October 8, 2011
GOP front-runner Mitt Romney – who has promised us another century of mass murder and crimes against humanity – has picked a neocon as his new foreign policy adviser.
Walid Phares is a Lebanese terrorism “expert” who often makes the rounds to denounce enemies of the empire (usually Iran and Syria) and is featured as a speaker by Benador Associates, a public relations outfit promoting the worst of the worst in the neocon constellation.
Phares is also connected to David Horowitz, the former Marxist magazine publisher who has taken money from CIA operative Richard Mellon Scaife. Horowitz, who admits he is a traitor to the United States, runs an extreme neocon and ferociously anti-Muslim website called FrontPage and is often referred to as one of America’s most dangerous hatemongers by his ideological enemies over on the so-called left.
Phares is a “contributing expert” along with fellow neocons Frank Gaffney and Meyrav Wurmser at the rabidly pro-Israel Ariel Center for Policy Research.
In the mid-1980s he was the Washington lobbyist for the Lebanese Phalange party. It was founded in the 1930s by Pierre Gemayel and inspired by the Nazi Youth Movement in Hitler’s Germany. In 1982, the Phalange cooperated with Israel in its invasion of Lebanon and participated in the Sabra and Shatila massacre of Palestinians that same year. Israel’s invasion resulted in 19,085 deaths and 31,915 wounded, overwhelmingly civilians.
By placing Phares in his campaign, Romney has signaled that he is exactly the same as George W. Bush – a sock puppet for neocons who are determined to keep the war against Islam on track despite the overwhelming desire of the American people to put an end to the decade-long multiple front war in the Middle East and South Asia.