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Bush regime retread, Philip Zelikow, appointed to Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board

Written by Atheo | Aletho News | September 19, 2011 – Scroll down for video

President Obama has appointed Philip Zelikow to serve on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board the White House announced this past week.

Zelikow served on the same presidential board between 2001 and 2003 under Bush during which time he revealed the perceived threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq which necessitated preemptive invasion.

“Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us?” asked Zelikow. “I’ll tell you what I think the real threat (is) and actually has been since 1990 — it’s the threat against Israel. And this is the threat that dare not speak its name, because the Europeans don’t care deeply about that threat, I will tell you frankly. And the American government doesn’t want to lean too hard on it rhetorically, because it is not a popular sell,” said Zelikow at the University of Virginia on September 10, 2002, speaking on a panel of foreign policy experts.

Apparently a war, sold to the world on false pretenses, for the sole benefit of Israel presented no dilemma for Zelikow. But then, Zelikow’s academic background places him squarely in league with the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) proponents of wars for Israel as reported at Wikipedia.

In writing about the importance of beliefs about history, Zelikow has called attention to what he has called “‘searing’ or ‘molding’ events [that] take on ‘transcendent’ importance and, therefore, retain their power even as the experiencing generation passes from the scene.” [...]

In the November-December 1998 issue of Foreign Affairs, Phillip D. Zelikow co-authored an article with Ashton B. Carter, and John M. Deutch entitled “Catastrophic Terrorism” describing a “Pearl Harbor” type of event that might occur in the United States that would result in the suspension of civil liberties and the increased surveillance of citizens. It seemed to describe exactly what has come to pass under the Bush Administration. They speculated that if the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center had succeeded, “the resulting horror and chaos would have exceeded our ability to describe it. Such an act of catastrophic terrorism would be a watershed event in American history. It could involve loss of life and property unprecedented in peacetime and undermine America’s fundamental sense of security, as did the Soviet atomic bomb test in 1949. Like Pearl Harbor, the event would divide our past and future into a before and after. The United States might respond with draconian measures scaling back civil liberties, allowing wider surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects and use of deadly force. More violence could follow, either future terrorist attacks or U.S. counterattacks.”

Of course Zelikow was indispensable in heading up the 9/11 commission, an appointment which was opposed by the 9/11 Family Steering Committee which cited his “close ties” to the Bush administration. Zelikow had an obvious conflict of interest, having previously worked on the Bush transition team, which recommended candidates for Cabinet positions and other top national security appointments. Many Bush administration security positions had been filled by people associated with the PNAC (such as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld) which advocated for war on Iraq, and lamented that the goal would take a long time, unless there was a catalyzing event like “a new Pearl Harbor.”  After completing his work with the 9/11 Commission, Zelikow was hired by Condoleezza Rice as Counselor at the State Department until 2007.

Zelikow authors Bush Doctrine of preemptive war

David Ray Griffin points out another conflict of interest in Zelikow’s appointment to the 9/11 commission, “the document in which the Bush Doctrine was first fully articulated—the 2002 version of The National Security Strategy of the United States of America (NSS 2002) —was written by the same person who was primarily responsible for the 9/11 Commission’s report: its executive director, Philip Zelikow.”

Griffin describes the connection between the events of 9/11 and the subsequent Bush Doctrine:

People known as neoconservatives (or simply neocons), the most powerful member of whom has been Dick Cheney, did not like the idea that America’s use of military power could be constrained by the prohibition against preemptive-preventive war. In 1992, Cheney, in his last year as secretary of defense, had Paul Wolfowitz (the undersecretary of defense for policy) and Lewis (“Scooter”) Libby write the Defense Planning Guidance of 1992, which said that the United States should use force to “preempt” and “preclude threats.” In 1997, William Kristol founded a neocon think tank called the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). In 1998, a letter signed by 18 members of PNAC—including Kristol, Wolfowitz, John Bolton, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld, and James Woolsey—urged President Clinton to “undertake military action” to eliminate “the possibility that Iraq will be able to use or threaten to use weapons of mass destruction.”

Only after 9/11, however, were the neocons able to turn their wish to leave international law behind into official US policy. As Stephen Sniegoski wrote, “it was only the traumatic effects of the 9/11 terrorism that enabled the agenda of the neocons to become the policy of the United States of America.” Andrew Bacevich likewise wrote: “The events of 9/11 provided the tailor-made opportunity to break free of the fetters restricting the exercise of American power.”

The idea of preemptive-preventive war, which came to be known as the “Bush doctrine,” was first clearly expressed in the president’s address at West Point in June 2002, when the administration began preparing the American people for the attack on Iraq. Having stated that, in relation to “new threats,” deterrence “means nothing” and containment is “not possible,” Bush dismissed preemption as traditionally understood, saying: “If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long.” Then, using the language of preemption while meaning preemptive-prevention, he said that America’s security “will require all Americans . . . to be ready for preemptive action.” [...]

This unprecedented doctrine was, as we have seen, one that neocons had long desired. Indeed, neocon Max Boot described NSS 2002 as a “quintessentially neo-conservative document.” And, as we have also seen, the adoption of this doctrine was first made possible by the 9/11 attacks. Halper and Clarke themselves say, in fact, that 9/11 allowed the “preexisting ideological agenda” of the neoconservatives to be “taken off the shelf . . . and relabeled as the response to terror.”

The 9/11 attacks, we have seen, allowed the Bush-Cheney administration to adopt the doctrine of preemptive-preventive war, which the neocons in the administration—most prominently Cheney himself—had long desired. One would assume, therefore, that the 9/11 Commission would not have been run by someone who helped formulate this doctrine, because the Commission should have investigated, among other things, whether the Bush-Cheney administration might have had anything to gain from 9/11 attacks—whether they, in other words, might have had a motive for orchestrating or at least deliberately allowing the attacks. Amazing as it may seem, however, Philip Zelikow, who directed the 9/11 Commission and was the primary author of its final report, had also been the primary author of NSS 2002.

Lying behind Zelikow’s authorship of NSS 2002 was the fact that he was close, both personally and ideologically, to Condoleezza Rice, who as National Security Advisor to President Bush had the task of creating this document. Zelikow had worked with Rice in the National Security Council during the Bush I presidency. Then, when the Republicans were out of power during the Clinton years, Zelikow and Rice co-authored a book together. Finally, when she was appointed National Security Advisor to Bush II, she brought on Zelikow to help with the transition to the new National Security Council.

The Obama regime has expanded upon the Bush doctrine, claiming unchecked executive privilege to assassinate perceived enemies, even US citizens. Drone attacks are now occurring in six different countries. These operations are not being subjected to any outside scrutiny whatsoever. While the US regime claims that Yemen and Pakistan for example are “terrorist sanctuaries” there is little or no evidence that any threat to the US or even to its interests could be emanating from these places. What we are actually seeing is the methodical subjugation and terrorizing of the global Islamic population whom seem to have been reduced to having no human rights at all as well as having been marked for dispossession.

Military dominance over any nation which might attempt to resist this new order is a primary goal with Iran in particular in the cross hairs, though regime change is being pursued  by State Department associated entities such as the National Endowment for Democracy through various non-military means as well in any nation which has supported the Hamas or Hezbollah resistance movements in any manner.

The background that Zelikow brings into the Obama regime bodes ill for the prospects of peace or the restoration of any respect for US or international law and frankly suggests that the Obama regime is headed toward further escalation of aggression and violence wherever threats or subversion fail to achieve Israel’s aims.


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September 18, 2011 - Posted by | Author: Atheo, Deception, False Flag Terrorism, Timeless or most popular, Video, Wars for Israel

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  1. Phillip Zelikow’s area of academic specialization before entering government was “the creation and maintenance of public myths”. He completed a draft of THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT a year before he shared it with members of his staff. We have established more than “20 reasons why the ‘official account’ of 9/11 is wrong”, http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/09/10/20-reasons-the-official-account-of-911-is-wrong/ This is a very bad sign that Obama doesn’t have a clue about 9/11 or else that he is complicit in the cover-up. Either way, it bodes ill for our nation’s future.

    Comment by James H. Fetzer | September 19, 2011 | Reply

  2. The Obama Administration is working hand in hand with the usurping Zionist Apartheid regime by reappointing this Zionist scumbag who will again have a chance do more harm than good to America. Obozo the Zionist stooge will go down in history as the most evil person that ever occupied the White ‘whore’ house.

    Comment by B.Benhamid | September 19, 2011 | Reply

  3. This is verification of what we knew all along! The .01% who run this world surfaced again.

    Comment by Mel Thoresen | September 20, 2011 | Reply

  4. I recommend that this chronic war criminal be sentenced to a seat that is more suitable for him than all those who has been there before him put together.:

    The US War Crimes Act of 1996, as amended in 1997 calls for the Death Penalty. The link above is a photo of the federal instrument for implementation, as stated in the following excerpt:

    ‘……. the right to impose the death penalty, in so far as the Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War is concerned. ……’

    The prime defendants and candidates for that chair are the 9/11 conspirators, both domestic and foreign if caught in this country or extradited from another.

    Philip Zelikow is overdue for due process toward that end, along with his co-conspirators in the White House, Wall Street, and Israel.

    Comment by Bill Mitchell | September 20, 2011 | Reply

  5. What I find baffling is that anyone could buy Obama’s obvious BS from the very beginning. He is an obvious stooge for the status quo. A ‘salesman’, a puppet, the same ol’ same ol’…it is written all over him like flaming tatoos.
    ww

    Comment by hybridrogue1 | September 20, 2011 | Reply

    • O’chancroid is just another marionette. Controlled by the likes of ZELL THE COW, and OF THE DEVIL himself, Chertoff.

      you don’t get annointed for that position of ‘Puppet in Cheeze’ unless you’re a wholly Israeli controlled zio puppet of the illuminati scum in London named Rothschild.

      anyone who stands up and cuts the marionette strings and tries to free the U.S. of zioturd control gets his brains blown out in front of camera’s as a form of; “see what we can do?? we can murder PRESIDENTS!!! and get away with it!!!”

      O’pustule is more spellbound by NBA playoff numbers anyway. Truly, the Whore House janitorial staff has more power than does O’liar in Chief there ever possibly could have. Without the teleprompter, his speeches would be a series of grunts and ape like noises just like any garden variety chimpanzee in any zoo. This is not
      racism, it’s a fact of life. This CIA stooge, just like the others before him, is no more eloquent or educated than was the coked out moron we just had fucking us in the ass in the last DICTATORSHIP.

      up next will be Rick Perry. he should go find that asshole Boykin, the; “aye sawz dem horsemen riding across the sky so it be time to bring ARMAGEDDON now..” for his Vice Puppet. then it’ll all be cool and copacetic!

      amen!

      Comment by ZELL THE COW and other sad piss ant zioturd stories from HELL | September 22, 2011 | Reply

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  7. It’s now official – there’s been no actual shortage of Holocaust Survivors :

    Quote from The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finkelstein of the City University of New York, published by Verso in the year 2000:
    ‘The Israeli Prime Minister’s office recently put the number of “living Holocaust survivors” at nearly a million.’ (page 83)

    I’ve checked out the six volumes of Churchill’s Second World War and the statement is quite correct – not a single mention of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.

    Eisenhower’s Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages; Churchill’s Second World War totals 4,448 pages; and De Gaulle’s three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages.

    In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.

    Comment by James | October 24, 2011 | Reply

  8. Elie Wiesel vs Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Wiesel has been one of the most prominent spokesmen for the very sizable group of people known as Holocaust survivors. Wiesel has chaired the US Holocaust Memorial Council and has been the recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Peace Prize..

    Time Magazine, March 18 1985:

    ‘How had he survived two of the most notorious killing fields [Auschwitz and Buchenwald] of the century? “I will never know” Wiesel says. “I was always weak. I never ate. The slightest wind would turn me over. In Buchenwald they sent 10,000 to their deaths every day. I was always in the last hundred near the gate. They stopped. Why?”

    Compare this with Encyclopaedia Britannica (1993), under ‘Buchenwald’:

    “In World War II it held about 20,000 prisoners.. Although there were no gas chambers, hundreds perished monthly through disease, malnutrition, exhaustion, beatings and executions.”

    Comment by James | October 24, 2011 | Reply

  9. Interesting arithmetic – the incredible numbers

    Have a look at a typical account by one of the seemingly endless number of survivors: Olga Lengyel’s Five Chimneys: a woman survivor’s true story of Auschwitz (Granada/ Ziff-Davis, 1947, 1972).

    According to Lengyel, ‘After June, 1943, the gas chamber was reserved exclusively for Jews and Gypsies.. Three hundred and sixty corpses every half-hour, which was all the time it took to reduce human flesh to ashes, made 720 per hour, or 17,280 corpses per twenty-four hour shift. And the ovens, with murderous efficiency, functioned day and night. However, one must also reckon the death pits, which could destroy another 8,000 cadavers a day. In round numbers, about 24,000 corpses were handled each day. An admirable production record, one that speaks well for German industry.’ (Paperback edition, pp80-81). [No trace of any remains of or in ‘death pits’ has been found.]

    This implies almost 100,000 corpses per four working days, or a million in 40 days, or six million in 240 days (eight months). Notice the bald precision of the figures without any explanation, the utter confidence in the reader’s credulity.

    The blurb on the cover of the book quotes the New York Herald-Tribune: “Passionate, tormenting”. Albert Einstein, the promoter of the US construction of the bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is quoted as offering “You have done a real service by letting the ones who are now silent and most forgotten speak.”

    Could this claim be a misprint?

    Kitty Hart, in spite of her name a Jewish survivor born in Poland, fully confirms these figures:

    ‘Working around the clock, the four units together could dispose of about 18,000 bodies every twenty-four hours, while the open pits coped with a further 8,000 in the same period.’ (p 118; Return to Auschwitz – paperback edition by Granada (1981, 1983).

    According to the cover blurb, ‘The subject of the award-winning Yorkshire television documentary of the same name.’ ‘Both engaging and harrowing…an important addition to the growing holocaust literature, very little of which conveys so courageously both the daily torment and the will to survive’ – Martin Gilbert, The Times.

    Comment by James | October 24, 2011 | Reply

  10. Dirty Little Secrets – the hidden, awkward origins of World War 2 –
    the unexpected views of four key diplomats who were close to events

    Just consider the following:

    · Joseph P. Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Britain during the years immediately preceding WW2 was the father of the famous American Kennedy dynasty. James Forrestal the first US Secretary of Defense (1947-1949) quotes him as saying “Chamberlain (the British Prime Minister) stated that America and the world Jews had forced England into the war”. (The Forrestal Diaries ed. Millis, Cassell 1952 p129).

    · Count Jerzy Potocki, the Polish Ambassador in Washington, in a report to the Polish Foreign Office in January 1939, is quoted approvingly by the highly respected British military historian Major-General JFC Fuller. Concerning public opinion in America he says “Above all, propaganda here is entirely in Jewish hands…when bearing public ignorance in mind, their propaganda is so effective that people have no real knowledge of the true state of affairs in Europe… It is interesting to observe that in this carefully thought-out campaign… no reference at all is made to Soviet Russia. If that country is mentioned, it is referred to in a friendly manner and people are given the impression that Soviet Russia is part of the democratic group of countries… Jewry was able not only to establish a dangerous centre in the New World for the dissemination of hatred and enmity, but it also succeeded in dividing the world into two warlike camps…President Roosevelt has been given the power.. to create huge reserves in armaments for a future war which the Jews are deliberately heading for.” (Fuller, JFC: The Decisive Battles of the Western World vol 3 pp 372-374.)

    · Hugh Wilson, the American Ambassador in Berlin until 1938, the year before the war broke out, found anti-Semitism in Germany ‘understandable’. This was because before the advent of the Nazis, “the stage, the press, medicine and law [were] crowded with Jews…among the few with money to splurge, a high proportion [were] Jews…the leaders of the Bolshevist movement in Russia, a movement desperately feared in Germany, were Jews. One could feel the spreading resentment and hatred.” (Hugh Wilson: Diplomat between the Wars, Longmans 1941, quoted in Leonard Mosley, Lindbergh, Hodder 1976).

    · Sir Nevile Henderson, British Ambassador in Berlin ‘said further that the hostile attitude in Great Britain was the work of Jews and enemies of the Nazis, which was what Hitler thought himself’ (Taylor, AJP: The Origins of the Second World War Penguin 1965, 1987 etc p 324).

    etc etc etc etc http://www.rense.com/general92/dirty.htm

    Comment by James | October 24, 2011 | Reply

  11. THE ‘INCORRECT’ SIX MILLION

    Alexander Solzhenitsyn in a speech in Washington in 1975 had this to say of the Soviet system which was deemed worthy of recognition as one of ‘our’ Allies fighting ‘for Democracy’ against the ‘Dictators’ in WW2:

    “This was a system which, in time of peace, artificially created a famine causing SIX MILLION PERSONS to die in the Ukraine between 1932 and 1933. They died on the very threshold of Europe. And Europe and the world didn’t even notice it. SIX MILLION PERSONS!” (Alexander Solzhenitsyn Speaks to the West (1978) p 16)

    Why are these people and their fate generally unknown in western countries?

    Roosevelt’s ally Joseph Stalin was supreme dictator of Russia for almost a quarter of a century, from 1929 until his death in 1953. Soviet Russia under Stalin was a despotic police state that relied on internal espionage and terror.

    Stalin’s first Five-Year Plan, before WW2, sought to bring about the ‘collectivization of agriculture’ in accordance with Marx’s Communist Manifesto. When Communism was imposed on Russia, the small farmers known as kulaks, as private property owners, stood in the way. In 1929 Stalin called for ‘the liquidation of the kulaks’, and their small family farms, animals, implements and crops were declared to belong to the state. “Trotsky, Zinoviev and Kamenev (all Jews) had always argued that the peasant would never surrender enough food voluntarily and must, if need be, crushed” (Paul Johnson A History of the Modern World (1983) p 268). The army and secret police were used to enforce the policy. All peasants who resisted were treated with violence – an enormous number were killed or sent to exile in remote areas in the frozen north or the desert steppes. Rather than give up their animals, many peasants killed and ate them. As a result, the number of farm animals in the Soviet Union was catastrophically reduced. The peasants stopped farming.

    After a while, the cities started running out of food. Orders were given for grain to be confiscated from the peasants. Those caught trying to reserve food for their families were ‘severely dealt with’. By the winter of 1932-3, virtually no food was left in the countryside. By early March 1933, ‘death on a mass scale really began’. The main farming areas of Russia, particularly in the Ukraine, were utterly devastated. It was a time of great and terrible hunger, a catastrophic man-made famine.

    Eugene Lyons was sent to Russia in 1928 as United Press chief correspondent. Arriving as an enthusiastic communist, he experienced the catastrophe at first hand. He described the ‘famine’ in his book Assignment in Utopia (1937):

    “Hell broke loose in seventy thousand Russian villages.. A population as large as all of Switzerland’s was stripped clean of all their belongings.. They were herded with bayonets at railroad stations, packed indiscriminately into cattle cars and freight cars and dumped weeks later in the lumber regions of the frozen North, the deserts of central Asia, wherever labor was needed, there to live or die..”.

    The famine alone is estimated conservatively to have caused 6 million deaths, almost half of them children. Other millions died from the killings and sickness as a result of the deportations.

    Lyons, himself Jewish, credits the Jewish commissar Lazar Kaganovich with the major portion of responsibility for this major crime against humanity:

    “Lazar Kaganovich… it was his iron hand that applied Bolshevik mercilessness.” (Lyons, p 578). The Encyclopaedia Britannica says tersely, “(Kaganovich) was one of the small group of Stalin’s top advisors pushing for very high rates of collectivization after 1929.. Within the Politburo, Kaganovich.. led the opposition to Kirov’s proposed concessions to the peasantry and to his attempts to relax the harshness of Stalin’s control..”

    Kaganovich died at the ripe old age of 98 in 1991 (Encl. Brit.), ethnically safe from pursuit by the Israeli secret service, the Simon Wiesenthal organization and the New York media-intelligentsia. Shhhh!!!

    Comment by James | October 24, 2011 | Reply

    • thanks for your comments….is it true….Russia agreed to help conceal an emerging German build up of military that surely violated the Treaty of Versailles?

      Was it Germany betraying a prior secretive deal with Russia by invading Russia that brought Russia onto the side of the Allies? If Germany had not invaded Russia, might Russia have been on Germany’s side instead?

      Comment by Rick Marino | January 29, 2012 | Reply

  12. Please note….
    Zelikow was appointed by Bush as the Exec Director of a 911 Commission, a commission which accepted strict conditions the investigation not be allowed to divert by important testimony which deviated from a predetermined theme: all the events surrounding 911 had to do with Osama Binladin and selected terrorists.
    The conditions of the 911 Commission laid the groundwork for yet another whitewash. I thought we as Americans had enough of accepting fairy tales with the Warren Commission, when we accepted the lone assassin theory and disregarded the CIA and Johnson’s role in the Kennedy Assassination. Read Philip Nelson’s book “LBJ” to see facts not meant to be remembered in history by the true conspirators. Nelson’s book is actually a very interesting exposure of Johnson’s corruption, Kennedy’s effort to falsify ballot boxes, reasons why FBI director J Edgar Hoover wanted to deny the Mafia’s existence involving his boyfriend and FBI Assist Director, how the Mafia was betrayed by Joseph Kennedy etc, etc.

    Comment by Rick Marino | January 29, 2012 | Reply

  13. January 29, 2012
    Dear fellow voter,

    Ron Paul has made some rather unusual but necessary remarks that our nation must withdraw from our habitual habit of supplying excessive foreign aid to other countries. RP was not invited to debate before the Jewish Republican party, though the other republican nominees were. There’s been an obvious effort to downplay RP’s meaningfulness of as a republican candidate. You can certainly look at Jon Stewart’s coverage to show how often Fox news and even the most trusted name in news…CNN…has deliberately avoided coverage of RP as the candidates went state to state.

    The two books I respectfully request you to review carefully are as follow: “The Passionate Attachment” written by the previous undersecretary to Kennedy and later Johnson, namely George Ball and was published in 1992. The book carefully details many events involving Israel’s actions over the past fifty years and the deliberate misinformation diffused back to the American voter following these events. For example, Ball’s book carefully details Israel’s attack of the USS Liberty and evidence why the attack was purposeful not accidental. Ball’s book covers a bit of history commonly known by most peaceful Muslims to this day but virtually unknown to the average American citizen: the Israeli commando raid of Deir Yassin and a complete slaughter that was squelched stateside. Jonathan Pollard was one of the most infamous of traitors to the US and his handlers back in Israel received promotions while the official response from Israel was Pollard and his co-conspirators acting as a “rogue” operation. ball provides details of how Pollard was acting under the guidance of Israel who provided Pollard money and lavish gifts for his wife in return for the stolen US secrets. Ball mentions one of these stolen secrets, cluster bomb technology was then sold by Israel to other countries.

    Israel continues to dominate and provide an influence upon our politicians ready to accept campaign contributions in return for a continued blind support for Israel that ends promoting a horrendous imbalance and jeopardy to the US in the Middle East. Ball mentions Eisenhower as the only president up through and including Bush who had the mojo and courage to stand up against Israel’s wrong doing when Eisenhower learned of Israel’s plan to acquisition the Suez Canal and the scheme to steal precious water from the Palestinian lands, the Jordan River Diversion project.
    The other book I strongly recommend was written by John Mearsheimer titled “The Israel Lobby and US foreign policy.” Mr Mearsheimer provides compelling arguments that ongoing Israel lobbying influences of our foreign policy has been detrimental to all concerned and promoted a continuance of the Israeli citizen’s feeling of insecurity and the Palestinian’s feeling of injustice and dispossession.
    Noam Chomsky’s book “911” and Chalmers Johnson’s “Blowback” provide further compelling arguments, our direction since 911 and foreign policy has harmed far more than benefitted the United States in our position world wide. What is most important as a message is the proviso the American citizen is informed and savvy of world events so our individual convictions of justice and injustice can play a role in our candidate selections. The principle of a strong democracy is hinged on the voter knowing the issues and not relying solely on sound bites, TV host opinion and campaign rhetoric to guide our decisions. Even an entire party’s direction can be misled if fewer know the issues, including the politicians themselves.

    A movie narrated by Matt Damon “Inside Job” provided tremendous insight on how our financial sector was manipulated by special interests away essential safeguards of regulation enacted after the Great Depression. Investment houses and banks such as Goldman Sachs bribed (consulting fee and/or board participation) key university economic figures and politicians to support higher leveraging for banks and other means of deregulation that opened the door for increasing risk taking. Profits for excessive risk taking was privatized as the risk was increasingly socialized. Rating companies were easily bribed to provide triple A ratings for businesses right up to a company and CEO’s downfall. The derivatives market was less constrained so outrageous insurance such as credit default swaps could be obtained by Goldman Sachs from insurance carrier AIG on subprime mortgages they sold to over-leveraged investment houses. Paulson made sure all the money due Goldman Sachs for insurance compensation on subprime mortgages they no longer possessed was compensated to Goldman Sachs as 100% on the dollar. My honest opinion is such insurance taking practices should have been a very good reason to investigate such practices, not reward Goldman Sachs with billions additional compensation at the urging and prodding by ex-Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson toward our Congress. Surely Congress, particularly the democrats, was duped on that one. Between a Congressman’s ignorance and lobbying influences there’s more ways to do us wrong than right. The average voter’s savvy is now more essential than ever.

    What is happening today is there is up to a 5:1 ratio of financial sector lobbyists for each Congressman and are aggressively lobbying against a resumption of essential regulations to safeguard our economy. Our economy and all the countries of the world depending on the US currency will not survive any further distortion and manipulation that diverts us from a safe harbor destination. Surely, shuffling prior Goldman Sachs executives back into key positions in the financial sector will distort our roadmap from what’s best for us.

    Comment by Rick Marino | January 29, 2012 | Reply

  14. This Zelikow is a filthy dual-citizen Israeli operative. He should be ROTTING IN PRISON along side his fellow countryman traitor Pollard. They should waterboard this ahole to get the truth about 9/11.

    Comment by Long Shanks | May 8, 2012 | Reply

  15. Philip Zelikow is absolutely a 9-11 co-conspirator. He wrote about the importance of “public myths” dividing time into a “before” and “after” and he even admitted that the myth doesn’t have to be true. He, of course, was tapped to write the 9-11 Commission Report, and he wrote the chapter outlines before the Commission even met!

    Comment by Frankly Speaking | October 12, 2013 | Reply


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