Showing posts with label America's relationship with Israel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label America's relationship with Israel. Show all posts

Sunday, December 1, 2013

US/Israeli Iran Policy Remains Unchanged

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Dark forces run both countries. They want Geneva agreed on terms subverted. On November 30, Fars News headlined "Riyadh, Tel Aviv Cooperating to Sabotage Iran's (Nuclear) Program."

They're cooperating on a new computer worm. They want one more destructive than Stuxnet. In 2010, it infected Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility.

Operations were halted. Israel was blamed. So was Washington. Had the facility gone online infected, Iran's entire electrical power grid could have been shut down.

Experts say Flame malware is 20 times more harmful than Stuxnet. Perhaps Israeli and Saudi dark forces want something even more destructive.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Syria and the Swinging Pendulum

The Tide Has Changed

Robert Bonomo
Activist Post

Since 9/11 the state’s power has grown exponentially and its ability to wage war and infiltrate a digitized populace has reached epic proportions, but the pendulum has reached its apogee. The Obama Administration has made a terrible miscalculation regarding the public’s reaction to its proposed military intervention in Syria and it appears the President will not be able to garner the votes needed in Congress to pass the resolution in support of his plan to attack Assad.

As Private Manning sits in a prison cell and Edward Snowden lives in exile, AIPAC is working tirelessly to lobby Congress to pass the war resolution, but the public’s heart is with Snowden and Manning, not Netanyahu. If Obama and AIPAC lose this vote their grand plan to confront Iran’s nuclear aspirations will crumble. If Americans reject a military intervention in order to punish Assad for his supposed use of WMDs, how will they ever support taking on the Iranian regime for just having them? This is not the same America that re-elected George Bush in 2004.

The Rule of Zombies: Why Are Obama and Kerry So Desperate to Start a New War?

Paul Craig Roberts
Activist Post

What is the real agenda?

Why is the obama Regime so desperate to commit a war crime despite the warnings delivered to the White House Fool two days ago by the most important countries in the world at the G20 Summit?

What powerful interest is pushing the White House Fool to act outside of law, outside the will of the American people, outside the warnings of the world community?

The obama Regime has admitted, as UK prime minister david cameron had to admit, that no one has any conclusive evidence that the Assad government in Syria used chemical weapons. Nevertheless, obama has sent the despicable john kerry out to convince the public and Congress on the basis of videos that Assad used chemical weapons “against his own people.”

What the videos show are dead and suffering people. The videos do not show who did it. The obama Regime’s case is nonexistent. It rests on nothing that indicates responsibility. The obama Regime’s case is nothing but an unsubstantiated allegation.

What kind of depraved person would take the world to war based on nothing whatsoever but an unsubstantiated allegation?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Israel's Undisputed Role in Training Middle East Terrorists

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

With the recent controversy surrounding decisions by the “secret Congress” and White House to openly arm, train, and assist the death squads wreaking havoc across Syria (commonly known as the Syrian “rebels” in more mainstream circles) truly informed observers have been well aware of the American, NATO, and generally Western backing of the terrorists ever since the beginning of the Syrian destabilization campaign that went live in late 2011.

The fact that Anglo-American powers have acted as directors of the death squads in terms of organization, funding, training, and supply has been known for some time. I, myself, have written several articles on this topic as well as on the fact that the intent to organize death squads to destabilize Syrian on behalf of the Anglo-American powers was known to exist at least as far back as 2005.[1]

The Israeli desire to destroy Syria has also been readily apparent[2] through the numerous attempts by the Mad Dog of the Middle East to encourage bombing, military action, and outright invasion of Syria whenever the opportunity to ride the coattails of some engineered propaganda blitz presents itself. Indeed, Israel, always ready to fight to the last American, continually promotes and threatens to engage in unilateral military assaults against any number of its neighbors or other regional nations, even approving the direct bombing of Syrian targets on more than one occasion.[3]

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

AIPAC Promotes War on Iran

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

AIPAC's a blight on humanity. It's an unregistered foreign agent. It operates illegally. It does so destructively. It promotes war. It deplores peace. It represents the worst of Israeli interests.

It controls US administrations and Congress. Edward Said called it "the most powerful and feared lobby in Washington."

In a matter of hours, he said, it can mobilize virtually unanimous Senate support for Israel. Deferentially, US politicians bow to its will. They do so disgracefully.

On June 14, Iranians elected Hassan Rohani. He's Iran's new president. He's head of state. He's a distinguished leader. He combines diplomacy, politics and scholarship.

He urges peace and reconciliation. He called for dialogue. He wants sanctions lifted.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks: Dead on Arrival

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

So-called peace talks are fake. They're a sham. They've always been this way. Decades of talks were stillborn from inception. This time's no different.

Chances for a just peace are ZERO. Palestinians have no say. Believing otherwise defies reality.

Israel deplores peace. So does Washington. They're jointly running things. Both nations are longstanding imperial partners. They prioritize violence and instability. Peace defeats their agenda.

They don't negotiate. They demand. It bears repeating. Palestinians have no say whatever. They never did. They don't now.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

State Department Debunks Iranian Latin American Terrorism Links

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

False anti-Iranian accusations persist. They're longstanding. Claims about alleged nuclear bomb development don't wash. Nor do well publicized terror attack charges.

The Islamic Republic's maliciously vilified. False accusations follow earlier ones. A disturbing pattern repeats. Iran's sovereignty is challenged. Its independence is threatened.

Washington wants pro-Western stooges everywhere. It wants rival states eliminated. It wants unchallenged global dominance. Everything's fair game to achieve it. Duplicitous misinformation proliferates.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Another Israeli War Criminal of the Year Award

Anthony Freda Art
Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

America represents the worst of rogue governance. So does Israel. They menace humanity. They persecute their best. They honor their worst.

Peacemakers are scorned. Waging war on humanity's rewarded. On March 21, Obama received Israel's Medal of Distinction. It's also called the President's Medal.

It's Israel's highest civil award. It's for individuals "who have made an outstanding contribution to the State of Israel or to humanity, through their talents, services, or in any other form."

In 2012, Henry Kissinger won. His rap sheet includes decades of crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. Israel rewarded his New World Order ruthlessness. It didn't surprise.

Obama replicates his viciousness writ large. Bill Clinton has his own cross to bear. He's Israel's newest honoree. Shimon Peres established the award.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Washington Funds Secret Israeli Ballistic Missile Base

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

On June 3, McClatchy's foreign staff headlined "US publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret." More on that below.

Last November 28, the Washington Post headlined "US overseeing mysterious construction in Israel." A previous article discussed it. Washington and Israel partner in imperial operations. Expensive projects are included. According to WaPo:
The US Army Corps of Engineers plans to supervise construction of a five-story underground facility for an Israel Defense Forces complex.
It's called "Site 911." It'll be built at an Israeli air force base near Tel Aviv. It's precise location is secret. Construction will take two years or longer.

Time frames are often extended. Cost is expected to be about $100 million. Expect double or more spent perhaps before completion.

Monday, June 17, 2013

US House Passes Amendment to NDAA Regarding the National Defense of…Israel?

Kimberly Paxton
Activist Post

An amendment to the NDAA passed the US House of Representatives on Friday. The pricey amendment doesn’t apply to the national defense of the United States, but that of Israel.
It is the policy of the United States to take all necessary steps to ensure that Israel possesses and maintains an independent capability to remove existential threats to its security and defend its vital national interests.
The amendment was introduced by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), and passed overwhelmingly with a vote of 315-108. It will go for a vote by the Senate next, and then cross the desk of President Obama before it becomes a law that Israel can remove “existential threats” on the American taxpayer’s dime.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

It doesn't surprise. On June 8, Haaretz headlined "What was the Israeli involvement in collecting US communications intel for NSA?" More on that below.

On April 3, 2012, James Bamford headlined "Shady Companies with Ties to Israel Wiretap for US for the NSA."

He said NSA chief General Keith Alexander's "having a busy year." He's "cutting ribbons at secret bases and bringing to life the agency’s greatly expanded eavesdropping network."
In January he dedicated the new $358 million CAPT Joseph J. Rochefort Building at NSA Hawaii, and in March he unveiled the 604,000-square-foot John Whitelaw Building at NSA Georgia.
It's for around "4,000 earphone-clad intercept operators, analysts and other specialists, many of them employed by private contractors."

Spies "R" Us defines US policy. NSA's "mammoth 1-million-square-foot, $2 billion Utah Data Center is far more sweeping."

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mission Creep Toward Full-Scale War on Syria

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

On May 20, Secretary of State John Kerry headed back to the Middle East. It's his fourth regional visit since January.

On May 21, he met Oman's Sultan Qaboos. An air defense system/weapons sale, Syria, and related issues were discussed.

On May 22, he met with foreign ministers of 11 so-called Friends of Syria countries. He did so in Amman. Opposition group representatives also attended.

Among other issues, they discussed the US/Russian proposed peace conference. A Geneva June 10 date is scheduled. Reports suggest both Syrian officials and opposition representatives will attend.

At the same time, mixed messages were sent. On the one hand, senior opposition members said participation's conditional on Assad stepping down. He has no intention to do so. Syrians alone must decide who'll lead them. It's their right.

Monday, May 6, 2013

America and Israel: Imperial Partners in Crime (Part II)

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

In late January, Lebanese military sources reported multiple Israeli violations of Lebanon's airspace. One or more targets on the Syrian-Lebanese border were struck.

Around the same time, Israeli warplanes attacked a military research center in Jamraya. It's about 10 miles from the Lebanese border. Early Sunday morning, Israel struck it again.

On May 5, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) headlined "Explosions Hit Scientific Research Center in Jamraya Caused by an Israeli Rocket Attack, Casualties Reported."

The Damascus al-Hameh area was struck. Syrian state television said:
The new Israeli attack is an attempt to raise the morale of the terrorist groups which have been reeling from strikes by our noble army. 
This new Israeli aggression is a clear attempt to alleviate the pressure on the armed terrorist groups after our army beat them back in several regions and after the army's victories on the road to recovering security and stability in Syria. 
This attack proves the direct involvement of the Israeli occupation in the conspiracy against Syria and its links with terrorist groups in the aggression supported by Western countries and some Gulf countries.
Israeli officials confirmed Saturday's attack. YNet News said an unnamed "senior" Israeli source corroborated the second one. He claimed missiles intended for Hezbollah were targeted.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

America and Israel: Imperial Partners in Crime

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Longstanding ties remain firm. Both nations are imperial partners. Naked aggression is official policy. Regime change in Syria is planned. Daily events head inexorably toward full-scale intervention.

The latest incident ups the stakes. On May 4, The New York Times headlined "Israel Bombs Syria as the US Weighs Its Own Options," saying:

An unnamed US official said "Israel bombed a target in Syria overnight Thursday. (Washington) consider(s its own) military options, including carrying out (its) own airstrikes."

According to Reuters, "(t)he attack took place on Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet approved it in a secret meeting on Thursday night…."

These type meetings often precede imminent action. They're held to approve them.

Unprovoked Attack on Syria: US-backed Israel Commits Egregious International Crime

The US feigns disassociation with Hitlerian act of Israeli aggression - as was planned since 2007.

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Image: The West has carefully cultivated Israel into "regional bully." Immune from international condemnation, it is now being used to commit egregious war crimes against neighboring Syria, in hopes of provoking a retaliation and giving the US and its regional axis the justification it has long sought to militarily intervene.

Unprovoked, Israel has attacked Syria numerous times over the past 2 days, including attacks on the Syrian capital of Damascus, in what appears to be a series of intentional provocations designed to drag the region into a wider conflict its US sponsors can then enter militarily. Neither attacked directly by Syria, nor able to cite credible evidence in regards to perceived threats Israel claims to be reacting to, the assault on Syria represents a Chapter VII breach of the United Nations Charter.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

America's War on Terror 2.0

Anthony Freda Art
Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Post-Boston bombings, expect Obama and Congress to take full advantage. Perhaps more war is planned. Big lies launch them. Fear-mongering enlists public support. Anything ahead is possible.

A previous article discussed dubious allegations of Syria's chemical weapons use. They resemble fabricated claims about Saddam's nonexistent WMDs. It's similar to false charges against all US enemies.

Iran's repeatedly targeted. New baseless accusations followed earlier ones. More on that below.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Targeting Iran

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Hostile US/Israeli rhetoric is longstanding. Obama and Netanyahu consider Iran an existential threat. Claiming it turns truth on its head.

AIPAC's no better. It calls Iran "the world’s leading state sponsor of terror and is racing toward a nuclear weapons capability."

"Through its proxy armies of Hizballah in southern Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Iranian regime is supporting terrorists that have carried out attacks on American troops and Israeli civilians."

Fact check: America and Israel are the world's most egregious human rights abusers and sponsors of state-sponsored terrorism.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hawkish Senators Want War on Iran

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Permanent war is official US policy. Bipartisan complicity supports it. Doing so violates international, constitutional and US statute laws.

America is a lawless rogue state. It's been so for decades. It's by far the world's worst. It wages war on humanity. It does it at home and abroad.

Innocent victims are murdered in cold blood. It's official policy. So are other high crimes.

Political Washington is beholden to dominant monied interests, war profiteers, other corporate favorites, and Israeli Lobby extremists. AIPAC represents their face.

It's an unregistered foreign agent. It's represented Israel since 1953. It does so lawlessly.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Washington and Israel Target Iran

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Stephen Lendman, Contributor
Activist Post

Escalating anti-Iranian tensions continues. More on what's ongoing below.

February 10 marks Iran's 1979 revolution's 34th anniversary. On January 31, 10 days of commemorative activities began.

Imam Khomeini was exiled for 15 years in Paris. On February 1, 1979, he returned to Tehran. Doing so marked the beginning of Ten Days of Dawn.

On February 10, they culminated successfully. A generation of repressive Reza Shah Pahlavi rule ended. He was Washington's man in Tehran.

He remained so until a White House task force recommended replacing him with Ayatollah Khomeini.

It was part of a larger scheme. It involved balkanizing the region along tribal and religious lines. It sought to create an arc of crisis through Central Asia to Soviet Russia.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Site 911: the mysterious $100 million, five-story underground facility being built near Tel Aviv

Madison Ruppert, Contributor
Activist Post

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reportedly plans to supervise the construction of a mysterious five-story underground facility named “Site 911” for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at an Israeli Air Force base near Tel Aviv, Israel.

While the United States’ supervision of the construction might seem strange to some, it isn’t all that surprising given the tight U.S.-Israeli relationship, especially in security matters. As insane as it sounds, even the New York Police Department has a branch in Israel.

The facility is expected to take over two years to build with costs up to $100 million (surprisingly low given that we earmarked $235 million for Israel’s Iron Dome system last year while the U.S. didn’t have a penny to spend).