Archive for August 8th, 2011

It’s Still Occupied Territory (by Philip Giraldi)

It’s Still Occupied Territory (by Philip Giraldi)

http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2011/08/08/its-still-occupied-territory/

That twenty per cent of the House of Representatives will be spending its recess holiday on American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) paid tours of Israel does not seem to have made the mainstream news.  The tours, one consisting of 26 Democratic congressmen headed by House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, and two others of 55 Republicans, one led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, are ostensibly intended to provide congress with a “deeper understanding” of the situation in the Middle East.  Sure it will, but one suspects the understanding will be in one direction only.

Cantor is trying hard to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House by moving to the right on both the economy and on foreign policy, where his views are strictly Israel-first wrapped in the usual neocon packaging incorporating assertive projection of US national power.  In November 2010, he met privately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and pledged that the Republican Party would serve as a “check” against any unwelcome initiatives by President Obama.  At the time Cantor was not yet Majority Leader of the House but his offer to support a foreign leader against the president of his own country went unchallenged and did not in any way impede his march onward and upward.  Cantor is now also setting himself up as a darling of the tea partiers in the wake of the recent government debt ceiling debacle.

Meanwhile back on Capitol Hill, other friends of Israel were busy prior to recess, also without any mainstream media coverage.  Two congresswomen from Florida, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, have introduced legislation [1] that will allow Holocaust survivors living in the United States to receive federal funds to help them stay in their homes, rather than having to move to an institution. The bipartisan bill places survivors on a special list of elderly citizens receiving preferred treatment through a grant program to help them with their transportation and other needs.

“As a nation that upholds the values of freedom, liberty and justice, we have a moral obligation to acknowledge the plight and uphold the dignity of Holocaust survivors to ensure their well-being,” Wasserman Schultz said. “We must do all we can to honor their struggles and their lives by improving their access to transportation to get them where they need to go, and improve their home-care options so that they can have peace of mind. This bill does just that, and it’s time to make it happen.”

Americans who really like Israel and everything that pertains to it are certainly free to express their views, but there is something unseemly and even grotesque about the continuous promotion of foreign and ethnic group interests ahead of those of the United States and other American citizens. AIPAC is a lobby dedicated to maintaining uncritical US government support for a foreign country and it can be argued that Washington entered into at least one foreign war because of it.  The congressmen who accept the junkets should be asking themselves whose interests they are really serving.  At a time when both Democrats and Republicans are openly discussing cutting medical benefits for ordinary Americans, it is also difficult to understand what twisted thinking supports allocating additional taxpayer provided special medical benefits to some medicare recipients based on events that took place thousands of miles away from the US more than sixty-six years ago

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Greatest elected body that money can buy (UPDATED)

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/08/12/the-greatest-elected-body-that-money-can-buy-updated/

One-Fifth of U.S. House leaves for Israel amidst economic crisis

http://www.presstv.com/detail/193528.html

Israel first Eric Cantor (who wants to keep flowing billions of US taxpayer dollars to Israel as US states go broke) is helping to arrange the trip to Israel for the Republicans:

Israel First Eric Cantor’s Pledge of Allegiance:
 
 
Is Israel’s Right Wing in Eric Cantor’s District?:
 
 

Rep. Eric Cantor’s Jewish Story:

http://www.jewishtimes.com/index.php/jewishtimes/news/jt/cover_story/rep._eric_cantors_jewish_story/26098

Saw the following ad appearing in the right margin of the above article  (Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book and John Mearsheimer’s ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ book both validated yet again!):

Pro-Israel Americans:

Help keep Israel secure by ensuring U.S. support remains strong:
 
AIPAC arranges for 81 Congressional members to visit Israel
 
 
 

AIPAC arranges for 81 Congressional members to visit Israel

AIPAC arranges for 81 Congressional members to visit Israel (Former Republican Congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book and Mearsheimer/Walt ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ book both validated yet again!):

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60853.html

Congressman says, I’m going to Israel, and his site is flooded with ragefilled comments about ‘sucking teat of AIPAC’ to serve ethnocratic, apartheid state

http://mondoweiss.net/2011/08/congressman-says-im-going-to-israel-and-his-site-is-flooded-with-ragefilled-comments-about-sucking-teat-of-aipac-to-serve-ethnocratic-apartheid-state.html

The Israel Lobby (Marije Meerman, VPRO Backlight 2007)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98

Best Congress AIPAC Can Buy:

http://www.alanhart.net/the-best-congress-aipac-can-buy/

AIPAC congressional lobbying junkets to Israel illegal charges IRS and DOJ filing – IRmep

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/09/09/aipac-congressional-lobbying-junkets-to-israel-illegal-charges-irs-and-doj-filing-irmep/

One-fifth of Congress takes a vacation to Israel

http://rt.com/usa/news/congress-aipac-israel-vacation/

Israel Wines and Dines Congress:

http://tinyurl.com/Israelwinesanddinescongress

Exclusive: FBI probed GOP trip with drinking, nudity in Israel

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79865.html

One-Fifth of U.S. House leaves for Israel amidst economic crisis

http://www.presstv.com/detail/193528.html

81 U.S.Congressmen off to visit Israel?
Where in the World is YOUR U.S. Representative?!

http://blog.endtheoccupation.org/2011/08/where-in-world-is-your-representative.html

Congress sees Middle East through AIPAC-colored glasses

http://mondoweiss.net/2011/09/congress-sees-middle-east-through-aipac-colored-glasses.html

Lobbyists push to veto Palestinian statehood

http://rt.com/usa/news/palestinian-israel-united-nations-975/

Stop AIPAC!
Confronting the Lobby for
Militarism & Occupation

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=wihgj6bab&v=001KjEL0EDcPNIIYHhqQL2GP5CVfggNwTu7Ti3yFq0YNkJ8HYJNVm6bTqXeW_qENUlLZt1eKLL5HOhZ5yxcvJKdIzKe31RVsmufIAGT3BcH4MkwglzhAHusVkU6kkvUjv2CMfVux6xenQrxWEExMFJhNWLam-JLvkWgUVB3s–F94e9Sym87HlsmSW6_SnGGgGmEXQJqFdJF08%3D

Congressional tourists avoid apartheid in Israel

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/08/29/congressional-tourists-avoid-apartheid-in-israel/

Eric Cantor Goes Down

One Less Neocon to Worry About:

http://www.unz.com/article/eric-cantor-goes-down/

A letter to Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., about congressional trips to Israel

http://blog.endtheoccupation.org/2011/08/letter-to-rep-jesse-jackson-jr-about.html

Greatest elected body that money can buy (UPDATED)

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/08/12/the-greatest-elected-body-that-money-can-buy-updated/

Best Congress Israel Can Rent

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/08/28/the-best-congress-israel-can-rent/

CODEPINK calls for investigation into ‘AIPAC loophole’ for Israel junkets

http://mondoweiss.net/2011/08/codepink-calls-for-investigation-into-aipac-loophole-for-israel-junkets.html

Must listen Interview with CODEPINK’s Kristen Ess Schurr about US sponsored Israeli war crimes against Palestinians

http://www.ussliberty-philtourney.info/index.php?special=radio1

Does Your Congressperson Represent You — Or Israel?

http://www.alternet.org/world/151953/does_your_congressperson_represent_you_–_or_israel

A fifth of all congressmen taking paid-for holidays to Israel this summer

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023681/A-fifth-Congressmen-taking-paid-holidays-Israel-summer.html

Israel Lobby taking 81 Congressional reps to Israel

http://www.israel-palestinenews.org/2011/08/israel-lobby-taking-81-congressional.html

It’s Still Occupied Territory (by Philip Giraldi)

http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2011/08/08/its-still-occupied-territory/

Israel Lobby Dominates Congress, Media Covers it Up (by Alison Weir)

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/08/11/israel-lobby-dominates-congress-media-covers-it-up/

http://tinyurl.com/Israellobbydominatescongress

Congressman says, I’m going to Israel, and his site is flooded with ragefilled comments about ‘sucking teat of AIPAC’ to serve ethnocratic, apartheid state

http://tinyurl.com/CongressmannailedforIsraeltrip

7000 Miles for the USS Liberty (81 Congressional Reps mentioned):

http://tinyurl.com/7000milesfortheUSSLiberty

Doubt those Congressional members will hear about the following regarding the US-funded Israeli occupation forces!:

Video: Former Israeli soldiers tells of battalian commander’s order to shoot Palestinian demonstrators in the kneecaps:

http://www.israel-palestinenews.org/2011/08/video-former-israeli-soldiers-tells-of.html

Alison wrote: By the way, I just spoke to a staff person of one of the Congressional reps. He said, accurately, that his rep had no choice; AIPAC controls Congress. Until more people are willing to speak out publicly and privately about Israel this will continue.

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If Americans Knew What Israel Is Doing! VIDEO WAS CENSORED!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynWjYHP91gA

Calling Bono: http://tinyurl.com/callingbono

What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers? See testimony most didn’t!:

http://tinyurl.com/911motivation

See Los Angeles Times article near top of following URL:

http://tinyurl.com/motivation911

Even General David Petraeus (now head of the CIA) conveyed to Congress that US support of Israel against the Palestinians was a threat to US troops:

General Petraeus Leaked Emails about Israel (scroll down to the comments section):

http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

Pro-Israel biased media threat to US security (above UK New Statesman blog entry mentioned in following Press TV interview):

http://tinyurl.com/proisraelbiasedmedia

Israel and 9/11 (General Petraeus mentioned as well): http://tinyurl.com/israeland911

Perhaps those Congressional members should watch the recently released ‘Miral’ film to see the illegal Jewish settlements on Palestinian land (in the West Bank) before traveling to Israel for AIPAC’s benefit!:

http://tinyurl.com/miralfilm

US support for Israel against Palestinians motive for worst attack on CIA

The Anti-Semitism ‘trick’ (courageous American Jew Amy Goodman and former Israel government official talk about the ‘anti-Semitism’ trick on her ‘DemocracyNow.org’ program via the following youtube):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUGVPBO9_cA

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Cynthia McKinney Drops Bombshell: Candidates to sign pledges of support for “Israel”

http://uprootedpalestinians.blogspot.com/2011/05/cynthia-mckinney-drops-bombshell-in.html

DeBorchgrave mentioned what McKinney mentioned in Press TV interview in following article!:

DeBorchgrave: Netanyahu’s Conundrum:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/08/de-borchgrave-netanyahus-conundrum/

Jim Traficant States Truth About Israeli Total Control of America, Congress, Media:

http://america-hijacked.com/2010/01/24/jim-traficant-hdstates-truth-about-israeli-total-control-of-america-congress-media/

Additional at following URL:

Press TV – ‘Pro-Israel lobby has stranglehold on US political system’:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/05/23/press-tv-pro-israel-lobby-has-stranglehold-on-us-political-system/

Death of American Democracy:

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

Israel first Eric Cantor (who wants to keep flowing billions of US taxpayer dollars to Israel as US states go broke) is helping to arrange the trip to Israel for the Republicans:

Israel First Eric Cantor’s Pledge of Allegiance:
Is Israel’s Right Wing in Eric Cantor’s District?:

Rep. Eric Cantor’s Jewish Story:

http://www.jewishtimes.com/index.php/jewishtimes/news/jt/cover_story/rep._eric_cantors_jewish_story/26098

Saw the following ad appearing in the right margin of the above article  (Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book and John Mearsheimer’s ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ book both validated yet again!):

Pro-Israel Americans:

Help keep Israel secure by ensuring U.S. support remains strong:
None of the Congressional reps visiting Israel will hold Israel accountable for the following either!:
Israel deliberately murdered and maimed Americans on the USS Liberty (http://tinyurl.com/ussliberty)!:
James and John Scott on FOX NEWS on USS Liberty attack 
US support for Israel against Palestinians motive for worst attack on CIA

The High Cost of Subservience to Israel (by Paul Findley):

http://tinyurl.com/subserviencetoIsrael

Ron Paul was right! 1998-2002 predictions

Ron Paul was right! 1998-2002 predictions

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

Rape shame of the US military (as a result of the war for Israel in Iraq)

Rape shame of the US military

A US female soldier in Iraq is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by an enemy. Yet most cases go unreported

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2011/jul/21/rape-shame-us-military?CMP=twt_gu

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Iraq invasion was for Israel based on the neocon ‘A Clean Break’ agenda:

One can simply read pages 110-112 of Dr. Stephen Sniegoski’s ‘The Transparent Cabal’ book (http://tinyurl.com/thetransparentcabal) about how the neocons pushed US into Iraq for Israel via their advocates such as John McCain as well.

USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney with guest James Morris and caller Dr. Stephen Sniegoski of http://tinyurl.com/thetransparencabal discussed John McCain and how he pushed the neocon war for Israel  agenda (http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak) and how he and his Father helped to cover up Israel’s treacherous attack on the USS Liberty (http://tinyurl.com/USSLiberty) and how he doesn’t oppose Israeli torture of Palestinians either as seen in recently released ’Miral’ film (http://tinyurl.com/miralfilm) as well – click down to audio mp3 audio file at following link to listen:

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

Warning: Neoconservatives Are Pushing Their War Agenda in the Middle East

http://tinyurl.com/NeoConPush

Israeli military plots to cripple Iran in cyberspace

Israeli military plots to cripple Iran in cyberspace

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/israeli-military-plots-to-cripple-iran-in-cyberspace/story-e6frf7jx-1226110181124