim that four hijackers were identified as al-Qaeda members more than a year before the attacks.

In a joint statement, former commission chairman Thomas Kean and vice chairman Lee Hamilton said a military official who made the claim had no documentation to back it up. And they said only 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta was identified to them and not three additional hijackers as claimed by Rep. Curt Weldon, vice chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security committees.


The pre-Sept. 11 intelligence on Atta was disclosed recently by Weldon, who said a secret military unit called “Able Danger” had identified the four hijackers as part of terrorist cell. He said the information should have been forwarded by the military to the FBI.

In response to the statement by Kean and Hamilton, Weldon accused the commission of purposely omitting information on Able Danger. He said in a statement that he will continue to push for a “full accounting of the historical record.”


Note: The separate e-mail below, which identified CFR members on the 9-11 Commission, was sent out over a year ago, on July 22, 2004.

Five members of the 9-11 Commission are CFR members:

Chairman Thomas Kean (R)
Vice Chair Lee Hamilton (D)
Bob Kerrey (D)
John Lehman
Jamie Gorelick (appt’d by Democrats)

See a concise overview article about the CFR on the internet at:

Steve Lefemine
July 22, 2004

Today the “bipartisan” 9-11 Commission presented its report to President Bush at theWhite House. Although the information is readily available*, do not expect any of the CFR-controlled, CFR-infested, dominant media to inform the American people that five of the 10 members of the “bipartisan” 9-11 Commission are members of the Council on Foreign Relations, a front organization for the Illuminati Establishment.

* [2002-2003 CFR membership list available for $5.00 by calling JBS at 920-749-3784]

The purpose of the CFR is to advance the Illuminati Establishment’s plan to submerge the United States into a global, socialist, one-world government: the New World Order.
[Look at the back of a one dollar bill: at the base of the unfinished pyramid are the words, Novus Ordo Seclorum, or New Secular (World) Order]

What is being presented beginning today as the 9-11 Commission report is a classic example of the application of the Illuminist strategy of the Hegelian dialectic, comprised of a three-step process: Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis.

Think of it as a puppet show charade where you are the audience. The players / puppets of Side “A” present their side (Thesis) against the players / puppets of Side “B” (Antithesis), and they come out with a prearranged compromise which has been the plan all along (Synthesis), but which looks like a genuine hashed-out “bipartisan” solution to the deceived American public.

The modus operandi of the Illuminati new world order Establishment elites is “Ordo Ab Chao” – Latin for “Order Out of Chaos.” They create the chaos, they create the “bipartisan” commissions to study it, and they come up with the “Recommendations” (“Synthesis” or Solutions) to fix the problem they caused in the first place to be able to convince the deceived American politic to accept the next step in the centuries-long march to World Government (a modern Genesis 11 Tower of Babel, which God will one day destroy).

As Texe Marrs wrote in Circle of Intrigue (Living Truth Publishers): “… the Illuminati cleverly and with ruthless motion ever employ the Hegelian process of the “conflict of opposites” to foment chaos and discord. They invent chaos and artificially inflame passions, rousing peaceful men to commit abominable acts of murder and sedition. But future history will record that this shall be their undoing. Seeking to enslave other men, they themselves have been taken into bondage by Lucifer, their counterfeit lord and god.” p.141

Consider this excerpt from today’s report on-line in USA Today:”The commission recommended the creation of a new intelligence center and high-level intelligence director to improve the nation’s ability to disrupt future terrorist attacks. An intelligence-gathering center would bring a unified command to the more than dozen agencies that now collect and analyze intelligence overseas and at home.”

Out of the ashes of the Twin Towers, the wreckage of the Pentagon, and the fields of western Pennsylvania where the fourth plane crashed, rises yet another coup for Big Brother: yet more centralization of federal government power, setting the stage for even more loss of civil liberties here in the United States, as already suffered by Americans under the Bill-of-Rights-shredding so-called “Patriot” Act. We are trading liberty for security, and the result is the growth of tyranny. One of the founders said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” If we are unable to govern ourselves according to God’s standards individually, we shall in time lose the ability for self-government corporately. Tyranny will be the result.

Of course the spiritual root of this loss of freedoms is our own wickedness and rebellion against God, in turning from His commandments and His moral law, as most clearly evidenced by “legalized” child-murder (abortion) [see Psalm 106:37-42] and “legalized” sodomy and sodomite “marriages” [see Genesis chapter 19]. We are on a path of national destruction at the hands of a holy and just God. Our only hope is to repent of our sinfulness, and to turn to him in the hope that in His present, ongoing, and increasingly severe judgments of America, that He would remember mercy.

Yes, looming ahead of an America which refuses to repent of child-murder and sodomy is further divine judgment, of greater magnitude and severity than 9-11.

In light of the testimony of history and of the holy scriptures (the Bible), without repentance, it is only a matter of time before America suffers further catastrophic calamity.

And as long as Americans blindly vote for candidates from the two major parties, America will also continue down this Road to Tyranny. Remember, Tom Ridge and others are already trying to prepare us to believe and accept that a terrorist attack around the time of the November elections would be justification for possibly postponing the elections, thereby threatening the suspension of the Constitution’s requirement in the 20th Amendment for the end of the incumbent President’s and Vice President’s terms of office on January 20, 2005.

Remember this from Texe Marrs’ Circle of Intrigue:

Democrats (Thesis) vs. Republicans (Antithesis) = Illuminati Rule (Synthesis) (p. 139)

Vote for American Independence !!!

Vote 3rd Party on November 2, 2004 !!!


For a list of CFR members, see:


This section below was sent out over three months ago:

Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 13:11:12 -0400
From: Columbia Christians for Life
Subject: Several members of the 9-11 Commission are CFR members

9-11 Commission Members
Thomas H. Kean Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Lee H. Hamilton CFR member / Trilateral Commission
(TC) member
Vice Chair

Richard Ben-Veniste
Fred F. Fielding
Jamie S. Gorelick CFR member
Slade Gorton
Bob Kerrey CFR member
John F. Lehman CFR member
Timothy J. Roemer
James R. Thompson


Commission Staff
Philip D. Zelikow CFR member
Executive Director

Chris Kojm
Deputy Executive Director

Daniel Marcus
General Counsel


Note: Dr. Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s National Security Adviser, is also a CFR member, as are:

Vice President Dick Cheney (formerly: a CFR director, member of the Trilateral Commission, and former chairman, president and CEO of Halliburton Co.)

Colin Powell, Secretary of State

Paul Wolfowitz, senior Bush administration official involved with Iraq War (also has been member of the Trilateral Commission)

(also: former President George H.W. Bush was both a CFR director and a member of the Trilateral Commission)

Note: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and many other executive, congressional, and judiciary offcials, including THREE US Supreme Court Justices (O’Connor appointed by Reagan, and Breyer and Ginsburg appointed by Clinton, are CFR members.

Conclusion: There’s not a dime’s bit of difference in the end-game agenda of BOTH the national Democrat and the Republican Parties, because BOTH national parties are controlled by the same CFR/TC/Bilderberg/Masonic/Skull & Bones/Bohemian Grove Establishment NWO global elites: the Illuminati.

See a concise overview article about the CFR on the internet at:

What can be done ?

#1 – 2 Chronicles 7:14 (repentance by Christians)

#2 – start thinking “out of the box” of voting lock-step for Democrat and Republican Establishment-picked candidates.

#3 – Vote for neither John Kerry (CFR, Skull & Bones) nor George W. Bush (Skull & Bones) on November 2, 2004

Check out these websites:

"CAFTA Joe" Wilson (R-S.C.) parrots Bush spin; more loyal to Bush’s NWO agenda than to American workers, manufacturing, and sovereignty

“U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, who for months opposed CAFTA, voted for it Wednesday night, providing a crucial boost for a treaty that would have failed had he maintained his opposition.”

“The Central American Free Trade Agreement, …, passed 217-215.”
The State, July 29, 2005 (article below)

Second Congressional District Representative Joe Wilson, whose biographical entry in the South Carolina 2005 Legislative Manual includes his affiliation with “Sinclair Lodge No. 154” and “Jamil Temple,” chose to back CAFTA, offering as one of his lame justifications for betraying American workers, manufacturing, sovereignty, and his own Oath of Office to uphold the Constitution, the same parrotted “spin” as his masonic brother, Skull and Bones secret society member President George W. Bush, about CAFTA bolstering “security” in Central America.

USA Today reported the intense lobbying effort by Bush to pressure Congressmen to pass CAFTA. The President of the United States even went to Capitol Hill itself, Wednesday, July 27, to personally lobby Congressmen:

“Wednesday, the president traveled to Capitol Hill in a last-ditch bid to secure House approval of his proposed Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).”

“The unusual presidential visit was part of an intense lobbying push.”

‘BIG LIE’ ‘talking point’ by Illuminati Establishment front-man George W. Bush:

“CAFTA is more than a trade bill,” Bush said. He said the measure would help strengthen fragile young democracies in Latin America ­ and show those countries that the United States would stand by their side.

‘BIG LIE’ ‘talking point’ repeated again and again by Republican leaders:
The president, said White House press secretary Scott McLellan, stressed to Republicans “the importance of supporting young and emerging democraciesin our own hemisphere, and the importance of strengthening democracy here in our own hemisphere. And that was something that clearly resonated with members of the House.”

“It is good for our national security in supporting these fledgling democracies at our back door,” House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said after the meeting with Bush.

‘BIG LIE’ Parrotted ‘talking point’ by “CAFTA Joe” Wilson:
“What you’ve got is a real threat to democracy in the region, and the way to counteract that threat is to have developing economies,” Wilson said.
Excerpt from The State, July 29, 2005 (article below)

How much of America must we lose before “Christians” and”conservatives” and “patriots” will stop voting for Republicanpuppets and waterboys for the New World Order of the oligarchy, the Empire, the Illuminati Establishment Rockefeller, et al. elites ?

Maybe by the time the internationalists and globalists are proposing a Western Hemispheric Constitution; then maybe we’ll finally wake up like the French and Dutch voters did recently when they voted “NO” to the European Constitution.

When Elections come up in 2006, remember: all four Republican Congressmen voted to pass CAFTA – the deal that steals American jobs, manufacturing, and sovereignty !

“… where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17

Steve Lefemine
Independent * candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
US House District #2, South Carolina
* American Christian for a Biblically-based constitutional republic
August 4, 2005


The State
Columbia, SC

Posted on Fri, Jul. 29, 2005

Wilson explains last-minute vote switch

Congressman says he backed trade accord because it will bolster security in the region

Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON ­ U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, who for months opposed CAFTA, voted for it Wednesday night, providing a crucial boost for a treaty that would have failed had he maintained his opposition.

The Central American Free Trade Agreement, which eliminates almost all tariffs between the United States and six Latin American nations, passed 217-215.

The Springdale Republican’s switch infuriated sectors of the textile industry that had fought to defeat CAFTA. Wilson on Thursday said he concluded ­as two other conservative S.C. Republicans had, publicly, days before ­that side agreements to the treaty would protect S.C. textile jobs.

And he said he became increasingly convinced in the past week that CAFTA is needed to bolster security and stability within and beyond CAFTA nations.

“What you’ve got is a real threat to democracy in the region, and the way to counteract that threat is to have developing economies,” Wilson said.

CAFTA is an antidote, he said, to Latin America’s increasingly brazen radical left.

“In the Caribbean basin, you have Fidel Castro, who is attempting to destabilize the fledgling democracies of Central America,” Wilson said. “And there is a great deal of collaboration between Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.”

But for Jock Nash, a lobbyist for Spartanburg-based Milliken & Co., Wilson didn’t so much vote for democracy, but against already hard-hit S.C. textile workers. The state lost 31,708 textile and apparel manufacturing jobs from January 2001 to December 2004, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“I was dumbstruck; maybe the herd instinct had something to do with it,” Nash said of Wilson’s vote. “We lost every Republican congressman in the state of South Carolina on CAFTA.”

In the weeks leading up to the vote, half the S.C. delegation declared itself undecided about the treaty. But earlier this week, Republican U.S. Reps. Bob Inglis of Travelers Rest and Gresham Barrett of Westminster announced that side agreements among CAFTA signatories would close loopholes.

China would not be able to ship its low-priced textiles through CAFTA countries to get tariff-free treatment at the U.S. border, they said.

U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of Greenville and U.S. Rep. Henry Brown of Hanahan, both Republicans, also voted for CAFTA.

Three of the eight members of the S.C. delegation voted against it: Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of Seneca, and Democratic U.S. Reps. Jim Clyburn of Columbia and John Spratt of York.

In the hours before the late-night CAFTA vote, the House leadership and a small army of Bush administration officials walked the hallways of the Capitol looking for anti-CAFTA Republicans whose minds might be changed ­ possibly with sweeteners in the multibillion-dollar highway and energy bills scheduled for votes this week.

Wilson said that was not the case with him.

“I didn’t ask for anything; they didn’t offer anything,” Wilson said. “I wasn’t pressured in any way.”

But U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes, R-N.C., who also made a last-minute switch to support CAFTA, said House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., told him before the vote: “You tell me what you need, and we’re going to do it.”

Hayes said he’s still working with the administration and textile firms on just what those concessions might be.

Reach Markoe at (202) 383-6023 or

Knight Ridder reporter Tim Funk contributed to this report.

© 2005 The State and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.


Read “The World Government Two-Step” at:

First NAFTA, then CAFTA, then FTAA, then Western Hemispheric regional government, then one-world socialism/global government, i.e., the New World Order (as written on the back of the $ 1 dollar bill in your wallet as Novus Ordo Seclorum at the base of the pyramid on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States).

This can, by the grace of God, all be stopped, just as God put an end to the ancient Tower of Babel in Genesis, chapter 11.

On July 28, 2005, Americans lost another layer of our country’s sovereignty when 202 traitor-Republicans voted for the agenda of the New World Order (regional government, then one-worldgovernment). However, now the battle shifts to the Western Hemispheric “Free Trade Area of the Americas” (FTAA), involving all of the nations in North America, Central America, and South America (except Cuba).

Stop the FTAA !

Each of the 217 U.S. House members (202 Republicans and 15 Democrats) who voted for CAFTA (HR 3045), this NWO, anti-American, unconstitutional transfer of Congressional authority to international tribunals and bureaucrats, and erosion of U.S. independence and sovereignty, has broken his (or her) Oath of Office, and should rightly now be impeached. Likewise, the same for any and all of the 54 members of the U.S. Senate who traitorously voted for CAFTA (S 1307) on June 30, 2005.
[ see CAFTA votes of both Senate and House at ]

Since impeachment of these oath-breakers is obviously not going to happen,’We the People’ need to send a message in the 2006 Elections to these traitors.Certainly, any of these 217 oath-breaking incumbents should NOT be re-elected next year on November 7, 2006 !