Apparently,“dual loyalty” is only dragged to the fore – within U.S. power centers and beyond – when American Jews voice concern and support for Israel. Not only that, but the case against Jonathan Pollard (as one egregious example, yet there are enumerable others) bespeaks of more than a double standard, and many of America’s top leaders have admitted as much. How so? Well, consider the following analysis from the esteemed Caroline Glick:
According to a new history of the CIA’s involvement in the Middle East, America’s Great Game, reviewed this week in The Wall Street Journal, in 1951 Kermit Roosevelt, the CIA’s operations chief in the Middle East set up a fake anti-Israel lobby in Washington called American Friends of the Middle East. Its job was to weaken popular support for the Jewish state. The CIA’s anti-Israel front group operated for 16 years, until the fact that it was a CIA front group was exposed in 1967 by the far-left Ramparts magazine.
And this brings us to Jonathan Pollard, the American Jewish naval intelligence analyst who is now serving the 29th year of his life sentence for transferring classified materials to Israel.
Snowden’s revelations and the story of the CIA’s anti-Israel front group in Washington make clear that US indignation over Israel’s fielding of an agent in Washington was equal parts self-righteousness and hypocrisy.
There was nothing extraordinary in Israel’s efforts to gain information that its American ally didn’t wish to share with it. Allies spy on each other. And they use sympathetic locals to achieve their ends. South Korean Americans have been caught spying for South Korea. Taiwanese Americans have been caught spying for Taiwan, and so on.
US prosecutors prosecuted, and US judges convicted these agents of friendly countries for their criminal activities. The average prison term meted out to such agents of friendly governments runs from four to seven years. Their average time served in prison is two to four years.
Pollard was different not because of what he did, nor even, necessarily because he transferred classified information to Israel rather than to Britain.
Pollard was unique because he was an American Jew transferring classified information to Israel. And the discriminatory treatment he has received from the US government owes entirely to the same institutional anti-Jewish bias that caused the CIA to form the first anti-Israel lobby in Washington, just three years after Israel gained independence.
As former CIA director R. James Woolsey explained to National Public Radio in March, “I really take the view now that if someone says [Pollard] should not be released after 28 years, just pretend that he’s a Filipino American or a Greek American and pardon him. I see no reason why people should treat a Jewish American who spied for Israel on those grounds more harshly than they treat a Filipino American who spied for the Philippines or a South Korean American who spied for South Korea.”
Pollard’s prolonged imprisonment, and the fact that the criminal justice system has been used against him in such a profoundly discriminatory manner have brought about a situation where his only chance of early release is through a Presidential grant of clemency.
On Tuesday, former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson – a close supporter of President Barack Obama – became the latest in a long line of senior US officials from both parties who have called for Obama to commute Pollard’s sentence.
In his letter to the president, Richardson wrote, “In my view, there is no longer a need for a discussion today. Virtually everyone who was in a high position of government – and dealt with the ramifications of what Pollard did at the time – now support his release.”
Never mind that Israel is the ONLY staunch, reliable ally in the fiery cauldron of the Mid East and always in the cross hairs of those seeking to annihilate half of world Jewry – promising to wipe Israel off the map!
BACK TO KERRY.
Such obvious truth is completely two sheets to the wind, with nigh as much attention paid to it as an unwanted child, even as a Sec of State is as compromised as a two bit whore. Perhaps even more so, as prostitutes depend on their pimps for their livelihoods, hardly in positions to two-time them.
Back in March 2013, but buried beneath the radar, came forth a situation so explosive, that it’s underexposing smacks of more than a grave dereliction of duty. The media, as well as many power brokers inside the Beltway, surely knew. A pox on their heads. And now that Obama Inc.’s fingerprints are all over an “accommodation” with Iran’s genocidal regime, well, the truth (and its outing) couldn’t be more acute.
Similarly, Huma Abedin’s terror background has always been stamped with Hill’s “kosher” seal of approval and powerful poohbahs – with the media in tow – acceded to an omerta. Why is this germane? Well, a current Sec of State is compromised on the Shia side, just as Hill, the former Sec, was (still is) duly disloyal on the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood side, in conjunction with her mobbed up (former) Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin.
America (west) and Israel; between a Shia/Sunni rock and a hard place!
Secretary of State John Kerry demonstrates why Huma Abedin’s background mattered
In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran. “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, “to the mutual benefit of both of our people.” Politicians like to keep their families off-limits to the press, a decorum enforced vigorously when it comes to politicians who are in favor with the national media but ruthlessly discarded for others. But in Kerry’s case, there could be larger ramifications. Since its inception, the FBI has vetted U.S. government officials involved in national security issues, and it generally won’t grant clearances to individuals who are married to nationals of an enemy nation or have family members living in that country, for fear of divided loyalties or, more simply, blackmail.
There it is. Certainly, even leftists can comprehend this concept without inserting race into their thought processes (oh, wait). Imagine a scenario in which a representative of Iran’s mullahs approaches the State Department with a list of demands that, if not met, could have serious consequences for Kerry’s in-laws living in Iran. In the current political construct, such demands could conceivably involve the U.S. withholding money, weapons, or aid earmarked for a country like Egypt as tensions in the Middle East escalate. While that may not sound like a bad idea to those of us who understand the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood, shouldn’t our Secretary of State’s sole interest be in lockstep with the interests of the United States? Last year, Abedin’s familial ties to the Brotherhood prompted calls to see her Form 86, which she would have had to fill out in order to gain a security clearance. If she did not, we have a problem. Similarly, if Kerry did not, we also have a problem. Who would have thought that two consecutive Secretaries of State would have to deal with such controversy? Then again, enough people have to care in order for it to actually be a controversy. What time is ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on?
Critically intrinsic to the discussion at hand is the way in which Islamic-leaning, anti-Americans shift horses, at least in relation to the Sunni/Shia centuries long war for Islamic hegemony. As a matter of record, although the Islamist-in-Chief’s familial foot is categorically implanted in the Sunni side, special circumstances warranted a (temporary) shift in allegiance, as indicated herein: OBAMA’S SELL OUT TO IRAN: ITS KEY INTERSECTION WITH THE RED/GREEN ALLIANCE. BOXING IN ISRAEL CORE. But have no worries, the Brotherhood Mafia, his Sunni beneficiaries, are reaping many rewards within America’s power centers! Americans, not so much.
Thus, doesn’t the “news” from DEBKAfile Intelligence, as to the Islamist-in-Chief’s desertion of his Sunni brothers (again, temporarily, and only in relation to the Mid East’s reshuffling), as well as Israel, make infinite sense?
After a lecture captioned “Islamic Revolution against Global Arrogance,” which he delivered at the Imam Sadegh University in Tehran Wednesday, Dec. 11, a student asked the Revolutionary Guards commander whether any of the Western powers in Geneva had asked for Iran’s missiles to be reduced.
“We will never do this,” he replied.
Asked by another student to clarify his statement that Iranian missiles can reach Israel, Jafari replied: “We are still increasing the range of our missiles, but currently the Supreme Leader has commanded that we limit the range of our missiles to 2,000 km.”
The general therefore released to the public four facts already known to Israeli, Saudi and Turkish leaders,say DEBKAfile’s military sources:
1. The American and European negotiators in Geneva asked to discuss the ranges of Iranian ballistic missiles with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, without citing the types capable of delivering nuclear warheads. Zarif refused to discuss this.
2. The Western delegations persevered, stressing that the US and Europe were concerned over the accelerated co-production by Iran and North Korea of the Shehab-6, which has a range of 3,000-5,600 km, and when operational can reach America and most parts of Europe.
3. The US and European delegates gave the Iranians to understand that they would like to extend the six-month nuclear freeze agreed in Geneva (for which no starting date has yet been set) to the apply to extra range being added to Iran’s ballistic missiles.
There was no objection, they said, to Iran retaining the Shehab missiles with a range of 1,500-2,000 km, which would be capable of striking Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. They were only concerned about extending their range to cover America or Europe.
4. Jaafari’s remarks to students’ questions, which were most probably planted beforehand, lifted a corner of the veil concealing from the public the secret provisions of the deal with Iran on its missile arsenal. According to DEBKAfile’s Middle East sources, officials in authority in Ankara, Riyadh and Jerusalem knew all about it.
Alas, those who have little understanding of the inner Muslim strife between Sunni/Shia , yet do know about Obama’s clear nexus to Sunni Islam – via his Kenyan roots and the House of Saud – can’t wrap their thoughts around him jumping ship to the Shia side! Kinship, beside the point.
HOWEVER, if one internalizes that he chose a Sec of State with DEEP Iranian connections, one has to ask: doesn’t Obama’s rush to Iran’s nuclear aspirations become that much clearer?
MOST significantly, is the following assessment from Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld’s policy center, American Center for Democracy:
“IAEA Official: ‘We’re Not Prepared’ to Verify Agreement with Iran,” for the following reasons:
“* The IAEA was not fully consulted during the November negotiations between Iran and P5+1 nations.
* The IAEA may not have sufficient manpower to carry out required daily activities at Natanz and Fordow.
* The IAEA has very few inspectors with technical knowledge of heavy water reactors such as the one at Arak.
* The IAEA will not be able to render much substantive insight into data supplied by Iran because the agency will not be able to verify with confidence the source or reliability of the information.”
Despite these obstacles and Iran’s latest refusal to allow “inspection of its heavy water reactor in Arak,” the White House killed the amendment that could have allowed the reinforcing of the sanctions on Iran, for its guaranteed failure to stop its nuclear enrichment program. The White House dancing to the mullahs’ tune has dangerous implications.
In the end, while the Islamist-in-Chief’s MAIN consiglieri is Iranian-born Jarrett, and his Sec of State’s son-in-law is Iranian and well connected to its power brokers, what are the chances he even gave a backward glance to Saudi Arabia’s and Turkey’s concerns?
Indeed, there is certainly no love lost for the Saudis and Turks at this site, but they are related to his Sunni side! And even though Barack HUSSEIN Obama is religiously aiding the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood Mafia in various ways, inside and outside the U.S., what makes anyone think that Israel, a nation the POTUS despises to the core of his being, is faring any better?
This is precisely why this blog warned about Obama’s second term plans for Israel and its out-sized dangers – a catastrophe in the making!