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AIPAC: Israel’s Agent Feeling Squeezed?

AIPAC: Israel’s Agent Feeling Squeezed?

Franklin Lamb
Graphics by Alex
The American Israel public affairs committee (AIPAC) has seen headier days  according to US congressional staffers forced to work regularly with the  pro-Zionist agent of Israel. The grip of fear and the lock on Congress that the  Israel first organization has long touted in its service to Israel may be  weakening against a backdrop of American Jews rejecting the increasing rants of  Prime Minister Netanyahu that are driving many Jews to distance themselves from  him, from AIPAC, from other Arabphobic US Zionist organizations, and from  Israel.
AIPAC tells some Congressional aids that fund raising is hurting and it can’t  keep promises it made to certain candidates that it would arrange “indirect” funding for their current election campaigns. Netanyahu is increasing becoming    the butt of jokes across the Israeli and American political spectrum. Several in  his cabinet and the US Congress reportedly view him as an embarrassment.  A  perception likely added to by his recent General Assembly cartoon gimmick and  his repeated Nazi style arm and hand gestures that were widely distributed by  the main stream American media outlets especially Reuters, AP and even the  Zionist Drudge Report.
In addition, there are signs that some members of congress and their staffs,  who are heavily lobbied by AIPAC to donate, are beginning to chaff at heavy  handed AIPAC fundraising tactics.
Perhaps reflecting financial pressures on its free spending policies   including astronomical administration costs, on 9/24/12, Jonathan Missner,  AIPAC’s Director of National Affairs and Development sent out  more 500,000  emails in a desperate and thinly veiled bid to raise cash to defeat Obama.
Wrote Missner:
Dear Friend of Israel:
I am writing because we have not yet heard from you, and your support is greatly needed by September 30th.
As I’m sure you know, Israel and America are now facing serious threats throughout the Middle East. In recent months alone we have seen:
  • Protestors in multiple Arab     countries storm U.S. embassies, burn American and Israeli flags, and chant     “death to America, death to Israel,” amidst false reports that a     video was created by an Israeli Jew and backed by 100 Jewish financiers.
  • Iran sent military personnel     and large quantities of weapons across to Syria to aid the Assad regime’s     violent crackdown.
  • A deadly terror attack along     the Egypt-Israel border that killed 16 Egyptians and enabled terrorists to     penetrate into Israel.
  • Leaders in Iran and its     regional proxies increased their vitriol against Israel. The frequency and     intensity of these recent statements has been troubling: “Anyone who loves     freedom and justice must strive for the annihilation of the Zionist     regime.” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (August 17th).
  • If you’re like most pro-Israel     Americans, these events have made you more scared for Israel’s existence     than you’ve likely felt in many years.
  • But as you watch these dangers     continue to unfold, it is important to remember there is something you can     do to help keep Israel safe.
  • You can join AIPAC, and help     ensure that our leaders in Washington speak out clearly and unequivocally     in support of Israel and that the aggressions shown toward our greatest     ally Israel must immediately cease.
  • At this dangerous time, the     number one strategic answer to the threats facing Israel is for America to     express – in every possible way- an unwavering, unshakable commitment to     Israel.
  • We must ensure that President     Obama speaks out for Israel.
  • We must ensure that America     stands by its full commitment to Israel’s security assistance for fiscal     year 2013, which is vital for Israel to be able to defend herself.
  • And we must ensure that America     continues to pledge 100% of its diplomatic support to Israel.
  • We must do all of this, so that     we can send a strong and loud message that America stands by Israel and     that any attacks on Israel’s security is an attack on America’s security.”    
AIPAC appears to be failing in carrying orders from the Israeli Embassy in  Washington “to defeat Obama, whatever is required.” The latest polls, including  two commissioned by the American Jewish Committee and one from the  Anti-Defamation League shows  Obama likely  avoiding the defeat  on November 6th  that Tel Aviv hoped his combative attitude toward Israel would produce. Obama  currently leads Mitt Romney by a 69-20 percent margin among likely Jewish  voters. If these polls hold, while they represent a marked decline from the 78  percent of the Jewish vote Obama got in 2008, they show Romney’s promise to put  Israel “first no matter what “ is not resonating with American Jews. By now even  garnering 25% of the Jewish vote this shows there is plenty of resistance to  Romney on a variety of  domestic social issues that increasingly among the  American public matter more that Israel’s zany schemes. The poll projections may  have been reflected at the UN last week when Netanyahu appeared to back off a  bit from his pillorying of the Obama administration as being weak on  terrorism.
Meanwhile, according to an Arab American Institute poll, 52 percent of all  Arab-Americans say they plan to vote for Obama, compared to 28 percent who have  declared their support for Romney. Broken down by religion, Arab American  Muslims support Obama overwhelmingly (75% to 8%), while Orthodox/Protestants  support Romney by a 16% margin.  According to the poll, Arab American Democrats  outnumber Republicans by a 2-1 margin (46% to 22%), continuing a steady  migration away from the GOP toward the Democratic Party since 2002.
Congressional staffers report that the Obama White House is rejecting the  tactics being employed behind its back to assert pressure for the “red lines” that Netanyahu’s has been pushing and is aware that AIPAC is actively working to  defeat President Obama on November 6th.
Zionist Premier Benjamin Netanyahu drawing the red line for Iran at the UNGA in New YorkWhat is confusing much of the American Jewish community appears to be  the same as what perplexes a growing segment of the non-Jewish American public.  And that is Netanyahu’s nonsense over Iranian progress in having nuclear weapons  and the history of this “the sky is falling-we must cry wolf!” canard.
It was back in April  of 1984, that the British defense magazine Jane’s  Defense Weekly got things started with its false claim that Iran was “engaged in  the production of an atomic bomb, likely to be ready within two years.”
Jane’s became embarrassed since it could offer no proof to back its  sensationalist claim and soon admitted that its speculation was based on a West  German intelligence source which turned out to be an assistant engineer who  visited the unfinished Bushehr nuclear reactor that year and became curious.  Soon, a pillar of the US Zionist US Senator Alan Cranston’s lobby picked up on  the report and declared that Iran would have nuclear weapons by 1991.
The next year, Benjamin Netanyahu, a onetime campaign volunteer for Cranston,  now an Israeli parliamentarian, began a campaign to inform the World that Iran  could develop nuclear weapons within “three to five years” and therefore must be  stopped through “an international front headed by the US.”
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld joined the project and reported to  Congress in 1998 that Iran could build an intercontinental ballistic missile  with a nuclear or a biological payload that could hit the US within five years.  Secretary of State Colin Powell soon claimed in 2004 that if fact, Iran had been  working on technology to fit a nuclear warhead onto a missile.
These allegations  boldly came from Powell’s less than one year after his Iraqi weapons of mass  destruction assertions were being proven to be false.
The current President of Israel Shimon Peres announced in 1992 that Iran  would have nuclear weapons by 1999.  As noted by Robert Fisk in the UK  Independent, current Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in 1996 that Iran  would have a nuclear arsenal by 2004.
For his part, Netanyahu reportedly got into an ugly argument with the  American ambassador to Israel last month over the Obama administration’s  unwillingness to take matters regarding Iran to a more aggressive level. The  Israeli prime minister was, according to the New York Times, “at his wit’s end” because, he claimed, Iran was “only four to six weeks away from a nuclear bomb”. A few weeks later, Netanyahu backtracked and pushed the deadline “to six or  seven months away.”
And round and round it goes.
Congressional sources insist that White House staff will not forget  Netanyahu’s blatant attempts to humiliate and defeat their boss.
The American public, as well as the international community are exhibiting  exhaustion over this incessant hysteria which was summed up recently by  Professor Stephen M. Walt, writing in Foreign Policy.

“Those prophesying war  with Iran are starting to sound like those wacky cult leaders who keep  predicting the End of the World, and then keep moving the date when the world  doesn’t end on schedule. At what point are we going to stop paying  attention?”

One Congressional source emailed:

“Time will tell if next year’s AIPAC  conference finds President Obama or any of his top aides on its program.”

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6 Responses to AIPAC: Israel’s Agent Feeling Squeezed?

  1. who_me September 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    i suspect the “interplay” between obama and netanyahoo is a staged dance to impress american voters. americans are tired of these jewish sponsored wars. so jp is presenting them with the “antiwar” candidate and the “pro-war” candidate, just like they did in 2008. both are thoroughly and happily buttsore from jp and both will keep the sick ball rolling for jp and corporate fascism, since these wars and destabilisation campaigns benefit both the tribal and non-tribal corporate domination plans.

    if a real anti-war presidential candidate managed to get enough support, and effectively bypass the jewish run media mafia that works to prevent such an “upset”, diebold would make sure that person lost the election, anyways.

  2. Deadbeat October 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    What is most flagrant about the 2012 election campaign is that the 98% of Americans — non-Jews — don’t matter. The fate of the election matters only on the behavior of the 2%. Perhaps Occupy “Wall Street” should be changed to Occupy Synagogue. As if the power of AIPAC and the consequence of U.S. Foreign Policy is only a matter for Jewry to decide.

    The remainder of America need be only on the sidelines. That is what the article suggest and thus the need for a direct conversation and challenge to Jewish power. As Bro. Nate makes clear this week’s video, “democracy” really means Jewish power.

    • who_me October 4, 2012 at 1:12 am #

      “What is most flagrant about the 2012 election campaign is that the 98% of Americans — non-Jews — don’t matter.”

      that’s been pretty obvious for many years now. if one aint rich or jewish, one is just a slave to use and discard. the irony is now white people in america are finding out how it’s like to be treated the way non-whites are treated in the usa. the sad thing is most white americans are so brainwashed they are like a frog in slowly heated water. they will sit there with their eyes glazed and mouths open and simply boil to death.

  3. Blake October 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    It’s time for America to shed itself of this non entity parasite. A round up of all mossad agents in the country & forcibly removed. If they are ever seen in the country again, they will be arrested immediately & charged as enemy combatants. AIPAC: either register as a foreign lobby or be labeled as an enemy of the state & forced to disband & face arrest. Investigate the ADL. Break up all the Jew media monopolies

    • David Holden October 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      i think all dual US-Isreali ‘citizens’ should be interned pending investigation. i guess 90%+ are up to their necks in shite of one kind or another.