Archive for June 30th, 2009

US states like California go broke, but there is always funding for Israel

California’s Empty Wallet: Turning Crisis into Opportunity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-brown/californias-empty-wallet_b_222622.html

 

    “Our wallet is empty, our bank is closed and our credit is dried up.”

    – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, June 2, 2009

California State Controller John Chiang has warned that without a balanced budget in place by July 1, he will begin using IOUs to pay most of the state’s bills. On June 25, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected a plan that would save the state $3 billion by cutting school spending, saying he would rather see the state issue IOUs than delay the funding problem with a piecemeal approach. The state’s total budget deficit is $24.3 billion.

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California banks urge legislation to stop IOUs

 http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=100199&sectionid=3510213

 

California to start issuing IOUs

http://geraldcelentechannel.blogspot.com/2009/07/california-to-start-issuing-ious.html

Schwarzenegger declares fiscal emergency:

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99570&sectionid=3510203

California taking rest of US on its way down

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99548&sectionid=3510203

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Subsidies for Israel, Sanctions for Iran

http://america-hijacked.com/2009/06/29/subsidies-for-israel-sanctions-for-iran/

Wasted Billions on Israel:

http://neoconzionistthreat.blogspot.com/2009/05/wasted-billions-on-israel.html

http://Tinyurl.com/WastedBillionsOnIsrael

U.S. re-approves Israel loan guarantees program

http://america-hijacked.com/2009/06/30/u-s-re-approves-israel-loan-guarantees-program/

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 US support of Israel’s brutal oppression of the Palestinians PRIMARY MOTIVATION for tragic attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993 & on 9/11 as well (look up ‘Israel as a terrorist’s motivation’ in the index of James Bamford’s ‘A Pretext for War’ book and take a look at the ‘What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers?’ youtube linked at the upper right side of http://NEOCONZIONISTTHREAT.COM as well):

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=39590

U.S. re-approves Israel loan guarantees program

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:23 AM
From: General (Ret) James David (General David is mentioned on the cover of the third edition of former Republican Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book about the power/influence of the pro-Israel lobby on the US political system and media):
 
While Israel thumbs its nose at the United States and continues building illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land, one thing will never change.  Our corrupt politicians who keep approving aid to Israel knows that their re-election depends on total support for the Jewish state.  I wish you would send this to your congressman because I think everyone of them has their hands in the pockets of the Israeli lobby.  And the Israeli lobby has our politicians under their wings at the detrement of the American people.
Brigadier General, retired, James J. David
 
 
Last update - 15:28 30/06/2009
U.S. re-approves Israel loan guarantees program
By Reuters
 
The United States has re-approved its Israel loan guarantees program, subject to meeting fiscal targets, Israel’s Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.The move comes amid the most serious rift between Israel and its main ally in more than a decade due to disagreements over settlement building in the West Bank, land Palestinians seek for a future state.”Re-approval of the loan guarantees shows significant faith in Israel’s economy by the U.S. government,” Yarom Ariav, the Finance Ministry’s director-general, said in a statement after signing the agreement.    

 

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Earlier in the decade, to help Israel deal with a recession caused by a global downturn and a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings, the U.S. in 2002 provided a package of $billion in loan guarantees, where Israel could sell bonds internationally with the backing of the United States.
The guarantees have been instrumental in sovereign ratings upgrades by credit ratings agencies.
Israel still has $3.8 billion left to use by 2011 after already issuing $4.1 billion in bonds backed by the U.S. and a e1.1 billion deduction for Israeli settlement building and concerns over a security fence in the West Bank.
Israel would only be able to use up to e3.2 billion in 2009 but another $333.3 million will be released in 2010 and another $333.3 million in 2011if Israel sticks to its fiscal targets.
Under the deal with the United States, Israel must meet a 2009 budget deficit target of 6 percent of gross domestic product and keep fiscal spending to 3.05 percent above 2008 spending, and, in 2010, Israel’s budget deficit cannot exceed 5.5 percent of GDP while state spending cannot be 1.7 percent above 2009 levels.
Those targets are the basis of Israel’s 2009 and 2010 budgets, which lawmakers are expected to approve in the next few weeks.

Israel also has to present a roadmap for a new medium-term fiscal rule that would guide spending growth and deficits through 2015 while progress on privatization of state-owned seaports and the electricity sector must continue.

The U.S. and Israel agreed to expand a partnership in energy and technology research and development activities and in 2010, Israel will be required to improve intellectual property rights protection.

According to the deal, the guarantees amount may be reduced for activities “the president of the United States determines are inconsistent with the objectives and understandings reached between the United States and State of Israel regarding implementation of the loan guarantee program.”

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US states like California go broke, but there is always funding for Israel:

Subsidies for Israel, Sanctions for Iran

http://america-hijacked.com/2009/06/29/subsidies-for-israel-sanctions-for-iran/

Wasted Billions on Israel:

http://neoconzionistthreat.blogspot.com/2009/05/wasted-billions-on-israel.html

http://Tinyurl.com/WastedBillionsOnIsrael

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 US support of Israel’s brutal oppression of the Palestinians PRIMARY MOTIVATION for tragic attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993 & on 9/11 as well (look up ‘Israel as a terrorist’s motivation’ in the index of James Bamford’s ‘A Pretext for War’ book and take a look at the ‘What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers?’ youtube linked at the upper right side of http://NEOCONZIONISTTHREAT.COM as well):

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=39590

4 more US troops die for Israel in Iraq

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/06/30/iraq/main5124354.shtml

4 Troops Killed Day Before Iraq Pullback

Soldiers Killed in Combat in Capital on Eve of U.S. Troops’ Deadline to Leave Urban Centers

Access the ‘A Clean Break’/war for Israel link at the upper right side of the following URL:

http://NEOCONZIONISTTHREAT.COM

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JINSAN (Israel firster) Michael Ledeen says Israel will attack Iran:

http://america-hijacked.com/2009/06/29/jinsan-israel-first-michael-ledeen-says-israel-will-attack-iran/

ISRAEL ATTACKS JUSTICE BOAT; KIDNAPS HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS; CONFISCATES MEDICINE, TOYS AND OLIVE TREES

Fmr. Congressmember Cynthia McKinney Back in U.S. After Being Detained and Deported from Israel

http://i4.democracynow.org/2009/7/8/fmr_congressmember_cynthia_mckinney_back_in

 

http://www.freegaza.org/en/home/hope-fleet-news/976-israel-attacks-justice-boat-kidnaps-human-rights-workers-confiscates-medicine-toys-and-olive-trees

Video leading to capture of Cynthia McKinney and FreeGaza

 http://twitter.com/freegazaorg

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In Israeli jail, McKinney expects more from Washington

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99800&sectionid=351020202

A message from Cynthia from a cell block in Israel

http://freegaza.org/it/home/56-news/984-a-message-from-cynthia-from-a-cell-block-in-israel

Obama okays Israel’s piracy: No US Navy Seals for black McKinney

http://www.baltimorechronicle.com/2009/070109Roberts.shtml

Juan Cole: Mediterranean Piracy on the Fourth: US hostages held in foreign country on Fourth of July

http://www.juancole.com/2009/07/mediterranean-piracy-on-fourth.html

 

Israel keeps ex-congresswoman McKinney in custody

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99744&sectionid=351020202

In Israel, former US lawmaker remains imprisoned

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99666&sectionid=351020202

Breaking the Siege of Gaza: Governments Refuse While Citizens Act

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/07/01-0

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US remains silent over McKinney arrest by Israel

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=99532&sectionid=351020202

Israel to free former US congresswoman:

 http://america-hijacked.com/2009/07/01/israel-to-free-former-us-congresswoman/

GREEN PARTY WATCH — “CYNTHIA MCKINNEY REPORTEDLY TAKEN CAPTIVE BY ISRAELI NAVY”

http://tinyurl.com/lo35pw

COUNT US OUT page, “Media silent on McKinney’s kidnapping”
(PROOF OF CENSORSHIP AND NEWS FILTERING.)

http://tinyurl.com/kl3tra

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Here’a a web page worth a look: U.S. Media and Israel,
Sharing the Balanced Truth about Israel Media Coverage in the U.S.
Conspicuous Silences: The New York Times Buries Its Head in the Sinai Sand
by David Morris on June 30, 2009.  Case #2: The USS LIBERTY

Sherlock Holmes solved the murder case by realizing that the dog
didn’t bark a warning because it knew the perpetrator. He was its
friend and provider. In matters concerning the Middle East, the New
York Times
, by playing lap dog to Israel, has become predictable and
irrelevant.

This is why the American public is turning away from mainstream media.
This is why blogs like this are born:

http://usmediaandisrael.com/?p=166
also:
http://usmediaandisrael.com/

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Israeli navy seizes Gaza aid boat

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99471&sectionid=351020202

Israel navy intercepts boat with ex-U.S. Rep. McKinney

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/30/israel.gaza.mckinney/index.html

Activist on boat seized by IDF laments world apathy to Gaza – Haaretz – Israel News:

 

 
 
Cynthia McKinney Demands Immediate Release After Her Gaza-Bound Boat is Seized by Israeli Navy:
 
 
 
 Israel threatens to shoot international activists

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99395&sectionid=351020202

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http://freegaza.org/en/home/hope-fleet-news/967-urgent-alert-israeli-navy-surrounding-spirit-and-threatening-to-open-fire

Fwd: URGENT: Israeli Navy surrounding SPIRIT and threatening to fire…

Monday, June 29, 2009 6:15 PM

From: Debbie Menon”

please help any way possible or atleast disseminate the news…

Write to Greta Berlin at: tecspk@aol.com,

Debbie

Deb:

Following the Spirit.

I have just sent two messages to Greta recommending that they broadcast a Mayday reporting piracy, and requesting assistance from any armed ships in the area. Such a report imposes a legal obligation the IDF to render assistance.

It may not produce much, but a distress call was all it took for the IDF to call off the attack on USS Liberty years ago.

And, a maritime distress message relayed to a sovereign state which have resources in the area imposes legal responsibilities to aid and investigate the incident, and to render assistance if within reasonable distance.

I suspect that there are other naval resources somewhere in the area and with the recent warm-up of piracy attacks and the information disseminated on USS Liberty, this may be a sensitive topic in many Foreign Ministries, and Cabinets.

All it would take to get Spirit into Gaza unhasselled is a flyover…. or a foreign voice papering on the tactical frequencies upon which the IDF is communicating with Spirit.

Witnesses!

Earl

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 10:11 AM, wrote:

Note: The Spirit of Humanity departed Cyprus this morning enroute to Gaza. See: YouTube – 29 June 2009 Video Free Gaza SPECIAL EDITION DEPARTING (05:33). There are two updates pasted below. Notice the times. The most recent up date is on top. Peace, Roy

In a message dated 6/29/2009 4:51:35 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, iristulip@gmail.com writes:

We just heard from the people on board the boat. The Israeli navy is jamming the radio and preventing navigation systems from working……… We would like to emphasize that the boat is in international waters, and, as such, falls under the protection of international law.

In a message dated 6/29/2009 4:33:02 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, iristulip@gmail.com writes:

At 1:40 am, the Israeli Navy surrounded the SPIRIT while it is on its way to the Gaza Strip. We got a call from the boat saying that they were being threatened, told to turn back or they would be fired on.

Huwaida Arraf, one of the delegation leaders, was on the phone with the Israeli gunboats, and we could hear her saying, “You Cannot Open Fire on Unarmed Civilians” several times. At this writing, they are surrounded by several ships shining bright lights into the SPIRIT.

CALL or FAX Major Liebovitz from the Israeli Navy at:
Tel + 972 5 781 86248 or +972 3737 7777 or +972 3737 6242
Fax +972 3737 6123 or +972 3737 7175

CALL Mark Regev in the Prime Minister’s office at:
Tel +972 2670 5354 or +972 5 0620 3264
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il

CALL Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence at:
Tel +972 3697 5339 or +972 50629 8148
mediasar@mod.gov.il

Free Gaza Movement
357 99 081 767
www.freegaza.org
www.flickr.com/photos/29205195@N02/

Congresswoman Jane Harman next US Ambassador to Israel??

Hahn sworn in, eyes Harman’s congressional seat if it opens

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_12717173

 

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Wiretap: Rep. Jane Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC:

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=106140

Feds Probe Neocon Dem Jane Harman’s Relationship with AIPAC:


http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?p=551615&sid=2674e053125981f7eaf84e2b3a945ed0#551615

Representative Jane Harman and the other Israel firsters in the ‘US’ Congress basically validate what John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt convey in their ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ book (www.israellobbybook.com):

U.S. Middle East policy motivated by pro-Israel lobby:

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=49800

US support for Israel primary motivation for tragic attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993 & on 9/11 as well:

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=39590

Dennis Ross and AIPAC:

http://america-hijacked.com/2009/06/27/aipac-israel-firster-dennis-ross-to-become-de-facto-nsa/