The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

The Israel Lobby Never Sleeps

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By Philip Giraldi
The Passionate Attachment
May 10, 2012

There has been no media reporting on H.R.4133 — United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 introduced into the House of Representatives of the 112th Congress on March 5th “To express the sense of Congress regarding the United States-Israel strategic relationship, to direct the President to submit to Congress reports on United States actions to enhance this relationship and to assist in the defense of Israel, and for other purposes.” The sponsors include Eric Cantor, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Howard Berman (all of whom are Jewish) and also Steny Hoyer of Maryland, who is Norwegian but might as well be Jewish given his frequently expressed love for Israel. The bill provides Israel with a blank check drawn on the US taxpayer to maintain its “qualitative military superiority” over all of its neighbors combined. It is scheduled for passage on a “suspension of the rules,” which means it will not actually be voted on and will be approved by consent of Congress.

It is perhaps no coincidence that on Monday the Republicans in the guise of the redoubtable Howard “Buck” McKeon released their proposal for increased defense spending (yes, increased) for 2013. It includes a cool $1 billion for Israel to upgrade its missile defenses. That’s on top of the $3 billion it already receives plus numerous co-production programs that are off the books and defense spending that is not considered to be part of the annual grant. Perhaps “Buck” should consider changing his sobriquet to “Warbucks.” Buck is not Jewish but he is a Mormon, perhaps a sign of what will be coming if we are so unlucky as to vote into office the born again Hawk Mitt Romney. Mitt has a foreign policy team consisting of more than thirty stalwarts, mostly drawn from the Bush Administration, and nearly all of whom are neocons. It features Robert Kaplan, John Bolton, and Dan Senor.

Israel and its partisan hacks in Congress are utterly shameless. At a time when the country is screaming for some measure of restraint in government spending, Israel is the one budget line that only sees increases.

Philip Giraldi is the executive director of the Council for the National Interest and a recognized authority on international security and counterterrorism issues.

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May 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

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  1. US approves 1 BILLION for Israeli missile systems while US faces economic woes

    U.S. Republicans seek to provide Israel with $680 million for Iron Dome anti-missile system (as US states go broke!)

    http://america-hijacked.com/2012/04/23/u-s-republicans-seek-to-provide-israel-with-680-million-for-iron-dome-anti-missile-system/

    James

    May 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

  2. James

    May 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm

  3. Ron Paul only candidate to resist AIPAC/Neocon influence as conveyed in following Press TV interview as well:

    Press TV talks to James Morris on ‘CNN GOP Debate’

    Ron Paul spot on with 9/11 Motivation:

    http://tinyurl.com/ronpaulspotonwith911motivation

    Romney Embraces the Neocons:

    http://tinyurl.com/romneyembracesneocons

    James

    May 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

  4. Paul Findley Commentary: A fundamental change in who we are

    http://www.myjournalcourier.com/articles/commentary-39651-findley-fundamental.html

    James

    May 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm

  5. Berman, Congressional Foreign Affairs Boss (before Congressman Howard McKeon took over the position), Cites Israel as a Prime Motivator in His Politics, Then Calls Israel Lobby a ‘Total Canard’

    http://mondoweiss.net/2008/02/foreign-affairs.html

    Howard Berman on Israel and the pro-Israel lobby

    James

    May 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm

  6. A Tipping Point for Israel (by Philip Giraldi):

    http://america-hijacked.com/2012/05/10/a-tipping-point-for-israel/

    James

    May 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm

  7. […]   The Israel Lobby Never Sleeps (also scroll down to comments at bottom) by Philip Giraldi:   https://thepassionateattachment.com/2012/05/09/the-israel-lobby-never-sleeps-2/ Posted in Zionist Threat « Colin Powell’s New Book: Neocon Driven War With […]

  8. While Americans must make sacrifices in order to reduce the deficit, the Israelis continue to receive additional U.S. military aid. It’s hard to imagine how a U.S. Congress would approve such an increase when cuts are being made in all defense spending, but because our politicians have always been in the pockets of the Jewish lobby, none of us should be surprised. In addition to the obvious corruption, the Israelis are able to instill a false fear that is used to justify Israel’s security. It’s a fear that is mostly transmitted to the American people in order to insure that they too, are brainwashed into believing Israel to be a victim of Arab aggression, when the exact opposite is true, and we see it everyday with more and more Palestinian land being confiscated in order to build illegal Jewish settlements. Arab and Muslim terror against the Jewish State is the biggest propaganda being used by Israelis in order to instill a fear and justification to continue feeding a hungry monster in the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan University shortly after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks against the U.S. had been beneficial for Israel. Is it any wonder he would say such words?

    James David

    May 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  9. The great majority of US lawmakers have no moral conscience. They will sell their mothers if the prize is right and the pro-Israel lobby groups know that.

    In March 2012 – US Treasury Department issued subpoenas into an investigation against over three dozen former US high ranking government and military officials for accepting large sum of money in return for lobbying for an anti-Tehran government terrorist militant group, the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK), known as ‘Munafiqun-e-Khalq (or People’s traitors) in Iran. The group is listed as a ‘terrorist organization’ by the State Department. Allegedly, these Judeo-Christians sold their souls to the devil for $30,000 to $160,000.

    http://rehmat1.com/2012/03/19/us-leaders-charged-for-accepting-money-from-anti-iran-terrorist-group/

    rehmat1

    May 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  10. Confront the Israel Lobby

    Dear Friend:

    I’ll make this message as brief and as blunt as I can.

    The Israel Lobby is pushing Congress for an extra billion dollars in military aid to Israel—that’s above and beyond the $3+ billion it already receives. At a time of high unemployment figures, record-breaking government spending deficits, and world-wide financial instability, can U.S. taxpayers afford this? More to the point: American political, economic, and diplomatic standing in the all-imporatant Middle East is at an all time low—further tipping the balance toward Tel Aviv is a dangerous move.

    That’s the subject of our Executive Director’s important new article on the internet: “The Israel Lobby Never Sleeps.” Phil Giraldi writes:

    Israel and its partisan hacks in Congress are utterly shameless. At a time when the country is screaming for some measure of restraint in government spending, Israel is the one budget line that only sees increases.

    In another hard-hitting article, Phil gives an excellent overview of how the Palestinian-Israel issue plays out in the U.S., noting that grassroots efforts—the core of CNI’s agenda—are showing some small signs of fruit. Yes, the Lobby is as powerful as ever, perhaps even more so, but as Phil observes there have been breakthroughs. He uses this as one example…

    On April 22, 60 Minutes, the most watched television news and commentary program in the United States, aired a segment on Israeli persecution of Christians. The program was a real shock for the many fundamentalist Christians who have viewed Israel through rose-tinted glasses. Many evangelicals have promoted the myth that Israel is actually a protector of Christians, which it most emphatically is not.

    It’s so important to remember—especially when it appears that the centers of power from Hollywood to Capitol Hill are invincible—that, thanks to your involvement, our message is being heard…

    • According to a 2011 poll conducted by the Israel Project, a group that portrays Israel in a positive light, when asked if Washington should continue foreign aid to Tel Aviv to be used for buying U.S. military equipment, 40% of respondents said that the America should reduce aid to Israel.

    • A survey conducted last May by CNN revealed 65% of Americans favor neutrality in the Middle East.

    • In March, an in-depth Brookings Institute study showed that only one in four Americans favor Israel conducting a military strike against Iran’s nuclear program, 70% favor the U.S. pursuing negotiations with Iran, and just one in seven Americans thinks the United States should encourage Israel to strike Iran’s program.

    This is indeed encouraging news. Our fellow citizens are starting to understand what we have to say. That’s why your financial investments in the Council for the National Interest are critical: your support underwrites our ability to present alternative viewpoints on the Middle East … a message America desperately needs to hear. Your continuing help, $50, $100, $1000, or even $35, is very much appreciated— and necessary.

    Why?

    The Israel Lobby is now working overtime in spite of signs that public opinion may be shifting. As Phil Giraldi says in “The Israel Lobby Never Sleeps,”

    There has been no media reporting on H.R.4133—United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 introduced into the House of Representatives on March 5th, ‘To express the sense of Congress regarding the United States-Israel strategic relationship, to direct the President to submit to Congress reports on United States actions to enhance this relationship and to assist in the defense of Israel, and for other purposes.’

    If you and I don’t express outrage and expose this expensive and militarily dangerous move by the Israel Lobby… who will?

    Both articles, “The Israel Lobby Never Sleeps” and “A Tipping Point for Israel” should be distributed to your friends and allies, as well as the media, and Congress.

    And don’t pass up this opportunity to help CNI create and circulate such information. A tax deductible gift of $50, $100, $250, or $500 is vital to our work. Our agenda depends on your generosity.

    Please let me hear from you soon. And, as always, my appreciation for your loyal support.

    Cordially,

    Alison Weir,
    President

    P.S. Anything you do to help CNI counts: gifts of $20 or just e-mailing links to these articles are all crucial in this fight.

    P.P.S. On Thursday, May 16th I will be speaking at The University of California, Riverside; please join me if you live in the area — and bring neighbors or colleagues new to the issue!

    Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to the CNI Foundation:

    Council for the National Interest Foundation
    1350 Beverly Rd., Suite 115-100 · McLean, VA 22101
    · 202.863.2951 ·
    http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org/

    James

    May 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  11. Analyst: ‘Very High’ Chance of Israeli Strike on Iran

    http://america-hijacked.com/2012/05/11/analyst-very-high-chance-of-israeli-strike-on-iran/

    James

    May 11, 2012 at 11:13 pm

  12. […] The Israel Lobby Never Sleeps (also scroll down to comments at bottom) by Philip Giraldi:   https://thepassionateattachment.com/2012/05/09/the-israel-lobby-never-sleeps-2/ Posted in Zionist Threat « US fears Israeli attack on Iran at ‘any […]

  13. […] See original here. […]

  14. Prophetic comments by two eminent Jews:

    Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism, 1944: “The concept of a racial state – the Hitlerian concept- is repugnant to the civilized world, as witness the fearful global war in which we are involved. . . , I urge that we do nothing to set us back on the road to the past. To project at this time the creation of a Jewish state or commonwealth is to launch a singular innovation in world affairs which might well have incalculable consequences.”

    Albert Einstein, 1939: “There could be no greater calamity than a permanent discord between us and the Arab people. Despite the great wrong that has been done us, we must strive for a just and lasting compromise with the Arab people…. Let us recall that in former times no people lived in greater friendship with us than the ancestors of these Arabs.”

    David

    May 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

  15. James

    May 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

  16. […]   The Israel Lobby Never Sleeps (also scroll down to comments at bottom) by Philip Giraldi:   https://thepassionateattachment.com/2012/05/09/the-israel-lobby-never-sleeps-2/ Posted in Zionist Threat « ‘It will lead to war’ – Ron Paul […]


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