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By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Clinton and Joint Chief’s Chairman Mike Mullen have all recently visited Israel on two issues, reliable information that Israel was planning an attack on Iran, a plan designed to push America into a war our leaders believe is both wrong and likely to risk a global nuclear confrontation with Russia and the building of a massive housing project on the Arab side of Jerusalem in violation of numerous agreements, a project that is likely to cause a spike in world terrorism and send thousands of new fighters to Afghanistan to face American forces there.

This is the worst point in the history of the relationship between the U.S. and Israel since the founding of that nation in 1948 but these are not the only reasons, not these and the arrogant and intractable attitude of Israel’s leaders nor being caught in lie after lie, lies told to their financial backer and closest ally, the United States.  Here is some background on CENTOM Commander, General Petraeus’ shocking briefing:

On Jan. 16, two days after a killer earthquake hit Haiti, a team of senior military officers from the U.S. Central Command (responsible for overseeing American security interests in the Middle East), arrived at the Pentagon to brief Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The team had been dispatched by CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus to underline his growing worries at the lack of progress in resolving the issue. The 33-slide, 45-minute PowerPoint briefing stunned Mullen. The briefers reported that there was a growing perception among Arab leaders that the U.S. was incapable of standing up to Israel, that CENTCOM’s mostly Arab constituency was losing faith in American promises, that Israeli intransigence on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was jeopardizing U.S. standing in the region…

 “Everywhere they went, the message was pretty humbling,” a Pentagon officer familiar with the briefing says. “America was not only viewed as weak, but its military posture in the region was eroding.” But Petraeus wasn’t finished: two days after the Mullen briefing, Petraeus sent a paper to the White House requesting that the West Bank and Gaza (which, with Israel, is a part of the European Command — or EUCOM), be made a part of his area of operations.  The Mullen briefing and Petraeus’s request hit the White House like a bombshell… pressing Israel once again on the settlements issue, sending Mitchell on a visit to a number of Arab capitals and dispatching Mullen for a carefully arranged meeting with the chief of the Israeli General Staff, Lt. General Gabi Ashkenazi. … Certainly, it was thought, Israel would get the message.

Israel didn’t. When Vice President Joe Biden was embarrassed by an Israeli announcement that the Netanyahu government was building 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem, the administration reacted. But no one was more outraged than Biden who, according to the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, engaged in a private, and angry, exchange with the Israeli Prime Minister:

 “This is starting to get dangerous for us,” Biden reportedly told Netanyahu. “What you’re doing here undermines the security of our troops who are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. That endangers us and it endangers regional peace.” Yedioth Ahronoth went on to report: “The vice president told his Israeli hosts that since many people in the Muslim world perceived a connection between Israel’s actions and US policy, any decision about construction that undermines Palestinian rights in East Jerusalem could have an impact on the personal safety of American troops fighting against Islamic terrorism.” The message couldn’t be plainer: Israel’s intransigence could cost American  lives.

The deterioration started long before this and can be tracked by changing perceptions in the Obama administration whose leaders are heavily “pro-Israel” but lack the extremist convictions of the Zionist/extremist group that surrounded President Bush.  When Obama took office, even Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, one of the most prominent Israeli proponents in the country, had become aware of the extent of Israeli involvement in areas that had taken the “special relationship” into an area of disaster for the United States.  This is what was discovered:

  • The military and intelligence organizations in the United States had been penetrated by Israel, not only through our normal broad partnership but the planting of “moles,” many from the Christian Zionist community who were taking direction from Israel and not the United States.  The result wasn’t just limited to falsification of intelligence, both leading to endless phony terror alerts and non-existent enemies but to skewing operations in a manner to guarantee their failure with significant American cost in both lives and money.
  • The massive spy network uncovered by Sibel Edmonds had been tracked, almost entirely to Israel.  Edmonds had been silenced by National Security Letters issued by John Ashcroft, leading Christian Zionist in the Bush Administration and constant “private” visitor to Israel.  After 6 years of spying at the highest levels of the White House, Department of State, Congress and the Pentagon, the network grew even more, accessing nearly all top US intelligence and selling it on the open market. 
  • Most disastrous of the stolen intelligence was the data on the new JSF, the F35 Joint Strike Fighter.  All data on this new $300 billion dollar project fell into Israeli hands in 2008, information that may have turned the air superiority fighter meant to rule the skies for the next 30 years into a “target sled.”  This is the biggest intelligence attack on the US since the Pollard/Israeli scandal.  Pollard, an American Jew reputedly associated with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, stole America’s battle plans for the defense of NATO, our entire spy/surveillance network plans and full ultra-top secret detailed plans that could have negated America’s nuclear deterrent during the most dangerous times of the Cold War.  Pollard’s information was sold to the Soviets by Israel, information that could have let Russia win World War III.
  • The Israeli attack on Gaza was timed to an American change of administration and done without consultation.  Broad intelligence sources indicate that the attacks were not in relatiation to any terrorist activity but are spoken of “behind closed doors” by top US officials as ethnic cleansing not unlike the issues that brought NATO into conflict with Serbia.  The systematic nature of the attack, destroying water-treatment, schools, hospitals, food storage, power generation and the massive loss of life, especially among children, has soured many in the Obama camp on Israel
  • Israel’s use of the Jewish lobby in the US to hold up President Obama’s domestic agenda and their use of Jewish controlled media to embarrass the President has caused more bitterness.  With Jewish controlled/owned Fox, CNN (Wolf Blitzer, formerly of the Jerusalem Post), ABC, CBS, NBC networks and other major news sources all working in concert against, particularly President Obama’s health care initiative, Israel is seen as “flexing its muscle” even more.  The believed rationale is the removal of all non-Jews from Israel, dead or alive, with a powerless US government paying the bills and fighting the massive terrorist backlash for generations.
  • The Israeli agenda of working with India to destabilize Pakistan, organize terror attacks there and, less publicly known, in Afghanistan and Iraq, some against American targets, can no longer be ignored by the current administration, Secretary Gates, General’s Mullen and Petraeus.  Israeli’s “dynamic duo,” Senators McCain and Lieberman, though still holding important committee assignments on the hill, are being held increasingly in disrepute in the United States.  When Israel sends these two on errands, it no longer carries the weight and power of the United States as it had during the Bush administation.
  • Re-examination of a number of terrorist attacks during the Bush administation, particularly in Europe, show a clear “Mossad footprint,” something adding credence to the hypothesis that the “war on terror” and intelligence failures in Iraq had been heavily influenced by Israeli sources, many of the same individuals tied to the Edmonds spy affair, many close to, not only Israel but President Bush and Vice President Cheney.  Recently a secret El Al/Israel flight from JFK in New York has been discovered, a flight authorized by top Bush officials, one previously kept secret and now being tied covering up 9/11 intelligence failures.  The El Al Boeing 747 left only hours after the 9/11 attack, at a time all air traffic in the United States was grounded.

With nearly all Arab/Muslim governments aligned behind the US, including a softening of tensions with Iran, Israel feels it must act quickly.  However, the US no longer has any strategic requirement for a relationship with Israel.  What had been seen as a potential ally, perhaps now wrongly so, in the region is now generally perceived as a “runaway train” that the United States can no longer go to the United Nations time after time to protect from sanctions, 32 times thus far.  Israel clearly feels it has the United States “over a barrel” with control of media, a massive AIPAC lobby working against American policy and huge new financial influence over the upcoming Congressional elections handed over to them by the highly controversial 5/4 Supreme Court “free speech” election funding decision  clearly meant to aid Israel further in her ability to intimidate Congress.

Unofficially, Israel has moved to the top of America’s “terrorist watch list” and is now drifting toward “evildoer” status, not only by the White House but, more broadly, through top defense officials who now perceive Israel as a threat to the United States.

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  1. REALITY CHECK  April 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Ha ha ha ha

    reading some of these responses you guys are way some where “outta space”.
    Israel endangering US troops? This sounds more like Saudi, Iranian and Hizbolla pushed propoganda… than again after seeing Obama bowing to the Saudi king, one can understand who is running the white house and american foreign policy! THE SAUDI KING!!!

    • Gordon Duff  April 28, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      Mr “KLA”
      The people who used to own the village in Israel, Nofekh, where your “settlement” is, don’t agree with you. Good to know we have some total idiots in Israel reading. Most of our support comes from honest decent Israelis. Learn to hide your IP address next time.

  2. Jack Rauber  April 17, 2010 at 10:55 am

    One can only hope and pray this information is accurate. Israel has been destroying the US since 1948. We must stop their deceipt NOW.

  3. Bob Fairlane  April 4, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    You don’t have to be an “anti-semite” to think Israel sucks. But they will accuse you of it.

  4. promethius  March 28, 2010 at 11:33 am

    watch davutoglu. the puppet masters had the old nato/paramilitary type Turks in their pockets; but BTC,UTC co-production,Abdullah ocallan snatch, fresh H2O via Med pipeline,Eliat ashkelon pipe dreams to Asia, where should i stop! Ergenekon, dive in and feel the old Cold War narratives in resurgence. Perhaps more revealing a fact is to investigate foreign policy shrouded in financial sheeps clothes-find the list of financial backers for the btc pipeline. i see the Jewish people as a needy child looking to become that one most significant gelt thread that weaves back and forth as the most,best,first-in any nationalistic flag, these are a desperate people in need of ultra- recognition Ready, catch; Fritz Haber, Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman,Victor Boot,Boris Berevsovsky, Bernie Madoff,… SECURITY by ROBERT SERVICE Smedley D Butler(Dis for Darlington:)

  5. Austrinus  March 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I posted a note not long ago (I can’t remember the website) in response to the revelations that 9-11 was a Mossad thing. I said in my post that Israel was 101% the author of the attacks in 2001 before this video even came out officially on any website. You don’t have to be a genius to figure this one out. The only reason which explains the utmost secrecy surrounding the attacks is that it directly implicates the State of Israel and its government. That’s why there was no investigation into the “who” and “how” the 9-11 was done. Israel conceived the plan, conspired against the Unite States and its interests, engineered the attacks and carried them out with the cooperation and thus implicit criminal complicity of at least one branch of our own government agencies and the Pentagon or some treasosnous elements in the Pentagon. Ashcroft used a personal jet that day. He was warned. Odigo sent out a warning to its employees. Then the put options…The attacks went right on schedule. Don’t tell me that the NSA had no clue about this. It knows what I type here, but didn’t know about the attacks? Why do they get paid then? If the NSA or the CIA REALLY, I mean REALLY had no knowledge about the attacks, then I wonder what the hell are they collectively doing with the multibillion dollar budgets they are allocated to by Congress? No. Hell no!!! I just can’t believe that our NSA and CIA had no clue about Israel and its intent and capability to strike us. They knew about it and it’s either that they helped in this grotesque criminal process or were too afraid to take any action to stop it. I don’t know which one of these scenarios is the truth, but what I DO know is that Israel had the motive, had the means and the opportunity. No one in the world today has the technical and military expertise to compromise and effectively shut down all security protocols in use at US airports, but Israel. Israel is yet unchallanged in this area. They are the masters of ID theft, assassinations, terrorist operations, etc. The thermite used in the demolition of the three towers (Bld 7 included) came from a military lab somewhere in Israel, the nanothermite that is…And on top of this, the security at all airports involved in this attack were all manned by an Israeli firm or a subsidiary. The security at the airports was and still is tied to Israel, full of ex Shin Beth and Mossad (if there ever was an “ex” anything). The ONLY nation capable of pulling off such deadly attack against the US and get aways with it was and still is Israel. No other nation on this planet can even come close to their capability and unmatched expertise and resources. The bad side of this is that when the world will eventually find out (oh, sure it will) who the perpetrator and the engineer of these attacks really was, I will let the Israeli govt figure out what the effect will be… A reminder to the Israeli govt: two foreign wars have been started and an oppressive Police State was errected in the US, all on the basis of these attacks which turned out to be a fraud and which killed hundreds of thousands continuing to this day. No one will forget this, especially us, the US. They have caused horrendous misery and suffering. They have caused the deaths of untold numbers of people throughout the region using the US military and US weapons, and of our own people who died tragically on that day in NYC and PA. Bottom line: Israel is not a friend of ours, never was and never will be. Israel is our worst enemy. It runs our govt. If this doesn’t scare people, I don’t know what else does.

  6. Alex  March 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    An excellent piece with resources on the battle between JFK/RFK and the Israel lobby (http://pulsemedia.org/2009/08/28/the-kennedys-vs-israels-lobby/)

    Smith laid out in advance how Rosen and Weissman would be let off for their role in the Franklin case. Another good piece on Israeli spy Nozette’s wholesale theft of US technology (http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2009/12/02/the-israel-lobby-celebrates-espionage-in-new-york/). Smith has several good books.

  7. Alex  March 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Everyone reading this discussion truly needs to listen to Benjamin Freedman’s 1961 speech if they haven’t already. Freedman was a Zionist insider at Versailles who repented when he realized the true nature of their aspirations.

    The “US media” has covered up the attack on the Liberty for 43 years, the assassination of JFK for 47, and the truth about the Mossad’s role in 9/11. Once I began to open my eyes, I learned that Churchill laid the Russian Revolution at the feet of international, revolutionary Judaism. Ain’t also possible that what the media has told us about the Holocaust is doubtful also? Bishop Williamson, “evil Holocaust-denier”, merely says that when the experts who investigated the forensic facts change their opinions he will likely do the same. Ernst Zundel was just released from a German prison (7 years) for speaking his mind about the Holocaust: the only topic in the world that requires such legal protection.

    I don’t mean to “smear” people pushing for honest investigation of the Israeli role in 9/11, but if all these other paradigm shifting events are false, then how in the world should we passively accept the textbook, History Channel, TV driven Holocaust brainwashing mantra that has been running since the middle 1970s? Once we learn that the witness has lied about one (many more than) thing, then we should scrutinize everything else they attempt to say.

    Again, please listen to Freedman’s explanation of Zionist political manipulation and use of American military for their own ends.

    Freedman (www.iamthewitness.com/audio/Benjamin.H.Freedman/Willard.Hotel.1961/)
    Churchill ZIONISM versus BOLSHEVISM: A STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, Illustrated Sunday Herald, February 8, 1920: “Terrorist Jews.
    There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution, by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews. It is certainly a very great one; it probably outweighs all others.”

    Judea Declares War on Germany (title of Toben’s Auschwitz documentary & also a newspaper headline from March 24, 1933 issue of The Daily Express of London).

    Jewish Confirmation of Jewish Media Control (www.truthtellers.org/alerts/jewsconfirmbigmedia.html)

  8. Big Red  March 21, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I will believe this when I see it. The U.S. military was complicit with their Israeli buddies in 911. They have killed several million innocent people with 911 as the excuse. They are even now preparing to slaughter and imprison any Americans who fight back against their new world order bosses. When the U.S.S. Liberty was attacked the admirals and generals sat on their traitorous asses and let Good patriotic American sailors be slaughtered. Yeah right! The American military will stand up to Israel. In your dreams Mr. Duff. They do’nt have the balls.

  9. Robert H. Stiver  March 21, 2010 at 4:59 am

    I was referred to this website by Alison Weir, http://www.ifamericansknew.org . This article is a revelation, because I had not known that veterans (of whom I am one: enlisted U.S. Army, 1963-1967) are aware of the vast danger of the Zionist enterprise of colonialism and exclusivity in which Israel is engaged with single-minded focus. Lebanon 2006 and Gaza 2008-9 convinced me after four decades of horror, frustration and angst for the Palestinians that Zionism and its practitioners (Jewish, “Christian” and fellow travelers) are all part of a collective psychosis. That’s right, and this psychosis is evermore criminal in nature; the frequencies of its eruptions are lessening and more disproportionate. Lebanon is right now subjected (again) to daily provocations; the people of Gaza remain besieged and endangered, both now and in future generations; Iran is a very likely next candidate for a psychotic eruption, because the demented think that they can manipulate, lie, create diversions, assassinate and buy their way out of any outrage or atrocity, with the impunity our America has assured them. This psychosis must be resolutely outed, fully diagnosed, treated, and carefully assessed in the hopes that rehabilitation is possible. In any event, the evil-force ideology of Zionism must be expunged from the earth. Observant, sane Jews, John Hagee et al are welcome to repent and join the human race, but they must be watched carefully and with deserved suspicion.

    These are two many words. Please take home and contemplate deeply the conclusion I reached in 2009 after 45 years: Zionism has evolved into a fully psychotic, collective monster which must urgently be strait-jacketed and institutionalized…for the good of us all.

    Thank you for a great post.

    • Robert H. Stiver  March 21, 2010 at 5:01 am

      Sorry, my penultimate paragraph should obviously begin “These are too many words.”

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