Connecting the Obama-Communist Dots
The Red Army: The radical network that must be defeated to save America by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. ElliotThe young, hard-nosed conservative blogger and WABC radio talk show host Aaron Klein is back on bookshelves with a fresh installment of his highly praised tattle-tale-brand muckraking.
The Red Army: The radical network that must be defeated to save America by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliot
The young, hard-nosed conservative blogger and WABC radio talk show host Aaron Klein is back on bookshelves with a fresh installment of his highly praised tattle-tale-brand muckraking.
In 2010, Klein's The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Anti-American Extremists blew the whistle on United States President Barack Obama's connection to ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), a highly controversial and corrupt American NGO, as well as President Obama's ties with the Nation of Islam and the dogged antiwar activist-turned-terrorist, Bill Ayers. The book brought Mr. Klein much critical acclaim, landing him and co-author Brenda J. Elliot a spot on the New York Times Bestsellers List.
Klein's second-most recent journalistic attack on President Barack Obama also paved the way for the follow-up: The Red Army: The Radical Network That Must Be Defeated To Save America, which was released in November on Broadside Books, an imprint of Harper Collins.
The Red Army is Klein's second full-length book, co-authored with anonymous blogger and historian Brenda J. Elliot, and the fourth literary installment from Klein's journalistic notes to date. Klein chose to work with Elliot, he says, because he "was greatly impressed with her work and her research capabilities."
In a brief exchange, Klein said that "Red Army is indeed a sequel to The Manchurian President." He said that "[a]s my co-author ... and I began to comprehend the scope of Obama's radical associates and mentors, most of whom traveled together in the same far-left circles, we decided to assemble the pieces of the puzzle for a book -- the work became the New York Times best-selling title, The Manchurian."
Klein explained, "Our first book-length effort focused on unmasking Barack Obama and his radical associations. But even before its publication, as we continued to delve into Obama's administration, it became clear that we were uncovering a larger world of radical organizations, which not only are the force behind Obama's fundamental transformation of America, but also are now so well entrenched in the institutions of American power that their influence can hardly be overstated. In other words, in peeling off the layers of the onion that is the radical network, Brenda and I have unearthed something much larger and far more disturbing than even we, as seasoned political observers, could have anticipated."
What did they find this time?
"At first, we knew very little about this clandestine Red Army," writes Klein in the book's introduction, "whose goal is the transformation of America into a Socialist system."
The book sheds light on certain activities and affiliations of certain members of the government such as U.S. representatives Maxine Water (D-CA) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI). These two, along with former Oakland mayor Ron Dellums, are sponsors of MECA (The Middle East Children's Alliance), an organization founded originally by activists Barbara Lubin and Howard Levine. Lubin, as it turns out, is allied with the Workers World Party, a Marxist-Leninist sect aligned with North Korea.
The layers of the onion begin to peel.
"Along the way," writes Klein explaining the book's thesis, "the progressives hijacked an entire spectrum of important social causes, from feminism and race relations through environmental and antiwar activism, each of which ... became subordinated to an agenda having very little to do with the actual cause at hand and everything to do with the underlying agenda of the radical reconstruction of our society."
In another chapter, Klein and Elliot write about Healthcare-Now, a lobby whose website says that "the act establishes a unique, publicly financed, privately delivered American health care system, that uses and expands upon the existing Medicare programs for all U.S. residents -- not just citizens -- and U.S. territories." Among the co-chairs of Healthcare-Now, as Klein and Elliot have discovered, is Medea Benjamin, who also leads CODE-PINK, a group concerned with "radical antiwar activities." Furthermore, Benjamin has lived in Cuba and admits that she feels at home under that Communist regime; and she has been among the sponsors of recent activist flotillas that attempt to aid Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
In another chapter, the dynamic muckraking duo take former CIA director and current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to task for his passionate support of Communist and Socialist regimes in the former Soviet Union and South America.
The list goes on, as Klein informs his readers about AE, or American Environics. Founded in 2004 by American and Canadian researchers, it is a government-sponsored organization that takes green research "to task" by urging researchers to cut out the corruption. Sounds innocent, right? Well, Klein explains that among the founders is Michael Shellenberger, who is registered with the Department of Justice as a foreign agent. He also runs a consulting firm known as Lumina Strategies, LLC, where his main client was one Hugo Chávez, the controversial president of Socialist Venezuela. Shellenberger, reports Klein, received a six-month, $60,000 subcontract to help build up Chávez's image.
Klein also writes about Shellenberger in The Manchurian President as a co-founder of the Apollo Alliance, which helped draft not only the president's green jobs program, but also the $787-billion economic stimulus bill and other proposed new energy legislation. According to neo-Conservatives such as Klein, this legislation is partly responsible for the "life-support" condition of today's American economy.
More or less an informative yet dry list of finger-pointing, The Red Army is perfect for the GOP crowd and for anyone else who would like to blame the current administration for the state of the economy. And if that's not enough, Klein's new opus also hold those same names responsible for terrorism.