Aug. 7, 2009 | The Palestine Chronicle
Americans are easily swayed by sympathetic portrayals of an extremist enclave.
By Jeff Gates
During the 1960 Christmas season, Americans flocked to the theaters to see Exodus, a 3-1/2 hour epic featuring romance, handsome freedom fighters, and the triumph of Jewish destiny over Arab evil – all set against a Yuletide backdrop of Biblical prophecy, as heroic Jews returned to their promised land.
Many moviegoers failed to realize that Exodus was not fact, but fiction adapted from a 1958 Leon Uris novel, the biggest bestseller since Gone with the Wind. Directed by Otto Preminger and starring a young Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint, the film featured Lee J. Cobb, Rat Pack member Peter Lawford, and Italian crooner Sal Mineo, a teen heartthrob who received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a Jewish émigré.
Then as now, Americans are easily swayed by sympathetic portrayals of an extremist enclave granted nation-state recognition by Harry Truman. A Christian-Zionist who had famously read the Bible cover-to-cover five times by age 15, Truman was a True Believer in the prophecy that the Messiah could not return until the Israelites returned to their ancestral home.
Truman White House counsel Clark Clifford routinely reminded the widely unpopular president that his 1948 campaign was woefully short of funding that the Jewish-American community – with that recognition – was eager to provide. In May 1948, General George C. Marshall, Truman's Secretary of State, argued vigorously against recognition of this Zionist enclave as a legitimate sovereign nation. Truman heard similarly strong objections from the diplomatic corps, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whose analysis of the perils proved prophetic.
Marshall, the senior U.S. military officer in WWII, was outraged that Clifford, then in charge of Truman's campaign, would put domestic political expedience ahead of U.S. foreign policy interests. Marshall assured Truman that he would vote against him if he granted the Zionists sovereign status. He also directed State Department personnel never again to speak to Clifford.
In March 1948, a Joint Chiefs paper titled "Force Requirements for Palestine" predicted that the "Zionist strategy will seek to involve [the U.S.] in a continuously widening and deepening series of operations intended to secure maximum Jewish objectives." Those objectives included an expansionist agenda for Greater Israel that envisioned the taking of Arab land, ensuring armed clashes in which the U.S. was destined to become embroiled.
The Joint Chiefs listed the Zionist objectives as:
• Initial Jewish sovereignty over a portion of Palestine
• Acceptance by the great powers of the right to unlimited immigration
• The extension of Jewish sovereignty over all of Palestine
• The expansion of "Eretz (Greater) Israel" into Transjordan and portions of Lebanon and Syria, and
• The establishment of Jewish military and economic hegemony over the entire Middle East.
Akin to the fictional portrayal in Exodus, those Zionists lobbying Truman assured him they would remain within the initial boundaries. We now know that was a lie. They also promised that the Zionist state would not become what it soon became: a theocratic and racist enclave – albeit widely marketed as the "only democracy in the Middle East." To remove all doubt as to the extremist nature of the Zionist project, the Joint Chiefs assessment added ominously:
"All stages of this program are equally sacred to the fanatical concepts of the Jewish leaders. The program is openly admitted by some leaders, and has been privately admitted to United States officials by responsible leaders of the presently dominant Jewish group – The Jewish Agency."
Deceit from the Outset
A beguiling combination of manipulated beliefs and outright lies remains at the core of the U.S.–Israeli "special relationship." The deceit deployed to advance the Zionist project remains obscured by a pro-Israeli bias in media and reinforced by pro-Israeli influence in popular culture.
The rewards are real for those who offer aid and comfort to this trans-generational duplicity. As Truman's whistle-stop train traversed the nation, grateful Zionists refueled his campaign coffers with a reported $400,000 in cash ($3.5 million in current dollars). Those funds helped transform his widely anticipated loss into a clear victory, with support from pro-Israeli editorial boards that – after recognition – boosted Truman's sagging popularity.
Clark Clifford was rewarded with his career goal as a top-paid Washington lawyer. As a "made man," he remained a reliable asset. During the G.H.W. Bush presidency, his prominence provided cover for a massive bank fraud involving the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. In 2009, Hollywood released an action thriller (The International) featuring the same storyline involving the International Bank of Business and Credit.
Neither Clifford nor Altman had experience in banking when their law firm enabled what prosecutors charged was a global criminal operation. The U.S. press called the scheme the biggest bank fraud in history. This $20 billion transnational operation even included a pop culture component. Clifford's young protégé and law partner, Robert Altman, was married to Lynda Carter, the star of Wonder Woman, a 1970s fantasy–adventure television series.
The real fantasy in this long-running fraud lies in identifying why U.S. lawmakers continue to befriend and defend a "nation" that has for so long – and so consistently – deceived and betrayed its most loyal ally. As a badly miscast Eva Marie Saint asks in her most memorable line in Exodus: "When will it ever end?"
The greatest wonder will be if, based on the well-documented history of this duplicity, those lawmakers urging continued support for these fanatics are not charged with treason. [See: "How the Israel Lobby Took Control of U.S. Foreign Policy".]
To restore its national security, the U.S. must shake off its entangled alliance with this extremist enclave. "Shaking off" is the literal translation of "intifada." Those who comprehend the trans-generational nature of this deception are quickly reaching that conclusion. The others may be waiting for the movie, American Intifada.
Jeff Gates is author of Guilt By Association, Democracy at Risk, and The Ownership Solution. He contributed this article to PalestineChronicle.com. Visit: www.criminalstate.com.
Time to bomb Israel – with truth
By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor, Veterans Today on December 9, 2013
"O, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!" – Sir Walter Scott
Bombing Israel with truth could still take a long time to work
Israel has six months for their stage-two attempt at wrecking the Mideast peace process. They have lost no time launching their counterattack.
Like the pros they are, they had their B-team preparing for the expected loss at Geneva II.
They have used their traditional route for seeding the public's mind with new fears, using our ever ready Congressmen and Senators to front their subversion of American democracy.
Our Founding Fathers knew we could never keep what they had given us without an informed citizenry to protect itself from government expanding its power through all kinds of contrived machinations.
Militant Zionists have contrived machinations in their DNA, something they justify simply by saying that others would do this if they could, so they are just beating them to the punch. That would be a popular billboard message for every prison on the planet.
There is a consensus among analysts that the Zios' first move would be to claim Iran was not in compliance with the agreement. We have pros around here who have dealt with the slippery and slimy types, so anticipating their moves becomes second nature after a few decades.
For a country which has milked a couple of decades out of an invisible bomb, a non-compliance scam is just a piece of cake. The Israelis just make the charge and never provide any real support for it.
They have this wonderful echo chamber in the US that hypnotizes Americans into accepting accusations as proof, if they are heard often enough. The Zionist lobby machine to accomplish that has long been constructed, and remains well-oiled from constant use.
Readers are encouraged not to play the "reacting to Israel's moves" game, because that puts you on defense where they have won half the battle already. The way to deal with the Radical Zios is to attack – and constantly, like they do.
Vote No on Israeli Espionage in Congress
You have to put artillery fire not only on their front-line troops, with never-ending phone calls to their Congressional shills, but also use long-range artillery to hit their rear areas where they think they're safe.
And that's the story of their founding myth.
I will share with you now my most effective opening shot at turning brainwashed pro-Israel Americans around.
Remember, the first goal is to just get the process started by putting something to them that is irrefutable, and has been withheld from them for that very reason. I field-tested this extensively on retired military officers, and it was 90% effective.
Declassified intel, especially top military brass intel, is something no military officer is going to brush off as a load of manure. Stephen Green, who wrote his seminal 1984 book Taking Sides from Freedom of Information Act material, once told me he found so much, he could have written ten books. Here's my number one silver bullet bomb from his work.
In March 1948, a Joints Chiefs of Staff paper on Force Requirements for Palestine, anticipating the termination of the British Mandate, predicted that the Zionist strategy will seek to involve the United States in continuously widening and deepening series of operations intended to secure maximum Jewish objectives:
a) initial sovereignty over a portion of Palestine,
b) acceptance by the great powers of the right to unlimited immigration,
c) the extension of Jewish sovereignty over all of Palestine,
d) the expansion of Eretz Israel into Transjordan and into portions of Lebanon and Syria,
e) the establishment of Jewish military and economic hegemony over the entire Mideast.
The JCS paper added ominously: All stages of this program are equally sacred to the fanatical concepts of Jewish leaders. The program is openly admitted by some leaders, and has been privately admitted to United States officials by responsible leaders of the presently dominant Jewish group, the Jewish Agency.
Source: Taking Sides, by Stephen Green, 1984
The Israeli Lobby must be fought head-on in public
This, folks, has been absolutely devastating. You don't get any of the programmed responses like "Why do you hate Israel… are you an anti-semite, etc.?"
It is what it is: a top JCS intel report that saw its way to the president's desk.
Due to space limitations, I will have to skip the middle part and give you a current bookend bomb to the beginning one above. By that, I mean going right for the throat on the whole "Iranian nuclear bomb" hoax.
But this time I will use Israeli sources – their own media. Be sure to print this piece and save it in a file. This stuff works.
The same information delivered one piece at a time over an extended period would have much less impact. You have to use this multiple rocket launcher approach. If some of it seems contradictory, just remember that they are making it all up. My compliments to blogger Omer Kabir for looking these gems up.
From Yediot Ahronoth (Israeli newspaper):
June 26, 1984 … Iran will be capable of producing a nuclear weapon in another seven years
Nov. 15, 1991 … Nuclear expert: Iran will have a nuclear weapon by the end of the decade, or seven to eight years, if China, Pakistan, and Argentina continue aiding it
June 15, 1992 … Within 10 years, Syria will have a nuclear weapon
Sept. 20, 1992 … Iran will have an operational nuclear weapon in the next five to eight years
Jan. 21, 1993 … Rabin: Iran has the manpower and will get a nuclear weapon in the coming decade
Jan. 24, 1993 … Iran has in its possession a nuclear weapon ready for immediate deployment
Jan. 9, 1995 … Iran may achieve nuclear capability at any moment
Dec. 27, 1995 … Iran wants a nuclear weapon by 2001
June 27, 1997 … US: Iran will have a nuclear weapon around 2000
July 10, 2001 … Iran will threaten Israel with a nuclear weapon within four years
Aug. 8, 2003 … IDF: Preparing for an Iranian atomic bomb in 2005
Aug. 20, 2004 … Iran announces: we will achieve a nuclear weapon within four years
July 8, 2005 … Israeli intelligence sources: within two years, they will have a bomb on the shelf
Dec. 2005 … Entire Mideast will arm itself with nukes
March 26, 2006 … Iranian atomic bomb in three years
June 22, 2006 … Olmert: Within months, Iran will be able to assemble a nuclear bomb
June 22, 2011 … Iran will have a nuclear weapon in a year or two
How many times has Israel attacked?
As my regular readers know, I don't often use this much outside material in an article; but if I had abridged this to a few examples, I think you can see it would have had nowhere near the same impact.
These headlines are mainly from just one newspaper, and one particular issue to lie about. You can extrapolate this out for all the others, and you get a pretty good idea whether the claims of these people being pathological liars are valid.
I can assure you that many of the Israeli lobby folks promoting these lies upon their fellow Americans might have believed there was some truth in them, maybe in the early days.
But the professionals among them had to be aware of this bomb hoax track record. I know, because they can read. So I have not felt it untrue or unkind to say that many don't care if the Iran nuke threat was bogus, as long as it had the desired manipulative effect.
People don't like to be used, so when I show this to them and let it sink in a bit, I then hit them with the big question: "Why do you let them make fools out of you with base, bogus propaganda to exploit your own people?"We have a slang saying here in America: when you are the underdog for reversing a bad situation, you have to "up your game". It means taking a cold hard look in the mirror about the changes that need to be done to stop using failed tactics.
Power senses fear and uncertainty, and knows how to exploit it. The news headlines above show how unembarrassed the Israeli media was to exploit their own people's fear. With the Iranians in the past year, they have use neo-holocaust language, the Nazis, holocaust deniers… there are no depths to which they will not stoop.
It is time to take the gloves off and go after the militant Zionists, and this includes all those who have worked with them. Whether they are participants in the lies or not makes no difference. A victim cares little whether he was killed by a murderer or a drunk driver, because the result is the same.A lot of work has gone into getting us where we are now, where we have some momentum. We have dodged some head-shot bullets, like with the attack on Syria. Now it is upon us to honor those victories by doing what needs to be done: denuclearize and demilitarize Zionist Israel. See you on the front lines.
Jeff Gates - How the Israel Lobby Took Control of U.S. Foreign Policy and Public Opinion (interview)
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