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Top Advisor to U.S. Presidential Candidate Linked to British Mossad Scandal

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Max Blumenthal writes:

Top foreign policy advisor to US Republican presidential candidate has a murky history fraught with accusations of fraud, links to alleged clandestine operations with Mossad, sexual harassment and racism.

In July 2009, top US Navy spokesman Jeffrey D. “J.D.” Gordon publicly accused a reporter from the Miami Herald, Carol Rosenberg, of “multiple incidents of abusive and degrading comments of an explicitly sexual nature.” Gordon, then public affairs officer for the US military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, claimed that Rosenberg called him a closet homosexual who was so unattractive she “wanted to vomit.” “I’ve been abused worse than the detainees have been abused,” Gordon complained at the time. In the end, Rosenberg was cleared by an internal Herald investigation that found “inconsistencies” in Gordon’s version of events. Soon afterwards, Gordon retired from the military and joined the world of Washington’s conservative movement to cash in on his experience.

This week, Gordon has found himself in the midst of yet another sexual scandal. As the chief spokesman and foreign policy advisor for Herman Cain, the longtime restaurant and tobacco industry lobbyist currently leading the field in the Republican presidential primary contest, Gordon has been forced to defend Cain against allegations that he sexually harassed two former employees. But the man in charge of damage control is himself damaged goods. Not only has Gordon worked as a well-paid “fellow” for the Center for Security Policy, a far-right think tank at the heart of the campaign to demonize Muslim citizens of the United States, but he has also been the key Washington representative of Atlantic Bridge, a shadowy front group at the center of a major influence peddling scandal that in October brought down British Defense Minister Liam Fox.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

November 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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