Who is Chuck Hagel?
Senator Chuck Hagel is a former Nebraska Senator and a Republican “moderate” who is also a decorated Vietnam combat veteran, and was wounded during the Viet Nam War. Considering this history, he is very likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. President Barack Obama knows Hagel and has a personal relationship with him that was forged when they were in the Senate together. At 66, Hagel is identified by most as an independent thinker and his frankness in debate is legendary.
Initially, Hagel backed the Iraq war but after witnessing a string of abuses on the part of the Bush Administration, he became one of its most fierce and credible critics. He opposed the “surge” supported by Senator McCain and other Neo-conservative politicians. His opposition to sending more than 30,000 additional troops to Iraq during the Bush administration is credited with stabilizing that unfortunate country. Current events analysts and students of modern warfare and statecraft now understand the “surge” to have been most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam.
Hagel did support the Afghanistan war resolution but, over time, he became more critical of the decade-plus conflict as an expensive nation-building effort within a population committed to ancient traditions of clan and tribal unity. In this regard, he views the Afghan war through the lens of his Viet Nam War experience and has often reminded his Neo-conservative critics that the military, as an organizational unit of western society, is designed, built, and intended to win the wars that they fight and not assume the character and responsibilities more appropriately associated with statecraft. Within the public forum, he has correctly represented the sentiments of the American people asserting that the American people “want out” of this war. More recently Chuck Hagel has scrutinized the on-going debate to strike against Iran. He supports President Obama’s efforts to coax Iran into a discussion that will give way to negotiations for future peace in Afghanistan.
As Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel would preside over the withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and would oversee the steepest cuts in Pentagon spending for many years to come. Once the U.S. Military had been significantly pared down to a much smaller force that would be assuming a “defensive posture,” Hagel’s participation would be a critical component in the decision-making process that would lead to a complete restructuring focusing on the “so-called” Pacific Pivot—the Defense buildup in the Pacific. For this important task, Hagel’s experience as well as his connections on Capitol Hill would play a huge part in an eventual successful outcome for a new, completely modernized and re-purposed U.S. Military.
Who is Chuck Hagel? We ask purposefully. It would appear that he’s the man for a difficult and controversial job. Together with his fellow appointee, John Brennan, it would seem that, to those whose skills, experience, and professional integrity count in the struggle to stabilize our National Security, Chuck Hagel is the leader of choice as discussed in this article:
On the road to higher vibrations …
It is significant that his appointment has drawn unabashed approval from those whose participation in both the discussion and the implementation of change that would promote a more “perfect union,” are more than willing to give him earned authority every bit as much as the President is determined to bequeath him assigned authority. Having both, it is understood that he would become one of the most powerful and influential Cabinet Appointees since Secretary of Defense General George Marshall.
Senator Hagel opposes unilateral sanctions against Iran. He believes them to be a prelude to violent conflict and, surprisingly, his attitude would seem to fit with President Obama’s who would like to initiate “negotiations” with Iran this year.
The “Republican Jewish Coalition” (which, in the Main Stream Press is inappropriately referred to as such because it is neither “Jewish” nor would it seem to have the vested interests of the people of Israel at heart) has come out against Hagel. In effect, they’re pouring gasoline on an already raging fire of a debate over the undue influence expressed by—what many of us know as the “Israeli” lobby (read: Zionist Agenda). They’ve declared a list of so-called “grievances” against Hagel that claim former Senator Hagel’s statements and actions have raised anxiety over the country’s diplomatic evolution and believe that his appointment is “politically incorrect” for many Americans who might be concerned about the future of Israeli hegemony.
To his credit, Senator Hagel has often pointed out that he considers the “Jewish Lobby” [Hagel’s own words] a socio-political influence that represents “a dangerous, toxic intolerance of other people’s opinions.” Immediately after Obama announced his nomination, former Secretary of State Colin Powell sent out a statement endorsing his choice.
“Chuck displays his courage in many ways. You can always count on him to analyze a difficult situation and take a position that reflects his best judgment. I believe that more than ever we need that kind of independent and bold leader who thinks in and out of the box. He is the kind of leader needed by the Department of Defense to deal with the strategic and resource challenges it will be facing over the next several years.”
Like Obama, Powell urged the Senate to confirm Hagel “as soon as possible.” General Powell, perhaps more so than most, represents a distinctively “military” perspective on the nomination and appointment of Senator Hagel as “The Pentagon’s Choice.” Others share Powell’s point of view:
Listen to what Bill White, the former President of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and a nationally recognized leader in the military and veterans community has to say about Chuck Hagel:
“As someone who has known Senator Chuck Hagel as a friend and colleague for more than two decades, I know firsthand that he is an extraordinary ally and stalwart on behalf of our military personnel, veterans and their families. I know Chuck as someone who fully accepts, supports, and believes in the policies of President Obama and Vice President Biden regarding supporting Israel and denouncing the government of Iran.
I know Chuck as a believer in that unbreakable bond shared between all service members, and in the basic equality of openly gay Americans serving in our military and repeal of DADT. Having dedicated my 20-plus year career to honoring, advocating and supporting our nation’s troops, and as an openly gay man, I have complete confidence in President Obama’s nomination of Senator Hagel as the right leader for our great country, and the mission of the Department of Defense. I am very much looking forward to working with Chuck to advance important efforts underway supporting our troops and their families.”
Coming from former political associates and a close friend these kudos and accolades paint the picture of an honest, hard-working, American hero and not the bumbling incompetent that the Neo-Conservative movement and their allies in the “Jewish Lobby” (again, if indeed we can call it that) would have us believe him to be. That Senator Hagel made mistakes is a given. What is important to common folk such as us is that he learned from those mistakes and suffered never to repeat them again. It is plain that this man cannot be manipulated or coerced into a frame of mind that would be indulgent of the very people who got this country into the mess we’re in today.
And, what is more, it would appear that in investing his political capital in Senator Hagel, the President has earned himself some much needed power and impetus from people who would count in the process of “Rebuilding America” and resuscitating the “American Dream.”
So, who is Chuck Hagel? Why, he is the “Man for all seasons.” He is a product of the common folk come to set things right with the One Creator/God.
Robert Reich is the chancellor’s professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Reich has served in three national administrations. Even our yellow press was compelled to concede that he is an inquiring mind and an effective, rational thinker when Time Magazine named him one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. Dr. Reich believes that Hagel is a wise choice for one over-riding and relevant reason:
“That the neocons hate him is the best sign yet that Chuck Hagel may be the right person for the job.”
Change the way you think.
The appointment of Chuck Hagel is as positive a sign as any that the vibrational frequencies of human thought are rising and rapidly so! Stop trying to organize your thoughts and your lives around the fetid and irrelevant appeal of legalistic dross bent on exhausting the energy of good people on “fixing” this repugnant “System of Things.” This “System of Things” doesn’t need fixing; it needs replacement and the current President’s international aspirations for a greater American diplomatic context is one very powerful and positive step in that direction.
We have to set aside the current national drama and intrigue over “criminal investigations,” gun control and unconstitutional legislation; the failure of our corrupt and twisted justice system, the militarization of our law enforcement, and the disintegration of public education. Follow my ideas for just a moment and you’ll see that those agendas are intentional “misdirection” intended to get our minds off of constructing the foundations for a New American Century—not the “new American century” espoused by the Neo-Conservative movement and their richly funded allies in the International Banking Industry. No. A New American Century that will ultimately return us to the path of enlightenment our forefathers put us on some two hundred years ago.
It makes no difference that several of our forefathers were Masons or that their financiers might have been Illuminati. It is irrelevant that the Catholic Church obstructed the evolution of human consciousness for millennia or that greedy “robber barons” deprived the common folk of both their heritage and their future. Forget the past! What matters most is that we are awakening to the scheme of Anu’s paradigm of imprisonment and we don’t like it. As Chuck Hagel has said of our orientation toward conquest and violence: “… [we] want out!”
Chuck Hagel’s appointment would represent a significant change in the fabric of our reality. It represents a wholesome, positive, constructive, and overwhelming shift toward the Light. As such, it should satisfy at least some of the inquiries of those who might still wonder if indeed the President is “working with it!” There! That’s it, isn’t it? Try to understand that, while someone might not be “of” the Light—sprouting wings and singing angelic hymns of praise to the All-Mind—the Light can still use the momentum of that person’s actions to promote its own agenda. David Wilcock reminds us of Ra’s teaching/learning words in his latest article “December 21, 2012, Romance and Reality.” Ra explains that the “Light’s” agenda is accommodated by a Cosmic mechanism that functions very much like the workings of a clock; and, it is time. It is time to ascend.
Open your eyes, brothers and sisters of the Light. Regard how ferociously independent, seductive, and self-serving were men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Brown, Teddy Roosevelt, General George S. Patton, and General Douglas McArthur. Their careers were marked by the behavior of someone whom we might, today, “categorize” as of a negative polarity in service to self, yet they fearlessly engaged in actions that, together with their attitude, lifted up the lives of millions of their fellows. And so, our forebears chose to serve them because they loved them. Might not we set aside these prejudicial judgments for just a short time and observe that the events we share collectively are, in fact, the beginnings of a monumental movement toward the higher vibrations of greater harmony, tranquility, equity, abundance, and unconditional love? I think that they are; and, you, dearest family are entitled to follow your own chosen path to fulfill your destiny—wherever it may lead you.
Love and Light,