Latest Shouts In The Shoutbox -- View The Shoutbox
The shoutbox is currently offline!

[ Smilies | BBCodes ]

     
 
Click Here and visit PuPPs FREE StuFF

This website contains controversial information that may be disturbing to some viewers.
The theories, conclusions and commentaries are presented in an attempt to reveal the hidden truths.
It is up to the viewer to determine what they choose to believe after evaluating all available sources of information.

 
     

NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
Does your government represent your best interests?


     
 
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



POLITICAL ART GALLERY



IMPORTANT TOPICS

1. U.S. NEWS MEDIA CAN LEGALLY LIE TO YOU
There is no law preventing the U.S. news media from intentionally lying to the public. Whistle blowers and honest reporters are fired for telling the truth.

2. FLUORIDE IS A TOXIN/POISON
Read the Poison Warning label on your toothpaste, then call the 800# and ask;
"Why do you put poison in my toothpaste?"

3. NEW FLU VACCINE IS LOADED WITH MERCURY
by Dr. Joseph Mercola

4. PEDOPHILES IN HIGH PLACES
Also: Conspiracy of Silence Video

5. ASPARTAME IS HARMFUL
Equal, Nutra-Sweet and over 6000 food and beverage products contain Aspartame

6. On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld held a press conference to disclose that over $2,000,000,000,000 (2 Trillion) in Pentagon funds could not be accounted for.
Such a disclosure normally would have sparked a huge scandal. However, the commencement of the [9/11] attack on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon the following morning would assure that the story remained buried.


http://drinkingwaterlosangeles.com
Serving the greater Los Angeles area,
Los Angeles Drinking Water is proud to offer Reverse Osmosis filtration systems
that remove trace elements such as arsenic, mercury, lead and fluoride
which are known to be in Los Angeles tap water according to
the 2013 DWP Water Quality report.
POLITICAL ART GALLERY









"If our nation is ever taken over, it will be taken over from within."
~ James Madison, President of the United States

  Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> Is It Time To Rein In AIPAC?, By William Hughes


Master Of His Domain
******
Group: Admin
Posts: 12737
Member No.: 8
Mood: 



Posted: Aug 15 2007, 10:49 AM
Quote Post
user posted image

QUOTE
Is It Time To Rein In AIPAC?
By William Hughes
8-15-7
QUOTE
"All of these people [in the Israel Lobby] are pleading a special interest. I am an American." -- President Harry S. Truman

Grant F. Smith's latest book, "Foreign Agents: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee From The 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal," reveals the controversial history of the influential lobbying organization, known as "AIPAC".

It comes on the heels of his insightful tome, "Deadly Dogma," an expose' of the Neocons, where he evidenced their lethal scheme, which they called "A Clean Break," to destabilize Iraq. (1)

In this new book, "Foreign Agents," Mr. Smith argues that AIPAC, a corporation, should be required to register as a foreign agent for Israel. He accuses it of morphing into a "secretive political intelligence-gathering and covert operations powerhouse...and Israeli-controlled entity in America."

Naturally, AIPAC disagrees with him.

Mr. Smith begins building his case against AIPAC by referring to Capitol Hill hearings held by the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Senate.

The probe, in 1963, was chaired by the late Democratic Senator from Arkansas, James William Fulbright.

He suspected that the precursor to AIPAC, the American Zionist Council, (AZC), was given "seed money," via covert means, by "the Israeli government" to run a propaganda front for it in the U.S. At the time, the CEO for AZC, "Si" Kenen, (now deceased), was registered, (since 1948), with the U.S. Justice Department and required by the "Foreign Agents Registration Act" (FARA) to file reports disclosing fully his activities on behalf of Israel-based entities. As the result of Fulbright's investigation, a supposed "conduit" funding operation run by the AZC was "closed down." The AZC had reportedly received "more than $5,000,000 from the 'Jewish Agency' to create a favorable public opinion...for Israeli government policies." Kenen stopped filing with FARA in 1971.

Sen. Fulbright, however, paid a heavy price for challenging the opaque operations of the alleged unregistered foreign lobby. He was defeated in his bid for reelection in 1974, with the help of the Israel Lobby. Can anyone imagine this mostly cowardly Congress of today checking the reported excesses of AIPAC?

Mr. Smith also details the testimony of some of the key witnesses, who appeared before the Foreign Affairs Committee, and their cross examination by Chairman Fulbright.

It makes for fascinating reading. A letter from the head of the Rabinowitz Foundation, one Victor Rabinowitz, to Fulbright, dated July 29, 1963, is also illustrative. Rabinowitz conceded: "I did not know at the time the 'Jewish Agency' was a representative of the Israeli government...The [Rabinowitz] Foundation did not wish to be 'a conduit of funds' from the Israeli government or the Jewish Agency." Later, another witness disputed Rabinowitz's statement. This exchange about potentially using "a conduit" to avoid FARA took place only nine years after an Israeli terrorist attack on U.S. targets in Egypt, known as the "Lavon Affair." (2) Mr. Smith connects that covert operation directly to one of the putative architects of the U.S. Israel Lobby through original research which this writer hasn't seen in any other book.

One of the chapters in Mr. Smith's book focuses on alleged "economic espionage" by Israel in this country. He claims it has led to "major losses and problems for export-oriented industries."

Mr. Smith quotes Professors John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt to reinforce his opinion. They wrote in their seminal critique of the Israel Lobby, in March, 2006: "Israel has provided sensitive military technology to potential rivals, like China, in what the State Department called 'a systematic and growing pattern of unauthorized transfers.' According to the General Accounting Office, Israel also conducts the most aggressive espionage operations against the U.S. of any ally.' In addition to the case of Jonathan Pollard, who gave Israel large quantities of classified material in the early 1980s, a new controversy erupted in 2004, when it was revealed that a key Pentagon official called Larry Franklin had passed classified information to an Israeli diplomat. Israel's...willingness to spy on its principal patron casts further doubt on its strategic value." (3) Incidentally, Pollard, the most notorious of Israel's spies, got a life sentence for his treachery.

Mr. Smith cites a dated survey that indicated that about "80 percent of the members of Congress now have former AIPAC interns on their staffs."

That survey was taken almost a decade ago. It was mentioned in a 1998 presentation by Dr. John Duke Anthony, the head of the National Council on U.S. Arab Relations, "NCUSAR," and spotlighted in the prestigious "Washington Report on Middle East Affairs" magazine. (4) It would be worth finding out AIPAC's true Capitol Hill penetration today, but such relevant statistics are rarely, if ever, available for a variety of reasons.

Just to show you how much things have changed over the years, in the early '50s, Israel received around $15 million in aid a year from the U.S. Last year, it rang our bell for about $3.5 billion in freebies!

Recently, another outrage was reported.

Israel will extract $30 billion more in military aid from our treasury over the next ten years, while many of our cities, and bridges, like the one that recently crashed in Minneapolis, MN, are rusting away. (5) By the way, Mr. Smith hails from Minneapolis.

In the realm of "Election Law Violations," Mr. Smith cites a number of cases where AIPAC-related operatives had allegedly run afoul of election laws in pushing for their candidates to win and/or looking to defeat candidates in the Congress who had dared to criticize Israel's conduct. Two politicos who lost as the result of the putative unsavory electoral tactics of pro-Israel types were ex-U.S. Sen. Chuck Percy (R-IL) and ex-Rep. Paul Findley (R-IL). AIPAC's position was that it wasn't "coordinating strategy" in any campaigns and had "no consensus" on any political candidates. A secret AIPAC memo reprinted in "Foreign Agents" reportedly shows that this was simply another deception.

The Larry Franklin case, mentioned above, is Mr. Smith's main hammer against AIPAC. Franklin, who was working in the Pentagon, pleaded guilty on Oct. 5, 2005, to passing "classified" and highly sensitive documents to two officials of AIPAC, Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman. The documents were then passed on to an Israeli diplomat. In other words, Franklin was "spying" for Israel. He received a sentence of 12 years and 7 months. Rosen and Weissman were fired by AIPAC.

However, AIPAC was never indicted in the federal case. The duo, however, Rosen and Weissman, have been charged with violating the 1917 Espionage Act. Their trial date is set for Jan. 14, 2008. One commentator, Robert Dreyfuss, said it should be called, "The AIPAC Case." He submitted that it was AIPAC, who was originally under investigation by the FBI, dating back five years, and that Franklin simply got caught up in its net. (6) Another analyst, Justin Raimondo, a fierce critic of the cunning Neocons, suggested the trial will throw light on how the U.S. was "lied" into the Iraqi War by "a Fifth Column" of intriguers. (7) I wonder if Lewis "Scooter" Libby's name will come up?

Finally, the book, "Foreign Agents," is a searing indictment of AIPAC in the Court of Public Opinion. It also exposes how its tentacles influence the Mass Media. Marylanders now know, too, that one of its U.S. Senators, Barbara Mikulski, receives "daily" phone calls from AIPAC honchos, as she persists in voting to fund the unjust and illegal Iraqi War. (8) Folks who wonder, too, why there has never been a full Congressional hearing on the Israelis' vicious assault, in 1967, on the USS Liberty, will have to look no further then this treatise. (9)

While, Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (IND), two of AIPAC's assets on Capitol Hill, are hawking for a U.S. led attack on Iran, the U.S.-subsidized-Apartheid state of Israel is crushing the life out of the Palestinians and making more enemies for us in the Islamic World. (10)

I submit that this book should be read by every American who cares about the fate of the Republic.

Notes:

1. http://www.irmep.org/dd.htm
2. http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/lavon.html
3. http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpap...06_011_walt.pdf
4. http://www.wrmea.com/backissues/0198/9801078.htm
5. http://wrmea.com/
6. http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2005/08/0..._than_aipac.php
7. http://antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=7454
8. http://world.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/42285
9. http://www.ussliberty.org/
10. http://www.pchrgaza.org/ and
Jimmy Carter's "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" and
http://petras.lahaine.org/articulo.php?p=1704

©2007, William Hughes.

William Hughes is an author and video/print journalist. His videos can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=liamh2.
Email Contact: liamhughes@comcast.net.




--------------------
QUOTE
"Ye shall know them by their fruits"
~ Matthew 7:16

"Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
~ Buddha
PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteAOL
Top

Topic Options Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

 



[ Script Execution time: 0.0372 ]   [ 17 queries used ]   [ GZIP Enabled ]

"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce."
~ James A. Garfield, President of the United States


MORE POLITICAL ART

"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws."
~ Amschel Mayer Rothschild