A foreign power writes U.S. legislation
AIPAC moves US legislators to criminalize speech opposing Israel
By Vahan Bogdasarian
For years brave avant-garde commentators have busied themselves with the issue of how the US violates the sovereignty of other countries wholesale. Examples of this are scattered all across the globe: Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and, earlier, Iran when the CIA interfered in the internal politics of that country by organizing a coup against their president that led to his ouster and murder.
Of course, none of this stops US officials from inventing stories of Russia supposedly interfering in the US election, as if the US government were pure as the newly fallen snow. (Julian Assange stated that the Russians did not hack the emails but who’s he? Just the CEO of the company that published them.)
The irony of this, however, is that the US is in no way sovereign itself. Foreign powers, one in particular, pull our strings all the time, leaving little or no opportunity for the US people to make meaningful decisions via their bought-and-paid-for legislators and presidents.
I had detailed here, here and here how the Saudis control the US under a secretive petrodollar agreement.
I had also addressed the fact that many commentators in online forums and in blogs are fond of blaming the Israelis for all of the world’s ills.
The real world gives us examples of why this is. Just today according to Russia Insider , quoting Israeli news source Haaretz, an Israeli military official admitted that Israel has launched around 100 air attacks in Syria over the last 5 years, based on the thin pretext that shells fired by the Syrian army have fallen in the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights. The world does not acknowledge this part as belonging to Israel but for now, the Israeli claim has not been challenged militarily. Haaretz also reports that Israel has been supporting ISIS and other unsavory terror groups in Syria. The fact that on the single occasion that ISIS attacked Israeli forces, they apologized shortly thereafter, raises numerous red flags.
The US House and Senate , under pressure from Israel lobby AIPAC, have introduced legislation that would ban anyone from supporting a campaign to boycott Israel. This would include a boycott of goods and services from Israeli businesses illegally present in a buffer zone between Israel and Palestine. In other words, territory that is not legally Isreal’s.
An earlier bill related to this one would have provided for a 20 year jail term for anyone supporting this boycott. In fact that wording could have been interpreted to mean that anyone refusing to purchase goods and services from Israeli companies for certain reasons would have been subject to a 20 year jail term. It was not until the ACLU stepped in sending a letter to the officials in charge that the wording became less draconian and un-Constitutional.
But still, US legislators would never in a million years have introduced legislation to protect any other country or group from a boycott. So why is Israel so important to the US that US officials are willing to bend or violate constitutional principles? I mean, would they do this for Germany, for example?
Absolutely not. Witness Trump’s threat to wage a trade war against the EU and Germany. AIPAC has been called America’s biggest foreign agent.
According to US law, AIPAC is required to register as a foreign agent. Yet, despite a DOJ decision requiring it to do so, it has flouted the law for many years with impunity. No other country enjoys this flagrant immunity.
But bullying US lawmakers to legislate according to its wishes and flouting US law with impunity are the least of it.
Like the Saudis, who sponsored Al-Qaeda in its 9-11 attack, Israel also enjoys the privilege of killing Americans, including military service people. Don’t remember?
It did so during the 6 Years War, killing crew members of the NSA spy ship USS Liberty in international waters. Israeli jets repeatedly fired on the Liberty and as if that were not enough, the Israeli navy sent in torpedo boats to finish off the ship and crew. Miraculously, it stayed afloat and some crew were saved to tell the story. The official story peddled by the US government and press was that the Israelis could not identify the ship and because they were at war, they were authorized to attack ships that answered the characteristics of Egyptian war ships. The speed of the Liberty was reported to be high enough to meet those specifications. The problem is, the ship was incapable of reaching the reported speed and was scarcely crawling along.
Something horrible was happening. And it wasn’t kosher.
According to Haaretz, quoting the Chicago Tribune, radio communications archives surfacing later showed that one of the pilots had radioed that the ship was US, but that the commander decided to go ahead with the attack anyway.
QUOTE: “The report stated that the U.S. National Security Agency - to which the intelligence gathering ship belonged - was able to intercept IAF communications according to which, at some stage, the pilots identified the ship as American but were nonetheless instructed to push ahead with the attack.”
“The Tribune quotes J.Q. ‘Tony’ Hart, then a chief petty officer assigned to a U.S. Navy relay station in Morocco that handled communications between Washington and the 6th Fleet, as saying that he listened in as McNamara said, ‘President [Lyndon] Johnson is not going to go to war or embarrass an American ally over a few sailors.’”
Thus, if we can believe these Chicago Tribune reports, both the US side and the Israeli side were willing to betray the US “allies.” In view of this, how can anyone think that the US has a government of, by and for the people? The people have absolutely never had any meaningful say in public affairs. This story has all the earmarks of what is now famously called the Deep State, but it is not a bureaucracy within the US, as many suppose.
The big question is: why do the US people stand for this outrage? Why allow the Saudis and the Israelis to run rough shod over the people?
In the case of the Saudis, that question was answered both in my report titled “Making the Saudis great again” (starts here with Part 1) and in the NSS article “Saudis are the Deep State.”
But the explanation is different in the case of Israel, which is defended not only by what some call the Deep State but by something I will call the Shallow State, ie, American Christians who adhere to the cult-like belief that modern Israel is somehow blessed by God and that there is nothing more sacred – not even the teachings of Christ – than the ties between Christianity and modern Israel. They believe with all their hearts that it is their duty to defend Israel, but not against obvious enemies as much as against groups that they claim to be their enemies for clearly political reasons. Thus since Israel has declared that Iran is the “biggest state supporter of terror,” then that is an incontrovertible truth for a vast percentage of American Christians, who have foolishly conflated Tel Aviv with the ancient chosen nation. Amazingly, most US legislators and presidents also accept this proposition at face value, or at least forge policies as if they do. And yet, without the help of Iran, the battle against ISIS in Syria and Iraq probably could not be won. Nonetheless, information of the kind provided by our eyes and ears and by our common sense, pales against the backdrop of the unjustified accusation by our “most faithful ally.” It is de facto an article of faith and anyone who dares to question it is cast into outer darkness.
Thou shalt not oppose the Likud Party.
The true believers huddle together and mouth the mindless words “I stand with Israel,” while ironically, these same Christians rarely are heard to say in public “I stand with Jesus.” Thus, despite their lip service to the Constitution, the Israel Cult does not shy from mixing religion and politics when speaking of their sacred bond with the secular, largely irreligious and warlike state of Israel. But only in this context, never in the context of faith in Christ. So where is their true allegiance? Is it not obvious? And yet they expect God to bless America?
Often quoted by pastors is the verse from Genesis:
And I [God] will bless them that bless thee [Israel], and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
They also implicitly believed that a Bible prophecy supported the notion that modern Israel was born of divine will.
What gets lost in the fog of pseudo-religious credulity are two critical facts:
Thus, there is evidence both pro and con, and it is hard to say to what extent the modern state of Israel is in fact Jewish, with Jewish genetic research suggesting it is not a faithful reflection of the bloodlines of ancient Israel. As for the religious aspect, the nation is clearly not designed along Biblical lines, as naïve US Christians have been led to believe for over a half-century. No matter what, the notion that modern Israel and the warlike policies of the Likud Party, including the building of illegal settlements and the wanton invasion of sovereign territories, including Syria, where its interference has aided terrorist groups, are blessed by God is not supported by a single scriptural passage.
3. Support for the policies of the modern state of Israel is hard to reconcile with Christian beliefs.Further on this topic: http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/culture/the-us-church-israel-first-christ-second
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