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    For doubters: "Israeli PM gives Obama orders, AIPAC owns Congress"

    Can't believe this video didn't get much attention since September, I've never heard Michael Sheuer be this direct about it. I don't like the "facts" about him on the left list "Blames 9/11 on Clinton". Who the hell put that there?




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    This has been a forgone conclusion for years, its no secret the banks, the IMF, World bank, FED, control the money, if Washington wants money, they do as Israel says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosco Warden View Post
    This has been a forgone conclusion for years, its no secret the banks, the IMF, World bank, FED, control the money, if Washington wants money, they do as Israel says.
    Then why does Washington give Israel money if Israel has the money already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesc View Post
    Can't believe this video didn't get much attention since September, I've never heard Michael Sheuer be this direct about it. I don't like the "facts" about him on the left list "Blames 9/11 on Clinton". Who the hell put that there?


    Informartive video.

    On related note, President Bush had started prosecuting AIPAC espionage but Obama quietly dropped the case soon after winning election under pressure from Israeli lobbies that funded his campaign.



    Weekend Edition May 1-3, 2009

    Iran and the Israel Lobby's Frustration
    Dropping the AIPAC Spying Case

    by GARY LEUPP

    On August 4, 2005 American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) operatives Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman were arrested on charges relating to espionage on behalf of Israel.

    This had a lot to do with Iran. It followed the arrest in May 2004 of Larry Franklin, the Pentagon’s top Iran analyst by the FBI after he had been caught turning over secret documents (including ones pertaining to Iran) to Israeli Embassy staffers including Mossad Station Chief Naor Gilon.

    (Franklin had worked in the Office of Special Plans under neocons Douglas Feith and Abram Shulsky and participated in the Rome meeting in December 2001 with Michael Ledeen that likely hatched the Niger uranium forged letters plot.) He was given a reduced sentence of 12 years for cooperating with prosecutors in January 2006.

    You might suppose that Israeli intelligence officers would have intimate access to U.S. intelligence without resorting to espionage. According to retired Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, Israeli officials didn’t even need to sign in when visiting Feith’s Office of Special Plans in the Pentagon when she worked there in 2002.This whole affair is testimony to the extraordinary concern of the Jewish state with Iran, with knowing whatever the U.S. knows about Iran’s nuclear program, and with influencing U.S. plans to “deal with” Iran.

    Sometime after the Rosen-Weissman arrests Jane Harman had a telephone conversation with a “suspected Israeli agent” under NSA wiretap. The agent asked her, as a California Representative and member of the Intelligence Committee to use her influence to reduce the charges against the indicted men. She agreed to “waddle in” to the matter, “if you think it would make a difference” but thought she might have more influence with an unnamed official at the White House.

    This would be done in exchange for the Israeli agent arranging for an AIPAC fundraiser (widely identified as California billionaire Haim Saban) to put pressure on Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat expected to become House speaker after the 2006 election, to select Harman as head of the Intelligence Committee. Justice Department lawyers upon hearing the tape felt that they had caught the congresswoman in a “completed crime” demanding investigation.


    The Congressional leadership including Pelosi was subsequently notified of the wiretap, although Harman only became aware of it last week. But Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez declined to even authorize such an investigation, because, according to Stein and others, the Bush administration appreciated her services to date in supporting the administration’s program of illegal surveillance and expected her to provide further services in future. (Okay, their reasoning apparently went, so she was wheeling and dealing politically with an Israeli agent. But she was helping them persuade the New York Times to sit on its story about their warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens. “We need Jane,” Gonzalez reportedly declared.)

    So several years went by. “Blue Dog” Democrat Harman performed dutiful service to the Bush administration. In December 2005, Harman urged the Washington bureau chief of the New York Times to sit on a story about wireless wiretapping, and she was a consistent defender of the Iraq War. When the Democrats won the 2006 election, Pelosi, who had been informed about the wiretap of her colleague, declined to appoint Harman to the intelligence post.

    I think we should see the dismissal of the Rosen-Weissman case by the Justice Department in this context. It’s a sop to the Lobby, and apparently the president had a personal hand in it. If the U.S. will not bomb Iran for Israel, neither will it prosecute AIPAC members for spying for Israel. Fair enough?

    Last month an indignant official in the Justice Department, thinking, “Oh no, they’re going to dismiss this case,” decided to leak the Jane Harman transcripts to Jeff Stein just so to educate the public, in the absence of a trial, about how politics work in this country. Rosen, Weissman, Harman, and Gonzalez all walk free as AIPAC gears up for its annual conference (with Harman a featured speaker) and for a campaign around passage of HR 1985 (the “Iran Diplomatic Enhancement Act”) which, despite its name, is all about provoking war.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2009/05/...c-spying-case/



    Last edited by moderate libertarian; 11-12-2011 at 04:10 PM.



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