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[This is an edited version of a speech given by me at the National Summit to Reassess the Israel-US Special Relationship, which took place at the National Press Center in Washington on March 7th. The all day event included speakers Stephen Walt, Justin Raimondo, Paul Pillar, Jeff Blankfort, Alan Brownfeld, Philip Weiss, Ray McGovern and Scott McConnell. It was broadcast live by C-Span and is still available on their site.]

Inside the beltway types and the media constantly refer to Israel as an ally, which it is not. Israeli soldiers have never fought beside American troops and to be an ally you need an actual alliance on paper. No such legally binding document exists between Washington and Tel Aviv. Sycophants in congress are also fond of calling Israel Washington’s best or closest friend in spite of the fact that it does actual damage to the United States through using its considerable access to the government and media to promote policies that are good neither for the US nor for Israel itself. Recalling the expression that a friend does not let a friend drive drunk, one might observe that the United States has been driving drunk for quite some time, dangerous behavior that has to some extent been encouraged by Israel and its many supporters in Washington.

Israel might or might not have been an actual enabler of the disastrous American invasion of Iraq but it is undeniably true that the Pentagon officials who contributed to the “Clean Break” recommendations prepared for Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996 were subsequently behind the rush to war and the forgery of phony intelligence that fed the process. And Iran is Iraq redux. If the Washington goes to war with Tehran in the near future it will not be because Iranians actually threaten America, it will be because Israel and its powerful lobby in the US have succeeded in creating an essentially false casus belli to bring about such action.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who once commented that 9/11 was good for Israel, has repeatedly sought to commit the United States to draw red lines that would narrow options for the White House and de facto require it to take military action against Iran. Congress is meanwhile 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 US goes to war.

Nothing relating to Israel is quite like how the US interacts with other countries. Direct grants, forgiveness of loans, charitable exemptions, and Pentagon co-production schemes all contribute to the dollar costs that go to support Israel, measures that are not in place for any other nation. Congress also recently approved by a 410 to 1 vote the United States Israel Strategic Partnership Act which grants to Israel an exemption from the reciprocity mandated by the so-called visa waiver program. Israelis will be able to travel freely to the United States while their government will be allowed to refuse entry to American citizens, a privilege granted to no other visa waiver country. One congressman has even introduced a bill to cut off federal funding for any academic organization that engages in boycotting Israel. Boycotting other countries is apparently okay.

Israel involves itself in American elections, most recently on behalf of Mitt Romney, it has corrupted our congress, its head of government publicly humiliates our own head of state, its government ministers insult and ridicule John Kerry, and its intelligence officers actually provide alarmist and inaccurate private briefings for American Senators on Capitol Hill. No other country interferes in our system in as many ways as Israel.

That Israel, accustomed to behaving with impunity towards its alleged friend and patron in Washington, might manufacture a pretext reminiscent of the Lavon Affair in Alexandria Egypt in 1954 or the false flag attack carried out on the USS Liberty in 1967 that killed 34 US sailors and civilians to draw the US into a new conflict is not unthinkable. Israel also strongly supports using force to intervene in Syria, a proposition that is opposed overwhelmingly by the American public. 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.

One other very good reason why Israel should not receive a free pass on its behavior as well as billions of dollars in military assistance annually is its persistent espionage against the United States. American friends of Israel stole enriched uranium from a Pennsylvania refinery to create the country’s secret nuclear arsenal. More recently we have learned how Arnon Milchan, a Hollywood producer born in Israel, arranged for the illegal purchase of 800 nuclear triggers. He picked up his first Oscar on March 2nd without any interference from the FBI.

The existence of a large scale Israeli spying network at the time of 9/11 has been widely reported, incorporating Israeli companies in New Jersey and Florida as well as hundreds of “art students” nationwide. Five Israelis from one of the companies were observed celebrating against the backdrop of the twin towers going down, the so-called “Dancing Shlomos.” Did Israel know in advance about 9/11? Many in the intelligence community believe that it certainly had knowledge of some aspects relating to the terrorist attack.

While it is often observed that everyone spies on everyone else, particularly true when one is referring to our own NSA, spying is a high risk business and most countries are extremely careful when spying on friends for fear of blowback. Israel, which relies on Washington for billions of dollars in aid and also for political cover in international fora like the United Nations, does not spy discreetly, largely because it knows that few in Washington will seek to hold it accountable. There were, for example, no consequences for the Israelis when Israeli Mossad intelligence officers using US passports and pretending to be Americans recruited terrorists to carry out attacks inside Iran. Israelis using US passports in that fashion puts every American traveler or businessman at risk.

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.

The reality of Israeli spying is indisputable. Jonathan Pollard, Ben-Ami Kadish, Stuart Nozette and Larry Franklin are spies for Israel who have been caught, but apart from Pollard they all received no or light sentences and are only the tip of the iceberg. Israel always features prominently in the annual FBI report called “Foreign Economic Collection and Industrial Espionage.” The 2005 report states “Israel has an active program to gather proprietary information within the United States. These collection activities are primarily directed at obtaining information on military systems and advanced computing applications that can be used in Israel’s sizable armaments industry.” It adds that Israel recruits spies, uses electronic methods, and carries out computer intrusion to gain the information. The 2005 report concluded that the thefts eroded US military advantage, enabling foreign powers to obtain expensive technologies that had taken years to develop.

A 1996 Defense Investigative Service report noted that Israel has great success stealing technology by exploiting the numerous co-production projects that it has with the Pentagon. “Placing Israeli nationals in key industries …is a technique utilized with great success.” A General Accounting Office (GAO) examination of espionage directed against American defense and security industries described how Israeli citizens residing in the US had stolen sensitive technology to manufacture artillery gun tubes, obtained classified plans for a reconnaissance system, and passed sensitive aerospace designs to unauthorized users. An Israeli company was caught monitoring a Department of Defense telecommunications system to obtain classified information, while other Israeli entities targeted avionics, missile telemetry, aircraft communications, software systems, and advanced materials and coatings used in missile re-entry.

The GAO has concluded that Israel “conducts the most aggressive espionage operation against the United States of any US ally.” In June 2006, a Pentagon administrative judge overruled an appeal by an Israeli who had been denied a security clearance, stating, “The Israeli government is actively engaged in military and industrial espionage in the United States. An Israeli citizen working in the US who has access to proprietary information is likely to be a target of such espionage.” More recently, FBI counter intelligence officer John Cole has reported how many cases of Israeli espionage are dropped under orders from the Justice Department. He provides a “conservative estimate” of 125 viable investigations into Israeli espionage involving both American citizens and Israelis that were stopped due to political pressure from above.

So is Israel an ally of the United States? The answer is most definitely no. Is it even a friend? Well, I suppose there are all kinds of friends in the world but if you judge Israel by its record on how it interacts with the American government and people I think the answer would also have to be no.

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  1. B-Real says:

    It’s called Divide et impera. Infighting neighbour countries pose a smaller threat, plus as a bonus
    European countries receive the refugees. They are tired of Europeans complaining about how to run their country and not understanding the Arab mentality. The US is just a tool.

    By the way: Doesn’t John Kerry remember Colin Powell’s hilarious speech to the UN before the invasion of Iraq when he condemns “Russia’s incredible act of aggression in Ukraine” by saying: “You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text,”?

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    , @jbrennan
  2. Lorraine says:

    “So is Israel an ally of the United States? The answer is most definitely no. Is it even a friend? Well, I suppose there are all kinds of friends in the world but if you judge Israel by its record on how it interacts with the American government and people I think the answer would also have to be no”. Amen to that!

  3. Among the Romans amicitia applied to friendship, the patron-client relationships and alliances with foreign nations.

    In essence they took commitments to such relationships very seriously as a matter of culture and religion.

    In English it is easy–there is no such thing as a “friendship” between countries which, over time, usually results in the same kind of “friendship” seen in “friendly fire”, especially from the US side, as with Saddam Hussein and others.

  4. NB says: • Website

    Philip Giraldi continues to falsely claim that “Congress is meanwhile advancing legislation that would commit the United States to intervene militarily in support of a unilateral Israeli attack,” when the legislation has been shelved, and the relevant provision is non-binding.

    The USS Liberty incident was not a false flag attack, as Israel never denied responsibility for the attack and immediately offered compensation.

    And Giraldi’s description of the “dancing Israelis” is misleading:

    • Thanks: obvious
  5. @NB

    Nurit – (1) Many in Congress continue to seek a military commitment from the US if Israel is “forced” to take “defensive” action against Iran; (2) You clearly don’t know what a false flag is. The Israeli attackers had their Israeli markings covered up. That’s a false flag. (3) The news account seems to confirm my account pretty much.

    • Replies: @obvious
  6. This is odd. The post Nurit cites does indeed support what we all know, that Israel is a duplicitous non-ally with dirty hands.

    I think the testimony of American sailors aboard the Liberty can safely be taken over Nurit’s touching concern for the good name of her cousins overseas.

  7. NB says: • Website

    Philip, which legislation is currently being advanced in Congress that requires the United States to intervene militarily in support of a unilateral Israeli attack? Post a link to the bill.

    Re: The USS Liberty incident. I freely admit that I’m not an expert on that. Does it say in the wiki page that the Israeli markings were covered up? I only skimmed it, and it actually said that a US Captain “noticed that the boats appeared to be flying an Israeli flag.” Can you post a link to a credible source reporting that their Israeli markings were covered up?

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  8. Israel controls the Media, Congress, the Presidency along with the Fed

  9. @NB

    Wiki is your source? Try checking out the testimony of the Liberty crew, which reported that the planes were unmarked…

  10. NB says: • Website

    Philip, your source in your own article on the USS Liberty incident is Wiki, so now you’re criticizing me for citing it? Where can I find the testimony to which you’re referring?

    I see that you’ve declined to post a link to the aforementioned legislation…

  11. NB says: • Website

    Norman, how does Israel control the Fed? I see that you’re being more explicit now than you were before:

    But you’re still not being entirely forthright as to the group you believe “controls” the Fed, media, etc.

  12. KA says: • Website


    ABC news tells a lot. Shortly after 1st attack,the Israeli showed up . They had passport ,box cutter,and money, alot of money.
    First thing they say. ‘ We are not Arab . We are not your enemies . We are Israeli ”

    Now someone wants to know how they came to the scene so quickly before the 2 nd attack, how they knew that the. Police was looking for or would be looking for Arab ,why they were carrying passport , money, box utter and why they were so happy.

    Well Fox News was slammed by ADL and asked to shelve the airing .

    These guys claimed that they heard from Internet.
    Wow that’s nice excuse.
    But when Odigo -an Israeli outfit ,emailed a Jewish person of potential attack in one hour and to.d him not to go to work,it was called a prank and was never investigated.

  13. Here is what the Liberty veterans allege. They were there.

    The report can be displayed at the bottom of the page.

  14. Duglarri says:

    Not a friend, not an ally: an objective. Israel is one of the main objectives of American foreign policy. For sympathizers, it’s the reason for the existence of the United States.

  15. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    The statement of the witnesses/victims indicated to me that the planes were marked with shields of David, clearly Israeli. Israel was certain that no US action would be taken so why bother to conceal their actions?

  16. NB says: • Website

    According to Wikipedia, a false flag attack is a covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities, groups or nations than those who actually planned and executed them. Even if it were true that the Israeli aircraft were unmarked, that is not the same as a false flag attack, which would mean Israel was trying to pass off some other country as the attackers. In any case, the commander of the USS Liberty testified that he believed the torpedo boats to be carrying an Israeli flag:

    There are also reports that the Star of David was seen on the fuselage of the planes:,0,3721192,full.story

    That some crew members did not see any markings is not inconsistent – in the fog of war, it is easy to miss such markings.

    Two hours after the attack, Israel informed the US embassy in Tel Aviv that it had attacked a US ship. How does this square with the attack being a false flag attack, as Giraldi alleged?

    Also, the ABC news story I posted does not “pretty much” confirm Giraldi’s account, which was: “Five Israelis from one of the companies were observed celebrating against the backdrop of the twin towers going down, the so-called “Dancing Shlomos.” Did Israel know in advance about 9/11? Many in the intelligence community believe that it certainly had knowledge of some aspects relating to the terrorist attack.”
    1. The ABC witness did not report that they were dancing but rather smiling.
    2. ABC reports: “Despite the denials, sources tell ABCNEWS there is still debate within the FBI over whether or not the young men were spies. Many U.S. government officials still believe that some of them were on a mission for Israeli intelligence. But the FBI told ABCNEWS, “To date, this investigation has not identified anybody who in this country had pre-knowledge of the events of 9/11.” Sources also said that even if the men were spies, there is no evidence to conclude they had advance knowledge of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. The investigation, at the end of the day, after all the polygraphs, all of the field work, all the cross-checking, the intelligence work, concluded that they probably did not have advance knowledge of 9/11,” Cannistraro noted.”

    This is precisely the opposite of what Giraldi was insinuating. This is typical of Giraldi’s conspiracy-mongering about Israel, most notably his “Quitting over Syria” piece, in which he makes the likewise dubious claim that “it was widely believed that the information might have been fabricated by Tel Aviv.”
    (see my comment below demonstrating how deceptive that piece is)

    KA – you have the Odigo story garbled:
    Also, it is unsurprising that the Israelis blamed Arabs for the terrorist attack. Americans tend to automatically do that too…remember the Oklahoma City bombings?

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  17. @NB

    Nurit, your obsession with what you see as the bias of this website is truly overwhelming. You employ the same tactic every time you read something that you discern to be anti-Israeli or Jewish: you carefully select bits of the article that you find subject to nit-picking and then go at it in the belief that it will discredit the entire piece. My point is not whether or not ABC news reports a smile or a dance or whether there were counter-claims on Israeli plane markings but rather whether Israel, through its spying, its conniving at the US going to war, and its corruption of the US political system is even a friend, much less some kind of ally. It is not.

  18. NB nitpicks the smallest details in persistent attempts to find a flaw. What else can he do? The overarching analysis and conclusions are beyond question and there is no effective argument against them.

    This is the standard reaction of the pro-Israel operative to any and every detailed critical analysis of Israeli perfidy: Examine the report with a microscope, find something – anything – that can be exploited as though it were a significant error, and make more of it than is reasonable.

    Remember the USS Liberty!

  19. Passerby says:

    Who, ever reads the brainfarts of the zionists?

    There is absolutely no point in debating/discussing/talking with any zionist, these automatons singularly lacking in any original thought are too busy spamming the internet with their one sided, obtuse fairytale in an attempt to perpetuate the current status quo that has yielded the financial, political and moral bankruptcy of US that in turn is being forced upon the planet.

    The zioinist evildoers should banned or shunned and not engaged with in any shape or form. Further those supporters of these evildoers should get the message loud and clear; there is no room for zionist savagery and duplicity in the 21st century.

  20. traveler says:

    How long will the US accept to be entslaved by Israel.
    This is so weird.

  21. peter says:

    Philip, your courage is remarkable. your writings have been provocative, informative and accurate for many years and have, I hope, advanced the knowledge of the American people on a matter of critical importance. alas, you are continually carrying the stone up the hill as most of your follow citizens remain uninformed or uninterested, while the forces aligned against you are among the most powerful in the u.s. I salute you and wish you continued fortitude. thank you.

  22. greg says:

    Your position on the USS Liberty incident is bogus. This was a false flag attack inasmuch as the plan was to sink the Liberty with all hands so that the incident could be blamed on Egypt to push the US to joining the war against them. Unfortunately, for the Israelis, the ship,with US Navy markings and flying a large US flag, refused to sink even after prolonged bombing, strafing, napalming, rocketing, torpedoing and machine-gunning lifeboats – an attack that lasted longer than the attack on Pearl Harbor. When the attack failed and living witnesses were left to scream bloody murder, the Israelis came up with the “mistaken identity” excuse even though they had been reconning the Liberty all day prior to the attack and an attacking pilot stated to his controllers that the ship was a US ship, but were told to attack anyway.
    Most in the Johnson administration knew and stated that the attack was deliberate but covered it up so as not to embarrass the tender feelings of Israel. Tough on the 34 US sailors killed and 174 wounded- that’s 72% casualties.
    (For complete details see the USS liberty crew’s website -
    When caught red-handed, the Israelis apologized and paid \$3 million in reparations- what a joke, especially since the US gave them the money in the first place.
    So, NB, if you aren’t one of those Sayanim agents paid to spread Israel’s lies, wake the heck up.

    • Agree: anarchyst
  23. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    I do not blame Israel,they are doing the right thing for Israel.Looking out for number one.The scary people are the 70 million plus wacko Zionist Christian in their Pre-Rapture belief. What fools. We could trade our Israel firster for the people of Palestine and complete the wall around Israel!!!

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    , @Joe Franklin
  24. “Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.” I wonder what exactly Ron Unz did during their communications to set her off (or was it prior to that?). Also she carefully does not elaborate on her positions (if not out right refusal to deviate from her agenda to answer pertinent questions regarding where she is coming from) concerning Israel and the rest of the world, so people will mistake her for Netanyahu, share their feelings towards Israeli right wing policies, providing ammo and fuel for another round of poor Giraldi having to approve comments. I wish people would stop responding until she gives her version of what should happen regarding the Israeli occupation, settlements, Palestinian state borders, American Iran policy, and how she feels about liberal Jews like Mondo Weiss and Max Blumenthal and why. It would be far more interesting than her attempts to paint this site and its readers as if they were stormfront where there is actual anti-semitism. I find people’s ethnic nationalism (whatever it is) irritating. Whatever is broken deserves an ethnography and psychological treatment.

    It was interesting to here the mp3 of the liberty survivor Ernie Gallo at

  25. Thank you, Mr. Giraldi, for concisely summing up the US – Israel relationship. The facts you’ve given in this article are really beyond question for anyone who does not come to the table with their own agenda. Israel’s apologists are sophists who argue incessantly over minutiae to derail the larger, undeniably correct, argument. Israel is no friend to the US. Israel is not a US ally. It is past time to end the “special relationship” that benefits only Israel at very considerable US expense.

  26. Sherman says:

    I got a kick reading the list of attendees at this conference. It’s a Who’s Who of virulently anti-Israel activists and overt anti-Semites. Giraldi himself is employed by a viciously anti-Israel organization with links to Holocaust revisionists and receives substantial Saudi funding (talk about a great US ally!)

    The fact is polls consistently show most Americans have a positive view of Israel. Israel is getting stronger and wealthier as the Arab world has imploded. Let Giraldi & Co stew in their own hatred. Israel is here to stay.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  27. @Sherman

    Thanks Sherman – you must have been looking at a different list. I see only mainstream observers from many backgrounds who deplore the grip that Israel has on United States policymakers and policy. The organization that I am executive director of, Council for the National interest, does not have any position at all on the holocaust and accepts no foreign funding. The American positive view of Israel comes from a steady diet of misinformation from the mainstream media.

  28. June 8, 1967.

    I will never forget the treachery committed by the Zionists and President Johnson excusing their actions as a “fog of war”. On a clear sunny day the Israeli Navy attack boats tried to kill unarmed sailors in life rafts as they tried to escape the heavily damaged USS Liberty, an American reconnaissance vessel operating in international waters. They are a monstrous regime and must be condemned and severely punished for their heinous acts of barbarism.

  29. I’m in total agreement with you, Phillip, when it comes to the USA’s relationship with Israel. The truth is; Israel has NO allies at all, only puppets, of which the USA is the most subservient. Since the Zionist Entity’s establishment (with the exception of the Suez Canal conflict in 1956), the USA has NOT behaved as a sovereign nation vis-a-vis Israel. This is totally in conflict with the principles set down by this nation’s Founders.

    George Washington (the nation’s first President), in his Farewell Address, warned against entangling alliances with any nation; instead, advised trade and friendship with all nations. At the time, the Jacobins had taken total control of France following the French Revolution in 1789, and were waging war with Prussia and Austria; and, the fledgling USA was in no capacity of getting involved. Too bad, Washington’s turning of the 19th Century and into the 20th did not heed his dire warnings; the Spanish-American war having been waged on a pretext about the demise of the USS Maine (which was sunk by an accidental boiler explosion); and, the US entry into WWI, pressured by the Banksters for their own profit.

  30. NB says: • Website

    Philip Giraldi, I have consistently shown that you have no problem distorting or even fabricating the truth. Any fair-minded individual would be able to see that (esp if they read your Quitting over Syria piece and read my comment). Congress is not and never was advancing any legislation that commits the US to intervene militarily in the event of an Israeli unilateral attack.

    I call into question your integrity by showing this pattern. It is not simply nitpicking – obviously Giraldi is presenting a one-sided narrative selectively including whatever facts (and not-facts) fit his agenda. I’m not going to forward the argument that Israel is our ally; I’m merely showing that you are not a credible source.

    And Ron Unz continues to provide evidence that is, indeed, to a significant degree, an anti-Semitic enterprise by twice publishing Israel Shamir, who is considered a pariah by most fair-minded individuals:

    It’s also not a coincidence that Unz publishes conspiracy theory pieces about the Fed that inevitably elicit comments about how “the Federal Reserve is privately owned by the same group that owns the Congress and the Federal government as well as the media.”

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  31. to NB

    “Also, it is unsurprising that the Israelis blamed Arabs for the terrorist attack. Americans tend to automatically do that too…remember the Oklahoma City bombings?”

    Some people still believe there was a middle east connection with Oklahoma City. Did they ever catch the dark skinned third man with McVeigh who rented the trucks and bought the fertilizer that looked ‘ Hawaiian.”?

    Barbara Whittenberg and her husband, Robert, own the Santa Fe Trail Diner in Herington, KA on Trapp Street, the main road into town from HWY 77. Mrs. Whittenberg said that morning Mr. McVeigh, Mr. Nichols, and a third man ate in her restaurant. They had parked three vehicles in the parking lot, a white car with an Arizona license plate, a Ryder truck and a pickup truck. She said she noticed the arrival of the men because when they parked her son, Charlie pointed out the Arizona license plate because she is from Arizona. Mr. Whittenberg talked to the three men. She had known Mr. Nichols prior because he occasionally came into the restaurant for coffee or dinner. She had also seen Mr. McVeigh prior to this, but she had never seen the third man. He had a dark complexion and could have been Hawaiian. She recognized that the third man resembled the John Doe #2 sketch, but his face was slightly thinner, his cheekbones more prominent and his nose was slightly wider than was shown in the sketch

  32. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The article is good but too kind.

    1. According to the Symington Amendment it is illegal for the US to give any kind of financial support to nations which enrich uranium without being a signatory of IAEA. Therefore, the massive fianncial support of Israel is violating US law.

    2. There is an asymetrical visa legislation between the US and Israel, which is unheard of in the relationship between sovereign nations. What is much worse is that there is a similar asymetrical relationship in the field of defense, based on legislation passed by Congress. This means that the US is legally bound to defend Israel even in situation when it is Israel itself which has started a war of aggression, which may even contravene international law. Israel does not have any obligation to support the US in case it is attacked.

    I can only draw the conclusion that the US is no longer a sovereign nation but has been reduced to Israel’s Dependencies in North America (DNA). Its membership of international oranizations like the UN should therefore be carefully reconsidered and the immunity of its so-called diplomats should be reconsidered as well.

    I cannot say whether the Israeli enslavement of the US is based entirely on corruption of the political system based on an USD carrot (funded from a small portion of the US tax dollars funnelled to Israel) and a stick based on threats of political and personal destruction in case that economic and sexual crimes committed by the congressmen will be published.

    An even more sinister possibility is that the US Government is being blackmailed with threats of detonation of pre-positioned nuclear weapons. The radioactivity measured at the Israeli consulate in New York lends credibility to such possibility, which is fully in line with the known Samson Option.

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @Lot
  33. @NB

    Why don’t you read this Nurit? It comes from an Israeli source and refers to our illustrious congress…a bill to do just that with 80 cosponsors.

  34. All this mud wrestling may be fun for some but I think it misses the point. Comment patterns like NB’s are not meant to actually debate specific points. All the nit picking is meant to draw out the debate until it becomes noxious to those who hold the “Wrong” position. It’s an old, old trick employed by politicians. Just troll the comment threads with endless quibbles and asides and attacks on motives until people tire of the game and stop saying things you don’t like.

    It is interesting that NB feels free to assert that UNZ exposes his agenda by publishing people she feels are beyond the pale. The UNZ Review publishes all sorts of people. Who cares if NB finds them offensive or unacceptable? Along with NB’s own obsessive trolling, I find a lot of silly stuff here. So what? There is much to like as well.

    I think feeding NB’s need to natter on is a waste of time.

  35. NB says: • Website

    Giraldi, your piece claims “Congress is meanwhile advancing legislation that would commit the United States to intervene militarily in support of a unilateral Israeli attack.” present tense. you linked to a story about the Kirk-Menendez bill, which has been shelved (exactly as I predicted here, despite your fear-mongering):
    (Harry Reid has also repeatedly stated that he will not allow a vote on the bill.)

    You have also repeatedly mischaracterized the nature of the bill:
    “The bill includes a NON-BINDING provision that states that if Israel takes “military action in legitimate self-defense against Iran’s nuclear weapons program,” the U.S. “should stand with Israel and provide, in accordance with the law of the United States and the constitutional responsibility of Congress to authorize the use of military force, diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government of Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence.” ” (emphasis mine)

  36. I agree Thomas. She carefully hides her own positions on policy while engaging in personal attacks. It all feels disingenuous. The hostility I sense reminds me of people who I have known who suffered from paranoid personality disorder. It is really unpleasant dealing with people who are hostile, secretive, and think you are out to get them. All fair minded people like other people to be forth coming in their dealings. When I read her posts I cannot help but think about white ethnic nationalist who have a preoccupation with race. Because of this it is comical when she gets all holier than thou with individuals she disapproves of. The moralism is even more absurd when you consider that what we all want is for the US to stop funding the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Since we pay for it we have a right to criticize the policies of Israel, especially since it affects our security.

  37. I wish I could get everyone I know to read this, especially the supposedly patriotic ones who nevertheless don’t question the U.S. relationship with Israel.

  38. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Israel is not nor has it ever been an ally of the USA. Jews are parasites that work to destroy any country that they infest. Israel needs to be destroyed once and for all, and it’s demonic inhabitants need to be wiped out.

  39. KA says: • Website

    America ( the morons in Congress and the morons in the media ) have started demanding that the Palestine Authoritu should accept Israel as a Jewish State knowing fully well the implications on the succees of the negotiations .

    But how did this ‘ Jewish State” creep in? How did it sneak upon the discourse as something legitimate ? How did it manage to corrupt the already corrupted and failed peace process that survives today only to allow Israel carry out vicious attack against its neighbors and against its inhabitants?

    This was the way.

    A man claiming to be a decent ambassador from Israel and acting as an ambassador from Isreal , 9 yrs ago. Slipped the word in the speech of Powell – the Secretary of State . Bang. Bingo!
    Jewish State was born midwifed by the court Jew behind illogical corrupted illegitimate environment in the darkness that no one saw coming .

  40. KA says: • Website

    You call this also as conspiracy
    The above exposé. Is has taken some 70 years since Truman told Weizmann and Gurion that US would not support the concept of a religious state and would not allow the idea of a Jewish state Those two from Zionist side of the bargain accepted the condition. But they place holders never gave up.Their effort bore fruition in the hate filled environment following 911.

    BTW it was Rabin from Israel who claimed that OK bombing was done by Arab and his tribal friends in US wrote volumes after volumes in support of that. Following 911 ,these columnist tied even OK bombing to Saddam who was tied by Wolfowitz to 911 , 5 hours after 911 had happened.

  41. It is now clear that when Israel attacked the USS Liberty, it had every intention of sinking the ship, and leaving no survivors to testify as to who attacked it. As a classic false flag attack, Israel’s assumed that once the ship was sunk and all survivors had been machine gunned, the US would automatically assume Egypt had carried out the attack, and attack Egypt in retaliation. Modern Israel has a long record of false flag attacks, with the King David Hotel attack being among one of the first, and 9/11 being one of the later.

  42. baz says:

    Israel is pure evil. a colony of racist murderers. their agents in the US are no better…. liars, cheats and saboteurs.

  43. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    In one of his little replies above, Giraldi says he takes “no position at all on the holocaust”. That’s a moral obscenity, and it provides a clue as to what truly animates his obsessive focus on Israel. (On a minor note, it also seems spiteful of him not to capitalize the word.)

  44. quercus says:

    @NB I agree the USS Liberty attack was not a false flag in the truest sense, rather it was a continuation of the strategy of Israel to commit an illegal act (in this case an act of war), claim it was an “accident” (I believe they claimed the ship was Egyptian) and then ask for forgiveness. Lyndon Johnson, who was President, had a close adviser who was Jewish. Easy to get someone with Zionist sympathies to prevail upon the President to close the matter by misusing a gentile’s sympathies. Anyone with a teaspoonful of sense can see this, it’s not even very clever. The other argument that is used (one my Jewish neighbor used with me when we discussed the situation in Palestine) is a tacit implication of the responsibility of all gentiles for the holocaust, and playing upon the guilt they wish us to accept. My neighbor, having no further argument to make, said to me “I’m afraid people will say we’re tired of Jews”. The most crude, rank sort of emotional manipulation, that represents an appalling chauvinism, but it doesn’t work on me, it just makes me angry.

    By the way, I don’t accept the correctness of the appellation “anti-semite” to describe discrimination or dislike of Jews, or criticism of Israel and its actions. Every leader of Israel talks about the “Jewish” state, we hear that Palestinians must recognize Israel as the “Jewish” state, so what’s with the anti-semitic trope? I’ve never heard Israel called the “semitic” state, so let’s stop using that meaningless adjective.

  45. quercus says:

    @Middlemarch. Who says “holocaust” has to be capitalized? You?

  46. Sherman says:

    @ Middlemarch – I couldn’t have said it better, my friend!
    On another note, Giraldi’s organization, CNI, is practically unknown outside of the anti-Semitic crowd that Giraldi panders to. It is virtually a pariah in mainstream circles and it has the political influence of a flea. Let’s just say the Saudis are not getting a good return on the money they’ve been pouring into this organization.

  47. KA says: • Website

    USS Liberty was both a false flag operation and a predatory preemptive operative maneuver to prevent US from gathering information on Syrian front.
    It was Lavon affair in the sea.

  48. The case of Jonathan Pollard needs further clarification. He stole the names of our Russian agents in the Kremlin and gave/sold them to Israel. They in turn, auctioned them to the KGB in return for the release of tens of thousands of Russian Jews to Israel and to the USA. Our spy network was immediately murdered by the Kremlin; there number unknown but likely in the dozens. An interesting aspect to this is that Pollard was unlikely to have gathered his information on his own being of low ranking; a mole or moles likely remain in Navy Intelligence.
    Two points regarding to USS LIberty. #1 Israel never paid the promised compensation to the families of the 32 naval personnel and 1 civilian killed. #2 The Liberty was tracking the telecommunication of the IDF as they went about killing 1400 Egyptian prisons of war in El Alarish in the Sinai during the 1967 war. As a footnote, CIA revenge for the Liberty (probably without the knowledge or consent of LBJ and McNamara) was instant. The nest day the Israeli gunboat, the Eliat, with 23 aboard disappeared in a flash; the cover story was that that it was hit by a SCUD from Alexandria, Egypt. Those things couldn’t hit the Mediterean, never mind a ship 50 plus miles away.
    Hats off to Giraldi and others like Raimondo, Margolis, PC Roberts, Buchann, and Sibel Edmonds who champion truth and humanity. They are our modern day patriots!

  49. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Every penny we give to Israel makes us less secure and less viable in the world. If anything, we should be aiming all that the sanctions the “neocons” have gone to such lengths to place against Iran, and place them all on Israel, until they cease their enormous buying of our political system, open up their huge nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs to inspection, sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, lift the illegal and immoral siege against Gaza, cease building illegal settlements, withdraw from the illegally occupied territories to the pre-67 lines, definitively draw their own borders, and allow the right of return to Israel propper for all who were ethnically cleansed, along with their descendants, to create Israel in 1948 and since.

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  50. Sherman, Giraldi said the CNI does not accept foreign funding so where do you get that it is Saudi funded? I’m tired of the racist Anti-Americanism directed at patriotic Americans. They are not advocating harm to Israel. They want what is best for the US which is Middle East peace or the US stays out of it all together. Americans are supposed to risk their own safety for a country that even some of its own people don’t want to protect. Itzik Sudri said, ” The moment the Jewish Home, the party that represents the settlers, violated this alliance, saying they will no longer help us protect the Torah, the Orthodox replied, we are no longer obliged to help you protect the land of Israel.”

    I hope you guys go and tell those Orthodox so in so’s that they are Anti-Semitic Jews or whatever you slurs you use on yourselves!

    Since there is a lot of crazy talk let me try. Some of the adherents of knock off religions of older religions like Atenism and Zoroastrianism are irritating. I don’t know how they learned to be addicted to being angry. Is it natural or did someone positively reinforce it? I’ve seen atheist behave this way so it must not be the crap that you fill your brains with. I always wondered if living under pagan religions would have been better for the world. Why not all of us have a beer and follow a real religion like Epicureanism? Animals fight over territory. Are you an animal? I’d post a youtube link of two lion tribes (symbolizing Israel and Palestine) fighting over a sparse landscape (looks like Israel and Palestinian territories) but it was too gruesome (like the images that comes from the Israel-Palestinian land feud). Tribalism is slowly becoming unacceptable in a heavily populated multicultural world. I live in a society where ethnic nationalism and European colonialism is frowned upon and I am supposed to support a colonial project overseas? You expect me to believe in two contradictory beliefs at once? I am supposed to engage in doublethink? This causes me cognitive dissonance. It doesn’t even pass the self interest test. What do I get out of it? I may convert for the right price.

    What is interesting is religious aspect of war making. Ultra-Orthodox Jews are said to hold right wing policy views. I’m curious to see if the new law in Israel has a pacifying affect on them. Do the majority of Christian Zionist fight? No. Do the majority of Salafist Muslims fight? No thank god. I have to say one thing about the troublesome drone bait Salafist is that they take up arms for the nonsense they believe in. They aren’t lazy or cowards like Israeli occupation supporters. If you want war with Iran. Whose stopping you? Get off your lazy ass, get a ticket to the Middle East and go to Tehran. I always wondered what stopped white ethnic nationalist from leaving and going home to their European motherland. If you have foreign attachments shouldn’t you live and fight there?

  51. KA says: • Website

    Johnson was sucking up to the lobby in 1957. From LBJ Library –/

    “Roland Popp, the scholar who sent me the Nixon memo where RMN inveighed against “domestic political considerations” when it came to Mideast policy, has sent me two other letters in a related vein, ones he picked up at the LBJ Library. I can’t link them; there are copyright issues. But let me quote and summarize.

    The first letter was written by then-Senator Lyndon Johnson to John Foster Dulles, Eisenhower’s secretary of state, in February 1957 after the Suez crisis. LBJ was then the Democratic leader in the Senate. The letter is a stern admonition to Dulles that he should not pressure Israel to withdraw from Gaza and lands in the Sinai near the Gulf of Aqaba, lands it had occupied in the ’56 war, which it had initiated, along with England and France.

    “I feel I should tell you, most frankly, how disturbed I have been by recent stories in the press, which stories have appeared under the bylines of most reputable correspondents, that serious consideration is being given in the General Assembly of the United Nations to imposing economic sanctions against the State of Israel.” These sanctions would be “unwise” and unfair. One has to look at the “root causes” of the trouble in the Middle East, Johnson said, and one of these causes is that when Israel withdraws from these lands it will have no guarantee of security from Egyptian attacks. “[T]he merits, the justice, and the morality in this situation are clear,” Johnson wrote.

    The second letter is the stunner. It was penned a week later, from New York, by the president of the American Jewish Committee. “I realize that your letter to the Secretary of State on February 11, is off the record and not subject to any public treatment,” said Irving Engel. But the Senator had passed on a copy to Engel, in confidence, through a Jewish lawyer. Engel went on:

    “With this letter you have, to my feeling, truly lived up to the meaning of the Ecclesiastes’ word: “There is a time to keep silent, a time to speak.” You have, Senator, spoken the frank and creative words of a statesman, a guardian of the moral principles of America, and a defender of the true interests of this country. On behalf of the American Jewish Committee… I wish to give you thanks for a momentous act of wisdom and courage.”

    I’m not historian enough to judge the Suez question. Israel did
    withdraw from those territories, and Egypt’s subsequent militarization of the border
    led (probably along with Israel’s getting the bomb from France) to the ’67 war. But it never ends. Today the rationale is offered, as it was 50 years
    ago, that Israel cannot withdraw from the West Bank because it would be
    vulnerable to attack if it did so.

    What the two letters offer is an echo of what Abba Eban said in an essay I mentioned the other day: the crucial importance to Israel of American Jewish “pressure and influence” on U.S. policymakers back in the 50s and 60s. Why was the Jewish community so important to a senator from Texas? Johnson had been put forward as a presidential candidate in ’56, he would run again in ’60. Johnson was a political animal; and his blunt letter to Dulles seems a transparent effort to cultivate support from Jews. He kept the letter private while making sure it got to big Jews in New York. It is important to remember that Dulles was widely despised in the Jewish community; he had backed Hitler through the early 30s. A “bastard,” I remember hearing in my childhood.

    A cursory search of Johnson biographies suggests that no one has written about this episode. As Engel said, there’s a time to be silent and a time to speak. Isn’t it time to speak of this neverending element in our politics? —

    Philip Weiss

  52. quercus says:

    @Sherman. If CNI is a “pariah” outside of the mainstream media circles (which are completely useless anyway) it is due to censorship. That which is feared is censored. But ……. word is slowly getting out, and more and more people are learning that the ‘mainstream’ news sources are not to be trusted. As for your ‘claim’ that CNI is funded by the Saudis, where is your evidence?

  53. KA says: • Website

    HT: Abba Eban went to the Pentagon a weekend before the Six-Day War started and got the maps for 25 airfields in the whole Arab world and they killed them all, they bombed them all. That’s how dirty the U.S. was. They gave them maps from the Pentagon. The U.S. has been rotten. I’m sorry. It’s been rotten.

    Helen Thomas ( HT)

  54. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    the guy that took Obama place as senator Mark Kirk said at a political meeting selected , that he run for office to make sure Israel survives the 21 st. century . I would expect to hear his devotion and sacrifice to his electors , but no , not the case . clear moral treachery by some standards. the standing ovations repeditly given to Bibi in Congress us a disgusting scene that not even Breznev enjoyed in his soviet friends communist parliaments vizits. I just wonder is it love for Israel or simply treachery for money one way or another?

  55. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    USS Liberty False Flag or Not

    The intent was to sink the USS Liberty with no survivors.There was no need to conceal the Israeli war machines.The intent was to blame Egypt so that the US could then attack one of Israel’s major enemies from that front.

    That the USS Liberty and her brave men survived was never supposed to have happened.In so far as remuneration goes Israel threw the six million dollar,one for each supposed Jewish life lost in the Holocaust.Interestingly enough Israel also tossed that number out for the survivors of the MV Mavi Marmara.There was an Israeli video that is now lost that showed Israeli forces walking through steel walls,etc.That was one of the poorest photoshops ever produced.

  56. Roger says:

    Typical of the anti-Semitism from “libertarian” circles. The libertarian movement has morphed into an attack on the right to life for Jews. The filthy, nasty, repugnant anti-Semitism in the above article is reminiscent of Nazi era propaganda. The author does not believe Jews have a right to live their lives. He is allied with the neo-Nazis at who also are aligned with the BDS movement.

    The facts can be found at Israel is the only free country in the Middle East, much to the chagrin of the fake libertarians who have invaded the libertarian movement as a result of Ron Paul’s neo-Nazi ties.

  57. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Wow, antisemitism still going strong!

    The fact that alleged “libertarians” are antisemitic and supportive of Muslims is absolutely shocking!

    All of your vitriol against Israel misses the point that it is the BEST country in the entire region, from Turkey to the Yemen, from Pakistan to Morocco, there is no other country that comes even close to the same degree of civilization.

    It’s the only place where anyone has a hope of living a normal life, of having their rights respected, of living outside some retarded, evil, islamic dictatorship.

    I’ve been there and I found that the country is extremely tolerant, allowing all people to coexist in peace: Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus… they all go about their business as they please.

    I met lots of Arabs who are perfectly happy to live there. Arabs who would not give the time of day to Hamas or Fatah, which are just mafia organizations and totally uninterested in peace. They just want to rip off Europeans and Americans.

    How can alleged Libertarians side with the greater evil?

    Israel is one of the greatest contributors to human progress, as Jewish people have been through the ages!

    There’s not a single domain of science, technology, art, music, literature or philosophy that was not profoundly influenced by Jewish people.

    Yet here you are, hating on Israel.

    What’s wrong with you people?

    Do you REALLY want to give MORE power and MORE land to Muslims? People who follow an evil ideology that they want to impose on the entire planet. An ideology that says that any non-follower must be murdered. The most intolerant ideology humanity has ever seen.

    Poor, poor Iran, let’s defend an evil regime that just wants to acquire a little nuke. How bad can it be right?

    Seriously, do you people understand ANYTHING about reality?

  58. KA says: • Website

    One wonders if in future someone will lose his job for praising Israeli,achievements exactly the way Haider of Austria lost for praising economic miracle of Nazi.

  59. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    NB’s distortion of the USS Liberty incident, certainly a deliberate Israeli attack on a boat known to be American, is absurd. The ongoing hyperethnocentrism and moral arrogance of Jews allows them to see evidence for everything but Israeli crimes, crimes which began in terrorism well before the forced expulsion of the indigenous Arabs of Palestine, and continued with the blatantly obvious involvement of Israel and its Sayanim in the US {along clearly with elements of the US government}

    The effort to minimize the over-representation of Jews, based on the racialist premise of high Jewish [not Jewish, per se, but Ashkenazi – and never controlling for income or parental education, it seems] was interesting, but sham science, resting entirely in purpose driven Texas sharpshooting.

    someone setting out to blame Israel or Jews and blind to any other evidence, NB would quickly deride. Does s/he never wonder if someone setting out to exculpate Jews or Israel is just as guilty?

  60. KA says: • Website

    Israel success depends on continued access to inner sanctum of research and development ,military secrets,pentagon planning,academic focus on latest research ,and use of the lever of control through the Congress. Israeli thieving and stealing were well documented by Grant Smith in the book Spy Trade The activities included biotech,military procurements,no bid contract to service NATO and US military, Israel then went and usurped the market that US used to dominate . Israel is big in pharmaceuticals and arms . It uses it access to academy,clinical research,and to pentagon to secure these advantages.

    Question is this will he be removed like Haider was ,from political offices for praising Israel in future. At least Haider was right.

  61. Pro Libertate, do you even know what the word Semite means? You yourself has just engaged in Antisemitism.

    It isn’t hating on Israel. No one is calling for its destruction. We just don’t want to pay for its imperialism and colonial project. We don’t want American young people to be human sacrifices to an angry war god concerning a nuclear weapons program in Iran that doesn’t exist according to intelligence agencies. Christian Zionist say this god will bless America. We have been blessed with an economic meltdown, dead or injured soldiers, terrorist attacks, and a loss of civil liberties. How much blood and treasure must America sacrifice for this angry war god to break even? Usually bad things happen when you do things this god doesn’t like. Perhaps it wants peace in the middle east which puts into question whom do you serve?

    If the roles were reversed between the US and Israel would you want to pay for a colonial project in Canada and America to keep a white ethnic nationalist majority there until all the land is taken from the Indians? There is still Mexico and South America to take. Americans who fret over a white ethnic majority are called nativist and racist. I concede Israel’s neighbors are much worse. It means the US shouldn’t support their barbaric policies either. Israel can keep its Jewish majority, be nativist, racist, and continue its slow moving colonial project but the American taxpayer shouldn’t have to pay for it.

  62. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Provocateurs during peace times, saboteurs during war times and subversives all the time.

  63. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The one thing that i remember the most clearly over the past 40 years of my school days at Brandeis University in 1970’s are my student adviser’s words that when he was growing up that his grand parents and parents used the term “‘goyishe kup,’” meaning that the “Non-Jews are Stupid”
    Later in life I learned that the exact translation of “GOYISHE KUP” means that the “Cattle are STUPID”..
    I remember him recalling what his father told him when he was growing up in Eastern Europe. One of them being that when his father was in high school he and a group of friends would skip school early on Fridays and go over to his friend’s father’s butcher shop. That they would buy at cost any cows , that had not been butchered by the end of the day on Friday before the start of Shabat . They would take the cow home and wash it and then the boys would procede to “beat the udders of the cows so that they would swell up and turn pink” so as to sell them to the “GOYISHE KUP” as milk producing cows.
    The part that I remember him asking me if the East Europeans are so “naive, so gullible and so stupid” to buy an old “non milk producing cows” from a bunch of young Jewish Boys.
    So re-thinking of it now I agree with the Jewish saying that the “GOYISHE KUP” are indeed” Stupid” as they believe that a Bunch of Arab Moslem Kids who were not able to Fly a Cessna Airplane took it upon themselves to FLY a Jumbo 747 and outwitted the US Militaryand Civilian authorities. The “Jewish Lightning Insurance Scam” of the 1960’s is still alive and well has been put to good use by Larry Silverstein in putting 15 million down and comming out with 7 billion dollars for buidings that no one wanted to buy because it would have cost a billion dollars to remove the asbestos from. Then on top of that the people in America actually believe that they actually decide who is elected President or for that that actual VOTE is really counted and makes a difference in deciding who represents them in the White House and congress.,,,

    Oy Veh, I agree that the American Non-Jews are indeed “GOYISHE KUP” or “STUPID CATTLE”!

  64. The handful of Zionist keyboard warriors are putting on their expected little show. What vile and slimey characters really.

    Sherman my sad little Hasbarat let me remind you that since “anti-Semite” just means someone who opposes Israeli crimes and excesses and your type makes no distinction between a humanist supporter of Palestinian rights against war crimes and genocide and a ranting charicature of a Nazi stormtrooper. I have seen the term used so often and indeed so many “New Hitler”s being anointed that one must assume few people live more than 100 paces from a Hitler at any time of day or night. Thus if as you say Philip’s and the CNI reach is only among those you would term anti-semites, then as polls show worldwide, this makes for the majority of the world’s population. By your very loose definition, most of the world is anti-semitic and frankly as an ooba booga term it has long since lost its sting. I’d prefer you call me Mr Anti-Semite but since you’re the object of universal and justified scorn and loathing due to your abominable cause and you are assumed to be one eyed, hypocritical and dripping with natural born Zionist malevolence, your opinion is as worthless as your approval or dissapproval to anyone.

    It is well you appear here, as your kind is want to do anywhere your nasty little parasitic entity is mentioned in anything but a positive light. The truth is that nothing about “Israel” (Rothschildlandia) can stand any sort of light, without its true ugliness being too vile to ignore or cover up no matter how you try. You are set pieces for the demonstration. See the Zhids at work folks, Roll up, roll up and see the ugliest beings spawned by humanity and their wicked little apologists. Spew forth you worms, but beware the worm turns and your turn is coming.

  65. Oh and Shermy, logically since you and your little troop are here, you are wrong and the reach of CNI is even to the far edges of the globe. Right from Stormfront who I see have noticed this to your illsutrious selves and the comment about Saudi Arabia is funny, given the recent removal of the mask which has hidden the long suspected behind the scenes closeness of the Saudi and Zionist regimes. You forget that everyone now knows that Israel is the backer of the Islamisit fakes terrorising the Middle East and that al-Qaeda is a good friend of Israel as are the Saudi scumbags. Indeed as a Muslim I find that in opposing Zionism I am in direct conflict with the Wahhabi sect which is Saudi Arabia in essence and they are in every way similar to Zionists so it was no surprise to see Israel and SA in close and loving embrace lately.

  66. It's Me says:

    We are now a vassal to the state of Israel thank in part of H.R. 2165 United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act and soon to be acted on U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act H.R. 938. What is not known by the general public is that Israel had ramp up for a possible attack Iran in October of 2012, by passing out gasmasks and a pamphlets with a Elmo like Character on the cover of the pamphlets. For some reason Netanyahu decided to have a election instead. Why I don’t know. What America must do is to show some backbone and to stop or to slow down Israel Imperialism, or sooner or later we are going to be drag into a war with Iran.

    The seeds of WWI as there roots as far back as 1871. If we forget history we are doomed to repeat it.

  67. It's Me says:

    The following document pertaining to the formation of “Greater Israel” constitutes the cornerstone of powerful Zionist factions within the current Netanyahu government, the Likud party, as well as within the Israeli military and intelligence establishment.

    According to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, “the area of the Jewish State stretches: “From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.” According to Rabbi Fischmann, “The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon.”

  68. Anonymous [AKA "arizona jack"] says:

    With friends like Israel no enemies are necessary. A fair weather friend who grabs American tax dollars with one hand and slaps us in the face at every opportunity with the other.The attack on the U.S.S. Liberty. Never an apology,never explained . When President Regan asked Israel to free Palestinian political prisoners,that Israel had already planned to release,two weeks early,in order to save hostages from a hijacked plane in Lebanon,Israel refused. A sailor was killed. Israel killed him. Israel turned the Palestinian territories into a gigantic Ghetto with that wall. They of all people should know better. Israel is a rogue state,and Americas number one welfare recipient. Now,you pro Israel people,do not get your shorts in a knot and start accusing me of being an anti semite. Being against the policies of the government of Israel does not mean I hate Jews,anymore that being opposed to policies of the U>S> government means I hate Americans. Truth is,without us,there wouldn’t even BE AN ISRAEL something they often forget. Arrogant and totally bereft of gratitude. That is Israel.

  69. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    To me this article just sounds as a:
    ‘you owe me’ and ‘here is a list of all your past sins pall, I’ll nicely rubb it under your nose.’
    Is this really meant to be serious journalism? You’re not even taking the trouble to bring out proper proof, links to sources, investigation outcomes etc.
    It’s just plain jew-bashing you practise. As a supposedly professional journalist you’re pretty much betraying your profession to be ‘an objective observer’. You have written this article pre-occupied and your opinion is clear. I could also make you the same list of mistakes and sin of any country (US is probably a long list) and if you’ll believe it, you’ll shun and eventually hate that country as well. There is a word for it; ‘propaganda’, this is not journalism!

  70. Lot says:

    1. According to the Symington Amendment it is illegal for the US to give any kind of financial support to nations which enrich uranium without being a signatory of IAEA. Therefore, the massive fianncial support of Israel is violating US law.

    I can understand why you think this, however you are wrong.

    In the United States, the Constitution is the supreme law of the land.

    Below the Constitution are acts of Congress. When two acts of Congress conflict, we use English common law to determine which prevails. Here, you have identified a conflict between two acts of Congress: (1) no money for “nations which enrich uranium without being a signatory of IAEA” and (2) the repeated acts of Congress to provide Israel with various forms of assistance.

    To resolve this conflict between two acts of Congress, two common law principles apply.

    First, the newer law trumps the older law.

    Second, the specific trumps the general.

    In both cases, the particular acts directing funds toward Israel are both newer and more specific than the conflicting Symington Amendment.

    I hope this helps clarify the matter.

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  71. Lot says:

    If the roles were reversed between the US and Israel would you want to pay for a colonial project in Canada and America to keep a white ethnic nationalist majority

    Israel is currently the only bit of Western civilization that is advancing against barbarism rather than retreating.

    Israel was also the final and strongest ally of South Africa, and supported British and French colonialism in northern Africa.

    a humanist supporter of Palestinian rights

    With rights come responsibilities, and that includes complying with the victor’s reasonable terms upon your complete defeat in war. Islam, however, is a barbaric religion that in practice always seeks to violently expand. The alternative to Israel isn’t happy multicultural Switzerland, but either civil war as in Lebanon, or the rapid and violent domination of Muslims of Israel’s Christian and Jewish populations, eventually ending in their mass murder or forced conversion, as is happening to Iraq’s non-Muslim populations.

    While you may think “humanism” means national suicide, Israel’s example of progressive nationalism shines as a beacon to the West.

  72. At what point do you start asking questions about the friendship and loyalty of the American Jewish community, which is largely responsible for supporting, promoting and protecting Israel in the United States?

  73. @Lot

    Anoner —

    just what the world needs

    another Jewish comedian

    or pilpul artist

    aka bulls&%t artist

    who exactly do you think is persuaded by your casuistry?

  74. Tartar says:

    What is scary are the Congressman, and the people who elect them. You are right not to blame Israel. It is our own traitors that are the threat.

  75. Tartar says:

    I am not interested in the West. (What is “the West?”) I am interested in Christendom. Why would Israel be a beacon to Christians?

  76. Tartar says:

    It sure does, if true, and reinforces my comment elsewhere about traitors in Congress and American voters.

  77. jbrennan says:

    Israel has been sucking off the US taxpayer for way too long. Is Isreal a poor country? then why in the hell do our stupid congressman keep giving them money?

  78. Israel’s victim cult is in bed with the American victim cult.

    Both the American and Israeli victim cults are lead by reformed and conservative Jewish.

    The US and Israeli national victim cults are so similar that the US 2-party system is aligned with peculiar factions of Judaism:

    US Democrats espouse reformed Judaism and US Republicans espouse conservative Judaism.

    The US and Israeli victim cults encompass at least 85% of the voting population of each nation.

    Both national victim cults demonize the so-called white supremacist, or Nazi.

    Both victim cults employ preferential schemes to enhance their cult populations.

    The Israeli’s have their Law of Return for Jews only.

    The US has blanket amnesty and citizenship for illegal cultists.

  79. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Few Americans know that thousands of young post-IDF Israelis are coming to the U.S. every year on fraudulent visas to work for a company called Mazal Enterprises, posing as skin care consultants and peddling their “Dead Sea” products at mall kiosks all over. They have intense training in predatory and fraudulent sales tactics and rob unsuspecting shoppers of hundreds or thousands, as much as they think they can get away with. They make more in a month with this consumer fraud than they do in a year back home, then they go home and buy nice cars, apartments, travel and pay for college, all at the expense of gullible Americans, who lose out because we have almost nonexistent consumer rights laws. Mazal seems to be just a front for organized crime from Israel, and they are extremely cunning and evasive. And Israel apparently is very accepting of this rite of passage for their young ex-IDFers. There are a plethora of victims of this massive and egregious fraud that they continue to get away with as they spend just a few weeks at each mall, then pack up their gypsy wagon and move on to the next for fresh victims. With essentially no regulations of the kiosks they operate from, Mazal and its young Israeli con artists are laughing all the way to the bank. For some reason Customers and Immigration is turning a blind eye to this fraudulent visa practice, and Americans are suffering the consequences as a result. As if the billions we give Israel every day aren’t enough!

  80. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    “we should be aiming all that the sanctions”

    There is no SHOULD in politics. There is only CAN.

    Those who CAN do it do it, and the CAN becomes the SHOULD.

    Anyone can propose a SHOULD, but only a few have the power of CAN.

    Neoconservatives have been CANservatives. So, they got away with murder.

    Can you dig it?

  81. @Anonymous

    I do not blame Israel,they are doing the right thing for Israel.Looking out for number one.


    Israeli agents in the US are extremely seditious and traitorous.

    Christian Zionist are not the only US supporters of Israel.

    The US establishment emulates Israeli politics.

    US Republicans = conservative Judaism = Israeli Likud

    US Democrats = secular Judaism = Israeli Labor

    US voters = Israeli voters = a organized, super-majority, entitled-by-law victim cult

  82. anarchyst says:

    It is long overdue to get this Palestine statehood issue resolved. Seventy years of obfuscation while Israel encroaches on Palestinian-owned land is enough.

    As to “betrayal” it is the USA that has been betrayed, multiple times, by its “friend” and “ally”, Israel. Despite TRILLIONS in “foreign aid” and “loan guarantees” given by the American taxpayer, it is never enough…

    Israel is not our “friend”…never has been…never will be…

    It is easy to see the pervasiveness of Israel’s Mossad (if one knows where to look), arguably the most effective spy agency on the planet, please read “By Way of Deception” by Viktor Ostrowsky.

    From the Lavon affair (a “false flag” operation (designed to draw the USA into a war with Egypt by making it look like Arabs bombed the U S interests section–a planted bomb exploded prematurely, exposing this as a Israeli planned and executed “incident”) to the deliberate attack on the USS Liberty (NOT “misidentification”, but another “false flag” attempt to draw the USA into a war with Egypt and to hide the deliberate massacre of civilians in an Egyptian city, Deir Yassin), to Jonathon Pollard and NSA spying utilizing a company named Amdocs (which handles all US telephone billing records), you will find that Israel looks out for Israel’s interests ONLY.

    Normally, there is nothing wrong with a country looking out after it’s own interests, BUT Israel has a nasty habit of spying on (and setting up) its “friends”.

    Who the hell died and appointed Israel the “master” of the middle east?? Iran (and all other middle-eastern countries) KNOWS that any nuclear “discharge” would affect the whole middle east… Any country that possesses nukes is not stupid…

    Israel has over a hundred nukes, manufactured with stolen American classified technology, refuses inspections of its nuclear facilities and is, in general, a “pain in the ass” to the rest of the world, along with (blackmailed) “big brother” United States of America.

    In fact, under current U S law, it is ILLEGAL for the U S to give “foreign aid” to any country that possesses nukes and has not agreed to IAEA inspections or controls–Israel being the only exception to this “rule”…

    It is no secret that the U S State Department is infested (infected?) with dual-nationality Israeli-Americans who form (and foment) the bulk of our neocon “foreign policy” straight from Tel Aviv. In fact there are 40 or so congressmen and senators with dual-nationality “ties” to Israel.

    Most people are unaware that Israel holds a “Damocles sword” over the world. Any attack on Israel will be met with a nuclear device being detonated in a city of Israel’s choosing. Israel calls this the “Samson option” and is very real.

    Israel refuses to abide by IAEA guidelines concerning its nukes as its nukes are distributed around the world. Israel would not be able to produce all of them. No delivery systems are needed as Israel’s nukes are already “in place”.

    Look for another “false flag” operation with the blame being put on Iran. You can bet that some Iranian passports will be found in the rubble.

    Israel also threatens to detonate nuclear devices in several US cities, thanks to Dolphin-Class submarines sold (or was it given?) to Israel by Germany. Talk about total INSANITY; the so-called “Samson Option” is it.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  83. georgia says:

    Israel supports us in the middle east, they fight wars with us. They took out a nuclear threat in Syria. Once we had a plane full of hostages in entebbe in Uganda. the terrorist holding them was someone who would of killed the hostages except the terrorist had the support of the country so they didn’t think anyone would save the hostages. America tried and failed and was left with no idea how to get them out so they called in Israel and Israel’s first attempt to free our hostages got them free. Israel has a military as strong as us and backs us up in wars and looks out for America even when dumb american fucks have the nerve to call Israel terrorists.

    • Troll: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anon
  84. Anonymous[702] • Disclaimer says:

    With friends like these, who needs enemies!?!

  85. Anonymous[702] • Disclaimer says:

    Yes, it is true Israel has a strong military. Perhaps it is because we supply Israel with American military hardware, or maybe it is because we give them ten million dollars per day, at the tune of billions per year. Our military has been fighting wars for israeLIES in the middle east and then our veterans return home to die starving and homeless in American streets. What has Israel given us in return? Seems like a one sided, toxic friendship.

    Israel has been influencing the cesspool in DC for a long time, and it never seems to benefit America or Americans.

  86. Anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    Holy shit you’re stupid. Israel has never helped us in any war not once. They are a rich country who is a giant blood sucking leech. We give them billions of dollars every year,and US weapons which they turn around,and sell to the Chinese.They have free healthcare, free education,and abortions on demand. All this is provided on the US taxpayers dime.

  87. ruffy says:

    “… the United States has been driving drunk for quite some time …”

    Really? You sound drunk claiming that against Mr Trump, and probably just to make your point, which is nothing more than taking a cheap shot at the Jewish state. And the empty facts you bring up to prove your point, like – 911 was good for Israel; Or that she supported Romney.

    Give me a break. Embellishing your word of mouth with pretentious facts is transparent. Anyone can see what you’re really driving at; You gotta let off some steam against people you despise, is all.

  88. obvious says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    By all account the Israeli marking were open, the sailors all said they knew it was Jewish planes.

    Even 6 years later you are an obsessive liar. When I LEARN how to do something it does not mean I that STOLE it from you… this is why we need Socialism, and overthrow the parrotocracy.

    Great job claiming an “inheritance” in America, when your soft soft hands do no work, ever.

  89. @anarchyst

    ‘Most people are unaware that Israel holds a “Damocles sword” over the world. Any attack on Israel will be met with a nuclear device being detonated in a city of Israel’s choosing. Israel calls this the “Samson option” and is very real…’

    Bullshit. That would be an act of suicide. No nation, faced with the choice, has ever chosen suicide over survival: not Imperial Japan, not Nazi Germany, and not anyone else.

    Least of all will Israel choose it. Nearly half of all the Jews there would like to emigrate as it is.

    Israel will die with a whimper, not a bang.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  90. @NB

    ‘The USS Liberty incident was not a false flag attack…’

    Whoops. Here, I’ll fix that for you.

    ‘The USS Liberty incident was not a successful false flag attack, as Israel intended to sink the ship before it could report it was under attack and kill all the survivors, leaving it to be assumed Egypt had carried out the attack. However, she failed to keep the Liberty from radioing that it was under attack, so it was necessary to pretend it had all been a mistake….’

  91. anarchyst says:
    @Colin Wright

    I hope you are right. However, that “sh!tty little country” is run by psychopaths who are hell-bent on “world domination” of the goyim.
    If president-select biden doesn’t go along with israel’s demands, an American city will be vaporized and it will be blamed on Iran. Some pristine Iranian passports will be found in the rubble, not unlike the WTC.
    I would not put it past israel to perform such an act, since the American congress has the best politicians that israel can buy, almost all of them signing a “loyalty oath” to that “sh!tty little country” in the middle east…

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  92. @anarchyst

    ‘…If president-select biden doesn’t go along with israel’s demands, an American city will be vaporized and it will be blamed on Iran…’

    Perhaps. But see Doctor Strangelove. A deterrent only works if you advertise you have it.

    I’ll exempt you, but I tend to see ‘the Samson Option’ as being advanced by Hasbaristas of the more duplicitous flavor. It’s just a rationalization for not putting our foot down and pulling the plug on that evil little piece of shit.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  93. @Lot

    ‘Israel is currently the only bit of Western civilization that is advancing against barbarism rather than retreating…’

    That always reminded me of Nazi Germany’s pretensions to be defending ‘Western Civilization.’

    Could we have a different champion, please?

    • Agree: Wielgus
    • Replies: @Wielgus
  94. anarchyst says:
    @Colin Wright

    Thank you. I am as far from being a “hasbarista” as is possible. One does not have to “advertise” a threat publicly as long as those in power are made aware that the threat exists. No sense alarming the entire population if the “leaders” are beholden to a foreign country by blackmail or other means.
    I cannot remember who made the quote, but after the WTC fell, a person of note remarked that if it were ever ascertained that israel was responsible for the WTC destruction, israel would “cease to exist” and “no one would give a damn”.
    I would like to see that “sh!tty little country” disappear from the face of the earth.

  95. Wielgus says:
    @Colin Wright

    Belgian Waffen-SS leader Leon Degrelle claimed after the war, when he was in exile in Franco’s Spain, that he and the Waffen-SS generally had been defending the highest form of Western civilisation.

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