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John McCain—A Last Chance at Honor

— by Mel Rockefeller with Jeff Gates First, let’s be clear about who produced the political career of John McCain and why. Only then can we assess his behavior as a pliable and reliable asset of those who induced us to wage a disastrous war in Iraq and now seek to take us to war in Iran. The origins of…

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Why the Leadership Crisis in Saudi Arabia? Cui bono?

 Draft of Nov. 13, 2017 Word count: 7,370 by Mel Rockefeller with Jeff Gates The crisis in Saudi Arabia confirms how those who produced the Trump presidency are using the Office of the President to advance Israeli goals. I’m confident that Israelis know they are the real target of the investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Skilled as…

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Lessons Learned from the Crisis in Charlottesville

— by James M. (“Mel”) Rockefeller with Jeff Gates, 28th August 2017 More than a half-century ago, my father Nelson Rockefeller, then serving his first of four terms as Governor of New York (1959-1973), saw that education would be democracy’s “last line of defense” against those he described as sharing a “tireless genius for crisis.” The August 12th crisis in…

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Protecting the U.S. from the True Extremists

Protecting the U.S. from the True Extremists by James M. (“Mel”) Rockefeller with Jeff Gates, 23rd March 2017. NOTE: This lengthy analysis was posted on this site in mid-February 2017 and was quickly “disappeared” by unknown parties. Looking back at this analysis in the post-Charlottesville environment, it seemed for many reasons timely to re-post, including this prediction made six months…

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