In an article appearing today in “Veterans News Now”, Tanya Cariina Hsu provides a startling “insider” view of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and its modus operandi. And while it should be noted that Ms. Hsu declines to identify her informant, the story rings true, and provides a credible explanation for the enormous stranglehold that Israel has over the United States.
“BICOM, the Britain Israel Communication and Research Centre, is one of those bodies established by the Labour Friends of Israel, a powerful pro-Israeli lobby group inside the Labour party, which is dedicated to promote support for Israel in the UK.”
According to an article by Andrew Sullivan writing in “The Atlantic” on April 20th, 2009: “ Rep. Jane Harman … was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel organization in Washington. Harman was recorded saying she would “waddle into” the AIPAC case “if you think it’ll make a difference,” according to two former senior national security officials familiar with the NSA transcript…
“Until now Israel has been content to mobilize its powerful lobby and media assets to apply pressure from the shadows, using political contributions and diplomacy of a covert type so that Tel Aviv’s involvement could be deniable. That is no longer the case.”
The above title refers to my post “U.S. intelligence community draft report says dump Israel!” which appears immediately beneath this one.
In it, I reviewed an article by Franklin Lamb which appeared recently on the Foreign Policy Journal website. Of all the posts I have put up on “www.jeff-goodall.com”, this one has achieved by far the widest coverage and number of site visits. It has also resulted in posting and debate on a large number of forums, ranging from the right-wing “Stormfront” to the presumably more mainstream “Amazon.com”.
According to an article by Franklin Lamb appearing on the Foreign Policy Journal’s website today, the Israel lobby is preparing to trash a draft report prepared by the U.S. intelligence community that suggests the U.S. needs to drastically reduce its commitment to Israel for a number of increasingly urgent reasons.
“The Foreign Registration Act clearly states that any lobby that acts on behalf of a foreign government must register as a foreign agent. Even though AIPAC has been caught spying for Israel, shamelessly campaigns to give American tax dollars to Israel for weapons that are used to kill Palestinian civilians, and lobbies for American soldiers to die in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran for Israel’s hegemony of the Middle East…
“No Member shall act as a paid advocate in any proceeding of the House, and the acceptance of a bribe, including any fee, compensation or reward in connection with the promotion of, or opposition to, any business of the House is contrary to the law of Parliament.”
“The door to this foreign influence in America was thrown open by the Department of Homeland Security and, in particular, Michael Chertoff, an Israeli citizen who was, in particular, most instrumental as former Director of DHS in implementing policies challenged as unconstitutional, policies the new “Israeli trained” American police are tasked with stopping opposition to.” (Emphasis added – JG).
This report on a defamation lawsuit by an AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) employee, fired for drawing FBI attention to activities involving the obtaining of classified information for transmission to Israel, is revealing to say the least.