Americans Rise Up Against 10-Year War for Profit

longer than the first world war- longer than the second world war…..soon longer than both combined!
Billions in costs that are stolen from the public that don’t want or agree with these wars- Democracy?
Clever way to DESTROY Capitalism and the Western world!!

Americans Rise Up Against 10-Year War for Profit

October 8, 2011

“The demonstrators probably ought to be demonstrating in front of Congress, the White House, and the secretary over at Treasury.”
– Rep. Spencer Bachus (R., Ala.), Chairman, House Financial Services Committee,
“Rep. Bachus: Wall Street Protesters Should Be Demonstrating in D.C..”
Washington Wire, 6 October 2011

The anti-war protest movement has finally gotten on its feet in Washington, D.C.

Because the scale of the war-for-profit scam is so immense, an example comparing what the money wasted on the wars could have bought for the American people is helpful: The U.S. military spends an estimated $20 billion a year just to air-condition its tents and bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is equivalent to 20 years of funding for Amtrak, the sorely neglected U.S. passenger rail system.

The U.S. military spends about $20 billion annually to air-condition tents and temporary structures in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than the U.S. spends on its passenger rail system in 20 years.

After three weeks of protests on Wall Street in New York City, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, thousands of protestors occupied Freedom Square in Washington, D.C. in a mass protest dubbed “Occupy D.C.” Signs carried by protestors show that many are outraged by the wasteful and unjustified wars of occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Thousands of protestors massed in Washington, D.C. on October 6…

inspired by the popular uprisings in Egypt and across the Middle East…

and demanding an end to the war policies that have impoverished and crippled America.

Protesting the wasteful wars (currently over $1 trillion), and the corporations who profit from them, is a common theme…

because spending on the wars is responsible for at least one-fifth of the national debt…

which has more than doubled since 9/11. At $1.5 trillion in direct spending, but with an estimated total cost of some $4 trillion, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have spiked the U.S. national debt.

Some protested U.S. war crimes and torture…

while others called for dumping the Zionist “war lobby”.

After 10 years of an unjustified war of occupation in Afghanistan, Americans are finally rising up and demonstrating against the Zionist crimocracy and its agenda of war for plunder and profit. For these protests to be effective, however, it is essential that they raise public awareness of who is really responsible for the criminal war policies and the plundering of the U.S. Treasury. This requires pointing out the secretive “Elders of Zion” who are behind Obama and his criminal war policies.

If the real culprits are not indentified, shamed, and blamed, the protests will fail to bring about any real change for the better. Like any political and anti-war protest movement, there are infiltrators among the protestors, e.g. Zionists, who seek to divert the message, to distract, and radicalize the movement in order to discredit and marginalize it. For these reasons, it is essential that the protestors keep the focus on who is truly responsible for the crimes of 9/11 and the illegal wars that followed in its wake.

OBAMA’S WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

The 10-year-old war in Afghanistan has been dubbed “Obama’s War” because, since being elected in November 2008, he has overseen a three-fold increase in the number of soldiers engaged in the war of occupation. But is it really Obama’s war if he is only doing what he is told by the people to whom he is obliged and beholden? Blaming the president without understanding who is behind his war policies will not solve the problem.

“OBAMA’S WAR” – The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan has tripled since November 2008 to the current peak of 98,000. It is not at all certain that the number will shrink in 2012 as indicated in this graphic from the Washington Post.

DESPISED IN AMERICA – President Obama’s ratings have plummeted as a result of his support for the Zionist war agenda and the trillion dollar bailout of 2008-2009.

LOVED IN ISRAEL – While Obama gets a positive rating from less than one-third of the American population, he enjoys a favorable rating with 54 percent of the Israeli population. So who is he serving? (Source: Jerusalem Post, 28 September 2011)

THE ELDERS OF ZION AND OBAMA – It is certainly no secret that a secret organization of Zionist Jews was behind making Obama the president of the United States. It was the cover story of The Chicago Jewish News in October 2008.

A recent article in Crain’s Chicago Business, entitled “Cracks appear in Obama’s Chicago base”, reports that his re-election campaign has a hometown problem: the donors and volunteers who supported him in 2008 have lost interest. “The glow of the epochal election of the nation’s first African-American president has faded amid a dramatic fall in the president’s popularity,” according to Crain’s.

Obama’s re-election campaign will get a “hometown” publicity boost from a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser in October “hosted by Obama’s financial inner sanctum: former fundraising chair Penny Pritzker, James Crown, John Rogers Jr. and others,” Crain’s reported. This cabal of extremely wealthy Zionist Jews is supporting Obama because they have created him and they control him, and with him in power they grow richer as the Zionist war agenda is advanced. It’s that simple; it’s criminal. This is the Zionist crimocracy that controls the U.S. government.

THE CROWN FAMILY TIES TO THE ISRAELI MILITARY

James Schine Crown (born 1953) is president of Henry Crown and Company, a private investment company. He is also a director of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., General Dynamics, and Sara Lee. A member of Chicago’s Crown family, his father is billionaire Lester Crown. In backing Obama, the Crown family has worked closely with other Chicago-based Elders of Zion, e.g. the Pritzker and Klutznick families. One of Obama’s earliest and biggest supporters was Philip Morris Klutznick, the former president of B’nai B’rith International and a business partner of Lester Crown.

Lester Crown is the son of Chicago financier Henry Crown, a former president and chair of General Dynamics, and a member of the board of directors of Maytag and a former director of TWA. Among other things he owns family holdings in New York’s Rockefeller Center, Hilton Hotels, the Chicago Bulls, and the New York Yankees. Most importantly, Crown has long been involved at the highest level with Zionist organizations, e.g. U.S./Middle East Project, Inc., in which he works closely with the political, financial, and military elites of Israel, such as Yosef A. Maiman, the Mossad agent who controls a great deal of the gas resources of Turkmenistan. Building a pipeline to carry the Israeli-owned gas to India is a long-term goal of the occupation of Afghanistan. Lester Crown is also surely a high-ranking member of the B’nai B’rith International, the secret global organization of Zionist Jewish Freemasons. Members of this core group of Zionists can rightly be called the “Elders of Zion.”

WAG THE DOG ON IRAN

An early and public supporter of Obama’s presidential candidacy, Lester Crown praised Obama as “unyielding in defending Israel’s security.” During the summer of 2010, Amos Yadlin, the chief of Israel’s military intelligence (AMAN), visited Crown in Chicago and requested that he put pressure on Obama to take more forceful action against Iran.

Crown told Atlantic Magazine in September 2010 that Yadlin discussed with him the “Iranian clock”—the time remaining before Iran reached nuclear capability—and that he agreed with Yadlin that the United States must stop Iran before it goes nuclear. “I share with the Israelis the feeling that we certainly have the military capability and that we have to have the will to use it. The rise of Iran is not in the best interest of the U.S.

“I support the president,” Crown said. “But I wish [administration officials] were a little more outgoing in the way they have talked. I would feel more comfortable if I knew that they had the will to use military force, as a last resort. You cannot threaten someone as a bluff. There has to be a will to do it.”

LESTER CROWN AND GENERAL DYNAMICS

A military contractor, General Dynamics and the Crown family have profited greatly from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Crown family has long been seen as one of the most important U.S.-based supporters of the Israeli military. They are reported to be one of the American Zionist families that created Israel Corp. and probably contributed to the construction of Israel’s nuclear arsenal.

In 1993, when General Dynamics was controlled by Lester Crown, he sold the unit of the company in Fort Worth that makes electronics for the F-16 to an Israeli military company called Elbit. The Ceneral Dynamics unit became Elbit Systems of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems Ltd. A $35 million division when General Dynamics sold it in 1993, it expects to report revenue of $1 billion for 2011. The Israeli owners of Elbit Systems of America have profited nicely from the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

General Dynamics and Elbit Systems of America formed a joint venture in 2009 called UAS Dynamics LLC, to provide unmanned aerial systems to the Defense Department and other potential U.S. government customers. The company is based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Sources and Recommended Reading:

Sparshott, Jeffrey, “Rep. Bachus: Wall Street Protesters Should Be Demonstrating in D.C.”, Washington Wire, 6 October 2011
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/10/06/rep-bachus-wall-street-protesters-should-be-demonstrating-in-d-c/

Bollyn, Christopher, “Who Runs the Obama White House?”, Chapter X, Solving 9/11, 6 November 2008
http://www.bollyn.com/11305

Bollyn, “TAPI Pipeline – The Real Reason for 4 More Years of War”, 20 December 2010
http://www.bollyn.com/the-fraudulent-war-on-terror#article_12906

“Cracks appear in Obama’s Chicago base” by Steven R. Strahler and Paul Merrion, Crain’s Chicago Business, 26 September 2011
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20110924/ISSUE01/309249981/cracks-appear-in-obamas-chicago-base

“Fort Worth defense contractor makes the guts inside the jets and tanks”, Star Telegram, 18 June 2011
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/06/18/3161574/fort-worth-defense-contractor.html

“Obama and the Jews” by Pauline Dubkin Yearwood, Chicago Jewish News, 24 October 2008
http://www.ifamericansknew.org/us_ints/po-obamaj.html

http://www.bollyn.com/home#article_13262

ANTI WAR DEMO TODAY IN LONDONGRAD- HEARING THE DOPEY COW ON LBC RADIO – SOME LEADER OF THE ANTI WAR MOVEMENT- POETRY READING- THAT’LL STOP THE WAR-NOT!
SHE STILL BLAMES AL-QAEDA FOR 9-11- SHE ACCEPTED AFGHAN WAR WAS DUE TO 9-11- SURELY SHE NEEDS TO RESEARCH WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF WARS AND NOT BLINDLY ACCEPT THE ZOG LINE!

AMERICAN PRESIDENTS SEEM MORE THAN A LITTLE CONFUSED WHICH COUNTRY THEY’RE SUPPOSED STAND FOR!

The Chicago Jewish News:
Obama and the Jews
Pauline Dubkin Yearwood
The Chicago Jewish News
October 24, 2008

Cover artwork from The Chicago Jewish News

OBAMA AND THE JEWS: A look at why some Jews love him and some don’t trust him; and at the key role Chicago Jews played in getting him to where he is

Abner Mikva, the former Chicago congressman, federal judge and White House counsel to President Bill Clinton, puts a 21st-century twist on the notion that Clinton was “the nation’s first black president.”

“I think when this is all over, people are going to say that Barack Obama is the first Jewish president,” he said.

Mikva, a powerful figure in local and national Democratic politics for decades, was one of Sen. Obama’s early admirers, beginning in 1990 when he tried to hire the brilliant student and first black president of the Harvard Law Review for a coveted clerkship. (Obama turned him down, saying he was going to move to Chicago and run for public office. “I thought that showed a lot of chutzpah on his part,” Mikva says with a laugh.)

Abner Mikva

Since then, Mikva’s support for and nurturance of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has never wavered. He is one of many influential Chicago Jews who have been among Obama’s earliest and most ardent backers.

One longtime Jewish observer of the political scene, who did not want to be identified, said admiringly that “Jews made him. Wherever you look, there is a Jewish presence.”

Yet outside of Chicago, there has been a significant amount of Jewish resistance to Obama’s candidacy, although that may be lessening with Sen. Hillary Clinton, a favorite among Jews, out of the picture.

The Jewish community has been a particular target of e-mails declaring Obama a secret Muslim who attended a madrassa in Indonesia, took his Senate oath of office by swearing on a Quran, and is aligned with Muslim terrorists. Those allegations have been thoroughly disproven by mainstream media and other sources. But even aside from the crackpot right, there is still distrust of the Illinois senator from some Jewish quarters, much of it centering on Israel and on some former and current advisors who are perceived to be unfriendly to the Jewish state.

Joel Sprayregen

Typical of the naysayers is Joel Sprayregen, a Chicago attorney who is a former chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council and a current member of the executive committee of JINSA, the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs.

“My skepticism about Obama derives from both his lack of experience and his alignment up to recently with the far left,” Sprayregen said while acknowledging that the candidate “has moved more to the center once he secured the nomination.”

Sprayregen believes that “a number” of Obama’s foreign policy advisors “have views which would jeopardize American national security. His association with left-wing views and advisors gives me apprehension as to how firm his support for Israel would be in a crisis,” he said.

Obama is “baffled” by the resistance to him from some Jews, a key advisor, former California Rep. Mel Levine, said recently, and has stepped up outreach efforts to the Jewish community, including making a well-publicized trip to Israel earlier this summer, his second visit to the Jewish state. Washington correspondent James Besser, writing in The New York Jewish Week, declares that the senator “is acting as if Jews hold the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

In a way, they do. “The Jewish vote is important because of the states (Jews) are in,” Paul Green, a Roosevelt University professor and longtime political maven, said. While Jews make up only about three percent of the national voting public, they vote in greater proportion to their numbers than almost any other group and are gathered in key states, particularly Florida, a swing state with 27 electoral votes, he said.

“That’s the most interesting and important. The Jewish vote will matter the most there,” Green said. “New York, Illinois, California – they’ll go for Obama. But my guess is right now he has some work do with (Jews in) South Florida.”

Levine, the Obama advisor, says that more than anything, the nominee-to-be “wants people to realize what his record is and his closeness to the Jewish community in Chicago.”

That closeness can hardly be exaggerated.

Obama’s Chicago Jewish roots
“Some of my earliest and most ardent supporters came from the Jewish community in Chicago,” Obama told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in 2004, just after his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention had galvanized the party and made his name a household word overnight.

That was not hyperbole.

Newton Minow

Typical Obama first came to Chicago in 1985, after he graduated from Columbia University, and spent three years in the city as a community organizer. In 1988, he left for Harvard Law School, and in the same year met Newton Minow, a Jew and a longtime Democratic powerbroker who served as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under President John F. Kennedy. He is currently senior counsel at the Loop law firm of Sidley Austin.

Minow’s daughter Martha (“She’s not just Jewish, she’s very very Jewish,” her father said) was a professor at Harvard Law School at the time. “She called me in 1988 to say that the best student she ever had wanted to spend the summer in Chicago and she wanted me to meet him,” Minow relates. “I said what’s his name, and when she said ‘Barack Obama,’ I said, you gotta spell that.”

Minow asked a partner in his firm to look up Obama when he visited the law school. “He started to laugh,” Minow said. “He said, we hired him already.”

Obama worked at Sidley Austin as an intern that summer; the firm is where he met attorney Michelle Robinson, and they married in 1992. Minow later offered him a second internship followed by a permanent job, but Obama turned it down because, he said, he was planning to go into public service or politics.

Minow and his wife have remained friends with the couple and supporters of Obama’s political career. “We introduced him to a lot of our friends and held fund-raisers for him,” Minow said. “We find him to be truly outstanding. If you just look around, you can see he’s got many many Jewish friends. He is very much at home with Jewish people, their values and interests.”

He believes that many in the Jewish community supported Clinton over Obama because “they didn’t know Barack Obama. They were not informed about him. They had a loyalty over the years to the Clintons. It’s not that they were negative about Barack; they were just committed elsewhere.”

Minow continues to actively support Obama’s candidacy; a nephew serves as one of his speechwriters.

In Chicago, meanwhile, the Obamas settled in Hyde Park and Obama became a popular lecturer at the University of Chicago law school. Abner Mikva, whom Obama already knew from Washington, also taught there, and the two renewed their acquaintance and became close. “We would have lunch and breakfast together and talk about a lot of things, different issues,” Mikva said.

Through Project Vote, a voter registration drive that Obama worked on in 1992, he met two key future supporters, both Jewish. One was David Axelrod, a former Chicago Tribune reporter and chief consultant to Chicago mayors Harold Washington and Richard M. Daley who has been Obama’s chief strategist since 2002.

Bettylu Saltzman

The other is a largely behind-the-scenes champion who has been there since the beginning of Obama’s political career and played a quietly crucial – perhaps the most crucial – role in it. She is Bettylu Saltzman, a longtime liberal activist whose father, Philip Klutznick, was a legendary Chicago developer, Jewish leader and statesman who served as secretary of commerce in the Carter administration and played a leading role in the development of the State of Israel.

Saltzman recalled that when she first met the 30-year-old Obama, “I don’t know what I saw, but others saw it too. I’m impressed by the numbers of people who said the same thing. He was clearly brilliant and articulate. I don’t know what it was, but there was something about him that was clearly destined to be something very special.”

She was working in Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign at the time and, perhaps because she was thinking in presidential mode, “I immediately thought, he’s going to be president some day. I said to my husband and to a lot of other people, he is going to be our first black president. Why I don’t know, but I will never ever forget it.”

Later, she said, as she got to know Obama, “I would sort of tease him about it. I always said to him, this is what I think is going to happen, and I think in his own mind he always thought that was what he was going to be, too.”

While Saltzman said she “never thought about (her support) Jewishly,” she added that “obviously I’m not going to support someone who is opposed to Israel and what it stands for. He’s right on all the issues when it comes to Israel. He’s in exactly the same place (Hillary) Clinton is, maybe even stronger. He’s a clearer thinker.”

She was also impressed with Michelle Obama and says that “we could have two great people in the White House.”

Saltzman supported Obama during his campaign for the state Senate, which he won in 1996, and in his failed bid for Congress against Bobby Rush in 2000. And when Obama was contemplating a U.S. Senate run in 2002, she introduced him to a group of powerful Chicago women who call themselves the Ladies Who Lunch. Many became his supporters.

The following year, Saltzman may have played an even more crucial role in Obama’s political rise when she asked him to speak at a downtown Chicago rally against the Iraq war that she was organizing. The speech he gave there became famous, and Obama’s early opposition to the war served as a centerpiece of his primary campaign for president.

Saltzman has remained a supporter and now devotes her time to Obama’s presidential campaign. “What he did in his early life in Chicago proved that he has a great commitment to people who are less well off,” she said, adding that she is encouraged by how many young people are working to get out the vote for him. “People don’t always understand the fact that he thinks so clearly,” she said. “He is deliberative but not indecisive.” And as for Israel, “I think his (recent) trip to the Middle East proved how well accepted he was there.”

Meanwhile, after he finished his work with Project Vote, Obama took a job at a civil rights law firm, Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, led by Judson Miner, a well-known Chicago civil rights attorney and Mayor Harold Washington’s former counsel. Miner said he met Obama when he read an article in the paper about Obama’s wanting to join “a silk stocking law firm.” He called Obama, Obama called him back and Miner’s young son answered the phone. “He said a guy called me with a very funny name,” Miner related. “I had forgotten all about him, but just by chance I called him back.”

They agreed to meet and have lunch. Afterwards, “I called my wife and told her I just had lunch with the most impressive person I’ve ever met,” Miner said. “He was truly extraordinary in all sorts of ways. He had a unique comfort with who he was and no pretenses. He was not trying to impress you with who he was. He had a lot of questions and wanted to talk seriously about things he was giving a lot of thought to.”

Obama worked for Miner’s firm for close to 10 years in two different stretches. When he decided to take time off to run for the state Senate, Miner said, a telling incident occurred. Under a fairly common arrangement, Obama planned to work for the firm part-time while serving in the Senate, considered by many to be a part-time job, and Miner agreed to pay him.

“On about his third day in Springfield, he called me up and said, Judd, this is unfair to you guys. I’m going to be putting in a lot more time than I thought I was going to, and I wouldn’t feel right about being paid” by the law firm, Miner related.

Today, Miner is a firm supporter of his former employee’s presidential bid. “He has plenty of life experiences that have sensitized him to the things that matter most,” he said. “He has enormous self confidence but it is not arrogance. He is not a person who feels he has to hide things. He has very strong views but is very flexible.”

Obama’s “great strengths” are that he is “most comfortable dealing with people who he respects, who he thinks are dealing with him as equals, are sharing their true opinions. He is not interested in people who are yes men,” Miner said.

“I don’t know a blemish the guy has. We had many conversations about how do you engage in what you care about professionally while balancing your family obligations and commitment, and he has been quite successful in working it all out. He would be very effective in anything he wanted to do,” he said.

Working at Miner’s firm introduced Obama to many in the city’s liberal community, and during his state Senate tenure, he gained other supporters, including Illinois Sen. Ira Silverstein, an Orthodox Jew who shared an office with him in Springfield. They also shared carpooling duties when both their children attended the secular pre-nursery at Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School.

When they first met, Obama “never knew what an Orthodox Jew was,” Silverstein said. Although his Hyde Park district had a large Jewish community, there were few Orthodox Jews. “Down there (in Springfield) on the Sabbath, he didn’t understand my restrictions at first but he offered to help if I needed anything. He was very respectful and curious to find out. We talked about religion a lot. He is a very religious person,” he said.

Silverstein continues to support Obama and said he is disturbed that “there is lot of bad information out there, a lot of miscommunication, misinformation that has been proved false” about the senator. He said he and Obama often shared their pro-Israel feelings and that when Silverstein sponsored numerous resolutions condemning PLO bombings, Obama eagerly signed on as a co-sponsor.

“I know him,” he said. “People can read what they want to in the press, but I know him personally and I can testify to” his pro-Israel views. “That’s different than hitting a blog,” he said. “If people don’t want to listen to me they don’t have to, but there’s a lot of hearsay out there.”

In the state Senate, he said, Obama impressed him by his ability to work with the Republicans when the Democrats were the minority party, and by his ability to “bring people together.”

Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf

Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, rabbi emeritus of KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation and a legendary Hyde Park liberal, is Obama’s neighbor and longtime supporter. When Obama was running for the state Senate, Wolf held a fund-raiser for him and told him that “some day you will be the vice president of the United States. He said, why vice president, then he laughed. But we were all thinking this guy isn’t going to stay in the state Senate.”

“He moved across the street from a synagogue,” KAM, he said. “He didn’t have to do that.”

In fact, Obama even has a Jew in his mishpocheh, albeit on his wife’s side. Rabbi Capers Funnye, the spiritual leader of Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken-Agudath Achim Congregation on Chicago’s South Side is Michelle Obama’s cousin – her grandfather and the rabbi’s mother were sister and brother.

Funnye, an enthusiastic supporter of Obama’s presidential bid, said he met him before the couple married and “thought it was a good match.” Later he worked with Obama when he was in the state Senate and Funnye was the director of a South Side youth services center and found him helpful and “always reachable.”

“Despite some of the things that have been said, I certainly believe (Obama) has a genuine affinity for the State of Israel and the Jewish people,” Rabbi Funnye said. “I’m hopeful that the broader Jewish community and the rest of the country will simply grow to understand they have nothing to fear from Obama on the State of Israel and Jewish issues in general.”

His own congregation is “extremely supportive,” and, he said, “throughout the black Jewish community in the United States, there’s great enthusiasm and support for his candidacy. This is a historic moment in time in the history of our country.” If Obama is elected president, “I think we will have achieved the ideals for which this country really stands,” he said.

When Obama ran for the Senate in 2004, he had not yet visited Israel – one scheduled trip coincided with the birth of his daughter – but he has since been there twice, in 2006 and earlier this summer. Michael Kotzin, executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, was along on the January, 2006 trip, part of the federation’s “ongoing agenda to help public officials better understand Israel,” he said. (The organization is nonpartisan.)

On the trip, “we exposed him to aspects of Israel that might not otherwise be noted, aspects where this community and the federation are actively engaged,” he said. The senator discussed Ethiopian aliyah with the head of the Jewish Agency “to understand aliyah, how basic that is to Israel,” Kotzin said, and visited an Israeli-Arab-Christian village, among other sites.

The visit “gave him insights into Israeli life and society that are not commonly known, and that registered for him when he gave his main speech in Chicago on Israel and the Middle East,” he said. “He ended up talking about the trip he took and how he connected with aspects of the Israeli population and people and understanding the importance of Israel to our community.”

Lester Crown

Another longtime Chicago supporter, philanthropist, community leader and member of one of Chicago’s Jewish royal families, Lester Crown, has known Obama since his first days in Chicago, when Minow called Crown and “said we have in our office a young man who I think is really going places, and I’d like you to meet him.” Crown has been a supporter ever since; his son James heads Obama’s Illinois financial campaign.

Crown said that despite Obama’s “rock-star, amazing popularity,” he has not changed fundamentally in all the years they have known each other. “He’s the same person, even though there are tremendous pressures on him. In the last six or eight months, he hasn’t gotten a swelled head. If he ever got a little bit of one, his wife would bring him back in two minutes.” Michelle Obama, he said, is “absolutely brilliant.”

Crown said he is “bothered” by portions of the Jewish community that express concerns, particularly, about Obama’s position on Israel. “From the time I met him, the times we talked about Israel, and we talked about it several times, he has been an ardent backer of Israel’s defense position, Israel’s security position,” he said. “He has been a proponent of the two-state solution, but only on the hopes that you will have a demilitarized peaceful Palestinian entity, which you do not have now.”

Most important, Crown said, is that “knowing him long before he got into politics, I know he is completely supportive, without any question or equivocation, of Israel’s security. He is only interested (in a two-state solution) if Israel’s security is absolutely assured, and that was his position long before he ever went into politics. His speeches to AIPAC are not new positions, merely the vocalization of what he has always believed,” he said.

The doubters
Not everyone in the Jewish community agrees.

Jewish criticism of Obama – aside from the lunatic fringe that still harps on his middle name, Hussein, and supposed Muslim “credentials” – centers on four factors: his positions on Israel, several of his foreign policy advisors, his foreign policy inexperience and his apparent willingness as president to talk to the Iranian regime. His domestic agenda is little mentioned in these debates.

Emily Soloff

Emily Soloff, area director of the nonpartisan American Jewish Committee, said that is natural since “the Jewish community is passionate about many things but particularly about Israel. People for whom Israel is the issue or the primary issue look with a magnifying glass at everything a candidate says or does. The nature of campaigning in America makes it difficult for any candidate to hold up to that kind of scrutiny.”

In addition, she said, “Jews are well educated, they’re readers, there are many Jewish bloggers, all of which means the amount of information that comes out about a candidate, there is tremendously more information coming out than there has been in the past.”

In such an environment, “people tend to shrei (Yiddish for yell) a little bit louder to get their voices heard,” she said. “In terms of this election, Obama’s youth and his newness also has put him under greater scrutiny than candidates who have been in the public eye for much longer and have longer records of action as well as words.”

Even former Israeli cabinet minister Natan Sharansky has expressed his concerns, telling a Shalom TV interviewer that Obama has no record on foreign policy and that an Obama presidency would be a “risk” for Israel.

Closer to home, Rabbi Victor Weissberg, a local Israel activist and chair of To Protect Our Heritage PAC, which works to promote a closer alliance between the United States and Israel, said Obama is “flawed.

“He is suddenly forced to become specific and not use a lot of gloss words like change; that isn’t working for him any more,” he said. “He’s a very bright fellow but he’s sort of a hollow man, and America really needs somebody of substance who will say what he means and won’t change,” he said. Obama has changed his position on offshore oil drilling and other issues, he said. “We’re not dummies, we can think straight,” he said. “The people who are going to lead us need to think straight too and not shoot their doggone mouths off.”

“At the AIPAC conference, he was a wow.” Weissberg said. “He had people standing up on their seats cheering. He has tried to say all the right things about Israel, but because he flip-flops, people are really at sixes and sevens with themselves about him. Israelis think he’s not the right candidate at the right time for their situation. We were there for Pesach and almost unanimously they were in favor of (presumptive Republican nominee John) McCain.”

Polls have, indeed, shown that McCain is perceived in Israel as a staunch friend of the Jewish state, and that some Israelis have been wary of Obama’s statement, during a meeting with Jewish leaders in Cleveland in February, that “there is a strain within the pro-Israel community that says unless you adopt an unwavering pro-Likud approach to Israel that you’re anti-Israel.”

Chaya Gil

One Israeli native and longtime Chicagoan, attorney and community activist Chaya Gil, said she is “definitely worried” about an Obama presidency, for several reasons.

One is the candidate’s “very close intimate relationship” with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his longtime pastor who gained notoriety for his inflammatory statements and is widely perceived to be anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Obama denounced Wright earlier this year and eventually severed his ties with him and his church.

“Wright doesn’t love America, he speaks against his country and he said awful things about Israel. He’s no good for the Jewish community and it’s not good that he is the role model for Obama,” Gil said. She said that when Obama said he wasn’t aware of some of Wright’s positions, “he was lying. There is a character issue.”

In addition, she said, Obama “said he will talk to Iran and other countries. That says to me that he will be manipulated by Iran and others.”

She said she is also concerned about Obama’s relationships with some advisors perceived to be anti-Israel, including Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor in the Carter administration; Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and lecturer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, who was forced to leave the Obama campaign after making a derogatory remark about Hillary Clinton but is said to still be advising him; and Robert Malley, another Clinton administration advisor.

Gil’s worries parallel those of right-wing media outlets that have recently taken aim at the advisors. Brzezinski was perceived as unfriendly to Israel during the Carter administration and, more recently, initially endorsed the views of Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, authors of articles and a book blaming the pro-Israel lobby for American foreign policy failures. They are anathema to most Jews. Brzezinski later said their book overstated its case.

Power has drawn the ire of Israel activists because of her stinging criticism of Israel’s first Lebanon War. Malley was perceived as blaming Israel for the breakdown of the U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian talks at Camp David in the summer of 2000, which he attended as a senior adviser to President Clinton.

Another frequent target of conservative bloggers has been George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist who has often been critical of Israel’s policies. He has contributed to the Obama campaign.

The campaign has said that the three advisors, who are among hundreds, have a peripheral role in the campaign and do not advise Obama on Middle East policy. Soros, although he has donated to Obama, has no role in the campaign, an Obama spokesperson has said.

Gil said that Obama “has put these people on ice lately, hushed up their relationship. But they’re not dead, they will pop up the minute he’s elected.” Israelis, she said, although they were impressed with him during his recent visit to the Jewish state, “know he is not coming in good faith.”

She said that “at a time of pressure,” Obama “loses his balance. He is very good when he is prepared, but once in a while he is asked a question that he does not expect, and he stutters. He would say whatever suits him.”

Another Israeli-born Chicagoan, who did not want to be identified, said she is “very very uncomfortable” with Obama, “not because he is not a good man” but because “he knows very little about Israel.”

She added that she doesn’t believe Obama has enough experience to be able to run the country in difficult times. “If you ask me, we need a strong person who can move things around to what they used to be, a strong America, a great Israel,” she said. That person is not Obama, she said.

Richard Baehr

Much of the concern over Obama’s perceived anti-Israel advisors has been spurred by Richard Baehr, the chief political correspondent of the American Thinker, an online conservative magazine that Jewish Telegraphic Agency political correspondent Ron Kampeas calls “the principle redoubt of Obama-Israel skepticism.”

In a recent phone conversation, Baehr, who is a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition, reiterated his concerns about Brzezinski, Power and Malley, calling them “Jimmy Carter retreads.”

“If you have one or two bad apples, OK, but this team is full of them from top to bottom,” Baehr said. “This is what the pro-Israel community is most nervous about.”

Kampeas, the JTA correspondent, writes that “much, if not the vast majority, of the material targeting Obama’s advisors is distorted and even false,” and many Jewish Obama supporters agree.

Doni Remba

One, former Chicagoan Gidon “Doni” Remba, president and co-founder of the Jewish Alliance for Change, which advocates for Obama in the Jewish community, has dedicated his Web site and newsletter to rebutting what he calls “lies that are spreading virally. A lot of Jews are getting concerned on the basis of a fear and smear campaign, and they’re not looking at the facts. This is politics at its worst,” he said in a recent conversation.

He said that information in the American Thinker by Baehr and Northbrook’s Ed Lasky “looks like a very serious essay, but it is all based on distortions, misleading information, twisting statements, statements taken out of context and downright false information.”

For instance, Remba said, Brzezinski “was not an advisor to Obama on Israel, just somebody who had a couple of conversations with him about Iraq.” (The Obama campaign confirmed that neither Brzezinski, Power nor Malley advised Obama on Israel-related issues.)

“The critics ignore the fact that McCain had as much or more of a relationship with these same anti-Israel advisors. McCain said he would consider appointing seasoned hands, people like Brzezinski and James Baker (secretary of state for the first President Bush). Obama said he would never consider using Baker. People ignore that.

“The most prominent smear is that he is secretly not pro-Israel, but everything he has done and said, his entire record of years of public life, all the legislation he sponsored is pro-Israel,” Remba said, accusing Obama’s Jewish detractors of “bringing up very tangential things and twisting them in such as way as to arouse people’s fears.

“I saw it in my own family,” he said. “A lot of Jews, they are getting these e-mails. I got them from my uncle, my cousins, my family in Israel and other parts of the country. People are saying, is this true? Their fears have been aroused.”

On the Israel question, some Jews see the fact that Dennis Ross, President Clinton’s Middle East envoy and chief negotiator who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, is advising Obama on Israel as a reassuring sign. Joy Malkus, research director for the Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs, a Chicago-based political action committee that supports Israel, church-state separation and reproductive choice, said members of the PAC “are comfortable with where (Obama) stands as far as Israel is concerned. Especially now that Dennis Ross has come to work for him, we have no concerns whatsoever as far as his position on Israel goes.” The PAC has endorsed Obama but will not be supporting him financially because he is not accepting money from PACs.

Malkus said the PAC decided to support Obama because “McCain’s voting record (on Israel) is perfect so there’s no reason to think he would not be excellent on Israel but he does not meet our domestic criteria.”

She said she thinks some Jews are uncomfortable with Obama because of his shorter voting record, but said that “I find it disappointing. I don’t think you can just base (your vote) on the length of a voting record. He’s surrounding himself with people who care about moving the process forward and having a two-state solution that works. If people have questions, they should look back at what (Dennis) Ross has written. He is quite a strong person to have in your corner.” The PAC, she said, is “strongly in favor of the U.S. facilitating whatever is necessary to move the peace process forward, and that’s where Obama stands on Israel.”

Baehr counters such arguments from Jewish supporters. “I don’t see the fact that some major scions of the Jewish community support (Obama) as meaning he is pro-Israel,” he said. “In the Senate, he has behaved more traditionally and signed on to most resolutions that AIPAC would consider pro-Israel. But now and then something slips out.” He cited a 2004 interview in which Obama was critical of the Israeli security wall and his more recent statement, to Cleveland Jewish leaders, that being pro-Israel doesn’t mean being pro-Likud.

“I don’t think an American president should decide who he should be for in the Israeli government,” Baehr said. “His view of being pro-Israel doesn’t mean being sympathetic to the elected leaders of the Israeli people. That’s a difficult position to put yourself in.”

He said another “bothersome factor” is that people in Obama’s Hyde Park neighborhood said “he wasn’t reticent about arguing that American policy is too pro-Israel and needed more balance. The general perception is that he was a Palestinian sympathizer. That doesn’t mean he is hostile to Jews or Israel but he is not a strong Israel supporter.

“Now he’s saying all the right things and voting the right way, but there are a whole bunch of little threads out there that make people nervous,” Baehr said. “Nobody questioned whether McCain or Hillary (Clinton) was pro-Israel, but with Obama, there are questions.”

Joel Sprayregen, the Chicago attorney and Israel activist, said that he worries about Obama’s lack of experience, his foreign policy advisors, and “the fact that he was so wrong on the surge in Iraq,” which Obama opposed. Many Americans believe that the added troop deployment known as the surge has made Iraq safer.

Sprayregen said that while he is encouraged that so many thoughtful and committed Jews are in Obama’s camp, he believes that “Jews still tend to vote Democratic in knee-jerk fashion thinking they’re still voting for FDR’s New Deal. Too many Jews do not take into account the fact that President Bush has been enormously supportive of Israel. I think we have no better guide than (Connecticut senator) Joe Lieberman, a true liberal on domestic issues, as to which of his senatorial colleagues is more qualified to be commander-in-chief.” Lieberman is supporting McCain.

The supporters
If Obama has a way to go to garner solid Jewish support in other parts of the country, in Chicago it seems solid and growing.

Some of his champions are longtime friends like Rabbi Wolf of KAM, who worries that Jews who don’t know Obama think of him as “remote.” “It may be the Muslim element in his background, it may be that he’s black. Jews are like everybody else, they have some questions about a black president,” Wolf said.

But he may understand Obama’s background better than most. When people ask him if Obama is “tough enough,” he says, “When you come up in Chicago politics, you better be tough.”

He believes Obama is “very cautious. Whenever we talked about issues, I would always be more radical than he. He listened a lot but said very little. He’ll listen and listen and you don’t always know what he thinks. He knows as much as any of us about the Middle East, and he hasn’t said a word about the Palestinians that President Bush hasn’t already said.”

Many Jews may have been more friendly to Hillary Clinton, he said, because “she is more of a known quantity. You know, the Jews can’t stand not to worry. Nobody (in politics) is against Israel, they can’t afford to be, why should they be? He knows more than most people do about the (Middle East) situation, but he’s going to go very cautiously and not do anything that shakes up the Jewish community. I’m not sure I agree with that, but that’s what’s going to happen.”

He would advise Obama to “make his Jewish supporters more visible. He could mention them, put them forward, be proud of the Jewish community’s support.”

The rabbi’s own feeling is that Obama is “sort of Jewish in a way. His overachieving is Jewish, his intellectualism is Jewish, even his charisma has a Jewish side. Maybe I feel it more strongly than others do, but I feel like he’s one of us.

“I like McCain too, but he ain’t one of us,” he added.

One of Obama’s most ardent Chicago supporters is Jack S. Levin, an attorney practicing international law and a longtime community activist who said he is not a Democrat but an independent who “supports candidates I think are superior. I am not a down-the-line Democrat or Republican and I don’t support mediocre candidates. I support Barack because I think he would be best for our country,” he said.

Levin has known Obama for more than 15 years, since Levin served on the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee and met the young law student. “Members of the Visiting Committee don’t typically take much note of students, but he was outstanding, an absolutely standout student,” he said.

He became reacquainted with Obama when he served in the Illinois Senate and sponsored legislation that would help to create jobs by bringing more private equity and venture capital to the state, one of Levin’s areas of expertise. He continued to be so impressed with Obama that now he serves on his campaign finance, tax policy, Jewish community and Middle East committees.

He calls Obama “a brilliant, far-thinking, organized, thoughtful super kind of person. He has wonderful thoughts and ideas and he soaks up experiences in moments that it would take other people years to get. He is jumping in knowledge year by year. His grasp of ideas and concepts and ability to understand what other people are thinking is wonderful.”

Having served in the office of the Solicitor General in Washington, Levin said he has many friends who have worked in the White House, and believes that “the most important attribute of a president is the ability to think, reason, absorb information and make decisions when there is conflicting advice, and Obama is just terrific at that.

“You can give all the speeches you want to about how you would handle issues, but (as president) 100 times a day things cross your desk that you had never thought of, and (a president needs) a great ability to think and grasp, to do the right thing, to analyze the conflicting advice being received and work it out and say, this is the course we should take.

“No one is as good as Obama at hearing conflicting views, thoughts, advice and ideas, at looking at a complex problem and implementing solutions,” he said.

Levin said he does much international travel and what those trips have shown him is that “our country has turned into a pariah on the world stage. For the last few years, our leaders have not been people who could interrelate well with other world leaders. We are reviled, not respected.”

Obama, he said, “is going to be the closest there is to someone who is able to restore some modicum of respect internationally.”

Levin said he has worked with Obama for years on many issues and that the senator has always been a strong supporter of Israel.

As for Jewish community support, he said that “here in Chicago, people know him better than other places, and the vast majority of the Jewish leadership of Chicago support him wholeheartedly. We know he would be best for Israel and for the United States. I think it is an issue of Obama getting better known in Florida, New York and other places where the Jewish community hasn’t yet had the opportunity to touch hands with him and realize how wise and capable he is and how strongly he supports Israel.”

Why the distrust?
A number of Obama’s Jewish supporters have set about figuring out why some Jews – especially in other states – are distrustful of him. Abner Mikva said that the “unknown” factor is strong. Jews “were distrustful of (John) Kerry, (Al) Gore, (Bill) Clinton before he ran, Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Johnson. It goes all the way back. The first time I was campaigning for John F. Kennedy, I stopped at somebody’s door, a Jewish voter, and he said, you know he’s an anti-Semite. His father was, so he must be.”

Another factor, Mikva said, is one that “always bothers and embarrasses me about my co-religionists. A piece of our community still thinks of African Americans as schvartzes – somehow not sufficiently educated or smart enough to occupy the White House. All I can say to that is, they’re wrong. I think (Obama) will turn out to be one of the greatest presidents we’ve ever had.”

He said he once tried to explain to Obama why some parts of the Jewish community didn’t support him. “I said, Barack, it wouldn’t matter if your name was Sholem Aleichem, there’s some segments of the Jewish community you wouldn’t get. He said, well, my name is Baruch Obama.” (During his 2004 campaign, Obama, visiting a Jewish center for the aged in Boston, discussed the etymological relationship of his first name, which means “blessed” in Swahili, to its Hebrew counterpart, Baruch.)

On the racial issue, Remba, the president of the Jewish Alliance for Change, agreed that “some people from an older generation have a very different experience in their lives with black Americans than people even in their 40s and 50s. Middle-aged and younger people have grown up in integrated America and are very comfortable and used to working with blacks, knowing them as friends and neighbors, viewing them in a way that race doesn’t matter.”

To some people, including Jews, who grew up in an older era, “your whole experience of black people is they come from the wrong side of the tracks, they’re associated with crime, with danger, they’re poor, gang related. If your whole experience of black people is the South Side of Chicago – not Hyde Park – you would have a sort of fearful set of associations.”

He said he believes some “holdover of these associations and biases” may be in play with Obama’s candidacy, but many Jews may be able to overcome it. “The vast majority of Jews, including older Jews, can judge Obama as an individual, an American, someone who has been so close to so many people in the Jewish community of Chicago for so many years. When they get to see who he is, I hope they’ll put aside their fears,” he said.

Those fears have been stoked by e-mails to pro-Israel activists warning that if Obama is elected, Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will have prominent places in his administration, as well as a cartoon published earlier this year in the Israeli newspaper Maariv showing Obama painting the White House black.

Alan Solow

Still most of Obama’s Jewish supporters believe it is the Israel issue, not racial politics, that may be keeping some Jews from endorsing him. Alan Solow, a Chicago attorney, community leader and former chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council who has known Obama for many years, said he would like to put those fears to rest.

He has known Obama since both lived in Hyde Park and began actively supporting him during his U.S. Senate bid. “Working on his behalf, I had the opportunity to have many discussions with him on a wide range of issues,” he said. “I have always been delighted with the way he approaches problems and I’ve become more impressed as time has gone on.”

On the Israel question, Solow said Obama’s entire public policy approach, statements and votes “all consistently point to a position that is very helpful to strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Israel. There isn’t one single action or vote that anyone can point to that would cast any doubt on what his position would be,” he said.

Beyond foreign policy, Solow said, “I think his positions are much more consistent with the vast majority of the Jewish community – the right to choose, separation of church and state, social justice issues generally. The Jewish community ought to be looking at those issues as well.” He said that although many Jews don’t feel they know Obama as well as they do Hillary Clinton or John McCain, he has a “long consistent record” of pro-Israel support. “People should look at what his record is and not say, we still don’t know,” he said.

On the question of inexperience, Obama’s old friend Ira Silverstein said, “Look, McCain has been around longer, but we’ve had President Bush in there and he was a governor, the head of a major league baseball team, and look at our economy. I’ve seen (Obama) work in the Senate. I’ve seen him. He can bring people together. I know him personally. Leadership? I can testify to it.”

Another old friend, Rabbi Wolf, gives another kind of testimony. Obama, he says, is “embedded in the Jewish world.”

http://www.ifamericansknew.org/us_ints/po-obamaj.html

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    Gaddafi’s Ties to Rothschild & Jewish Oligarchy

    Updated – March 26, 2011

    Saif Gaddafi, left, son of Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi and friend of Nat Rothschild talks to Oleg Deripaska at an exhibit of Libyan art in Moscow, 28 June 2010. Why has the Gaddafi family invested billions of dollars with Zionists such as Rothschild and Deripaska?

    Meeting place: Oleg Deripaska’s yacht is moored outside the Rothschild estate on August 24, 2008, in Corfu, Greece. (Source – “Brown denies Mandelson ‘did a final favour for Russian oligarch Deripaska'”, Daily Mail, 27 October 2008)

    Jacob Rothschild’s villa on Corfu. Britain’s Business Secretary Lord Mandelson reportedly stayed on Deripaska’s yacht because there was no place for him at the Rothschild mansion.

    Why has Muammar Gaddafi, the mercurial dictator of Libya, invested in Zionist-run companies with the likes of Nat Rothschild, Oleg Deripaska, and Marc Rich? Is Gaddafi truly the pro-Arab strongman he pretends to be – or is his image all just a facade?

    Gaddafi business partner Oleg Deripaska

    If we follow the money we find that Gaddafi, said to be “Libya’s last Jew”, is a close business partner with the biggest Jewish/Israeli oligarchs of Russia and Europe. These odd connections may explain Vladimir Putin’s criticism of the allied military intervention against the Madman of Tripoli, calling it a “crusade” to defend the people of Libya from Gaddafi’s guns. Putin is a close friend of Oleg Deripaska, owner of RusAl, the metal giant in which Gaddafi is invested. Why would an Arab leader, who claims to be an anti-Zionist, invest billions of dollars in Zionist-owned companies?

    Vladimir Putin with Oleg Deripaska, said to be the richest man in Russia and a member of the Kremlin elite.

    GADDAFI’S BILLIONS IN SWEDISH ALUMINUM

    It has now been revealed that Muammar Gaddafi of Libya has at least 1 billion Euros invested in Sweden, some of it in a Russian-owned aluminum company named Kubal, which is owned by Oleg Deripaska, one of Russia’s wealthiest oligarchs. Swedish public radio (SR) reported on March 22 that Kubal of Sundsvall is one of the Swedish companies that Gaddafi’s Libyan Investment Authority is invested in.

    Svenska Dagbladet reported on March 21 that Gaddafi owns 1.5 percent of Kubal, which is actually called Kubikenborg Aluminium. Kubal is Sweden’s only aluminum smelter and is owned by the Russian steel company Rusal. Gadaffi has about 1.5 percent ownership stake in Rusal, which is controlled by the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

    Dejan Lucic of the former Yugoslavia has posted an article entitled “The Rothschild Octopus” by Vlada Sindjelic that explains how the Rothschild family and Oleg Deripaska have colonized Montenegro and acquired its most valuable mineral assets. Montenegro shares a border with both Albania and Kosovo. Kosovo is the landlocked NATO statelet where the rich Trepca mine is located.

    See “Goodbye Monaco, Hello Montenegro” in The Sunday Times (2008) and “The £5 billion reason Rothschild knifed his friend George in the back”, London Evening Standard (2008)

    Sindjelic claims that Deripaska is a Khazar (Ashkenazi Jew from Khazaria):

    Montenegro – Terra Rothschildiana

    The arrival of Rothschilds’ delegation soon after the referendum (which was carried out by those very Rothschilds), meant the branding of one of the oldest Serb countries with “colonized”. Jacob and Nathaniel Rothshild thus obtained another colony. Today, Montenegro is completely owned by Khazar companies run by the Rothshilds. The pattern is the same. As elsewhere in the region, colonization is carried out by the Rothschilds. Next to them are “Russian” businessmen, Soros…
    There are ports to be appropriated, and natural resources, metallurgical plants, tourist capacities…

    An important role in the colonization of Montenegro was played by Oleg Deripaska, a Khazar multimillionaire from Russia. Nathaniel Rothschild himself has boasted of having excellent relations with him. As one of Rothschild branches, Deripaska’s company Rusal bought KAP (The Aluminium Plant Podgorica). Through its affiliate Salamon, it took over the bauxite mine in Niksic. It should be mentioned that Rusal and Glencore often act together. The Austrian company Strabag, in which Deripaska has a lare part, has bought over the Crnagoraput company. Tourist premises are being purchased as well as attractive pieces of seaside land, building land…

    Gaddafi’s investment in Kubal and Rusal is most likely a result of the Gaddafi family’s close connection with Nathaniel “Nat” Rothschild (see below). As the New York Times reported in its 9 March 2007 article entitled “The Man Who May Become the Richest Rothschild”: “Mr. Rothschild is a principal adviser to Oleg Deripaska, one of the richest oligarchs in Russia and the owner of the aluminum giant Rusal, which recently merged with two other companies to create the world’s largest aluminum company.”

    British politico George Osborne, left, Oleg Deripaska, and his business adviser Nat Rothschild, the source of the claim that the Russian billionaire was approached for an illegal £50,000 donation.
    Source – “Osborne fights for survival as Rothschild defends bombshell letter that put Tory in hot water”, Daily Mail, 22 October 2008

    Nat Rothschild is a shadow director at Rusal, where Israeli/South African Ivan Glasenberg sits on the board of directors. Glasenberg, who has worked for Marc Rich since 1984, has been CEO of Glencore since 2002. Two of Glencore’s Israeli/Belgian metal traders came to New York in 1999 to create an international trading division at Hugo Neu, the Rothschild/Mossad-linked metal trading company that managed the destruction in Asian smelters of the steel (evidence) from the World Trade Center.

    SUAL CEO Viktor Vekselberg, left, RUSAL’s Oleg Deripaska, center, and Glencore’s Ivan Glasenberg after signing the 2006 agreement merging the assets of RUSAL, SUAL, and Glencore. Why has Gaddafi, who claims to be opposed to Israel, invested untold billions of dollars from Libya’s oil fund with Jewish and Israeli oligarchs who support Israel’s Mossad? Is he really crazy or is it all an act?

    THE MILITARY INTERVENTION

    The intervention by French, British and U.S. military forces comes too late for many people in Libya, especially those who have been killed and wounded by forces loyal to the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The rebels in Libya have been strenuously calling for support from the United Nations and the Western democracies since their revolt against Gaddafi began. In this video a Libyan civilian points out that the weapons being used by Gaddafi against his people came from Western democracies. “All the world – the Americans, the French, Italy – all the world helped Gaddafi. Gave him guns, from all the world. For what, oil?”

    Why were Western democracies selling weapons to the dictator who, they all agreed, had bombed PanAm 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1988? Why were they supporting a terrorist? How much sense does it make for Western democracies to arm a tyrant who has bombed their planes and civilians? What was Gaddafi doing for them to earn such treatment?

    DID GADDAFI FUND SARKOZY ELECTION?

    President Nicolas Sarkozy was on very friendly terms with Muammar Gaddafi until the Libyan dictator began his violent attacks on pro-democracy rebels. Sarkozy then began to support the Libyan revolutionaries and led the call for military intervention. Saif Gaddafi, the dictator’s son, claims that Libyan money funded Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential campaign.

    Saif Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan dictator, said in a recent interview with EuroNews that Muammar Gaddafi had funded the election campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France. Gaddafi’s claims were made in response to a question about Sarkozy’s call for a no-fly zone in Libya.

    “GIVE US BACK OUR MONEY”

    Gaddafi’s son, who has lied to the press before, had been asked for his opinion of Sarkozy, who has recognized the revolutionary national council of the rebels based in Benghazi and called for military intervention in Libya:

    Sarkozy must first give back the money he took from Libya to finance his electoral campaign. We funded it and we have all the details and are ready to reveal everything. The first thing we want this clown to do is to give the money back to the Libyan people. He was given assistance so that he could help them. But he’s disappointed us: Give us back our money. We have all the bank details and documents for the transfer operations and we will make everything public soon.

    Nicolas Sarkozy’s former presidential election campaign head has rejected claims by Muammar Gaddafi’s son that they received funding from Libya. French Interior Minister Claude Gueant, the president’s chief adviser for four years, told French radio station Europe 1 that if the Libyans had such incriminating material about Sarkozy’s campaign funding, instead of “saying it all the time, they should just go ahead and do it”.

    PLAYING THE AL-QAEDA CARD

    This Islamist card proved to be quite a handy tool for most Arab dictators and for the west as well; whenever things ran unexpectedly out of hand or when danger of political unrest or domestic opposition loomed…
    – Dr. Ashraf Ezzat, “ARAB UPRISINGS: Time to Quit Playing al Qaeda’s Card”

    “It is obvious now that this issue is run by al-Qaeda.”
    – Muammar Gaddafi on the popular uprising in Libya.

    “One of our biggest concerns is Libya descending into chaos and becoming a giant Somalia…It’s right now not something that we see in the offing, but many of the al-Qaeda activists in Afghanistan and later in Iraq came from Libya and came from eastern Libya, which is now the so-called free area of Libya.”
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 2 March 2011
    “Clinton’s Biggest Fear: Al Qaeda Rising In Libya”

    “Al Qaeda commander calls for Islamic rule in Libya”
    The Washington Times published an article on March 13 about the “top Libyan al Qaeda commander” urging Libyans to overthrow Col. Gaddafi’s regime and establish Islamic rule. The video and translation were provided to the U.S. press by the Israeli disinformation outfit “SITE Intelligence Group” headed by Mossadnik Rita Katz. The image is said to be Abu Yahya al-Libi, an official in al Qaeda’s Shariah Committee, addressing Libyans in a video speech released on jihadist forums on Saturday, March 12, 2011. (AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group)

    Mossad’s Rita Katz runs SITE Intelligence Group, an Israeli Mossad disinformation source that lets one “Monitor Jihadist Threats & Trends”, for only $29.99 per month. I discovered that several entries in the U.S. Public Records Index for the Israeli agents Rita and Ari M. Katz had been pulled from the index, which is extremely unusual. The purged public records for Rita and Ari Katz in Potomac and Gaithersburg, Maryland, are found at the bottom of this article.

    As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Paris to discuss possible responses to the anti-Gaddafi revolt in Libya, notice how the controlled media seeks to frame the choice facing Western leaders in Libya. Clinton says she fears Al Qaeda coming to power in Libya while the Israeli disinfo outfit “SITE Intelligence Group” provides a video supposedly showing a “top Libyan al Qaeda commander” calling for Islamic rule in Libya. The choice is made easy: Either Libya becomes a terror state run by Al Qaeda or we accept the continued dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. The Washington Times article, entitled “Al Qaeda commander calls for Islamic rule in Libya”, included this plug for the brutal dictator: “Col. Gadhafi also has helped the United States track al Qaeda and other terrorist suspects in the region.”

    While the U.S. and NATO allies dally and dither about the need to have a legal basis to impose a no-fly zone to prevent Gaddafi from using aircraft to kill Libyan rebels, we should recall that they had absolutely no problem imposing no-fly zones in Iraq and the former Yugoslavia without any such legal basis. Why are they now suddenly so circumspect and slow to act in Libya?

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary general of NATO, said the organisation has agreed to do nothing to support the rebels in Libya. NATO’s position is reported to be a victory for the U.S. and Germany, which are opposed to any military intervention. The European Union’s foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton of Britain warned EU leaders against backing a no-fly zone over Libya.

    The following article sheds some light on why Zionist-controlled politicians dither on the crisis in Libya and reveals some of Gaddafi’s most powerful allies — and they include the Rothschild family and their state of Israel.

    * * * * *

    GADDAFI THE JEW

    Muammar Gaddafi is a Jew, according to his Israeli relatives. This would explain his close connections to the Rothschild family and the Mossad.

    During a discussion on Israel Radio they just dropped this little tidbit. There is a Jew left in Libya. His name is Muammar Gadhafi.
    – “You won’t believe this…Gadhafi’s mother was Jewish”, Carl in Jerusalem, 22 February 2011

    Of his early life little is known, and even less is certain. He was born, it is said, in Sirte, a desert town, the son of a goatherd. Other versions suggest that his real father may have been French, and his mother Jewish.
    – “Colonel Gaddafi is turning into a mellow megolamaniac” (comments), The Telegraph, 13 June 2009

    Colonel Gaddafi’s close ties to the Rothschild family and the Mossad make complete sense when we consider the fact that he is a Jew, the son of a Jewish mother, according to a report aired on Israeli television. How much oil money has the brutal Libyan dictator secretly stashed away in Israeli banks?

    When an Arab journalist told me that Muammar Gaddafi was Jewish and that his mother’s relative lived in Israel and had been on Israeli television, I thought it must be some kind of joke. But it’s not. Here is the Israeli program in which his second cousin and another relative explain that the “Madman of Libya” is actually a Jew. According to the relatives’ testimony on this show, there is no question that Gaddafi is a Jew under Jewish – and Israeli law. Gaddafi’s Jewish blood explains his very close connection to the Rothschilds and their preferred intelligence agency – the Mossad. Now it all makes sense. This is also what my Algerian friends have been saying for years about the rulers of Algeria; both Libya and Algeria are oil-rich Jewish dictatorships that oppress the people and steal the wealth.

    An Israeli television program in which Gaddafi’s Jewish roots are discussed, by his second cousin in Israel. “With a Jewish Grandma, and a Jewish Mother, Gaddafi may seek refuge in Israel”, according to Israel Insider.

    The Israeli television program discusses Gaddafi’s Jewish mother and grandmother. This is how Israel Insider explains the connection:

    Israel’s Channel 2 News last year interviewed two Israeli women of Libyan origin who claimed to be relatives of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Israel Today’s Ryan Jones reminds us.

    The older of the two interviewees, Guita Brown, claimed that she is Gaddafi’s second cousin: her grandmother was the sister of Gaddafi’s grandmother. The younger of the two women, Rachel Saada, Brown’s granddaughter , explained in more detail: “The story goes that Gaddafi’s grandmother, a Jewess, was married to a Jewish man at first. But he treated her badly, so she ran away and married a Muslim sheikh. Their child was the mother of Gaddafi.” While Gaddafi’s grandmother converted to Islam when she married the sheikh, according to Jewish religious law (and common sense), she was ethnically still Jewish. And that makes Gaddafi’s mother a Jewess. And if Gaddafi’s mother is a Jewess, what does that make Gaddafi?

    At that point in the news report, the anchor exclaimed, “So, the point is that Gaddafi doesn’t just have Jewish relatives, he is Jewish!”

    That may come in handy. According to Israel’s Law of Return, anyone with a Jewish grandparent is entitled to become a citizen, no questions asked.

    GADDAFI’S CLOSE TIES TO THE ROTHSCHILDS

    Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is seen as the Libyan dictator’s most likely successor, was also a guest of billionaire financiers Jacob and Nat Rothschild at their Corfu villa where the Business Secretary stayed a week…days before it emerged that the Lockerbie bomber was to be freed.
    – “Mandy and the Lockerbie bomber and ANOTHER ‘coincidence’ in Corfu”, Daily Mail, 18 August 2009

    Swinging London is but one hub of Gadhafi Inc. – a useful networking site where the Rothschilds were able to point Saif Gadhafi to investment opportunities in marina complexes in Montenegro.
    – “Gadhafi’s stolen billions stashed in London” Daily Telegraph, 25 February 2011

    The evidence indicates that Muammar Qaddafi, who controls the largest oil reserves in Africa, works closely with the Rothschild family and the Mossad. This makes complete sense, if, as the Israeli television program reported, Qaddafi is actually a Jew.

    “Fighter aircraft were bombing civilians on the streets of Tripoli, this is unprecedented violence.”
    – Ali al-Essawi, Libyan Ambassador to India, 22 February 2011

    Gaddafi’s youngest son Khamis was reportedly bringing mercenaries from African countries to fight against anti-regime protestors. Identity cards from Guinea, Niger, Chad, Mauritania and Sudan were found on individuals wearing Libyan uniforms and killed in the eastern city of Benghazi and other locations.
    – Using Mercenaries to Quell Libya Revolution

    A video image of one of Qaddafi’s mercenaries who was killed…

    …while other suspected African mercenaries stand in a room in a court in Benghazi as they are held by anti-Qaddafi protesters, February 24, 2011.

    The Qaddafi family is closely tied to and invested with the Rothschild family, which raises the question: Is Muammar Qaddafi, the brutal and mercurial Libyan dictator, working with Israel’s Mossad? The evidence suggests that he is. We need to remember that the Mossad works hand-in-hand with the Rothschild family, which controls global mining and oil production operations. Libya has the largest proven reserves of oil in Africa and exports about 1.5 million barrels per day and has important refineries that supply essential petroleum products to Europe.

    Major pipelines of Libya – Green lines are oil, red are gas

    Let’s look at the evidence that Qaddafi is working with the Rothschild family and their intelligence agency, the Mossad.

    First, Libya invested a reported $500 million into Allen Stanford’s money laundering operation that was exposed two years ago this month to be a scam in which some $8 billion disappeared. Stanford’s operation, based in Antigua and Houston, was one in which senior Mossadniks were both investors and recipients of investments from Allen Stanford. The Israeli venture capital funds which received millions of dollars from Stanford are all closely linked to the Mossad. Yair Shamir, the son of the infamous terrorist leader Yitzchak Shamir, was one of the investors in Stanford’s “bank” in Antigua.

    Yair Shamir (inset), the son of the notorious Zionist terrorist Yitzchak Shamir, is chairman and managing partner of the Catalyst Fund, a Mossad venture capital fund that received tens of millions of dollars from the Allen Stanford money-laundering operation. Shamir was also an investor in the Stanford bank.

    Qaddafi invested the $500 million in Stanford’s operation three weeks before the fund collapsed owing investors some $8 billion. The Stanford bank was reportedly a Mossad money-laundering operation funded with illegal drug profits. Libya, however, has never made a claim for the lost $500 million. Why would Qaddafi invest half a billion dollars in a Mossad-linked scam and not ask for the money back?

    Secondly, there is the Rothschild connection to Qaddafi, through his son Saif. As the Daily Mail reported on February 24:

    The friendship of oddball financier Nat Rothschild, 39, scion of one of Europe’s most distinguished Jewish families, with Colonel Gaddafi’s epicene son, Saif, is remarkable. Colonel Gaddafi confiscated all Jewish property in Libya when he came to power. All debts to Jews were cancelled and emigration legally prohibited. But in 2004 – the year Tony Blair befriended the Libyan madman – Gaddafi said he would discuss compensating Jews stripped of their possessions. It’s said Saif – who hoped to succeed his father – was behind these moves. A sop to Nat Rothschild?

    Nat Rothschild works closely with the Qaddafi family.

    GADHAFI MONEY STASHED IN ROTHSCHILD BANKS

    The Daily Telegraph published an article entitled “Gadhafi’s stolen billions stashed in London” that points out the Gadhafi family ties with the Rothschilds:

    This was painfully revealed when Saif, a supposed friend of the West, spoke on Libyan television this week. Saif took the awkward manner of an international plutocrat, forced only by circumstances out of his usual exalted milieu of Blairs, Deripaskas, Mandelsons and Rothschilds, to address Libya’s “little people”…Swinging London is but one hub of Gadhafi Inc. – a useful networking site where the Rothschilds were able to point Saif Gadhafi to investment opportunities in marina complexes in Montenegro.

    Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the Libyan dictator

    In a profile piece on Saif Gaddafi, The Observer provides more details about the Gaddafi family’s close ties to the Rothschild family:

    Saif is an acquaintance of Lord Mandelson and met the former Labour minister at a Corfu villa [of Jacob Rothschild] the week before it was announced that the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, would be released from a Scottish prison. The two men met again when they were guests at Lord Rothschild’s mansion in Buckinghamshire.

    Rothschild’s son and heir, Nat, also a close friend of Mandelson, held a party in New York attended by Saif in 2008. Saif in turn invited Nat Rothschild to his 37th birthday party in Montenegro, where the financier is investing in a luxury resort.

    Saif Gaddafi met with Lord Mandelson (left) and Jacob (4th Baron) Rothschild (center) at Rothschild’s villa in Corfu in August 2009, one week before it was announced that the “Lockerbie bomber” would be released from prison. Rothschild’s father (Victor, the 3rd Baron Rothschild) worked in British intelligence during World War II in disinformation and espionage. Victor is alleged to have been a Soviet spy, which led him to state in December 1986, “I am not, and never have been, a Soviet agent.”

    Then there is the fact that Tony Blair serves as an adviser to Muammar Qaddafi. But who is Blair serving? It is well known that Blair is a Zionist-controlled politician who has sacrificed hundreds of British lives in the criminal fraud known as the “War on Terror”. The Daily Mail reported in July 2010 that Blair had secret talks with Qaddafi in Tripoli:

    Tony Blair was flown to Libya for secret talks with Colonel Gaddafi just days after denying he was an adviser to the dictator. Mr Blair was ‘entertained as a brother’, a senior Libyan government source has revealed. He told the Daily Mail that the former prime minister had offered Gaddafi, with whom he is on first-name terms, ‘a great deal of invaluable advice’.

    Mr Blair is said to be on first-name terms with the Libyan dictator and was treated like a ‘brother’ on his visit, according to the Daily Mail (U.K.)…

    …although Britain officially blamed Qaddafi for the terror bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie. “There was, however, nothing remotely real or convincing (let alone any kind of pattern) in the case against Megrahi”, Paul Foot concluded in his special report Lockerbie: The Flight from Justice about the flawed process that convicted Abdelbasset Ali Mohamed Al Megrahi, an official in Libyan intelligence, for the bombing.

    Tony Blair is just one of the many Zionist-controlled politicians who have embraced the madman of Tripoli. Silvio Berlusconi of Italy, for example, who is very close to Qaddafi, was given the “Distinguished Statesman Award” by the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith in September 2003. If Qaddafi were really the terrorist behind Pan Am 103, would Berlusconi and all these other Zionist-controlled western leaders be allowed to embrace him as a friend?

    Lastly, there is the claim made by Victor Ostrovsky in his books about the Mossad that Israeli agents based in Tripoli had sent messages that appeared to have been sent by Qaddafi’s government. These counterfeit messages were picked up by American intelligence and were used to build their case against Libya. If Mossad was running such sophisticated intelligence operations in Libya in the 1980s it is more than likely that their penetration of Qaddafi’s government had deepened in the 25 years since. The evidence strongly indicates that is the case.

    SARAH IN TRIPOLI

    The revolt and bloodshed in Libya will certainly lead to the end of the 42-year-old regime of Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi and his thugs. There is very little television footage coming from Libya, but the BBC Newhour program (of February 20) had an excellent telephone interview with a young Libyan woman named Sarah, in Tripoli. This is a very powerful and moving interview that helps one understand what is really happening in Libya. The interview with “Sarah in Tripoli” begins shortly after minute 26 and 30 seconds into the program. One can use the time button and begin listening at 26:30.

    The interview can be heard on the BBC World Service website here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00drdqn/Newshour_20_02_2011_(2100_GMT)

    Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi has been dictator of oil-rich Libya since 1969

    Gaddafi and Silvio Berlusconi of Italy are quite close. Libya has many investments in Italy, the Guardian reported, “These include a stake of about 2% in Fiat, 7.5% of Juventus football club, a 2% stake in – and joint venture with – Italian aerospace and defence group Finmeccanica and 7.5% in UniCredit, the bank.”

    Britain’s Tony Blair, who is controlled by Zionist money, was quite willing to embrace the madman of Libya – the same Arab tyrant who is said to have been behind the terror bombing over Lockerbie. How much sense does this make?

    Qaddafi with Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France. Qaddafi’s son claims that Libyan money bankrolled Sarkozy’s election campaign.

    Gaddafi and President Obama shaking hands

    Hillary Clinton with Mutassim Gaddafi, one of his sons.

    Notes: Public Records Index entries for Israeli agents Rita and Ari M. Katz were evidently pulled from the index in 2008, which is extremely unusual. The public records for Rita and Ari Katz that were removed are the following:

    Name: Rita Katz
    Birth Date: 1964
    Street address: 11803 Tifton Dr
    City: Potomac
    County: Montgomery
    State: Maryland
    Zip Code: 20854
    Phone Number: 301-299-3409
    Record Number: 445536393

    U.S. Public Records Index
    about Ari M Katz
    Name: Ari M Katz
    Street address: 11803 Tifton Dr
    City: Potomac
    County: Montgomery
    State: Maryland
    Zip Code: 20854
    Phone Number: 301-299-3409
    Record Number: 445537115

    U.S. Public Records Index
    about Rita Katz
    Name: Rita Katz
    Birth Date: 1964
    Street address: 23 Saddleview CT
    City: Gaithersburg
    County: Montgomery
    State: Maryland
    Zip Code: 20878
    Phone Number: 301-610-9499
    Record Number: 579987357

    Sources and Recommended Reading:

    “You won’t believe this… Gadhafi’s mother was Jewish”, IsraelMatzav.blogspot.com, 22 February 2011
    http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2011/02/you-wont-believe-this-gadhafis-mother.html

    Facts on Libya: Oil and Gas, International Energy Agency, 21 February 2011
    http://www.iea.org/files/facts_libya.pdf

    Lockerbie: The Flight from Justice, by Paul Foot, Private Eye Magazine, London 2001

    By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer, by Victor Ostrovsky, St. Martin’s Press 1990

    Who Really Controls Our Political Parties?, by Christopher Bollyn, Solving 9/11
    http://www.bollyn.com/who-really-controls-our-political-parties

    “Lord Mandelson runs the country – from Corfu”, The Telegraph, 7 August 2009
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/5990227/Lord-Mandelson-runs-the-country-from-Corfu.html

    Dovkants, Keith, “The £5 billion reason Rothschild knifed his friend George in the back”, London Evening Standard, 24 Oct 2008
    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23576973-the-5-billion-reason-rothschild-knifed-his-friend-george-in-the-back.do

    “Mandy and the Lockerbie bomber and Another ‘coincidence’ in Corfu”, by Tim Shipman and Sam Greenhill, The Daily Mail, 18 August 2009
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1207060/Mandelson-met-Gaddafis-son-Corfu-ahead-Lockerbie-bomber-release-talks.html#ixzz1F9z2oGjs

    “Saif al-Islam Gaddafi: The new face of Libyan defiance”, by Jamie Doward, The Observer, guardian.co.uk, 26 February 2011
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/27/gaddafi-son-saif-al-islam-profile

    “Oddball banker’s friendship with Gaddafi’s son is remarkable,” by Ephraim Hardcastle, Daily Mail Online, 24 February 2011
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1360082/Gaddafis-sons-friendship-oddball-banker-Nat-Rothschild-remarkable.html#ixzz1ErpryPIE

    “Allen Stanford: A Libyan Connection?” by Matthew Goldstein, Business Week, 30 March 2009
    http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/mar2009/db20090330_170109.htm

    Campbell, Matthew, “Goodbye Monaco, hello Montenegro”, 31 August 2008
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4641008.ece

    “Stanford International Bank became a new BCCI,” Geofinancial.blogspot.com, 25 July 2010
    http://geofinancial.blogspot.com/2010/07/stanford-international-bank-became-new.html

    “Libya’s oil money has made it major world shareholder”, The Guardian, 21 February 2011
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/21/libya-oil-money-major-world-shareholder

    “The Rothschilds and their 200 years of political influence”, by Andy McSmith, The Independent (U.K.), 23 October 2008
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-rothschilds-and-their-200-years-of-political-influence-969772.html

    Sindjelic, Vlada, “The Rothschild Octopus”, DejanLucic.net
    http://www.dejanlucic.net/THE%20ROTHSCHILD%20OCTOPUS

    The Crackdown in Bahrain and American Opposition to

  2. http://www.bollyn.com/middle-east-crisis#article_12151

    Sex, Lies, Iran, Israel and WikiLeaks

    December 13, 2010

    Anthony Lawson has produced another excellent video, entitled “Sex, Lies, Iran, Israel and WikiLeaks”, which I recommend viewing.

    Tariq Aziz Sentenced to Hang

    Updated November 1, 2010

    We are a proud nation, and we are not going to bow down in front of the new tyrants of the world… Isn’t this arrogance? Are they being cheered in Afghanistan? They are deceiving themselves and the whole American nation. America is taking over the world, you see, and an American soldier is not going to be cheered when he enters our country — he is going to be killed.
    – Tariq Aziz, October 2002

    Tariq Aziz was Iraq’s Foreign Minister when the U.S.-led war began in 1991.

    The inspectors will find that all the talk of Iraq stockpiling weapons of mass destruction is simply a lie, and put by Bush and Blair as a pretext for staging a war.
    – Tariq Aziz, New York Times, October 22, 2002

    In an interview with the British Guardian newspaper earlier this year, Aziz said the U.S. invasion of Iraq had “killed” his homeland.
    – Former Iraqi Foreign Minister to Hang, VOA News, October 26, 2010

    TWENTY YEAR WAR AGAINST IRAQ

    The U.S.-led war against Iraq will soon be twenty years old. Those who remember the lead-up to the war in the summer of 1990 will certainly remember the face and words of Tariq Aziz, then foreign minister of Iraq. His was a voice of reason and intelligence that sought to avoid the war that led to the destruction of Iraq – and hundreds of thousands of lives. Today, just a few days after the release of hundreds of thousands of documents that detail a very long list of war crimes committed by U.S. forces and their army of Iraqi quislings, Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death. This is a very black day for Iraq and the Iraqi people.

    Mikhail Yuhanna, more widely known as Tariq Aziz, was Iraq’s Christian foreign minister when President George H.W. Bush began the Zionist-designed war against Iraq in 1991. Today, nearly twenty years later, Aziz was sentenced to die by hanging. Why now? What prompted this decision? The timing is extremely suspect, coming less than four days after the release of thousands of documents revealing a host of war crimes committed by the U.S. and their allies in Iraq.

    Aziz, an Assyrian and Chaldean Catholic, (born April 28, 1936) has served as Iraq’s Foreign Minister (1983 – 1991) and Deputy Prime Minister (1979 – 2003). He was a close advisor of former President Saddam Hussein. Their association began in the 1950s when both were activists for the then-banned Ba’ath Arab Socialist Party.

    WAR FOR OIL AND ISRAEL

    What the United States wanted in 2002, he said, was not “regime change” in Iraq but rather “region change”. He summed up the Bush Administration’s reasons for war against Iraq tersely: “oil and Israel”

    ”North Korea has admitted to having a secret nuclear program. The United States is not asking that North Korea be inspected in the way they are asking for Iraq to be inspected. Why? Because there are two things absent in North Korea: oil and Israel. The reason for this warmongering policy toward Iraq is oil and Israel.”

    ”The inspectors will find that all the talk of Iraq stockpiling weapons of mass destruction is simply a lie, and put by Bush and Blair as a pretext for staging a war.”

    Mr. Aziz, a Chaldean Christian, compared Mr. Hussein’s decision to the forgiveness shown by Jesus toward the Roman centurions who crucified him.

    ”That’s our way of dealing with the people,” he said. ”If you are a good Muslim or a good Christian, you will pardon. Aren’t you a believer? Jesus Christ pardoned those who crucified, then executed, him.”

    ”Let them do it, if they can,” he said. ”Invade Iraq, because at that time the Iraqi Army, the Iraqi leadership and the Iraqi people will fight to the last bullet, and it will be very costly. We are a proud nation, and we are not going to bow down in front of the new tyrants of the world.”

    As for suggestions by President Bush and other American officials that American troops would be cheered by crowds if they entered Baghdad, Mr. Aziz gave a mocking laugh.

    ”Isn’t this arrogance?” he said. ”Are they being cheered in Afghanistan? They are deceiving themselves and the whole American nation. America is taking over the world, you see, and an American soldier is not going to be cheered when he enters our country — he is going to be killed.”

    – Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, New York Times, October 22, 2002

    Sources and Recommended Reading:

    “Save Tariq Aziz”, by Robert Dreyfuss, Middle East Online, November 1, 2010
    http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=42280

    “Former Iraqi Foreign Minister to Hang”, VOANews.com, October 26, 2010

    “Threats and Responses, Baghdad’s View; Citing North Korea, an Iraqi Aide Says ‘Oil and Israel,’ Not Weapons, Spur the U.S.” by John F. Burns, New York Times, October 22, 2002

    Double Vendetta – The Insanity of the Iran Confrontation

    August 11, 2010

    WARS BASED ON LIES

    The United States has waged war in Afghanistan for nearly 9 years based on a pack of lies that Osama Bin Laden, based in Afghanistan, carried out 9/11, while the U.S. government ignores the proof that the World Trade Center was pulverized using an extremely advanced nano-composite form of Super-Thermite.

    The chips of super-thermite found in the dust of the World Trade Center are scientific proof that the government explanation of what happened on 9/11 is nothing but a pack of treasonous lies designed to get public opinion behind a pre-planned war to occupy mineral rich Afghanistan.

    The pulverization of the concrete floors of the World Trade Center – and everything on them – was clearly not caused by a fire-induced collapse, as the government investigators claim. The chips found in the dust are proof that an advanced explosive coating was responsible for the complete disintegration of the 220 concrete floors and their metal pans. Nobody from Al Qaida or Afghanistan had anything to do with the explosive demolition of the Twin Towers.

    The United States has waged war against Iraq since January 1991. The 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq is just the final phase of a twenty-year old war to occupy and control the oil-rich nation. The invasion of Iraq was based on blatant lies and fabrications foisted on the world by George W. Bush and Tony Blair, acting as the front men for the House of Rothschild and their Zionist criminal network.

    On February 5, 2003, U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell presented a litany of lies and fabrications to the United Nations to try to gain legal cover for the pre-planned invasion and occupation of Iraq. As Dr. Hans Blix wrote later, “Powell’s presentation helped to build U.S. support for launching a war that should not have taken place–and that has had terrible consequences.”

    MORE LIES, MORE WAR. WHO NEEDS IT?

    Continuing the deception of the previous administration, President Barack Obama has adopted the false premise of the illegal war in Afghanistan and escalated the effort to conquer the Central Asian nation. Meanwhile, at the behest of his Zionist masters and based on a new pack of lies, Obama is beating the Zionist drums for war against Iran, a nation that has not aggressed any other nation in living memory. How can we stop the madness?

    President Barack Obama signs the Iran Sanctions Bill on July 1, 2010, imposing new tough sanctions against Iran. As lawmakers looked on, Obama called the new law the “toughest sanctions against Iran ever passed by the United States Congress.”

    Anthony Lawson sent me a video he has put together about the Zionist and Anglo-American campaign against Iran. “How long can we allow the maniacs who are driving us to the brink of World War Three to stay in power?” Lawson asks, adding, “We’d better do something soon, or we will all be done for.”

    The Lawson video of less than 10 minutes presents the essential and relevant history of the relationship between Iran and the United States, Britain, and Israel. It is recommended viewing:

    Double Vendetta — The Insanity of the Iran Confrontation

    Is Israel Doomed?

    June 11, 2010

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    “It is clear the United States is not against nuclear bombs because they have a Zionist regime with nuclear bombs in the region. They are trying to save the Zionist regime, but the Zionist regime will not survive. It is doomed.”
    – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 11 June 2010 in Shanghai

    Is the Zionist regime doomed, as the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on June 11 during a trip to China? Will the state of Israel survive?

    If the Zionist regime were to cease to exist tomorrow, would the world be a better, safer place? These are the real questions that Ahmadinejad’s statement raises.

    First, it should be remembered that unpopular political regimes fail and go out of business all the time. Scores of regimes have passed from the scene during the past thirty years and very few are lamenting their passing. About half the nations of Europe have seen complete regime changes since the late 1980s and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Very few people were hurt during this political earthquake that changed the government regimes of some 150 million people.

    The United States is currently engaged in two extremely costly and drawn out wars of occupation, in Afghanistan and Iraq (on both sides of Iran) in which the goal of the U.S. military is exactly that – regime change. The regime changes in Baghdad or Kabul, however, have clearly not been for the better. The populations of Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered immensely as a result of the U.S.-led regime changes. If the U.S. military were to withdraw from these countries there would certainly be another regime change very quickly as the U.S. quislings were ousted. If Israel were to lose the support of the United States it too would be unable to survive. The Israeli Jews would be forced to leave Palestine, just like Helen Thomas said they should.

    As the World Cup kicks off in South Africa, much of the celebration is really for the fact that the apartheid regime of South Africa was ousted and replaced by a government headed by its former enemies – people it had imprisoned for decades.

    President Ahmadinejad certainly knows all about regime change. The Shah of Iran, supported by the C.I.A. and Israel’s Mossad, was removed from power in 1979 and the revolutionary movement, which Ahmadinejad was part of, took power in Tehran. These things happen all the time. Why should the oppressive and criminal Zionist regime of Israel, based on an ideology of Jewish supremacism and racism, be any different? Why should we fret the passing of another unjust regime of racist fanatics from the face of the Earth?

    Like so many other crusader states and occupation regimes, the Zionist state will pass from the scene. Israel’s hideous “wall of separation” cannot protect a regime of terrorists that is detested by the rest of the world.

    U.S. Military Video of Massacre in Baghdad

    April 7, 2010
    Edited May 9, 2010

    The following video clip is a shocking military video footage showing a massacre by U.S. Apache helicopters of a group of about 10 people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news reporters on July 12, 2007. The video was released to Reuters on April 5, 2010 by WikiLeaks, a Swedish-based group that promotes leaking to fight government and corporate corruption. Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and his assistant and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40, were killed in the attack. The helicopter initially opens fire on the small group. Minutes later a van comes by, and starts assisting the wounded, and the helicopter opens fire on the van.

    This is a very disturbing video of an atrocity in an illegal war. In the video, seen below, the U.S. helicopters shoot the people who are clearly trying to aid the dead and wounded. In firing on the vehicle that is acting as an ambulance, two children in the front seat are shot. This is sickening. When will the people who planned and conspired to invade Iraq be held accountable for starting a war of aggression in which countless atrocities such as this have been committed? Is the United States a nation that abides by the rule of law – or is it not? How is the U.S. occupation of Iraq any better than the regime of Saddam Hussein?

    WikiLeaks has the complete video evidence at
    “Collateral Murder” and the transcript at:
    http://www.collateralmurder.com/en/index.html

    The video clip of 17 minutes showing the helicopter attack on first responders with comment follows:

    Two Decades of Genocide in Iraq

    January 20, 2010

    The American and British populations are comfortably cushioned from reality by the controlled media which censors news and images of the horrendous humanitarian catastrophe that has befallen the Iraqi people as a result of the Anglo-American war of aggression against the oil-rich nation, a military crusade now in its 20th year. (The recent Dutch judicial report from The Hague on the legal questions surrounding the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq in 2003 indicates that the war in Iraq can be legally defined as a “War of Aggression”, which is a “Crime Against the Peace” under the Nuremberg Charter.)

    The Anglo-American war against Iraq, which began on January 17, 1991, is now entering its 20th year. The British have been trying to occupy Iraq for more than one hundred years.

    Denis Halliday, the former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq (1997-98) explains the true nature of the military campaign against the people of Iraq. As Halliday writes, he was compelled to resign from his position on moral grounds. To participate in the UN program that had imposed “genocidal sanctions on the innocent of Iraq” would have “implied my complicity in human catastrophe,” Halliday wrote.

    In the same newsletter, I also recommend reading the comments of Abdul Ilah Albayaty:

    Instead of ending the occupation, handing Iraq to its people and punishing those responsible for this tragedy, instead of listening to the Iraqi people’s rights and demands, the Obama administration adopted the same strategy as Bush: trying to create a client state in Iraq by depending on the same corrupted backward forces that supported the occupation against the Iraqi people. The only difference is that it tries to change the faces of its puppet government. The plunder, the corruption, the repression and the attempts to divide Iraq continue as before. Following one year of the Obama administration no change has taken place, despite the declarations and promises.

    Why have the wars in the Middle East continued and increased under President Obama? One year ago, Obama appointed Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger’s right-hand man and partner-in-crime, to run the “War on Terror” as his envoy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The killing of innocent civilians has increased greatly under Holbrooke. Kissinger is a key player in the Zionist shadow government behind the Obama administration. Note the expression on Obama’s face.

    Kissinger and Holbrooke gave “The Kissinger Prize” to George H.W. Bush at the American Academy in Berlin, which they run together. The elder Bush started the war in Iraq in 1991 and was the first president to use the expression “New World Order.”

    * * *

    900 Iraqi Prisoners Face Summary Execution: Stop the Death Penalty in Iraq!

    A message from Denis Halliday
    From the Brussels Tribunal Newsletter
    January 10, 2010
    Accepting the Gandhi International Peace Award in 2003, I explained my resignation from the United Nations as head of the UN Humanitarian Programme in Iraq at end 1998. I indicated that resignation was necessary because of my refusal to accept Security Council orders that continued to impose genocidal sanctions on the innocent of Iraq. My continuation would have implied my complicity in human catastrophe. And, in addition, my innate sense of justice was outraged — as yours would have been in my position — by the violence that UN sanctions had brought upon the lives and wellbeing of children, families, and the many loved ones of Iraq. There can be no justification for killing the young, the aged, the sick, the rich, the poor anywhere, under any circumstances, least of all by the United Nations.

    Some will tell you that the Iraqi leadership was punishing the Iraqi people. That was not my perception or experience when living in Baghdad in 1997-98 and traveling throughout the country. And were that to be the case, how could that possibly justify collective punishment — that is sanctions, by the United Nations? The UN Charter and international law have no provision for the murderous consequences of a UN embargo, over 12 long years in the case of the people of Iraq.

    After leaving, sometimes I explained the impact of sanctions to the media, and to university and public meetings by describing Iraqi children as being on death row without hope of reprieve. By the end of 1998, we — the UN — had killed hundreds of thousands without any apparent hesitation on the part of the permanent member states of the Security Council.

    The illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 has only worsened the overall situation for Iraqi children, women and men. Contrary to what the mainstream media has been and is reporting, a whole nation is being terrorized, killed, driven into exile. The humanitarian situation in Iraq is catastrophic according to the ICRC (The Red Cross) and other international organizations. American imposition of “democracy and freedom” has failed as law, order and economic and social wellbeing is increasingly elusive. Health and educational systems are about to collapse; the human rights situation is disastrous; human security and opportunities have vanished; the fearful, the refugees and the displaced outnumber those enjoying normal lives.

    Since the Iraqi government reintroduced capital punishment in 2004, an unknown number of people have been hanged. None of the condemned appears to have had a fair trial. Sadly, the Iraqi judicial system has been deemed by responsible international agencies and human rights organizations to be corrupt, dysfunctional and plagued by sectarianism.

    And now the Presidential Council of Iraq has reportedly ratified the death sentences of some 900 detainees languishing on death row. Some 17 of them are confirmed to be women. The apparent collapse of justice in Iraq today needs to be seen in the context of an almost total breakdown of law and order since the US/UK invasion, including the war crimes, atrocities, killing of civilians by invading and occupying US mercenaries and military forces.

    I oppose the use of the death penalty wherever it occurs on the grounds that it is contrary to fundamental human rights. The international community that has already totally failed the Iraqi people has a compelling obligation to condemn the appalling human consequences of illegal invasion and occupation, and condemn — surely the Iraqis have suffered enough — one of the highest rates of execution in the world.

    Without your voice the deadly increasing spiral of killing will continue. That’s why I join the BRussells Tribunal in denouncing executions. I would very much appreciate it if you would read the following statement against the imminent hanging of 900 detainees: http://brusselstribunal.org/DeathPenalty121209.htm and sign the call to stop these executions and request that the Iraqi government impose a moratorium on the death penalty.

    Thank you on behalf of the BRussells Tribunal and all of us who care about justice and human life.

    Denis J. Halliday
    Former UN assistant secretary general and UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, 1997-98
    Recipient of the 2003 Gandhi International Peace Award — Ireland

    Source: Brussels Tribunal Newsletter, January 10, 2010
    http://www.brusselstribunal.org/

    The Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty – Dead in the Water

    14 May 2009

    There’s a straight line from JFK’s murder on November 22, 1963 to the brutal and savage Israeli attack on the USS Liberty to the 1983 attack on that marine compound in Lebanon, to the USS Cole bombing — to 9/11.
    — “Dead In The Water – The Sinking of the USS Liberty” on Goon Squad, May 2, 2009

    There is indeed a very clear and obvious “straight line” from the JFK assassination and attack on the USS Liberty (June 8, 1967) to 9-11. This is the very essence of the thesis I have described in detail in the 6 or 7 chapters I wrote in 2007-2008 for the first part of my forthcoming book, Solving 9-11, An Independent Investigation of the Crime of the Century.

    I highly recommend viewing and saving the BBC television program, “Dead In The Water – The Sinking of the USS Liberty,” which was made in 2003.

    This link takes you to a webpage that has the BBC program in 7 10-minute Youtube videos. The 42nd anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty is just a few weeks away. If unsolved crimes are allowed to go unpunished the criminals will only get stronger and commit more crimes. This is the most important lesson to be learned from the unpunished criminal attack on the USS Liberty, which was committed by the same people who planned and carried out the “false flag” terror attacks of 9-11.

    With the publication of the Dr. Steven E. Jones (et al) peer-reviewed paper that proves that super-thermite was used to pulverize the twin towers on 9-11 we can no longer be called “conspiracy theorists” — we have proof of a conspiracy and it wasn’t Osama bin Laden and his 20 thieves who put super-thermite in the World Trade Center. Now is the time for Americans to take action and demand that their local media, political leaders, police, representatives in Congress, and senators address the evidence of super-thermite in the dust of the WTC.

    Dead In The Water – The Sinking of the USS Liberty

    http://careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com/2009/05/dead-in-water-sinking-of-uss-liberty.html

    Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
    –Winston Churchill

    The USS Liberty after the being pounded by Israeli planes, napalm, and torpedo in 1967

    Recommended Reading:

    Bollyn, Christopher, “AMERICA THE TARGET” – 9-11 and Israel’s Use of Terrorism to Coerce the West, 2008
    http://www.bollyn.com/index.php?id=10769

    The Goldstone Report and the Israeli Crimes

  3. NO WONDER HE WANTS OUR BLOODY MONEY- HIS GENES!

    This is why the music has gone into the gutter and why there is no anti-war music or resistance music today. The Zionist Jews have taken over the entire music industry, lock, stock, and barrel. It is the same with the press media, the television networks, and the film industry. The whole shebang is completely controlled by Zionist Jews. The Zionist masters own the big record labels and send the musicians they own to Israel to try and improve the image of the criminals who run the Zionist state.

    Madonna with arch-terrorist Shimon Peres, father of Israel’s illegal nuclear arsenal

    Bono of U2, who is proud of his Jewish roots, embraces Tzipi Livni, a war criminal and daughter of a terrorist leader.

    Bono flashed the peace symbol with George Bush in March 2002 as the U.S. waged a war of aggression and occupation in Afghanistan based on blatant lies about who was behind the false flag terror attacks of 9-11. Bono doesn’t mind bolstering the image of real war criminals — he is paid well to do so.

    Bono continued to support Bush in 2007 as he waged two wars of aggression in support of the Zionist deception known as the “War on Terror”. Bono works for his label, Universal Music Group, which is owned by Jean-Bernard Levy of Vivendi.

    Bono is also very proud of his Jewish roots…

    Born Paul David Hewson, Bono wrote about his mother’s Jewish roots in his book U2 by U2:

    Jack was a travelling salesman, as many of my uncles were, and they come from a long line of travelling salesmen. And in fact I am a travelling salesman. I sell songs for U2, door to door, city to city, and I promote ideas like debt cancellation or fair trade at the market, and I reckon I must have got if from the Rankins — which, by the way, is usually a Jewish name. They all looked Jewish too. I’ve heard it said that the Rankins were Jewish at one point when they were based in Scotland, then they came over to Ireland and they weren’t Jewish any more, which I think used to happen a lot. I don’t know if that is true, but I’d like it if it were. (Source: U2 by U2, p. 15)

    …and Bono absolutely adores the Jewish media moguls who made him rich and famous. Bono shows his affection for Lucian Grainge, the Jewish head of Universal Music Group (International) at Doug Morris’s Grammy party in Los Angeles in 2009. Morris and Grainge, both Jews, work for Jean-Bernard Levy, head of Vivendi and owner of Universal Music. Don’t expect Bono to protest Israeli war crimes or sing protest music to support Palestinian rights any time soon.

    Bono and U2 in Israel, on the Jewish side of the wall, but of course.

    A mime artist works at the Brandenburg Gate where the Berlin Wall divided the German capital for nearly three decades.

    A small section of the wall has been saved. It was painted with the Palestinian and German flags and the Israeli flag superimposed in a “peace action” in 2004. The Palestinian flag, however, was only temporary. Usually it is just the German flag with the same Israeli motif. It suggests that Zionism dominates occupied Germany as it does occupied Palestine.

    The painting by Gunther Schaefer, a German Jew from Frankfurt am Main, has been defaced more than 44 times by Germans who are deeply offended by the desecration of the German flag with the kabbalistic hexagram.

    Wolfgang Schaefer is a co-founder of the East Side Gallery and his provocative painting is protected by the German state as “an historical monument.”

  4. MOCKING CALLERS WHEN THEY MENTION THIS- YET IT WAS AND IS TRUE!!

    ODIGO INSTANT MESSAGES

    There is ample evidence that many Israelis were forewarned of the attacks through an Israeli instant messaging service called Odigo. This story, which presents the clearest evidence of Israeli prior knowledge of the attacks, was reported only very briefly in the U.S. media – and then completely forgotten and deleted.

    According to the news reports, at least two Israel-based employees of Odigo reported having received warnings of an imminent attack in New York City hours before the first plane hit the WTC.

    Odigo, an Israeli-owned company had its U.S. headquarters only two blocks from the World Trade Center, yet Odigo failed to pass the warning it had received on to the authorities in New York, a move that would have saved thousands of lives.

    Two weeks after 9-11, Alex Diamandis, Odigo’s vice president, said, “The messages said something big was going to happen in a certain amount of time, and it did – almost to the minute.”

    “It was possible that the attack warning was broadcast to other Odigo members, but the company has not received reports of other recipients of the message,” Diamandis said.

    Based on the Israeli government figure that some 4,000 Israelis were expected to be in the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks, it seems evident that many Israeli Odigo users got the message.

    Odigo, which offers real-time messaging, has a feature called “People Finder” which allows a user to send an instant message to a large group based on a common characteristic, such as Israeli nationality. “People Finder” allows Odigo users to search for online “buddies,” with filters like Israeli nationality, while maintaining user privacy at all times.

    The Internet address of the sender of the warning was reportedly given to the FBI. Two months later it was reported that the FBI was still investigating the matter. Since then there have been no further media reports about the Odigo warning of 9/11.

    As AFP has previously reported, Odigo, like Comverse and other Israel-based software companies, is really headquartered in Herzliya, Israel, the suburb of Tel Aviv where Israeli military intelligence headquarters are located.

    Typically, with these Israeli-intelligence linked outfits, the company’s research and development, and any manufacturing, such as the “black box” computer surveillance equipment produced by Comverse, is all done in Israel. The U.S. offices merely function as distribution, marketing, and financial centers.

    In the case of Comverse, for example, the real parent company was Alexander’s Tel Aviv-based Efrat Future Technology Ltd., which carried out “all research, development, and manufacturing,” for Comverse, according to a 1992 article in The Jerusalem Post.

    Shortly after 9-11, Odigo was completely taken over by Comverse Technology, which had been part owner of Odigo since early 2000, if not earlier. Shortly after 9/11, five executives from Comverse were reported to have profited by more than $267 million from “insider trading.”

    Avner Ronen, the “founder” of Odigo, was Vice President of Business Development of Comverse Technology in October 2005. This indicates that Ronen and Alexander, both Israeli military officers with computer backgrounds, have been close business partners since early 2000.

    “Comverse and Odigo have had a long-standing partnership and together have developed instant communications products and services that we have recently begun to offer to operators around the world,” Zeev Bregman, CEO of the Israel-based Comverse Ltd., told The Jerusalem Post in May 2002.

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