Archive for February, 2013

Former Israeli Amb to Obama on his visit: ‘You cannot come to an area that exhibits signs of apartheid and ignore them’

Former Israeli Amb to Obama on his visit: ‘You cannot come to an area that exhibits signs of apartheid and ignore them’

http://mondoweiss.net/2013/02/israeli-exhibits-apartheid.html

”Traitors in US Congress setting the pace again.”

”Traitors in US Congress setting the pace again.”

SYNOPSIS – Alan Hart argues that US Republican Senator Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s willingness to do the Zionist lobby’s bidding in Congress is not only contrary to the US national interest, but amounts to treason.

LOCATION (URL) – http://tinyurl.com/cf9dsc2

Bill Maher: “The Israelis Are Controlling Our Government”:

Bill Maher: “The Israelis Are Controlling Our Government”:

http://xrepublic.tv/node/2193

Hagel Nomination, Israel, and the Neocons

Hagel Nomination, Israel, and the Neocons

Friday, February 15, 2013 9:39 PM

From: “Stephen Sniegoski”

Friends

I have included a link to my discussion on Jeff Blankfort’s radio program—“Takes on the World” (KZYX in Mendocino, Calif.)—which aired on Wednesday, February 13, and focused on the nomination of Chuck Hagel.

 

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/66249

 

Blankfort is an excellent host and offered a number of insightful comments on Hagel’s nomination as Secretary of Defense and the strategy of the Israel lobby on the issue.  At the time (Feb. 13), expert (mainstream) opinion had thought that the debate on the floor of the full Senate (Hagel had made it through the Senate Armed Services Committee) would be quickly ended by the required 60 votes (the actual confirmation vote only requires a majority).  However, this proved not to be the case on Thursday (Feb. 14), though the cloture vote was very tight—58-40 in favor.  At first it was 59-39, with one “present” vote.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democrat) would switch his vote to “no,” which apparently was necessary in order to remain eligible to request another vote. That next vote can take place after the Senate returns from a 10-day recess.

 

The neoconservatives have been in the forefront in attacking Hagel while AIPAC has stayed in the background.  While this means that the effort has not been as strong as it could be, it has also been of help to the overall Israel lobby, since it is virtually out of the picture as far as the mainstream media is concerned.  The main opposition to Hagel is now described as simply Republican.  And the reason the Republicans are doing this is attributed  to many different things:  their view of Hagel as a turncoat because of his opposition to the President Bush; their desire to undermine Obama’s policies because of their hatred for him; their opposition to Hagel’s allegedly soft positions on the Middle East, and especially Iran; their desire to cause more damage on the Benghazi issue.  Commentator Chris Matthews boils it all down to simple right-wing Republican nastiness. Although the Israel issue was noted when the attack on Hagel began more than a month ago, Israel now is barely mentioned.  Should the neocons ultimately stop Hagel, it would be an amazing success.  A perceived enemy of Israeli interests would be defeated without any negative political ramifications for Israel or the Israel lobby—in fact, with hardly anyone even knowing that the Israel lobby was involved.

 

That the neocons have had such a great impact in making things difficult  for Hagel, and still could bring about his defeat, illustrates their great power.  Experts are predicting that Hagel will be confirmed  when Congress returns, as a number of Republican Senators have said  that after a short debate they will allow a vote to take place, with no attempt to filibuster to prevent Hagel’s confirmation.  This is probably most likely, but it is possible that the neocon smearbund, which is unrelenting in its effort to find more dirt on Hagel by putting his finances and speeches under a microscope, could still bring him down.  Hagel has been willing to withstand a high degree of character assassination so far, but how much more is he willing to take?  And when will Obama and his political advisors come to believe that Hagel has become too wounded to be an asset to the administration?  It should be recalled that the very threat of character assassination by the Israel lobby caused Bobby Ray Inman to withdraw as Bill Clinton’s nominee as Secretary of Defense in 1994 and for Chas Freeman to withdraw from his appointment as chairman of the National Intelligence Council in 2009.

 

It should be pointed out that if supposed (former?) antiwar libertarian Rand Paul (son of Ron Paul) had not become so desirous of placating the Israel lobby, Christian Zionists, and his fellow Republican senators, the 60 votes to end the debate would have been attained, and Hagel would have almost certainly obtained a majority vote in the Senate to be confirmed as Secretary of Defense.

 

Best,

Stephen Sniegoski

http://home.comcast.net/~transparentcabal/

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Obama’s Purpose for Picking Chuck Hagel!:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/01/30/obamas-purpose-for-picking-chuck-hagel/

Neocons vs Chuck Hagel: http://tinyurl.com/neoconsvshagel

Ron Paul vs neocon warmongers!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8

Israel 1st Neocon mouthpieces John McCain and Lindsey Graham hold up Hagel nomination

Don’t Call It a Filibuster: Why Hagel Stalled in the Senate

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/02/dont-call-it-filibuster-why-hagel-stalled-senate/62165/

Hagel Nomination, Israel and the Neocons:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/02/16/hagel-nomination-israel-and-the-neocons/

http://tinyurl.com/hagelvsneocons

Hagel filibuster wrap:

http://slate.me/YusvCb

Report: Hagel Said State Department Controlled by Israel

http://freebeacon.com/report-hagel-said-state-department-controlled-by-israel/

Bill Maher: “The Israelis Are Controlling Our Government”:

http://xrepublic.tv/node/2193

Additional at http://tinyurl.com/neoconsvshagel

GOP should purge neocon warmongers and their mouthpieces!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8

Former CIA Bin Laden unit head schools neocon mouthpiece John McCain on Al Qaeda motivation (for Benghazi as well):

911 Motive & Media Betrayal:

http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

Ex-CIA Agent, Whistleblower John Kiriakou Sentenced to Prison While Torturers He Exposed Walk Free

Ex-CIA Agent, Whistleblower John Kiriakou Sentenced to Prison While Torturers He Exposed Walk Free  

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/30/ex_cia_agent_whistleblower_john_kiriakou

Whistleblower John Kiriakou trashes Obama’s appointee for CIA director:

http://ow.ly/hZ3xj

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Whistleblower John Kiriakou’s Fight for Truth, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and Post 9/11 Culture of Fear:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnceaDSI1TA

Abby Martin sits down with former NSA whistleblower, Thomas Drake, about his personal story as a whistleblower and what he describes as a ‘total betrayal’ by part of the government:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSpw7bl88vY

NSA Whistleblower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all info stored, no matter the post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuET0kpHoyM

Exclusive NDAA Coverage: Call to Action with Chris Hedges

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxtGz5gZaqI

Check out what the Alexa O’Brien woman mentions about NDAA in following ‘Breaking the Set’ broadcast from last night!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhGFNsiyp0s

NDAA: Pre-emptive prosecution coming to a town near you

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/02/201321710236780782.html

“Extermination of The Truth”: In America Law No Longer Exists

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Global Research, February 01, 2013 URl of this article:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/extermination-of-the-truth-in-america-law-no-longer-exists/5321365

CISPA cyber bill resurrected in Congress  [VIDEO]

http://on.rt.com/m8bzs5

Obama signs NDAA 2013 without objecting to indefinite detention of Americans

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/01/05/obama-signs-ndaa-2013-without-objecting-to-indefinite-detention-of-americans/

54 countries helped CIA to kidnap, detain and torture – report

http://rt.com/news/countries-helped-cia-render-472/

9/11 Motive & Media Betrayal:

http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

FW: Confidential DOJ memo reveals ‘legal’ case for U.S. government to kill Americans

Subject: FW: Confidential DOJ memo reveals ‘legal’ case for U.S. government to kill Americans

To: Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 11:52 AM

And such assassinations of Americans is a result of US support for Israel which was the primary motivation for 911 and earlier attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 as well:

911 Motive & Media Betrayal:

http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

What was written over seven years ago at top of http://tinyurl.com/motivation911 still applies! See what Joe Scarborough and company had to say about this drone assassination of Americans (without due process) policy on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ this morning!:

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/morning-joe/50702909

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc-morning_joe/

Justice Department memo: it’s legal to use drone strikes against Americans  

http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/02/04/exclusive-justice-department-memo-reveals-legal-case-for-drone-strikes-on-americans/

How Team Obama Justifies the Killing of a 16-Year-Old American

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/10/how-team-obama-justifies-the-killing-of-a-16-year-old-american/264028/

Scarborough: Drone policy is far worse than Bush terror policy  

http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/02/05/scarborough-drone-policy-is-far-worse-than-bush-terror-policy/

Following is a must read article as well!:

“Extermination of The Truth”: In America Law No Longer Exists

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Global Research, February 01, 2013 URl of this article:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/extermination-of-the-truth-in-america-law-no-longer-exists/5321365

No mention of Israel (and what Israel did to Gaza during Operation Cast Lead as well) as motivation for Al Qaeda of the Arabian Pennisula (AQAP) to include the ‘Underwear Bomber’:

“Underwear bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab mentions Israel as motivation:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/10/13/%e2%80%9cunderwear-bomber%e2%80%9d-umar-farouk-abdulmutallab-mentions-israel-as-motive/

Obama signs NDAA 2013 without objecting to indefinite detention of Americans!:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/01/05/obama-signs-ndaa-2013-without-objecting-to-indefinite-detention-of-americans/

Israel must remove all Jewish settlers from occupied West Bank – UN inquiry

Israel must remove all Jewish settlers from occupied West Bank – UN inquiry

http://rt.com/news/un-israel-remove-settlements-161/

UN Security Council members blast Israel over settlement construction plans

http://america-hijacked.com/2012/12/19/un-security-council-members-blast-israel-over-settlement-construction-plans/

Former Israeli Amb to Obama on his visit: ‘You cannot come to an area that exhibits signs of apartheid and ignore them’:

http://mondoweiss.net/2013/02/israeli-exhibits-apartheid.html

Netanyahu Unaware of Camera Say US easily manipulated (via Israel lobby influence on US political system and media just as former Republican Congressman Paul Findley conveys in the third edition of his ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrtuBas3Ipw

US support for Israel’s occupation (to include settlement building) and brutal occupation of the Palestinians primary motive for tragic World Trade Center attacks on 911 and earlier at the WTC in 1993 as well!:

9/11 Motive & Media Betrayal:

http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers? See testimony most didn’t!: http://tinyurl.com/911motivation & http://tinyurl.com/motivation911

 

Hagel obeyed Senate taboo against criticism of Israel– ‘our most important ally in the entire world’

Hagel obeyed Senate taboo against criticism of Israel– ‘our most important ally in the entire world’

http://mondoweiss.net/2013/02/discussion-important-entire.html

Hagel Nomination, Israel and the Neocons:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/02/16/hagel-nomination-israel-and-the-neocons/

http://tinyurl.com/hagelvsneocons

Neocons and their mouthpieces (John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Ted Cruz and others) vs Chuck Hagel:

http://tinyurl.com/neoconsvshagel