Wes ClarkVerifizierter Account @GeneralClark. Now America has secret police? Deployed against the wishes of local government! No names, no badges, look. BILD-Interview mit Ex-US-General Wesley Clark (73) zu Syrien-Angriff |»Konflikt kann für Europa zum Verhängnis werden denn Russland. Wesley „Wes“ Kanne Clark (* Dezember in Chicago, Illinois) ist ein General a. D. der US Army. Als Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) war.
NATO-General Wesley Clark bekommt nur 13 Prozent: Kerry gewinnt auch in New HampshireWesley Kanne Clark (* Dezember in Chicago, Illinois) ist ein hochdekorierter ehemaliger General der US Army. Als Supreme Allied Commander. NATO-General Wesley Clark bekommt nur 13 Prozent Kerry gewinnt auch in New Hampshire. Seite 2 von 3: Wie oft bei solchen Ereignissen, gewannen fast alle. Wes ClarkVerifizierter Account @GeneralClark. Now America has secret police? Deployed against the wishes of local government! No names, no badges, look.
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He also said that the various databases of off-limit targets did not have the up-to-date address for the relatively new embassy location. The bombing resulted in an estimated civilian deaths and wounded, as reported to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
This all came to a head on October 5 in the so-called Bulldozer Revolution. The Democratic Opposition of Serbia won a majority in parliamentary elections that December.
Russian forces had arrived in Kosovo and were heading for the airport on June 12, , two days after the bombing campaign ended, expecting to help police that section of Kosovo.
Clark, on the other hand, had planned for the Kosovo Force to police the area. Clark called then-Secretary General of NATO, Javier Solana , and was told "of course you have to get to the airport" and "you have transfer of authority" in the area.
The stand-off lasted two weeks. Russian forces continued to occupy the airport, until eventually an agreement was secured for them to be integrated into peace-keeping duties, while remaining outside of NATO command.
The refusal was criticized by some senior U. During hearings in the United States Senate , Senator John Warner suggested that the refusal might have been illegal, and that if it was legal, rules potentially should be changed.
Clark would retire soon after. Clark received another call from General Shelton in July in which he was told that Secretary Cohen wanted Clark to leave his command in April , less than three years after he assumed the post.
Ralston was not going to be appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff due to an extramarital affair in his past, and the SACEUR position was said to be the last potential post for him.
Clark spent the remainder of his time as SACEUR overseeing peacekeeper forces and, without a new command to take, was forced into retirement from the military on May 2, Rumors persisted that Clark was forced out due to his contentious relationship with some in Washington, D.
The Department of Defense said it was merely a "general rotation of American senior ranks". I'm not going to say whether I'm a Republican or a Democrat.
I'll just say Wes won't get my vote. Clark began a public speaking tour in the summer of and approached several former government officials for advice on work after life in government, including House Speaker Newt Gingrich , White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty , and Richard Holbrooke.
Clark took McLarty's advice to move back to Little Rock, Arkansas , and took a position with Stephens Inc, an investment firm headquartered there.
He took several other board positions at defense-related firms, and in March he amicably left Stephens Inc to found Wesley K.
He also authored forewords for a series of military biographies and a series of editorials. Clark is also a member of the Atlantic Council 's board of directors.
Clark has said that he began to truly define his politics only after his military retirement and the presidential election , won by George W.
Clark had a conversation with Condoleezza Rice in which she told him that the war in Kosovo would not have occurred under Bush. Clark found such an admission unsettling, as he had been selected for the SACEUR position because he believed more in the interventionist policies of the Clinton administration.
He said he would see it as a sign that things were "starting to go wrong" with American foreign policy under Bush. He said the war was "never [about] WMD or regime change" and believes "the connection to the War on Terrorism was not shown.
Clark met with a group of wealthy New York Democrats including Alan Patricof to tell them he was considering running for the presidency in the election.
Patricof, a supporter of Al Gore in , met with all the Democratic candidates but supported Clark in Eisenhower and Harry S.
Truman , and was a registered independent voter throughout his military career. Clark stated that he decided he was a Democrat because "I was pro-affirmative action, I was pro-choice, I was pro-education I'm pro-health care I realized I was either going to be the loneliest Republican in America or I was going to be a happy Democrat.
A different website, DraftClark They had presented him with emails in May from throughout the country asking him to run.
One of DraftClark's founders, Brent Blackaby, said of the draft effort: "Just fifty-two years ago citizens from all over the country were successful in their efforts to draft General Eisenhower.
We intend to do the same in by drafting General Clark. If he runs, he wins. In June , Clark said that he was "seriously consider[ing]" running for president in an appearance on Meet the Press.
He acknowledged the influence of the Draft Clark movement, saying they "took an inconceivable idea and made it conceivable". Clark's loyalty to the Democratic Party was questioned by some as soon as he entered the race.
Senator Joe Lieberman called Clark's party choice a matter of "political convenience, not conviction". Katharine Q. Seelye wrote that many believed Clark had chosen to be a Democrat in only because it was "the only party that did not have a nominee".
Clark, coming from a non-political background, had no position papers to define his agenda for the public. Once in the campaign, however, several volunteers established a network of connections with the media, and Clark began to explain his stances on a variety of issues.
He was, as he had told The Washington Post in October, pro-choice and pro-affirmative action. He backed environmental causes such as promising to reverse "scaled down rules" the Bush administration had applied to the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts and dealing with the potential effects of global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, livestock flatulence and other sources.
Some have speculated that Clark's inexperience at giving " soundbite " answers hurt him in the media during his primary campaign. Clark said, "At the time, I probably would have voted for it, but I think that's too simple a question," then "I don't know if I would have or not.
I've said it both ways because when you get into this, what happens is you have to put yourself in a position—on balance, I probably would have voted for it.
He was forced to continue to clarify his position and at the second primary debate he said, "I think it's really embarrassing that a group of candidates up here are working on changing the leadership in this country and can't get their own story straight I would have never voted for war.
The war was an unnecessary war, it was an elective war, and it's been a huge strategic mistake for this country. Another media incident started during the New Hampshire primary September 27, , when Clark was asked by space shuttle astronaut Jay C.
Buckey what his vision for the space program was after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Clark responded he was a great believer in the exploration of space but wanted a vision well beyond that of a new shuttle or space plane.
I'd like to know what's out there beyond the solar system. But I can't believe that in all of human history we'll never ever be able to go beyond the speed of light to reach where we want to go.
I happen to believe that mankind can do it. I've argued with physicists about it. I've argued with best friends about it. I just have to believe it.
Clark leads a political action committee , "WesPAC", which he formed after the primaries   and used to support Democratic Party candidates in the midterm elections.
Clark's father's family was Jewish; his paternal great-grandfather immigrated to the United States from Belarus in response to the Pale of Settlement and anti-Semitic violence from Russian pogroms.
Naval Reserve as an ensign during World War I, although he was never assigned to a combat mission. Kanne, living in Chicago, became involved with ward politics in the s as a prosecutor and served in local offices.
Roosevelt as the party's presidential candidate  though his name does not appear on the published roll of convention delegates.
His mother was Methodist, and was of English ancestry. Clark was born Wesley Kanne in Chicago on December 23, His father Benjamin died on December 6, ; his mother then moved the family to Little Rock, Arkansas.
This move was made for a variety of reasons, including escaping the greater cost of living in a large city such as Chicago, the support Veneta's family in Arkansas could provide, and her feeling of being an outsider to the remaining Kanne family as she did not share their religion.
Wesley's name was changed to Wesley Kanne Clark. Viktor Clark's name actually replaced that of Wesley's biological father on his birth certificate, something Wesley would later say that he wished they had not done.
He helped take their swim team to the state championship, filling in for a sick teammate by swimming two legs of a relay. Clark's acceptance letter from West Point.
He later said that Douglas MacArthur 's famous " Duty, honor, country " speech was an important influence on his view of the military.
The speech was given to the class of several months before Clark entered West Point, but a recording was played for his class when they first arrived.
Clark sat in the front in many of his classes, a position held by the highest performer in class. The valedictorian is first to choose which career field of the Army to serve in, and Clark selected armor.
Clark eventually applied for a Rhodes Scholarship and learned in December of his senior year at West Point that he had been accepted.
While he was at Oxford, a Jewish cousin of Clark's who lived in England telephoned him and informed him of his Jewish heritage, having received permission from Veneta Clark.
Clark was assigned a position in the 1st Infantry Division and flew to Vietnam on May 21, , during the U. He worked as a staff officer, collecting data and helping in operations planning, and was awarded the Bronze Star for his work with the staff.
In February, only one month into his command, he was shot four times by a Viet Cong soldier with an AK The wounded Clark shouted orders to his men, who counterattacked and defeated the Viet Cong force.
Clark had injuries to his right shoulder, right hand, right hip, and right leg, and was sent to Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, to recuperate.
He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the encounter. Clark had converted to Catholicism, his wife Gertrude's religion, while in Vietnam.
He saw his son, Wesley Clark, Jr. Clark has said this command is what made him decide to continue his military career past the five-year commitment required by West Point, which would have concluded in He then served as an instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point for three years from July to Clark's theory was one of applying force swiftly, which was being advocated by many soldiers at the time, a concept that would eventually become established as U.
Clark was promoted to major upon his graduation from the CGSC. He was one of 14 appointed out of 2, applicants. Clark was approached during his fellowship to help push for a memorial to Vietnam veterans.
He worked with the movement that helped lead to the creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D. Clark served in two commands with the 1st Armored Division based in Germany from August to February , first as S-3 of the 3rd Battalion 35th Armor and then as S-3 of the entire 3rd Brigade.
The brigade commander had also said that "word of Major Clark's exceptional talent spread", and in one case reached the desk of then Supreme Allied Commander Alexander Haig.
Haig personally selected Clark to serve as a special assistant on his staff, a post he held from February to June As a result of his work on Haig's staff, Clark was promoted to lieutenant colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit.
After his European post, he moved on to Fort Carson, Colorado , where he served first as the executive officer of the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division from August to February , then as the commander of the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor , 4th Infantry Division from February to July After studying there from June to , Clark graduated and was promoted to full colonel in October Following his graduation, Clark worked in Washington, D.
He commanded the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry there from April to March Veneta Clark, Wesley's mother, fell ill as he began this command and died on Mother's Day in The BCTP was created to teach senior officers war-fighting skills, according to the commanding general at the time.
The Gulf War occurred during Clark's command, and many National Guard divisional round-out brigades trained under his command. Multiple generals commanding American forces in Iraq and Kuwait said Clark's training helped bring about results in the field and that he had successfully begun training a new generation of the military that had moved past Vietnam-era strategy.
He was awarded another Legion of Merit for his "personal efforts" that were "instrumental in maintaining" the NTC, according to the citation.
Clark pushed for technological advancement in the army to establish a digital network for military command, which he called the "digitization of the battlefield.
Clark was in command during three separate deployments of forces from Fort Hood for peacekeeping in Kuwait. His final Officer Evaluation Report for his command at Fort Hood called him "one of the Army's best and brightest"; Clark was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his work at Fort Hood and was promoted to lieutenant general at the end of his command in April Army regulations set a so-called "ticking clock" upon the promotion to a three-star general, essentially requiring that Clark be promoted to another post within 2 years from his initial promotion or retire.
Congress approved his promotion to full general in June , and General John M. Shalikashvili signed the order. Clark accepted as gifts from Mladic a hat, bottle of brandy and a pistol inscribed in Cyrrilic.
Memo to all the Democratic party presidential candidates wharen't retired Gen. Wesley Clark:. On August 27, , representing the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a fact-finding mission to Bosnia, Clark "ignored State Department warnings not to meet with Serb officials suspected of ordering deaths of civilians in a campaign known as ethnic cleansing" and paid a courtesy call on Serbian army commander Ratko Mladic.
Mladic was already the subject of multiple U. But wait, there's more--there's a "visual," as they say in the second attack-ad business.
The picture appeared in several European newspapers, U. Clark accepted as gifts Mladic's hat, a bottle of brandy, and a pistol inscribed in Cyrillic, U.
Herewith, then, Wesley Clark, Democratic candidate for president of the United States, cavorting with "Hermann Goering"--the suspected war criminal Ratko Mladic, who to this day is a fugitive wanted by the U.
Who says nothing worthwhile comes out of Canada? This is state-sponsored terrorism. Clark eventually admitted that he never received a call from the White House.
Instead, he talked to "a man from a--of a Middle East think tank in Canada, the man who's the brother of a very close friend of mine in Belgium. Hecht says the call was "either Sept.
Hecht says he called to invite the general to give a speech, and in the course of the conversation mentioned possible links between Saddam and international terrorist groups.
Hecht, for his part, doesn't understand how his phone call became a central part of Clark's sordid tale of intrigue and corruption at the highest levels of government.
The New York Times, September 19, Clark said today that he would have supported the Congressional resolution that authorized the United States to invade Iraq, even as he presented himself as one of the sharpest critics of the war effort in the Democratic presidential race.
Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark backtracked from a day-old statement that he probably would have voted for the congressional resolution authorizing the use of force in Iraq, saying Friday he "would never have voted for this war.
A media advisory from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, September 16, The possibility that former NATO supreme commander Wesley Clark might enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has been the subject of furious speculation in the media.
But while recent coverage of Clark often claims that he opposed the war with Iraq, the various opinions he has expressed on the issue suggest the media's "anti-war" label is inaccurate….
Can anything be more moving than the joyous throngs swarming the streets of Baghdad? Memories of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the defeat of Milosevic in Belgrade flood back.
Statues and images of Saddam are smashed and defiled. Liberation is at hand. Liberation — the powerful balm that justifies painful sacrifice, erases lingering doubt and reinforces bold actions.
Already the scent of victory is in the air. Yet a bit more work and some careful reckoning need to be done before we take our triumph… read more.
Another Con Job from the Neo-Cons. Let it never be said the neo-conservatives are not persistent. But let's save that issue for another time.
The latest trick of the neo-cons is running retired General Wesley Clark for President as a Democrat. But not just any Democrat -- a "New Democrat.
Democracy Now! He didn't seem to be very antiwar at the time. I had as one of my tasks to go out over and over again to look at the civilian casualties of that have war.Between July and Novemberhe was an honorary special advisor to Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta on economic and security matters. Retrieved September 30, I've long appreciated your work, your politics and your writings. General Wesley K. Ralston was not going to Wort Beim Poker appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff due to an extramarital affair in his past, and the SACEUR position was Riverbelle App to be the last potential post for him. Copy failed. Von Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff Hochrangige amerikanische Offiziere fordern den Rücktritt des amerikanischen Verteidigungsministers. General Wesley Clark is a U.S Army veteran who has served for over 38 years in the US army. He was a four-star General and also the Supreme Allied Commander at NATO for three years from He has received numerous awards and honors during his career. Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr. (born December 23, ) is a retired General of the United States Army. He graduated as valedictorian of the vaunted class of at West Point and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford, where he obtained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Originally published in March General Wesley Clark: Because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/ About ten days after 9/11, I went through. Clark is now a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations and director of the Atlantic Council. present - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic advisory and consulting firm. September - His book, "A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor, and.