Quoting from Justin Raimondo's article Charles Freeman's Victory
Forced to withdraw, he took the Israel lobby down with him
"Freeman himself said it best in his statement explaining his withdrawal:
"The libels on me and their easily traceable email trails show conclusively that there is a powerful lobby determined to prevent any view other than its own from being aired, still less to factor in American understanding of trends and events in the Middle East. The tactics of the Israel Lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an utter disregard for the truth. The aim of this Lobby is control of the policy process through the exercise of a veto over the appointment of people who dispute the wisdom of its views, the substitution of political correctness for analysis, and the exclusion of any and all options for decision by Americans and our government other than those that it favors."
Here's AlterNet's take , and The Washington Post's, and Robert Dreyfuss
In this article China: The Next Big Enemy? Justin examines the pump-up of a clash with China over access to the China sea, which is very interesting. What he doesn't speculate on is why this flare-up is being puffed. Could it be diversion from the faltering crusade in the Middle East? Could it be yet another move to excite Americans to pump more gas into the mighty military machine?