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 oligarchs are Jewish businessmen whom the Russian authorities suspect of committing economic and other crimes, and who fled Russia after arrest warrants were issued against them… Senior officials in Jerusalem said today that if Putin or one of his staff asks for the extradition of Jewish businessmen residing in Israel, Israel would reject the request out of hand.”
“Jewish” businessmen residing in Israel… how convenient!
“SNP ministers are sending an appalling signal that Scotland is open for business regardless of ethics. Instead of doing deals for pandas and fossil fuels our First Minister should be taking a much tougher line with China and its industries on human rights.” – Patrick Harvie, MSP for Glasgow.
U.S. Dept. of State
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011
Israel and the occupied territories – the occupied territories
This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – Jeff Goodall
by Mihael Willman
On the eve of Canada’s bicentennial, Prime Minister Mao-Tsetung III, a distant relation of China’s great leader Chairman Mao, addresses the Canadian public:
“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…
“Most people, when they die, they want to die alone, just be with their loved ones… And this guy’s writing a speech to the entire country on his deathbed…Wow, that guy really cared.” – Chalkmaster Dave.
Well, not exactly… Continue reading
I never could figure out why Israeli ‘settlers’ attack Palestinians in order to punish the Israeli government for curbing settlements. Of course, it may be nothing more than a self-serving excuse to do what they so love to do; beat up on men, women and children, destroy olive trees and crops, and damage or destroy places of worship.
“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.”