Friday, January 11, 2019

Alison Weir - AIPAC Takes Newly Elected Congress Members, CNN’s Setmayer on Propaganda Trips to Israel

Newly elected Congressional Reps David Trone, Dan Crenshaw, Elaine Goodman Luria, Tim Burchett, Denver Riggleman, and Susie Lee on a December 2018 AIPAC trip to Israel. AIPAC’s educational arm spends about $10,000 a piece on these trips. By using a nonprofit entity, the Israel lobby gets around a U.S. law intended to prohibit Congressional junkets funded by lobbying groups

The Israelis get this for free, because what they are trying to do us keep to the $10,000 a day of American money flowing into Israel. Only 1.4% of Americans are Jews, and yet the Zionists seem to have near total control over Congress. Don't tow their line in Washington and your career could be over.  

The Israel lobby has been busy taking a wide variety of government officials and opinion makers on fully expense paid trips to Israel this month. The trips cost in the range of $10,000 per person.

The goal of AIPAC – and of its trips – is to promote American support for Israel despite Israel’s violations of human rights, international law, U.S. law, and discrimination against Christians and others.

In particular, AIPAC is working to keep the over $10 million per day of American tax money going to Israel. While most Americans feel Israel already gets too much money, Congress is about to pass legislation that will increase the gift even further. This will be the largest military aid package in US history; it works out to about $23,000 for each Jewish Israeli family of four, or $7,230 per minute.

While an individual has recently been charged with acting as a foreign agent over her activities with Russia and the NRA, the Israel lobby has worked to influence U.S. policies on behalf of a foreign country for many years, with very few legal consequences. Even when top AIPAC officials were found to have handed over classified documents, the case was dropped (a Pentagon analyst was jailed for 12 years).

The trips to Israel used to be organized by AIPAC itself until Congress enacted legislation in 2007 intended to stop lobbying organizations from taking government officials on fully paid tours. However, the legislation contains a loophole (some call it the “AIPAC loophole“) that allows nonprofit groups to organize such trips, and AIEF officially took over the tours.

An $85 million operation, AIEF takes a wide array of American officials and opinion makers on the all the expense paid trips. It pays for their international flights, hotel accommodations, tourist excursions, meals, drinks, etc. In the past decade it has reportedly spent $12.9 million on bipartisan Congressional trips to Israel.

While some of the more savvy participants may be skeptical of an advocacy organization claiming to give them an unbiased, “educational” look at the region, they seem willing to go along. The Israel lobby is widely known to make or break careers.

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Konrad said...

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Those five-day all-expense-paid trips to Palestine aren't all fun and games. Participants are required to visit holo-hoax™ memorials for programming and indoctrination.

Konrad said...


I apologize for this, but I want to get it off my chest.

Trump wants money to lengthen the US-Mexico border wall.
Democrats refuse to give any money for Trump’s wall.
Therefore the U.S. government is partially shut down.

Both sides refuse to budge.

Therefore only one side (Trump) is to blame.

Both sides are intransigent.

Therefore only one side (Trump) is “throwing a temper tantrum,” and is “holding the country hostage.”

YouTube has many videos of Democrats fully supporting a border wall. Now Democrats oppose a wall in order to oppose Trump. Democrats do this to distract public attention away from the fact that average Americans are being financially screwed by bankers and Wall Street, which Democrats serve.

The Russia-gate hoax serves the same function: distraction.

Incidentally average Americans don’t care if some federal workers are not collecting their paychecks. Average Americans know that federal workers have cushy jobs, with an employer that can never go bankrupt, and which never needs to worry about making a profit. Nice jobs with nice health plans, and nice pensions.

Since average Americans don’t care, Democrats are trying to make Americans care by widening the pain. Democrats are trying to pass bills that will protect federal workers by absolving them from having to pay on their loans and their rents. The bank loans mean nothing, since bankers will get their money one way or another. Landlords, however, have expenses like everyone else. Democrats seek to hurt small landlords by prohibiting them from asking for the rent.

Democrats blame this on Trump, even though Democrats are just as blameworthy.

Konrad said...

Nancy Pelosi whines about Trump’s wall in order to distract public attention from things like this . . .

In the recent election, Pelosi spent $5,111,387 for a House seat that was virtually uncontested. Her Republican opponent spent only $12,443.

Pelosi could have sat out the campaign and coasted to victory on party and name recognition.

Wall Street gave that $5 million to Pelosi so she could pass it out to other candidates running for the House who would then repay Pelosi by electing her House Speaker.

Pelosi was the bag lady for corporate donors.

As House Speaker, Pelosi would be the next US President if Trump and Pence died. Also as House Speaker, Pelosi decides who sits on powerful committees.

For example, taxation and spending are controlled by the Ways and Means Committee, plus the House Appropriations Committee. Pelosi, in choosing members of these committees, shut out progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal.

Instead, Pelosi chose pro-Wall Street, pro-corporate Democrats like Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.).

Pelosi did this to make sure that Congress will not pass things like Medicare for All, or a Green New Deal.

She whines about Trump’s wall in order to distract public attention from things like this.

Konrad said...

The Politico blog says that Corporate Democrats are angry with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for opposing their neoliberalism. They say that Alexandria is too progressive. She pushes things like Medicare for All.

They say that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should submit to their tyranny, submit to Wall Street, and focus on attacking Republicans. (NCDs like Nancy Pelosi are identical to Republicans in every way that matters.)

Neoliberal Corporate Democrats (NCDs) fear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. If they abuse her too much, she can sic her 2.2 million Twitter followers on them. For example, Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is one of the worst NCDs. When Hoyer declared that a new climate committee that Ocasio-Cortez championed would not have subpoena power, Ocasio-Cortez chastised him and the other NCDs.

Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) shares Puerto Rican roots with Ocasio-Cortez. Velázquez has already submitted to the tyranny of Wall Street and Nancy Pelosi, and is trying to convince Ocasio-Cortez to do the same.

Neoliberal Democrats are angry that Ocasio-Cortez opposed Nancy Pelosi’s rules package (which included “PayGo”) which check-mated things like Medicare for All.

House Democrats are also angry that Ocasio-Cortez made a play for a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, which is ruled by Wall Street through Nancy Pelosi.

Seats on the committee only go to Neoliberal Corporate Democrats (NCDs).