The Passionate Attachment

America's unrequited love for Israel

Tony Cartalucci’s Covering for the Israel Lobby

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More misdirection from Cartalucci in his piece “US to Attempt Overthrow of Putin Government.”

His modus operandi is revealed in his rant about the “corporate-funded hit piece” from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in the LA Times. While the AEI no doubt receives funding from some on Wall Street, it would be more accurate to describe it as one of the Israel lobby’s most influential think tanks. It’s significant that the office of Kristol & Kagan’s Project for the New American Century (PNAC), the main source of propaganda for the Israeli-inspired Iraq War, was on the 5th floor of the AEI building on 17th St, in downtown Washington.

Why is a pro-Israel think tank so concerned about “democracy” in Russia?

The author of the LA Times op-ed, Leon Aron, provides a clue elsewhere in his denial of the looting of the post-Soviet era by the oligarchs, a number of whom now take refuge from justice in the self-described “Jewish state” and in other oligarch-friendly democracies. For a more detailed critique of Aron’s writing, see Mark Adomanis’ “Who is the world’s worst Russian analyst?

For readers of Cartalucci, whenever you see the word “corporate” take a closer look to see for whom it provides cover.

Update: Dr. Leon Aron, Director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, participated in a panel discussion on “Russia in International Relations: the Strategic Choice” at a 2008 IDC Herziliya conference on the theme of “Russia, the Middle East and the Challenge of Radical Islam.” According to a report in the Russian online daily Kommersant:

Russia was subjected to much criticism for its support of the totalitarian regimes in Iran and Syria. “With the Lebanese Hezbollah gaining strength in the North, Palestinian Hamas in the South and the threat of Iran, the feeling that we look on things the same as Russia does is growing weaker and cooperation is becoming more complicated,” former Israeli minister Natan Sharansky stated in his keynote address.

Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

March 6, 2012 at 7:45 am

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  1. TC is following in the footsteps of his mentor W. Tarpley, whose maddest lucubrations never allow for Israeli/Lobby agency. See Xymphora’s latest on superficial vs. profound.

    maoilriain

    March 6, 2012 at 8:24 am

  2. Tony Cartalucci and William Engdahl have in common a connection to Webster Tarpley, and Engdahl and Tarpley share a past association with L. Larouche.

    All three provide excellent information and analyses. I have read all of Engdahl’s books, and often check these sites. Still, another feature Engdahl and Tarpley have in common is downplaying the influence of Israel on US policy. The same can be said of A.G. Marshall and the Global Research website. Like Chomsky, Tarpley generally represents Israel as serving the interests of a US imperial strategy devised independently from Israeli influence. This contradicts the experience of anyone familiar with Washington and the Israel Lobby’s fearsome power there.
    Some months ago Tarpley argued that the current status quo in Israel/Palestine is the best that can be hoped for. Currently he is arguing that sanctions on Iran represent a US effort to escalate tensions with Iran in the hopes of creating an oil crisis that would enhance the value of the US dollar. But clearly the sanctions on Iran, and US Mideast policy in general, is having the opposite effect–Iran, China, India, Russia, UAE and other countries are now reaching bilateral agreements to trade in gold or other currencies besides the USD, undermining its reserve status. This is the predictable result of subservience to Israel on the part of Congress and many administrations, decried by M. Scheuer, Alison Weir, P. Giraldi, WRMEA, and others familiar with DC politics.

    The oligarchs who fund US politics have pushed the US government onto a path destructive of US interests and standing in the world. Rational promoters of US imperialism such as Brzezinski recognize this influence and (mostly unsuccessfully) oppose it.

    Yet Tarpley consistently represents these policies as the result of an apolitical consensus among US elites unrelated to primarily Israeli interests. If that were the case, why wouldn’t Adelson and other US oligarchs funding AIPAC, other such organizations and candidates save their money? They are not known for disinterested investments.

    maoilriain

    March 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

  3. Exactly.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    March 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

  4. “Why is a pro-Israel think tank so concerned about “democracy” in Russia?”

    I’ve noticed The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is now being referred to simply as “The Washington Institute” allowing for their expanding their area of coverage to include Russia and everywhere else. And seeing how successful they, AEI, and the other Israelicon policy shops have been in the ME it’s not surprising.

    Duncan

    March 7, 2012 at 10:09 pm

  5. Indeed. The “Near East” is much too restricted a chessboard for the policymakers at WINEP.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    March 8, 2012 at 4:58 am

  6. Tarpley is intimately hooked to the military industrial complex; his wife is an exec at Raytheon or Boeing. He, and his fellows have a very slick game. Ommission is THE MOST EFFECTIVE DEVICE.

    I got banned from commenting on Alex Jones website after I called this fraud, Cartalucci on his covering for the zionists. His reporting, which loudly and stridently SCREAMS the same info over and over and over, tries to say that all of the Arab spring nonsense just began in 2009 with Path to Persia — (which he refuses to say was written by and for ZIONISTS). It’s just another “corp monster”, nameless, faceless ‘them’. Most sources before that date, clearly and unequivocally expose the zionist hand in all these post 911 Arab Spring wars. so “Tony” won’t acknowledge them. He is just as big a fraud as Jones — very disappointed that WRH publishes Tony’s disinfo and gives him publicity.

    benelz

    March 19, 2012 at 2:52 am

  7. The other thing Cartalucci studiously omits on all his redundant rants of Arab Spring, is that the first thing the opposition states is that it “will make peace with Israel” — even before they commit to a Central Bank or selling out their nation’s oil reserves to the west for personal gain. THEY know without a doubt where power lies and who to pander to. Cartalucci — who came from nowhere — like Jones, but was suddenly all over the net, is a plant. No thanks.

    benelz

    March 19, 2012 at 2:59 am

  8. As someone who happens to know a lot of Israelis, (I have lived in the Jewish quarter of Melbourne for 4 years) I can tell you this much, life in Israel sucks, the working week is 55 hours, wages are low and the land prohibitively expensive…. which is the primary incentive for Settlements and land theft. The people are brainwashed from birth and forced into 4 years of military service. Thats why so many of them look to emigrate to Australia and never go back.

    Now, I do see Israel as a terrorist state committing systemic war crimes but I simply dont see it as some global mastermind controlling American foreign policy. I mean if you pick up a copy of Carroll Quigley’s Tragedy and Hope you’ll realise that the present ruling Oligarchy based in London, New York and Washington created literally dozens of satellite states to replace their former colonies, one of these states was Israel. Israel exists only because the British empire needed a subservient state in the middle east and the Zionists were insisting to be their goons so they can get hold of the Palestinian land.

    How else could you explain the fact that US gives Israel roughly 3 Billion a year to Israel buy weapons EXCLUSIVELY weapons?… In my view Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Islamic extremists are all on the same team doing the same job, namely keeping the Muslim world divided and ineffective while ensuring the Anglo American control over the Oil reserves of the region.

    This is my view, it is by no means fixed and I am open to hearing your view.

    Sonny

    August 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

  9. I tend to agree with Sonny merely from the practical point of view.
    How can the world’s most powerful country and elite be intimidated and manipulated by the tiny yet nasty state it helped to create?
    More likely is that “the Israelis are menacing the US” line is a red herring that allows the US govt to blame – gently – someone else for their own destructive policies. I would be surprised if the controllers of both Israel and the US/UK don’t realize they need an aggressive outpost in a hostile region to protect their resources. I’d expect that when the oil finally runs out, Israel will be forgotten, puppet that served its creators’ purpose.

    J.Garbo

    August 26, 2012 at 6:05 am

  10. zionists shill commenters.

    truth

    August 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm

  11. I just discovered Cartalucci was covering for Israel too. It’s good to know I’m not alone in noticing this. I made a video about it – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9MkmjdSUxg

    Robin Carvell

    June 3, 2014 at 6:36 am

  12. Thank you for the video. It confirms my suspicion that Cartalucci was a pseudonym.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    June 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm

  13. […] suspicious of the elusive Cartalucci for a number of reasons, not least of which is his blatant covering for the Israel Lobby. Although Cartalucci, who used to maintain a popular website called the Land Destroyer Report, […]


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