Hillary’s Enemies List

Hillary’s Enemies List




Posted By Philip Giraldi On August 11, 2010

Some might recall the enemies list that President Richard Nixon kept in his desk.  The list was appended to a memo that asked “how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies?” Named were a number of journalists who had criticized Nixon’s administration as well as celebrities like actors Gregory Peck and Paul Newman and athletes like Joe Namath.  Nixon was clearly on to something because in today’s America we have a new enemies list, one that is updated annually to make sure that nary a single malefactor is overlooked.  It is the US State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism, which was unveiled last week in its 2009 version at a briefing conducted by Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, Foggy Bottom’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism. 

There is, of course, an American fixation with compiling lists and making numeric assessments of things that are not amenable to such analysis.  Recently those featured on such lists have also been on the receiving end of one or another of the endless wars that the United States engages in to rid itself of elements that it finds objectionable. The terrorism report claims to be an objective analysis of world terrorism, describing how it ebbs and flows globally.  Its stated purpose is to “to help understand the current trends in global terrorism.” It also includes its infamous state sponsors of terrorism section, which purports to be an examination of all those countries that support terrorist groups.  Conveniently for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who signed off on the report, the list is very light on introspection.  The United States is certainly the world’s leading supporter of terrorists that actually kill people, mostly in places like Iran, under direction from the CIA and military special ops but its actions are not described in the report.  Israel too, engages in terrorism through its intelligence service Mossad, most recently assassinating a Hamas official in Dubai in January, and its armed forces and police regularly engage in terrorism directed against the Palestinian people in an attempt to demoralize and intimidate them into submission.  But, according to the State Department, soldiers and other government employees cannot be considered terrorists.

The State Department report sometimes seems like a press release for the Israeli Foreign Ministry.  Regarding the horrific Israeli invasion of Gaza and its aftermath, it reads: “Israeli forces conducted Operation Cast Lead from December 2008 to January 2009 to root out terrorist organizations’ stockpiles of rockets and mortars in Gaza. The IAF launched airstrikes on HAMAS security installations, personnel, and other facilities, as well as rocket and mortar launch teams. On January 3, Israeli forces launched a ground invasion. Hostilities between Israeli forces and HAMAS militants continued through January 18, and the Israeli withdrawal of troops was completed on January 21. Israeli officials believed Operation Cast Lead helped achieve a level of deterrence, as rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza dropped precipitously following the conflict.”  They were only rooting out terrorists.  Nothing about Israeli provocations and no mention of the deliberate destruction of schools and infrastructure and the targeting of UN relief operations or the high level of civilian casualties.

Hamas and Hezbollah, which do not threaten the United States, are unambiguously described in the report as terrorists, almost certainly because they do threaten Israel, ignoring their roles as national resistance movements to an aggressive and expansionistic Tel Aviv.  It also does not concede their greater significance as legitimate and generally respected political parties in Gaza and Lebanon.  The report states:  “Israeli security officials argued that Iran, primarily through the efforts of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has established a sophisticated arms smuggling network from Iran through Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israeli security officials said Hezbollah continued to provide support to select Palestinian groups to augment their capacity to conduct attacks against Israel. Israeli politicians and security officials pointed to Hezbollah’s efforts to rebuild and re-arm following the 2006 conflict against the group as evidence that it remained a threat to Israel; these officials estimated that Hezbollah possessed an arsenal of over 40,000 short- and medium-range rockets.”  The report suggests a new, heavily armed and malignant axis of evil.  It clearly makes opponents of Israel the designated bad guys and fails to note that US intelligence has not been able to confirm Tel Aviv’s allegations, making one wonder why uncorroborated claims from biased foreign sources should appear in a United States government document without any additional caveats.

Regarding both Hamas and Hezbollah, the report goes on to note that they continue “to finance their terrorist activities against Israel primarily through state sponsors of terrorism Iran and Syria, and fundraising networks in the Arabian Peninsula, Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and to a lesser extent, elsewhere.”  It may be true that both groups receive foreign assistance, but, based on further reading, one might well ask “What ‘terrorist activities’?”  The State Department report states that only four Israelis were killed in terrorist incidents in 2009 and none of the deaths were attributed either to Hamas or Hezbollah.  The report also notes that the northern Israeli “front” with Lebanon, where Hezbollah is entrenched, was quiet during the entire year. 

So Israel’s enemies are America’s enemies and Hillary won’t let you forget that fact.  And then there is the amazing state sponsors of terrorism section.  Iran is described as the “most active state sponsor of terrorism.”  Why?  Because it supports Hamas and Hezbollah, of course, and because backing such groups has “a direct impact on international efforts to promote peace.”  What efforts Hillary is referring to and what exactly is being impeded is not at all clear, particularly as it appears to most observers that the Netanyahu government has been the principal obstacle to peace through its settlements policy. 

The rest of the terrorism sponsor list is equally predictable:  Sudan, Syria, and Cuba.  Sudan hardly threatens the United States or its interests and has cooperated in counterterrorism efforts, as the report concedes.  But it harbors Palestinian groups.  Ditto for Syria, which equally does not endanger the United States or the American people in any way.  And then there is poor little Cuba.  The report admits that Havana does not support violent struggle but it does provide “physical safe haven and ideological support” to three terrorist groups, FARC and ELN of Colombia and ETA from Spain.  Oddly enough, Venezuela, which much more actively supports FARC, ELN, and ETA, is not on the list, but Caracas has oil, much of which is exported to the US, while Cuba is oil-less.

As a compendium of useless and heavily politicized information, the State Department annual Country Reports on Terrorism reign supreme, so why compile it at all?  Well, Congress has mandated the nice glossy annual document that confirms all of its preconceptions and one also supposes that Ambassador Daniel Benjamin needs a job that keeps both him and his staff employed and out of mischief.  Plus it enables Hillary to talk tough and it also is another building block in the case being made to attack Iran and to keep groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Iranian Rev Guards beyond the pale.  If anyone is curious, precisely how many Americans have Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Iranians killed in the past eight years?  The answer is “none.”

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Article printed from Antiwar.com Original: http://original.antiwar.com


11 Responses to “Hillary’s Enemies List”

  • Philip, your deconstruction of the official “government” Newspeak is remarkably accurate.It is simply remarkable how prescient Orwell was when it came to teaching us the hidden meaning of ‘political language’.
    Of course his is lesson 101, a jumping off point for learning the language of social engineering from the great teacher Bernays {as it is said, know thine enemy}. They greatest enemy of the people of America is it’s own government. The government understands the the American people understand, they are nervous. They are revealing the method [occult psychology], fear tactic–the open nature of the lists, is a bold move, one not even thinkable during Nixon. The “bravado” feigns streath, but is a sign of weakness.
    Many Americans understand this is a declaration of war. A mass of TVZombies are oblivious, but they are just sitting props in the actual game at hand.
    Something novel this way comes. \\ll//

  • Cold Wind says:

    Hillary allows Israel to kill and maim American citizens,apparently, whenever it suits them. The Mossad (the key agency behind the 911 attack) acts freely within the US intimidating US citizens (and undoubtably worse), people who oppose Israel’s wickedness. One would think Hillary works for Israel exclusively and merely uses the State Department as a base of operations for her villany. The American people have no government! It has been hijacked by Israel.

  • Newman says:

    I am Jewish and what you say is 100% true about having our Government hijacked by the Zionist :

    They are bankrupting America with never never ending Wars we are forced to fight for these creatures . We are forced to let in millions and millions of Illegal Immigrants so the wealthy Jewish businessmen can have slave labor , The ADL is nothing but a Pimp Agency for the Zionist , The Banking System as we know it has been destroyed by the Zionist Jews, Plus look who owns the media and is in control of Washington DC ?

    There are a lot good hardworking Jewish people out there who agree with me / But the true Zionist are the ones to be feared ! They have no feelings for anybody but themselves and are Greedy Cowards .

    Like Cold Wind says we been Hijacked by the Zionist !

  • Jeanne says:

    Do not forget the State Dept under Condi Rice when she termed the Israeli bombardment of Lebanon as “the “birth pangs of a new Middle East” etc. etc. etc.

  • roninfreedom says:

    Phillip awesome article!

    Heck that’s a big part of what the Patriot Act and Al-Qaeda all about(Btw the Patriot Act was written by the 1st director of homeland secruity Michael Chertoff who’s mom was a founding member of the Israeli Mossad).

    Patriot Act= all was about legalizing Enemies List,which enemy combatants(Hello)Whether it be Dubya’s,Obama’s or Hillary’s

    Al-Qaeda= is all about creating Israel’s and Bush’s enemies list

  • m says:

    What can we do to stop this? Protesting is a joke. What can we do?

  • Jeanne says:

    As McGovern and Giraldi have asked, contact our elected reps. and let them know that the Israeli Lobby should not determine our foreign policy in the ME.

    We should also write the media and demand that they cover the I/P conflict in a neutral manner — have both sides represented.

  • AP Ricot-Jam says:

    A Clinton Contribution:

    We must not forget the exchange on CBS in 1996 between [Bill Clinton’s (inevitably Zionist) ugly little Secretary of State] Madeleine Albright who was then the US ambassador to the United Nations, and Lesley Stahl. Albright was maintaining that sanctions had yielded important concessions from Saddam Hussein.

    Stahl: “We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And you know, is the price worth it?”

    Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price… ­ we think the price is worth it.”

    One reason why the US invasion was not welcomed in Iraq – surely British and US “intelligence” should have known this?

  • AP Ricot-Jam says:

    Elie Wiesel vs Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Wiesel has been one of the most prominent spokesman for the very sizeable group of people known as Holocaust survivors. [According to Norman Finkelstein of the City University of New York in his book The Holocaust Industry published in the year 2000, ‘The Israeli Prime Minister’s office recently put the number of “living Holocaust survivors” at nearly a million’ (p.83)]. Wiesel has chaired the US Holocaust Memorial Council and has been the recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Peace Prize..

    Time Magazine, March 18 1985:

    ‘How had he survived two of the most notorious killing fields [Auschwitz and Buchenwald] of the century? “I will never know” Wiesel says. “I was always weak. I never ate. The slightest wind would turn me over. In Buchenwald they sent 10,000 to their deaths every day. I was always in the last hundred near the gate. They stopped. Why?”

    Compare this with Encyclopaedia Britannica (1993), under ‘Buchenwald’:

    “In World War II it held about 20,000 prisoners.. Although there were no gas chambers, hundreds perished monthly through disease, malnutrition, exhaustion, beatings and executions.”

  • Mihail says:

    These yenta should be hang by the neck until she is dead.She is a devilish jewish woman in control of America,actually most of the people in gov are KHAZAR jews from THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN(REVELATION 2:9,,3:9)or stupid brain dead pro-Jewsraell Christian-Zionist thugs.American people deserve those leaders.www.realzionistnews.com

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