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Senator Kamala Harris is seeking to separate herself from the Democratic field by being an unapologetic booster of Israel. Her message to the American Jewish Committee yesterday contains a vow– “I will do everything in my power to insure broad and bipartisan support for Israel’s security and right to self-defense” — and commitments to the “democratic and Jewish state” and to the “homeland for the Jewish people” and to fight “delegitimization” of Israel, including implicitly, BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions).

Most important there is not one word of criticism of Israel and no mention of Palestinian human rights. A candidate for president, Harris is running on the inside track and evidently trying to please the donor community and not the progressive base, which Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden at least acknowledge by offering mild implied criticism of Israel.

Here’s most of the first 2-1/2 minutes of Harris’s message, before she turns to anti-Semitism.

As a member of both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Homeland Security Committee, I am deeply involved in insuring the American Israeli relationship remains strong. And I am proud to stand strongly with America’s most important allies. So let me be clear about what I believe. Israel is a critical friend and ally to the United States. I stand with Israel both because of our shared values, which are so fundamental to the founding of both our nations, and I believe the bonds between the people of the United States and the people of Israel are unbreakable and we can never let anyone drive a wedge between us.

And I believe, Israel should never be a partisan issue. I will do everything in my power to insure broad and bipartisan support for Israel’s security and right to self-defense. That is why I strongly support America’s security assistance to Israel and I am committed to strengthen the American Israeli security and defense relationship.

I believe that the only viable resolution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict and the only way Israel can remain a Jewish and democratic state is two states for two peoples living side by side. Palestinians should be able to govern themselves in their own state in peace and dignity just as Israelis deserve a secure homeland for the Jewish people. I believe that a resolution to this conflict cannot be imposed by outside parties. It must be agreed upon by the parties themselves. Both sides will have to make difficult decisions. Peace can only come through a reconciliation of differences, and that can only happen at the negotiating table.

I believe that when any organization delegitimizes Israel, we must stand up and speak out against it. Israel must be treated equally, and that is why the first resolution I cosponsored as a United States senator was to combat anti-Israeli bias at the United Nations and affirm and reaffirm that the United States seeks a just, secure and sustainable two-state solution.

 

By contrast, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, running on the outside track for the Democratic nomination for president, never mentions Israel in her four-minute message to the AJC. She devotes that entire message to religious prejudice. “The AJC has contributed so much to the advancement of religious tolerance for years… I appreciate so much your work.”

She speaks of being on Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees, which could be a pretext to bringing up Israel, but no thank you. She went to Auschwitz as a soldier, years ago. “The world must never forget. Sadly anti-semitism has been on the rise in America and around the world.”

Gabbard also reflects that she was the subject of anti-Hindu bigotry, one opponent saying a Hindu should not serve in Congress; and Republicans endorsed the candidate.

Please know as president that I will continue to stand with you to combat anti-Semitism and bigotry and to uphold our freedom of religion.

 

Here is NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. She just submitted her message this morning.

Her main issue is extremism and anti-Semitism, and she mentions Israel three times, all positively. In the Senate, she says, “I fight against anti-Semitism, and to make sure that the United States is a safe place for the Jewish community to live and thrive.” On Israel:

I have always worked hard for the U.S. Israel alliance. To make sure it is strong. Our nations have intertwined national security issues…I am a voice to … make sure Israel always has a qualitative military edge to protect her country.

Gillibrand then cites the AJC as the leading voice for our US Israel relationship.

More candidates. Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington deplores anti-semitic violence and mentions Israel only in passing: his commitment to “a strong, democratic Israel and a two-state solution.”

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s message is more emphatic than even Kamala Harris. He only briefly mentions anti-Semitism before turning to Israel. He has visited Israel several times and does not criticize it. “I will stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel as our strongest ally in the Middle East… We do not have to agree with every action of the Israeli government…” Israel’s right to exist is not a subject to be debate. “That is why I also reject boycotts, disinvestments or sanctions in any way…” Hickenlooper brags about opposing BDS.

He also inveighs against “Iran and its terror proxies,” threatening Israel with missiles. He would consider resuming the Iran Deal, but only after renegotiation of its support for proxies in the Middle East.

Hickenlooper addresses the divide over Israel in the Democratic party:

“Let me conclude by saying that Israel is an emotive topic for many people and one that inspires great passions. It will inspire great passions in this presidential campaign. My view is clear, like many close personal relationships we can argue, we can agree, we can disagree, we can laugh and cry and celebrate together, but at the end of the day, our relationship with Israel should remain unquestionable, close and strong, and as president, I will make sure of that.”

Here’s Senator Michael Bennet’s address. It is also a vigorous declaration of support for Israel– “Israel is a stalwart ally in an unpredictable region” — and commitment not to allow that support to become partisan. Bennet moves on to the rising threat from extremism and anti-Semitism in the United States.

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  1. FightTribalism
    FightTribalism on June 4, 2019, 11:12 am

    A lot of American politicians feel the need to literally pledge allegiance to Israel on TV. People are so used to this that they don’t even notice the absurdity.

    • Kay24
      Kay24 on June 4, 2019, 6:50 pm

      Reminds me of Trump getting his spineless administration to praise him, and state just how privileged they are to work for him, around the table. Cheap moves.

      • eljay
        eljay on June 6, 2019, 8:48 am

        || Kay24: Reminds me of Trump getting his spineless administration to praise him, and state just how privileged they are to work for him, around the table. … ||

        I remember seeing that on the news. It was – to use a Trump-ism – “sad, very sad”.

  2. Ossinev
    Ossinev on June 4, 2019, 12:57 pm

    All competing to outpuke the others.When it comes to the Benjamins they can live with the vomit. Especially repulsive to see the grovelling from Harris who boasts of her racial background, purports to be anti racist , anti – segregation and anti -Apartheid. Then again Israel and the US Benjamites gives us all an oppurtunity to witness their limited intellects and limited integrity.

  3. Rusty Pipes
    Rusty Pipes on June 4, 2019, 1:35 pm

    Harris had an early edge with the Hillary voters and donors; but Buttigieg is siphoning off the GLBT donors and Biden is coasting on name recognition and Obama nostalgia (especially among those too young to remember all of his gaffes). Kamala now has to grovel harder to corner the Zionist donations, because a bump in fundraising could help get her name back in the news and distinguish her from the pack.

    • RoHa
      RoHa on June 5, 2019, 1:55 am

      I know Americans do some really potty things, but would they really vote in a President with a name like Buttigieg?

      That name will make him the … er … target of the joke internationally.

      And think of the diplomats. Won’t somebody think of the diplomats?

      They would have to keep straight faces while saying his name. Can they stand the strain?

      As a public service, please dissuade him from running.

      • Mooser
        Mooser on June 5, 2019, 12:58 pm

        Options include: “Boot-edge-edge”, or “Buddha-judge,” or “Boot-a-judge”, or “Boo-tuh-judge.”
        Well, you can’t say he’s running on name recognition, anyway

      • RoHa
        RoHa on June 5, 2019, 7:34 pm

        I’ve been thinking of it as “Butty -geeg “. And trying not to make the remarks which that first syllable inspires.

  4. Keith
    Keith on June 4, 2019, 5:00 pm

    PHIL- “Senator Kamala Harris is seeking to separate herself from the Democratic field by being an unapologetic booster of Israel.”

    An imperial warmonger too.

    “Nearly 400 members of the U.S. House and Senate signed a letter urging President Trump to keep U.S. troops in Syria – against the wishes of the sovereign government of that country and therefore, in gross violation of international law — and to increase sanctions against Russia for assisting the Syrian government in its battle against Islamic jihadists. Among the signers were 26 of the 51 Black voting members of the House and the two Black U.S. senators that are running for president, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker.” (Glen Ford) https://www.blackagendareport.com/half-black-caucus-signs-israeli-stance-syria-defiance-black-public-opinion

    • just
      just on June 4, 2019, 5:57 pm

      Thanks for that, Keith!

      Here’s something unexplicable that just happened.

      “Citing Common Threat, U.S. Lawmakers Launch Congressional black-Jewish Caucus

      ‘White supremacy threatens both our communities and the Caucus will build on our common fight for a better world,’ Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz said on Twitter

      Three black and two Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both parties launched a black-Jewish caucus.

      “The African-American and Jewish communities have a history of standing together for the promotion of social justice and civil rights,” Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., said Monday at the annual Global Forum of the American Jewish Committee. “To encourage and nurture this unique partnership, I have formed the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations with the hopes of strengthening the trust and advancing our issues in a collective manner.”

      The caucus, launched after an AJC-convened meeting, will work to bring blacks and Jews together to back hate crimes legislation and combat white supremacist ideology and actions. White supremacists carried out two lethal attacks on synagogues since last October, in Pittsburgh and in Poway, California. …”

      https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/u-s-lawmakers-launch-congressional-black-jewish-caucus-1.7331551?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

      That’s DWS for y’all. Maybe it isn’t inexplicable…

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso on June 5, 2019, 10:30 am

      Beyond words:

      https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/rashida-tlaib-victim-of-fake-social-media-smear-spread-by-ted-nugent-1.7314335

      “Rashida Tlaib Victim of Fake Social Media Smear Spread by Ted Nugent” The Associated Press, June 2/19

      “The video began circulating again on social media May 26 after rock musician Ted Nugent shared it on Facebook”

      “CLAIM: Video shows ‘the new congresswoman from Michigan’ talking about ‘making all of America Muslim.’

      “False. The woman in the video is not Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, it is Sharifa Alkhateeb addressing the ‘Muslim American Political Awareness Conference’ in 1989.

      “THE FACTS: The video, which has often been misrepresented online, began circulating again on social media May 26 after rock musician Ted Nugent shared it on Facebook. The caption with Nugent’s post, tied to Memorial Day, urges people to ‘listen very closely to the new congressman from Michigan’ and the speaker’s beliefs ‘so we don’t let them continue to destroy the wonderful American system of individual freedom that so many died for.’

      “The video shared by Nugent has a timestamp from 1989. The 42-year-old Democratic congresswoman would have been a child when the video was made.

      “In the video, Alkhateeb discusses creating ways of bringing all Americans into the same way of thinking as Muslims.

      “Alkhateeb, former president of the North American Council for Muslim Women, died in 2004.

      “Tlaib became one of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress last year along with Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The two have been targeted on social media because of their faith.

      “A representative for Nugent did not respond to requests for comment.”

    • Citizen
      Citizen on June 6, 2019, 6:46 am

      Geez, Keith, that news is depressing.

  5. chris_k
    chris_k on June 4, 2019, 5:43 pm

    Israel is a convenient litmus test for the overall corruptibility of a US politician, one of several of LBJ’s innovations.

    • JWalters
      JWalters on June 5, 2019, 1:17 am

      Yup. It’s getting near impossible to claim ignorance of the Israelis’ 70 year campaign of terrorism, mass murder, and robbery.

      • Citizen
        Citizen on June 6, 2019, 6:50 am

        LBJ sold out the crew of the USS Liberty–they talk about Trump being a power-seeking narcissist.

  6. Kay24
    Kay24 on June 4, 2019, 6:52 pm

    Tulsi Gabbard is a staunch supporter of Modi, nationalist and racist. It is hard to trust her.
    Kamala Harris, joins the long list of Democrats who kiss up to Netanyahu. A shameless bunch.

    • JWalters
      JWalters on June 5, 2019, 7:05 pm

      It seems to me there are many attempts out there to misrepresent Tulsi. Here are a couple of related statements from her pre-presidential campaign website.

      “Delivered keynote address to the prestigious India Ideas Conclave, stressing the importance of having leaders who embrace the aloha spirit and work for the welfare of others as servant leaders.”

      “Tulsi follows the spirit of Aloha which means that she is open to understanding the viewpoints of diverse leaders. Prime Minister Modi is a democratically elected leader of the world’s largest democracy. India is an important regional military and economic power.”
      https://www.tulsigabbard.org/tulsi-gabbard-on-india

      The Aloha spirit is an attitude of generous hospitality, to give, and then give some more.

      Here is her extended statement on why she is focused on ending regime change wars.
      “Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard – Build, Don’t Bomb: A New American Foreign Policy”

      And that, I believe, is why the war profiteers who control so much of America’s media and politics are doing their best to keep her in the basement. They do not want this discussion, especially as they’re trying to ramp up Iraq 2.0 in Iran. I do not believe Tulsi is even one bit racist.

      • Kay24
        Kay24 on June 5, 2019, 7:55 pm

        “Gabbard supports a strong US-India relationship. She has repeatedly praised Indian prime minister Narendra Modi,[148][149] She has said that the U.S. decision to deny a visa to Modi over allegations of his involvement in the 2002 Gujarat riots was a “great blunder” as it could have undermined the US-India relationship (which she said was important especially in regard to the war on terrorism, among other reasons) had he used it as an excuse to reject a strong relationship with America.[148]

        Gabbard also criticized the arrest of Indian consular officer Devyani Khobragade on charges of visa fraud and perjury.[149] In 2013 she joined some of her colleagues on the House Foreign Affairs Committee in opposing a House resolution that called for “religious freedom and related human rights to be included in the United States-India Strategic Dialogue and for such issues to be raised directly with federal and state Indian government officials”. The bill admonished India to protect “the rights and freedoms of religious minorities” and specifically referenced incidents of mass violence against India’s Muslim minority that took place under Modi’s watch. Gabbard justified her opposition by saying the resolution would weaken the friendship between India and the US and citing the bill’s timing as interfering with India’s elections, while emphasizing the need for US to stand for religious freedom. She later also said that “there was a lot of misinformation that surrounded the event in 2002.”[150][148][151][152]”

        Modi is anti Muslim, and looked the other way when over a thousand Muslims were attacked, raped, and killed under his watch in 2002, when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat. Today Muslims are harassed and killed for eating beef, and and the target of mob violence. Anyone who is a fan of Modi like Tulsi Gabbard, must know his record.

      • JWalters
        JWalters on June 5, 2019, 8:48 pm

        Kay24, could you please provide a link for that text?

    • JWalters
      JWalters on June 6, 2019, 3:15 am

      Kay24, it appears that your text is from a Wikipedia article on Tulsi Gabbard.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsi_Gabbard

      It seems to me that the statements casting doubt on Tulsi’s values are fuzzy linkages to people and situations without specifics. Wikipedia is known for having partisan agendas slipped into the articles, so I went looking for more specific facts. I looked at the article on Indian PM Modi, which gives a lot more detail on some of the items mentioned in the article on Tulsi.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narendra_Modi

      A few things stood out to me. Modi began in an organization dedicated to improving life in India for the masses. Regarding the riots in the province where he was governor, after the riots he offered to resign, but his party insisted he stay on. Also, India is a massive, complex society, with many groups, interests, and factions. He could not possibly control them all any more than JFK could control the CIA. His economic strategies can be debated, but he is trying to fix immense levels of poverty. A major health initiative is sanitation, including providing toilets for everyone. And education. Many people resist using the toilets.

      Then I listened to Modi’s address to the US Congress. He immediately expresses an unqualified belief that all human beings are created equal. I’d recommend listening to the first few minutes
      “PM Narendra Modi’s Speech at US Congress”

      Something I had not appreciated before listening to his address is that India has an entirely separate problem with Islam and terrorists. Today’s Islamic terrorism may have been ignited by the Zionist terror campaign against Palestinians, but once ignited, the goal of a religious state found some fanatic supporters among Muslims in various parts of the world.

      So Modi’s concern for Islamic terrorists has nothing to do with Palestine, and, as he makes clear in his address to Congress, is a concern for ALL types of political terrorism. So I would guess that Tulsi’s “controversial” comments about the problem of Islamic terrorists are addressing these issues. I doubt she is echoing the bogus Zionist complaint about Palestinians legitimately defending themselves (against Zionist terrorism).

      Thanks for prompting this deeper dive.

      • Kay24
        Kay24 on June 6, 2019, 12:37 pm

        I think I agree with you on many things, but where Modi is concerned I do not. Any leader whose policies are based on nationalism, and his terrible history when it came to the riots in Gujarat, when he did and said nothing, as the then Chief Minister of that state, condoning what Hindus did based on an unfounded rumor, is racist. Over one thousand killed, raped, burnt, and attacked, and to not utter a word of condemnation is just unacceptable.

      • Keith
        Keith on June 6, 2019, 9:10 pm

        KAY24- “I think I agree with you on many things, but where Modi is concerned I do not.”

        When it comes to Modi, I am with you, Kay. Anyone who has heard Arundhati Roy discuss Modi, his party, and what he has done to India would not be surprised that he has developed intimate relations with Israel and is extremely Islamophobic based upon his actions if not his words. There is a reason why so many Indian farmers are committing suicide. Modi has effectively let Western (primarily US) corporations run wild, and his attempt to make India a cashless society (thank Bill Gates) was a disaster. He wins elections by appealing to the dark side of Hindu nationalism.

      • Keith
        Keith on June 7, 2019, 1:08 am

        KAY24- “Over one thousand killed, raped, burnt, and attacked, and to not utter a word of condemnation is just unacceptable.”

        Agreed, however, Gujarat may be one of Modi’s lesser crimes. India’s occupation of Kashmir is extremely brutal. And what Modi’s government is doing to the agricultural sector is beyond the pale. I was unable to locate previous relevant articles which I recall, however, I have supplied links to four recent articles by Arundahati Roy, Vandana Shiva and Tariq Ali, all world class intellectuals who are knowledgeable on this topic.

        Arundhati Roy on Kashmir: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/5/13/arundhati_roy_on_kashmir_the_danger

        Vandana Shiva on Modi agricultural policies: https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-must-fight-back-against-the-1-percent/

        Arundhati Roy on Modi/elections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vk7P__wiTU

        Tariq Ali on Modi: https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2019/may/notes-on-the-indian-election

      • just
        just on June 7, 2019, 10:27 am

        Here’s more on Modi by Democracy Now! ;

        ““India Loses Again, and the World Loses with It”: Siddhartha Deb on Modi’s Landslide Re-election””

        https://www.democracynow.org/2019/5/23/india_loses_again_and_the_world

        ~~~~~~~~~

        “Anand Patwardhan on India’s Election, Modi & India’s Ongoing Violence Against Its Own People”

        https://www.democracynow.org/2019/5/17/anand_patwardhan_on_indias_election_modi

        It curious that it seems that one has to go digging to find news on Modi and India… I read DN!, and am grateful for the information that I am able to find there. Perhaps it is not so curious after all. I hope that Tulsi Gabbard reads DN! and MW…

        “…ANAND PATWARDHAN: But the friendship between Trump and Modi is legendary. And I don’t know if it’s a real friendship, but it’s a commonality of views, the commonality of views between Modi, Netanyahu, Trump and possibly now even Salman of Saudi Arabia. They all hug each other, on camera. …”

      • JWalters
        JWalters on June 7, 2019, 7:15 pm

        Thank you Kay24, Keith, and Just for the links to information on Modi and the situation in India. I also hope Tulsi reads Mondoweiss and Democracy Now. I haven’t looked at all these links yet, but have done some other reading on the Gujarat riots.

        I do see the hand of the imperialist corporations, milking the people and inciting hate with divisive media. The British empire was devastating for India. The vast size of India, its depth of agonizing poverty, and the resulting cauldrons of rage, would be a challenge for anyone to manage.

        Historically, I think of Abraham Lincoln being criticized early on for not being anti-slavery. Obama managed to get the Iran deal past Israel (without being assassinated), for which he was vilified by Zionists, but was still vilified as a tool of the empire from the other side. And even today, Bernie is vilified by both the empire and progressives.

        So we’ll see. But it’s good to remember in these dangerous times that even revolutionaries sometimes need to keep their heads down. Even Amy Goodman gives negligible coverage to Israel. For example, there is NO discussion of Israel’s CENTRAL role in her article “Bolton’s Dream of War With Iran is a Global Nightmare”
        https://www.democracynow.org/2019/5/16/john_bolton_is_the_worlds_worst

  7. pabelmont
    pabelmont on June 4, 2019, 7:05 pm

    And I guess if a pol loves BigZion’s “Benjamins” that pol will love those of BigPharma, BigDefense, BigBanks, BigFossilfuels, etc. ad naus. Tpm Lehrer must have had a song about this, with the word “corrruption” with a strongly rolled “r”.

  8. DaBakr
    DaBakr on June 4, 2019, 10:02 pm

    No different then Obama.

    My problem with gabbard (and sure, say it is connected to my zionism, I won’t argue, but it shouldn’t be imo) is her engaging or embracing of Assad. Unless one really believes the murderous Assad clan, first Hafez now Bashir are not exceptionally and extraordinarily brutal even compared to regimes like the mullahs, KSA, North k, then I think it taints her judgment. but I suppose it’s a minor failing compared to current and past politicians. Otherwise, she doesn’t stand a chance and is probably trying to elevate her level for future elections. Why should d she compromise her views on Israel if she can hold them now and change her stance later on (like Samantha Powers)?

    At least Harris has a good shot at VP with Biden (at least that is my hunch)

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso on June 5, 2019, 9:33 am

      @DaBakr

      “My problem with” the current U.S. administration and the Republicans in general is their enthusiastic “engaging or embracing” of Netanyahu and his fellow murderous, racist, fascistic Zionist thugs of foreign origin responsible for the well documented ongoing horrors perpetrated against the indigenous Palestinian Arabs funded in large measure by unwitting U.S. taxpayers.

  9. Rob Roy
    Rob Roy on June 5, 2019, 9:50 am

    Gabbard hasn’t yet caught on to the essence of Modi but I suspect she will. Regarding Assad, 99% of Americans have no clue as to what he’s like. That’s because the US decided long ago that Syria was on the hit list to be warred against and taken over and an American puppet installed, as Iran was in 1953. It’s been on Israel’s hit list, too, and they attack it regularly. Assad is lied about relentlessly, as is Putin. Yes, Putin is a good man and an intelligent leader.
    The ignorance of Americans in general is astounding, yet expected….most seem to have no capacity to research and find truthful journalists. For example, the Syrian military NEVER attacked the Syrian people with chemicals. That lie has been mis-proven every time Assad has been accused, the first by the UN investigation team led by Carla del Ponte who said the rebels we paid did it. When Khan Shaykhun happened, the esteemed investigative journalist Sy Hersh (exposed My Lai in Vietnam, exposed Abu Ghraib torture, wrote for many years for the NYT and the New Yorker both of which now won’t print him because he exposes truths the PTB don’t want told) proved that Assad didn’t do it. London Times and Guardian wouldn’t print it either…it was finally printed in Germany. As for Douma, I watched it myself and knew it was phony as were the White Helmets who have now be thoroughly discredited. I saw people hosing shocked children with cold water and screaming, “Chemicals!.”
    So yes, Tulsi talked with him. I would, too. Amazing how vilified people our government wants to destroy in illegal coups are in our MSM. I’ve even seen Amy Goodman fall for propaganda by Amnesty International as well as the highly paid PR group, the White Helmets.
    Here’s a fact that should be noted by every voter. Tulsi Gabbard is the ONLY candidate running who is against the US’s immoral, illegal wars. Period. She would stop them. NO OTHER candidate has the guts to take that stand.
    Whatever you think of any of the candidates, remember that . It’s the most important stand one could take. It defies the basic principle of this awful country: endless war is its goal.

    • DaBakr
      DaBakr on June 5, 2019, 12:44 pm

      @rr

      Great analysis. For starters, you ignore that the Assads (with the Husseinis coming in second) are the biggest mass murderers of Palestinians…..ever, in history. And that is just a start. You probably havnt spoken to any Syrian Sunnis in the past, say, decade.

    • JWalters
      JWalters on June 5, 2019, 7:17 pm

      “most [Americans] seem to have no capacity to research and find truthful journalists.”

      Most Americans have no awareness that their entire mainstream media is controlled by criminals. And how would they? That’s who they get their news from, and that’s why the criminals have bought up the mainstream media. This is why sites like Mondoweiss are so important, to rescue democracy from the war profiteers’ pathological propaganda.

      Solid, factual post, thank you.

    • Citizen
      Citizen on June 6, 2019, 7:00 am

      Rob Roy, I completely agree with your assessment of Tulsi. I’ve watched & listened to all of her little stops in the towns and valleys across the USA via YouTube, where she explains her stances and conduct very thoughtfully, sincerely, clearly–when the main media news allow her on they give her nothing but heavily loaded questions; it’s very the entire bipartisan establishment is very afraid of giving her exposure to the masses.

  10. Elizabeth Block
    Elizabeth Block on June 5, 2019, 10:34 am

    “our shared values, which are so fundamental to the founding of both our nations” – Kamala Harris
    Yes, both countries came into existence by ethnic cleansing (or worse) of the original inhabitants.

    The best we can hope for, from any politician, on the subject of Israel is NOT declaring uncritical, eternal support.

    • JWalters
      JWalters on June 5, 2019, 7:25 pm

      I’m hoping for a political leader who will lead the war against the war profiteers. And there is a clear case that Israel is essentially an unholy alliance of religious fanatics and cynical war profiteers. e.g.http://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com

      • Citizen
        Citizen on June 6, 2019, 7:02 am

        It’s Tulsi.

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