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Aipac spying

Original post made by Marty Cohen, Stanford, on Mar 7, 2008

A urge readers interested in promoting a saner foreign policy and exposing the dark deeds of Aipac, read this stunning lead article in the NYT. There is little doubt that Israel and its US lobbies have pressured the US administration in its disastrous decision to launch the illegal endless war in Iraq. We must hold these lobbyists fully accountable for draining the US Treasury and supporting genocide in Gaza and the West Bank. US soldiers are continuing to die for this insane war which Israel has helped promote.

WASHINGTON | March 3, 2008
Trial to Offer Look at World of Information Trading
By NEIL A. LEWIS
A trial scheduled for late April in federal court in Virginia threatens to expose the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's special role in forming the government's Middle East policy.

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Posted by a
a resident of Southgate
on Mar 8, 2008 at 12:27 am

Marty,
I've called both Eshoo and Pelosi's office for the impeachment of George Bush, have you?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 8, 2008 at 6:06 am

Illegal endless war?
Anyone remember the invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent UN resolutions? Those resolutions were still in effect when we finally responded to cease fire violations with a resumption of hostilities.


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Posted by Boaz
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Mar 8, 2008 at 7:03 am

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Too bad you are not as vigilant when it comes to muslim terrorists that have been carrying out terrorists attacks for 20+ years.
Israel and the US are the only two countries in the world that have actively fought the perpetartors of 9/11, the Cole attack, rocket attacks from gaza, Beirut barracks bombings (and the list of muslim terrorist attacks goes on and on).
Just recently one of the leading and most vile terrorists in Hezbollah was blown to bits as he opened the door to his car in Syria. According to Time magazine the force of the blast blew him into the lobby of the building across the streets as his head and limbs were blown off.
Gaza is being turned into a giant graveyeard for Hamas leadership, as they remain in hiding with their tails stuck firmly between their legs. Whimpering in the dark and praying that Israel does not find them.
Too bad you are not interested in the genocide perpetrated by muslim regimes in Sudan and other places world.


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Posted by perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 8, 2008 at 11:13 am

The classic hyperbole in the first sentence alone told me that there was nothing worth reading.

Why do the rest of you bother?


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Posted by GMC
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm

It seems like the article is mostly about how AIPAC feels its being unfairly targeted for activity which is commonplace. AIPAC isn't on trial - a couple of guys who broke the law are. If they are convicted, they should go to jail. I'm a Jewish person, and a proud flag-waving American patriot. So, if someone broke the laws of the US, and are convicted, they should be punished in accordance with the laws of our country. I don't think someone should get a pass just because they are the same religion as me. I'm glad Jonathan Pollard "went down," and I hope he stays in jail until he carries out his sentence - which is life, so I don't expect to see him out anytime soon.
That being said, I think this topic was posted for the purpose of painting AIPAC as some kind of malignant force behind US foreign policy. They lobby! So what? The elected and appointed officials this country don't HAVE to listen or act on the wishes of lobbyists, do they? Same goes for the powerful Chinese lobbyists, or whoever else.


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Posted by A Gentile
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 11, 2008 at 6:03 pm


GMC,

Not all American Jews put Israel's interests before US interests, but is it possible that many Jews do?

Is it possible that Israel-First Jews are over-represented in Wall Street, finance, Federal Reserve, media, judiciary, academia, medicine, think tanks, Congress, bureaucracies, etc.?


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Posted by boaz
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Mar 11, 2008 at 6:08 pm

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Posted by A Gentile
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 11, 2008 at 6:33 pm

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Posted by A Gentile
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 11, 2008 at 8:41 pm

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