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US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Swindlers and Impunity,
Traitors, and Pardons
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, December 7, 2015
‘We work so
hard to establish ourselves and to get where we are and to have somebody
(Jonathan Pollard) screw it up…and then have Jewish organizations line up
behind this guy and try to make him out a hero of the Jewish people, it
bothers the hell out of me…’ Admiral Sumner Shapiro, US Navy Rear Admiral
who served as Director of the Office of Naval Intelligence (1978-82)
Washington Post 6/16/2008
“We … feel obligated to go on record with the facts regarding Pollard in
order to dispel the myths that have arisen from the clever public
relations campaign…aiming at transforming Pollard from greedy, arrogant
betrayer of the American national trust into Pollard committed Israeli
patriot” Sumner Shapiro, William Studeman, John Butts and Thomas
Brooks, former Directors of Naval Intelligence cited in Ronald Olive,
Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How
one of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice,
Annapolis Maryland: Naval Institute Press . 248.
two decades ago, Harvard political science professor, Samuel Huntington,
argued that global politics would be defined by a ‘clash of civilizations’.
His theories have found some of the most aggressive advocates among militant
Zionists, inside Israel and abroad.
the past month, the Israeli regime has been slaughtering and wounding
thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel. The
Israeli state terrorists, who commit mass murder in Palestine, are part of a
movement that sees an inevitable mortal final battle between Zionism and the
Moslem and Western world.
Western democratic leaders have questioned Huntington’s prognosis and
discreetly refuted the Zionist belief that different faiths and cultures
cannot live and work together.
aftermath of the Paris attacks, leading Western Zionist ideologues have
argued that, while liberal values should be reaffirmed, the US and EU
leaders must recognize ‘malign global Islamic trends’. Influential
Western Zionist journalists and ideologues, who dominate the mass media,
argue that ‘hardline Islamism’ is on the rise, even in previously moderate
Muslim countries like Turkey, Malaysia and Bangladesh… These
ideologues (for example Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times)
systematically avoid commenting on the rise of hardline Zionism in its most
racist form in Israel and the conversion of formerly moderate Zionist
organizations into willing accomplices of Israeli state terror against a
Together, these developments in Israel and among the major Zionist
organizations in the US and the European Union have limited the space for
critics of the ‘clash of civilizations’ dogma.
terror assaults, such as those taking place daily in Palestine, incite
tensions between Zionists and non-Zionists – and that is their intent.
Larger structural and systemic forces are at work and are driving Zionist
radicalization. One of the most pernicious is the way in which wealthy
US and EU Zionist individuals and organizations, in particular the
Presidents of the 52 Major American Jewish Organizations, have used their
economic power to spread the most intolerant forms of Judaism into the rest
of the Western World.
The effects are now visible in the major political institutions and media of
the US, England and the Continent. Previously, France was held up as
an example of a successful multi-cultural nation – a dubious assumption as
any historian of colonial France can testify. But that image is
rapidly changing. Influential Zionists have fomented widespread
Islamophobia and authored legislation restricting free speech which has
outlawed criticism of Israel as ‘anti-Semitism’.
French civil libertarians have noted that political and social space has
increasingly narrowed for ‘non-Zionists’, especially for anyone critical of
Israel’s state terrorism. In other words, there is immense pressure in
France to ‘keep quiet’ or self-censor in the face of Zionist racist
brutality – so much for Les Droits de L’Homme et Du Citoyen.
For over a decade, Zionist influence, especially from Israel’s far-right
Netanyahu regime, has eroded the French version of ‘moderate Zionism’,
replacing it with a more doctrinaire, exclusivist and authoritarian version.
World-wide condemnation of Israel’s massacre of over 4,000 entrapped
Palestinians in Gaza, the world largest prison camp, led the Netanyahu
regime to resort to a virulent Zionist version of ‘identity politics’ to
rally support for the slaughter – or enforce silence among the horrified.
Israeli Cabinet ministers recently denounced US President Obama and
Secretary of State Kerry as ‘anti-Semites’ for their administration’s
negotiations over Iran. Numerous prestigious rabbis have blessed the
killing of unarmed Palestinians. A prominent Israeli jurist,Justice
Minister Ayelet Shaked urged the killing of Arab women so they would not
give birth to ‘little snakes’. Israeli- Jewish judges have exonerated
IDF soldiers, police and settlers for killing Palestinian children – even
unarmed teenaged Arab girls hysterical over their brutal humiliation.
And world public opinion is ordered to ‘move along, look away, nothing for
you to see here…’
All the major overseas Jewish organizations have marched in step. In
the United States, a country with a democratic constitution and
centuries-old Bill of Rights, self-styled ‘mainstream Zionists’ have
defended Israeli spies and criminals, as well as un-extraditable swindlers,
and organized nation-wide networks of university, professional and business
organizations to demand the firing of colleagues and to suppress free speech
and free assembly of Israel’s critics.
First and foremost, major Zionist organizations and leaders have stoked the
fire of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab racist rhetoric, which has become
commonplace in the mass media and among Republican candidates engaged in the
current Presidential nomination campaign.
The convergence of these developments in Israel and among the Zionist power
configuration in North America, Europe and the Middle East is fueling the
idea of a ‘clash of civilizations’.
The ideological marriage of Herzl and Huntington is fast eroding the former
reality of Jewish and non-Jewish integration and intermingling across the
globe. The alternative to a plural civilization is more primitive and
brutal injustice, violence and death.
Contemporary Manifestations of Zionist Power: The Release of the Most
Damaging Spy-Traitor in US History
On November 20, 2015, former Naval Intelligence Analyst, Jonathan Pollard,
the American-Jewish spy for Israel, was freed by the Obama regime under
Zionist pressure after repeated refusals by three Republican and one
Democratic President and over the objections of the heads of all 27 major US
intelligence agencies. The significance of this release has to be
viewed against the history of Pollard’s crimes.
Fabricating Lies to Justify Obama’s Release of Pollard
The mass media and the 52 Presidents of the Major American Jewish
Organizations (AIPAC, ADL, etc…), claim that 1) Pollard committed espionage
against US security for ‘altruistic reasons’ - a deep concern for
Israel’s security and because US intelligence agencies had refused to share
crucial information with Israel’s intelligence counterparts (out of
anti-Semitism), 2) the information Pollard handed over had no lasting harm
and did not endanger US security, and 3) Pollard’s punishment was
‘excessive’, his ‘repentance’ was sincere and his example precluded any
future Israeli espionage activity against the US. These assertions are
Pollard was a mercenary, spying against the US out of greed. He lived
a decadent, expensive lifestyle and had demanded the Israelis pay him a
total package of over $250,000 for his work. The Israeli
Embassy was known to have paid Pollard, a US Naval Analyst, to spy against
the United States government. Court records reveal that he collected
over $50,000 for ‘expenses’ during his espionage career, including expensive
jewelry, and a monthly stipend of $2500. Court records furthermore
reveal that he offered to sell additional secret documents to Pakistan,
Apartheid South Africa, Australia, Russia and some Middle East countries.
He collected dozens of box-loads of confidential documents, many of which
had nothing to do with the ‘security of Israel’, but were deemed essential
to US global security, including a top secret ten volume set of National
Security Agency high level codes exposing the most advanced means and
methods of espionage and the main targets of intelligence collection.
Some of his ‘vacuumed-up’ treasure trove included the identity of US
intelligence operatives and assets in Warsaw pact countries and the Soviet
Union. The 27 US intelligence agencies have consistently opposed
Pollard’s release because his sale of this information to the Israelis led
to the capture and execution of US operatives after Israel handed over this
top-secret information to the Soviet Union in exchange for allowing
Soviet Jews to immigrate to Israel in massive numbers. Needless to
say, this treason crippled US intelligence operations and led to deaths.
US military and intelligence officials view Pollard as having ‘blood on his
hands’. So much for the ‘altruistic American Zionist keen on helping
insecure, little Israel.’ Years of Zionist propaganda and lobbying
have obscured this aspect of Pollard’s crimes.
Punishment’ or ‘Excessive Leniency?’
Far right Israeli Cabinet Ministers and liberal American Jews, supporters
and opponents of Pollard, pundits and editorialists argue that the life
imprisonment given to Pollard was out of proportion to the crime of treason.
They claim that, after 30 years, he was ‘overdue’ for release.
severity of the punishment is determined by the crime and the damage caused.
In case of treason and espionage committed by US officials, (especially for
money), the sentence is always severe. The leaders of the John Anthony
Walker Naval spy ring were given multiple life sentences in 1985 and there
are many other similar cases.
the documents Pollard handed over to his Israeli handlers (operating out of
the Israeli Embassy), was US intelligence on strategic installations in
Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. No doubt, this provided Israel with strategic
coordinates to bomb major security facilities in those countries as well as
facilitated their brutal invasion and occupation of Lebanon in the 1980s.
Pollard’s treachery led to the death of thousands of civilian lives in
Lebanon and facilitated the wars in Iraq and Syria. The damage to
those countries and to innocent people would not have been considered by the
judge in Pollard’s life sentence – but it must be considered here, in
understanding the enormity of his crimes. Pollard has boasted that he
was operating out of a ‘racial imperative’ to protect Israel.
Pollard did not serve a life sentence. In fact, while in prison he
became an Israeli citizen, a salaried officer in the Israeli armed forces
and, after divorcing his American wife (who had also engaged in espionage
for pay and served several years in prison), he re-married a
Canadian-Israeli woman. This sheds a different light on the ‘severity’
of a life sentence for treason.
Pollard did not serve this ‘life sentence’. He was paroled in November
2015 (to the cheers of his adoring Jewish –American fans) demonstrating
the wealth and power of American Zionists and their ability to buy the
support of US politicians, domestic and foreign notables and the entire
Israeli-Jewish political spectrum-and push aside the objections of the heads
of the three major US armed services and intelligence agencies.
Israeli public opinion overwhelmingly supports Pollard and regards him
as a ‘role model’ for other US Zionists in official positions.
Contrary to Israeli lies, several other major Israeli spy operations
occurred in the US after Pollard, including the case involving AIPAC
officials, Rosen and Weissman, and Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin during
George W. Bush’s administration.
In stark contrast to the freeing of an Israeli spy responsible for
endangering the security of thousands of US operatives abroad and millions
of innocent civilians, two authentic American political prisoners, who have
fought for the rights of minorities, rot in jail with no prospect of
freedom. Leonard Peltier, a Native American leader has
spent 38 years in the highest security prison and Mumia Abu-Jamal, an
African-American leader from Philadelphia, whose 33 years in prison have
been on death row or brutal solitary confinement. Both were framed by
perjured evidence in a parody of justice, which has revolted millions around
the world. Neither threatened US security. Over the years,
numerous witnesses, legal authorities and academics have testified regarding
the miscarriage of justice that characterized their ‘show trials’ and have
pleaded for their humanitarian release.
Unlike Pollard, and despite decades of worldwide campaigns for their
release, Peltier and Abu-Jamal will probably die entombed in prison.
Unlike Pollard, their cases were never about treason, selling information
and greed. They have worked hard for justice within their communities,
hence earning the hatred of the police state. They fought to
serve their oppressed American communities, rather than an oppressive
and racist Israeli elite – determined to oppress and erase the native
decisive factor has been the political power of Pollard’s supporters, the US
Zionist Power Configuration, which leads President Obama and 430 US members
of Congress (to quote Ariel Sharon)…’by the nose!’ Through their media
connections, they can lie about Pollard’s case and his motives. They
can minimize the consequences of his treason and twist the arms of obedient
politicians to support a traitor. Despite the fact that scores of
high-ranking US intelligence and military officials have repeatedly attested
to the damage inflicted by Pollard on the US, campaign finance hungry
politicians recite the Zionist line that Pollard’s treason did not warrant a
Beyond the immediate shame of a US president caving in to Israeli pressure
with regard to this spy, there is the issue of the flagrant double standard:
Why do Israeli spies (or American Zionist traitors) evoke the unconditional
support of the entire US Zionist apparatus? Why do thousands of
rabbis, hundreds of movie executives and media moguls and scores of
billionaires (talk about the 0.01%!) campaign on behalf of this arrogant,
greedy thief? Why does Pollard merit a totally different standard of
justice, in stark contrast to the vast majority of American minorities – who
can rot in dungeons even when clearly innocent? Why does a
self-described Israeli (who renounced his US citizenship in jail), who sold
vital national secrets to fund a decadent life-style and for what he
described as a ‘race imperative’ merit such favors while hundreds of
thousands of poor US citizens are routinely denied leniency – let alone
mercy? Clearly, the interests of Israel, a foreign regime, carry much
greater weight within the US judicial system than millions of American
Cyber Crimes of Our Times: Billionaire
Israeli Swindlers and the Chinese Military
For over three years, the Obama administration, the NSA and the Secretary of
Defense, Ashton Carter have fed their media mouthpieces breathless
denunciations against China for cyber-theft. Ever week, there are
lurid stories about the theft of confidential US industrial, military and
political intelligence committed by the Chinese. The Obama regime has
followed up his charges of ‘cybertheft” by threatening to confront China in
the South China Sea, apply sanctions and raise the military ante in the
Pacific against the world’s most dynamic economic superpower.
Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland (Nudelman-Kaplan) has claimed
that Chinese cyber theft is a top national security threat requiring an
immediate military-security response. US officials have provided no
evidence that Chinese officials, at any level, are involved in espionage.
Moreover they have presented no proof that cyber theft is a policy of the
Chinese government! There has been no evidence that these alleged
thefts have damaged US companies or security interests. Nevertheless
US hostility toward China has been justified by unproven accusations and are
used to increase the possibility of a major confrontation.
Contrasted with the ‘allegations’ against the Chinese, three ‘Israeli
businessmen’ have been officially charged by US prosecutors with running a
multi-billion dollar cyber-hacking scam within the US over the past 5 years.
Dubbed the biggest financial hack in US history, the story hardly made
headlines in the US media and was conveniently buried by subsequent ‘terror
attacks’ in Europe.
The case is instructive. Three Israelis
(one a US-Israeli dual citizen) hacked- attacked ten of the largest US
financial institutions, including JP Morgan Chase and Fidelity Investments,
as well as the Wall Street Journal… downloading protected information on
over 100 million Americans – the biggest hack-attack in US history.
Gery Shalon, Ziv Orenstein and Joshua Samuel Aaron employed hundreds of
employees in Israel and elsewhere running a mega-cybercriminal enterprise.
According to the Financial Times (11/11/2015, p1), “the hacks took
place from 2012 to mid-2015 and were aimed at aiding stock market
manipulation that generated tens of millions of dollars.” In addition
to selling ‘pumped-up’ stocks to millions of customers of the companies they
had hacked, Shalom et al launched cyber attacks to launder millions (more
likely billions) for illegal drug and counterfeit software dealers,
malicious malware distributers, illegal online casinos and an illegal ‘bitcoin
exchange’ known as ‘Coin.mx.’ Someone within the financial security
apparatus of the US government (white collar crime unit) must have tipped
them off. They are safe in Israel; the Netanyahu regime has yet to act
on a US extradition order, although they are reportedly under ‘house arrest’
in their villas.
In contrast to the on-going bellicose
rhetoric, which Washington has directed against China’s alleged hackers,
Washington has been ‘very reluctant’ to press the issue of extraditing the
cyber-thieves with its ‘special partner’ in Tel Aviv.
Israeli super-hackers launched virulent attacks against major US financial
institutions and American investors with apparent impunity, following the
practice of Israeli info-tech operatives who have raided US military,
technology and industrial sites for years.
While the US sends air
squadrons and an armada of warships to Chinese waters over a few sand-bars,
and brays about arresting Chinese researchers (who it later released with no
charges) for alleged cyber-theft, it cannot persuade its ‘closest strategic
ally’, Israel, to hand over a trio of formally charged swindlers.
Instead, the US increased its annual $3 billion in military aid and provides
an open market for Israeli ‘security’ products based on stolen US
The reason for the differential response is not the
nature of the ‘crimes’ – it is who commits the crimes! Israeli
dominance of US politics via the unconditional support of its US Zionist
power configuration ensures impunity for Israeli citizens, including the
ability to delay or postpone the extradition of notorious multi-billion
cyber thieves! Washington feels free to accuse China, without proof of
official Chinese complicity, despite overwhelming evidence, while it cannot
persuade its close ‘friend’ Israel to extradite criminals. Netanyahu,
backed by his Israeli-Jewish public will decide if, when and where to
extradite. When it comes to shielding Israeli or American-Israeli
criminals from American justice, Israel treats its ally in Washington like
Zionist political clout is evident in Washington’s
judicial leniency toward other mega-swindlers with ties to Israel.
Michael Milken contributed millions of (swindled) dollars to Israeli and US
Zionist programs and won a ‘get out of jail’ card despite his conviction for
major financial scams. He served 2 years out of a 10-year sentence and
was granted a ‘humanitarian release’ because he was ‘dying’ of extensive
terminal metastatic prostate cancer. So far, Michael’s quarter century
of miraculous remission from ‘terminal metastatic prostate cancer’
constitutes a first in the annals of urologic cancer! He has gone on
to re-constitute his fortune and prominence, while welfare mothers who took
a few extra dollars rot in jail.
Ivan Boesky, another uber-Zionist
and mega-donor to Israel was a swindler of gargantuan proportions. He
raked in hundreds of millions a year. He was tried, convicted and
sentenced to a mere 42 months in prison. He was out in less than 24
months, thanks to the support of ….
Marc Rich, a mega- billionaire rogue trader who broke US sanctions
against trading with enemies, was also a self-described agent for the
Israeli Mossad. Despite having been convicted in absentia in US courts
for fraud, (he had skipped bail for Switzerland), President ‘Bill’ Clinton
pardoned the ‘absentee felon’ in abstentia– a historical first for a
criminal who had never spent a day in the jail. Mrs. Rich’s $100,000
donation to the Hilary Clinton New York senatorial campaign probably
did little to influence the President’s sense of mercy…..
‘Bernie’ Madoff, a $50 billion dollar swindler’ who gave huge amounts of
illicit earnings to Zionist charities and projects in Israel was convicted
and sentenced to over 100 years in prison. Unlike the above mentioned
‘untouchables’, Madoff will never breathe free again because he made the
unforgivable mistake of mostly swindling other Jews, ardent Zionists and
even ripping off a number of pro-Israel foundations. His differential
treatment stems from his poor choice of victims rather than the crimes…
Otherwise he might now be enjoying a comfortable villa in Israel than a cold
cell in Pennsylvania.
Israeli capacity to manipulate and influence the American judicial process
is based on 52 powerful front organizations – organized in the Presidents of
the Major American Jewish Organizations. This situation has made a
mockery of the American court system and feeds the cynicism and bitterness
of the average American. Zionist officials and allies occupy strategic
position within the White House and judiciary.
Through their influence in the mass media, they converted a grotesque
mercenary spy, like Jonathan Pollard, into an altruistic,
Israeli-Jewish patriot, celebrated throughout Israel and within US Zionist
circles. Veteran American intelligence and military official who
opposed his release have been painted with the broad brush of ‘anti-Semite’.
The formidable Zionist power configuration, nurtured and financed by
mega-swindlers, successfully secured his release. Zionist
dominance essentially guarantees that the US will treat an indicted Israeli
cyber-thief with extreme tact, supplicating the Israeli government for their
extradition, while going ballistic over an alleged Chinese hacker.
Few progressive web sites or even the micro-Marxist journals confront these
issues, more out of moral cowardice (self-censorship) than ignorance.
Instead they bleat general clichés and ‘radical rhetoric’ about ‘US
imperialism’ and the ‘rise of the right’ without identifying the precise
social and political identity of the forces who move national policy.
In a word, the Zionist Power Configuration gets more than a ‘free ride’..
Across the political spectrum it continues to campaign on behalf of Israeli
spies and Zionist financial swindlers. This corruption of the
American judicial system and the betrayal of American trust have
far-reaching consequences and undermine efforts to effectively address major
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