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There is a group of Jewish American billionaires who are apparently doing their best to make sure than negotiations with Iran go nowhere in the mistaken belief that they are doing what is best for Israel. And they would also appear to be assisted in their efforts by the White House, which is at the same time claiming that it wants the talks to be successful. The odd relationship is currently playing out in a Manhattan courtroom where the Justice Department is seeking to squash a lawsuit that it fears might expose the extent to which the government has hypocritically played fast and loose with classified information while simultaneously sending journalists and whistleblowers to jail over allegations that they have done the same.

The power and wealth of the anti-Iran groups as well as their unrivalled access to the United States government means that a policy of détente with Iran, which would be a no brainer based on both American and Iranian interests, only proceeds by fits and starts with the US Congress and much of the media lined up solidly to stop the effort. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its affiliated educational foundation, which have focused on the “Iranian threat” over the past three years, have a combined budget of more than $90 million while AIPAC’s spin-off the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) has $8.7 million.

The American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) efforts are more diversified but uniformly hawkish when it comes to the Middle East. It has a budget of $45 million. Identified multi-million dollar donor/supporters of AIPAC, AEI, and WINEP include Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands, Paul Singer of Elliot Management hedge fund and Bernard Marcus of Home Depot.

Other right wing think tanks including Heritage and Hudson in Washington also support unrelenting pressure directed against Iran. Even the more centrist Brookings Institute is hard core when it comes to Middle Eastern politics by virtue of its Saban Institute funded by Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban. And then there are the mainstream Jewish organizations to include the Anti Defamation League, the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations and the American Jewish Congress, all of which have vast resources and unparalleled access to the White House, Congress and the media.

All the pro-Israel anti-Iran groups engage in pressure tactics on Capitol Hill and have been effective in dominating the political debate. Of thirty-six outside witnesses brought in to testify at seven Senate hearings on Iran since 2012 only one might be characterized as sensitive to Iranian concerns. The enormous lobbying effort enables the anti-Iran groups to define the actual policies, move their drafts of legislation through congress, and eventually see their bills pass with overwhelming majorities in both the House and Senate. It is democracy in action if one accepts that popular rule ought to be guided by money and pressure groups rather than by national interests.

Less well known is United Against Nuclear Iran, which has a budget just shy of $2 million. UANI is involved in the New York lawsuit. The group, which has somehow obtained a 501[c]3 “educational” tax status that inter alia allows it to conceal its donors, has offices in Rockefeller Center in New York City. It is active on Capitol Hill providing “expert testimony” on Iran for congressional committees, to include “help” in drafting legislation. At a July Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Iran all three outside witnesses were from UANI. It is also active in the media but is perhaps best known for its “name and shame” initiatives in which it exposes companies that it claims are doing business with Tehran in violation of US sanctions.

UANI is being sued by a Greek billionaire Victor Restis whom it had outed in 2013. Restis, claiming the exposure was fraudulent and carried out to damage his business, has filed suit demanding that UANI and billionaire Thomas Kaplan turn over documents and details of relationships regarding UANI donors who it is claimed are linked to the case. Kaplan, a New York City resident, made his initial fortune on energy exploration and development. More recently he has been involved in commodities trading in precious metals. His wife Daphne is Israeli and his involvement in various Jewish philanthropies both in the US and in Israel have invited comparison with controversial deceased commodities trader Marc Rich, who reportedly worked closely with the Israeli government on a number of projects.

The Justice department would like to the see the UANI lawsuit go away as it is aware that what is being described as “law enforcement” documents would include both privileged and classified Treasury Department work product relating to individuals and companies that it has investigated for sanctions busting. Passing either intelligence related or law enforcement documents to a private organization is illegal but the Justice Department’s only apparent concern is that the activity might be exposed. There is no indication that it would go after UANI for having acquired the information and it perhaps should be presumed that the source of the leak is the Treasury Department itself.

Who or what provided the documents to a private advocacy group that is also a tax exempt foundation supported by prominent businessmen with interests in the Middle East is consequently not completely clear but Restis is assuming that the truth will out if he can get hold of the evidence. The lawsuit claims that UANI intimidates its targets by defaming their business practices as well as by demanding both examination of their books and an audit carried out by one of its own accountants followed by review from an “independent counsel.”

Kaplan is named in the suit as he appears to be the gray eminence behind UANI. He once boasted “we’ve (UANI) done more to bring Iran to heel than any other private sector initiative.” Kaplan also employs as a director or officer in six of his companies the Executive Director of UANI Mark Wallace and reportedly arranged the awarding of the Executive Director position at Harvard’s Belfer Center to its President Gary Samore.

Kaplan is a business competitor to Restis, whose lawyers are apparently seeking to demonstrate two things: first, that the US government has been feeding sometimes only partially vetted information to UANI to help in its “name and shame” program and second, that UANI is itself supported by partisan business interests like Kaplan as well as by foreign sources, which apparently is meant to imply Israel. Or even the Israeli intelligence service Mossad. Meir Dagan, former head of Mossad, is on the UANI advisory board, which also includes ex-Senator Joseph Lieberman and former Senior Diplomat Dennis Ross, both of whom have frequently been accused of favoring Israeli interests and both of whom might well have easy access to US government generated information.

And then there is the Muhadedin-e-Khalq, the Iranian terrorist group that has assassinated at least six Americans and is now assisting the Israeli government in killing Iranian scientists, a prima facie definition of what constitutes terrorism. The group was on the State Department terrorist list from 1997 until 2012, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton de-listed it in response to demands coming from friends of Israel in Congress as well as from a large group of ex government officials, many of whom were paid large honoraria by the group to serve as advocates. The paid American shills included former CIA Directors James Woolsey and Porter Goss, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Louis Freeh and former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton. The promoters of MEK in congress and elsewhere claimed to be primarily motivated by MEK’s being an enemy of the current regime in Tehran, though its virulent anti-Americanism and terrorist history make it a somewhat unlikely poster child for the “Iranian resistance.”

Supporters of MEK also ignore the fact that the group is run like a cult, routinely executes internal dissidents, and has virtually no political support within Iran. But such are the ways of the corrupt Washington punditocracy, lionizing an organization that it should be shunning. MEK’s political arm is located in Paris and it has long been assumed that it is funded by the Israeli government and by at least some of the same gaggle of billionaires, possibly including their Israeli counterparts, who support the anti-Iranian agenda in the United States.

Iranian negotiators have accepted that their country should have only limited uranium enrichment capabilities coupled with a rigorous inspection regime but the talks in Geneva drag on and on as the United States continues to hesitate, raising new objections regularly in spite of claims that it operates in good faith and seeks a settlement. That an agreement is within reach is undoubtedly true and it would even be good for Israel as it would remove the regional nuclear option while making much less likely another pointless and devastating war. But the men who write the checks do not see it that way and, unfortunately, they are the ones who all too often both pay the piper and call the tune.

 
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  1. Nobody was united against “nuclear Iran” when the Shah was in charge, and proposed his own nuclear program.

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  2. I’m just tired to the teeth gums and jawbone of international intrigue. Bring all the troops and spies home. I don’t care what the negative consequences are.

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  3. One of the reasons Israel will not allow any Arab -American or Muslim anywhere near the government or the inteligence or the pentagon is this fear that what Israel from 1948 or the Jews from 1916 doing thorough the person of Mosaic faith in the government ( cabinet,justice,security,mi,otary,intelligence,treasury,and foreign policy ) will be replicated by the Arab or the Muslim.
    This is the main reason the Jewish group is agitating for in Europe but by using specter of Hijab in France,terror in Britain,and culture in Germany. In US ,the Jewish group periodically take out ads on subways and transit system or finance movies or demonstration by lunatic group or pay some obscure failing politicians to mouth antimuslim hateful speeches.m

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  4. If America could be made oblivious and amnestic of the horrors impinged on America by MEK by selective information,leaks,and by silence brought and made possible by Zionist then Isis had a good chance of making a comeback to American good book vetted and maintained by the Zionist.
    The entente between the cultish thuggish regressive MEK (which was a protege of Saddam )and US , despite US having no common interest ( anti Iran stance as an American duty has also been cooked by Israel) with MEK shows that Israel will create a friend out of an enemy of a friend and use both for its faith and DNA based interests. In the process it will bribe the senators,congressmen,and mayors of the allied country to normalize relation with MEK, a sworn enemy of US with blood on hand .
    This is the very reason Isis can be suspected of collusion with Israel . If MEK could get on the good book , Isis which has not attacked US could also get but at a time chosen by Israel.

    Enemy of my enemy is my friend is obsolete ideological term for Israel.
    For Israel making friendship with the enemies of the friend and then using both of them for its own illiberal interests is the norm.

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  5. Phil’s intelligence analysis capabilities come to the fore. It’s essential to have accurate assessments of the lay of the land. It speaks louder than even the best expressed opinions, showing things for how they really are. Thanks much. Too bad it’s life imitating art – as in Hollywood movies, the hero can only solve the crime after he’s off the force!

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  6. The jewish money masters got ALL Wars they wanted: WWI, WWII, Iraq invasion, the Ukrainian crisis, now they want Iran.

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  7. As I pointed out two years ago, right before they were delisted, there are laws against this:

    http://takimag.com/article/the_scum_at_the_surface_of_the_black_lagoon_scott_locklin/print

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  8. “The jewish money masters ”

    The money masters are united mostly by greed, not creed. The gentile ones don’t care about us, either, but that common cause.

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  9. Philip, do you think these groups are likely to succeed in their mission? Namely to cause an invasion similar to that of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq?

    The US government has proven itself quite vulnerable to similar such groups before and of course, the Congress is funded via “campaign contributions”.

    From where I am standing:
    - They are very well funded and have backing from a very influential group of people

    - Their ultimate goal seems to be a war with Iran

    - Reality nor the US national interest does not appear to be an obstacle in any way

    Of course, if the question is, the next issue becomes, what the consequences will be?

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  10. Chris – If they manage to derail the ongoing negotiations with Iran for a peaceful settlement I do fear it inevitable that there will be a war with Iran. It will be bad for everyone, but particularly for our economy as oil prices go through the ceiling.

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  12. “…there are laws against this…”

    It seems that laws are not that useful in certain instances:

    “Laws, like cobwebs, entangle the weak, but are broken by the strong.”

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  13. I think it’s more than just campaign contributions and the threat of adverse press coverage that pulls congressmen into line – probably the biggest incentive is the huge amount of personal data, much of it embarrassing beyond endurance, that has been amassed on so many public figures by some of these shadowy groups – maybe even reaching the highest in the land.

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  14. “…probably the biggest incentive is the huge amount of personal data…maybe even reaching the highest in the land”

    You don’t know how right you are. Based on another Snowden revelation, the NSA “routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/11/nsa-americans-personal-data-israel-documents

    And according to Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who was fired for trying to disclose damaging information about the illegal activities of high level officials in the USG, the Turks “secretly videotaped a Congresswoman for blackmail purposes, during a lesbian affair.”

    http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7374

    Is it possible that the Turks procured this sensitive information about this Congresswoman from their friends the Israelis? You decide!

    Here’s the relevant excerpt :

    There have been individuals with a question mark there. The reason there’s a question mark is I lacked I was terminated by April 2002, but this particular Congresswoman — the Turkish — these Turkish organizations and operatives, if they can’t do it by money, they do by blackmail. So they collect information on sexual lives and other information like that, and with this particular Congresswoman, it being 2000 until I left, they — this individual, this Congresswoman’s married with children, grown children, but she is bisexual. So they have sent Turkish female agents, and that Turkish female agents work for Turkish government, and have sexual relationship with this Congresswoman in her townhouse actually in this area, and the entire episodes of their sexual conduct was being filmed because the entire house, this Congressional woman’s house was bugged. So they have all that documented to be used for certain things that they wanted to request when I left. So I don’t know whether she — that congresswoman complied and gave. That’s why I couldn’t use her name because I don’t — I meant her face because I don’t know if she did anything illegal afterwards. But she was — there are things; information was being collected for blackmail purposes, and her lesbian relationship, and they, the Turkish entities, wanted both congressional related favoritism from her, but also her husband was in a high position in the area in the state she was elected from, and these Turkish entities ran certain illegal operations, and they wanted her husband’s help. But I don’t know if she provided them with those. I left. I was terminated.

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    […] The Unz Review - There is a group of Jewish American billionaires who are apparently doing their best to make sure than negotiations with Iran go nowhere in the mistaken belief that they are doing what is best for Israel. And they would also appear to be assisted in their efforts by the White House, which is at the same time claiming that it wants the talks to be successful. The odd relationship is currently playing out in a Manhattan courtroom where the Justice Department is seeking to squash a lawsuit that it fears might expose the extent to which the government has hypocritically played fast and loose with classified information while simultaneously sending journalists and whistleblowers to jail over allegations that they have done the same. […]

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  16. Odd but these names have been showimg up for years, Hillary and Bills connections go way back among Jewish backers.
    Good writing but I am sorry to say its type has been missing from antiwar movement.; Worse yet, these truths remind me so much of the hundreds of thousand of great researchers on the connection of the Dots.
    We ran reams of papers tons of disc and CD all telling of those who make war, and yes the huge Jewish power over, or shall we say within US State military educational legal systems, and federal power centers not of elected or even under consultation think tanks.; I burned hundreds of disc that had been public domain but then reclassified under Bush Cheney.
    The Jewish Canadian African mining concerns have long bee a Clinton connection and still are in Clintons off shore.accounts.
    These accounts are cash direct no checks allowe
    Where your African Asian Small europeans want direct talks even to Obama the cash is given to Clinton direct enters Bahama and still yets some small Euro offshores, lichhtenstein Family Bank , for instance.
    Tons of info always been available and yet it is no more than a circylar money laundering for creative writers who are doing no more tham being paid for mental masturbation.
    I see the same list of Contributors today as.40 years ago and they and we have never slowed down let alone ended the top tiers of World Financial circle.

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  17. This is an old story but how many wars can America afford as in present situation their economy is down to earth. What we can achieve through negociations wars destroy them e.g. in Irak America lossed every thing from moral to deaths and economy although Saddam wanted to accept american demands but super powers were always arrogant and basically not worthy to rule.
    Politicians are too corrupt as their sons and daughters don,t die. Even Jews billioners loose nothing as they earn from these wars and still they cry anti semitism although these are subversive activities against America.
    End result ot come will be Holocaust in America sooner or later as the same situation like in Nazi Germany as these Zionists forced Hitler for extrem actions.

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  18. “It will be bad for everyone, but particularly for our economy as oil prices go through the ceiling.”

    OMG … that’s terrible … I knew that Iran would suffer a few thousand civilian casualties and no doubt their infrastructure would be smashed to smithereens and probably their hospitals would take a hit or two and of course it’s inevitable that their economy will be completely ruined with milions out of work but that’s nothing compared to the catastrophe of Americans facing higher oil prices!

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  19. What Mr. Giraldi so ably describes is a ‘vast Jewish conspiracy of like-interest’ that most Americans do not know exist.

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  20. How much longer will the American people tolerate a tiny minority pretty much running its government? Might be time to think of an Anti-Goyim Defamation League.

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  21. Interestingly enough, the United States was supremely ENCOURAGING of the Shah and the Iranian government, for decades, to go “nuclear” to ‘spare all that precious oil’ for future use (by the West, no doubt)….but Israel’s insistence on cutting Iran no room to maneuver economically primarily because they’ve always seen Iran as their biggest economic competitor and thus have always worked to diminish them, since the Shah’s rule ended.

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  22. @geocat62

    Further to any possible concern about the Israelis using personal data on our US officials to influence their behaviour, we can relax because:

    “The Israelis were required to “destroy upon recognition” any communication “that is either to or from an official of the US government”. Such communications included those of “officials of the executive branch (including the White House, cabinet departments, and independent agencies), the US House of Representatives and Senate (member and staff) and the US federal court system (including, but not limited to, the supreme court)”.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/11/nsa-americans-personal-data-israel-documents

    What a relief!

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  23. Kaplan may be a New York City resident, but he has a curious history.

    He is originally from South Florida, but went to boarding school abroad, and then to Oxford for multiple degrees in history. That seems to be a fairly unusual profile for an American citizen.

    How someone with that background became so successful through investments in precious metals also bears further scrutiny. No doubt it has something to do with his marrying into the Recanati family.

    It might also be useful to look at that history in South Florida a little more closely. How did he get to know Wallace, who also hails from there?

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  24. Lighten up Alec – I have repeatedly deplored the slaughter of innocents caused by our neocon driven policies. This article was meant to bring home to an American audience that a new war in the Middle East would have immediate consequences over here!

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  25. @Augustus Finkin

    You would think that such a revelation would be front-page news… but not so according to NYT:

    http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/16/guardian-story-on-israel-and-n-s-a-is-not-surprising-enough-to-cover/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=tw-share&_r=1

    When Public Editor Margaret Sullivan asked why, the managing editor [Dean Baquet] basically said the story wasn’t newsworthy:

    He told me that The Times had chosen not to follow the story because its level of significance did not demand it.

    “I didn’t think it was a significant or surprising story,” he said. “I think the more energy we put into chasing the small ones, the less time we have to break our own. Not to mention cover the turmoil in Syria.”

    So, I asked him, by e-mail, was this essentially a question of reporting resources? After all, The Times could have published an article written by a wire service, like Reuters or The Associated Press.

    “I’d say resources and news judgment,” he responded.

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  26. Ah, a sense of deju vu has just swept over me. This sort of financial corruption of government has happened so often in the past. It also gives us a precedent of what might well happen in the future.

    There is a book out there called: The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History (2008), ISBN 0-929891-07-4. In it author E. Michael Jones that tell what our future might portend if current trends continue.

    Jones repeatedly shows how Jews haven’t always been the eternal victims that they claim to be. Instead of being persecuted by this or that king, they have often what very close and mutually beneficial ties to the monarchies of the countries in which they dwelled.

    In one chapter Jones describes the country of Poland before the First Partition and shows how Jews were able to accumulate immense power particularly at the expense Polish middle class and the lower classes.

    How many people realize that a few hundred years ago Jews ended up having their own defacto country within Poland almost totally independent of the control of the Polish king. This independence was guaranteed by it having its own mercenary armies that were larger and better equipped than those of the those of the Polish civil authorities ? Other smaller settlements of Jews in Poland also had what amounted to their own mercenary armies.This was occurring during what has been called the “Arendar Period” in which Jews virtually destroyed the Polish gentile middle class by bribing government officials to allow either for the setting up of government enforced monopolies (examples: taverns,alcohol production) in numerous businesses or for the establishment of licensing laws that resulted in the Polish gentile middle class, which didn’t have access to funds to buy the required licenses, being unable to work unless through the auspices of very exploitative Jewish licensees. Almost of the lower classes were driven further and further into debt by usury. As years passed, many of the previous middle class Polish gentiles saw themselves and their descendents sliding back into serfdom and servitude as their unhindered access to commerce was increasingly throttled off.

    Poland aristocratic landholders didn’t complain because, just like the gentile “one percenters” of today , they benefited from the corrupt system by having been granted access to favorable and loans and other investments. They also appreciated being relieved of the onerous management of their estates by the very exploitative Jewish estate managers. Only the lower classes suffered and they suffered terribly. In 1652 there was a massive uprising of serfs in Poland. Many Jews were killed. You can find mention of this in most Jewish history books. What isn’t mentioned in these books is the fact that even more Polish gentile aristocrats than Jews were killed by the rampaging serfs because the mobs blamed the aristocrats for allowing the Jews to exploit them so horribly.

    By the time of the First Partition it had gotten so bad that a Jew could kill a Gentile for almost any reason whatsoever with little or no chance of punishment. Part of the reason for this immunity was because Jews had insisted on and had been granted complete legal autonomy that made their court system almost totally separate separate from those of the regular civil authorities. Only Jews were considered fit to judge Jews. The few times Jews were actually forced into appearing before gentile courts, they were notorious for bribing their gentile judges.

    One of the main reasons for the setting up of the so called Pale of Settlement in which Jews were forced to move by the Russian czar after the Partitions was specifically to prevent continued Jewish exploitation of the Polish working classes. Most Jews believe that their ancestors lived meager, persecuted, rural lives like those lived by the characters in the play “Fiddler on the Roof.” They have deliberately been told nothing about the relatively luxurious and powerful lives of the ancestors before the Partitions.

    All this gives us what might well be an view of what might be the eventual situation in the future if so called “hate crimes” legislation continues to be pushed and expanded. It won’t be long before favored groups are allowed to kill other less favored groups with impunity merely because the more favored group member claims he “felt threatened.”There is a reason why Trayvon Martin was treated so sympathetically in the media. We are simply being softened up for the imposition of future legislation to control we “haters.”

    The situation that exists today in which mostly Jewish Wall Street fraudsters seem to be completely immune from criminal prosecution harkens back to Poland a few hundred years ago when Jews in particular became virtually immune to any sort of criminal prosecution for their misdeeds.

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  27. Philip … What is your take on 911 ? Do you believe that Israel was involved in pre-event planning or event participation ? I believe it is a 100 % certainty Israel (Lekem) was the perp with inside help from the Neocons and the Cheney/Rumsfeld cabal.

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  28. Lincoln – Israel certainly knew about it though they may not have had all the details. The depth of their involvement beyond that is difficult to discern as all the relevant documents have either been destroyed or have been rendered permanently inaccessible. Cover up? And let’s not forget what the Saudis might have known in advance… We were the patsies.

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  29. The author fails to provide a single piece of evidence on the litany of allegations against the Iranian opposition group the MEK.

    First, the most absurd contention is that Sec. Clinton delisted the MEK because Jewish interest in Congress and “paid” former officials pressured her to do that. Not so! The State Department had to delist the MEK because America’s second highest court, the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, unanimously ruled not once, not twice, but three times, that the Department had egregiously erred in its designation of the MEK and had provided no evidence that the group had been engaged in terrorism. It told the Secretary that she has to decide one way or the other, or the Court will delist itself, something unprecedented in the 230-year judicial history of the United States. And indeed, when the Department delisted the MEK, it said the decision was prompted by the fact that there had been no confirmed attacks of terrorism by the MEK for more than a decade.

    Second, the U.S. Government is on record as saying that there was no truth to the allegation that the MEK had assassinated Iranian nuclear scientists. The source of that fallacious report was the Iranian regime and NBC news, in a rating war with its rivals, bought this complete lie wholesale.

    Third, there is absolutely no truth to the assertion that the MEK regularly routinely executes its dissident members. The MEK was under the 24/7 protection and control of not one, but two U.S. army battalions from 2003 until 2011. Gen. David Phillips, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade based at Camp Ashraf, where 3000+ members of the MEK resided wrote a letter to Kenneth Roth, HRW executive director in 2005 that he considered such allegations an insult to the integrity and professionalism of the U.S. soldiers and officers at Ashraf, who had thoroughly investigated those accusation and had found them to be totally baseless. And post-2011, the MEK was under Iraqi government and UN monitoring.

    Fourth, as for Israeli and other billionaires funding the MEK, one only has to recall that when Saddam Hussein was still in power, most pundits alleged that he was bankrolling the MEK. With Saddam being removed from power 11 years ago, the same people are now pointing the finger at Israel. Interestingly, in a four-day telethon that just ended yesterday, hundreds of Iranians abroad and inside Iran called in and donated $5m+ to the satellite channel which is sympathetic to the MEK.

    MEK will be celebrating its fiftieth founding anniversary next week. It has endured for so long in virtue of the support it has enjoyed among the Iranian people despite the execution of more than 100,000 of its members and sympathizers by the regime in Tehran. Throughout its history, it has always stood by its principles. It is vehemently opposed to any foreign intervention in Iran and is opposed to the policy of appeasing the murderous tyrants of Iran. Its platform endorses the ballot box, gender equality, religious freedoms, market economy and a non-nuclear Iran. Those values are consistent with what this country stands for.

    Perhaps the author should be transparent and tell his readers who has been the source of the misinformation he has regurgitated in his piece.

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  30. is it the petro-dollars – God help us all!

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  32. “Instead of being persecuted by this or that king, they have often what very close and mutually beneficial ties to the monarchies of the countries in which they dwelled.”

    The jewish scholar Benjamin Ginzberg published a book about this in 1993 called ‘The Fatal Embrace: The Jews And The State’ about how jews in medieval Europe were allied with the Monarchy in exploiting the peasants and how all ways ended badly for the jews.

    This jewish Modus Operandi is older than the Middle Ages, anyone who had Cicero Pro Flacco knows that there was a jewish lobby in 1st century BC Rome, they exported gold from the Roman provinces to Jerusalem and not even Cicero could stop them, in fact he was extremely careful in facing the jews on Roman assemblies.

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  33. As time.goes on, Hitler.beomes more and.more righteous.

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  34. it is not a conspiracy….it is reality

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  35. Moses did not have a Talmud & Hate Jesus, Ipso Facto…NOT JEWISH.

    so-called “Jews” oooze from the Talmud, the origin of BAD FAITH.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/08/israels-terrorism-ideological.html

    Good Faith & the so-called US GOV…are mutually exclusive.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20020421035034/http://www.worldmag.com/world/issue/08-18-01/opening_5.asp

    God is not a “Jew” and neither is Jesus.

    when the so-called US GOV declared Bankruptcy to the Class A stockholders of the
    “Federal Reserve” in March of 1933 and Rosenfeld called in all the Gold…guess who got it ?

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  36. Yale Protestant chaplain says Americans must curb Israel so as to curb anti-Semitism – Mondoweiss
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    […] And good for The New Yorker, I hope it keeps moving. And this same week Philip Giraldi writes in the Unz Review that a group of Jewish billionaires wants to take the U.S. to war in Iran. This is a far more sweeping view of the lobby’s role, […]

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  37. We hear, “no option is off the table”. That speaker defines options as threats, boycotts, blockaides bombing. But if the table is the negotiating table lets be traditional. To see one must open the eyes. Historically, are not we dealing with an arms limitation scene. So logically, historically the deal is we limit this set of arms …you limit your similar set of arms. Iran agreed to attend the 11/2013 non-nuclear international conference. Like that Israel pulled out followed by its servile USA. Benny Morris consistently says Israel will/should nuke Iran over the enrichment. Jahan says TRADE THE NUKES AT THE TABLE & NOT IN THE SKIES. The US obligation under the non proliferation treaty is to not aid the proliferation of nukes to any country including Israel. So the USA from the mid 60′s through the 80′s did that. 590 pounds of highly enriched uranium disappeared from the Appollo PA NUMEC site, at a time when Israeli technical espionage directors visited the site. Israel receive the funding through USA charities to develope its bombs. That obtained triggers from the US & probably stole bomb making technology. Consequently, USA has a direct interest in de-nuking Israel. By the way the Israeli clerics are just as nuts as the ones in Iran with just as much influence over pushing the button.

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  38. Phil, are you sure UANI is not a 501(c)(4) rather than a 501(c)(3)? The former is not required to reveal its funding sources while the latter is required to name any source that has donated $5K or more during the tax year.

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  39. American Justice is an extenstion of US politics when it relates to ME. This is why Iran get slammed with billion dollars fine for 911. This is why Justice has failed from the days of Galbraith in 1960s to investiagte predecessors of AIPAC and later AIPAC. Last time AIPAC/Franklin Rosen was hauled up before court , the case was duly dropped over technicalities and over allegations of baising juries from slectied leaks in media ( done by Zionist moles ).
    MEK -http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/05/15/hillarys-terrorists/
    MEK -http://vserver1.cscs.lsa.umich.edu/~crshalizi/sloth/2003-07-15.html
    MEK-http://www.iran.org/humanrights/HRW-MEKreport.pdf
    mEK-http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/US_outsourcing_special_operations_intelligence_gathering_0413.html

    “However, it turns out the Bush administration secretly brought MEK cadre to the US for military training, including communications intercepts and other clandestine cloak-and-dagger stuff: the program supposedly ended just before the Obama administration took office. Apparently the MEK were turned over to the Mossad, who utilized them to carry out the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists in Iran.”

    “A State Department report notes:

    “Bombs were the Mojahedin’s weapon of choice, which they frequently employed against American targets. On the occasion of President Nixon’s visit to Iran in 1972, for example, the MKO exploded time bombs at more than a dozen sites throughout Tehran, including the Iran-American Society, the U.S. information office, and the offices of Pepsi Cola and General Motors. From 1972-75 … the Mojahedin continued their campaign of bombings, damaging such targets as the offices of Pan-American Airlines, Shell Oil Company, and British organizations.” http://www.iran-interlink.org/files/child%20pages/USstatedept.htm

    The MEK were used to put down the Kurdish rebellions in the north, and they were also sent to help crush the 1991 Shi’ite uprising-http://fas.org/irp/world/para/mek.htm

    “When the U.S. invaded Iraq, there was a big debate within the administration over what to do about the MEK. The neoconservatives in the Pentagon and around Douglas Feith and the Office of Special Plans want to use the Marxist terrorists as a club to bash Iran in the next phase of their war to “democratize” the Middle East. Leading neocons such as Daniel Pipes and Arnold Beichman tout the MEK as a U.S. ally”-http://www.antiwar.com/justin/j090303.html

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  40. Paul – At the bottom of the “About Us” page on their website they claim to be a 501(c)3. Yes, they would have to identify donors above a certain level but it is possible to avoid that by spreading the money around to numerous individuals and using corporate donations so that no individual donation exceeds the limit.

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  41. The ‘Satanic Jews’ against Iran | Rehmat's World
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    […] August 26, 2014, Philip Giraldi, wrote a post claiming that Jewish billionaires with the help of White House are pushing Americans to fight an […]

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  42. The ‘Satanic Jews’ against Iran | Rehmat's World
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    […] August 26, 2014, former CIA counter-terrorism expert Philip Giraldi posted an article claiming that American Jewish billionaires with the help of Obama administration are preparing the […]

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  43. http://www.counterpunch.org/2007/03/07/ketcham-s-story/

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2007/03/07/what-did-israel-know-in-advance-of-the-9-11-attacks/

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2008/09/27/an-israeli-trojan-horse/

    Israel also knew about 7/7 London attack. It was aired by the local radio on the day of the attack as the event still unfolding even before the bus attack but after the train bombings that Netanhyu was cancelilling a meeting supposed to be held near Pancras station of London after being tipped off of potential terror attacks . One wonders why Londoners were not .

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  44. Here’s the latest: the Obama Administration will likely use the state secrets privilege to shut down the lawsuit and protect the anti-Iran group that it has been supporting by feeding intelligence.

    http://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-u-may-secrets-act-stop-suit-against-043744884.html;_ylt=AwrBEiS3WQBUYRMAuYTQtDMD

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  45. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/08/28/did-certain-foreign-governments-facilitate-the-

    issued by the intelligence committees of both houses of Congress, entitled “Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.”

    SEN. BOB GRAHAM: “Yes, —there were foreign governments involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States.”

    Walter Jones(R- N Carolina)-””I was absolutely shocked by what I read. What was so surprising was that those whom we thought we could trust really disappointed me…It does not deal with national security per se; it is more about relationships. The information is critical to our foreign policy moving forward and should thus be available to the American people. If the 9/11 hijackers had outside help – particularly from one or more foreign governments – the press and the public have a right to know what our government has or has not done to bring justice to the perpetrators.”

    Rep Massie-””I had to stop every two or three pages and rearrange my perception of history. And it’s that fundamental – those 28 pages….It certainly changes your view of the Middle East.”

    Justin cuts open this beast’s belly in lucid analysis . It is not only financial help of Saudi . It was more . Not one gov but more and from those who we don’t expect from ( special relationship? ) and about that aspect which focusses on providing help while the hijackers were in US .

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  46. You think this is just about the Obama Administration?

    Wallace and his wife are reported to be personal friends of the Bush family, and were both involved in Jeb Bush’s and George W. Bush’s administrations.

    Wallace also coached Sarah Palin for the vice-presidential debates at the same time his wife was a key member of McCain’s campaign staff. All of this occurred while Wallace was leading UANI, and none of it was ever disclosed in the press.

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  47. Phil: You-know-who will ruin you, if you keep writing the truth about them. They went after Buchanan, and missed; guaranteed they will come after you.

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  48. http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-really-wants-to-invade-saudi-arabia-and-why/610

    After Iran Saudi again will appear on the screen. Those people advocating from government and academic perches and from military credentials ( pseudo) since 2002 are still around .

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  49. Most of us are mentally trapped to think Jewish!!

    Actually, it is safe to say that virtually every mainstream publication or or other type of media organ is “nothing more than a screen to present chosen views.” The great battle over the last century has been a battle for the mind of the Western peoples, i.e., non-Jewish Euros. The chosen won it by acquiring control over essentially the complete mainstream news, information, education and entertainment media of every type, and using that control to infuse and disseminate their message, agenda and worldview, their way of thinking, or rather the way they want us to think. Since at least the 1960s this campaign has been effectively complete. Since then they have shaped and controlled the minds of all but a seeming few of us in varying degree with almost no opposition or competition from any alternative worldview. So now most of us are mentally trapped in the box the chosen have made for us, which we have lived in all our lives. Only a few have managed to avoid it or escape it, or to even sometimes see outside of it, and so actually “think outside of the (Jewish) box.” –Michael Santomauro

    Peace.
    Michael Santomauro
    iPhone: 917-974-6367

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  50. Pro-Israeli American Billionaires Helped by the White House “Make War on Iran” (Funding Mojahedin Khalq, Rajavi cult not a good move) | Iran Interlink.exposing Mojahedin Khalq,Rajavi cult,Massoud Rajavi, Maryam Rajavi
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  51. The previous wars that solved nothing permanently but just set up the inequities and resentments that feed the next ones, along with present-day greed at the top of our societies, are the evil gifts that just keep on giving.

    Hitler, whose rise was a consequence of the imposition on Germany of the punitive Versailles Treaty (the evil consequence of “the War to End All Wars”) and the made on Wall Street worldwide depression, persecuted and liquidated Jews throughout the Europe that his Nazi government conquered. The West, with all the similar simple-minded anti-semitism expressed by too many posters here (but not Mr. Giraldi), endemic then throughout its societies, did nothing to prevent mass extermination, sanction Germany or rescue the beleaguered Jews, particularly the millions without the wealth and connections to escape. Strategic bombing of the rail lines to the concentration camps, an effective wrench into the extermination gearworks, was never undertaken. The West cared only for its own interests when threatened by Nazis, nothing for these people.

    If the West had come to the rescue of the Jews, the turmoil in the Middle East would not now be happening. Israel would not be as paranoid as it has become, in reaction to the former helplessness during extermination, cruel and despotic over the peoples it has displaced in its own version of slow motion ethnic cleansing.

    Supplying more weapons and waging more war is heaping up yet more causes for future cycles of revenge, violence, hatred and mistrust.

    Yet the deluded in power also believe violence is somehow redemptive – or is it just AIPAC pulling their financial strings, here and in Israel? How? When? They wish for what never has been and never will be.

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  52. Philip, in a few decades from now, historians are going to be studying the rapid decline of the US in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. One thing that is going to be truly astonishing I think is how self-inflicted so many of the problems are.

    It seems that the US has lost any capacity for self-correction. It has repeated the same set of mistakes over and over again. At the same time, the US is slowly sliding towards authoritarianism. There always was an authoritarian anti-intellectual streak in the US, but it has become worse and worse as of late.

    There also seems to be a flight from reality. Perhaps 2 examples might be the CIA during the Reagan era, which wanted to over-inflate the economic prowess and military threat of the USSR to give justification for increased military spending and the decision in the early 1990s to get rid of the OTA. At the same time, whistleblowers and those who “got it right” were ignored or persecuted even.

    Perhaps as the US declines more and more, Washington will fly further and further away from reality.

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  53. New Sanctions Threaten Iran Nuclear Deal | Stop Making Sense
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  54. The 4th Media » U.S. Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence: A Fusion Center for United Against Nuclear Iran & Foundation for Defense of Democracies?
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    […] “The Justice department would like to see the UANI lawsuit go away as it is aware that what is being described as “law enforcement” documents would include both privileged and classified Treasury Department work product relating to individuals and companies that it has investigated for sanctions busting. Passing either intelligence related or law enforcement documents to a private organization is illegal but the Justice Department’s only apparent concern is that the activity might be exposed. There is no indication that it would go after UANI for having acquired the information and it perhaps should be presumed that the source of the leak is the Treasury Department itself.” Phil Giraldi […]

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  55. what of building 7 destruction??? in free fall? and nano thermite? investigations done by the very same people looking at the security and maintenance and all connected to Jewish lobby????

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