By Judi McLeod
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Investigative journalists doing their jobs should dig deep--really deep--into Nancy Pelosi's role in the controversial, $280-million, federal-funded Hunters Point Shipyard affair--in relation to her alleged role as an investor in a real estate investment entity called PRESIDIO PaRTNERS.
Look past the fact that the 936-acre site, of which about 443 acres are not polluted and that Hunter Point Shipyard is the largest tract of undeveloped land in San Francisco.
Roll Call has stated that in early 2004, John Murtha “reportedly leaned on U.S. Navy officials to sign a contract to transfer the Hunters Point Shipyard to the City of San Francisco” and that “Laurence Pelosi, nephew of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at the time was an executive of the company which owned the rights of the land.”
But that's only the most recent chapter of Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha and San Francisco's largest tract of undeveloped land.
Even critics clamoring that Pelosi is reneging on her pledge to clean up corruption by endorsing Murtha's bid for House Majority leader don't paint the whole picture.
In her own words on March 31, 2004: “I have been working on this agreement for more than a decade, and I am proud we are near our goal. I thank Senators Feinstein and Boxer, Mayor Newsom, and former Mayor Willie Brown for their work on the Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard agreement. I also thank my good friend Congressman Jack Murtha for assisting us in this last round of negotiation.”
“Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has been a point of contention since my days as a San Francisco Supervisor, with all sides fighting over the level of contamination at the base and who will pay for cleanup.” said Senator Dianne Feinstein. “This agreement is a significant breakthrough, and signals an end to the bickering that has gone on for a quarter of a century.”
But the truth is Pelosi's alleged involvement in the Hunters Point Shipyard fiasco goes well beyond what shows on the surface. For Pelosi it's a well trodden trail that goes all the way to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the Presidio's most famous tenant.
“Among the unpublicized facts about Nancy Pelosi was that she was an investor in a real estate investment entity called PRESIDIO PaRTNERS, which set up shortly after the first closure of federal military bases around the US,”.
“Among the choicest real estate properties were (a) San Francisco's Presidio Fort then the headquarters for the Sixth US army (b) Treasure Island and Yreba Buena Island, the US Navy's parcels in San Francisco Bay (c) The Hunter's Point Naval Base, then biggest US Navy base between Seattle Washington Long Beach and San Diego California.”
Pelosi's involvement in the disposal of federal military surplus land is matched only by Gorbachev, who as founder of Green Cross International (GCI) devised a mechanism for converting American military bases to civilian uses converting the bases over to “global centers for sustainability”. Gorbachev's mission of converting American military bases to global centers for sustainability came just two years after he resigned as president of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991.
CGI built on the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and supported the implementation of the summit's agenda 21.
Pelosi patiently shepherded agenda 21 through Congress. On March 29, 1993 she introduced a joint resolution (H.J.RES166) to renew the call for the United States to “assume a strong leadership role in implementing agenda 21 and other Summit agreements”, eventually gathering 67 co-sponsors for her bill, 32 of whom are still in Congress.
In a speech entitled “From Swords to Plowshares, delivered in the House of Representatives on June 4, 1992, Pelosi cheered the arrival of Gorbachev to the Presidio as a tenant.
“The National Park Service is actively seeking ideas for programs and tenants at this spectacular site. Last month, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev visited the presidio to propose that the Gorbachev Foundation/use be located at the Presidio when the army leaves. In his words, “it is wonderful and symbolic that a military base is being converted for use by the people'.
“As the cold war ends,” Pelosi continued, “it is, indeed, fitting that this army garrison--one of the oldest in the United States--will be transformed to a monument to peace, environmental preservation and recreation as a global park.”
Less than a year after Pelosi's fawning words, Gorbachev and his American pre-funded $3.5-million Gorbachev Foundation moved into new a white, shingled bayfront house at the historic Presidio overlooking the Golden Bridge.
Next, avowed Communist Gorbachev brought his State of the art Forum to the Presidio.
Co-chairs of the forum include pretend Republican James Baker 111. Baker served in the Reagan administration as Treasury Secretary.
The politically avant-garde poo-pooh detractors who point out that Gorbachev has never renounced communism.
In 1989, Gorbachev told the Politburo: “Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our aim is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep.”
Canadian environmental guru Maurice Strong and Gorbachev are co-architects of the Earth Charter, which both arrogantly boast is a replacement for the Ten Commandments of Moses.
As the song says, House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi has come a long way, Baby. Her long climb to the top came courtesy of two anti-Americans global Pooh-bahs.
`San Francisco's Nanny” was a useful tool for UN heavy Maurice Strong and one of Mikhail Gorbachev's most useful idiots.
Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at: [email protected]