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Cracks in US/Israeli Special Relationship? (tags)

Israel

SYRIA ATTACK EXCUSE TO FINAGLE WAR WITH IRAN (tags)

Remember all the months of U.S. frustration with Iran not laying down and rolling over—that is after all the one-sided demands by the United States that feels it never has to treat any country like an equal—save its constant kissing of AIPAC, NEOCON, and Israel’s asses nonstop? Well all the horseshit about precise, punitive strikes is a stratagem to settle the Middle East situation once and for all. “To swallow and follow, weather old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.” William E. Gladstone

John Kerry Is A Ghoul In The Night of Living Dead (tags)

John Kerry now walks onto the graves of many, many to-soon-be-dead humans beings. He adamantly plays his well-crafted, seemingly rational justifications for more war; but his whole stage-craft of lies about knowing who is behind the chemical attacks, is a fraud of deceit as Biblical proportions. He is already a living corpse, a puppet for another Zionist-minted atrocity, similar to our Manchurian Candidate Barack Obama, both who lead this repeat of professional propaganda campaign, expecting the American public to swallow another pack of lies for another military and political fiasco (as if the U.S. can never learn from previous mistakes). Both have sold their souls to the devil of political push and shove.

Israeli Lobby Power in America (tags)

Israel

Closing Guantanamo—Why it’s Symbolically, Spiritually and Materially Important. (tags)

President Barack Obama has made a clear and convincing case for closing Guantanamo! Mostly the same reasons finally articulated were just as true when he initially took office. Closing the stigma of war, crime and national shame has always been a high agenda item for many Americans. It is now the watermark battle ground that could begin to show who or what really runs this country. But think of the mindless excuses from war hawks (including complicity by the mainstream media) to try to stop any transparency about Guantanamo prisoners. But there is simply no way President Obama can close this base on his own without major and active U.S. citizen and world support. How can Congress possibly stand in the way of the reasons President Obama announced for closing the Bush Legacy? Where is the Free Speech movement, where are the campus protests at Madison and Kent State Ohio?

Hagel Correctly Points out Influence of pro-Israeli Lobby in Politics (tags)

The future Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel is correct in pointing out the influence of the pro-ISRAEL lobby, especially from CUFI and AIPAC. Being honest in politics is dangerous, as one statement however true can be blown out of proportion by enemies.

No More Israel in 10 Years (tags)

Israel

Inventing an Iranian Threat (tags)

Iran

AIPAC Wants War on Iran (tags)

anti-war

US/Israeli Special Relationship (tags)

anti-war

Obama Plans More Middle East Wars (tags)

anti-war

Escalating Anti-Iranian Tensions (tags)

anti-war

The Israeli Lobby's Poisonous Influence on US Policy (tags)

anti-war

Funding Israeli Militarism, Belligerence and Occupation (tags)

funding Israel's war on Palestinian civilians

Trondheim to boycott Israel (tags)

And expose the use of the word "anti-Semitism" as a political tool.

BTL:AIPAC May Be Losing Clout on Capitol Hill (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

VIDEO: The "Safe Haven" Myth (tags)

President Obama defended the expansion of the war by calling it a "war of necessity." Harvard Prof. Stephen Walt takes on Obama's justification for escalating the Afghanistan war.

Global Crisis: How Much Time do We Have? (tags)

"Rather, what began Monday, September 15, 2008 was the beginning of a terminal and irreversible collapse of the global financial system, which is part of a controlled Model through which other objetives will be achieved."

John Mearsheimer: Israel's Real Purpose In Its Atrocities in Gaza (tags)

John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, co-author of the paper (available online) and subsequent book (with Stephen Walt) _The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy_, presents a concise timeline description and absolutely the clearest account of the true reason behind Israel's wanton atrocities in Gaza. Mearsheimer argues that diminishing Hamas or stopping their rockets are subsidiary goals for Israel, to Israel's more central goal of controlling all of historical Palestine via an "Iron Wall" policy that would permanently subjugate the Palestinian people and ensure Israeli control of all Palestinian land, air, water, borders/sea, and economy. Mearsheimer points out that this goal cannot be achieved, and certainly not by the brutal method of a total war on the Palestinian people. The likely outcome even in the case of relative Israeli success is a permanent Apartheid, which itself will [thankfully] doom Israel as a chauvinistically and exclusionary "Jewish State"[and its racist state ideology of Zionism].

Neocon-o- m: A Real Threat to America (tags)

Contemplate a connection between Leo Strauss, the NeoCons, and m in general—to see if there are any connections—especially since it has been the NeoCons’ strategy to consistently use their racist term “Islamo m” and to argue Arabs and Muslims are America’s boogeymen. The manipulation of American xenophobia and ignorance of foreigners are the anthropological realities of what has happened here in the United States via the propaganda machines run by the powers-that-be and pro-lobbyists (see Daniel Lazare’s “Lobbying Degree Zero” in The Nation Oct. 22, 2007).

Should the U.S. End Aid to Israel? (tags)

Since Israel maintains clandestine programs of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons (WMD), under existing US law, every one of the BILLIONS of dollars in tax money sent to Israel is illegal.

The Mystery of American Foreign Policy (tags)

It appears to be a mystery because it is being driven primrarily by foreigners, for interests that are not America's.

Finkelstein gives Israeli-American relations lecture (tags)

Finkelstein gives Israeli-American relations lecture

Jonathan Cook's "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations" (tags)

Israel, Iran, Iraq and the plan to remake the Middle East.

ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE (tags)

ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE

The Lobby Strikes Back (tags)

A new book riles the AIPAC crowd, but makes it to the bestseller list anyway. by Scott McConnell

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheime (tags)

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheimer & Walt book)

Edwards Veers Hard Right, Supports Escalating Middle East Conflicts (tags)

“As to the American people, this is a difficult question. The vast majority of people are concerned about what is going on in Iraq. This will make the American people reticent toward going for Iran. But I think the American people are smart if they are told the truth, and if they trust their president. So Americans can be educated to come along with what needs to be done with Iran.” - John Edwards “Educated” Or Brainwashed?

Mearsheimer and Walt to Speak in Los Angeles tonight , Sept. 18 and in the SF Bay area tom (tags)

Mearsheimer and Walt to Speak in Los Angeles tonight , Sept. 18 and in the SF Bay area tomorrow and the night after (access the 'appearances' link at the top of www.israellobbybook.com)

Edwards Veers Hard Right, Supports Escalating Middle East Conflicts (tags)

During a speech at the Herzliya Conference, a major international gathering dedicated to Israeli security and diplomatic issues, Edwards stuck to his hawkish positions on Iran.”—The Jewish Daily/Forward John Edwards promised to be a progressive candidate, but he now appears to be a devotee of the Democratic Leadership Council who is obviously under the heady ether of the Israel Lobby.

Should Journalists be Certified? (tags)

Reasonable people here in the U.S. appreciate, and also assume, that our culture’s news industry of executives, editors and journalists be held to high standards of professional conduct. A democratic republic needs, as well as expects, truth in reporting, and adequate, if not comprehensive, coverage on “all” important issues. To refocus the question of media fraud to one of whether journalists ought to be certified, or accredited by some kind of professional board, in order to be recognized as “professional” journalists, is, to say the least, shortsighted.

'60 Minutes' NOT going to cover Mearsheimer/Walt book about pro-Israel lobby (tags)

'60 Minutes' NOT going to cover Mearsheimer/Walt book:

Re: WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation (tags)

Re: WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation

WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation (tags)

WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation

(JINSA/PNAC associated) Cheney favors attack on Iran (for Israel, of course!) (tags)

Cheney wants US to attack Iran for Israel!

Jerusalem conference (tags)

To recommend withdrawl from West Bank

(Jewish) Groups Fear Public Backlash Over Iran (tags)

Jewish Groups Fearing Backlash When Iran is Attacked Next for Israel

NOAM CHOMSKY AND GILBERT ACHCAR'S NEW BOOK - PERILOUS POWER (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S DISASTROUS POLICIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Israel Sends in the Clowns: Debating the Lobby in Manhattan (tags)

The occasion was a "debate," hosted by the London Review of Books, on the question, "The Israel Lobby: Does it have too much influence on US foreign policy?"

Chossudovsky interview: "Al-Qaeda Is a U.S.-sponsored Intelligence Asset" (tags)

Michel Chossudovsky, author of the international bestseller America's War on Terrorism, personally graced the jam-packed local launch of his latest book held at the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City last June 24. During the launch, he gave a lecture about the imminent danger of a U.S.-made nuclear catastrophe amid the Bush administration's preparations for war with Iran. Joel Garduce of Center for Anti-Imperialist Studies (CAIS) caught up with the director of the Centre for Research in Globalization (CRG) during his short weekend stay in the Philippines and conducted the following interview.

The Left's Israeli Lobby Denial (tags)

Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream, the Left is good on telling the truth about the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. But its unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role in shaping American Middle East policy helps to maintain that very policy

THE LEFT AND THE ISRAEL LOBBY – by Joseph Anderson, Dissident Voice (tags)

Now that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have broken the taboo in the mainstream American media establishment of not only pointing out that the Israel lobby exists, but actually analyzing it from their perspective, the only place that open discussion, analysis and debate about the lobby remain firmly taboo is, ironically, ON THE LEFT! It’s a taboo imposed on the left by certain leftist icons and their suppression – if not censorship – of free expression and debate on this topic in progressive venues (lectures, panels, press or broadcast). Even some Palestinian-Americans have been forced to knuckle under to these leftist icons’ denial of the power of the Israel lobby in exchange for those icons’ or certain progressive/leftist groups’ political support. For example, as of this writing, where is an informed rebuttal to Noam Chomsky's dismissive position on the Lobby or at least an honest, open debate about the lobby on the national radio program Democracy Now? So, I wanted to incisively debunk at least some of the major arguments used by certain Left icons in denying the power and influence of the Israel lobby in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and in suppressing discussion of its power domestically. Now, some people will bring up a red herring list of other possible influences in U.S. Mideast foreign policy to deny my analysis, but here I am dealing with THE ISRAEL LOBBY and how leftist icons respond to that topic. My ultimate position is: whatever our positions on the lobby, do we get to honestly discuss and debate it in formal public settings? Please read more:

The Power of the Israel Lobby (tags)

Its Origins and Growth

The Left and the Israel Lobby (tags)

by Joseph Anderson

Molly Ivins: Pro-Israel 'Nutjobs' on the Attack (tags)

by Molly Ivins

Israel cannot be criticized (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

"The United States of Israel?" – by Robert Fisk (tags)

Perhaps the most incendiary paragraph in the essay [The Israel Lobby] - albeit one whose contents have been confirmed in the Israeli press - discusses Israel's pressure on the United States to invade Iraq. "Israeli intelligence officials had given Washington a variety of alarming reports about Iraq's WMD programmes," the two academics write, quoting a retired Israeli general as saying: "Israeli intelligence was a full partner to the picture presented by American and British intelligence regarding Iraq's non-conventional capabilities."

Let's call the Israel lobby THE ISRAEL LOBBY – by MOLLY IVINS (tags)

This is not about conspiracies or plots or fantasies or anti-Semitism -- it's about rational discussion of American interests. Alan Dershowitz, who seems to be easily upset, went totally ballistic...over the mild article ["The Israel Lobby"] by Mearsheimer and Walt, calling them "liars" and "bigots." And, in my case, being pro-Israel. I'm looking forward to hearing from all you [name-calling] *NUTJOBS* again.

Let's call the Israel lobby THE ISRAEL LOBBY – by MOLLY IVINS (tags)

This is not about conspiracies or plots or fantasies or anti-Semitism -- it's about rational discussion of American interests. Alan Dershowitz, who seems to be easily upset, went totally ballistic...over the mild article ["The Israel Lobby"] by Mearsheimer and Walt, calling them "liars" and "bigots." And, in my case, being pro-Israel. I'm looking forward to hearing from all you [name-calling] *NUTJOBS* again.

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