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Monday, February 19, 2007

AIPAC and their agenda

I visit AIPAC's website fairly regularly. It is interesting to note how transparent their agenda is.

Some background on AIPAC :

1. It is not registered as an agent of a foreign government
2. It pays no taxes in the US, though its various arms generate loads of capital from within the US
3. It has a history of complicity in espionage

Not many Americans are aware of the Larry Franklin incident, which happened in the last couple of years. The difference in coverage is appalling.

When Wen Ho Lee was suspected of espionage activities at Los Alamos, it was covered ad nauseam on the mainstream news stations.

So for readers who do not know about Larry Franklin, I will give you some background.

Franklin worked at the Pentagon as a DOD analyst at some department responsible for Iranian affairs. He met messieurs Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman at a restaurant, and in their discussions, Franklin knowingly passed classified information to these 2 high-ranking officials at AIPAC. Unbeknownst to them all, the conversation was being secretly surveilled and taped by the FBI, which had been tracking espionage activity of AIPAC for years.

Rosen and Weissman quickly resigned from AIPAC (and had quick indictments against them), and Larry Franklin was quickly indicted, but no mention of this at all in the US presses. I did a media search for this event at the time, and I found a paragraph blurb of this event from the Washington Post, buried in some obscure section.

What I did not see was any front-page headline from any mainstream news outlet concerning this treacherous activity.

This is not the first time that Israeli espionage has been given a nice tidy sweep under the rug, safe away from the US population's scrutiny. True Jonathan Pollard is rotting in prison, but true also that Richard Perle should be, but is not.

Instead, he is making speeches and crafting policy matters for various NEOCON think tanks which are making concerted efforts to trick the masses into supporting another unjust war, this time with Iran.

What bothers me is not so much AIPAC's transparent agenda (all lobbying groups attempt to change policy in their favor) but the complete subservience US officials have to this uber-powerful lobbying group. Just ask Walt and Mearsheimer ...

Within one year of Franklin's non-story, AIPAC had its annual meeting. This was shown on CSPAN, and I watched many of the addresses made by US officials including :

Dick Cheney
Majority leader Boehner (at the time)
Steny Hoyer
Hillary Clinton
John Bolton
Condaleeza Rice

There was a time when treacherous groups would be accused of treason ; today our officials pucker up and kiss their ass. Why ?

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