Archive for June, 2010

Democracy subverted by $$

June 26, 2010

The Spinning of Americans‘ Minds. – “Keep them stupid …!” …. Booooo ….

Words that work – Luntz:

Hasbara HandbooK:

CAMERA on Campus – Manual:

The Israel Project’s 2009 Global Language Dictionary.

AIPAC’s Briefing Book:

Daily Alert‘:

Israel Lobby Portal:

Persecution, Privilege, Power (Video):

“Dis-”Honest Reporting.

http://www.honestreporting.com/http://www.persecutionprivilegeandpower.com/http://www.spinprofiles.org/index.php/Israel_Lobby_Portal\ http://www.conferenceofpresidents.org/index.asp http://www.dailyalert.org/http://www.aipac.org/Publications/AIPACAnalysesMemos/5-12-09Briefing_Book.pdfhttp://www.holywar.org/Global_Language_Dictionary.pdfhttp://www.camera.org/images_user/coc/On_Campus_18.pdfhttp://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=6761960&m=6761963 http://www.middle-east-info.org/take/wujshasbara.pdf

In modern society we are bombarded with information. Much of this information is manipulated to promote products or ideas. Clever strategies have been developed to persuade the unsuspecting. Most of us are too busy to analyze the extent of our vulnerability to hidden persuasion. All US media are propaganda tools of one sort or another.

Preferred persuasion tools are: Overwhelming the news with stultifying trivia, de-emphasizing relevant data, endless repetition, faulty analysis, control of the microphone, branding, silencing dissent, economic threats, payola, appealing to patriotism, etc.

America’s elections are a hollowed out shell of what our forefathers had envisioned. Candidates are pre-selected and approved by king-makers. Money determines who wins.

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Finkelstein Interview

June 20, 2010

The Holocaust Industry (Video #1 of 6) Interview of Dr. Norm Finkelstein.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BaJCRXsgt4&feature=related

Israel’s Apartheid

June 18, 2010

“The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship With Apartheid South Africa”.

Sasha Polakow-Suranksy obtained thousands of pages of declassified documents from South Africa’s defense ministry. The documents detailed years of military cooperation between Israel and South Africa’s apartheid-era regime.

… Now, at a time when Israel itself is criticized for imposing apartheid, or something akin to it, in the occupied West Bank, the book argues that part of Israel’s political establishment felt an ideological kinship with their South African counterparts that went beyond realpolitik. …

They have been silent, too, on the book’s chronicling of Israel’s purchase of South African uranium with safeguards lifted. …

Botha expressed interest in buying Israeli missiles if they came with “the correct payload.” Peres answered that the correct payload was available “in three sizes.” The coded language, Polakow-Suransky writes, was a clear reference to nuclear warheads. …

for many years South Africa supplied uranium to fuel Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor. …

it became a bond of two allies who understood and sympathized with each other’s existential struggles. He sees similarities between Afrikanner nationalism and the revisionist Zionism of Ze’ev Jabotinsky and his ideological heirs. … “ideological affinity.” …

In December 1987, for example, Eitan, by then a national political leader, told an audience at Tel Aviv University that South African blacks “want to gain control over the white minority, just like the Arabs here want to gain conrol over us. And we, too, like the white minority in South Africa, must act to prevent them from taking over.” …

Peres became his big villain, a hypocrite who spoke out against apartheid in public but fostered the relationship in secret. …

by Polakow-Suransky  

http://www.forward.com/articles/128666/

Architects of the Iran Hype

June 11, 2010

The Israel Lobby – Architects of the ‘Iran Sanctions‘:

Dennis Ross is, of course, not the only Iran policy maker in the Obama Administration who is close to Israel and its lobby groups. There are numerous other individuals with nearly the same credentials at the highest echelons in the current administration. One example is Richard Holbrooke, the “Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan,” who co-founded and co-chaired, with Dennis Ross, the “United Against Nuclear Iran,” an Israeli lobby group who has been actively campaigning for the containment of Iran. The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2008). book, under the Bush Administration Levey managed to carry on a crusade against Iran by formulating and implementing financial sanctions against Iran (see also “Stuart Levey’s War“). He has continued to do the same under the Obama Administration. 

http://www.payvand.com/news/10/jun/1081.html

Another senior official at the State Department is Deputy Secretary James B. Steinberg, who was-along with Dennis Ross and former American Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer-one of the principal authors of Obama’s speech on the Middle East at the 2008 AIPAC conference (

Similarly, in the Department of Treasury, some of the highest positions are occupied by people close to Israel and its lobby groups. One example is Stuart A. Levey, the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. As I argued in my 2008

Yet, Ross and his associates in WINEP appear to be the main architects of the policy of “tough diplomacy” that has been carried out by the current administration. …

Israeli Piracy

June 1, 2010

Israeli Raid On Gaza Flotilla – Videos

 

 

World outraged about Gaza blockade – US complicity.

… The raid provoked ferocious international condemnation of Israel, raised questions at home, and appeared likely to increase pressure to end the blockade that has deepened the poverty of the 1.5 million Palestinians in the strip. …

The pro-Palestinian flotilla had been headed to Gaza with tens of thousands of tons of aid that Israel bans from Gaza. After days of warnings, Israel intercepted the flotilla under the cover of darkness early Monday, setting off a violent melee that left nine activists dead and dozens of people, including seven soldiers, wounded. Most of the dead were believed to be Turks. …

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100601/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestinianshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/31/mavi-marmara-video-israel-news-gaza-flotilla_n_595250.html