posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:39 PM
In 1962, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigated FOREIGN LOBBYISTS active in the United State], particularly the American Zionist Council
(AZC) due to its hidden financial flows. Senator William J. Fulbright who led the investigation fought to force the American Zionist Council to
register as agents of a foreign government. Sen. Fulbright was outraged at the idea that U.S. foreign aid and tax-preferential charitable funds were
being funneled back into the U.S. to multiply foreign aid through lobbying and a massive stealth public relations campaign.
By the time Fulbright's public Senate hearings ended in 1963, it had been established that the Jewish Agency laundered over $5 million (around $35
million today) into U.S. public relations and lobbying initiatives over a two-year period.
On November 21, 1963, the U.S. Department of Justice under U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy ordered the American Zionist Council to register as
an Israeli foreign agent.
On November 22, 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
On June 5, 1968, former U.S. Attorney General and present U.S. Senator, Robert F. Kennedy, was assassinated in Los Angeles, CA just after winning the
California Democratic primary election for candidacy for the President of the United States.
In 1963, the American Zionist Council eluded having to register as agents of a foreign government by reorganizing as the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Today, the AIPAC has become what Senator Fulbright most feared: a foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while
disguised as a domestic lobby.
[link to criminalstate.com]
February 10, 2010 by Jeff Gates
"Americans have been induced to believe that the Zionist state is an ally. We are not alone in viewing Israel as a legitimate nation and a noble
experiment to provide a “homeland” for a victimized people. That alluring storyline victimized the broader Jewish community while also laying
waste to the nation that was first deceived to extend to Zionists the hand of friendship.
To escape the ravages of Zionism requires that we concede its duplicitous nature and make its operations transparent so that its perpetrators become
apparent. As a long-deceived global public grasps its costs in blood and treasure, this mental state will be seen for what it is: a criminal
[link to criminalstate.com]
"How the Israel Lobby Took Control of U.S. Foreign Policy"
July 14, 2009 by Jeff Gates ·
The political math was enabled by Senator John McCain whose support for all things Israeli ensured him the GOP nomination to succeed Christian-Zionist
G.W. Bush. McCain’s style of campaign finance reform proved a perfect fit for the Diaspora-based fundraising on which the lobby relies. Co-sponsored
by Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, this change in federal election law typifies how Israeli influence became systemic.
‘McCain-Feingold’ raised the amount (from $1,000 to $2,300) that candidates can receive from individuals in primary and general elections. A
couple can now contribute a combined $9,200 to federal candidates: $4,600 in each of the primary and general elections. Primary elections, usually
low-budget, are particularly easy to sway.
Importantly for the Diaspora, this change also doubled the funds candidates can receive without regard to where those contributors reside. A candidate
in Iowa, say, may have only a few pro-Israeli constituents. When campaign support is provided by a nationwide network of pro-Israelis, that candidate
can more easily be persuaded to support policies sought by Tel Aviv.
Diaspora-based fundraising has long been used by the lobby with force-multiplying success to shape U.S. foreign policy. Under the guise of reform,
John McCain doubled the financial resources that the lobby can deploy to elect and retain its supporters.
Fulbright was Right
The influence-peddling process works like this. Candidates are summoned for in-depth AIPAC interviews. Those found sufficiently committed to
Israel’s agenda are provided a list of donors likely to “max out” their campaign contributions. Or the process can be made even easier when
AIPAC-approved candidates are given the name of a “bundler.”
Bundlers raise funds from the Diaspora and bundle those contributions to present them to the candidate. No quid pro quo need be mentioned. After
McCain-Feingold became law in 2003, AIPAC-identified bundlers could raise $1 million-plus for AIPAC-approved candidates simply by contacting ten
like-minded supporters. Here’s the math:
The bundler and spouse “max out” for $9,200 and call ten others, say in Manhattan, Miami, and Beverly Hills. Each of them max out (10 x $9,200)
and call ten others for a total of 11. [111 x $9,200 = $1,021,200.]
Imagine the incentive to do well in the AIPAC interview. One call from the lobby and a candidate can collect enough cash to mount a credible campaign
in most Congressional districts. From Tel Aviv’s perspective, that political leverage is leveraged yet again because fewer than ten percent of the
435 House races are competitive in any election cycle (typically 35 to 50).
Additional force-multipliers come from: (a) sustaining this financial focus over multiple cycles, (b) using funds to gain and retain seniority for
those serving on Congressional committees key to promoting Israeli goals, and (c) opposing candidates who question those goals.
Jewish Achievement reports that 42% of the largest political donors to the 2000 election cycle were Jewish, including four of the top five. That
compares to less than 2% of Americans who are Jewish. Of the Forbes 400 richest Americans, 25% are Jewish according to Michael Steinhardt, a key
funder of the Democratic Leadership Council. The DLC was led by Jewish Zionist Senator Joe Lieberman when he resigned in 2000 to run as vice president
with pro-Israeli presidential candidate Al Gore.
Money was never a constraint. Pro-Israeli donors were limited only by how much they could lawfully contribute to AIPAC-screened candidates.
McCain-Feingold raised a key limit. The full impact of this foreign influence has yet to be tallied. What’s known, however, is sufficient to apply
the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Of the top 50 neoconservatives who advocated war in Iraq, 26 were Jewish (52%).
Harry Truman, a Christian Zionist, remains one of the more notable recipients of funds. In 1948, he was trailing badly in the polls and in
fundraising. His prospects brightened dramatically in May after he recognized as a legitimate state an enclave of Jewish extremists who originally
planned to settle in Argentina before putting their sights on Palestine.
This force-multiplier is now wielded in plain sight, with impunity and under cover of free speech, free elections, free press and even the freedom of
religion. Therein lies the perils of an entangled alliance that induced the U.S. to invade Iraq and now seeks war with Iran. By allowing foreign
agents to operate as a domestic lobby, the U.S. was induced to confuse Zionist interests with its own.
*****GET AIPAC OUT OF THE US****
THE WELL-DOCUMENTED DOMESTIC ESPIONAGE OF AIPAC IS VERY DESTRUCTIVE TO THE LIFE, LIBERTY, AND HOPE OF EVERY AMERICAN.