Archive for June, 2011

Israel lobby prepares America for war with Pakistan

Israel lobby prepares America for war with Pakistan

http://thepassionateattachment.com/2011/06/30/israel-lobby-prepares-american-minds-for-war-with-pakistan/

 

 

Death of American Democracy:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/26/the-death-of-american-democracy/

USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney discusses John McCain (& Father) & wars for Israel too!

http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Turmoil in Syria may spill out into war for Israel

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/29/turmoil-in-syria-may-spill-out-into-war-for-israel/

Zionist (Israel first) Senate Threatens Palestinians With Aid Cut-Off

General (Ret) James David who is mentioned on the cover of former Republican Congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book about the power/influence of the pro-Israel lobby (AIPAC and similar) on the US political system and media wrote the following:

You would think that our Congress would have more important issues on the agenda rather than issues to please Israel, but knowing how AIPAC has corrupted our government this shouldn’t surprise anyone.

U.S. Senate passes resolution threatening to suspend aid to Palestinians

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-senate-passes-resolution-threatening-to-suspend-aid-to-palestinians-1.370341

US support of Israel (against the Palestinians) Primary Motivation for 9/11:

http://tinyurl.com/911motivation and http://tinyurl.com/motivation911

Even General David Petraeus has conveyed that US support of Israel against the Palestinians is a threat to US troops in theater (see following UK New Statesman blog entry about such):

General Petraeus Leaked Emails about Israel:

http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

Pro-Israel biased media threat to US security (above New Statesman blog entry mentioned): http://tinyurl.com/proisraelbiasedmedia

Death of American Democracy:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/26/the-death-of-american-democracy/

US Israel First Senator Wants US-Israeli Op Against Flotilla

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/29/senator-wants-us-israeli-op-against-flotilla/

USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney discusses USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors being on the Audacity of Hope ship in the flotilla to Gaza which Senator Kirk would like US and Israel to attack:
http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/’

USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors send message to Texas governor Rick Perry:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/03/uss-liberty-survivor-joe-meadors-sends-following-to-texas-governor-rick-perry/

Activists prepare to set sail for Gaza

The High Cost of Subservience to Israel:

http://www.tinyurl.com/subserviencetoisrael

Study: US war spending could top $4 trillion

Study: US war spending could top $4 trillion

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/06/2011629145430649752.html

http://rt.com/usa/news/us-trillion-study-war/

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/much-wars-cost-report-says-4-trillion-130934180.html

http://costsofwar.org/

U.S. cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting 

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/29/u-s-cost-of-war-at-least-3-7-trillion-and-counting/

Nation’s mayors pass resolution to ‘bring U.S. war dollars home’

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/20/mayors.conference/index.html

US plans to spend 107 billion on the war in Afghanistan next year (as US states go broke!)

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/22/the-u-s-plans-to-spend-107-billion-on-the-war-in-afghanistan-next-year/

Winners and Losers:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/29/winners-and-losers/

USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney mentions how US wars (for/because of Israel) are driving US bankrupt in following interview:
http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Ron Paul On War, Liberty, Bailouts & The Federal Reserve – Home – The Daily Bail

http://dailybail.com/home/ron-paul-on-war-liberty-bailouts-the-federal-reserve.html

Ron Paul: End All The Unconstitutional Wars:

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

Ron Paul spot on yet again with this speech on the House floor:

 

Cost of War to the United States

http://costofwar.com/en/

US must make cuts or risk economic failure — RT

 http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/11/us-must-make-cuts-or-risk-economic-failure-%e2%80%94-r

http://tinyurl.com/USastronomicaldebtcrisis

U.S. cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting

General (Ret) James David (who is mentioned on the cover of the third edition of former Republican Congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ about the power/influence of the pro-Israel lobby on the US political system and media) wrote the following intro!

James David wrote:

We need a revolution to rid Washington from all the corrupt politicians, especially those in Congress. Once we get rid of them then we need to go after the lobbyists, the ones who pay off these corrupt politicians. We saw that yesterday when Congress, although faced with dozens of important and critical domestic issues, took time to pass a resolution presented by Israel’s lobby, AIPAC, to threaten to cut off aid to the Palestinians if they proceeded with their attempts for Palestinian statehood U.S. Senate passes resolution threatening to suspend aid to Palestinians – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News (http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-senate-passes-resolution-threatening-to-suspend-aid-to-palestinians-1.370341)

Israel’s brutal and illegal occupation of Palestine was the primary reason given by Osama Bin Ladin for the attack on September 11th. It’s Israel who should be threatend with a cut-off to U.S. aid, not the Palestinians. But Israel’s lobby has made sure our politicians put Israel’s interest above all, even above those of the American people. Otherwise, a vote against Israel’s interest is a vote for political suicide. Shielding Israel is an international embarrassment and places U.S. citizens in danger around the world. Israel must begin taking responsibility for its actions and erosion of our national prestige in order to protect Israel must stop.

I agree that we needed to get Bin Ladin and go after Al Qaeda and the Taliban but all these other wars, especially the one in Iraq (Thanks to George W.) were totally unnecessary and illegal. The cost of the Iraq war alone was over a Trillion, but more importantly, over 4000 American fighting men and hundreds of thousands with severe injuries. For what? Our country is on the brink of bankruptcy.

Cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting | Reuters
 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/29/us-usa-war-idUSTRE75S25320110629

Study: US war spending could top $4 trillion

http://rt.com/usa/news/us-trillion-study-war/

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/06/2011629145430649752.html

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/much-wars-cost-report-says-4-trillion-130934180.html

http://costsofwar.org/

Nation’s mayors pass resolution to ‘bring U.S. war dollars home’

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/20/mayors.conference/index.html

US plans to spend 107 billion on the war in Afghanistan next year (as US states go broke!)

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/22/the-u-s-plans-to-spend-107-billion-on-the-war-in-afghanistan-next-year/

DEBORCHGRAVE Commentary: Vietnam Redux (for Afghan quagmire):

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/29/deborchgrave-commentary-vietnam-redux/

USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney mentions how US wars (for/because of Israel) are driving US bankrupt in following interview:
http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Ron Paul On War, Liberty, Bailouts & The Federal Reserve – Home – The Daily Bail

http://dailybail.com/home/ron-paul-on-war-liberty-bailouts-the-federal-reserve.html

Ron Paul: End All The Unconstitutional Wars:

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

Ron Paul spot on yet again with this speech on the House floor:

 

Cost of War to the United States

http://costofwar.com/en/

US must make cuts or risk economic failure — RT

 http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/11/us-must-make-cuts-or-risk-economic-failure-%e2%80%94-r

http://tinyurl.com/USastronomicaldebtcrisis

Senator Wants US-Israeli Op Against Flotilla

This military.com article mentions that we have 5 US military veterans on the Gaza flotilla–Joe Meadors (USS Liberty survivor), Ray McGovern, Robert Naiman, Ken Mayers and Ann Wright

Senator Wants US-Israeli Op Against Flotilla

http://www.military.com/news/article/senator-wants-us-israeli-op-against-flotilla.html

Israel first Senator Mark Kirk mentioned in following article by Phil Giraldi:

Something Rotten This Way Comes

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/23/something-rotten-this-way-comes/

http://tinyurl.com/SomethingRottenThisWayComes

Will Israel Kill Americans Again? (by Ray McGovern who is on the Audacity of  Hope as well)

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/22/will-israel-kill-americans-again/

http://tinyurl.com/WillIsraelKillAmericansAgain

AIPAC influenced Hillary Clinton greenlights Israel’s use of force against Americans

http://tinyurl.com/HillarygreenlightsIsraeliForce

USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney discusses USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors being on the Audacity of Hope ship in the flotilla to Gaza which Senator Kirk would like US and Israel to attack:
http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors send message to Texas governor Rick Perry:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/07/03/uss-liberty-survivor-joe-meadors-sends-following-to-texas-governor-rick-perry/

 

The High Cost of Subservience to Israel:

http://www.tinyurl.com/subserviencetoisrael

DEBORCHGRAVE Commentary: Vietnam redux (for Afghan quagmire)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/de-Borchgrave/2011/06/29/Commentary-Vietnam-redux/UPI-65811309355176/ 

Commentary: Vietnam redux

By ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE
UPI Editor at Large

 
WASHINGTON , June 29 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama has just finished explaining to the world that he is ordering 10,000 soldiers home from Afghanistan this year and another 23,000 by September 2012, which will still leave some 70,000 till 2014, when his secretary walks in, notepad at the ready, and says, “The Taliban called. They said, ‘Take your time.'”

The Ken Cataino cartoon is a reminder Taliban is in no hurry as they know the United States can’t wait much longer to exit because 1) Obama is facing a re-election campaign and 2) an overwhelming majority of Americans have said we don’t belong in Afghanistan and should exit ASAP.

In an open letter to the president, former New York Mayor Ed Koch wrote, “Why are you waiting? We’re going to leave anyway. Bring our soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq home. All of them. Now.”

A phased Afghan withdrawal over the next 3 1/2 years is a recipe for disaster. A date or even year certain, for ending involvement is to concede victory to Taliban.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (and Iraq ) Zalmay Khalilzad calls it “Obama’s Drawdown Disaster.” The Afghan-born U.S. diplomat writes that NATO statistics indicate that violence overall is up by 30 percent in 2011. Clearly, no time to be pulling out 33,000 troops.

“The president’s policy,” he writes, “is significantly narrowing our margin of safety.”

“The U.S. provided better firepower to Afghan resistance fighters opposing the Soviet occupation in the 1980s than it is giving to the Afghan national army today,” Khalilzad argues. “The ANA currently lacks adequate air transport, armor and protected mobility.”

Nor did “the president explain how the U.S. plans to induce Pakistan to shift from supporting the Taliban and other insurgents to facilitating a peace settlement.” In proclaiming that “it is time to focus on nation building here at home,” Obama expressed a clear desire to reduce our commitment.

This is understandable in terms of our domestic and economic circumstances. The danger is that pressures at home will lead the (White House) to accept excessive risks with regards to the war effort but sell it both here and abroad with inflated expectations.

Under the headline “The Coming Afghan Debacle,” The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens writes “The Taliban is jubilant at Obama’s strategy” and “so is Iran .” He quotes Taliban field commander Jamal Khan as delighted by the news of a staggered U.S. withdrawal and “confident that Islamic ideology and religion will trump American technology.”

It is increasingly obvious to the Taliban leadership that Obama shaped the troop downsizing to fit the needs of his 2012 re-election campaign, not to the needs of U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus and his commanders in Afghanistan .

The Vietnam War — for the United States — ended almost four decades ago. The last combatant flew home in March 1973. But America ‘s South Vietnamese allies fought on — with U.S. military assistance voted by Congress. They held their ground with their own air attack and transport support (which ANA doesn’t have).

North Vietnamese commanders, as subsequent memoirs attest, thought they had several more years of fighting before they could hope to take Saigon .

Until, that is, the U.S. Congress, in its infinite wisdom, grew tired of solemn commitments to our former South Vietnamese allies and cut off all military aid. As North Vietnam ‘s legendary commander Vo Nguyen Giap later admitted, he thought Saigon was still at least two years away from falling to communist forces.

Following the congressional vote, Giap quickly improvised an offensive to take Saigon — suddenly handed to him on a silver platter. Fifty-five days later, communist troops marched into Saigon ‘s Presidential Palace unopposed.

Similarly, in Afghanistan , when the last U.S. and allied combat troops leave Afghanistan , the U.S.-trained and -funded Afghan army will need major U.S. financial support — already more than the entire budget of the Afghan government. No one is betting that Congress will continue to underwrite an army in which almost 80 percent cannot read or write.

Next to domestic priorities, the need to sustain an ANA against a Taliban that long since jettisoned its former al-Qaida allies will pale into insignificance — especially in Congress.

In fact, there is much evidence that Taliban supremo Mullah Omar had already disowned his alliance with al-Qaida’s Osama bin Laden when Obama was elected president. Yet Obama endorsed the Afghan war because “that’s where al-Qaida is.”

A series of erroneous assumptions fueled a decade-long war that has already cost half a trillion dollars, following $1 trillion strategic blunder in Iraq .

A ranking Iraqi official recently conceded privately to this reporter that today 1) “sad to say but Iran now has more influence in Iraq than the United States and 2) “hard to recognize but Saddam Hussein’s brutal dictatorship was the best defense against the regional ambitions of Iran’s medieval mullahs.”

Pakistan , now in its noisiest anti-U.S. mood following the U.S. Navy SEALs raid that killed bin Laden, which humiliated the Pakistani army, can see an opportunity for restoring the status quo ante. With its original Taliban creation back in the saddle in Kabul , it will restore sufficient clout to make sure the United States and NATO exit from Afghanistan peacefully.

Pakistan will also return to what it perceives to be a more familiar and comfortable defense posture — Afghanistan as its defense in depth to the west in the event of an Indian frontal attack.

Between now and then, Pakistan ‘s all-powerful Inter-Service Intelligence agency will be back in the driver’s seat facilitating Taliban’s negotiations with the United States for an honorable withdrawal.

Many ignore Vietnam ‘s lessons as the Cold War ended in a global communist defeat that made the loss of Vietnam , Cambodia and Laos seem like minor tactical setbacks. Think again.

The unfolding disaster in Afghanistan, compounded by the calamitous misadventure in Libya, add immediacy to the “Haunting Legacy” of Vietnam — a new must-read book by Marvin and daughter Deborah Kalb on how and why the Vietnam albatross continues to circle the White House.

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Buchanan on Afghan Quagmire

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/24/buchanan-on-afghan-quagmire/

Hotel Attack Shows Worsening of Afghanistan Conflict

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/28/hotel-attack-shows-worsening-of-afghanistan-conflict/

US plans to spend 107 billion on the war in Afghanistan next year (as US states go broke!)

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/22/the-u-s-plans-to-spend-107-billion-on-the-war-in-afghanistan-next-year/

U.S. cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/29/us-usa-war-idUSTRE75S25320110629

Ron Paul On War, Liberty, Bailouts & The Federal Reserve – Home – The Daily Bail

http://dailybail.com/home/ron-paul-on-war-liberty-bailouts-the-federal-reserve.html

 

Special Comment: Why Petraeus is Wrong (and Stupid) on Neocon Inspired Torture: http://tinyurl.com/petraeuswrongonneocontorture

Keep in mind that the US went into Afghanistan because of 9/11 and 9/11 tragically happened because of US support for Israel:

What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers? See testimony most didnt’!:

http://tinyurl.com/911motivation

See Los Angeles Times article near top of http://tinyurl.com/motivation911

Israel and 9/11:

http://tinyurl.com/israeland911

Turmoil in Syria may spill out into war for Israel

Turmoil in Syria may spill out into war for Israel — RT

http://rt.com/news/syria-israel-hezbollah-lebanon/

 
 
Keep in mind that Israel going back into Lebanon would be in accordance with the rest of the ‘Clean Break’ (http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak) plan that the Iraq invasion was based on!
 
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 US neo-cons seek war on Syria, Iran
 
 
 
Trigger for Israel to go back into Lebanon?! 


USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney discusses John McCain (& Father) & wars for Israel too!
 

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/30/trigger-for-israel-going-back-into-lebanon/

 Instability in Israel sparks growing exodus from Promised Land

http://rt.com/news/israel-security-immigration-passports/

Jews flee from Israel? ‘Right papers’ save from danger zone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuDZYXyhD3U

Honor denied some families of fallen troops

Honor denied some families of fallen troops

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/28/eveningnews/main20075217.shtml

 6,000 Veterans Committed Suicide Last Year (Cindy McCain’s recent migraine article included):

 http://tinyurl.com/6000veteranscommitsuicide

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USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney discusses John McCain (& Father) & wars for Israel too! 
 
USS Liberty Survivor Phil Tourney’s first “YOUR VOICE COUNTS” program ran Sat.
evening (7pm US ET/4 PM PT) on Republic Broadcasting with guests James
Morris and Dr. Stephen Sniegoski, author of “The Transparent
Cabal (http://tinyurl.com/thetransparentcabal).”  The program can always be heard on Republic’s complete
archives, (republicbroadcasting.org)
however this week’s version can temporarily be heard here:
(Programs run about 40 minutes:)
 
http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Iraq’s Challenge: Al Jazeera takes a look at the last eight years of US military presence in Iraq

Iraq’s Challenge: Al Jazeera takes a look at the last eight years of US military presence in Iraq:

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/iraqschallenge/

Iraq invasion was a war for Israel based on the neocon Clean Break (http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak) agenda written by JINSA/PNAC/AEI Neocons Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser pushed by JINSA/PNAC/AEI Neocon associated Dick Cheney!

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USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney discusses John McCain (& Father) & wars for Israel too! 
 
USS Liberty Survivor Phil Tourney’s first “YOUR VOICE COUNTS” program ran Sat.
evening (7pm US ET/4 PM PT) on Republic Broadcasting with guests James
Morris and Dr. Stephen Sniegoski, author of “The Transparent
Cabal (http://tinyurl.com/thetransparentcabal).”  The program can always be heard on Republic’s complete
archives, (republicbroadcasting.org)
however this week’s version can temporarily be heard here:
(Programs run about 40 minutes:)
 
http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Don’t shoot the protester! Egypt’s army overdoes peacekeeping

Don’t shoot the protester! Egypt’s army overdoes peacekeeping
 
 http://rt.com/news/army-people-mubarak-copt/

 

Egyptian protesters call for end to army rule

 
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/07/20117130743909823.html

Egypt Revolt 2.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIX-m5DP6qM

Fresh clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square
 
More than 1,000 injured as police fire tear gas at thousands frustrated by slow pace of change since Egypt’s revolution.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/06/20116297580725806.html

Egyptians are not going to forgive the US – journalist

http://rt.com/news/egyptians-protest-interim-government/

Arab Spring Brings a Corporate Locust

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/06/arab-spring-brings-corporate-locust.html

Former CIA Bin Laden unit head Michael Scheuer says the Arab world won’t forget that America supported tyranny for the last 50 years:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/30/michael-scheuer-says-the-arab-world-wont-forget-that-america-supported-tyranny-for-the-last-50-years/
PS: I was that Calcutta hotel room earlier this year when I heard Fareed Zakaria (on CNN International) say that a deal had been worked out between the Obama administration and the Egyptian military which was basically a coup to replace Mubarak. Such is what has happened as conveyed by the excellent Russia Today (RT) report linked above. So much for that ‘democratic’ revolution as the Egyptian Army has only gotten even more autocratic by the look of it! :(