from My CatBird Seat (via FWR)
Expected to be in the forefront of the attack are Congresswoman Illena Ros-Lehtinen, Chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and William Kristol, publisher of the neo-conservative Weekly Standard and Director of the pro-Israel New American Century think-tank and lobby.
According to an article by Franklin Lamb appearing on the Foreign Policy Journal’s website today, the Israel lobby is preparing to trash a draft report prepared by the U.S. intelligence community that suggests the U.S. needs to drastically reduce its commitment to Israel for a number of increasingly urgent reasons.
The main points made in the intelligence community’s report are contained in the Foreign Policy Journal’s article:
Among the main findings of this ‘relationship analysis’ are some searing indictments of Israel, and of the costly and damaging effects to the economic well-being and the international standing of the United States. Here are some brief examples, in no particular order:
“Israel, given its current brutal occupation and belligerence cannot be salvaged any more than apartheid south Africa could be… as American power and influence recedes, the US commitment to belligerent oppressive Israel is becoming impossible to defend or execute consistent (sic) given paramount US national interests which include normalizing relations with the 57 Islamic countries… U.S. public opinion no longer supports funding and executing widely perceived illegal US wars on Israel’s behalf…”
The draft ends by referring to “the need to avoid entangling alliances that alienate much of the world and condemn American citizens to endure the consequences”, but above all else I am absolutely delighted to see the following among the points being made:
“…Gross Israeli interference in the internal affairs of the United States through spying and illegal US arms transfers. This includes supporting more than 60 ‘front organizations’ and approximately 7,500 US officials who do Israel’s bidding and seek to dominate and intimidate the media and agencies of the US government…”
Grant F. Smith’s excellent book “Spy Trade – How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy” is a must-read for anyone wishing to round-out their knowledge of these matters. In his forward to the book, former CIA analyst Michael F. Scheuer says in part:
“Israel’s intelligence services have created…a domestic espionage network in the United States whose operatives do the following…
(a) Steal secret business data that benefits Israel’s economy…
(b) Shield the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) from having to register as an agent of a foreign power…
(c) Purloin highly classified military technology that Israel then sells to the highest bidders…
(d) Run covert operations…stealing and passing information to Israel that compromises U.S. foreign, economic and defense policies.
(e) Gain preferential and corrupting access – via illegally coordinated campaign contributions, influence, and intimidation – (to) serving presidents, congressmen, senior law enforcement officials, journalists, judges, bureaucrats, even intelligence officers.
(f) Buy pardons from presidents…”
All in all, this draft report is about the best news I have heard in a very long time. I have no idea if Obama is in any way responsible for the nature and tone of the report, but the important thing is that such an exposure of Israel’s treachery and exploitation of America is way overdue, and its wide acceptance by the American people and their leaders will ultimately lead to the dismantling of this malicious and self-serving stranglehold.
The American people will be able to regain the confidence and respect they have lost throughout the world as they have carried out Israel’s bidding over the last few decades, and they will be able to cleanse themselves of the shame and guilt they have accrued through their support of Israel’s brutal military occupation of Palestine, and for their decades of enabling land and property thefts, mass killings, and other crimes against humanity.
Every U.N. resolution that was intended to support human rights has been rendered useless by America’s liberal application of its veto powers whenever the world community tries to rein in Israel, and that too has greatly diminished America’s moral standing.
It is vital that the expected Israel Lobby attacks on this report be vigorously countered and exposed for what they are, so that Americans will once again be able to stand proud and free both at home and abroad. I strongly suggest you read Foreign Policy Journal’s excellent report; this could be a game-changer.