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    What's going on in our country? Have we replaced the Soviet Union as the ultimate hypocrisy in world affairs? What ever happened to being the beacon for freedom for all humanity?

    George Bush and the Israeli lobby through AIPAC has forced all politicians to act against the American national interests and our position as a moral society and a beacon for freedom.

    The Boston Globe Headline exposed what anyone with half a brain already knew:" TheBostonGlobe"
    'Israel lobby' critique roils academe
    Some assail paper by a Harvard dean
    By Charles A. Radin, Globe Staff | March 29, 2006
    A paper co-written by the academic dean of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government is setting off a firestorm in academic and political circles because of its assertions that US foreign policy is dominated by an ''Israel lobby" that ignores US national interest and makes the United States a target of Muslim terrorists.

    And why would the American Israeli supporters along with the Christian Right support an Apartheid State in Israel or condone the confiscation of Arab Lands where we as a people always condemned these policies before?

    Simple corruption of our entire political system and I hope all patriotic Americans wake up and save our nation.
    June 1967: Against U.S. wishes Israel seizes and occupies Syria's Golan

    June 1968: Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir rejects U.S. Secretary of
    State William Rogers' Peace Plan that would have required Israel to
    withdraw from the occupied territories; she calls upon Jews everywhere to
    denounce the plan.

    March 1978: Israel invades Lebanon, illegally using U.S. cluster bombs and
    other U.S. weapons given to Israel for defensive purposes only.

    1979: Israel frustrates U.S.-sponsored Camp David Accords by building new
    settlements on the West Bank. President Carter complains to American Jewish
    leaders that, by acting in a "completely irresponsible way," Israel's Prime
    Minister Begin continues "to disavow the basic principles of the accords."

    1979: Israel sells U.S. airplane tires and other military supplies to Iran,
    against U.S. policy, at a time when U.S. diplomats are being held hostage
    in Teheran.

    July 1980: Israel annexes East Jerusalem in defiance of U.S. wishes and
    world opinion.

    July 1981: Illegally using U.S. cluster bombs and other equipment, Israel
    bombs P.L.O. sites in Beirut, with great loss of civilian life. December
    1981: Israel annexes Syria's Golan Heights, in violation of the Geneva
    Convention and in defiance of U.S. wishes.

    June 1982: Israel invades Lebanon a second time, again using U.S. cluster
    bombs and other U.S. weapons. President Reagan calls for a halt of all
    shipments of cluster bomb shells to Israel.

    September 1982: Abetted by Israeli forces under the control of Defense
    Minister Ariel Sharon, Lebanese militiamen massacre hundreds of
    Palestinians in Beirut's Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. President Reagan
    is "horrified" and summons the Israeli ambassador to demand Israel's
    immediate withdrawal from Beirut.

    September 1982: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin rejects President
    Reagan's Peace Plan for the occupied territories.

    January-March 1983: Israeli army "harasses" U.S. Marines in Lebanon.
    Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger confirms Marine commandant's report
    that "Israeli troops are deliberately threatening the lives of American
    military personnel . . . replete with verbal degradation of the officers,
    their uniforms and country."

    March 1985: Israeli lobby in Washington pressures the U.S. Congress to turn
    down a $1.6 billion arms sale to Jordan, costing the U.S. thousands of
    jobs, quite apart from the financial loss to American industry. Jordan
    gives the contract to Russia. A frustrated King Hussein complains: "The
    U.S. is not free to move except within the limits of what AIPAC [the
    Israeli lobby], the Zionists and the State of Israel determine for it."

    October 1985: Israeli lobby blocks $4 billion aircraft sale to Saudi
    Arabia. The sale, strongly backed by the Reagan administration, costs the
    U.S. over 350,000 jobs, with steep financial losses to American industry.
    Saudi Arabia awards contract to England.

    November 1985: Jonathan Jay Pollard, an American recruited by Israel, is
    arrested for passing highly classified intelligence to Israel. U.S.
    officials call the operation but "one link in an organized and
    well-financed Israeli espionage ring operating within the United States."
    State Department contacts reveal that top Israeli defense officials "traded
    stolen U.S. intelligence documents to Soviet military intelligence agents
    in return for assurances of greater emigration of Soviet Jews."

    December 1985: U.S. Customs in three states raid factories suspected of
    illegally selling electroplating technology to Israel. Richard Smyth, a
    NATO consultant and former U.S. exporter, is indicted on charges of
    illegally exporting to Israel 800 krytron devices for triggering nuclear

    April 1986: U.S. authorities arrest 17 persons, including a retired Israeli
    General, Avraham Bar-Am, for plotting to sell more than $2 billion of
    advanced U.S. weaponry to Iran (much of it already in Israel). General Bar-
    Am, claiming to have had Israeli Government approval, threatens to name
    names at the highest levels. U.S. Attorney General of New York calls the
    plot "mind-boggling in scope."

    July 1986: Assistant Secretary of State Richard Murphy informs the Israeli
    ambassador that a U.S. investigation is under way of eight Israeli
    representatives in the U.S. accused of plotting the illegal export of
    technology used in making cluster bombs. Indictments against the eight are
    later dropped in exchange for an Israeli promise to cooperate in the case.

    January 1987: Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin visits South Africa to
    discuss joint nuclear weapons testing. Israel admits that, in violation of
    a U.S. Senate anti-apartheid bill, it has arms sales contracts with South
    Africa worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Rep. John Conyers calls for
    Congressional hearings on Israel-South Africa nuclear testing.

    November 1987: The Iran-Contra scandal reveals that it was Israel that had
    first proposed the trade to Iran of U.S. arms for hostages. The scandal
    becomes the subject of the Tower Commission Report, Senate and House
    investigations, and the Walsh criminal prosecution inquiries.

    April 1988: Testifying before U.S. Subcommittee on Narcotics, Terrorism and
    International Operations, Jose Blandon, a former intelligence aide to
    Panama's General Noriega, reveals that Israel used $20 million of U.S. aid
    to ship arms via Panama to Nicaraguan Contras. The empty planes then
    smuggled cocaine via Panama into the United States. Pilot tells ABC
    reporter Richard Threlkeld that Israel was his primary employer. The
    arms-for- drugs network is said to be led by Mike Harari, Noriega's close
    aide and bodyguard, who was also a high officer in the Israeli secret
    services and chief coordinator of Israel's military and commercial business
    in Panama.

    June 1988: Mubarak Awad, a Palestinian-American advocate of nonviolence, is
    deported by Israel. The White House denounces the action, saying, "We think
    it is unjustifiable to deny Mr. Awad the right to stay and live in
    Jerusalem, where he was born."

    June 1988: Amnesty International accuses Israel of throwing deadly, U.S.-
    made gas canisters inside hospitals, mosques, and private homes. The
    Pennsylvania manufacturer, a major defense corporation, suspends future
    shipments of tear gas to Israel.

    November 1989: According to the Israeli paper Ma'ariv, U.S. officials claim
    Israel Aircraft Industries was involved in attempts to smuggle U.S. missile
    navigation equipment to South Africa in violation of U.S. law.

    December 1989: While the U.S. was imposing economic sanctions on Iran,
    Israel purchased $36 million of Iranian oil in order to encourage Iran to
    help free three Israeli hostages in Lebanon.

    March 1990: Israel requests more than $1 billion in loans, gifts, and
    donations from American Jews and U.S. government to pay for resettling
    Soviet Jews in occupied territories. President Bush responds, "My position
    is that the foreign policy of the U.S. says we do not believe there should
    be new settlements in the West Bank or East Jerusalem."

    June 1990: Officials in the Bush administration and in Congress say that
    Israel has emerged as leading supplier of advanced military technology to
    China, despite U.S.'s expressed opposition to Israeli-Chinese military

    September 1990: Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy asks the Bush
    administration to forgive Israel's $4.5 billion military debt and
    dramatically increase military aid. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens
    expresses concern over expected $20 billion in U.S. arms sales to Saudi
    Arabia and asks for an additional $1 billion in military aid to Israel.
    Facing rising congressional opposition, White House backs off from plan to
    sell Saudi Arabia over $20 billion in military hardware. Bush
    administration promises to deliver additional F-15 fighters and Patriot
    missiles to Israel, but defers action on Israel's request for more than $1
    billion in new military aid. Arens questions U.S.'s commitment to maintain
    Israel's military advantage in the Middle East.

    October 1990: "Aliya cabinet" chair Ariel Sharon encourages increase in
    settlement of Soviet Jews in East Jerusalem, despite his government's
    assurances to the U.S. that it would not do so. Bush sends personal letter
    to Prime Minister Shamir urging Israel not to pursue East Jerusalem
    housing. Shamir rejects appeal.

    November 1990: In his new autobiography, former President Reagan says
    Israel was the instigator and prime mover in the Iran-Contra affair and that

    then-Prime Minister Shimon Peres "was behind the proposal."

    January 1991: White House criticizes Israeli ambassador Zalman Shoval for
    complaining that U.S. had not moved forward on $400 million in loan
    guarantees and that Israel "had not received one cent in aid" from allies
    to compensate for missile damage (in Gulf War)." U.S. says comments are
    "outrageous and outside the bounds of acceptable behavior."

    February 1991: Hours after long-disputed $400 million loan guarantees to
    Israel are approved, Israeli officials say the amount is grossly
    insufficient. Next day, Israel formally requests $1 billion in emergency
    military assistance to cover costs stemming from the Gulf War.

    March 1991: Israeli government rejects President Bush's call for solution
    to Arab-Israeli conflict that includes trading land for peace. In a report
    to Congress, U.S. State Department says Soviet Jewish immigrants are
    settling in the occupied territories at a higher rate than the Israeli
    government claims. During tour of West Bank settlements, Housing Minister
    Sharon says construction of 13,000 housing units in occupied territories
    has been approved for next two years. Plans contradict statement by Prime
    Minister Shamir, who told President Bush that the Israeli government had
    not approved such plans.

    April 1991: Prime Minister Shamir and several members of his cabinet reject
    U.S. Secretary of State Baker's suggestion that Israel curtail expansion of
    Jewish settlements in the occupied territories as gesture for peace. U.S.
    calls new Jewish settlement of Revava "an obstacle" to peace and questions
    Israel's timing, with Secretary Baker due to arrive in Israel in two days.
    Hours before Baker arrives, eight Israeli families complete move to new
    settlement of Talmon Bet. U.S. ambassador to Israel William Brown files an
    official protest with the Israeli government about establishment and/or
    expansion of settlements in the West Bank. Housing Minister Sharon says
    Israel has no intention of meeting U.S. demands to slow or stop
    settlements. Secretary Baker, in a news conference before leaving Israel,
    says Israel failed to give responses he needed to put together a peace

    May 1991: Israeli ambassador to U.S. Zalman Shoval says his country will
    soon request $10 billion in loan guarantees from Washington to aid in
    settling Soviet Jewish immigrants to Israel. Secretary Baker calls
    continued building of Israeli settlements "largest obstacle" to convening
    proposed Middle East peace conference.

    May 1991: President Bush unveils proposal for arms control in Middle East.
    U.S. administration confirms that Israel, which has not signed the Nuclear
    Non-Proliferation Treaty, has objected to provision on nuclear weapons.

    June 1991: Prime Minister Shamir rejects President Bush's call for Israeli
    acceptance of a greater United Nations' role in proposed Arab-Israeli peace

    July 1991: Israeli Housing Minister Sharon inaugurates the new Israeli
    settlement of Mevo Dotan in the West Bank one day after President Bush
    describes Israeli settlements as "counterproductive."

    September 1991: President Bush asks Congress to delay considering Israeli
    loan guarantee request for 120 days. Ignoring pleas of U.S. administration,
    Israel formally submits its request. Prime Minister Shamir says U.S. has a
    "moral obligation" to provide Israel with loan guarantees, and that Israel
    would continue to build settlements in the occupied territories.

    October 1991: The Washington Post reports that President Bush waived
    U.S.-mandated sanctions against Israel after U.S. intelligence determined
    that Israel had exported missile components to South Africa.

    November 1991: Hours after concluding bilateral talks with Syria, Israel
    inaugurates Qela', a new settlement in the Golan Heights. Secretary of
    State Baker calls the action "provocative."

    February 1992: Secretary of State Baker says U.S. will not provide loan
    guarantees to Israel unless it ceases its settlement activity. President
    Bush threatens to veto any loan guarantees to Israel without a freeze on
    Israel's settlement activity.

    March 1992: U.S. administration confirms it has begun investigating
    intelligence reports that Israel supplied China with technical data from
    U.S. Patriot missile system.

    April 1992: State Department Inspector issues report that the department
    has failed to heed intelligence reports that an important U.S. ally -
    widely understood to be Israel - was making unauthorized transfers of U.S.
    military technology to China, South Africa, Chile, and Ethiopia.

    May 1992: Wall Street Journal cites Israeli press reports that U.S.
    officials have placed Israel on list of 20 nations carrying out espionage
    against U.S. companies.

    June 1992: U.S. Defense Department says Israel has rejected a U.S. request
    to question former General Rami Dotan, who is at center of arms procurement
    scandal involving U.S. contractors.

    July 1992: General Electric Company pleads guilty to fraud and corrupt
    business practices in connection with its sale of military jet engines to
    Israel. A GE manager had conspired with Israeli Gen. Rami Dotan to divert
    $27 million in U.S. military aid with fraudulent vouchers. U.S. Justice and
    Defense Departments do not believe that Dotan was acting in his own
    interest, implying that the government of Israel may be implicated in the
    fraud, which would constitute a default on Israel's aid agreements with the

    June 1993: U.S. House of Representatives passes bill authorizing $80
    million per year to Israel for refugee settlement; bill passes despite $10
    billion in U.S. loan guarantees to Israel and against evidence from Israeli
    economists that Israel no longer needs U.S. aid.

    October 1993: CIA informs Senate Government Affairs Committee that Israel
    has been providing China for over a decade with "several billion dollars"
    worth of advanced military technology. Israeli Prime Minister Rabin admits
    Israel has sold arms to China.

    November 1993: CIA Director James Woolsey makes first public U.S.
    acknowledgement that "Israel is generally regarded as having some kind of
    nuclear capability."

    December 1993: Time magazine reports convicted spy Jonathan Pollard passed
    a National Security Agency listing of foreign intelligence frequencies to
    Israel that later was received by Soviets, ruining several billion dollars
    of work and compromising lives of U.S. informants.

    December 1994: Los Angeles Times reports Israel has given China information
    on U.S. military technology to help in joint Israeli-Chinese development of
    a fighter jet.

    January 1995: When Egypt threatens not to sign the Nuclear Non-
    Proliferation Treaty because Israel will not sign, the U.S. says it will
    not pressure Israel to sign.

    July 1995: U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk demands Israel abolish
    import barriers that discriminate against U.S. imports.

    November 1995: Israel grants citizenship to American spy Jonathan Pollard.

    April 1996: Using U.S.-supplied shells, Israel kills 106 unarmed civilians
    who had taken refuge in a U.N. peace-keeping compound in Qana, southern
    Lebanon. U.N. investigators, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch
    condemn the shelling as premeditated. The U.N. Security Council calls on
    Israel to pay reparations. Resolution is vetoed by the United States.

    June 1996: U.S. State Department hands Israeli defense officials classified
    CIA report alleging Israel has given China U.S. military avionics,
    including advanced radar-detection system and electronic warfare equipment.

    December 1996: Israeli cabinet reinstates large subsidies, including tax
    breaks and business grants, for West Bank settlers. U.S. says the move is
    "troubling" and "clearly complicates the peace process." Israeli government
    rejects President Clinton's criticism of the settlements and vows to
    strengthen them.

    February 1997: FBI announces that David Tenenbaum, a mechanical engineer
    working for the U.S. army, has admitted that for the past 10 years he has
    "inadvertently" passed on classified military information to Israeli officials.

    March 1997: U.S. presses Israel to delay building new settlement of Har
    Homa near Bethlehem. Prime Minister Netanyahu says international opposition
    "will just strengthen my resolve."

    June 1997: U.S. investigators report that two Hasidic Jews from New York,
    suspected of laundering huge quantities of drug money for a Colombian drug
    cartel, recently purchased millions of dollars worth of land near the
    settlements of Mahseya and Zanoah.

    September 1997: Jewish settlers in Hebron stone Palestinian laborers
    working on a U.S.-financed project to renovate the town's main street.
    David Muirhead, the American overseeing the project, says the Israeli
    police beat him, threw him into a van, and detained him until the U.S.
    Consulate intervened. U.S. State Department calls the incident "simply

    September 1997: Secretary of State Albright says Israel's decision to
    expand Efrat settlement "is not at all helpful" to the peace process. Prime
    Minister Netanyahu says he will continue to expand settlements.

    May 1998: 13 years after denying he was not its spy, Israel officially
    recognizes Pollard as its agent in hopes of negotiating his release.

    June 1998: Secretary of State Albright phones Prime Minister Netanyahu to
    condemn his plan to extend Jerusalem's municipal boundaries and to move
    Jews into East Jerusalem, particularly in the area adjacent to Bethlehem.
    Ignoring U.S. protests, Israel's cabinet unanimously approves plan to
    extend Jerusalem's municipal authority.

    August 1998: Secretary Albright tells Prime Minister Netanyahu that the
    freeze in the peace process due to the settlement policy is harming U.S.
    interests in the Middle East and affecting the U.S.'s ability to forge a
    coalition against Iraq.

    September 1998: Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad reports that the Israeli
    airliner that crashed in Amsterdam in 1992 was not carrying "gifts and
    perfume," as the Israelis claimed, but three of the four chemicals used to
    make sarin nerve gas. According to the plane's cargo manifest, the
    chemicals were sent from a U.S. factory in Pennsylvania to the top secret
    Israeli Institute for Biological Research.

    November 1998: Israeli Foreign Minister Sharon urges Jewish settlers to
    "grab" West Bank land so it does not fall under Palestinian control in any
    final peace settlement.

    May 1999: U.S. denounces Israel's decision to annex more land to the Ma'ale
    Adumim settlement.

    June 1999: The Israeli company Orlil is reported to have stolen U.S.
    nightvision equipment purchased for the Israeli Defense Forces and to have
    sold it to "Far Eastern" countries.

    April 2001: Prime Minister Sharon announces plans to build 708 new housing
    units in the Jewish settlements of Ma'ale Adumim and Alfe Menashe. U.S.
    State Department criticizes the move as "provocative."

    May 2001: The Mitchell Committee (headed by former U.S. Senator George
    Mitchell) concludes that Jewish settlements are a barrier to peace. Prime
    Minister Sharon vows to continue expanding the settlements.

    May 2001: U.S. is voted off the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
    for the first time since the committee's establishment in 1947. The
    Financial Times of London suggests that Washington, by vetoing U.N.
    resolutions alleging Israeli human rights abuses, showed its inability to
    work impartially in the area of human rights. Secretary of State Colin
    Powell suggests the vote was because "we left a little blood on the floor"
    in votes involving the Palestinians.

    September 2001: Six days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America,
    Secretary of State Powell, when asked why America is hated in the Arab and
    Muslim world, acknowledges that the deep resentment and anger toward the
    United States is due to the Palestinian crisis.

    November 2001: Secretary of State Colin Powell calls on Israel to halt all
    settlement building which he says "cripples chances for real peace and
    security." Benny Elon, a right-wing minister in the Sharon government, says
    the settlers aren't worried. "America has a special talent for seeing
    things in the short term," he says, explaining that what Powell said he
    said only to get Arab support for America's anti-terrorism coalition
    against Afghanistan.

    March 2002: U.N. Sec. Gen. Kofi Annan calls for immediate withdrawal of
    Israeli tanks from Palestinian refugee camps, citing large numbers of
    Palestinians reported dead or injured. U.S. State Dept. says the United
    States has contacted Israel to "urge that utmost restraint be exercised in
    order to avoid harm to the civilian population." Back to top sharkman

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    Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 9:03 pm Post subject: us congressman endorses israel's ethnic cleansing on us tv for those of you who missed it, us congressman dick armey endorsed israel's ethnic cleansing of the palestinians to chris matthews who is the host of msnbc's "hardball" national television program in the usa as the transcript of such follows (one can check the aipac link at WHAT REALLY HAPPENED | The History The US Government HOPES You Never Learn! to see how much armey gets from the jewish aipac lobby, or is he one of those christian evangelical types who would rather see israel slaughtering innocent palestinian civilians in the name of religion with a similar mentality to the crusaders of centuries ago):
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