Israeli Students Push Propaganda; Iraq/Iran Déjà Vu; USS Liberty Survivors Speak
• Army of willing, young Zionists paid to smear Israel’s critics
By Victor Thorn
Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, especially since its been confirmed that the Israeli government—working in unison with the National Union of Israeli Students (NUIS)—pays Jewish college students upwards of $2,000 per year to disseminate state propaganda online.
Concealing their identity under an assortment of generic-sounding corporate names, NUIS teaches recruits how to smear opponents of Israel, photo-shop images, alter news reports, and muddy the water of chat room conversations with ridiculous claims.
The NUIS approach is so complex that participants are provided with specific scripts to use on enemies, complete with details involving sensationalized accusations against enemies, divide-and-conquer strategies where one individual is pitted against another, plus a variety of distraction techniques and the marginalization of opinions that differ from the official Jewish party line. Other tactics include denying inconvenient facts, refusing dialogue by sending conversations off into absurd directions, or dishonestly manipulating sources to entrap a foe.
Fool Me Once
• Americans smell a red, white and blue rat in Syria
By Victor Thorn
The Obama administration tried to justify an attack on Syria based on information that was handed to it largely by Israeli intelligence. After two decades of unnecessary wars in Asia and the Middle East, Americans are weary of more interventions and overwhelmingly opposed the White House plan. But if all Americans knew Israel’s long history of false-flag deceptions and disinformation, even more would stand up against efforts to drag the United States into yet another war that is not in our national interest.
As “proof” of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against his enemies, the Obama administration is relying on intelligence provided by the most suspicious of all sources.
In an August 28 article for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, Harriet Sherwood pinpointed the shadowy culprit pushing so-called evidence of poison gas missiles. “The 8200 unit of the Israel Defense Force [IDF], which specializes in electronic surveillance, intercepted a conversation between Syrian officials regarding the use of chemical weapons, [according to] an unnamed former Mossad official. The content of this conversation was relayed to the U.S.”
Although no verifiable data has yet been substantiated or publicly vetted, the Obama administration is justifying an armed response against Assad based on the IDF’s 8200 unit, which is America’s equivalent of the National Security Agency. The 8200 unit also represents the single largest agency within the IDF.
The details surrounding this situation are still so murky that United States Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated during September 3 congressional testimony, “I can’t answer…what we’re seeking in Syria.”
Astute AMERICAN FREE PRESS readers will recall a similar situation in 2012, when “highly placed Israeli sources” leaked fraudulent diagrams to the International Atomic Energy Agency that supposedly showed Iranian computer simulations of nuclear explosions. Even though these models were eventually exposed as poor forgeries, the Obama administration still used this incident to enact even tougher economic sanctions against Iran.
Similarly, in December 2009, London’s Times newspaper released a story exposing Iran’s alleged development of neutron initiators that could trigger nuclear warheads. However, respected former Central Intelligence Agency counter-terrorism expert Philip Giraldi surmised, “The document published recently by the Times . . . is a fabrication.” Later, Giraldi outed the prime suspect behind the ruse: Israel.
These “top secret” files provided to the Times were so flimsy that they contained no issuance date, confidentiality markings, or names of the officials sanctioning or receiving them, said Giraldi.
Iraqi Déjà Vu
• Case for War Against Syria Specious at Best
By Victor Thorn
In 2002, an assortment of neoconservative ideologues and Israel-firsters in and out of the federal government worked behind the scenes to convince President George W. Bush to launch an ill-fated invasion of Iraq. Today, similar voices are operating in the shadows, calling for an attack on Syria
These high priests of war include the Anti-Defamation League, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the National Jewish Democratic Council, Jewish political fundraiser and gambling czar, Sheldon Adelson, United States Representative Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who all support Barack Obama’s push for a military strike against Syria.
In this latest drumbeat for war, many lies similar to those told about Iraq are being invoked to justify going after Syria.
In 2003, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld assured Americans that profits from Iraqi oil would cover the expenses of a U.S. attack. Today, Secretary of State John Kerry claims Arab countries would be willing to foot the entire bill for a full-scale invasion of Syria.
Even more reminiscent of the Iraqi debacle are the words of Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who on April 27, 2007, made a confession to Sean Lengell of The Washington Times.
“[Durbin] knew that the American public was being misled into the Iraqi war, but remained silent because he was sworn to secrecy as a member of the intelligence committee,” Lengell wrote.
“The information we had in the intelligence committee was not the same information being given to the American people,” said Durbin.
Painfully aware of this past deception, Durbin, as a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, voted in favor of Barack Obama’s offensive against Syria on September 4.
Curiously that same day, Representative Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) bravely stated that the Obama administration was manipulating intelligence as a way of pushing America into war.
Considering that Israeli spook organizations are the ones funneling intelligence to the Obama administration, how different is this scenario from Israel-firsters in the Bush administration such as former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith and Defense Department consultant Michael Ledeen fabricating letters about Saddam Hussein buying uranium from Niger? Interestingly, it seems former Skull & Bones initiate John Kerry has become an updated version of then-Secretary of State of State Colin Powell, who testified before the United Nations Security Council that two mobile trailers discovered in Iraq were used to store biological weapons.
In 2003, everyone in the U.S. and UK governments knew Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair, CIA Director George Tenet and Vice President Dick Cheney. Yet all of them kept repeating lies to convince the world that the U.S. needed to intervene in Iraq for “humanitarian purposes” and to “protect U.S. national security.”
Recently, these same lines were regurgitated on Capitol Hill and at the G-20 meeting in Russia when it came to Syria.
Since the vast majority of Americans are highly suspicious of the Obama administration’s incoherent Syria foreign policy, could it be a coincidence that they’re noticing eerie similarities to the script that was trotted out for Iraq in 2003?
Attack Survivors Liken LBJ to Obama
• Crewmen from USS Liberty say both presidents abandoned U.S. servicemen under attack
By Victor Thorn
As the Six Day War unfolded, on June 8, 1967, USS Liberty crewmen suffered the most shameful betrayal in U.S. history following a deliberate, prolonged attacked by the Israel Defense Forces. As this assault proceeded for nearly two hours, President Lyndon Johnson twice recalled fighter jets en route to rescue this imperiled ship.
On September 3, this reporter spoke with three surviving Liberty crew-members, all of whom made comparisons between their hellish ordeal and recent political events in the Middle East.
When asked how he viewed Obama’s military competency, petty officer Phil Tourney, author of WHAT I SAW THAT DAY: Israel’s June 8, 1967 Holocaust of U.S. Servicemen Aboard the USS Liberty and its Aftermath, replied, “Obama left our men out there to die in Benghazi [Libya, at the U.S. consulate on September 11, 2012] just like Johnson did with the Liberty. Benghazi and the Liberty are very similar because both presidents called back air fighters who were already in flight. You don’t let fellow countrymen out there to die.”
Tourney harbored other doubts, as well.
“My suspicion is that chemical weapons were a false flag by either the Mossad or al Qaeda as away of drawing America into Syria so that we can get the big prize, which is Iran,” he said. “Syria significantly resembles Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, especially if the rebels got chemical weapons that came straight across the border from Israel.”
In regard to the possibility of war, Tourney stated: “Obama put his red line out there, but I don’t think he has the equipment to be President of the United States, especially with a cagey guy like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, who’ll beat him every time. Obama can’t run anything, especially a war.”
Dave Lewis was a lieutenant commander on the Liberty. He was temporarily blinded after an Israeli torpedo detonated 10’ away from him when striking the Liberty. He echoed similar sentiments to Tourney.
“I wouldn’t put it past Obama to say Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons, even if he knew it was al Qaeda, just to get permission to intervene,” said Lewis.
Petty officer Gary Brummett also doesn’t trust Obama’s judgment as a commander in chief.
“Benghazi smells just like the Liberty because Obama denied reinforcements to our men. I heard that fighter jets could have reached Benghazi in 30 minutes. I don’t trust government in any capacity.”
As for chemical weapons attacks, Brummett observed, “If the rebels were responsible, did they get them from a third party? I want someone to tell me who manufactured these weapons. I’m always suspicious whenever we get involved in that part of the world.”
Getting more specific, Brummett noted, “No matter how much treasure we send to the Middle East, we’re still not liked because the U.S. sides with Israel against everyone else. If Israel is our only friend over there, we sure don’t need any enemies.”
Brummett made a final significant point. “There are already 120,000 dead in Syria. Dead is still dead, whether it’s from chemical weapons, torture, gunshot, or getting beat over the head with a hammer.”
Lastly, this reporter contacted Ted Arens, a mobile radar operator who served one tour in Vietnam. Arens is currently representing Liberty survivors in their quest to open a congressional investigation into Israel’s bloodthirsty attack.
When asked about how Obama, Hillary Clinton, White House spokesman Jay Carney, and then U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice all stated with 100% certainty that the Benghazi attacks resulted from a YouTube video, Arens snapped, “I don’t trust anything those bastards say. Why should we trust them now in Syria? Obama is controlled by multibillionaires, and there are lots of Jewish billionaires.”
“The Middle East’s future is all about a Greater Israel, and America will pay for it with blood and money,” he concluded.
“Greater Israel” refers to the Jewish-held belief that the borders of Israel should extend from the Nile to the Euphrates and include Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and, of course, Syria.
Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 50 books.