There has been quite a bit of talk lately since the Ilhan Omar comments about Israel’s control over America via foreign policy and lobbying congress and senate. Even you you dislike Ilhan Omar, which is understandable seeing as she is not the brightest and pushes for policies that are contradictory to each other, most Americans still know recent history.
In a recent IAC conference with Jewish senator Chuck Schumer and Israeli billionaire Haim Saban who runs Univision and many other media outlets, Nancy Pelosi made a statement that is leaving many Americans scratching their heads. Pelosi effectively said that even if America crumbles, we will continue our aid to Israel. Both Schumer and Pelosi have received millions from AIPAC and other Israel first political action committees
Does this quote from Pelosi sound like a declaration of "allegiance" to you? pic.twitter.com/UGF3FZk2eO
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) March 5, 2019
Regardless of this statement, as I said the Americans who decide to do their own research instead of reacting to emotion have noticed a few things. Aside from the FBI spying on Israel on multiple occasions because they feared Israel was waging too much power on Capitol Hill, there are a few other things that worry a lot of people.
The Facts and Statement from AIPAC members
David Steiner, a New Jersey real-estate developer who was then serving as aipac’s president, was caught on tape boasting that he had “cut a deal” with the Administration of George H. W. Bush to provide more aid to Israel. Steiner also said that he was “negotiating” with the incoming Clinton Administration over the appointment of a pro-Israel Secretary of State. “We have a dozen people in his”—Clinton’s—“headquarters . . . and they are all going to get big jobs,” Steiner said. Soon after the tape’s existence was disclosed, Steiner resigned his post. I asked Rosen if aipac suffered a loss of influence after the Steiner affair. A half smile appeared on his face, and he pushed a napkin across the table. “You see this napkin?” he said. “In twenty-four hours, we could have the signatures of seventy senators on this napkin.”
Aipac’s professional staff—it employs about a hundred people at its headquarters, two blocks from the Capitol—analyzes congressional voting records and shares the results with its members, who can then contribute money to candidates directly or to a network of proIsrael political-action committees. The Center for Responsive Politics, a public-policy group, estimates that between 1990 and 2004 these pacs gave candidates and parties more than twenty million dollars.
Ex-Congressmen Blow the Whistle on AIPAC
John Mearsheimer, the co-author of a book called “the Israel Lobby,” appears several times throughout the documentary and gives his take in parts 2 and 4. “AIPAC is very interested in making sure that every representative and every senator is committed in supporting Israel,” Mearsheimer says at one point in the film. This tactic in controlling the US government likely assures that Israel will continue to receive the $38 billion dollar packages they have been receiving from US taxpayers. An undercover recording of a former employee of AIPAC shown in the documentary even backs this up “Everything AIPAC does is focused on influencing congress, you can’t influence the President of the United States directly but the congress can,” the former AIPAC employee says.
Former member of congress Jim Moran who served from 1991 to 2015 also chimed in about his time in congress in part 2 of the series. “Any member of congress is expected to fill out a questionnaire, they evaluate the depth of your commitment to Israel,” Moran says, “if you have AIPAC’s support, then more often than not you’re going to win.”
The spying however goes both ways. Israel has been spying on America for quite some time now and some in government say that they operate a larger spying operation on America than Russia or other culprits we hear about form our media.
Israel spying on the US and American citizens is surprisingly nothing new. The first shocking report about Israel’s covert operations against the US came after Carl Cameron of Fox news released findings of their investigation into 5 Mossad agents that were seen dancing after the 9/11 attacks in New York. The Fox News investigation went nowhere as far as prosecution, all 5 Israeli agents were released back to Israel’s custody. Some claim that hush money was integral in getting these men released.
Here is part of his report:
It gets worse. Congressmen whistleblowers like Jim Moran and others say in a recent film that AIPAC was lobbying them to vote for and support the invasion of Iraq. If you’re geopolitically knowledgeable at all, you know that the only country that benefitted from the thousands of American lives lost in Iraq and Afghanistan was Israel because it caused an instability in the region around them allowing Israel to further settlements and live without threat of annihilation from neighboring countries. Many of the “9/11 was an inside job” conspiracy theorists believe that Israel played an integral role in 9/11 as this led directly to the invasion Afghanistan, the invasion of Iraq, and the overthrow of Sadam Hussein.
They may be onto something honestly because if we think back to the fox News investigation of the 60 Israeli’s arrested on 9/11, the 5 Mossad agents seen dancing and filming the attacks, it makes a bit of sense. Then of course there is this video of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu lobbying the congress he probably financially controls to invade:
Of course we can’t forget about the Wikileaks emails from Hillary Clinton’s inbox that show a plan to overthrow Assad in Syria in an effort to pursue the security of Israel.
“The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad. Negotiations to limit Iran’s nuclear program will not solve Israel’s security dilemma. Nor will they stop Iran from improving the crucial part of any nuclear weapons program — the capability.”
Money from AIPAC to congress and senate isn’t hidden from Americans in a secret vault behind a wall somewhere in the kitchen of Comet Ping Pong Pizza in DC either. Most of this is well documented and publicly available information that anyone can research if they choose to.
During the 2015-2016 election cycle, Chuch Schumer (D) of New York topped the list. The largest single donation ever recorded when $255,688 went to Schumer, and AIPAC is dolling still out the green on a monthly basis. It’s no surprise that Schumer, Feinstein, Blumenthal and others like them receive the largest donations for obvious reasons.
So the question remains. Why are the US taxpayers forced to fork over $38 billion dollars, an average of $3.5 billion per year, $287 million per month, and $9.5 million per day for this? Israel is spying on our citizens, smearing our students, collecting our private data, selling our technology to China, and paying off our politicians, and we pay them to do this.
Not to mention, Israel is working on building their second wall while Americans are stuck in a situation where we can’t even get $5 billion for our wall here.