"These alphabet agencies represent the most frightening aspect of Big Brother
government, and are seen as such even the more due to their control by the
politically appointed perfumed princes at the top who run them."
AIPAC: Still Spying, Still Tax-Exempt
AND ACLU TO THE RESCUE
Posted December 13, 2004
By: Ted Lang
Perhaps you will recall that the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee,
also known as the "Jewish lobby," was exposed once again in yet another
revelation concerning an ongoing FBI investigation, which should have been
tantamount to a blockbuster headline news event. It was virtually
suppressed by our friends in the big media. The event was almost completely
crushed by the Zionist-owned and operated corporate mainstream establishment
"press." The initial and timely reports documenting this second incident
relating to AIPAC spying were conspicuously posted in the real press: the
It is once again necessary to examine the extensive power and control AIPAC
demonstrates in order to put matters in their proper perspective. Fortune
magazine once listed AIPAC as the second most powerful lobby, right behind
that of the millions and millions of Americans who belong to the American
Association of Retired Persons and the National Rifle Association. These
two huge lobbies are virtually ineffectual when compared to the unbelievable
and massive power of AIPAC. It is therefore the position of this writer
that AIPAC is, and has been for a very long time, the most powerful lobby on
What AIPAC lacks in strength as regards their paltry membership of only
60,000, not even enough members to fill an average NFL professional football
stadium, it more than magnifies in unbelievable power due to its knack of
applying the right political pressure at both the right time and the right
place to astonishingly control all of American government. They follow this
proven uncanny capability with lots and lots of cash for "our"
representatives in Washington.
The recent Israeli spy activities involving Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin
and AIPAC is a case in point. Generalizations are usually dangerous, so
writing off the entire FBI, or for that matter, the CIA, is inviting, yet
wrong. Not that either are necessary, or even constitutionally sanctioned;
the intent here is to accept them only because they exist, not because they
are in any way or form justified.
These alphabet agencies represent the most frightening aspect of Big Brother
government, and are seen as such even the more due to their control by the
politically appointed perfumed princes at the top who run them. Merit is
not the basis for such appointments - it hardly ever is. It is political
cronyism and patronage that establishes the leadership in such
bureaucracies. Certain elements, usually at the lower "grunt" level desk
analyst and agent echelon, operate at times in somewhat of a vacuum and are
almost immune to the enforced deliberate incompetence from the top.
This lower level dedication on the part of some of the rank-and-file in
these agencies explains why there are at times glitches and anomalies that
buck the normal trend of political malfeasance. The Larry Franklin spy
scandal is being covered up by the Bush administration in precisely the same
fashion as that of the Johnson administration when it covered up Israel's
attack on the U.S.S. Liberty. The attack was initiated by the Israeli Air
Force and Navy, which attempted to sink the vessel because our Navy spy ship
's crew caught and recorded the Israeli military murdering captive Egyptian
POWs. The U.S.S. Liberty lost 34 crew members.
It may be recalled that the Franklin investigation was blown open by our
Zionist mainstream press much to the chagrin of the FBI investigators who
would have preferred continuing secrecy to complete a more in-depth
investigation upon which to develop and present a much stronger case for
federal prosecutors. It appears as though the press obtained information
about the story from a sole source without corroboration from the FBI.
Perhaps it is this that angered the FBI because the press releases
effectively compromised the investigation. And if our Zionist press blew
the lid off the investigation at the first hint of wrongdoing, then why are
they avoiding and virtually spiking the story now?
To be sure, the best sources of information as to the latest development in
the investigation are the Israeli newspapers Ha'aretz and The Jerusalem
Post. The Associated Press also carried a watered-down account, which was
briefly and inconspicuously carried on MSNBC.com. Ha'aretz's Nathan Guttman
in his article, "FBI raids AIPAC offices once again," offers: "For the
second time in 13 weeks, FBI agents raided the pro-Israel American Israel
Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) offices yesterday [December 1st] searching
for information against Larry Franklin, an analyst at the Middle East desk
of the Pentagon."
Guttman continues: "Franklin is suspected of obtaining classified material
from internal Bush administration discussions of policy on Iran and Iraq,
and transmitting it to AIPAC staffers." The article points out, "The
investigation into Franklin's activities has been going on secretly for a
year. [Steven] Rosen and another AIPAC employee, Keith Weissman, an Iran
expert, have been the focus of U.S. media attention as Franklin's alleged
contacts. According to media reports, the FBI is investigating the
possibility that AIPAC employees passed on the information to the Israeli
Embassy. Classified information on Iran transmitted at this point could
ostensibly have given Israel an opportunity to influence the administration'
s decision-making process, because Israel would allegedly have been aware of
the considerations guiding policy- makers."
Contrasting this observation, commentary originating at CounterPunch and
carried on Prison Planet, entitled "The EU, US, Israel and Iran: The Good,
the Bad, the Ugly and the 'Mullahs,'" dated December 4th, begins with the
comments made by Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom to the UN General
Assembly on September 23, 2004: "The international community now realizes
that Iran - with missiles that can reach London, Paris, Berlin and southern
Russia - does not only pose a threat to the security of Israel, but to the
security and stability of the whole world. Indeed, Iran has replaced Saddam
Hussein as the world's number one exporter of terror, hate and instability."
This is the same propaganda hyped by Israel and Bush to involve US in the
totally unnecessary war in Iraq. That war is costing US dearly, and was
undertaken only because of pressure from Israel and AIPAC, and the resultant
obedience of Bush.
Reporter Janine Zacharia, writing for The Jerusalem Post, has written a
series of articles concerning the ongoing events involving Franklin, the FBI
and AIPAC. In her December 2nd article, "Four AIPAC directors subpoenaed,"
she names the AIPAC officials targeted by the FBI: "The four subpoenaed
officials are Executive Director Howard Kohr, Managing Director Richard
Fishman, Communications Director Renee Rothstein, and Research Director Rafi
Danziger, a source familiar with the investigation told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday night."
Zacharia continues: "The four AIPAC officials are slated to appear before
the grand jury in late December in the Eastern District of Virginia, the
source [said]. What precisely the FBI is investigating has been muddled
since initial reports in late August and early September that investigators
were investigating whether a mid-level Pentagon official, Larry Franklin,
passed information from a secret administration planning document on Iran to
the lobby. Since September, FBI officials have continued to quietly monitor
AIPAC officials and have questioned Pentagon officials besides Franklin as
part of its investigation."
In a December 5th follow-up article by Zacharia in the Post entitled, "'Post
' exclusive: How the FBI set up AIPAC," Zacharia reports: "AIPAC, the
powerhouse pro-Israel lobby currently embroiled in allegations of spying for
Israel, was set up by the FBI, The Jerusalem Post has learned." Offering
that when Pentagon analyst Franklin realized the FBI had determined that he
had passed top secret Bush administration documents to AIPAC lobbyists who
transferred documents and information to the Israeli Embassy in Washington,
Franklin decided to cooperate with the FBI and helped to set up the AIPAC
go-betweens. The article goes on: "Franklin, an Iran expert, was already
under investigation by the FBI for allegedly passing classified information
to AIPAC when, the Post's sources say, FBI counterintelligence agents
approached him to play a central role in the setup operation this past
This second revelation concerning the AIPAC affair was first exposed on
December 1st. On December 2nd, the Jewish-Communist American Civil
Liberties Union announced in a "press release," their "findings" in a
coincidental "investigation," aggressively posted throughout the Internet
and the mainstream media as well. And of course, it was to have been
construed as totally "independent and coincidental" to the news concerning
the latest development in the AIPAC spy scandal.
It seems the ACLU, the premier Jewish-Communist organization that has
abolished Christmas from America and replaced it with "Happy Holidays!" has
determined that the FBI has been targeting "religious groups." Of course,
the ACLU targeting the overwhelming majority of Christians in America is
viewed by them as totally acceptable!
The Reuters news release carried on Yahoo.com reports: "The American Civil
Liberties Union on Thursday accused the FBI and local police of spying on
political and faith-based groups and formally asked the government for
information about such FBI surveillance. In Freedom of Information Act
requests filed in 10 states and Washington, D.C., the ACLU sought
information about the FBI's use of Joint Terrorism Task Forces and local
police for what it called political surveillance. It pointed to some
documented examples of task forces' involvement in the investigation of environmental activists and anti-war protesters."
Clearly, this was one group of organized Jews [a rabbi's description to me]
protecting yet another. This announcement coming on the heels of the FBI's
continuing investigation of AIPAC motivated the ACLU to smear the FBI to
take the heat off the AIPAC investigation. Now combine that
well-coordinated orchestration of news events with the fact that the entire
American mainstream media is controlled by Zionists and Jews sympathetic to
Israel, and suddenly it becomes crystal clear how AIPAC magnifies its power
to control virtually all levels of American government. And this is how the
ACLU easily abolishes the religion of the majority, and teams with the
anti-Defamation League [ADL] to smear opponents with the epitaph "anti-Semitism."
Back in September, about a week or so after the first revelations involving
AIPAC spying in order to provide intelligence to Israel to enable Mossad or
another Israeli agency to manipulate the United States into a new war
involving Iran, Zogby International conducted an opinion poll asking the
question: "Should AIPAC Register as the Agent of a Foreign Government?" Can
there be any modicum of remaining doubt that AIPAC represents the interests
of Israel, and only those of Israel? What have we gained by launching our
illegal, unjust, unnecessary war against Saddam and Iraq? How have we
benefited? And now Israel is dictating to Bush and the Congress that we
must illegally and without provocation also attack Iran? Oh, the results of
the poll? Canvassing 1,004 voting Americans, 61 percent of Americans agree
that AIPAC is the agent of a foreign government, and 12 percent disagree.
Is Congress listening?
At the very least, the tax-exempt free ride of this lobbying organization
representing a foreign state, one that has always proved extremely harmful
to our own interests, should be made to pay taxes just like the NRA!
© THEODORE E. LANG 12/8/04 All rights reserved.
Ted Lang is a political analyst and a freelance writer.