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IRS sends applications of pro-Israel groups to antiterrorism unit

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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 12:40 PM
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Now according to testimony from an IRS Agent, tax exempt status applications from pro-Israel groups were sent off to an antiterrorism unit for further review !!

As usual, the 'testimony' is full of holes and maybe this, maybe that, probably possibles.


Applications of pro-Israel groups for tax-exempt status are routinely routed to an antiterrorism unit within the Internal Revenue Service for additional screening, according to the testimony of a Cincinnati-based IRS agent.

Asked whether Jewish or pro-Israel applications are treated differently from other applications, Gary Muthert told House Oversight Committee investigators that they are considered “specialty cases” and that “probably” all are sent to an IRS unit that examines groups for potential terrorist ties.

Muthert, who served as an application screener before transferring to the agency’s antiterrorism unit, was interviewed in connection with the committee’s investigation into the IRS’s discrimination against conservative groups. As a screener, Muthert flagged tea-party applications and passed them along to specialists for further scrutiny.


The IRS vs. Pro-Israel Groups


Perhaps this is an exposure of the rumored Obama anti-Israel policies ?

Maybe a lot of pro-Israel 'charities' send money to help Israeli settlements in the West Bank?

Unless some pro-Israeli groups are really deep cover terrorists?

[referring to a NYTimes article from 2010]

The article quoted State Department officials complaining about the American dollars flowing to Israeli settlers. “It’s a problem,” a senior State Department official told the Times. The implication was that it may be wrong to grant tax-exempt status to groups devoted to causes that undermine administration policy.

""The implication was that it may be wrong to grant tax-exempt status to groups devoted to causes that undermine administration policy""


WHO has the authority to grant or not to grant anyway?

I thought all that was written in Law?




posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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Asked whether Jewish or pro-Israel applications are treated differently from other applications, Gary Muthert told House Oversight Committee investigators that they are considered “specialty cases” and that “probably” all are sent to an IRS unit that examines groups for potential terrorist ties.


"probably" ahh, yes, there's a solid fact for you.



""The implication was that it may be wrong to grant tax-exempt status to groups devoted to causes that undermine administration policy""


Well duh. The administration policy is to condemn the illegal settlements. So funneling aid to, and granting tax-exempt status to groups funding settlements, which the administration deems to be illegal, would go against the rules set forth.

Obama is hardly anti-israel. The aid continues, in fact, it's being expanded to help fund the iron dome. Israel is still having the Us tackle their enemies, and Israel has continued to ignore international law with absolutely no repercussions...

So how again is Obama anti-Israel?

Besides, you can bet your but that any pro-Palestinian or other brown people groups are screened just as much if not more, granted a lot of them would have ties to honest terrorist groups.

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ETA: last paragraph of the article:


According to Muthert, it’s the latter, and he denies that pro-Israel applications are treated differently from those of other groups that claim they plan to engage with foreign countries. “It has to do with money laundering and things, because a lot of organizations will create charities to funnel the money to terrorist countries,” he explained. “So it is not so much Israel. It is just foreign countries.”


Ahh, that's about as anti-Israel as it can get

edit on 17-6-2013 by phishyblankwaters because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 01:03 PM
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Anything pro israel is terroristic.
Besides, this is the US, why should we care about the terrorist state of israel?
All they have ever done was murder our civillians and military and lied about it.
By deception and all...



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 01:14 PM
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So what about that terrorist 'state 'of Palestine that has it's 'supporters' in this country?

Did their applications get sent to the IRS 'antiterrorism unit'.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
So what about that terrorist 'state 'of Palestine that has it's 'supporters' in this country?
Did their applications get sent to the IRS 'antiterrorism unit'.


Yes. It would appear that they did.



“It has to do with money laundering and things, because a lot of organizations will create charities to funnel the money to terrorist countries,” he explained. “So it is not so much Israel. It is just foreign countries.”

The IRS vs. Pro-Israel Groups


Another slow news day for the Conservative Entertainment Complex.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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Is there a point there?

Really?

rt.com...

Only the US government gets to give money/money launder to 'terrorists' ?

Is that right?

And those terrorists in Syria.
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by neo96


So what about that terrorist 'state 'of Palestine that has it's 'supporters' in this country?

Did their applications get sent to the IRS 'antiterrorism unit'.


So your are equating Israel's action in the same light as the Palestinians. Good. It's about time people pointed out that Israel is just as culpable.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 01:50 PM
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Not really I mostly leave Isreal/Palestine to the neocons.

I can point out the hypocrisy of it all those Islamic states have a 'right to exist' but oh hell no a Jewish one doesn't.




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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by BritofTexas
 


Is there a point there?



Why are you asking him? He was directly answering YOUR question??


Originally posted by BritofTexas

Originally posted by neo96
So what about that terrorist 'state 'of Palestine that has it's 'supporters' in this country?
Did their applications get sent to the IRS 'antiterrorism unit'.


Yes. It would appear that they did.


edit on 17-6-2013 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 04:30 PM
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What part of the only people allowed to give money to 'terrorists' is the US government are some people missing?

WHAT?



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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Ummm...yeah... I would leave the whole israel terrorist vs Palestine thing alone myself IF the US was not throwing weapons and cash at israelis for their dark deeds.
I just hate being made to pay for terrorism.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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Is that right?

Then what about Egypt,Pakistan,Saudi Arabia,Afghanistan,Iraq,Syria or the other 180 countries that get US cash.

But the op was about the people giving cash to who they wanted, but that makes them a 'terrorist', but it doesn't make the US government itself 'terrorist'.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 04:37 PM
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And here we go, sliding away from the actual story (if there even is one) into an Israel/Palestine thread


The thing people should be asking is why are these "leakers" not providing evidence? Snowden has done it right, actually providing proof of something. But there are plenty who just pop up out of nowhere with accusations and assertions and never any documents.

Of course, it doesn't mean that it's not true, but I just wonder what has happened to the IQ level of these people that they just assume people should simply believe them, or that their accusation couldn't just be denied when there's no actual evidence for it.

I've worked in admin positions before, and in environments like this there is always a paper trail, there are manuals, training documents, memos... where are they? It's not good enough that these people just say "this is what we were told to do". We need paperwork, we need that document with a filepath on the bottom, dates, actual printed words.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 05:15 AM
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I dont see the scandal. Pro Israel groups comitted terrorism same as pro Pakistan groups. Screening them is just being cautious. Besides only because they say they are pro israel and jewish does not mean they are. Shoukdnt you check on that?



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 05:36 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Perhaps this is an exposure of the rumored Obama anti-Israel policies ?


No.

Firstly, Obama has no anti-Israel policies. Secondly, Obama's administration has given more support to Israel than any other administration before him.


U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Israel and the United States were opening talks on extending U.S. military aid beyond 2017.

Speaking beside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at their joint press conference, Obama also made clear that despite a budget crunch in Washington there would be no interruption to funding of Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system.


(Source).


No other President has committed as much American support for Israel’s security and military preparedness as President Obama.

President Obama has called for the removal of Syrian President Assad, ordered the successful assassination of Osama bin-Laden, done more than any other president to stop Iran's nuclear ambitions, increased security assistance to Israel to record levels, boycotted Durban II and Durban III, taken US-Israel military and intelligence cooperation to unprecedented levels, cast his only veto in the UN against the one-sided anti-Israel Security Council resolution, opposed the Goldstone Report, mounted a concerted opposition to the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state and has personally responded without hesitation to Israel’s emergency needs.


(Source).


[Ehud] Barak—also a former prime minister of Israel—said that though historically administrations from both political parties have supported the Jewish state President Obama's support, security-wise, is unparalleled.

"I think that from my point of view as defense minister they are extremely good, extremely deep and profound. I can see long years, um, administrations of both sides of political aisle deeply supporting the state of Israeli and I believe that reflects a profound feeling among the American people," said Barak.

"But I should tell you honestly that this administration under President Obama is doing in regard to our security more than anything that I can remember in the past."


(Source).
edit on 18/6/13 by Sankari because: added quote...



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 05:45 AM
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Originally posted by neo96


So what about that terrorist 'state 'of Palestine that has it's 'supporters' in this country?

Did their applications get sent to the IRS 'antiterrorism unit'.


ummm Neo...( no offence ment here, but...)
What state of Palistien?



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