AIPAC The American Israeli public affairs committee with a 65 million dollar budget is considered one of the most powerful lobbies in Capital Hill. Over 50 years Aipac has worked to lobby support for the srael. Its annual policy conference in Washington, D.C. last year was one of Washington’s largest gathering of lawmakers, topped only by the President state of the Union Address. The conference guests were two thirds of the House, half of the Senate, and Vice President Cheney. Aipac supports U.S. multi Aid to Israel which amounts to 3 Billion per year.
Aipac supports massacres and was successful in getting House members and the Senate to pass two resolutions that backed Israel’s criminal attack on the Civilian population of Gaza where over 1350 innocent civilians were killed, and over 5,500 were wounded. 40% of the killed and wounded were Children.
The indictment of Keith Weissman and Steve Rosen of AIPAC who were accused of passing U.S. national security information to a foreign government agents (Israel). Rosen was not a mere employee, but widely believed to be the man who built AIPAC into the $60 million powerhouse it is today. Aipac closely coordinates policy with the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC and the Israeli government, making it an agent of a foreign government. AIPAC should not be allowed to keep its 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charitable status, but should be required to register as a lobbyist for a foreign agent. This would greatly cripple its role in US politics.
The lobbyists, Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, were senior staff members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or Aipac, a pro-Israel lobbying organization with close relationships to officials in the Bush administration.
Larry Franklin worked in the Pentagon Office of Special Plans, run by Richard Perle, at the time Perle (who was caught giving classified information to Israel back in 1970) was insisting that Iraq was crawling with weapons of mass destruction requiring the United States to invade and conquer Iraq. There were no WMDs, of course, and Pearle has dumped the blame for the “bad intelligence” on George Tenet. But what is known is that the Pentagon Office of Special Plans was coordinating with a similar group in Israel, in Ariel Sharon’s office.
With two suspected Israeli spies (at least) inside the office from which the lies that launched the war in Iraq originated, it appears that the people of the United States are the victims of a deadly hoax, a hoax that started a war.
The leaking of the investigation of AIPAC to the media on August 28th, 2004 gave advance warning to other spies working with Franklin. The damage to the FBI’s investigation was completed when United States Attorney General John Ashcroft ordered the FBI to stop all arrests in the case. Like the Stephen Bryen case and the hunt for “Mega”, this latest spy scandal seems destined by officials who have their own secret allegiances to protect, barring a massive public outcry.
On January 20, 2006 A federal judge sentenced a former Defense Department analyst, Lawrence A. Franklin, to more than 12 years in prison today after Mr. Franklin admitted passing classified military information to two pro-Israel lobbyists (Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman) and an Israeli diplomat.
The organization at the heart of the latest spy investigation, AIPAC, wields tremendous influence over the US Congress. Through its members and affiliated PACs, AIPAC directs a huge flow of campaign cash in favor of, and occasionally against, Senators and Representatives solely on the basis of their willingness to support Israel. As an example, in 2002, U.S. Rep. Arthur Davis, D-Birmingham received so much help from pro-Israeli pacs that 76% of his campaign budget came from OUTSIDE the state of Alabama, mostly from New York.
A Congressman AIPAC wanted elected received more money from pro-Israel groups outside his state than from his own constituents inside his state. Who is that Congressman going to be thinking of when he votes in Congress?
For two years, the FBI has suspected AIPAC of spying for a foreign country, and for those two years (and for decades before) that group suspected of spying for Israel has been reshaping the US Congress for the benefit of a foreign government.
Think about that as billions of your tax dollars flow to Israel while 52% of Americans cant afford Health Insurance, and the rising unemployment is in records high, and there are 10,000 home foreclosures daily in the U.S.
Think about that when you and a million of your fellow citizens march down the streets of America opposing wars built on lies and deceptions: Policies that are influenced by Aipac who has a strangle hold on the U.S. Congress and Senate.
February 26, 2009 Posted by Farhud NEWS & POLITICS U.N., Zionisim, Jews, Israel, world Events, middle east conflict, Human rights, Palestine, Palestina, Israeli Military, Israeli Defense force, OBAMA, Israeli lobby, U.S Policy, Arab, current events, AIPAC No Comments