(WMR) -- John
McCain�s chief foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann is a neocon�s neocon.
Scheunemann not only has fronted for Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as
a lobbyist but also served as the executive director of the Committee for the
Liberation of Iraq, a group that shilled for the discredited Iraqi con artist
Ahmad Chalabi, the originator of reams of bogus �intelligence� that
provided �proof� the neocons needed to hoodwink the United States into a bloody
invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Other members of the CLI included McCain, Connecticut
Senator Joseph Lieberman, former Nebraska Democratic Senator Bob Kerrey, former
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and former Secretary of State George Schultz.
The November 15, 2002, New York Times stated
that Scheunemann, a former aide to Republican Senators Trent Lott and Bob
Dole, patterned the CLI�s lobbying efforts to get the United States to oust
Saddam Hussein after the �low-budget methods used in the NATO enlargement.
Scheunemann is now advocating NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine.
Schuenemann�s Orion Strategies consulting company
represented Georgia and Macedonia, two nations seeking NATO membership, as well
as Taiwan, while working for McCain�s presidential campaign. Scheunemann also
sought financial support for McCain from the Republican Jewish Coalition, a
pro-Likud organization of wealthy and influential Jewish Republican fat cat
donors to the GOP.
Scheunemann, who has received over $800,000 in lobbying fees
from Georgia, arranged for McCain to attend the November 23, 2006, second
anniversary celebration in Tbilisi of Georgia�s �Rose Revolution,� an uprising
funded by so-called progressive Democrat George Soros. McCain�s fellow
celebrants included Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko; Israeli minister,
former Soviet dissident, and noted Israeli
expansionist Natan Sharansky; Estonian President Arnold Ruutel, and
Romanian President Troian Basescu.
On July 22, 2006, WMR reported: �The Israeli invasion of
Lebanon was planned between top Israeli officials and members of the Bush
administration. On June 17 and 18, former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu and Likud Knesset member Natan Sharansky met with Vice President Dick
Cheney at the American Enterprise Institute conference in Beaver Creek,
Colorado. There, the impending Israeli invasions of both Gaza and Lebanon were
It is also noteworthy that McCain campaign manager Rick
Davis� lobbying firm, Davis Manafort, represented Viktor Yanukovich, the
pro-Russian opponent of Yushchenko.
McCain has nominated Yushchenko, as well as Saakashvili, for
the Nobel Peace Prize.
Scheunmann�s obvious ties to what represents the
Russian-Israeli Mafia are highlighted by the fact that he lobbied McCain to
look the other way when McCain, as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs
Committee, refused to investigate the use of Indian tribal lands for lucrative
casino deals that were hammered out by jailed GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff and
his law firm Greenberg Traurig. It has since been reported that McCain is a
high-stakes gambler who has wagered large sums of money at casinos on tribal
lands, including Foxwoods in Connecticut. The Mashantucket Pequot tribe, which
owns Foxwoods, is a major contributor to McCain�s coffers.
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