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[The following is a lightly edited version of a speech I gave on March 1st in Washington during the anti-AIPAC and Netanyahu visit demonstrations. Two days later Israeli Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, whom I cite below, was sitting in the House VIP visitors’ gallery beaming as he listened to Netanyahu’s love fest with Congress. It might have been the first time a clandestine agent for a foreign country who spied on the United States was so honored but I would observe that the event was doubly significant in that the speaker Prime Minister Netanyahu was also involved in the same theft of American nuclear technology.]

[Here is the video of the event, just received: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYXOsBMktWI&feature=youtu.be . Miko Peled is well worth hearing and many of the questions are very interesting, revealing the depth of revulsion for AIPAC and all its works.]

I would like to concentrate on two issues. First is the nature of the special relationship between Israel and the United States and second is the role of the Israel Lobby and most particularly AIPAC in shaping that relationship. I was a foreign policy adviser for Ron Paul in 2008 and consider myself politically conservative. I respect the fact that nations must be responsive to their interests, but because of my personal experience of living and working overseas for many years I have come to recognize that the United States is an anomaly in that it persists in going around the world doing things that just do not make any sense. This has been particularly true during the past fourteen years, with invasions, interventions and targeted assassinations having become the preferred form of international discourse for Washington.

Many would agree with what I have just observed, but few recognize the role of the special relationship with Israel in shaping what the United States has become. Quite frankly, the relationship is both lopsided in terms of favoring perceived Israeli interests as well as being terrible for the long suffering Palestinians, very bad for the United States as it damages the American brand worldwide and even bad for Israel as it enables its governments to act in ways that are ill advised and ultimately self-defeating.

I would first like to address the often repeated mantra that Israel is America’s best friend or closest ally as it is a bedrock issue that is frequently trotted out to excuse behavior that would otherwise be incomprehensible. Apart from being a recipient of more than $3 billion per year from the US taxpayer, Israel is no ally and never has been. There is no alliance of any kind with Israel, in part because Israel has a border that has been moving eastward for the past fifty years as it continues to absorb Palestinian land. Without an internationally recognized border it is impossible to define a relationship between two nations. Israel also has no strategic value to the United States, so to speak of an alliance, which posits reciprocity is ridiculous.

But that is not to say that Israel does not interact with Washington. Indeed, some might say that it is possesses a disproportionate voice relating to some foreign and domestic policies. The penchant to use force as a first option in international interactions is perhaps itself due to Washington imitating Tel Aviv or vice versa as neither the United States nor Israel seems any longer interested in diplomacy.

American protection of Israel in international bodies like the United Nations is a disgrace, making the United States de facto complicit in Israeli violations of international law, to include its settlement expansion, as well as its war crimes. Under Bill Clinton the United States more or less adopted the Israeli model in dealing with terrorism, which consists of overwhelming armed response and no negotiations ever. Washington’s uncritical support for Israel politically and militarily was a major factor in motivating the perpetrators of the 9/11 terror attack.

Deferring to Israel often results in U.S. policies that are absurd and highly damaging to other interests. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice described Israel’s devastation of Lebanon in 2006 in which nearly 1,000 civilians were killed and more than $2 billion in infrastructure was destroyed as the “birth pangs of a new Middle East” Rice, who also spoke of fear of a nuclear mushroom cloud rising above Washington to justify invading Iraq, far from being discredited due to her lack of discernment, is currently a professor at Stanford University and is now being spoken of as a possible Senator from California or, alternatively, as the next Commissioner of the National Football League. So much for accountability in the United States.

One might well conclude that Israel is not only not an ally but also not much of a friend. It has run massive spying operations inside the United States to include hundreds of Art Students and celebrations by the employees of an Israeli moving firm located in New Jersey when the twin towers were going down. Israel is regularly named by the FBI as the most active friendly country in terms of running espionage operations against the U.S. but nothing ever happens. Israeli spies are sent home quietly and Americans who spy for Israel are rarely prosecuted. Last year we witnessed Hollywood producer and Israeli citizen Arnon Milchan receiving an Oscar even as stories were circulating about his criminal collusion to obtain restricted American technology to enable Israel to build nuclear weapons. The Justice Department has not seen fit to do anything about him.

Israel also has a hand in what is going on domestically in the United States. Many states now have their own departments of homeland security and many of the companies that obtain contracts to provide security services are Israeli. Airport security is a virtual Israeli monopoly. Increasingly militarized American police officers now use federal government grants to travel to Israel for training based on the Israeli experience with the Palestinians. Israelis have advised CIA and Pentagon torturers and Israeli advisers were also present at Abu Ghraib.

Israel’s influence over Washington policies frequently means war. American officials extremely close to the Israeli government were behind the rush to war with Iraq. If the Washington goes to war with Iran in the near future it will not be because Tehran actually threatens America, it will be because Israel and its powerful lobby in the U.S. have succeeded in creating an essentially false case to mandate such action. Congress is obligingly advancing legislation that would commit the United States to intervene militarily in support of a unilateral Israeli attack, meaning that Israel could easily be empowered to make the decision on whether or not the U.S. goes to war.

Israel interferes in American elections, in 2012 on behalf of Mitt Romney, and also this week by aligning itself with the Republicans against the President of the United States to harden existing policy against Iran. Looking ahead to elections in 2016, two Jewish billionaires have already stated clearly that they will spend whatever they have to to elect the candidate that is best for Israel. As Sheldon Adelson is a Republican and Haim Saban is a Democrat both major parties are covered and I would warn “Watch out for Hillary,” Saban’s candidate of choice.

Israel has corrupted our congress which we will witness again on Tuesday. Benjamin Netanyahu publicly rebukes and belittles our own head of state, its government ministers insult and ridicule John Kerry, and its intelligence officers have free access to Capitol Hill where they provide alarmist and inaccurate private briefings for American legislators. In short, Israel has no reluctance to use its enormous political and media clout in the US to pressure successive administrations to conform to its own foreign and security policy views.

Beyond the corruption of our political process, I believe many in this room would agree that the depiction and treatment of the Palestinians has been disgraceful. Israel has engaged in land and water theft and is doing its best to make Palestinian life so miserable that they will all decide to leave. Some would describe that as ethnic cleansing. Just last week there were reports of how Israeli authorities cut off water and electricity to parts of the West bank and also won a bogus court case in New York City that will bankrupt the Palestinian authority.

Netanyahu’s policy is to punish the Palestinians incessantly no matter what they do. The United States has certainly embraced a lot of unpleasant policies over the past fourteen years, but I honestly think that most Americans would be appalled if they knew how Palestinians really have been treated. Unfortunately the Israel propaganda machine has been able to maintain a tight grip on the narrative promoted in the mainstream media. Arabs are depicted as terrorists while Israelis are seen as folks just like us.

How does all this happen? Because of money which enables the Israel firsters to control the media and buy the politicians, but unfortunately no one is allowed to say that lest Abe Foxman of the Anti Defamation League accuse one of propagating a stereotype that is an “anti-Semitic myth.” American media corporations and national politics are in fact totally corrupted by money and the control that it buys and not just on behalf of Israel. One would have to be blind not to recognize that fact.

This is where groups like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee better known as AIPAC come in. AIPAC is only one part of the octopus like Israel Lobby but it might well be regarded as the most effective component. AIPAC has an annual budget of $70 million and 200 full time employees. It has thousands of volunteers and tens of thousands of contributors and supporters, many of whom are in Washington right now. On Tuesday they will descend on Congressional offices to pressure congressmen to agree to conform to AIPAC talking points.

AIPAC, which is an IRS 501(c)4 lobbying organization, is able to keep its donor list secret. It characteristically operates in the shadows. It prepares position papers that are then distributed in congress and many congressmen, largely ignorant of the issues, parrot what AIPAC gives them. AIPAC operative Steve Rosen once boasted that he could have the signatures of seventy Senators on a napkin in twenty-four hours.

Congressmen know that crossing the Israeli Lobby is career damaging. Senators William Fulbright and Chuck Percy were among the first to feel its wrath when they were confronted by well-funded challengers backed by effective media campaigns who defeated them in spite of their own outstanding records as legislators. The founder of my own organization the Council for the National Interest Congressman Paul Findley also suffered the same fate when he fell afoul of the Lobby. Within the government the purge has also been widespread with the traditional Arabists at State Department forced out to be replaced by friends of Israel, many of whom have been political appointees rather than career diplomats.

There is no easy solution to what I have been telling you. Certainly a more honest media would produce American voters who are better informed, but even though AIPAC has long been defending the indefensible the corruption in Congress runs deep and it is difficult to find a constituency anywhere in the United States where it is possible to vote for a candidate who is not openly and enthusiastically supportive of the Israel relationship. In Virginia last year there were several important congressional elections. All the candidates were vetted for their views on Israel well before the voting took place.

But to return to AIPAC there should be demands that it and other similar Israel-advocacy organizations register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938. That would require them to have complete transparency in terms of their funding and it would also tell the American people that the organizations themselves are not necessarily benign and acting on behalf of U.S. interests, which is the subterfuge that they currently engage in. It is certainly past time to push back against an organization that is brazenly promoting the interests of a foreign government at the expense of the American people. Thank you.

 
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  1. Trite to say, but it isn’t about the Israelis. It’s about three forms of rot in the US that make us susceptible to internal and external manipulation.

    1. American venality and hyper-atomisation. As America becomes even more atomised and social breakdown continues, this problem will become even worse. We aren’t a community, we are a rat-race of self-righteous, myopically greedy individuals who preen ourselves as we justify our pursuit of wealth, making heroes of social climbers. For centuries, the nouveau riche were viewed with suspicion, and rightly so. Not always, but all too often, there is a degree of ruthlessness required for a climb. But such individuals can’t be criticized without criticizing the American mythology. How can we criticize individuals for making money any way they can? They are FEEDING THEIR FAMILIES! That’s the rallying cry for justifying anything, including distopian immigration trends.

    It is significant that in the current orthodoxy greed, bad taste (among everybody but rednecks) or destructive self-centeredness aren’t the unforgivable sins that intolerance or judgmentalism is.

    If we aren’t a community bound by blood and history, where is the impulse on the part of our leaders to care about the less fortunate? We have either universalist compassion, were every man is our brother, and, as Foster Friess says, when a Kurd dies an American dies or a greedy, I got mine attitude, and don’t look down on me!

    The abhorrance of judgmentalism probably owes somewhat to the egalitarian impulse, which is why we can’t call the Kardashians out for the gaudy trash they are, but perhaps even more so to developments within Protestantism. If Jesus forgives, why can’t you? Don’t you dare cast that stone at that sl..t!

    2. Low-church Protestantism, particularly the Dispensationalist heresy, is another obvious cause of this shameful situation. It is 2014 and so far no rapture, but creatures like Hal Lindsey prove themselves to be quite adaptable. If there is a benefit to the cultural Balkanization of the US it is that Evangelicalism and Dispensationalism will be weakened, of course the damage is already done. I’m not sure why people don’t taunt rapture-believing evangelicals more on this. The clock is ticking, ticking since 1948. For those not aware, a big part of the rapture myth is that the generation that saw Israel become a nation will see the rapture. Thus the excitement in 1967 and in the late 1980′s, but, interestingly, the interest is more muted circa 2008. People getting embarrassed?

    3. Militarism. We love our jobs programs, and as this sector becomes increasingly the only source of a dependable income for many middle-class whites they will be even more loyal to the complex. Ok, big government and all that is bad, but junior has to get a job.

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  2. Did not spend much time reading because of the title. Keep dreaming Mr Giraldi: it will happen only when all money loses value, or US stops existing as an organized country.

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  3. How does all this happen? Because of money which enables the Israel firsters to control the media and buy the politicians, but unfortunately no one is allowed to say that lest Abe Foxman of the Anti Defamation League accuse one of propagating a stereotype that is an “anti-Semitic myth.”

    Oh wow. What an ugly, noxious, anti-semitic conspiracy theory canard.

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  4. Agreed.

    I actually don’t think they’re worse than any other country in the Middle East (look at their neighbors), but they’re no longer useful to the USA and drag us into idiotic wars. Make AIPAC register, and we’ll see who gives them money…and it will be obvious they are acting on behalf of a foreign country.

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  5. I’m not so sure. Why wouldn’t the donations just be funneled through private individuals?

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  6. That’s not goin to happen. Shutting down a front of illegal activity isn’t difficult. What makes it difficult is the easy access to this big wheel of fortune that may yield results if turned right by the person seeking a future or seeking a reversal of bad fate
    -here is David Petraeus singing hosanna.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4635109,00.html

    Corruption was what informed American body politics when Zionist made inroads . They saw the complexities ,presence of feeble dishonest office seekers, they saw the emergence of cheap populism in religion and media,they saw the greed trumping common core national purposes and they didn’t wait a moment to plunge deep to get into the thick of it.

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  7. Is this zionist and Israeli-Firster’s corruption of the U.S. political system unique or are there other historical examples, i.e. 1930′s Germany?

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  8. “Benjamin Netanyahu publicly rebukes and belittles our own head of state…”

    Yeah, well who on earth isn’t doing that? Sadly for America and for the world, the POTUS reduces to a teleprompter credited with exactly zero foreign policy successes.

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  9. It’s worse than you think..

    http://gazetazeta.info/ukraine-new-khazaria-kolomoyskogo/

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  10. HOW THE JEWISH LOBBY CONTROLS USA/EU/AUS/CANADA.

    Thanks for the great speech and so true. The only problem is that the US gov. (all 3 branches) are owned and operated by the Judaists.

    Gov. Owners and Operators: 50% of the campaign contributions to the Democratic party (and 40% to Republicans) are from the Judaists. This is just what is disclosed. Billions more are paid to both parties disguised in other ways.
    Supreme Court: Totally under Jewish control. 3 Judaists (Ginsburg, Kagan, Bryer) openly on board, destroying USA. 0 Protestants (the same Xians who worship their Jewish masters).
    Senate: 27 Jewish Senators (27%), compared with 1-2% of the population.
    House: Under Jewish Control too with campaign contributions, media threats of phoney scandals against patriots. Also see how they are taken to Israel:

    http://www.ifamericansknew.org/us_ints/freetrips.html

    During these Israeli trips, the congressmen are wined and dined in Israel and bribed and “entertained” and pretty girls come to their hotel room to “entertain them”. These rooms are secretly wired (just like Al Gore’s was, as reported in Newsweek) so everything is videotaped. If the Congressman returns to the US and does not follow the orders of the Jewish Oligarchs (such as flooding and destroying his own country with raping murdering aliens or billions for Israel or the Oligarchs), then he can be blackmailed and the video released and he could even be criminally prosecuted, so he has no choice but to vote as ordered by the Jewish Lobby.

    Federal Reserve: Jewish controlled dollar printing press.
    Media: 90% Jewish controlled.
    See the admission by Jewish writer Joel Stein in the LA Times article of Dec. 19, 2008.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2008/dec/19/opinion/oe-stein19

    President: Illegal alien Barry Sotero, cases fixed, real Kenyan birth certificate in Israel by the Jewish Oligarchs, ready to be brought out and Barry in jail if he strays. He paid Oligarchs trillions of dollars disguised as “stimulus.” In reality, Barry Sotero is “thief in chief”.

    New Yorker Magazine called Obama the First Jewish President. See:

    http://mondoweiss.net/2011/09/new-york-magazine-on-obamas-quest-for-money-from-a-list-tribesmen

    The only way we can restore democracy in the USA is by amending the constitution to allow binding superseding national referenda so people can pass laws themselves. It is time to put the power back in the hands of the people.

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  11. The average American isn’t going to have sympathy with Muslim Palestinians. The average nationalist (Adolf brigade aside) will have even less.

    AIPAC isn’t successful just because it has large amounts of cash. It is successful because people actually agree with them.

    The agreement that would satisfy Giraldi and most fellow posters here, is something that even the Labor party in Israel would not agree to. The last Labor PM, Ehud Barak, gave the Arabs 97% of what they wanted, and Arafat refused. The Labor party today, is still not going to agree to Iran having the “Japan option” of nuclear weapons.

    As long as petroleum drives the global economy, the US will be forced to be involved in the Middle East.

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  12. ” the only folks who are supporting it publicly, the hard-right Israel lobby. Even as Cotton himself splutters on national television, rightwing lobby groups are the main voices out there defending the letter.
    Like Bill Kristol of the Emergency Committee for Israel:
    Cotton open letter: “Just so you know, we’re a constitutional democracy. Congress (or next president) has a say.” Dem response: Hysteria.
    Or David Frum, the former Bush aide who wrote of taking on Saddam Hussein, “It’s victory or Holocaust.” On twitter:
    “Time after time, Obama has told Congress to go to hell. Now Congress is telling Obama to go to hell.”
    The Republican Jewish Coalition, a pro-Israel group, has also supported the letter.
    So has Josh Block of the Israel Project. Block used to work at AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and is sometimes thought to speak for AIPAC.
    AIPAC is staying silent, while pushing further sanctions on Iran.
    Former AIPAC staffer MJ Rosenberg has explained why he believes AIPAC penned the letter. As he tweeted today:

    J Street’s Dylan Williams fingers Bill Kristol:
    Who gave @SenTomCotton & others the awful idea for the Iran letter? Seems like Sarah Palin-for-VP-level bad advice doesn’t it @BillKristol ?
    There’s a reason for Williams’s suspicion. Kristol’s Emergency Committee for Israel gave Tom Cotton nearly $1 million in his race for the Senate just five months ago, Eli Clifton reported. “Cotton received $960,250 in supportive campaign advertising in the last month.” (Thanks to Kay24 in comments).

    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/03/israel-fingerprints-republican

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  13. No one does .No leader other than those coming out of Israel does. It is possible though one day ,we would hear from other parts of the world.
    It is equally true that the Israeli firsters have expressed shame for being an American in foreign soil and that foreign soil has always been Israel.

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  14. Sensible post. As per Militarism–it is more complex than jobs programs. It runs deeper than that.

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  15. Or David Frum, the former Bush aide who wrote of taking on Saddam Hussein, “It’s victory or Holocaust.”

    if that’s the case, then go for holocaust.

    but different from the first, fake holocaust. this time, kill the invaders, not the defenders.

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  16. “Removing Israel from American politics”

    Only a pipe dream. There are a number of rich Jews who are not adverse to buying American politicians. And of course American politicians are always for sale.

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  17. Nothing will stop American politicians from whoring.

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  18. It’ll be Choice #2, though it’ll take awhile.

    The forces behind AIPAC and similar organizations will happily see the USA reduced to a burnt cinder before they’ll relinquish one iota of their grip.

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  19. The only way we can restore democracy in the USA is by amending the constitution to allow binding superseding national referenda so people can pass laws themselves. It is time to put the power back in the hands of the people.

    I don’t think a mass movement can do it. The US body politic is too brainwashed, too dumbed-down, too “atomized,” as someone noted elsewhere.

    In Discourses on Livy, Machiavelli reflected that when an entire people becomes corrupted, as has happened in the USA where the Congress — which is trusted by only 16% of the American people; and which acts unanimously only when responding to a group that represents < 2% of the American public; and where the people are egregiously misinformed, even propagandized by its media which has merged seamlessly with its so-called entertainment outlets, both of which are managed by the Adversary group; and where religious institutions have become yet another arm of the propaganda system established by an invasive entity (zionism), then the only means of redemption that was historically successful in restoring order and stability, Livy observed, was a dictator.

    Among the most effective dictators, Machiavelli noted, was Cesare Borgia, who hired strong-man/thug Remirro del Orco to clean up Romagna. When del Orca had achieved the degree of "order" that satisfied Borgio, Duke Valentino had del Orca sawed in half, the parts of his body displayed in two sides of the public square.

    That is what needs to happen.

    Heads have got to roll.

    Netanyahu's corpse must be hoisted on a pike.

    To the degree that Obama is "ineffective," it is his unwillingness to confront the real invader of the American body politic.

    The most successful camouflage is that which conceals the enemy as a friend. Or "ally."

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  20. “2. Low-church Protestantism”

    Somewhat surprising to me is Tennessee Temple University has gone out of existence. Given that many of their alumni prospered to say the least from the GWOT I am, surprised such a loyal Christian Zionist institution was not bailed out from any number of sources.

    http://www.chattanoogan.com/2015/3/7/295532/Theology-Brings-Paralysis-Death-To.aspx

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  21. “In the Guardian newspaper on 14 April 2001, diplomatic editor Ewen MacAskill wrote:

    The Israelis portrayed it as the Palestinians receiving 96% of the West Bank. But the figure is misleading. The Israelis did not include parts of the West Bank they had already appropriated.

    The Palestine that would have emerged from such a settlement would not have been viable. It would have been in about half-a-dozen chunks, with huge Jewish settlements in between – a Middle East Bantustan. The Israeli army would also have retained the proposed Palestinian state’s eastern border, the Jordan valley, for six to 10 years and, more significantly, another strip along the Dead Sea coast for an unspecified period: so much for being an independent state.

    Israeli academic Tanya Reinhart wrote a July 2001 article in Yediot Aharonot, addressing the “massive propaganda about the far reaching concessions which Barak supposedly offered and which the Palestinians rejected.” Reinhart asserted:

    “The only clear element of Barak’s plan in Camp David was the immediate annexation by Israel of about 10 percent of the West Bank land. These include the settlement blocks which are close to the center of Israel and in which there are already over 150,000 Israeli settlers. But the bigger fraud of Barak’s plan, which has not received any attention in the public debate, is the fate of the rest of the 90 percent which were supposedly designated to belong to the “Palestinian state”

    http://electronicintifada.net/content/misrepresentation-baraks-offer-camp-david-generous-and-unprecedented/3991

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  22. That was a better deal than they would get today.

    And a better deal than Lebanon’s Christians have gotten since the 1950s.

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  23. Mr. Giraldi writes the truth.

    Here is a real dose of reality for every American. Go to Congress.gov and see for yourselves the amount of legislation proposed, re-proposed and adopted concerning Israel (see: https://www.congress.gov/search?q={%22source%22%3A%22legislation%22%2C%22search%22%3A%22title%3A%2BIsrael+billText%3AIsrael+billSponsor%3A-Rep.+Israel%22}&pageSize=250).

    As you can read there have been over 5,000 individual pieced of legislation that are a direct benefit to Israel since the 93rd congress. Congress has introduced special provisions for Israel dealing with: treasury funds (H.R. 3160), loan guarantees (H.R. 4197), visa waivers (H.R. 300, S. 266), nonimmigrant trader and investor status (H,R. 4406), elimination of customs user fees on imports from Israel (H.R. 1901), wavier on imputed interest on below market loans to Israel (S1619), etc. Already in the 114th congress there are dozens more proposals that serve Israeli interests.

    Why does congress devote so much attention to this one country in the Middle East? Because they have been bribed which is a federal felony.

    Money contributed to congressional members’ campaigns by corporate entities and foreign State lobbyists in exchange for favorable legislation is a crime. Our federal government has been compromised by abject avarice and lust for power.

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  24. Phil, I didn’t see the bagman(SOROS) listed, I’ve heard it said The Ukraine could be his financial undoing(he thought Vlad would fold). My microfiche brings me back to the Bob Ney(R) ohio and FOXCOM OF ISRAEL story, an ABRAMOFF client(FOXCOM) receives a contract to wire the House of representatives for cellphones- wonder why things are known w/out true leaks? Anyone who wishes to see BIBI Netanyahu(inner demons) should watch him as BEN NITAY(pen name?) debate the ZIOapologist FAOUD AJAMI in ARNON’s age of POLYESTHER.

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  25. The only reason the average American is more likely to agree with Israel is because they’ve had their head filled with various absurd fictions such as Holocaust propaganda, “Judeo-Christian values”, and Jews being a uniquely righteous, exceptional, and persecuted people. They’ve convinced enough Americans that Arabs don’t actually mind losing their children to Israeli bombs.

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  26. “The only reason the average American is more likely to agree with Israel is because they’ve had their head filled with various absurd fictions such as Holocaust propaganda, “Judeo-Christian values”, and Jews being a uniquely righteous, exceptional, and persecuted people. They’ve convinced enough Americans that Arabs don’t actually mind losing their children to Israeli bombs.”

    Indeed, the impossible ’6M & gas chambers’ has hoodwinked too many for too long.

    The “holocaust’ Industry’s Potemkin Villages, aka ‘holocaust museums’ are pure theme park theatre.

    Dare to examine the absurd & laughable ‘holocaust’ storyline rationally, logically, and scientifically and it falls apart like the house-of-cards that it is.

    Who Profits?

    http://forum.codoh.com

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  27. Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, George Soros, PNAC, AIPAC, ADL, etcetera have done more to foster anti-semitism in this country than the neo-nazis could’ve ever dreamed.

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  28. Here’s what I don’t see you doing: Debating this topic anywhere outside of CODOH, where you also moderate the forum.

    Why not man up and give it a whirl, tough guy?

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    You forgot to mention Paul Singer.

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  30. Great speech, Phil!

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  31. Where is your concern for Palestinian Christians?

    Lebanon’s sectarian constitution – which was imposed by neo-imperial France – gives Christians over-representation in parliament and it gives the presidency always to a Maronite Christian.

    In the heyday of Arab nationalism around 1960-61 the Lebanese were about to modify the constitution to a non-sectarian democratic system, but the US sent the Marines in to stop it.

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  32. Yes, great speech, Phil.

    Wish I had been there.

    Part of the problem of those who are not persuaded by the spectacle of an AIPAC conference, where 2% of the population informs the other 98% of the population that they “love Israel,” is that the 98% have not figured out how to get their act together and say, forcefully and unambiguously, No, we don’t “love Israel.” We are Americans, and we support American interests.

    The 2% use the tax money of the 98% to finance the latter’s disenfranchisement.

    The 2% create laws that limit the ability of the 98% to speak freely.

    The 2% have the ability to spy on every word and plan made by the 98%.

    If the only outlet remaining for the 98% is unpretty, then that is what will happen.

    I wish I had been there when Phil delivered his speech.
    Even tho I searched for ways to protest the Israeli’s presence in US, I didn’t know the protest where Phil spoke was being held.

    We have to get better at organizing.

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  33. https://www.ureka.org/videos/watch/8568/netanyahu-unaware-of-the-camera

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  34. They ARE Nazis !

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  35. Quite right. If Foxman/ADL would do his job consequentially, he would have to charge all of these people who draw attention to ” Jewish stereotypes “. Including the new Ambassador twit Dermer, who claimed on Smerconish on Sunday, that “Israel does not play politics in the U.S. !”

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  36. And here’s how they treat a courageous young JEWISH dissenter in AMERICA…imagine what they do in Israel

    https://www.ureka.org/videos/watch/4032/if-israel-could-do-this-to-a-young-american-jew-imagine-what-palestinians-face-every-day

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  37. You are confirming the long held suspicion by common American folks and firmly proved by the historians and the political scientists that the Zionists play with words, hides facts, provides wrong information, and creates false realities creating the impression of being generous ,honest negotiator, and peace seeking nation.
    Israel couldn’t deny that it didn’t engage in honest negotiation and didn’t make a just honest offer .All it could say today that the deal was better than what’s being offered today. But American didn’t know that. They don’t know it today. Thanks to the propaganda. The despicable lies then shapes the attitude to Israel and Palestine
    Again ,if you spend some times elucidating this attitude, you will see again that this is also part of the fabric of the very Zionist souls. They had always made a betteroffer before the next! 1917 was better than 1920, 1920 was better than 1930 and 1930 was better than 1947 , 1947 was better than 1949 , 1949 was better than 1969 and 1969 was better than … you get the idea!
    So what the solution? This is not the first time that Israel reached ( riding on the back of superpower ) its zenith .It had reached the top in 500 bc Egypt, in 300 bc Persia, in 900 AD Moorish Spain ,in Weimar Republic and in 1905 Russia and in Soviet Russia.
    In between ! You get the idea again.

    And dont talk about Lebanese Christian . Your knolwedege is based on the same Israeli sources that talk of making generous offer.

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  38. Interesting past reality that cant be imagined today . It was Christian in Syria,Iraq,and also in Palestine who started the democratic nationlaistic liberation movement in the Levant
    .Back then the only religion that was active militarily and politically was Judaism . Even in Lebanon the fight have not been along religious lines until now.

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  39. Thanks for confirming Mr. Giraldi’s point.

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  40. Lots of Americans are sick of Israeli manipulations. A big part of it is that politicians are afraid of AIPAC.

    I actually do think they’re more like Americans than the Palestinians, but that doesn’t give them the right to control our foreign policy.

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  41. I may remind you that Philip Giraldi is an author of an extraordinary (in its precision) piece Old Testament Armed Forces:

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/old-testament-army/

    So, I wouldn’t be so sure about this ratio of 2 to 98%. A vast number of the so called Americans hold loyalty not to Republican ideas but to Israel. I communicated and, actually, worked with many American evangelicals (aka Christian Zionists)–not a pretty picture.

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  42. It is not “Israeli propaganda” to note that in Lebanon, Christians have gone from a substantial majority of the population, to a minority. Mostly due to Muslim violence.

    The Middle East is full of rumors and propaganda, Israel isn’t alone in it.

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  43. Some questions:

    What is “Holocaust propaganda”, is it the kind promoted by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

    In the Middle East, who has been the biggest loser since 1900?

    When has the argument been made that Arabs don’t care about losing their children? I do presume most Americans are aware of Hamas and of suicide bombers?

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  44. Is the average Arab Christian better off under Hamas in Gaza, or under Israel in Nazareth?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Lebanon_crisis

    The history doesn’t jibe with your opinion that the Lebanese were going to create a “non-sectarian democratic system”. Nasser was trying to overthrow the government, at that time he was the USSR’s leading man in the Middle East.

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  45. And his buddy Soros:

    http://community.oakdaleleader.com/blogs/detail/6692/

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  46. Please don’t make dishonest claims. You’re acting like one of the many Israelis who are paid to write negative online comments whenever an American writes honestly about the terrible–and nearly totalitarian–grip that Organized Jewry (OJ) has on Washington and American culture in general.

    In fact, your silly use of this term “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory canard” suggests to me that you are in fact a young Jewish activist who hasn’t quite memorized his/her talking points very well. Happily, Mr. Giraldi knows exactly what he’s talking about; as do most of the visitors to this website. You’re glib critique is therefore going nowhere. Are you Jewish?

    I ask this question because your gratuitous use of the word ‘canard’ is a dead giveaway. Jews love to use the word ‘canard’ almost as much as another dishonest and misleading term that often gets them off the hook: ‘anti-Semitism’. But your tired manipulations are losing steam.

    If activist Jews were honest, they would accuse their adversaries of being ‘anti-Jewish’, because that is precisely what it’s all about. The manipulative expression ‘anti-Semitism’ on the other hand is a duplicitous term designed to distract people from what should be front and center: Jewish conduct. Is it good or is it not? Let the debate begin!

    But an honest and open debate on this subject is the last thing these activists want.

    Indeed, nothing troubles US-based Israelis more than unfettered Free Speech. That’s where ‘hate speech’ legislation come in. And it’s slowly enveloping much of the Western world. Can you guess whose fingerprints are are all over this global assault on intellectual liberty?

    Yes, political censorship in America (and elsewhere) is as kosher a matzoh ball soup. Jews explain it this way: ‘we’ have to stop the ‘hate’ before it spreads. Thanx, guys. After all, we wouldn’t want an ‘outbreak’ of anti-Semitism, now would we?

    But whether you admit it or not, there is much to be appalled by concerning the role of organized Jewry (OJ) in American life and world affairs. This is no canard.

    Have you ever considered the possibility that OJ does in fact advocate for widespread US interference and aggression for the benefit of Israel?–and that is does so deceptively?–(by using ‘democracy’ or ‘nation-building’ or ‘human rights’ or ‘fighting terror’ as pretexts to wage aggressive war for the benefit of one special foreign power).

    What about Bibi Netanyahu’s recent speech before the US Congress? How come no one on TV mentioned the fact that it is Israel–not Iran–that now possesses hundreds on nuclear bombs and that it is Israel–not Iran–that refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

    Do persistent oversights of this magnitude happen by accident?

    Do you deny in the presence of the Israeli lobby in Washington? Do you deny its influence? Many scholarly books have been written on this subject. Which ones have you read?

    What about the extraordinary concentration of Jewish ownership and management in American mass media? America is down to six major media conglomerates now. Might there be a potential ‘conflict of interest’ here?

    Is raising this issue a canard?–or is it anti-Semitic?

    Indeed, one must consider the identities (not to mention the political preferences) of the owners and managers at Disney, Comcast, Fox, Universal and the other major media firms, as well as newspapers such as the Wall St. Journal, NY Times and Washington Post. Shall we name names?

    Some people support and cheer everything Israel does. Most Americans are confused however. But millions of informed people worldwide understand that Israel (and OJ) is doing enormous damage to many millions of people all over the world.

    The victims of OJ include not only the dispossessed gentiles of Palestine, but also the people of Iraq (yes, countless powerful pro-Israel groups championed that terrible war), Iran (crypto-Israelis in Washington are trying to destroy them economically right now), Libya (via NATO’s armed destruction), Syria (Israel has bombed Syria many times and still holds on to Syrian land), and Lebanon is still digging up Israeli land mines left during the Zionist State’s last invasion. The list of Israeli victims is long. Very long.

    Did you happen to hear PM Netanyahu’s speech before both the US House and Senate? Was that not warmongering? And Bibi’s been given this extraordinary platform a record three times!

    Canard? Anti-Semitic?

    How about ‘disturbing’?

    It disturbs me greatly that America has lost its independence. And we’ve got nukes. Many nukes.

    Prominent and mega-wealthy American Jews such as Sheldon Adelson want the US to drop an atomic bomb on Iran. They’re busy fishing for a Presidential candidate that feels the same way. This is a fact. Immense Israeli influence in American life is real. This fact presents real dangers.

    Many American servicemen have died destroying countries that threaten Israel, not America. Poor young fools.

    You should stop lying on behalf of Israel.

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  47. I’d like to see a run-down of Israeli-interest campaign contributions to signers of Tom Cotton’s letter to Iran.

    The real question is: Why does the JOD request that AIPAC register under FARA continually get thwarted??? Does AIPAC control the JOD?

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  48. Mark, I was attempting to lampoon Jewish activist hysteria. I guess I was too subtle.

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  49. AIPAC isn’t successful just because it has large amounts of cash. It is successful because people actually agree with them.

    People ‘agree’ with them because of the pervasiveness of pro-Israeli viewpoints across all forms of media.

    Recent times have seen the Palestinian viewpoint finally – 50 years too late – pierce the shroud of deception to a limited extent and this has zionist activists hopping mad.

    That’s why people exposed to the truth turn so quickly from mindlessly promoting Israel to passionately demanding justice for Palestinians.

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  50. Cotton himself got $1 million from Bill Kristol’s Emergency Committee for Israel

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  51. re: “What is “Holocaust propaganda”

    from Columbia Univ. pres. Lee Bollinger’s introduction of Ahmadinejad, Sept. 2007:

    THE DENIAL OF THE HOLOCAUST
    In a December 2005 state television broadcast, you described the Holocaust as a “fabricated” “legend.” One year later, you held a two-day conference of Holocaust deniers.

    For the illiterate and ignorant, this is dangerous propaganda. When you come to a place like this, this makes you, quite simply, ridiculous. You are either brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated.

    You should know that Columbia is a world center of Jewish studies and now, in partnership with the YIVO Institute, of Holocaust studies. Since the 1930s, we’ve provided an intellectual home for countless Holocaust refugees and survivors and their children and grandchildren. The truth is that the Holocaust is the most documented event in human history. Because of this, and for many other reasons, your absurd comments about the “debate” over the Holocaust both defy historical truth and make all of us who continue to fear humanity’s capacity for evil shudder at this closure of memory, which is always virtue’s first line of defense.

    Will you cease this outrage?

    about “all those documents” — How many of them represent the other side of the story?

    For many years William Shirer’s “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” was the major source for knowledge about WWII. Its introductory paragraphs explain that, unique in all history, an enormous cache of official documents of the NSDAP was captured by the Allies/Americans and stored in a warehouse in northern Virginia. The American Historical Society photocopied the documents before returning them to Germany. Did they return everything? Did they copy everything?

    Much of the “documentation” Bollinger refers to is ludicrously false. In a book published in 2014, author Peter Moreira narrates that in 1942 Rabbi Stephen Wise told Treasury secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr. that “Nazis were making lampshades and soap out of Jewish flesh.”

    Further, how many books have been published from the German, or Russian, or Japanese side of the story?

    Those few authors who have had the temerity to investigate German sources, such as David Irving,
    have been harassed, denounced, fined, imprisoned, attacked and been the subject of systematic and relentless attempts to silence them.

    re: “is it the kind [of holocaust propaganda] promoted by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?”

    One could only hope.

    Here is Ahmadinejad’s statement at the 2005 World Without Zionism conference in Tehran:

    They have invented a myth that Jews were massacred and place this above God, religions and the prophets. The West has given more significance to the myth of the genocide of . . . the Jews, even more significant than God, religion, and the prophets, (it) deals very severely with those who deny this myth but does not do anything to those who deny God, religion, and the prophet. If you have burned the Jews, why don’t you give a piece of Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska to Israel? Our question is, if you have committed this huge crime, why should the innocent nation of Palestine pay for this crime?

    And here is how Ahmadinejad responded to Bollinger’s uncivil taunt:

    Right now, as president of Iran, I still continue teaching graduate and Ph.D.-level courses on a weekly basis. My students are working with me in scientific fields. I believe that I am an academic, myself. So I speak with you from an academic point of view, and I raised two questions.

    But, instead of a response, I got a wave of insults and allegations against me. And regretfully, they came mostly from groups who claimed most to believe in the freedom of speech and the freedom of information. You know quite well that Palestine is an old wound, as old as 60 years. For 60 years, these people are displaced.

    For 60 years, these people are being killed. For 60 years, on a daily basis, there’s conflict and terror. For 60 years, innocent women and children are destroyed and killed by helicopters and airplanes that break the house over their heads. For 60 years, children and kindergartens, in schools, in high schools, are in prison being tortured. For 60 years, security in the Middle East has been endangered. For 60 years, the slogan of expansionism from the Nile to the Euphrates is being chanted by certain groups in that part of the world. [listen to Miko Peled' describe the status of Palestinians, at the event where Phil Giraldi gave the speech recounted in this article --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYXOsBMktWI&feature=youtu.be ]

    And as an academic, I asked two questions; the same two questions that I will ask here again. And you judge, for yourselves, whether the response to these questions should be the insults, the allegations, and all the words and the negative propaganda or should we really try and face these two questions and respond to them?

    Like you, like any academic, I, too, will keep — not yet become silent until I get the answer. So I’m awaiting logical answers instead of insults.

    My first question was if — given that the Holocaust is a present reality of our time, a history that occurred, why is there not sufficient research that can approach the topic from different perspectives?

    Our friend referred to 1930 as the point of departure for this development. However, I believe the Holocaust from what we’ve read happened during World War II, after 1930, in the 1940s. So, you know, we have to really be able to trace the event.

    My question was simple: There are researchers who want to approach the topic from a different perspective. Why are they put into prison? Right now, there are a number of European academics who have been sent to prison because they attempted to write about the Holocaust or research it from a different perspective, questioning certain aspects of it.

    My question is: Why isn’t it open to all forms of research?

    I have been told that there’s been enough research on the topic. And I ask, well, when it comes to topics such as freedom, topics such as democracy, concepts and norms such as God, religion, physics even, or chemistry, there’s been a lot of research, but we still continue more research on those topics. We encourage it.

    But, then, why don’t we encourage more research on a historical event that has become the root, the cause of many heavy catastrophes in the region in this time and age?

    Why shouldn’t there be more research about the root causes? That was my first question.

    And my second question, well, given this historical event, if it is a reality, we need to still question whether the Palestinian people should be paying for it or not. After all, it happened in Europe. The Palestinian people had no role to play in it. So why is it that the Palestinian people are paying the price of an event they had nothing to do with?

    The Palestinian people didn’t commit any crime. They had no role to play in World War II. They were living with the Jewish communities and the Christian communities in peace at the time. They didn’t have any problems.

    And today, too, Jews, Christians and Muslims live in brotherhood all over the world in many parts of the world. They don’t have any serious problems.

    But why is it that the Palestinians should pay a price, innocent Palestinians, for 5 million people to remain displaced or refugees abroad for 60 years. Is this not a crime? Is asking about these crimes a crime by itself?

    Why should an academic myself face insults when asking questions like this? Is this what you call freedom and upholding the freedom of thought?

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  52. One part of the problem is indeed AIPAC and its money. But it is not the most important part of the problem. The press (mainline) which makes Americans dumb and America a democracy without citizens is the real issue that needs to be addressed first and foremost.

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  53. The press isn’t the problem. Anti-intellectualism and a harsh reaction towards judging anyone, except on the basis of their money, has been part of the American experience since the mid-1700′s, really kicking in the 19th-century. The brief period of ostensibly disinterested leadership was over with the arrival of Andrew Jackson to the presidency. The left hates Jackson and Evangelicals, but Jackson infused American politics with egalitarianism as did the Evangelicals. They also added idiotic boosterism and maudlin piety.

    If anything the press is a manifestation of this.

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  54. The founder of my own organization the Council for the National Interest Congressman Paul Findley also suffered the same fate when he fell afoul of the Lobby.

    Funny, Giraldi fails to mention that the organization he works for is funded by Saudi Arabia and has Holocaust deniers and convicted Arab terrorists who work or have worked for it.

    Giraldi’s peddling of nonsense that the Mossad was somehow connected to the 9/11 terrorist attacks shows the weakness and desperation of the virulently anti-Israel crowd.

    The fact is that all Americans have to do is turn on the news to see how so much of the Middle East is a violent and primitive basket case filled with failed states. Israel, on the other hand, is a thriving and prosperous democracy.

    Just the other day a Christian woman in my office returned from a church sponsored tour of Israel. She can’t stop talking about how amazing the country is and how much she wants to visit again.

    I can’t imagine any American saying the same thing about any Arab country or Iran.

    Perhaps this is the reason – rather than some evil Jewish conspiracy – that Americans overwhelmingly support Israel.

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  56. Maybe history will be kind to this country and repeat itself. For one of the last rays of hope left for the United States is that even though in the past, Jewish intrigues reduced hundreds of other countries to states of social and economic ruin, at what must have been the 11th hour, citizens of those countries awoke from their stupor and threw the bastards out.

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  57. Sherman – I think you have been beating this drum before on this site. CNI takes no money from foreign sources and has no employees who are “convicted Arab terrorists” or holocaust deniers (revisionists yes, deniers no). Mossad was deeply involved in aspects of 9/11 but I have never claimed that they carried out the attack. And I am really glad to hear about your Christian woman office mate who really liked Israel. Guess she wasn’t allowed to see what is going on on the West Bank or in Gaza.

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  58. Funny, Giraldi fails to mention that the organization he works for is funded by Saudi Arabia and has Holocaust deniers and convicted Arab terrorists who work or have worked for it.

    1. Having travelled extensively in Iran, I participate in numerous events with Iranian-Americans. There is always — always — a Jewish/zionist ‘spy’ at the event. The first time I noticed this — I had said something that the zionist objected to. He turned around like his head was spinning top to “correct” the “error” in my statement. The second time — hmmm, is this a pattern?

    Last year at NatSummit a zionist infiltrator went about informing people that the event was “sponsored by Arabs and filled with holocaust deniers.” The Arab information was new; I was/am unsure what to think about that.

    As for the holocaust, the narrative desperately needs to be fully vetted and examined and debunked. It’s gotten out of hand, and too many lives have been destroyed in service of this uniquely state- protected doctrine.

    The array of protections guarding the “truth” of the holocaust doctrine is a glaring signal that something is seriously amiss. If a thing is true, why does it need a US State Department office to backstop it?

    If a thing is true, why did the zionist establishment go ape-s*&t when a California school district proposed that its middle school students apply critical thinking skills to the holocaust narrative? (the Rialto school district project was shut down and school district officials forced to apologize.)

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  59. A fact:

    Traitor trumps the anti semite slur……in every country, in every population in the world….always has, always will.
    If you really want to get rid of foreign subversion and corruption then start using it—on the politicians, on the jewish orgs,all I-Firsters ..and do it loud and in their face.

    Otherwise you are pissing in the wind with the complaining.

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  60. Israel, on the other hand, is a thriving and prosperous democracy.

    Cool, great, glad to hear it. Now can we put an end to the billions in welfare the American tax payers ship to Tel Aviv every year? Can we quit sending troops to the Sinai and stop the bribes we pay to Egypt to keep them from attacking Israel? Can we finally end this traitorous dual citizenship we now allow? How about moving those prepositioned munitions that only seem to be used by the IDF?

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  61. One of my brothers, who with great anticipation, visited Israel, found it to be a disgusting place and said he had no desire to ever return to a place occupied by shameless beggars, and moochers. So, except for rabid Christian fundamentalist and a few other brain-dead zombies of that caliber, not everyone who visits the stolen land of Israel come away impressed with what they see and hear.

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  62. In this case, revoke these people’s American citizenship and deport them to Israel.

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  64. So much for the ‘mad mullah’ stereotype ,he is eminently sane – which is more than you can say about Bibi.

    Re the Holocaust: what about the remaining 32 million people killed in WW11?

    What about the wholesale bombing of Dresden? What about the atom, bombs dropped on civilian populations in Japan, when it was on the verge of surrender?

    What about the carpet-bombing of Cambodia – ordered by the Jewish Kissinge r ?

    What about the invasion of Vietnam and the use of Agent Orange? War-crimes are far from being exclusive to Germany.

    As for Stalin – he was a Georgian, not Russian. And the overwhelming majority of those sent to the Gulag were RUSSIAN!

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  65. Wow! Haven’t seen anyone so arrogant or so foolish as Kiza obviously is. AIPAC will be shut down much sooner than you can imagine. And the American people will liberate their country much faster than you can ever comprehend. If you think Mr. Giraldi is dreaming, you have no clue what is coming at you. Keep burying your head in the sand.

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  66. Things will never change until we have a free media and take money out of politics. Mr Giraldi article will never reach the MSM for obvious reasons.

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  67. If only.

    Below are the reports on the rise of neo-Nazis in Ukraine and the involvement of the Jewish oligarch Kolomoisky in financing the neo-Nazi-laced death squads fighting federalists in East Ukraine, where very rich Kolomoisky has considerable investment. He has triple citizenship that includes Israeli citizenship.

    “Zionists and Anti-Semites in Ukraine: A Strange Union,” by Dmitry MININ:

    http://m.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/04/17/zionists-and-anti-semites-in-ukraine-a-strange-union.html

    “Is the U.S. Backing Neo-Nazis in Ukraine?” By Max Blumenthal:

    http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/us-backing-neo-nazis-ukraine

    “Ukrainian “Neo-Nazis” Meet With Israeli Ambassadors, World Jewry Mysteriously Silent:” https://xaameriki.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/ukrainian-neo-nazis-meet-with-israeli-ambassadors-world-jewry-mysteriously-silent/

    “Israel shows its hand: How the Israel lobby helped protect the neo-Nazis of Ukraine: ”

    http://www.sott.net/article/289219-Israel-shows-its-hand-How-the-Israel-lobby-helped-protect-the-neo-Nazis-of-Ukraine

    And here is the Wall Street Journal extolling the Jewish financier of the death squads, “Ukraine’s Secret Weapon: Feisty Oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky:” http://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraines-secret-weapon-feisty-oligarch-ihor-kolomoisky-1403886665

    There is a complete silence from Abe Foxman (of ADL) and AIPAC with regard to the Israeli and US support for the rise of neo-Nazis in Europe. This silence is the most tragic and disgusting phenomenon that makes the rise of anit-Zionism in the US inevitable.

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  68. There are hundreds of Holocaust Museums in the world. Do any of them mention Nakba? If not, why? Because Jews are superior human beings that must have the land promised by some mythical Yahveh, whereas the native Palestinians are just a nuisance and do not have a right to remember about the tragedy of being expelled from their homes and orchards? Sounds rather familiar. This ideology, when different ethnicities were involved, has been condemned by the Holocaust Museums.

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  69. Your brother went to Israel?

    If he’s unemployed, hate-filled and paranoid like you how’d he scrape the money together to visit?

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  71. I’m glad you admitted your organization is full of Holocaust revisionists.

    If you ever try to weasel your way into mainstream media posing as a “Mideast analyst” again I’ll be sure to send this very link. Reliable sources should know who they’re dealing with before they provide you with any sort of platform.

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  72. You should better take a closer look at the neocons, many of whom Zionists, to see the most outrageous Holocaust revisionists. The shameful support for neo-Nazis in Ukraine by the US Zionists is a grave insult to the memory of the victims and heroes of the WWII.
    By the way, are you an informant? A thought-police?

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    I’d love to respond to your comment but your grammar is so awful I don’t understand what you’re trying to say.

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  74. Dear Mohamed, Spain discovered the American continent by financing a Genoan (Italian) explorer Christopher Columbus. But, the same year 1492 when the Americas were discovered by the Europeans, something else very important happened. In 1492, the Spanish king and queen who financed Columbus’ exploration, Ferdinand and Isabella, issued an edict of expulsion of all 200,000 Jews from Spain. The royals also confiscated all Jewish gold and properties they could lay their hands on. Thus, one could say that the Jews of Spain, the Sephardis, indirectly paid for the discovery of the Americas and today’s US. But, after the expulsion of the Jews, most of the financial knowledge in Spain was gone. The Spanish financial “industry” of the time collapsed. This was not felt much during Ferdinand and Isabella’s lives, because there was much loot, but later the Spanish empire declined financially until it lost everything out to the newcomer British empire and its US.

    I am not Jewish, I am strongly anti-neocon and anti-zionist, but you need to understand my point that getting rid of AIPAC is a crack cocaine dream. Smoking it is a personal choice.

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  75. “If you ever try to weasel your way into mainstream media posing as a “Mideast analyst” again I’ll be sure to send this very link. Reliable sources should know who they’re dealing with before they provide you with any sort of platform.”

    Is this a threat or what? Mr. Giraldi must have hit a nerve for you to write this outburst. Obviously you don’t know that much about this author. If you knew you would have known that Mr. Giraldi could careless about the Zionists or their mainstream enablers.

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  77. Right as rain, and thanks for the additional historical perspective.

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  78. What’s more, the drug-money psychop that is ISIL never includes killing ..Jews.

    Why? Because, according to a ‘spokesperson’ Allah does not want them to. But Christians are fair game.

    How very convenient for Israel.

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  79. Things have changed a bit since then – and the petrodollar is definitely on a one-way ticket to oblivion.

    A new reserv currency is being birthed: let’s call it the YURU ;)

    Follow the Yellow Silk Road ..
    Follow the Yellow Silk Road..
    All the way from Vladivostok to..

    Lisbon.

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  80. Here is a neat precis of AIPAC’s motives re Iran:

    Agree. The end game is to seize Iran’s Pars gas field, which is one half of the same field in Qatar and combined is the largest gas field in the world, objective being to supplant Russia as Europe’s principal suppliers, undermine Russia’s economy, and with US puppets like Qatar as suppliers, the final act in Europe’s complete colonisation via TTIP becomes a cake walk.The Euros have been reluctant to sign on to TTIP considering that a massive alternative and far more lucrative Eurasian economic deal consisting of a French-German-Russia-China trade block is already on the table, and a block that will effectively reduce the US to a regional trade power. This is the reason for US desperation and dangerous recklessness in both the ME (to clear a route for the Pars field pipeline to Europe), and in Ukraine, to cleave a wedge between Russia and Europe and prevent any trade pacts by making the two become enemies.

    Promises to investors have to be followed with political manoeuvres in the not-so-dark..

    So what if people are killed on masse?

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  81. Kiza, your history is a tad simplistic.

    You fail to mention that Ferdinand & Isabella expelled the Muslims before Jews were expelled. The Moors, or Muslims, of the Hibernian peninsula were, arguably, the group that did the heavy lifting in developing Andalusia, the “500 year long Golden Era” of Jewry.

    Muslims spread their knowledge to Europe and beyond.

    Jews migrated to the Ottoman empire, which had recently conquered Constantinople (which led tangentially to the explosion of Renaissance Italy); to the Netherlands where they became active with groups such as the East India Trading Company; and to Italy, where they flourished in Medici banking and commerce ventures.

    It’s hard to find an honest account of Jewish expulsion from Spain. However, works such as David Biale’s “Cultures of the Jews” notes that Jews were given a year or two to wind up their affairs, and they did take their wealth with them. Uber-zionist websites such as Aish.org assert that Spaniards were bastards who kicked Jews out with barely the ragged shirts on their backs. Who to believe? Most likely, the truth lies in the middle.

    There is, however, documentary evidence that 500 years on, Jews still bore a grudge: in 1936 young Chaim Katz wrote to his parents that he would not be home for the Passover because he was in Spain fighting with the International troops, avenging the 500-yr old expulsion of Jews at the expense of the Spanish people, and destroying hundreds of Roman Catholic churches — kind of a Spanish Kristallnacht. Gilad Atzmon discusses the phenomenon @ about 47 min in this radio interview http://www.filedropper.com/rediceradio-giladatzmon-hr2

    I found Atzmon’s comments that “25% of the fighters in the International forces in Spain were Jewish, and the lingua franca was Yiddish,” to be tremendously important.

    Atzmon continued (@ 50 min) “The Germans will have to wait 500 years because the Jews will come in revenge.”

    Atzmon may be right that “Jews will [seek to harm] Germany in 500 years,” but he’s assuming that the holocaust narrative is true.

    I don’t think it is.

    I think Jews already exacted their “revenge” on Germany, for that nation’s effrontery in expelling Jews who were harmful to the German state.

    I base that assertion on this statement that Louis Brandeis made to Rabbi Stephen Wise, sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 14, 1933:

    ” “The Jews must leave Germany. There is no other way.” . . .Rabbi Wise asked, “How can 585,000 people be taken out of Germany?” Brandeis interrupted, “I would have all the Jews out of Germany. They have been treated with deepest disrespect. I urge that Germany be free of Jews. Let Germany share the fate of Spain. No Jew must live in Germany.” “

    Now ask yourself these questions:

    How many German Jews died as a result of Allied firebombing of 131 German cities, resulting in the deaths by incineration and asphyxiation — planned and deliberate — of as many as 600,000 German civilians and the “de-housing” (Bomber Harris’s term) of about 7 million German civilians?

    Where did those 7 million de-housed German civilians go?

    How do we know for sure the ethnic identity of those corpses that Eisenhower found as he entered concentration camps? Are Jewish corpses somehow distinguishable from German corpses?

    Peter Moreira writes in “The Jew Who Defeated Hitler: Henry Morgenthau, Jr. . . .” that as early as August 1938 FDR’s administration considered the feasibility of targeting and killing civilians as a way to win a war, and by that date began to make plans for US factories to build the planes that would carry out that objective. Morgenthau was at the heart of planning and implementing that “revenge” against Germany for their crime of expelling Jews who sought to subvert Germany’s culture, politics, and economy.

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  82. Sure Thing,

    you’re on a roll.

    Crank in the gas fields in Mediterranean (partly in Gaza’s maritime domain) that Israel covets.

    Is there a name for the spokesperson who was “advised that Allah does not want ISIS” to kill Jews? Is it a Hebrew name?

    ——

    A question to Americans — fodder for a poll, maybe:

    How many Americans would acquiesce to a radically reformed standard of living and of their economic system if it were made crystal clear to them that their current economic way of life, based on the petro-dollar, requires the destabilization and deaths of millions of people in foreign lands?

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  83. Ok, you do have a point that I simplified the XV century history. But then you broaden the subject to Bomber Harris and finally the Holocaust. My point was simply that you cannot live with them and you cannot live without them. There are no more creative people, but also there are no more selfish people in this world who invented nepotism. Throughout long history, they have been hated by almost everyone they lived near or with, not only in Spain, then almost every country of Europe dreamed of, expelled and even mass-killed the Jews. The US has joined the club quite recently. Yet, the Jews created more than any other religious group. Some Jews wrapped themselves around money and one would have to get rid of the money if one wanted to get rid of the Jews (I know that Mr Giraldi would say that he only wants to get rid of AIPAC and its overwhelming influence, not all Jews). Some Jews accumulated huge wealth and are using it to make things always go their way, especially in the US but also globally. Being hyper-organized, the Jewish madmen and madwomen create hyper-powerful groups such as the neocons with their influence tools such as the AIPAC. It is impossible to get rid of AIPAC, Mr Giraldi, many have tried throughout history, even the Popes themselves. They tried getting rid of the Jewish political and financial influence, but ended up trying to get rid of the Jews.

    There is now a threat of a nuclear war and total annihilation thanks to the nuclear weapons which some Jews invented and other Jews may soon apply to end humanity. I would suggest that avoiding the end of life on Earth is a little more important than getting rid of AIPAC.

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  84. Vlad the ‘Bad’ is looking like he’s gonna break that streak..;)

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  85. My point was simply that you cannot live with them and you cannot live without them.

    Somehow, the US founders managed to formulate the ideas and documents that established an amazing experiment in Constitutional republicanism over a decade before Jews were released from rabbinically-imposed and controlled ghettoes, where boys were forbidden to read anything other than the Torah and young girls forbidden to read anything at all.

    Influences on US founders ranged from Aristotle to Gaetano Filangieri. Moses received passing mention — the bust of Moses in the halls of Congress conceals the first 3 commandments and reveals only #4 thru #10. US founders were not that interested in gods but were keen on formulations of universal laws that all humans might observe.

    presentism(Noun)
    Interpreting past phenomena in terms of current beliefs and knowledge.

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  86. The Judeo-/christian nonsense is utterly meaningless and was deliberately injected into the culture of the West as the Zionist project picked up speed.
    It would have been ludicrous to any educated person 100 years ago.

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=judeo-christian&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cjudeo%20-%20christian%3B%2Cc0

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  87. neat website, Bill Jones.

    American dream shows approximately the same graph as the hyphenated god.

    I thought “American dream” came from the Declaration of Independence. or at least the national anthem.

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  88. Your friend of Montréla, who gave the OK for the NATO ”intervention” that destroyed LIBYA, is at it again for IRAN:

    http://www.irwincotler.ca/

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  89. Great post ! As a secular Jew I totally agree with you. Thanks.

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  90. PROsemitism ——- what is it? If there is an “antisemitism” you must ask: “What is PROsemitism?” PROsemitism must be a supporter of “semitism”, which really means Judaism (even though most Moslems are SEMITIC). So what are you supporting if you are a PROsemite? Well first of all we must define Judaism:
    Judaism is neither a race or a religion, it is Xenophobic Tribalism.
    XENOPHOBIC: n.
    A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
    TRIBALISM: n.
    1. The organization, culture, or beliefs of a tribe.
    2. A strong feeling of identity with and loyalty to one’s tribe or group.
    So right off the get-go you hate all NON-Jews, NON-members of YOUR group(TRIBE).
    THAT means, that if I am not one of the TRIBE, you do not like me.
    Since Jews brand all NON-Jews “gentile” and automatically denigrate them, to be PROsemitic one must by definition be ANTI-GENTILE.
    They hate all NON-Jews so fundamentally, that they have to SPECIFICALLY NAME what they grudgingly term “RIGHTEOUS GENTILES”. Those are NON-Jewish HUMANS that went so far out of their way to help/save Jews that the Jews were FORCED to ACKNOWLEDGE the humanity of that specific ‘gentile”. You see, PROsemites do not acknowledge the EQUALITY of spirituality and humanity of “gentiles”
    According to the SPLC & ADL an organization is a “HATE GROUP” if it has
    “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people”.
    Jews have HATED CHRIST and his followers for 2,000 years. Go ask your Jewish friends to “acknowledge” Jesus Christ.

    Israeli Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs, Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, from the settler party Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) gave an interview [Heb] to the Israeli daily Ma’ariv 12/30/2013 on his party’s stance against gay marriage.
    Here’s a snippet from the interview. Remember, this man is a high ranking government official in the only “democracy” in the Middle East.
    Q: What will you do if the Knesset votes on a bill legalizing gay marriage?

    A: No way. Also, a Jew cannot marry a gentile.

    Q: Is that the same thing?

    A: We don’t recognize either of them. And anyway, a Jew always has a much higher soul than a gentile, even if he’s gay.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel.” “Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat… That is why gentiles were created…” – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Former Chief Rabbi of Israel

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  91. So ……. how does ISRAEL assist AMERICA with the Russian nuclear threat?
    ………………………………. Israel HELPS OUR ENEMIES.

    By far the most egregious damage done by Johnathan Pollard was to steal classified documents relating to the US Nuclear Deterrent relative to the USSR and send them to Israel. According to sources in the US State Department, Israel then turned around and traded those stolen nuclear secrets to the USSR in exchange for increased emigration quotas from the USSR to Israel. Other information that found its way from the US to Israel to the USSR resulted in the loss of American agents operating inside the USSR. Casper Weinberger, in his affidavit opposing a reduced sentence for Pollard, described the damage done to the United States thus, “[It is] difficult to conceive of a greater harm to national security than that caused by… Pollard’s treasonous behavior.”
    This should end the suggestion that Israel’s spies are harmless. They are not. The United States’ nuclear deterrent cost an estimated FIVE TRILLION taxpayer dollars during the 50s and 60s to build and maintain, and less than $100,000 for Pollard to undermine. Israel waited 13 years to admit Pollard had been spying for them, and now lobbies for his release, having granted him Israeli citizenship.
    Israel SOLD America’s drone/military technology to China ….. Israel has helped China LEAP forward with America’s technology.
    The Israeli Defense Ministry’s Head of Defense Export Control, Meir Shalit, resigned last week after the United States expressed anger over a decision he made to sell sensitive military equipment to China, …sale of a miniature cooling system for missiles was in direct violation of Israel’s preexisting obligations to the United States.
    …..Israel, where government and business work hand in hand, has obtained significant advantage by systematically stealing American technology with both military and civilian applications. The US developed technology is then reverse engineered and used by the Israelis to support their own exports with considerably reduced research and development costs, giving them a huge advantage against US competitors. Sometimes, when the technology is military in nature and winds up in the hands of an adversary, the consequences can be serious. Israel has sold advanced weapons systems to China that are believed to incorporate technology developed by American companies, including the Python-3 air-to-air missile and the Delilah cruise missile. There is evidence that Israel has also stolen Patriot missile avionics to incorporate into its own Arrow system and that it used US technology obtained in its Lavi fighter development program, which was funded by the US taxpayer to the tune of $1.5 billion, to help the Chinese develop their own J-10 fighter.

    Israel has been stealing and selling Our secrets to our enemies and stabbing America in the back for too long. ………34 Sailors MURDERED on the USS LIBERTY —– Rachel Corrie ——- Johnathan Pollard —– 135 Mossad operatives were detained after 9/11 and deported to Israel. Israel had sole interest and opportunity in 9/11. ———— 60+ years living off American WELFARE
    American Taxpayers give over $4BILLION a year to Israel. How much of YOUR $4 BILLION is coming back to America as BRIBES to “your” politicians? The Stooges that fall all over themselves putting Israel’s interests AHEAD of America!

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  92. American Taxpayers give over $4BILLION a year to Israel. How much of YOUR $4 BILLION is coming back to America as BRIBES to “your” politicians? The Stooges that fall all over themselves putting Israel’s interests AHEAD of America!

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  93. Shocking Quotable Quotes from the Chosen Ones:

    http://winteractionables.com/?p=19144

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  94. Seems like Pollard’s ‘clients’ kept the blueprints:

    http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/14/4489

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  95. And the gift that is AIPAC keeps on giving..only these folk didn’t want the Nuland cookies:

    http://m.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/02/16/nuland-attempts-kiev-version-2-skopje.html

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  96. I sometimes get nostalgic for those innocent days when I thought Adolf Hitler was a bad guy.

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  98. “But to return to AIPAC there should be demands that it and other similar Israel-advocacy organizations register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938. ”

    Mr. Giraldi, how do we go about this?

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  99. The US is generally corrupt. The Israelis are simply exploiting that fact.

    It is like getting upset when you find someone (possibly a close friend) has been screwing your daughter and he tells you:

    “Well yes, I have been screwing your daughter. I mean, after all, she is a prostitute.”

    “You do know that, don’t you?”

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  100. The US is generally corrupt. The Israelis are simply exploiting that fact.

    I think it’s more like getting upset when you find someone has initially befriended your daughter with gifts and later threatened her with blackmail if she doesn’t prostitute herself for him.

    “Well yes, I have turned your daughter into a prostitute. I mean, after all, I am a pimp.”

    “You do know that, don’t you?”

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  101. Former Israeli Minister Shulamit Aloni described it aptly. She called the “anti-semitic” label and evocations of the holocaust “a trick,” then added, “We always use it.”

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