Dennis Ross Redux: Haaretz reveals White House – WINEP hotline

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Dennis and Bibi
Benjamin Netanyahu and Dennis Ross

Last week, Haaretz’s Barak Ravid broke the story that Dennis Ross, late of the Obama administration, had never actually given up his security clearance and was still playing an outsized, and seemingly unchecked, role in advising the president. Now Ravid has a follow-up revelation that suggests just how strong the Ross-White House connection still is: shortly after leaving the White House, the Obama team requested that a special secure phone line be installed in Ross’s office. That’s right, in his office, which just happens to be at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the AIPAC-affiliated neocon redoubt that boasts Marty Peretz and Henry Kissinger among its Board of Advisors and Daniel Pipes among its “adjunct scholars.”

If there was ever a metaphor for the special relationship between Israel lobbyists and the White House this surely would be it. Notes Ravid: “There aren’t many independent researchers that receive such privileges.”
 

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Lizzy Ratner is a journalist in New York City. She is a co-editor with Adam Horowitz and Philip Weiss of The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict.

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8 Responses

  1. pabelmont
    January 30, 2012, 5:31 pm

    Is it Ross or Obama that listens when the other calls?

  2. crone
    January 30, 2012, 5:52 pm

    So, who is running this country (USA)?… Israel?

  3. Justice Please
    January 30, 2012, 6:13 pm

    Zionist Occupied White House.

  4. rensanceman
    January 30, 2012, 7:34 pm

    This is appalling and scary as well. The various conspiracies involving suspected Israeli involvement (e.g Operation Northwoods-US Liberty) that I have dismissed as improbable, are now morphing into really plausible conspiracies. The current MSM obsession with the Iran-Israel standoff is just ripe for another Israeli staged false flag operation to provide a pretext. To the barricades!

  5. riyadh
    January 31, 2012, 12:43 am

    Holy s***! MSNBC.com ran this piece on a Gazan break dancing crew.

    link to worldblog.msnbc.msn.com

    I think this might be the first thing I’ve seen on their website that portrays Palestinians as human beings. The Camps Breakerz Crew is pretty wack, though. LOL

  6. sajepress
    January 31, 2012, 7:17 am

    Forgive me for puking. This provides another strong case for shutting down both the U.S. State Department and Defense Department. If these two, possibly other executive branches, are owned by Israel there is no reason for Americans to foot the bill. Israel is ultimate host manipulating parasite.

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