Archive for December 18th, 2010

Mullen: US very ready to attack Iran (for Israel)

Mullen: US very read to attack Iran

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/156078.html

Peres warns Olmert: Attack on Iran could spark wide-scale war

http://america-hijacked.com/2010/12/15/attack-on-iran-could-spark-wide-scale-war/

Economic Espionage Haunts AIPAC – Document Release – IRmep

Saturday, December 18, 2010 9:27 AM
From: “IRmep”
The Israel Lobby Archive releases additional documents from the Steven J. Rosen v AIPAC defamation suit underway in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  Rosen has now filed FBI espionage and theft of government property files (first declassified by IRmep for the book “Spy Trade” and posted in the Israel Lobby Archive) in his bid to prove that circulating classified information is routine at AIPAC.  Rosen has also filed many internal AIPAC media strategies, emails, correspondence with outside legal counsel and his “golden ticket”–an email promise that AIPAC would pay him off after the espionage flap blows over.  However, if a declassification review panel releases a trade secrets document purloined by AIPAC in 1984, Rosen’s $20 million lawsuit against AIPAC could soon be the least of AIPAC’s worries.

Israel Lobby Archive:  http://www.IRmep.org/ila/rosen (latest documents are marked “new”)

Antiwar.com analysis:  http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2010/12/17/economic-espionage-haunts-aipac/

Jewish Daily Forward Analysis: http://www.forward.com/articles/133612/

ISCAP motion to declassify trade secrets stolen by AIPAC: http://irmep.org/ILA/rosen/2010ISCAP.pdf

*********************************Antiwar.com Excerpt****************************************

Economic Espionage Haunts AIPAC
by Grant F. Smith – December 18, 2010

“…The Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel could declassify the trade document purloined by AIPAC in 1984. This would allow private US corporations and organizations to sue AIPAC for damages incurred when their trade secrets (entrusted to the US government) were used against them. At present, there is no longer any legitimate national security or commercial benefit to be obtained for keeping the document out of public hands. Armed with detailed information about how Israel and its US lobby turned closely held industry trade secrets against their owners, the American private sector could provide the relief that stymied Espionage Act prosecutions and weird defamation suits over illegal activity cannot….”

http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2010/12/17/economic-espionage-haunts-aipac/

*********************************Forward Excerpt****************************************
Rosen Remains Determined to Prove Trafficking in Secrets is Normal at AIPAC
by Nathan Guttman – December 2, 2010

“…In its latest filing to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, where Rosen’s civil case is to be heard, AIPAC argued that it became aware that Rosen and Weissman had received classified information only after being presented with evidence by the FBI. If Rosen succeeds in proving that AIPAC directors approved of his actions, the entire lobby could be seen as allegedly being engaged in trafficking secret information.

‘New information revealed by both sides in the Rosen v. AIPAC lawsuit underscores how AIPAC really operates,’ said Grant Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, a small not-for-profit organization that seeks to call the attention of the authorities to AIPAC’s activity and demands scrutiny of the group’s legal status…And November 22, the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy filed a complaint (PDF) with the IRS, asking to revoke the lobby’s tax-exempt status….”

http://www.forward.com/articles/133612/

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House approves billions for neocon/AIPAC driven wars without debate

Chalmers Johnson sadly seemed to have it correct in his ‘Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic’ book when the  Chinese hold a trillion dollars of our debt with the House approving following without even as much as a debut over such while US states go broke (see the bottom for how many more millions Israel is going to get too):

 
House approves billions for neocon/AIPAC driven wars without debate
 
By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Writer Fri Dec 17, 2:17 pm ET

WASHINGTON – The House on Friday passed legislation that authorizes the Pentagon to spend nearly $160 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this budget year without major restrictions on the conduct of operations.

The 341-48 vote on the defense authorization bill came after House and Senate Democrats agreed to strip several provisions, including one that would have allowed gays to serve openly in the military and another that would have authorized abortions at overseas military facilities.

The provision that would have overturned the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was approved as a standalone bill in the House earlier this week and awaits a vote in the Senate.

The spending bill covers the 2011 budget year, which began Oct. 1. The Senate was expected to approve the measure as one of its final acts before adjourning this year.

Congress considers the defense authorization bill to be its primary chance to sway Pentagon policy. While it does not transfer money into Defense Department coffers, it does serve as a blueprint for the defense appropriations bill by authorizing spending levels.

This year’s bill agreed to $725 billion in defense programs, including $158.7 billion for overseas combat.

Among its numerous provisions is a 1.4 percent pay raise for troops and a guarantee that children of service members can stay covered under the military’s TRICARE health care program until they are 26 years of age.

The bill also would continue restrictions on the Defense Department’s ability to close Guantanamo Bay, including prohibiting the transfer of detainees to the U.S.

This year’s bill is mostly noteworthy for its broad bipartisan support during wartime. On Thursday, a White House review of war progress in Afghanistan suggested that tough combat would continue for years and that troop withdrawals in 2011 would probably be small.

Unlike during the height of the Iraq War when anti-war Democrats tried to use the legislation to force troops home, the House passed the defense bill Friday with almost no debate on Afghanistan.

Rep. Buck McKeon, who will chair the Armed Services Committee next year after Republicans take control of the House, said future defense authorization bills will focus solely on supporting the troops.

“They will no longer be used as a political football,” said McKeon, R-Calif.

Other provisions in the bill include:

• Up to $75 million to train and equip Yemeni counterterrorism forces;

• $205 million for a program with Israel to develop its “Iron Dome” defense system;

• $11.6 billion for the development of the Afghan security forces, and $1.5 billion for Iraqi security forces.

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Record $14 trillion-plus debt weighs on Congress

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/01/15/record-14-trillion-plus-debt-weighs-on-congress/

State Budget Crisis ‘Largest Threat To The U.S. Economy’ (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/20/municipal-debt-crisis_n_799007.html

US cities at risk of bankruptcy

http://www.presstv.com/detail/157560.html

’100 US cities risk bankruptcy in 2011′

http://presstv.com/detail/156881.html

2tn debt crisis threatens to bring down 100 US cities

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/dec/20/debt-crisis-threatens-us-cities

US House passes $725bn defense bill

http://www.presstv.com/detail/155938.html

Afghan war a waste of money

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEn7FRfKerE

   US drowning in Afghan war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuWSRI1NX_M

US military’s wild spending continues
 

   December Review: Neocon Driven Afghan War is a Failure 

http://america-hijacked.com/2010/12/16/december-review-neocon-driven-afghanistan-war-is-a-failure/

Petraeus: master of Afghan policy

Petraeus: master of Afghan policy

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2010/12/20101211102713520728.html 

December Review: Neocon Driven Afghan War is a Failure 

http://america-hijacked.com/2010/12/16/december-review-neocon-driven-afghanistan-war-is-a-failure/

General Petraeus scheming with neocon warmonger Max Boot as conveyed via Mondoweiss link at following URL:

General Petraeus Leaked Emails about Israel (scroll down to comments section if interested further):

http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewst…atesman

Pro-Israel Biased Media Threat to US Security:

http://tinyurl.com/proisraelbiasedmedia

Neocons Resurfacing under Obama:

http://tinyurl.com/neoconsresurfacingunderobama