Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Charles “Chas” Freeman, defeated by AIPAC

Freeman Withdrawal Marks Victory for Israel Lobby

""The whole anti-Freeman effort was engineered by the people who fear that Obama will abandon current policies toward Israel from acceptance of the occupation to forceful opposition to it," M.J. Rosenberg of the Israel Policy Forum wrote on the Huffington Post."

Glenn Greenwald writes that Charles Freeman fails the loyalty test

For an article discussing the consequences of the removal of a personality like Freeman from the equation, see What Israeli Peace Process? by Franklin Spinney

What is so deeply wrong about this matter? It reveals corruption in the core workings of our gov't, and once corruption sets in there is no way of knowing how widespread it is. What, for example, is the relationship between this corruption and the grand scale robbery of our treasury by Wall Street?

Helicopters, Cover-ups and War Crimes

'Officials up and down the chain who awarded the contract knew that they were doing something extraordinarily wrong.'

"The evidence, however, indicates that the contract was more specifically a payoff to the Italian government for supplying the forged documents showing Saddam had obtained weapons grade uranium from Niger. President Bush famously used this fraudulent "yellowcake" intelligence to justify launching the war."

In The Helicopter That Paid For Bush’s War, "You may have heard about the scandalously overpriced presidential helicopters the U.S. had ordered from Italy, but did you know they may have been a payoff for forged intelligence used to sell the war in Iraq? It’s all a part of “a web of conspiracy and deceit,” says journalist Paolo Pontoniere".



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