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Opinion Editorials, May 2010
Lindsey Graham and Jack Kemp:
Has the Tribe Protected Them?
By Mark Dankof
Senator Lindsey Graham (R.-S. C.) is demonstrably a warmonger when it comes to Zionist interests. His sickening sycophancy in March at the American Israeli Political Action Committee dinner, chronicled by David Corn of Mother Jones, tells the tale of the all-too-familiar tape when it comes to what is routinely purchased from American politicians by the Israeli lobby. It has something to do with the world’s oldest profession, if you know what I mean. Want to know what Graham’s hourly fees are for such speeches? Hugh Galford of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs can quote you the specific numbers.
Graham’s AIPAC schtick was as predictable as it was outlandish. Stating that Israel is “our best friend in the world,” the South Carolina pol conveniently forgot to mention the Lavon Affair, the Kennedy assassination, the attack on the USS Liberty, the Pollard spy case, and the Israeli-Communist China pilfering of American nuclear secrets at Los Alamos in the PROMIS catastrophe, among many others. In regard to this last episode, one can only guess at what the late John Tower (R.-TX) and John Heinz (R.-PA) may have known. If only they hadn’t died in aviation accidents in separate parts of the country, only 24 hours apart. What a tragic coincidence.
What Graham did mention was his wholehearted support of the mass murder of Iranians by preemptive military strike. Apparently for him, and sidekick John McCain, constant impingement on Iranian air space; black operations in Azerbaijan, Khuzestan, and Balochistan provinces; and covert American support for the Jundallah–MEK sponsored acts of terrorism and subversion within Iranian borders is not enough. Now we need to be carrying out a massive, overt military strike on that country, despite what our own National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) says about the nuclear weapons program they don’t have. And with an “ally” that is a non-signatory to the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and the leading nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons power in the entire region. Got it? Philip Giraldi can brief us. A simple Google search on his name and Iran will tell you more than you may really want to know.
Here’s something else you may not really want to know. According to William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), a past guest on my radio show, Graham is not only a pro-Zionist warmonger but a homosexual. Arianna Huffington and good friend, Victor Thorn of the American Free Press, have provided us this week with the blow-by-blow account, if you will.
For purposes of this discussion, Graham’s alleged queer orientation is less significant than the possible implications of why the ugly rumors of his personal life have remained subterranean in Washington for as long as they have. Could it have something to do with who owns the major American media consortiums, and the militantly pro-Zionist agenda they universally support? Why have we not put Senator Graham under Rupert Murdoch’s microscope at Fox News?
Simply read Giraldi’s “Shaping the Story on Iran“ and his recently published “Timetable for War.” Then go ahead and connect the subsequent dots when it comes to the Senator from South Carolina. Does a good AIPAC speech to the bloodthirsty Talmudic faithful really do as well as the old fashioned protection money racket?
The Lindsey Graham saga is more than eerily reminiscent of the life and career of the late Jack Kemp (R.-N.Y.). To this day no one is talking about the Penthouse magazine expose on Kemp’s personal life and alleged bi-sexuality that sank the Buffalo congressman’s place on George Herbert Walker Bush’s Presidential ticket in the fall of 1988. In that sordid piece, the long suppressed rumors about Mr. Kemp found their way into print with attachment to specific names and places. Most ominously, queer Jewish lawyer for Joe McCarthy, Roy Cohn, alleged in Penthouse that Kemp was introduced to the clandestine homosexual network operating in Ronald Reagan’s gubernatorial mansion in California in the 1960s, by Mr. Cohn himself.
That story, and the rest of Penthouse’s allegations on Jack Kemp, were suppressed by the mainstream media’s gentleman’s agreement in 1996, that bought Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, and Kemp absolute protection from media discussion of their personal lives and sexual peccadilloes. The Washington Post admitted their own complicity in this media consortium agreement, on page one—the day after the 1996 Presidential election on the first Tuesday in November.
And back to Roy Cohn. If he indeed introduced Jack Kemp into a sordid, clandestine sexual underworld of the American Right, did he also serve as a conduit for the ex-Buffalo Bills star’s introduction into the Jewish infiltration of that movement, chronicled by Dr. E. Michael Jones of Culture Wars in an expose of the Zionist infiltration and financing of William F. Buckley’s National Review?
We may never know. Kemp’s obituary at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) does make for interesting reading and reflection.
But four things are for sure.
Israel will get its war with Iran.
William Gheen of ALIPAC will find out first-hand what the Israeli Lobby can dish out on folks who dare to touch their assets.
Israeli-Firsters and Neo-Conservatives in this country will find out how tough and resilent the Iranian people are when attacked.
And John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio will have to confine his political hand-holding with Lindsey Graham to private moments.
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