Al Jazeera publishes leaked intelligence files showing Netanyahu lied about Iranian nuclear threat

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A little over one month before a deadline to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, three weeks before Israelis head to the polls, and 8 days before Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu is set to address both houses of Congress, Aljazeera’s investigative unit has begun publishing a cache of leaked intelligence files exposing the Mossad, MI6, and the CIA. Dubbed “The Spy Cables”, the initial reporting leads to one conclusion: Benjamin Netanyahu is a liar. The timing couldn’t be better.

Reportedly the largest release of secret intelligence documents since Edward Snowden leaked thousands from the NSA, the information comes from all over the world and documents “meetings the agency’s operatives held with the American CIA, British MI6, Russian FSB and other nations’ intelligence agencies, between 2006 and 2014”.

A few weeks after Netanyau’s infamous speech at the UN in 2012 warning world powers Iran was months from producing a nuclear weapon, The Spy Cables reveal Israeli intelligence reports contradicted the information in Netanyahu’s alarming speech. “Mossad’s formal assessment of Iran’s nuclear capacity and intentions differs from the scenario outlined by the prime minister at the UN”, reports Aljazeera.

According to a Mossad report shared with South Africa, Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”. The Guardian adds: “The report highlights the gulf between the public claims and rhetoric of top Israeli politicians and the assessments of Israel’s military and intelligence establishment.”

That’s a polite way of putting it.

 

Here’s an extract from the document shared with South Africa’s national intelligence agency published by the Guardian:

An extract from Mossad intelligence document shared with South Africa (photo: The Guardian)

An extract from Mossad intelligence document shared with South Africa (photo: The Guardian)

 

There’s a lot more where that came from, and information is still unfolding, so far we’ve seen the tip of an iceberg. But it does beg the question how Congress, the Knesset, or Israelis for that matter, can have faith anything Netanyahu says relating to Iran’s nuclear program is truthful? He has been sounding the alarm over Iran for over 20 years now, it’s time he give it a rest.

A brief video overview of The Spy Cables from Aljazeera :

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47 Responses

  1. Mooser
    February 24, 2015, 12:48 pm

    “Follow her on Twitter @anniefofani”

    • Annie Robbins
      February 24, 2015, 12:49 pm

      LOL, look at you with the fancy link ;)

      • Mooser
        February 24, 2015, 7:01 pm

        “LOL, look at you with the fancy link ;)”

        Only took me ten tries!

  2. John O
    February 24, 2015, 12:53 pm

    For those of us who have been paying attention, this is hardly news. It’s the same as Condoleeza Rice’s “drones of death” and Tony Blair’s “WMDs ready in 45 minutes” nonsense. But the timing is perfect – and probably the more important aspect of the story. Netanyahu has put himself up for re-election and, after years of abuse from him, everyone has got the knives out for him. It’s blatant interfering with the election process in Israel, or, more succinctly, karma.

  3. amigo
    February 24, 2015, 1:54 pm

    Obama must be getting a kick out if this.

    But knowing the zionist addiction to self delusion , nietanyahu will take some of the statements and run with the headline, “see I told you so”and some of his followers , (we have some prime examples here) will willingly lap it up and bow to their valiant leader and sing “onward zionist soldiers , marching as to war”.Onward to the greater Israel for which God is on our side.

  4. just
    February 24, 2015, 2:09 pm

    I spy Talknic’s eye!

    Great article, Annie!

    Thanks to Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and AJ.

    ————
    “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, in light of the Israeli premier’s opposition to the unfolding deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

    Speaking at a congressional hearing on the U.S. State Department budget, Kerry said that “anybody running around right now jumping in to say, ‘Well we don’t like the deal,’ or this or that, doesn’t know what the deal is.” Kerry added, “there is no deal yet, and I caution people to wait and see what these negotiations produce.””

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.644043

    (To paraphrase the words of the great anniefofani~ please, please, oh please make the deal happen!)

  5. Sycamores
    February 24, 2015, 2:20 pm

    the spy cables exposing the warmongering lying Netanyahu is nothing new what i find disheartening is the exposure of Abbas collaboration with Israel to suppress the Goldstone Report.

    Revelations about Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ capitulation to Israel and the United States are nothing new.

    The Palestine Papers published by Al Jazeera in 2011 included scores of internal memos that provided evidence of PA collusion with Israel. They revealed backing for Israeli policies that resulted in the jailing and deaths of Palestinians, and described PA’s complicity in efforts to help Israel dodge war crimes charges for its 2008-09 assault on the Gaza Strip.

    It’s the latter that has resurfaced in the Spy Cables, which include an account of the head of Israeli intelligence, Meir Dagan, lobbying on behalf of President Abbas in an effort to suppress the Goldstone Report.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/middleeast/2015/02/spy-cables-abbas-israel-ally-2009-probe-goldstone-palestine-report-gaza-guardian-150222142146258.html

    • amigo
      February 24, 2015, 3:19 pm

      “The Palestine Papers published by Al Jazeera in 2011 included scores of internal memos that provided evidence of PA collusion with Israel ” Sycamores.

      I suspect Abbas is a very worried man today.I think The Palestinians and the Israelis need new leaders.Maybe Obama would be ready to work with the EU in putting real pressure on Israel.Netanyahu is certainly disgraced by now and Abbas will have no trust from his people.The next two weeks will be very interesting.

      The Zionists had it right about the Palestinian leaders letting their people down but for all the wrong reasons.

      • pabelmont
        February 24, 2015, 6:31 pm

        The Palestinian “street” has long (very long) regarded the PLO and PA leaders as corrupt (profiting from deals with Israel) (they are not the only corrupt politicians — USA’s pols are corrupt, having deals with all of OUR oligarchs: big oil, big defense, big Zion, big banks, big Monsanto, and on and on and on). That is, to some extent, why Hamas candidates won the last PA elections way back whenever they last happened.

  6. Les
    February 24, 2015, 4:41 pm

    Those cables also revealed what a traitor to Palestinians Abbas is.

    Spy Cables: Abbas and Israel ally against 2009 UN probe
    Analysis: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas colluded with Israel to prevent war crimes charges, according to new leaks.

    23 Feb 2015 16:52 GMT | Spy Cables, UN, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas
    About the Author
    Clayton Swisher

    Clayton Swisher is Al Jazeera’s Director of Investigative Journalism.

    @@ClaytonSwisher

    Revelations about Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ capitulation to Israel and the United States are nothing new.

    The Palestine Papers published by Al Jazeera in 2011 included scores of internal memos that provided evidence of PA collusion with Israel. They revealed backing for Israeli policies that resulted in the jailing and deaths of Palestinians, and described PA’s complicity in efforts to help Israel dodge war crimes charges for its 2008-09 assault on the Gaza Strip.

    It’s the latter that has resurfaced in the Spy Cables, which include an account of the head of Israeli intelligence, Meir Dagan, lobbying on behalf of President Abbas in an effort to suppress the Goldstone Report.

    South African jurist Richard Goldstone had led a UN Human Rights Council fact-finding mission that established war crimes were committed by both sides during Israel’s 2008-09 assault on Gaza – which killed around 1,400 Palestinians, many of them children, in addition to 13 Israelis.

    The 47-member Human Rights Council, made up primarily of countries in the developing world, was poised to refer Judge Goldstone’s findings to the UN General Assembly. Such a referral at the time was widely hyped as a devastating threat to Israel. It could – at least in theory – have paved the way for a formal international war crimes investigation (even though that would have certainly been prevented by the a US veto at the UN Security Council).

    But the Israelis and Americans preferred to nip a UN referral in the bud, launching an aggressive lobbying campaign to cajole allies and even adversaries to squelch the Goldstone Report.

    They argued that if the Human Rights Council referred Goldstone to the Assembly, it would have a damaging effect on the (already moribund) peace process. At the time, South Africa was a voting member of the Council. And despite the longstanding support that South Africa’s ruling ANC gave to the Palestinian struggle for freedom – and Israel’s former alliance with the apartheid regime that was ousted in 1994 – the Israelis sought to persuade the South Africans to vote in their favour.

    A secret intelligence report details an urgent call placed by the head of Mossad to his South African counterpart on the eve of the Human Rights Council vote. Much of the report expresses bureaucratic bewilderment over how Dagan had reached the South African spy boss on his personal mobile, as that number had never been given to anyone from Mossad.

    More to the point are the State Security Agency contemporaneous records of the specific pleadings Mossad Chief Meir Dagan made during his October 15, 2009 call:

    “Mossad fears that by acknowledging the report it could give the impression to other terror organisations that highly populated areas could be used as human shields during terror operations. By this a new form of terrorism and warfare could be implemented and could be seen as a victory for terrorism.”

    “If the report is accepted it could be a blow to the peace process. Israel will feel that it will not be able to defend itself and will have much more reservations in the peace process.”

    “President Abbas (ABU-MASEN) is also having reservations about the success for the Palestinian people, if the report is accepted by the international community. This will play into the hands of Hamas and weaken his position as well as that of the PLA. (Abbas) can however not take this stance in public and have to agree with the report in public. Mossad sees President Abbas as key to stabilising the situation in order for the peace process to continue.”

    If the alleged claims made by Dagan about Abbas’ preferences prove true, they offer further evidence that the man claiming to lead the Palestinian national movement has also worked to shield his occupier from accountability for war crimes.

    While it’s true that Abbas has now agreed to sign the Rome Statute and join the International Criminal Court, it remains unlikely to result in justice for war crimes committed in 2008-09 or 2014.

    That’s because the ICC cannot launch its own probe if either of the parties is undertaking what is vaguely determined to be a “credible” investigation. The Israeli military is running 15 criminal investigations stemming from the 50-day war, and has expressed confidence that they would head off a parallel probe by the Hague-based court.

    In 2009, as Israel tried yet again to weaken oversight of its actions by the United Nations, its spies should have known better than expect the South Africans to fall in line.

    Pretoria was unmoved by Dagan’s brazen call, and voted at the Human Rights Council to refer Goldstone’s report to the General Assembly.

    Given Abbas’ own track record, however, his failure to muster the fortitude to hold Israel accountable won’t have surprised anyone.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/middleeast/2015/02/spy-cables-abbas-israel-ally-2009-probe-goldstone-palestine-report-gaza-guardian-150222142146258.html

  7. just
    February 24, 2015, 5:07 pm

    Cartoon in Haaretz:

    “Are we blowing Netanyahu’s excesses out of proportion?

    World leaders have resigned over less, but still: The PM’s taste for opulence is chump change compared to Israel’s real problems.”

    https://twitter.com/haaretzcom/status/570337411944677376

    As with most of them, it’s cutesy~ Netanyahu crowning himself with an ermine collared/cuffed purple robe on.

    I guess it depends on who is asked. I hope that the cartoonist had Gaza, all of the Palestinians, the asylum seekers, and his countless lies in mind.

  8. just
    February 24, 2015, 8:20 pm

    I think it’s appalling to give Dershowitz a forum, but this is the WSJ…

    “The Appalling Talk of Boycotting Netanyahu

    Congress has every right, and even an obligation, to hear the Israeli leader speak about the Iranian threat.

    As a liberal Democrat who twice campaigned for President Barack Obama , I am appalled that some Democratic members of Congress are planning to boycott the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 3 to a joint session of Congress. At bottom, this controversy is not mainly about protocol and politics—it is about the constitutional system of checks and balances and the separation of powers.

    Under the Constitution, the executive and legislative branches share responsibility for making and implementing important foreign-policy decisions. Congress has a critical role to play in scrutinizing the decisions of the president when these decisions involve national security, relationships with allies and the threat of nuclear proliferation.

    Congress has every right to invite, even over the president’s strong objection, any world leader or international expert who can assist its members in formulating appropriate responses to the current deal being considered with Iran regarding its nuclear-weapons program. Indeed, it is the responsibility of every member of Congress to listen to Prime Minister Netanyahu, who probably knows more about this issue than any world leader, because it threatens the very existence of the nation state of the Jewish people.

    Congress has the right to disagree with the prime minister, but the idea that some members of Congress will not give him the courtesy of listening violates protocol and basic decency to a far greater extent than anything Mr. Netanyahu is accused of doing for having accepted an invitation from Congress.

    Not only should all members of Congress attend Mr. Netanyahu’s speech, but President Obama—as a constitutional scholar—should urge members of Congress to do their constitutional duty of listening to opposing views in order to check and balance the policies of the administration.

    Another reason members of Congress should not boycott Mr. Netanyahu’s speech is that support for Israel has always been a bipartisan issue. The decision by some members to boycott Israel’s prime minister endangers this bipartisan support. This will not only hurt Israel but will also endanger support for Democrats among pro-Israel voters. I certainly would never vote for or support a member of Congress who walked out on Israel’s prime minister.

    One should walk out on tyrants, bigots and radical extremists, as the United States did when Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denied the Holocaust and called for Israel’s destruction at the United Nations. To use such an extreme tactic against our closest ally, and the Middle East’s only vibrant democracy, is not only to insult Israel’s prime minister but to put Israel in a category in which it does not belong.

    So let members of Congress who disagree with the prime minister’s decision to accept Speaker Boehner’s invitation express that disagreement privately and even publicly, but let them not walk out on a speech from which they may learn a great deal and which may help them prevent the president from making a disastrous foreign-policy mistake. Inviting a prime minister of an ally to educate Congress about a pressing foreign-policy decision is in the highest tradition of our democratic system of separation of powers and checks and balances.”

    More @ http://www.wsj.com/articles/alan-m-dershowitz-the-appalling-talk-of-boycotting-netanyahu-1424734380?mod=trending_now_2

    pfffffft!

  9. JWalters
    February 24, 2015, 8:29 pm

    Netanyahu’s job is to keep war profits flowing. This has always been the financiers’ purpose for financing a religious war in Palestine. The relevant historical facts, usually omitted in American coverage of the “Zionist project”, are given in “War Profiteers and the Roots of the War on Terror”.
    http://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com

  10. Kay24
    February 24, 2015, 9:41 pm

    After being called a LIAR by another world leader, anyone with some self respect would have been careful to not be seen as one again, yet the arrogance of Netanyahu has no limits.
    He has a record of lying, and now it seems officially to the entire world, as he did with his much ridiculed cartoon bomb, which really made him lose all credibility in the eyes of the world. He has no shame nor dignity. He lies when he makes up tall tales to flatten Gaza and when his armed forces use their deadly Israeli and US made weapons against unarmed civilians, he lies when he keeps justifying the occupation, and when he keeps insisting Israel is “defending” itself from the occupied and helpless Palestinians.

    When the US Congress stands up and applauds this well known liar, they would look like a bunch of naive Americans, who applaud one of the top liars of the world, and pretend to believe all he says. He has made them look like a bunch of fools in the eyes of the world.

    • amigo
      February 25, 2015, 2:00 pm

      “he lies when he keeps justifying the occupation, and when he keeps insisting Israel is “defending” itself from the occupied and helpless Palestinians.” Kay 24

      I disagree Kay.He believes everything he says.

      • Kay24
        February 25, 2015, 9:37 pm

        Then he should be called “delusional” as well.

      • john h
        February 26, 2015, 12:51 am

        Yes, he may well believe his lies, but they are still real lies that he uses as excuses and justifications.

      • Mooser
        February 27, 2015, 10:56 am

        Costanza’s Dictum: “It’s not a lie if you believe it.”

  11. Sycamores
    February 25, 2015, 12:31 am

    here’s a story that should be making waves.

    David Horowitz takes responsibility (founder David Horowitz Freedom Center) #JewHaters posters in an interview withh the Jewish Journal Published February 24, 2015.

    Jewish Journal: Is it correct that you are responsible for these posters?

    David Horowitz: That’s correct. It is part of a campaign that we are waging to raise awareness of the epidemic of Jew hatred on college campuses, like at UCLA.

    JJ: Were the posters a launch action for your new project?

    Horowitz: Yes. You’ll notice that SJP’s response is to lie about everything. They’re trying to accuse us of the hatred they’re guilty of…They claim to just be critics of Israeli policy. Baloney! They chant on the campuses, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” Now what is that about? The river is the Jordan, which is the eastern boundary of Israel. The sea is the Mediterranean, which is the western boundary. Everybody knows what that means. No Jewish state…In the complaint on their website, they say the posters are anti-Muslim. It doesn’t mention Muslims. There’s no mention of Muslims. It’s not anti-Muslim or anti-Arab. There’s no mention of Arabs.

    JJ: At UCLA, even the pro-Israel Jewish establishment has come out forcefully against these posters. What are your thoughts on that?

    Horowitz: They are afraid of offending people whose agenda is their elimination. How sick is that? Let’s remember in the lead up to the Holocaust the Jewish councils in Eastern Europe organized the ghettos. They got everybody’s name so it would be easy for the Germans to exterminate them. Of course, they didn’t believe they would be exterminated. These Jews have the same delusion. They don’t want to recognize that they have enemies…I have no apologies for the posters. They were done in a sort of surprise way to attract attention, which they have succeeded in doing. I’m proud of being behind this. I hope that some of these Jewish students will wake up and join us.

    JJ: Jews at UCLA who have been interviewed suspected these posters were from an outside organization, and it bothers them that an outside group is interfering. What are your thoughts?

    Horowitz: Oh, hooey, hooey, hooey! That’s what they used to say about us when we were radicals in the ’60s. Come on, an outside organization? I’m a Jew! This affects me. If UCLA wants to support, as they do, financially…if they want to support Jew haters, the people who are actively abetting a second Holocaust in the Middle East, I’m going to oppose that. That I’m not a student now is not going to stop me. That is absurd.

    JJ: Is there a goal beyond awareness? Do you want to get support from UCLA students?

    Horowitz: I want SJP to be officially recognized as a hate group and its campus privileges and financial support removed as they would be if it were an anti-black hate group, or an anti-Hispanic hate group, or an anti-Muslim hate group. They would not grant them the campus privileges they have. They have offices; they have money; they have the ability to put on events and invite people and the ability to intimidate others, particularly Jews, and that’s why, or one of the reasons why Bruins for Israel is groveling at their doorstep. I mean, within the hour that the posters were discovered, Bruins for Israel was apologizing for them. I mean, how pathetic is that? It’s not as though this is the College Democrats, or a college arts group. This is a group whose agenda, whose mission, whose every activity is designed to delegitimize the Jewish state and soften it up for the armies of Hezbollah and Hamas.

    (Note: Horowitz clarified that he does not want SJP’s free speech rights revoked by either the government or by UCLA, but that he wants it to be recognized as a hate group, which would revoke its official recognition as a student group.

    read more http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/conservative_activist_david_horowitz_admits_responsibility_for_posters

    another story from David Horowitz Published February 24, 2015.

    Columbia and Cornell Make Top 10 for ‘Jew Hatred’

    Ivy League schools Columbia and Cornell were among the American college campuses with the “worst anti-Semitic activity” in 2014, according to a list prepared by a conservative think tank.

    The David Horowitz Freedom Center based in Southern California launched a campaign to combat the “rapidly growing anti-Semitism” on U.S. campuses with its list of the 10 having the most anti-Semitic activity last year.

    The campaign, titled “Jew Hatred on Campus,” will aim to “withdraw campus privileges” of student groups that the center says “support or are associated with known terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah,” according to a statement issued Sunday by the center.

    Three California schools — San Diego State, San Francisco State and UCLA — were included on the center’s list. The others are George Mason, Loyola of Chicago, Portland State, Temple and Vassar.

    Read more: http://forward.com/articles/215434/columbia-and-cornell-make-top–for-jew-hatred/#ixzz3SjPwsy2R

    • Marnie
      February 25, 2015, 1:01 am

      That is really dangerous thinking. Why is is that people like Horowitz don’t demand change from the SoI instead of demanding love, blind devotion and blank checks from the entire universe while the occupation and all of its brutality continue? Hasn’t everyone had enough of this blackmail?

      • DaBakr
        March 2, 2015, 12:41 pm

        @an

        “……is a fanatic. those who find common ground with him, his ilk and this kind of inflammatory hate speech, and support or empower his form of activism should be isolated and removed (suspended) from campus.”

        great quote. now, where have we read something very much like this before…?

        and who, pray tell, will be the ‘Decider in Chief’….

      • Annie Robbins
        March 2, 2015, 1:16 pm

        debakr, if sjp or any other group plastered posters on campus claiming hillel or bruins for israel or any group were #muslimhaters or #arabhaters i would advocate the same thing. that’s inflammatory defamation of character and hate speech. in fact i think there are rules against things like that. this is not political speech, it is speech racist in character. if the accusation in poster (jews) had targeted a political party, group, country or ideology (isis, zionism, gop, etc), while i may or may not agree, it could be characterized as political. but once you make the accusation against an ethnicity (jews), unless the group you are accusing (sjp) has professed this alleged hatred, it’s wrong. i think in our society one can get sued for that. and certainly a college can have federal funds pulled if they do not stop it.

        look at the reaction of UCLA, they denounced it as did the students. david horowitz shouldn’t be allowed on american campuses, that’s my opinion.

        now, where have we read something very much like this before…?

        oh, no doubt i am aware the entire zionist juggernaut is out to ban pro palestine activism in campuses across the country. however, as far as i know student activists for palestine don’t engage in hate speech nor do they need to. and if one is caught doing it (like the nazi graffiti, regardless of who did it) they should be expelled because there is no excuse for it.

    • just
      February 25, 2015, 7:41 am

      Ah ha! ckg and I were discussing this yesterday because sawah informed all of us that the posters were also found at UVA… I thought he and his “Freedom Center” might very likely be behind this campaign when I read his screed!

      http://mondoweiss.net/2015/02/inflammatory-students-palestine

      I hope that the full force of the law comes down upon him, and also upon his dutiful army…..as ckg said, the SPLC considers his org to be a hate group and have been monitoring him. Here’s the link that ckg provided:

      http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2014/summer/The-Godfather

      Thanks, Sycamores.

      • Sycamores
        February 25, 2015, 10:27 am

        hi Just,

        the two of you were spot on.

        to me, it’s obvious that David Horowitz published his top ten Jew hatred American college campuses screed in a feeble attempt to counteract his confession.

        i’m guessing one of the groups he was targetting found him out and that’s why he was force to make a confession.

        as for Jew Hatred, Horowitz compares pro-Israel Jewish establishment (such as the Bruins) to Jewish collaboration with nazis of the 1930’s and 40’s because they were offended by his posters.

      • Annie Robbins
        February 25, 2015, 10:38 am

        i’m guessing one of the groups he was targetting found him out and that’s why he was force to make a confession.

        hmm, i was thinking perhaps one of the hillel students or even a bruins student felt they had a big fat target on their back and at risk of being blamed for this, found out it was horowitz and copped him out. all those kids are not evil. some of them might even believe the talking pts, that they are pro palestinian, pro israel, and pro peace. some are just young kids like 18. big dreamers, all it takes is one who wants to distance themselves from this deplorable messaging. all it takes is one.

        horowitz is a radical extremist, not mainstream and it’s likely many of the young jewish students who self identify as ‘liberal zionists’ do not support this level of incitement. his message is extreme and it’s also likely many jewish kids do not experience much (if any) jew hatred on their campus. horowitz is trying to start a meme and he doesn’t care who he throws under a bus to make it stick. he shouldn’t be allowed on campuses. he’s a danger to society.

      • just
        February 25, 2015, 11:00 am

        He’s a danger to society. His brand of evil is cult- like.

        The folks that followed his directive should be so ashamed. I hope none of them really gulped his kool- aid.

      • Sycamores
        February 25, 2015, 12:36 pm

        hi Annie,

        it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a Hillel or Bruin member that outed him. after all he was very nasty towards them in his confession comparing them to nazi collaborators, it would seem they upset him somehow.

        JJ: At UCLA, even the pro-Israel Jewish establishment has come out forcefully against these posters. What are your thoughts on that?

        Horowitz: They are afraid of offending people whose agenda is their elimination. How sick is that? Let’s remember in the lead up to the Holocaust the Jewish councils in Eastern Europe organized the ghettos. They got everybody’s name so it would be easy for the Germans to exterminate them. Of course, they didn’t believe they would be exterminated. These Jews have the same delusion. They don’t want to recognize that they have enemies…I have no apologies for the posters. They were done in a sort of surprise way to attract attention, which they have succeeded in doing. I’m proud of being behind this. I hope that some of these Jewish students will wake up and join us.

      • Mooser
        February 27, 2015, 11:00 am

        “hmm, i was thinking perhaps one of the hillel students or even a bruins student felt they had a big fat target on their back and at risk of being blamed for this, found out it was horowitz and copped him out”

        The way Zionist organizations use kids and young adults in the US shocks me over and over again.

      • Annie Robbins
        February 27, 2015, 11:20 am

        very sad mooser. and like the excellent example published here recently ( http://mondoweiss.net/2015/02/palestine-zionist-education ), and like so many we’ve published from kids (and/or ex kids) who had their “aha” moments, who grow up and realize they’ve been played and manipulated, incidents like these serve to shake the foundations of their belief systems. for whoever could look at these posters and believe they represented a student group on campus supported by so many people, is nuts. david horowitz is a fanatic. those who find common ground with him, his ilk and this kind of inflammatory hate speech, and support or empower his form of activism should be isolated and removed (suspended) from campus.

  12. Patrick
    February 25, 2015, 3:19 am

    More from the spy cables: Ex-Israeli agents threaten to attack South Africa over BDS campaign

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/agents-threatened-cyber-attack-africa-150224153915523.html

    • bryan
      February 27, 2015, 5:57 am

      So are you saying this is a rogue state, attacking the freedom of the western world in pursuit of its extremist ideological agenda?

  13. Kathleen
    February 25, 2015, 5:25 am

    Over at Emptywheel’s site Jim White has a great piece up about this issue: “Bibi Lied to UN in 2012, Likely to Lie to US Next Week”

    Likely?

    • Kay24
      February 25, 2015, 5:58 am

      Let’s put it this way, Bibi lied to the UN, will most probably lie to the US next week, and Congress will definitely applaud the liar, with no hesitation. That about sums it up in a nutshell.

  14. Kay24
    February 25, 2015, 7:47 am

    Beebs own national security adviser is against his macho speech in Congress.
    It seems the rat Dermer tried inviting Arab leaders to the speech:

    “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s national security adviser Yossi Cohen told two officials in Washington last week that he objects to the premier’s plan to address Congress month, Jeffrey Goldberg reported Wednesday in The Atlantic.

    According to the report, which cites officials who spoke to Cohen during his visit to the U.S., the adviser said he is worried about the timing of the speech – slated to take place just two weeks before the election in Israel.

    Cohen also expressed concern over the fact that the March 3 speech is viewed as an Israeli attempt to directly intervene in U.S. politics.

    Goldberg wrote that Cohen understands that the U.S. is Israel’s second line of defense, and cannot believe that Netanyahu has “written-off” Obama two years before the president’s term runs out.

    The report also mentions that Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer tried to invite Arab envoys in Washington to attend Netanyahu’s speech, and that the invitation was reject.

    Israeli sources told Goldberg that Dermer e-mailed the ambassadors of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates in an effort to convince them that the moderate Sunni states and Israel have a shared interest in thwarting the unfolding agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. Dermer reportedly told the diplomats that showing a “united and public front” on Capitol Hill would help compel Congress to block the deal.

    Goldberg report comes just hours after it emerged that President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice called Netanyahu’s upcoming address “destructive” to the relationship between the two countries. The relations between the two countries have been marred by partisanship, Rice said. ” Haaretz

    It seems Beebs has a hearing problem.

    • just
      February 25, 2015, 8:36 am

      I am not surprised at the report, Kay24.

      The PM of Israel hates America when it finally, albeit way too gingerly, puts its foot down.

      “Goldberg wrote that Cohen understands that the U.S. is Israel’s second line of defense”

      Since when? The US has been their 1st line of defense forever!

      They do nothing, NOTHING for, or without, the US except to harm US national security. This heretofore unconditional love that the US has shown them has its own brand of ‘blowback’, and it needs to stop!

      (wrt the PM’s abysmal disrespect of this US President and his team, I remain convinced that PM Netanyahu is an actively practicing and card- carrying racist.)

      (On a side note, didn’t Phil say he was waiting for Goldberg… well, the former IOF’er has spoken!)

  15. just
    February 25, 2015, 9:58 am

    Carrying Netanyahu’s water and waste:

    “Mark Levin: I’m going to tell you something that I’ve only told family and my closest friends, and I’ve held off from telling you for many, many years because when we’ve had men and women in the theater fighting in Iraq I believe they should have gotten our complete support. And I believed in what they were trying to do, very much so.

    But here’s what I haven’t said: I believed we attack the wrong country — Mr. Producer, I don’t think you’ve ever heard me say this — we should have attacked Iran. Iran is spreading terrorism. Iran has global designs. Iran is responsible for the murder of American citizen and American soldiers. Not that I was opposed in anyway to taking out Saddam Hussein, I wasn’t. Not under the guise of this democracy project, which I always thought was nutty, but because he was a horribly evil man doing horribly evil things.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/video/1.644185?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  16. just
    February 25, 2015, 10:24 am

    Interesting:

    “An American, an Iranian, and an American of Israeli origin were once in Boston at the same time. Two of them studied, and the third taught, at MIT. Now, two of them are close to an agreement that the third is trying to foil.

    The American is Dr. Ernest Moniz, a professor of nuclear physics and secretary of energy in the Obama Administration; he began teaching at MIT in 1973. The Iranian is Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization; he was at MIT from 1973-77, obtaining his doctorate in nuclear engineering. The third man, Ben Nitay, obtained both a bachelor’s degree in architecture and an MBA in four years, from 1972-76, then started, but never completed, a doctorate in political science at Harvard and MIT.

    In Geneva this week, Moniz and Salehi, along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, came close to reaching the agreement that the American-Israeli, now better known as Benjamin Netanyahu, is trying to thwart. Had it not been clear that he was acting out of personal and political interests – despite what he knows, and not because he isn’t very familiar with the material – one might say that Netanyahu was paying the price for the courses Nitay didn’t complete at MIT.
    …..
    Netanyahu can’t prevent the six powers’ agreement with Iran. But his effort to do so is tantamount to asking American soldiers, for the first time in Israel’s history, to risk their lives in a war where the commander in chief wouldn’t be their own president, but Israel’s prime minister. The residue of this outrageous chutzpah will continue weighing on the relationship long after Netanyahu vacates the Prime Minister’s Office.”

    More @ http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.644155

    No mention of the lying liar that is the PM, though.

  17. Kathleen
    February 25, 2015, 4:37 pm

    Netanyahu is being hammered all over the place for this upcoming visit and continuing to undermine the P5+1 negotiations. Hammered. If he does come and give a speech will start something like this “It is not easy to come to the U.S. congress at this time (since the spotlight is on) and make a stand. However I know that the danger that Iran’s nuclear (weapons is what he wants to say) program is an imminent threat to all nations. Not only the U.S. and Israel but all nations. I know some in the U.S. congress disagree with me but I also know there love for Israel is undeniable. Always has been and always will be (we own you folks)” Anyone care to add on?

    I bet he will say Holocaust 10 times, Iran’s nuclear program 15 times. The U.S. and Israel’s bond will never be broken 15 times. He will use the word “threat” at least 20 times. “Grave threat” too. He will talk about how brave Boehner has been. Boehner may cry a couple of times. We will all be counting. Standing ovations may beat out the last visit. Folks are going to be like jumping beans out of their seats. Some of them may just decide to stand for the whole warmongering propaganda speech. The spotlights are on and the story it will tell is not appealing but definitely revealing.

    Not a drinker but someone could turn this into a drinking or toking game very easily. Bibi and Boehners get bombed speech. Going to be quite the show

  18. seafoid
    February 26, 2015, 3:56 am

    Netanyahu is a liar. The pope shits in the woods.

    All Zionists are liars. There is no other way to conform the ideology to reality.

    • Theo
      February 26, 2015, 12:44 pm

      Sorry, seafoid, however there are no woods in the Vatican!
      Perhaps a few bushes could serve the same purpose?

  19. Jackdaw
    February 26, 2015, 9:11 am

    South African Intelligence is a bloody larf.

    This treasure trove of ‘intelligence’ reports that Mossad is drying up the Nile River with secretly engineered plants.
    That’s straight out of, ‘Day of the Triffids’, but so many gullible Mondoweiss readers will believe it.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4630991,00.html

    • traintosiberia
      February 27, 2015, 12:06 am

      Egypt has its own” mushroom cloud moment in 45 minutes” . It doesn’t have the power and it is not occupied by 25 neocons . If it had ,it could have launched a blitzkrieg all over the enemy map. May be Ynet should reframe it and shine the light on those morons who believe Iran is about to build a nuke and Hamas about to drown Israel in the sea.

    • bryan
      February 27, 2015, 6:45 am

      I guess you are saying that, despite such incidents as Stuxnet, South African intelligence were utterly naive to believe that Mossad could ever engage in sabotage directed against a perceived enemy, and besides they were simply too busily engaged in torturing and assassinating political opponents and lacked the funding and long-term strategic vision to even consider radical solutions to their geopolitical problems. Nowadays of course Egypt is a vital collaborator in the repression of Gaza, but for decades Egypt was perceived as the only real threat to Israel’s regional hegemony, and Egypt of course has an incredibly vulnerable Achilles Heel – its utter economic dependence on the waters of the Nile. If I were in your shoes I would feel that the security services had been incredibly remiss and negligent had they not explored all possible avenues to exploit this Achilles Heel, but feel free to pooh-pooh the very idea. Of course I’m just a gullible Mondoweiss reader – who has been told that Israel has incredible intellectual ingenuity to overcome any problem it sets its sights upon but naturally their are limits (it can make the desert bloom but it cannot make the oasis unbloom?)

      • Jackdaw
        March 1, 2015, 10:57 am

        Grow up Bryan.

        South African Intelligence has nothing to do to justify it’s existence (and budget), so it creates ia Mossad strawman to surveil and knock down. It’s the oldest ‘make work’ scheme there is, but it still manages to dazzle bigots and rubes.

      • DaBakr
        March 2, 2015, 12:58 pm

        Most South Africans with any more then a junior high school education will tell you that the SAS is not only a corrupt organization of nepotism, cronyism and ineptitude but if they are old enough will also tell you that SAS is not even a shadow of its former self in terms of an actual ‘intelligence’ gathering agency. AJ -taking (or more likely cooking up) a story like this at this specific time was meant for gullible fools. but don’t take my word for it-read what South Africans have to say about their own ‘spy’ agency. * So-yes, believing the AJ ‘secret cable’ story makes one gullible and possibly foolish.

  20. traintosiberia
    February 26, 2015, 11:06 pm

    Bibi’s American enablers

    “Here’s a partial shame list of the irresponsible and complicit media reporting on the report as fact without even a pretense of verification.

    Faux

    Washington Times

    NewMax

    Washington Post

    Washington Free Beacon (Adam Credo)

    World Net Daily (Jerome Corsi)
    .
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/25/1366697/-BREAKING-Amateur-hour-at-the-Pro-war-media-Latest-allegations-against-Iran-FABRICATED

  21. piotr
    February 27, 2015, 11:13 am

    “But is does beg the question how Congress, the Knesset, or Israelis for that matter, can have faith anything Netanyahu says relating to Iran’s nuclear program is truthful? ”

    If there is will, there is a way. As we all know, the Congress, the Knesset, American press and so on can believe anything, more precisely, mere inconsistence with known facts is not a reason to stop the belief. In the past I thought that there is group, even if it is a narrow circle, that is cognizant of what is going on and decides what the beliefs of the less clearly thinking people should be, but this is a crude simplification. Several reasons can stop a belief: logical impossibility, flat contradiction with known facts and inconvenience, and the last is most decisive. The belief that any compromise with Iran is a surrender to evil is increasingly inconvenient.

    Thus the recent leaks and wide circulation given to those leaks are the symptoms how inconvenient the above belief is becoming. In that sense, Jackdaw has a point, but on the other hand, most of us knew that this increasingly inconvenient belief is also a bunch of nonsense, so calling us “gullible” is not convincing at all.

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