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Sheldon Adelson – Congressional Paymaster

March 6, 2015

Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks. (Sheldon Adelson . – Congressional Paymaster)

… Netanyahu gets the best of both of Adelson’s worlds — his powerful propaganda machine in Israel and his campaign cash here in the United States. Combined, they allow Netanyahu to usurp American foreign policy as he manipulates an obliging US Congress enamored of Adelson’s millions, pushing it further to the right on Israel and the Middle East. …

… Netanyahu gets the best of both of Adelson’s worlds — his powerful propaganda machine in Israel and his campaign cash here in the United States. Combined, they allow Netanyahu to usurp American foreign policy as he manipulates an obliging US Congress enamored of Adelson’s millions, pushing it further to the right on Israel and the Middle East.

There you have it: Not only is this casino mogul the unofficial head of the Republican Party in America (“he with the gold rules”), he is the uncrowned King of Israel — David with a printing press and checkbook instead of a slingshot and a stone. All of this came to the fore in Netanyahu’s speech on Tuesday: the US cannot determine its own policy in the Middle East and the majority in Congress are under the thumb of a foreign power.

Like a King Midas colossus, Sheldon Adelson bestrides the cause of war and peace in the most volatile region of the world. And this is the man who — at Yeshiva University in New York in 2013 — denounced President Obama’s diplomatic efforts with Iran and proposed instead that the United States drop an atomic bomb in the Iranian desert and then declare: “See! The next one is in the middle of Tehran. So, we mean business. You want to be wiped out? Go ahead and take a tough position and continue with your nuclear development.”

Everything you need to know about Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday was the presence in the visitor’s gallery of that man. We are hostage to his fortune.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-moyers/netanyahu-sheldon-adelson_b_6807276.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

USA – Aid to Israel – Total $130 Billion

December 26, 2014

Aid to Israel – Washington Report

http://www.wrmea.org/congress-u.s.-aid-to-israel/u.s.-aid-to-israel.html

  1. Find out how much money your representative has taken from pro-Israel PACs (2014)

  2. FY ’14 “Omnibus” Appropriations Bill Includes Middle East Funds, Conditions (2014)

  3. A Conservative Estimate of Total U.S. Aid To Israel: More Than $130 Billion (2013)

  4. The Costs to American Taxpayers of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: $3 Trillion (2003)

  5. U.S. Aid to Israel: The Lifeblood of Occupation

  6. Congressional Junket Front-Page News Unless It’s a Trip to Israel

  7. The AIPAC Exception

  8. Distorting U.S. Foreign Policy: The Israel Lobby and American Power

  9. U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact…

  10. Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to Congressional Candidates…

  11. US Aid: The Lifeblood of Occupation…

  12. U.S. Aid to Israel Articles…

http://www.wrmea.org/2013-october-november/congress-watch-a-conservative-estimate-of-total-u.s.-direct-aid-to-israel-more-than-$130-billion.html

London Banking – Crooks

January 11, 2014

City of London Corporation –  Casino Banking

. the historic centre of London and the location of much of the UK’s financial sector. Until 2006, when the name was changed to avoid confusion with the wider London local government authority, the Greater London Authority, it was informally known as the Corporation of London.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London_Corporation

 

 

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The Corporation of London

 

The City of London, also known as the Corporation of London, the City of London Corporation and the Square Mile, is officially called the Mayor and Commonality and Citizens of the City of London. Though constituting only a small geographical area within Greater London itself, the City is administered by its own set of local governing bodies …

 

Tax Haven Status

 

In “Treasure Islands”, Shaxson states that “Few British people, let alone anyone else, know that the City of London is the most important financial center in the global offshore system. Before getting properly into the strangeness of this ancient city, some of its more obvious offshore qualities are worth noting. London’s first claim to be a tax haven is the subject of this chapter: its role as the creator and developer of the Euromarkets, Wall Street’s giant escape route from the checks and balances of U.S. financial regulation. Here the subsidiaries and affiliates of U.S. commercial banks have long been allowed to engage in, among many other things, investment banking—“casino banking,” as some have called it—

 

As Shaxson further explains, “London provides endless loopholes for U.S. financial corporations, and many U.S. banking catastrophes can be traced substantially to those companies’ London offices. …

 

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/City_of_London

 

 

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Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens

 

Treasure Islands is an expose of how the corporate world uses tax havens to shirk paying its share of taxes. This costs the United States alone 100 billion dollars in lost revenue each year. While the United States experiences a recession and European countries face bankruptcy, Nicholas Shaxson, a former correspondent for the Financial Times and The Economist, argues that the problem can be traced back to the pervasive practice of offshoring financing in order to minimize taxable revenue. Journeying from Moscow to London to Switzerland to Delaware, he dives deep into a vast and secret playground where bankers and multinational corporations operate side by side with nefarious tax evaders, organized criminals, and the world’s wealthiest citizens. This is a fast-paced narrative that at last explains how bankers, traders, and other financial wizards are using the system to deepen our economic divide.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Islands-Uncovering-Offshore-Banking/dp/0230341721/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389470730&sr=1-1&keywords=treasure+islands+by+nicholas+shaxson#reader_0230341721

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/oct/31/corporation-london-city-medieval

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jan/22/treasure-islands-tax-havens-shaxson-review?guni=Article:in%20body%20link

 

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/jan/08/jersey-tax-haven-nicholas-shaxson?guni=Article:in%20body%20link

 

 

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Berger – Den finanziellen Staatsstreich hinter uns, die Konsequenzen vor uns?

 

http://wn.com/wolfgang_berger

 

 

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Ours, a representative government – Really?

May 25, 2013

We are told that ours is a representative government.

In reality, our government represents only the interests of well-funded lobbies.  –

Special interests rule through a system of payola and backdoor manipulations. –

Our governance has become thoroughly corrupt. –

American citizens, just like citizens of other nations, are slaves to these disloyal masters.

Crooks and shysters are in control. 

AIPAC’s Political Power

May 3, 2013

AIPAC Political Power – Occupy AIPAC 2012 Workshop    (‘Washington Report’ Video):  

  1. AIPAC and US politicians

  2. Individual contributors

  1. PACs and Super PACs

  1. Draft legislation

  1. Compliance

  1. Challenging AIPAC political power

http://www.wrmea.org/aipac-political-power.html

Israel’s Mossad – Gideon’s Spies

March 30, 2013

Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad    by Gordon Thomas     http://tiny.cc/jc5ruw

http://www.amazon.com/Gideons-Spies-Secret-History-Mossad/dp/0312539010#reader_0312539010

http://www.markdankof.com/gideons_spies.htm

http://www.powells.com/biblio?show=9780312361525&page=excerpt#page

The “Israel Bond” Swindle

March 16, 2013

The Israel Bond schemes.

 Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel has purchased $42 million in Israel Bonds, the largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds in United States history. …

 The investment increases the total amount of Israel Bonds in the Ohio treasury portfolio to more than $80 million …

 http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/the-tie-that-binds-state-of-ohio-buys-42-million-of-israel-bonds/#more-52362

 http://www.israelbonds.com/about/from-the-ceo.aspx

The U.S. has guaranteed $19 billion in Israel-issued bonds since the 1990s ….

. According to Israel’s Finance Ministry, “Israel has never defaulted in the payment of principal or interest on any of its internal or external indebtedness.” According to the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, as of 2002, approximately $40 billion in loans to Israel by the United States Government have waived by the United States Government, rather than repaid by Israel. ….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Israel_Bonds

 http://the-peoples-forum.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=13016

Rabbi – Torah Fraud

February 6, 2012

‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ admits Torah fraud.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16866019

Menachem Youlus pleaded guilty to fraud after he obtained almost $1 million by inventing Indiana Jones-style adventures ….

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/nyregion/rabbi-menachem-youlus-says-he-lied-about-saving-torahs.html?bl

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Save_a_Torah

US Legislature Corrupted by AIPAC’s Payola

May 21, 2011

US Legislature Corrupted by AIPAC’s Payola.

Mearsheimer Article: 
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n06/print/mear01_.html

 Mearsheimer Video at MIT:     http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/488

Persecution, Privilege,  Power  (Video):
http://www.persecutionprivilegeandpower.com/

Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict  –  (MIT Video):
http://web.mit.edu/cis/video_gallery.html

 Human Rights in Israel-Palestine   –  (MIT Video)  
http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/522

 Israel-Palestine:  (MIT Video)
http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/3542-israel-palestine-great-expectations-or-misplaced-euphoria

 Jerusalem Fund:   http://www.thejerusalemfund.org

The Israeli Mob

March 5, 2011

 

WikiLeaks: Russian mob laundered $10b with Israeli assets.

 

“Organized crime in Israel now has global reach, with direct impact inside the US. … “Israel, a Promised Land for Organized Crime?” ….

 

“Israel, a Promised Land for Organized Crime?”, then-US Ambassador James Cunningham wrote, “Organized crime (OC) has longstanding roots in Israel, but in recent years there has been a sharp increase in the reach and impact of OC networks. In seeking a competitive advantage in such lucrative trades as narcotics and prostitution, Israeli crime groups have demonstrated their ability and willingness to engage in violent attacks on each other with little regard for innocent bystanders. …

 

http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000605267

 

http://wikileaks.ch/cable/2009/05/09TELAVIV1098.html

 

 

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Diplomatic cable on Israeli mobsters – Wikileaks.

 

http://richardbrenneman.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/the-full-diplomatic-cable-on-israeli-mobsters/

 

 

WikiLeaks Diplomatic Cables:

 

http://richardbrenneman.wordpress.com/category/wikileaks-diplomatic-cables/

 

 

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Extradited to L.A., the Abergils – the most powerful crime families in Israel.

 

The Abergil brothers, whom federal prosecutors label one of “the most powerful crime families in Israel,” face an indictment that alleges a trail of drug dealing, murder, money laundering, racketeering and extortion, as they hopscotched from Belgium to Thailand, from Jerusalem to Miami, to Malaga in Spain, and myriad locations around the globe, including, of course, Los Angeles. …

 

Since 1999, Israel has had an agreement with the United States that extraditions of Israeli citizens for criminal proceedings in America may be permitted as long as sentences are served in Israeli prisons. ….

 

Israeli police were suddenly confronted by a crime wave. The bloody exploits of the Abergils, a large clan originating in Lod, made headlines as the gang competed with the rival Abutbul and Alperon families for the illicit receipts of money from drug smuggling, sex trafficking, kidnapping, extortion and money laundering. Laboratories controlled by these families mixed up batches of Ecstasy in the Netherlands, federal prosecutors say, and the drugs moved through Europe via long-established diamond-trading networks. Turf wars erupted into fatal bombings and vendetta shootings in Europe and Israel that included the assassination in June 2002 of Yaakov Abergil, eldest of the brothers, in front of his family. …

 

http://www.forward.com/articles/135834/

 

http://tbrnews.org/wordpress/?p=284