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  • Golem and Big Brother
    • Also...Many of the NSA's Loudest Defenders Have Financial Ties ...

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      James Woolsey and Peter Vincent Pry: The Growing Threat ...

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    • Don't forget that CAP's Neera Tandem gave BB an hour commercial time to not only promote Israeli policies with no serious challenges, BB also was able to push Israel's "dominance of the world's cyber security industry." Think he actually mentioned sales to China during his "commercial."

      Remember when Israel was caught selling U.S. weapons tech to China?


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      The New York Times

      Oct 13, 1993 - The C.I.A. says China has been acquiring advanced military technology from Israel for more than a decade on programs for jet fighters, air-to-air missiles and tanks. The agency said the sale of Israeli military technology to China "may be several billion dollars."

      Also wondering about how James Woolsey, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle I believe all invested in cyber security tech benefit from Israel dominating this money making sector.

      The documentary SpyMasters which just recently aired brings up the "endless war" strategy . Need to watch again. Confirmed once again that the Bush administration was warned by CIA and we know counter terrorism expert Richard Clarke tried his best to warn Condi Rice and Stephen Hadley of a likely attack by Al Qeada. The producer was on Cspans Washington Journal. November 28, 2015

      Chris Whipple and Jules Naudet on Spymasters
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  • 'NYT' and 'Newsweek' need to fact-check their propagandists
    • Kerry has called this "presumption that Israel has the moral high ground" out publicly. No way to put these much needed public challenges back in the bottle no matter how hard the gatekeepers try.

    • Newweek owned by Israeli agent former Congress person Jane "waddling over to interfere in Aipac espionage investigation" Harman. No surprises there

    • Think the MW team might be interested in what Joe Scarborough had to say about Palestinians this morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe in the segment with Trump going off

      Joe at 2:50 (having to do with9/11): "Almost every Muslim government around the world except Palestinians were holding candle light vigils other than Palestinians were holding candle light vigils and holding prayer services for us"

      Then Israeli minister of education Netali Bennett goes on about IDF entering the Gaza and West Bank he suggest that 50-60,000 troops need to be on the ground. He is questioned by Richard Haas and Willie Geist whether he is indicating that those troops need to be American boots. Bennett goes on to say that "he is not in the business of telling the U.S. what to do"

      Worth the watch and listen

      Morning Joe 11/30/15

      Israeli Minister: ISIS can be defeated quickly

      Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett explains how ISIS can be defeated through a concerted effort of 50,000 - 60,000 soldiers on the ground.

      Later Natali brings up how Israel has dealt with their terrorist he references Gaza. Not one of the host brings up how Israel slaughtered several thousand Palestinians in the Gaza...not a whisper.

  • Trump's claim of 9/11 celebration in New Jersey is based on arrest of 5 'laughing' Israelis
    • Posted the ABC story about the Israeli movers at Maddow's, Hayes, Matthews, Trumps fb pages about five days ago. Either Trump is purposely trying to bring attention to this or he just happened to trip over it.

      On Morning Joe last week Tom Brokaw brought this story up but was basically poling fun.

    • I wondered about this too David. Is Trump that good of a chess player?

  • 'NYT' only counts Jews when it pronounces Thursday 'deadliest day of violence'
    • Phil thank you for continuing to point out the overwhelming ethnocentric, racist bloody Times reporting having to do with Palestinian deaths.

      Think it is so interesting that Rachel Maddow etc are so swept up in Trump's statements about tracking (data bases) for illegal immigrants etc (don't think he has ever said Muslims) but have not followed every word.

      We have never heard Maddow express any outrage about Israel's mapping of Palestinians. Breaking into Palestinians homes at 3 a.m. to figure out who and where people sleep. Could it be she might feel that her 7 million dollars a year (could that be right...found it on line) could be threatened if she reported about the racism in Israel

  • No justice for Tariq Abu Khdeir -- even US State Dep't faults Israeli 'accountability'
    • .....

      The only reason this has gotten any attention is that Tariq is an American. Although that sure did not help Furkan Dogan. Colonel Ann Wright wrote then Secretary of State about Israel murdering Dogan on the Mavi Marmara. Don't think Clinton ever responded to Wright's concerns.

    • Just read NYBloody Times piece. Said administration officials not willing to allow Pollard to go to Israel to live. Also mentions that intelligence officials still very pissed off about how Pollard's crimes undermined U.S. National Security in huge ways.

      From what I have read in the past about this issue intelligence officials are rip roaring pissed about Pollards crimes and his release. Wonder if all of the sealed documents around this case will now be accessible? Pollard is released will the details of his crimes be released?

    • "trend analysis" Israel has and continues to commit thousands of crimes like this against Palestinians. Mr. Kirby knows this...If Tariq had not been an American citizen would have been swept under Israel's bloody and deadly rug like all of their other human rights abuses.

    • Go Annie

      Is anyone aware if this Israeli sentencing was mentioned in the State Dept briefing?

      And people wonder why Palestinians hate the Israeli apartheid government and its enforcers. Sickening

  • Posters linking Muslim students and BDS activists to terrorism appear on college campuses in California and Washington, DC
    • No matter how hard ADL, Freedom Center, Aipac, Jinsa try to put apartheid Israel back in the bottle just not going to happen.

  • To the next 'NYT' Jerusalem chief -- Here is your job description
    • Thanks. And Phil still pushes reading this bloody rag.

    • "We're Times readers" Many stopped reading that bloody rag after they totally and knowingly went along and sold the invasion of Iraq based on a "pack of lies" The owners, editors knew what they were doing. They along with Judith "I was fucking right" Miller should have gone on trial at the Hague for war crimes. OK their crimes are not on the scale of Douglas Feith, Cheney, Wolfowitz etc for creating, cherry picking the so called intelligence. However they were very much a tool in disseminating those lies. They knew what they were doing.

      "open minded" is why most of us come to Mondoweiss, Informed Comment, Going To Tehran, The Intercept, Electronic Intifada to get the real news having to do with middle east issues etc.

      All of the "we wants" are great Phil. However what evidence is there that NYBloody Times would ever go there?

      Rachel Maddow making a stink about Donald Trump and his consideration of a national data base for Muslims in the U.S. Ever hear Rachel get up in arms about what has been going on in Israel for years...mapping entire Palestinian civilian population. Breaking into Palestinian homes conducting "warrantless searches" Hmm Rachel certainly has her priorities . I believe she makes 7 million a year from Comcast.

  • The way for Americans to take on the Islamic state is to end support for Jewish nationalism
    • How about the truth: "Today's a day to grieve for Paris. Everyday is a day to grieve for all Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhist, Hindu's non religious innocents who are murdered in the name of fanatical ideologies"

      When Americans, Europeans, Israeli's apply their alleged (selective) concern about heir "tribes" we would truly experience a different world.

      As Phil in so many ways points many Muslims have been slaughtered over the last 25 years during the Iraq sanctions, Desert Storm, 43's invasion of Iraq, birth of ISIS due to the invasion, drone killings, Obama/Clinton neocons desire to continue the PNAC/Secure the Realm agenda in the middle east.
      As former head of the CIA's Bin Laden Unit Michael Scheuer has written and said for over 10 years (Phil repeated it) that people in that part of the world do not hate us because of our lifestyle's they hate us because of how our lifestyle's (foreign policy) have for decades infringed upon their lives. Millions have died because of our foreign policy in that region. The neo, oil arms,, theo cons have all colluded in that rearrangement.


    • However only in the last 10 years have more people been willing to talk about it openly. Many Jewish organizations have kept the licked shut down hard on this issue

    • "fuckin A" Phil this is one powerful piece. Knocked it way out of the park.

      Phil "Till we take that inventory, there will not be peace in the middle east, or the west either"

      Still would take Sanders for President over Hillary. Just do not think he is as big of a warmonger.

  • Rights Expert: Harsh interrogation of 13-year-old Palestinian boy 'may amount to torture'
    • What happened to the 12 and 21 year old Israeli's that were stabbed? Any information about any kind of relationship that Mansara and his cousin had with the other two before the stabbing. What are their conditions?

      That first scene were Mansara is lying in a pool of blood with his right leg bent up where it should not be is horrifying.

      The interrogator is so full of hatred and venom you can feel it oozing through the screen. Hopefully this man will feel the full weight of the law. However we know if it is Israel who has legal oversight...will not happen.


  • CAP runs deceptive article blaming settlement project on rightwing Christians
    • Excuse me?

    • "hogwash, horseshit, fuckin A, hooey, hullabaloo, malarkey, bull shit, poppy cock"

      As human rights and social justice activist (spent a great deal of time in Hebron) Art Gish (he never cursed...never) used to say to me when he would hear me say "horse" or "bullshit" "Horse shit is like gold to me" He was an organic farmer for at least 45 years. Would see him down at the county fairgrounds digging and taking home truckloads of horseshit for his beautiful gardens. All a matter of perspective

    • That line jumped out a me too. Loved it. No mincing of words having to do with CAP's commitment to "horseshit" Playing nice with BB , allowing him to do a full hour "commercial" for Israel which will more than likely fill their coffers with more than "horseshit."

      And as Max Blumenthal has so wisely pointed out Tanden's performance for BB, the I lobby and the Clinton campaign who are linked at the hip$ will probably land her a new position in a Clinton administration.

      Until then keep pushing for Bernie. I really do believe Bernie is far more reasonable on foreign policy than Hillary....who is a true blue war hawk.

  • Seachange in public opinion: 'I am tired of Israel using US-made rockets to bomb Palestinians so that ultra-conservatives can steal their land'
    • James, Annie, Phil, Max so hoping you MW folks go read the piece about the Obama/BB dysfunctional relationship.

      The paragraph about the Israeli massacre of activist on the Mavi Marmara is especially inaccurate and horrendous. Describing the activist on the boat as attacking first. I have read the UN Mavi Marmara report and heard statements from those on the boat including Ambassador Peck. People on the boat said that Israeli soldiers were firing live rounds as they descended onto the boat carrying weapons. In the UN report they describe in detail many of the activist being shot in the back of the head at close range by Israeli soldiers.

      In the piece "Bibi and Barack:Scenes From a Failed Marriage" the writers description of the attack on the flotilla is absurd. Do these people read?

      "When the ships were stopped by the Israeli Navy, activist violently attacked Israeli soldiers with knives and bats. The soldiers then pulled their guns killing nine activist"

      Jesus all you have to do is read the UN report. Activist shot in the back of their heads multiple times from close range. Read the report. These activist were massacred by the Israeli soldiers. Hope you folks have something to say about this very serious inaccuracy.

  • The titter-tape charade
    • Did not challenge inaccurate comments, paragraphs of BB's. Just let him go on for an hour...a real "commercial" for Israel. As if it was a fund raiser

    • Her questions were weak, her persistent laughing was so annoying, no challenging of Netanyahu, allowing the BB hour or "commercial" for Israel to go on uninterrupted.

      BB did not say anything we have not heard before. Really did seem like a fund raiser for CAP and Israel. Neera's lip prints all over BB's ass. Pathetic performance on her part

  • Rigged Netanyahu 'conversation' at Center for American Progress shows it's twilight of the Israel lobby
    • Not a whisper out of Tanden about this slaughter. Not a whisper. She really seemed twisted and somehow diabolical in her approach and lack of challenges. hink

      I think Max Blumenthal nailed it...Tanden just landed her next job...ugly

    • Neera seemed like a complete amateur or simply bought and sold by the I lobby and Israel...CAP progressive? Forget about it.

      I wish I could be as hopeful as you guys that the rigged conversation, rigged room, rigged questions by the audience weakness. With Clinton basically saying she will go after BDS, with Tanden and her weak kneed organization clearly on board..I don't think it looks good.

      Anyone hear or see much reaction to Glenn Greenwald's piece about Ann Lewis being a big part of why the two writers at CAP were let go?


  • Questions Neera Tanden should ask Netanyahu at the Center for American Progress
    • As BB said "had to get my commercial in" Just so happened that Neera Tanden provided him with one hour of an on going "commercial" for Israel.

    • A credible fact check group needs to g o through BB's "commercial" that Tanden gives him full reign with (never objecting to anything he is saying) distorted point after distorted point Sickening.

      So want to know if CAP's coffers grow after this BB's very long CAP ad for Israel.

    • Listening to the conversation. Sounds like a fund raiser for CAP and for Israel. Tanden allows Netanyahu to control the conversation. Not one objection on her part. He opens up with a comment about an Arab business that he knew had flooded. He went in and acted as if he was surprised that this business had flooded because they did not have a sewer system, which he called a "tunnel"

      Tanden totally let this slide and did not ask the simple question" why no sewers" in Palestinian neighborhoods.

      When Tanden ask whether Israel will still occupy Palestinian territories in "20 years" Why not start by asking in "three years" She then allows BB to link Palestinian actions with Nazi's.

      This is tough to listen to.

      Wondering if anyone on the Mondoweiss team can find out whether donations to Center for American Progress go up after they did this fund raising event with BB

    • Great points and questions

    • lthanks...add in the piece that Glenn Greenwald wrote about Aipac/Ann Lewis influence on CAP and what they write and say...and we can bet she will not be asking BB any tough questions.

  • Saddam was just a 'neighborhood bully,' Netanyahu says-- 13 years after saying Saddam threatened 'security of our entire world'
  • Obama friends Netanyahu with one-sided statement
  • Obama administration will do nothing for Palestinians through end of term
    • "reinstill hope" Hope has been crushed by the continued expansion of illegal settlements and enforcement of systemic apartheid methods embedded in the Israeli government and almost everything thing the IDF does. No rebranding efforts can fix this.

  • Ann Lewis and AIPAC pressured Democratic thinktank to censor writers deemed 'anti-Israel'
    • Yeah that human rights activist Bob Dylan...not. As ethnocentric as one can be

    • So over at The Rachel Maddow's facebook page she has said she wants questions for the candidates. Although sure she has her softball's all ready picked out. Still worth a try. At least the Maddow team will know about this issue. Although do believe they stop by here.

    • Bernie is in lock down on this issue. Gay rights...huge Palestinian rights NO.

    • Will Maddow ask Clinton any questions about this during the debate tonight? Folks should put up questions and challenges at her fb page.

  • Beinart says 'Israeli government is reaping what it has sowed' with Palestinian violence
    • Bingo...not sure why Phil is so taken by Beinart?

      Switching to being on the "right side of history" because it is an opportune time to do so, seems to be paying off for Beinart The way he addresses the lack of justice, human rights crimes that Israel has committed for decades sounds too much like a South African apartheid supporter for decades switching because it's time to switch to the "right side of history" Something insincere and opportunistic in his writings.

    • I actually do not think Obama "got stuffed." Getting that Iran deal through was huge. Israel and the I lobby took a hit. Although many believe the deal is better for Iran, the U,S. and ultimately Israel. I agree better for all

    • Was taken by where Beinart chose to use "monstrous" and "demented." Unwilling to label anything Israel has done as "monstrous" and "demented."

      This also got to me..Beinart "Ultimately you have to change their experience, or at least give them hope that it can change" Sound like he is talking about some servants, peasants, slaves...essentially the message is throw them (you know the folks) some bones.

      Somehow sounds racist.

      Our dear friend human rights activist Art Gish used to talk about Mubarak Awad and his non-violent push years ago.

  • Hillary Clinton promises to invite Netanyahu to White House in her first month
    • J Walters "Predators have no favorites. If you think you’re immune, you’re mistaken. They will send your family to die in brigades for their profits." or political seats and calculations.

      Hillary is clearly such a predator

    • Hillary Clinton working against justice. How is that people seem to have forgotten her bloody role in the run up to the invasion, her willingness toe endlessly repeat the neocons unsubstantiated claims about Iran before the 2008 campaign during and after. Then her support for the military interventions in Libya and Syria.

      The woman is a warmonger.

  • 'Washington Post' publishes Elliott Abrams' diatribe against Palestinians without rejoinder
    • Interesting articles about Elliot Abrams: Court files...

      #The Man Who Broke the Middle East - Elliott Abrams ...

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      #Chapter 25 United States v. Elliott Abrams

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      #The Rehabilitation of Elliott Abrams | The Nation
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      " Here’s what you won’t learn: in the Reagan State Department, Abrams (who also teaches foreign policy at Georgetown) repeatedly and purposely misled Congress about the government’s involvement with the death-squad-riddled Salvadoran military, the Nicaraguan Contra counter-revolutionaries and other Central American mass murderers. He whitewashed their massacres as well as the abuses of the Argentinean junta (who were kidnapping babies at the time and selling them) and the genocidal Guatemalan regime of Gen. Efrían Ríos Montt (currently on trial for crimes against humanity). Abrams did all this while casting aspersions on the motives of journalists and human rights workers who sought to tell the truth about these crimes. As a result of these offenses, among others, Abrams was forced to plead guilty to unlawfully withholding material information from Congress and to apologize to the Senate Intelligence Committee. He was also disbarred in the District of Columbia. "

      #Elliott Abrams - Slate
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      #Elliott Abrams's Truth Problem - The Daily Beast
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  • Bloomberg's int'l editor to host event on 'incredible courage' of Israeli soldiers (including Netanyahu)
    • Prof Cole has a good one up about Shimon Peres serious doubts about the direction Israel has and continues to move.

    • Really telling that Bronner never suffers any consequences for his massive fact does incredibly well. When you try to wrap your mind around the control and power over this issue in both the NYBloody Times and Bloomberg are ever so appreciative of the internet.

      Mondoweiss helping bring down the walls of silence and false claims about the ccnflict.

      Would be great to have a venue with Breaking the Silence soldiers at the same time.

    • Charlie has been rolled and continues to roll over

  • PLO report: Israel killed 73 Palestinians in October
    • Allison your reports are so important We certainly know the so called liberal main stream media like Rachel Maddow's program etc will not even whisper about these killings. Not a whisper.

      Thank you Allison Even though it is all so depressing....

  • Karmah Elmusa rocks Elle Magazine
    • The majority of comments in support of the piece. Alex is sure busy over there trying to hold back the wave of support. Someone with the expertise and time could easily deconstruct what Alex is over there repeating Pile on...links to mondoweiss, UN resolutions...another opportunity to pile on and educate with the facts

      Yes racist, bigoted comments however the majority in support. About time Elle opens up...better late than never...yes!

      Avalanche of justice has to come...eventually

      Thanks Annie and to those who alerted Annie.

    • The majority of comments in support of the piece. Alex is sure busy over there trying to hold back the wave of support. Someone with the expertise and time could easily deconstruct what Alex is over there repeating Pile on...links to mondoweiss, UN resolutions...another opportunity to pile on and educate with the facts

      Yes racist, bigoted comments however the majority in support. About time Elle opens up...better late than never...yes!

      Avalanche of justice has to come...eventually

      Thanks Annie and those who alerted Annie. G

  • Marco Rubio wins another neoconservative cash primary
    • Marco Rubio has one more neoconservative's lip prints on his owned ass. Along with big bucks piling up for his campaign.

      Can anyone tell me anything substantive he said in that debate?

  • 'Why I am a Zionist'
    • Most Americans have in the past supported Israel because there have been decades of lies told to the American public through a complicit media about the conflict. That is changing if you take the time to notice.

      There will never be a resolution passed by the United Nations where "Jews will be recognized as indigenous to Judea and Samaria" First of all the UN recognizes the area as belonging to the Palestinians.

      If an individual has citizenship in two countries one would automatically assume they have dual loyalties.

    • Too bad Randi Weingarten has not really gone to bat for pro family paid maternity leave for teachers. Amazed she has kept her position as long as she has

    • Thanks for linking this insightful and moral statement of Zinn's. What an incredible individual. May he rest in peace.

    • "the sense of entitlement is stunningly outrageous" So ethnocentric, racist at its core. Which says something about each of these individuals. Interesting that in earlier statements Wasserman Schultz has referred to Israel being in her "DNA" and Schakowsky uses the same terminology.

      What other country could people refer to be as being in their "DNA" and they not be scrutinized.

      Out of all of the above I have found Brooks and Marshalls' statements in the past to be racist at their core.

  • Video: Israeli military tells Palestinian refugee camp, 'We will gas you until you die'
    • The West Bank thieves (settlers is just too cozy of a term) spit on Palestinian children regularly from what I have heard.

    • The West Bank

    • Heard stories like this back in the 80's from human rights activist and dear friend Art Gish...who went to live with the Palestinians in and around Hebron for many years while he was alive. He heard threats like this, saw Palestinians clubbed into submission by settlers and settlers regularly spit on Palestinian children. Just hateful and criminal

    • inbound39..spent about 7 years in nursing homes tending to my father and making sure my mother did not get left with all of the visiting, paper shuffling etc. We tried to bring my WWII father home but just did not work out. Anyway spent hours (hell cumulatively probably weeks) talking with WWII, Korean war vets. Oh did I hear the stories. Horrific, sad stories. With many of these old gents with tears flowing down their cheeks, some slow tears. However lots of tears. Hell my siblings and I had no idea that our father had gone through what he had shared with a counselor in one of the facilities he was in. The counselor who had worked at the Dayton VA for 20 years shared with us that he believed our father definitely suffered from PTSD. Will not even bore you with what it was like trying to get him classified with PTSD at 86.

      Our Vets hold a great deal in....some for life. Often their trauma bleeds onto their kids. Just as you have described the trauma that those who survived the Holocaust pass unprocessed horror and trauma onto their kids. Just as Palestinian kids growing up in these traumatic conditions will more than likely pass the trauma onto their kids.

      What a horrible and vicious cycle of violence

      If I had had my shit together would have been taping, although the dynamics change when people know you are recording

    • Why does the conversation almost always shift to the Holocaust?

  • Rightwing Israelis celebrate murder of a Jewish activist (and NYT won't tell you so)
    • Phil and James thank you for continuing to point out the NYBloodyTimes "patterns" of mass deception.

      Senseless killing

  • Netanyahu's having a better week in the Democratic Party than Hillary Clinton!
    • The defendants in the case, Steven J. Rosen, AIPAC's former foreign ...

      Jane Harman and Israeli Spying - Counterpunch

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    • Never forget Jane Harman and Haim Saban's interference in the Aipac espionage investigation was supposed to be a trial. Both should be required to register under FARA.

      Spy Story: Harman, Saban, and AIPAC | The Nation

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      " The trial on espionage-related charges for two former officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee starts this summer, unless -- as the Washington Post has demanded -- the Justice Department drops the charges.

      Now we know, thanks to Jeff Stein of CQ, that a reported offer from Rep. Jane Harman to intervene in the case on behalf of AIPAC -- to "waddle into" it, as she put it -- was caught on tape on a court-ordered (and court-sanctioned) wiretap. According to Stein, perhaps Washington's very best reporter on intelligence, an FBI probe of Harman's pledge to run interference for AIPAC was dropped on orders from Alberto Gonzalez, President Bush's attorney general, who wanted Harman's cooperation to protect the secret (and illegal) domestic surveillance program.

      What an ugly story."

  • Netanyahu: 'We need to control all of the territory for the foreseeable future'
    • Netanyahu and team refuse to see the writing on the wall....two state solution is over due to theft of more and more internationally recognized Palestinian land. The only choice is a bi-national state.

      Writing on the wall. Israel is an apartheid state.

  • 'Most-read' article at Washington Post calls Israel 'savage, unrepairable society'
    • It's true many more Americans are "beginning to stand up and question that" However most Americans do not want to think at all about our own horrific behavior in Iraq, Libya, Syria. Hundreds of thousands have died due to the U.S.'s actions.

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