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A VATIC PROJECT "MUST WATCH": SPLC Sheriff Wants War With Ron Paul's Liberty Movement

Vatic Note:   This is a MUST WATCH VIDEO all the way through.  It highlights why "ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE" apologized to us conspiracy nuts, for calling us names, since THEY STATED that we ended up being right about all that is going on as we speak.The hammer is coming down.  Exposing the agenda and what is going on in various states of our nation, hopefully, will turn this coup around before they implement their plan to excise our sovereignty in favor of a global New World Order.

I believe they want us to have a revolution so that they can then start WW III and hit us with NATO and other Russian and Chinese soldiers, while we are weakened by the revolution we will have, so we must not allow these men to control our armaments, facilities, and governmental structure.  THEY MUST BE ARRESTED and controlled.   If they succeed like they did in Russia, then 63,000,000 Christians will be slaughtered.

No American should be killed without a trial and conviction for such a crime. I refuse to say CIVIL WAR, because that means we are not united as a people, and I don't believe that will be case.  WE ARE UNITED BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT, AND THAT MEANS WE WILL FIGHT AS ONE....UNIT.  Thus a revolution,  NOT A CIVIL WAR.  THIS REP IN SPOKANE WASHINGTON IS A GENUINE HERO, AND IS RISKING HIS LIFE AND FUTURE TO TAKE A STAND AND SPEAK OUT.  Good for him.  I wonder if he would be interested in the Presidency.  We need men of integrity and principle in that office, its been a barren hell hole for at least 20 years now.  .

What you will see on this video is what we can expect if these khazars succeed in globalizing our planet.  In fact, it will be a lot worse since these foreign invaders are currently restricted from all out war against us, because we outnumber them 3,000 to 1 and we ARE ARMED.   They would lose a traditional battle, so they are using deception, propoganda, disinfo, and manipulation to try to manipulate the sheep, but they waited too long, the sheep are waking up BIG TIME on both THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT.   

What is interesting is Alex Jones is highlighting the role of the SPLC in all of this. They are the "operational arm" of the "ROTHSCHILD KHAZAR BANKERS AND THEIR ZIONIST SATANIC NATION, ISRAEL".  He has finally been pushed to highlight the role of khazars, WHO ARE NOT JEWS OF OUR BIBLE in all of this movement to tyranny.   All he truly has to do is profile the protocols of the Elders and we are seeing in those protocols, the operational blueprint for the take over of the planet.

Alex does not mention the role of the Mossad controlled ADL in all of this.  Both the SPLC and the ADL SIT ON THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL TO HOMELAND SECURITY.  Then notice that every head/secretary of DHS, such as Chertoff and Negroponte are khazars which gives them control of our new dept in charge of our security and they are using it to actually implement their tyranny coup agenda.  Further, we recently found out that the DOD has over 6 trillion dollars missing from their budget.  Is that what has paid for all of this garbage???  So the taxpayer is paying for their own repression???

The DHS is actually a carbon copy of the WW II nazi's STORMTROOPERS organization with gestapo type soldiers.  We have done several blogs just on t he deceptions played out in WW II, like the financing of the take over of Germany was done by the Khazars, Rothschild banking cartel.  Further, the FEMA camps are the WW II death camps and they are right here in America.  "YOU VILL BE REEDUCATION AND TAKE THE CHIP OR YOU VIL BE KILLED".  The decisions we are going to be forced to make are serious and life threatening, so wake up before you can't.  STock up on guns and ammo, especially ammo. 

Then notice, in the video toward the end, Alex brings up how these gigantic M-Wraps were highlighted in "HUNGER GAMES" as is typical of these khazars, (We did a blog on that program "Hunger games, way back in 2012 and discussed the objective they may have had in producing such a horrible movie,.... I actually hate being right about all this....) which is to tell us in advance, what they plan on doing to us and using against us.

Remember, its the Khazars that control the movie industry and they have done that several times now.  First the Gulf Blowout was shown 9 MONTHS BEFORE IT EVER HAPPENED, IN THE MOVIE "THE KNOWING" with Nicholas Cage. We owe a debt of gratitude to VIGILANT CITIZEN for targeting these advanced productions on satanism, globalizing, t yranny and the advance warnings given to us b y the bad guys.  Alex does talk too much, I would have preferred to hear more from Joe Biggs and that Rep from Spokane.  Both were veterans.

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SPLC Sheriff Wants War With Liberty Movement
By Alex Jones, And Joe Biggs, August 15,2015
Published on Aug 25, 2015
Alex Jones talks with Joe Biggs and Washing State Rep. Matt Shea about Spokane county Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and why he keeps trying to start a war with the liberty movement.

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Whistle blower reveals secret U.S. program to recruit, train, and provide visas to ‘terrorists’

Vatic Note:  What this whistleblower is telling us is that treason is running rampid at the highest levels of the CIA, STATE DEPT, CONSULATES, WHITE HOUSE, AND CONGRESS. We should have known when the WH had 32 dual Israeli citizens in charge of key positions and same with Congress.  Who in their right mind would put Leiberscum, in charge of Homeland security???  No one, b ut then Bush Jr was alway out of his right mind.   This author told us all of this in 2002,  shortly after 9-11 and no one would listen to him, including in Congress.   LIsten to him on this video that a commenter provided, that was filmed way back in 2002. 

It is a slam dunk open and shut case of treason for everyone in office at every level, back in 2001 and 2002. This changes the entire issue of 9-11 and who done it.  Were the CIA agents involved, foreign citizens of another country?   Listen and see what you think.  I THINK these people are truly "EVIL AND SICK" and that is a deadly combination for any country to withstand.  Keep the khazars out of your country.  (That means Rothschild, Rockefellers, israel and her leaders, and saudi arabia and her leaders who are also Khazars, thanks to the British khazar royalty. A global purging must take place.  Send them to the moon on a life sentence imprisonment. Or maybe Mars is better yet. )

This has all happened over the past 14 years because we, THE PEOPLE,  allowed a "FOREIGN COUNTRY", Israel,  to infiltrate our government at every level and do all of this in our name, which makes us the target of the rest of the world, for WW III.  If they destroy us, then there is no one left to protect the people.  I believe its our obligation as people of this nation who are the OWNERS, to do what it takes to stop the mahem and murder being done in our name, all for theft, and confiscation of natural resources world wide. WE must stop the ZIONISTS, AND FASCISTS and throw them in jail forever.... so they can never do this again. 

Once that is done, and with the remaining evidence, disband Homeland Security, purge all intel depts including those in the military, and return to service, those military men who were fired for not cooperating in these treasonous and criminal acts.

I do not believe there is a statute of Limitations on the death penalty crime of treason, plus 3,000 felony first degree murder charges.  I think its time we empanelled our Constitutionally protected and expressed right to a citizens grand jury,  provide the evidence and let them issue an indictment for their arrest and prosecution and include anyone who refuses to comply with such a grand jury indictment.  That includes mainstream press and especially the journalists, and Executives involved.   Anyway, you read and see what you think.

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Whistle blower reveals secret U.S. program to recruit, train, and provide visas to ‘terrorists’
By Barrie Zwicker (Special to Truth and Shadows)

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IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW how sausages are made, don’t start reading Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World by Michael Springmann. The sausages in this case: the string of too-easily-swallowed accounts of bloody events in the “global war on terror,” served up daily with relish by the mainstream media. In reality these sausages are filled with tainted meat that’s making everyone sick.
Springmann is a brave whistle blower living in Washington, D.C. He’s written an accessible book, safe to digest, highlighting details of the corruption of the American Empire (and its accomplices, including Canada) as he experienced them from the inside during his years with the U.S. State Department.
While he served as a visa officer in the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for instance, he was obliged under threat of dismissal to issue visas to persons hired clandestinely by the CIA to become trained-in-the-USA terrorists. Most of these psychopathic thugs were clearly and legally unqualified to be issued visas.

There is every reason to believe the “Visas for Terrorists” program remains fully operative today. It takes a lot of expendable terrorists to run a global terrorism op.
Springmann places his experiences both within the context of the historical roots of the U.S. Empire and within its current ongoing global destabilization project.
“This tale,” the author states near the beginning, “is a sordid sketch of backstabbing, disloyalty, double crosses, faithlessness, falsity, perfidy, sellouts, treachery, and betrayal.”
And that only covers the bureaucratic aspect. Even more sobering is his sketch of human rights violations: torture, assassinations, massacres including bombings of markets, invasions and occupations of countries, destabilization of nations and regions.
Then there’s the financial side: widespread criminality, resource theft, bribery, diversion of funds, illicit drug dealing and more.
Not to mention the flouting of international laws. This dimension includes gross infringements on national sovereignty, the casual violation of treaties and ho-hum everyday general lawlessness, risking even the threat of nuclear annihilation.
All this before taking into account the moral dimension, in which trashing the Ten Commandments is just an opening trifle.
“My story shows how things really work,” Springmann writes, correctly. In the book’s 250 pages he names names, dates, times and places – presumably opening himself up to lawsuits, should there be anything here that the individuals named deem libelous. They might think twice, however, since Springmann is a lawyer by profession and knows his way around the Empire’s capital – as well as some of its outlying ramparts such as Stuttgart, New Delhi and especially Jeddah.
Stinging in itself, Springmann’s book also can be read as an authenticating companion to Michel Chossudovsky’s Towards a World War III Scenario (2012) and The Globalization of War: America’s “Long War” Against Humanity (2015). Along the way, both authors deal, to one extent or another, with the ideological, hubristic and increasingly bellicose role of the Harper government as handmaiden to the American Empire, including military involvements in Libya, Serbia and the Ukraine.

Springmann necessarily refers very little to Canada, but to read his account of the cowardly and unnecessary rain of death inflicted on Libya, for instance, is to be obliged as a Canadian to think of Harper’s enthusiasm and pride in having this country share in the slaughter and destabilization carried out under the Orwellian “responsibility to protect” notion.
Springmann quotes Maximilian C. Forte who notes that before the attack Libya enjoyed the highest Human Development Index (a UN measurement of well-being) in all Africa. “After Western military forces destroyed the country the Index only records the steep collapse of all indicators of well-being. More Libyans were killed with intervention than without. It was about control, about militarizing Africa,” Forte argues.
What Springmann brings uniquely to the table is his firsthand knowledge of precisely how the USA recruits terrorists (no quotation marks needed), sends them to the USA for training and then deploys them to carry out murders, torture, bombings and more. The bloody mayhem carried out by these thousands of paid mercenaries – ostensibly beheading-habituated “jihadists” fighting against democracy, decency and the USA and its “allies – is planned, organized and funded by none other than the same USA and its allies. It’s a global false flag operation – the largest by far in history. (VN: the beheadings gave away the "WHO" of this whole operation.  It was specifically CHRISTIANS who were beheaded, and the only people who would do that are the khazars under the "NOAHIDE LAWS OF ISRAEL"  where being a christian is a crime and the penalty is beheading.  Coincidentally, those "beheaded" were Christians"  Now why only Christians?) 
As Springmann on page 65 writes of the “Visas for Terrorists Program:”
"This was not an ad hoc operation, conceived and carried out in response to a specific foreign policy issue. Rather, it was another of too many CIA efforts to destroy governments, countries, and politicians disfavored by the American “establishment” in its “bipartisan” approach to matters abroad.
Whether it was opposing the imaginary evils of communism, the fictitious malevolence of Islam, or the invented wickedness of Iran, America and its intelligence services, brave defenders of “The City Upon A Hill,” sought out and created fear and loathing of peoples and countries essentially engaged in efforts to better their lives and improve their political world.
Along the way, Agency-sponsored murders, war crimes, and human rights violations proved to be good business. Jobs for the Clandestine Service (people who recruit and run spies), sales of weapons and aircraft, as well as the myriad items needed to control banks, countries and peoples all provided income for and benefits to American companies." (VN: better known as fascism, similar to the British nazi's of WW II, like Prince Phillip)
That the American Empire has been able to carry out such a massive illegal program for so long is the saddest of commentaries on how deep the rot is, how effective the secrecy, how complicit the media. (VN: and how perverted the foreign occupiers of our nation truly are.  Soul-less, psychopathic criminals with no compassion, no humanity, and no integrity)
As to the span of dangerous widespread deception, Springmann notes that Rahul Bedi wrote in Jane’s Defence Weekly on September 14, 2001 that beginning in 1980 “thousands [of mujahideen] were … brought to America and made competent in terrorism by Green Berets and SEALS at US government East Coast facilities, trained in guerilla warfare and armed with sophisticated weapons.”
The point is made repeatedly that Al Qaeda and now ISIS/ISIL/the Islamic State are essentially “Made in USA” entities, brought into being and organized for the Empire’s purposes. Among the elements that make possible such a vast fraud are deception, compartmentalization and secrecy. Springmann quotes attorney Pat Frascogna, “a man with FOIA expertise,” about secrecy and its purpose:
Thus whether it be learning the dirty and unethical business practices of a company or the secrets of our government, the same deployment of denials and feigning ignorance about what is really going on are the all-too-common methods used to keep the truth from the light of day.
Langley recruited the Arab-Afghans so clandestinely that the terrorists didn’t know they had been recruited. They thought that they had found a battlefield on their own, or through the Internet or through Twitter or through television. The Agency didn’t even bother to tell the non-CIA Americans involved in giving them US visas about they were doing…
Frascogna’s observation intersects with Springmann’s on-the-job experiences as a visa officer in Jeddah starting in 1987. Springmann was repeatedly overruled when he turned down disqualified applicants for U.S. visas. He writes:
As I later learned to my dismay, the visa applicants were recruits for the war in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union’s armed forces. Further, as time went by, the fighters, trained in the United States, went on to other battlefields: Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. They worked with the American intelligence services and the State Department to destabilize governments the United States opposed. While it’s no secret, most knowledgeable people still refuse to talk about this agenda.
As Springmann learned, “the average percentage of intelligence officers to real diplomats at a given Foreign Service post is about one in three. My experience in Jeddah, Stuttgart, and New Delhi might place it higher—at least 50 percent, if not more.” According to the Anti-CIA Club of Diplomats: Spooks in U.S. Foreign Service [sic], a twelve-page, 1983 Canadian publication (see namebase.org), the percentage is 60 percent.
“At Jeddah,” Springmann writes, “to the best of my knowledge, out of some twenty US citizens assigned to the consulate, only three people, including myself, worked for the Department of State. The rest were CIA or NSA officials or their spouses.” Elsewhere Springmann suggests that essentially the CIA runs the State Department, and that this is true of many other U.S. government departments and agencies as well. It seems that it’s almost impossible to over-estimate the reach of the CIA’s tentacles or the overweening treason of its nonstop black ops and unconstitutional operations domestically.
Springmann toward the end of the book refers to the beginnings of the CIA. It’s interesting for this reviewer to think that he was 13 years of age in 1947 when U.S. president Harry Truman agreed with the National Security Council (NSC) to secretly create the CIA and NSA. I remember that in my teenage years a few of my peers said there “was something” called “the CIA.” This was around the time a few people also said there “was something” called “the Mafia.” The consensus was that both ideas were very far-fetched.
In 1948 Truman approved yet another NSC initiative, providing for “propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, antisabotage,  demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance movements, guerillas, and refugee liberation groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world.” That’s a tabula rasa if there ever was one: a license for lawlessness.
The CIA’s twisted hits have just kept coming. It’s worth noting that Truman didn’t singlehandedly initiate this monstrosity. The dark recesses of the Deep State, as Peter Dale Scott calls it, are where the demonic entity was spawned. Ever since, Frankenstein’s monster has been a harmless schoolboy by comparison.  (VN:
To read of the rape of Libya with active Canadian military complicity makes for difficult reading. The lies are piled as high as the bodies, and these two categories are insuperably paired.
Equally sordid, especially in light of Stephen Harper’s enthusiasm for expanding the war on Russia (the economic sanctions and the diplomatic exclusion of Russia from the G8 are forms of warfare, not to mention decades of covert* military incursion by the West onto the territory of the former USSR and now the Russian Federation, as described in Visas for Al Qaeda) is to read some of the history of the Ukraine. “The West’s” meddling in the Ukraine has a long illicit pedigree. As Springmann writes:
It seems that the CIA had problems [in the immediate post World War II period] distinguishing between underground groups and above-ground armies. Langley used Marshall Plan money to support a guerrilla force in the Ukraine, called “Nightingale.” Originally established in 1941 by Nazi Germany’s occupation forces, and working on their behalf, “Nightingale” and its terrorist arm (made up of ultranationalist Ukrainians as well as Nazi collaborators) murdered thousands of Jews, Soviet Union supporters, and Poles.
Even relatively recently, since the so-called Orange revolution in the Ukraine made events there eminently newsworthy, I can’t remember seeing in the mainstream media a single substantial article dealing with the historical relationships between the Ukraine and Russia going back to World War II, nor such an article laying out the history of the involvement –overt or covert – of “the West” in the Ukraine.
Instead, we see the surreal ahistorical likes of the top headline in The New York Times International Weekly for June 13-14, “Russia is Sowing Disunity,” by Peter Baker and Steven Erlanger. They report breathlessly in the lead paragraph: “Moscow is leveraging its economic power, financing European political parties and movements, and spreading alternative accounts of the Ukraine conflict, according the American and European officials.
True to the narrative of “the West” as a pitiful giant facing a powerful and expansionist Russia, the writers posit that the “consensus against Russian aggression” is “fragile.
The drift of this NYT yarn, typical of Western propaganda across the board, is that there remains in effect a behemoth “Soviet empire” surreptitiously shipping “Moscow gold” to dupes in “green movements” and so on. Even a former American national intelligence officer on Russia, Fiona Hill, now at the Brookings Institution, told the writers: “The question is how much hard evidence does anyone have?
Maybe this NYT propaganda, like its clones across the mainstream media, is not ahistorical after all. The story comes across rather as an historical relic of the Cold War – found in a time capsule in a fallout shelter – that the NYT editors decided to publish as a prank. A sausage.
* Military action by “the West” has not always been covert. Springmann notes that American and Japanese soldiers were dispatched to Russia in 1917 to squelch the fledgling Russian revolution. The soldiers were part of what was called the Allied Expeditionary Force. Winston Churchill for his part said: “We must strangle the Bolshevik baby in its crib.” Springmann might have noted that Canadian soldiers were part of the AEF.

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The US / Israeli Conflict is Finally Visible for All to See

Vatic Note:   First, let me make these statements of fact that can be verified by anyone with a will to seek truth....... "Iran has the second largest Jewish population in the middle east, behind israel"  and "IRAN HAS NOT INVADED ANOTHER COUNTRY, INTENTIONALLY,  IN THE PAST 360 YEARS."   The third fact is that Israel has over 300 nukes and is a direct threat to Iran and other semitic countries in the Middle East. 

So, pertaining to the first fact,  what does that say about Israel's willingness to mass murder Jews not living in Israel???  Further, please explain how such a large population of Jews are living peacefully and without harassment in Iran IF ITS SUPPOSE TO BE SUCH AN ANTI-SEMITE NATION? And why hasn't Israel spoken up before about the threats from Iran???

With respect to the second point/fact,  the same cannot be said about Israel.  They have, using US and British weaponry, attacked several other "arab or semite" nations in the middle east WITHOUT PROVOCATION, resulting in millions of displaced, homeless refugees from those countries attacked by Israel.  I keep remembering the 1967 USS Liberty fiasco, that almost got Egypt nuked when they were blamed for what Israel had done, according to the survivors of that ship.

Then the genocide, setting Palestinian babies on fire, etc, along with a concentration like wall around Gaza, is reminiscient of WW II concentration camps and since it was the khazars that financed WW II and controlled the leadership of Germany, then it makes sense they would use the same techniques as they used in WW II.

Finally, this was a surprise article that is sourced from an MSM publication, the Washington Times. Its about time they showed up and made themselves useful.

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The US / Israeli Conflict is Finally Visible for All to See
By Sheldon Richmond,  Counterpunch,  August 17, 2015

Thanks to the Iran nuclear deal, something remarkable is happening in American politics: the irreconcilable conflict of interest between most Americans on one side and Israel and its American supporters on the other is on full display and impossible to ignore. In the past the conflict could be papered over with grand empty rhetoric about the two sides being in “lock-step” and the absence of “daylight” between them. But no more. The conflict is out in the open where everyone can see it. Iran should be thanked for this valuable service.
War with Iran would be a catastrophe not only for the Iranians, including thousands of Jewish Iranians who openly practice their religion in their ancient community, and other people in the Middle East; it would also be a catastrophe for Americans — hence the conflict of interest between most Americans and the war party.
Those, like Tom Cotton, Norman Podhoretz, Bill Kristol, and John Bolton, who think an attack on Iran would be a cakewalk, are either liars or fools. These are the same people, of course, who said the Iraq war would be easy and would usher in a new liberal Middle East. The result has been unspeakable sectarian violence throughout the region, culminating in the Islamic State and a reinvigorated al-Qaeda.
Despite the predictable catastrophe a war with Iran would bring, Israel and its staunchest, most prominent American supporters are conducting a well-financed campaign against the Iran nuclear deal that would surely lead to that war if a Republican (VN:  there is no difference between the two parties as Hillary Clinton, Obama, Biden, Bush, etc proves.) wins the presidency next year. In fact, they want war because only war (followed by regime change) would give Israel and its American supporters what they want: unrivaled dominance in the Middle East, which among other things would relieve the pressure to make a just peace with the Palestinians at least by leaving the occupied territories.
Let’s acknowledge that most Jewish Americans favor the nuclear deal and do not want war with Iran; in fact, many Jews feel little or no connection to Israel at all. But that must not obscure the fact that the Israeli government, which was recently returned to power by the Israeli people, and the richest, best-organized Jewish American groups — AIPAC and the rest of the Israel/Jewish Lobbylead the opposition to the deal and the neoconservative (VN: and "neoliberals) coalition in favor of war.

(This is not to overlook the prominent non-Jewish members of the coalition.) They feign offense at being called warmongers, but they know that the kind of deal they favor would require Iran to fully capitulate to the United States and Israel, demands which go beyond nuclear questions, and surrender its sovereignty. Such a deal could never be reached, and the war hawks know it. They ought to be honest enough to admit that war is what they want. (Some neoconservatives, Jews and non-Jews, are honest enough, including Bolton, Podhoretz, Cotton, Kristol and Joshua Muravchik.  (VN: now, if only the neoliberals would do the same, we would have the whole truth)
 What’s noteworthy is that both sides of the divide have taken the gloves off. We had Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom former Meet the Press host David Gregory once called “the leader of the Jewish people,” invited to speak before Congress for the sole purpose of undercutting President Obama’s efforts to engage in diplomacy with Iran.

We had senators doing the bidding of Israel and the Lobby by writing to the leader of Iran to tell him no agreement would be long-lasting. And most recently we had Netanyahu, in an unprecedented display, openly urging Jewish Americans to oppose the deal with Iran: “The days when the Jewish people could not or would not speak up for themselves, those days are over,” he said in a webcast to 10,000 Jewish American activists arranged by the Jewish Federations throughout North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Are Jewish Americans supposed to see Netanyahu as their leader? (Not that I think they should see Obama as their leader.) Netanyahu apparently thinks so, and prominent Jewish Americans seem to agree. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who is Jewish, has courageously condemned this “arrogant” pretense. (Recall that Netanyahu has told Western Jews that they are welcome to “return” to Israel — even those who have never been there — to escape the dangers in their countries.

Thus he embraces the pernicious Zionist doctrine, shared by anti-Semites, that Jews ultimately are aliens everywhere except in Israel.)  Obama, on the other hand, has finally been willing to openly identify the source of hawkish anti-Iranian pressure: Israel and its American supporters, especially prominent and well-organized Jewish Americans and non-Jews who kowtow to win their political and financial support.
“Because this is such a strong deal,” Obama said, “every nation in the world that has commented publicly, with the exception of the Israeli government, has expressed support.” He also said, “Between now and the congressional vote in September, you’re going to hear a lot of arguments against this deal, backed by tens of millions of dollars in advertising. And if the rhetoric in these ads, and the accompanying commentary, sounds familiar, it should — for many of the same people who argued for the war in Iraq are now making the case against the Iran nuclear deal.”

Everyone knows, first, that the major push for the war against Iraq came from Israel and the Lobby, supported by the neocon devotees of Israel’s agenda, and, second, that the multimillion-dollar ad campaign against the Iran deal is run by an AIPAC-related group, Citizens for Nuclear Free Iran, and United Against Nuclear Iran, led by former Sen. Joe Lieberman and financed by wealthy casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who makes no secret of his Israel-first sentiment.
But we shouldn’t overstate Obama’s willingness to identify the malign influence on American foreign policy that emanates from Israel, its Lobby, and the neocons in general. He also said:
"When the Israeli government is opposed to something, people in the United States take notice. And they should. No one can blame Israelis for having a deep skepticism about any dealings with a government like Iran’s — which includes leaders who have denied the Holocaust, embrace an ideology of anti-Semitism, facilitate the flow of rockets that are arrayed on Israel’s borders, are pointed at Tel Aviv. In such a dangerous neighborhood, Israel has to be vigilant, and it rightly insists that it cannot depend on any other country — even its great friend the United States — for its own security. So we have to take seriously concerns in Israel."
Note that he did not mention Israel’s large, invulnerable nuclear arsenal. Israel is the nuclear monopolist in the Middle East and has been since the 1960s, thanks to the connivance of its American supporters inside and outside of government. In the context of Iran’s potential for obtaining a nuclear weapon, wouldn’t you think that fact is relevant? Why do establishment politicians and the mainstream news media hardly ever mention it?

Moreover, the rockets that threaten Israelis come from people whom Zionist militias drove off their land in 1948 in a far-reaching ethnic-cleansing campaign and who are now routinely threatened and oppressed: the Palestinians in the open-air prison known as the Gaza Strip, target of savage air wars and a years-long blockade, and the people of southern Lebanon, whom Israel has attacked repeatedly and occupied over the years.
Note also that Obama accepts the premise that Iran aspires to be a nuclear power, a proposition for which there is zero evidence and against which there is abundant evidence.

Nevertheless, to his credit, Obama did say,
As President of the United States, it would be an abrogation of my constitutional duty to act against my best judgment simply because it causes temporary friction with a dear friend and ally.
It’s not every day that an American president acknowledges that, whatever his job is, it is not to serve the interests of Israel’s racist ruling elite and population. That is indeed good to hear, but it would be news to the Weekly Standard and the Wall Street Journal editorial page, among others.

Israel’s American partisans have predictably accused their opponents of anti-Semitism for focusing on Jewish attempts to kill the Iran agreement, hoping Americans will believe that criticism of Israel and the Lobby in itself constitutes bigotry, if not Nazi sympathies. (Mike Huckabee’s claim that Obama is leading the Israelis to the ovens is only the most obnoxious example.) But taking offense at the focus on Jewish efforts is a cynical ploy void of legitimacy.

Israel bills itself The Jewish State, representing Jewish interests worldwide. The Lobby embraces that designation. (Not all Jews regard Israel as The Jewish State, however. Jewish anti-Zionism, which dates back to before Theodor Herzl’s time, thrives today.) AIPAC boasts of its political clout and its command of vast resources that can make or break political careers. An AIPAC official, asked if the Lobby had lost influence after a scandal, once famously boasted to a journalist over dinner, “You see this napkin? In twenty-four hours, we could have the signatures of seventy senators on this napkin.”

In light of all this, it’s a little absurd to object to the identification of Israel with Jews or to rail against those who point out the obvious: that Israel and its Jewish American partisans have been at the forefront of the campaign for war against Muslim nations. As Chemi Shalev, writing in the Israeli daily Haaretz, put it:
Netanyahu is allowed to address 10,000 American Jewish leaders and activists from Jerusalem, but mentioning their faith is forbidden; he is allowed to be the sole foreign leader to openly campaign against the deal, but singling him out is verboten; AIPAC can raise emergency funds, cancel all vacations and send its lobbyists to canvass on Capitol Hill, but say the words “lobby” or “money” and you are quickly branded a bigot; [Sen. Chuck] Schumer can famously boast that he sees himself as a Shomer [guardian of] Israel but you won’t dare say that when he seems to live up to his promise.
Moreover, how absurd is it for Israel’s partisans to accuse critics of raising the dual-loyalty issue, which these days sounds rather antiquated? Did anti-Semites put Netanyahu up to his machinations? Did they sponsor the trip to Israel for over 50 members of Congress just as debate over the Iran deal was starting?
Do not misunderstand: Israelis and Israel’s Jewish American partisans are not promoting war with Iran because they embrace Judaism, the Torah, and the Prophets. Many of Israel’s Jewish American supporters are secular and even atheist, and many observant Jews oppose war with Iran, support the nuclear deal, and hate Israel’s mistreatment of the Palestinians.

What motivates many Israelis and Israel’s Jewish American partisans has little if anything to do with Judaism. Rather, they are motivated by an essentially secular ideology and parochial identity politics — Gilad Atzmon calls it “Jewishness” to distinguish it from Judaism — that prioritizes the interests of the tribe. These Jews judge issues by the standard “Is it good for the Jews?” (as they see the good). This chosen-people framework is anti-liberal and anti-universal, featuring ubiquitous enemies and impending doom.

One might think this attitude is understandable in light of the history of persecution of Jews, culminating in the Nazi Judeocide. But since this ideology fuels the persecution, oppression, and slaughter of innocent others, rather than extra sensitivity to injustice no matter who the victim, we cannot be so forgiving.

Nothing in Jewish history can justify how self-identified Jews have treated the Palestinians, or American Jewish support for, or acquiescence in, that treatment. Israel faces no “existential threat” from Iran or anyone else. If that treatment is an application of Jewish values, then Americans should take note. If it is not, then in what sense is Israel The Jewish State?
Whether this ideology has roots in Judaic doctrine and tradition or whether it is a modern secular phenomenon is a complicated question. But people ought to see it for what it is — before we are dragged into another catastrophic war.

Finally, Israel’s Jewish American partisans warn that criticizing the campaign against the Iran deal risks reinforcing stereotypes and inflaming anti-Semitism (even if in itself it does not constitute anti-Semitism). Almost anything anyone says about anyone else could be exploited by bigots, so that is no reason to withhold valid criticism.

But if Israel’s partisans genuinely fear an anti-Semitic backlash — which all decent people would condemn as bigoted collectivism — perhaps they should reconsider their campaign to provoke an American/Israeli war of aggression against Iran.
Sheldon Richman keeps the blog “Free Association” and is a senior fellow and chair of the trustees of the Center for a Stateless Society.

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