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Philip M. Giraldi: “Does Israel Interfere in American Elections?”

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Written by Philip M. Giraldi; Originally appeared at The Unz Review

Does anyone remember what the Mueller investigation was all about? It was to determine whether the team surrounding candidate and then president-elect Donald Trump had colluded with a foreign power, presumed to be Russia. It did not discover any such collaboration to get Trump elected president, but it did discover a foreign nation that had directly intervened with key players surrounding president-elect Trump to get them to do it a favor. That country was Israel, but somehow the media never quite managed to pull it all together even if leading public intellectual Noam Chomsky was able to, saying “…if you’re interested in foreign interference in our elections, whatever the Russians may have done barely counts or weighs in the balance as compared with what another state does, openly, brazenly and with enormous support. Israeli intervention in US elections vastly overwhelms anything the Russians may have done, I mean, even to the point where the prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu, goes directly to Congress, without even informing the president, and speaks to Congress, with overwhelming applause, to try to undermine the president’s policies…”

Philip M. Giraldi: "Does Israel Interfere in American Elections?"

This is how Jewish power works on behalf of the Jewish state. It is done right out in the open, at least if one knows where to look, and it operates by what the intelligence community would refer to as misdirection. That means that you never talk about Israel itself, except in a positive, laudatory fashion, you never mention Jewish power in America, and, finally, you have in reserve some fabricated threats that can be surfaced to dominate discussion and render Israel’s malign activity invisible.

Currently, the Russian threat is the enemy du jour. Even though we now know that “Russiagate” never existed in any serious form, it continues to be hyped by both the Democratic Party and by the accommodating media as the over-the-horizon threat to American democracy. It is now being claimed, minus any real evidence, that the Kremlin has a plan to ruin the upcoming 2020 election by way of nationwide tampering with the voting machines and the electronic tallying procedures. Oddly enough, the states, where the voting actually takes place, have not noticed any attempted Russian interference. As the story goes, if the Russians are successful, no one will have any confidence in the results and the American republican experiment will collapse in ruins.

No one is, of course, asking why Moscow would want to change a United States that, for all its power, is so politically inept and corrupt from top to bottom that it found itself unable to stage a coup in Venezuela. If the U.S. government collapses, it might well be replaced by something more authoritarian and, dare I say, more efficient, that would certainly pose a greater threat to Russia, so why would Putin want that?

Nevertheless, many people who should know better are hyping the threat. I sometimes peruse the Defense One website, a warmhearted place funded by defense contractors where all those people who want to blow up the world can share bon mots and grin about all the money they are making.

Last week I noted a particularly loathesome article on the site “Here’s what foreign interference will look like in 2020,” written by one Uri Friedman, who I presume to be – inevitably – an Israeli. Uri is very upset about all those evil countries that will be/might be interfering in the election, to include Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Venezuela, Syria, North Korea and the United Arab Emirates – though he does exclude the one country that is most likely to interfere, which is, of course, Israel. Uri is described as a “a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Global Channel.” The Atlantic is in fact a media black hole, where all semi-literate journos of a globalist persuasion go to die.

Uri begins with the sub-headline, “The incentives for foreign countries to meddle are much greater than in 2016, and the tactics could look dramatically different” followed by:

“Russia is ‘doing it as we sit here.’ This stray line, buried in seven hours of testimonyon Capitol Hill, wasn’t just Robert Mueller’s way of rebutting the charge that his investigation into the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 presidential election amounted to a two-year, $32 million witch hunt. It was also a blunt message to the lawmakers arrayed before him, the journalists hunting for a bombshell, and the millions of Americans monitoring the proceedings: We’re all here fighting the last war, when we really should be bracing ourselves for the coming one. The Russians ‘expect to do it during the next campaign,’ the special counsel continued, and ‘many more countries are developing capability to replicate’ Moscow’s model.”

Friedman states that “It’s unclear whether the Russian government will reprise most infamous and innovative act in 2016: the hacking and leaking of emails from the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign” before moving on to the details of Moscow’s alleged subversion. He considers all allegations about Russia to be truthful even when they were never proven. The Democratic National Committee never cooperated with the FBI after their supposed hack, but instead used their own very suspect firm to do the investigation. And the Mueller investigation took that report at face value in spite of the company’s very clear conflict of interest.

That about sums up Friedman’s rather lengthy and convoluted argument, though he does omit any consideration of how many foreign elections the United States government acting through its intelligence agencies interferes in each year. Or indeed how much CIA Director John Brennan and the FBI’s James Comey themselves interfered in the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. But he does speculate that “This is the shoe that didn’t drop in 2016. A Senate Intelligence Committee reportreleased in July found that while there’s no evidence that votes were altered or vote tallies manipulated during the past U.S. presidential election, the Russians likely targeted election systems in all 50 U.S. states, including research on ‘election-related web pages, voter ID information, election system software, and election service companies.’ In a couple of cases, the Russians succeeded in breaching state election infrastructure. Among the theories aired in the report about Moscow’s motivations is that it was cataloging ‘options or clandestine actions, holding them for use at a later date.’”

In other words, Friedman actually concedes that Russia didn’t do anything and the evidence that it is planning an attack for 2020 is thin to non-existent. But here in the United States, other foreign agents are hard at work to remove the two Muslim women elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 “for Jewish reasons.”

Philip Weiss of Mondoweiss reports how the tale of powerful Detroit region-based Jews raising money and pulling in political markers to try to defeat Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been circulating on the web. Per Weiss, Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on a gathering of Jewish power brokers in Detroit three weeks ago, arranged by a leading Jewish organization, at which they vowed to raise money to get rid of Tlaib because she supports a boycott of Israel. Tlaib is a Muslim woman and is a U.S. born and raised Palestinian-American.

Tlaib responded to the story on twitter: “This type of hate never succeeds when the truth is on our side. Palestinians *are* dehumanized. Those who want to suppress the truth by trying to discredit me can #bringit. My sidy [grandmother in Palestine] taught me of the days where everyone lived side by side in peace & that is what I will fight for.”

The meeting was held at Bloomfield Hills Michigan branch office of the Jewish Federation, the largest Jewish group in the United States. It included many local Jewish leaders and potential political donors who are clearly not bothered by dual loyalty, but it did not appear to include anyone who actually lives in Tlaib’s district. Nevertheless, consensus was quickly established that “the Palestinian-American freshman in the 13th District [Tlaib] has got to go.”

One participant declared “We in this community will go against Rashida Tlaib” while another described how there had already been an approach to Brenda Jones, the Detroit City Council president, who had been defeated in 2018 by Tlaib. Money was being raised for her campaign, according to another participant.

The thinking in the room was that the African-American community in the 13th Congressional District would support a single black candidate — likely Jones — and that candidate would also be able to draw on considerable pro-Israel support for funding and favorable media coverage.

There was some pushback, with a rabbi telling Kampeas that a Jewish organized effort to remove Tlaib would be “catastrophic.” He observed that it would be such an open and blatant demonstration of Jewish power that it would be a major setback to the effort to keep younger, more liberal Jews, who are suspicious of power politics, engaged.

The rabbi was being naïve. Removing politicians who are not fully on board with the Israel agenda is normal practice and has been for many years. Just ask Senators William Fulbright and Chuck Percy or Congressmen Paul Findley, Pete McCloskey, and Cynthia McKinney. Criticizing Israel means not being reelected to Congress next time around, and it is not because Israel is greatly loved by voters. It is because Jewish-American citizens who are protective of Israel are willing to organize and collect money to support alternative candidates in any congressional district in the country, even where they do not reside, just as they plan on doing to Tlaib. Their goal is to defeat anyone who dares to say anything against Benjamin Netanyahu and his gang of war criminals or, even worse, suggest that Palestinians just might be human beings and might actually have rights.

Israel has the most powerful foreign policy lobby in Washington but it operates as freely as it does by pretending that it has no power at all, that American involvement in the Middle East is driven by U.S. interests. That is complete nonsense and has been so for over fifty years as the Lobby has tightened its grip. Until more congressmen like Rashida Tlaib get elected and begin to speak out, the corrupt status quo will, unfortunately, continue to prevail.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is inform@cnionline.org.

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  • verner

    of course they do – directly and indirectly and money is a forceful persuasion and the ever greedy yanks just can’t say no when the greenbacks are flaunted unashamedly by aipac and other fifth columns working away in the unhinged states of A.

  • klove and light

    +++ good article

  • RichardD

    The US needs to be dejudified, the entire planet needs to be dejudified.

    • Jacob Wohl

      get lost antisemitic swine

      • Concrete Mike

        Treat black jews better then you can talk shithead!

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Even the darker skinned Mizrahi and Sephardi “Jews” who are infact Arabs are treated like shit by the racist Zionist scum. Asians, Falashas and Africans in general are treated worse than slaves were in US. The ashkeNAZI racist scum make their NAZI mentors look like liberal democrats.

      • RichardD

        Palestinians are Semites, you’re the antisemitic.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The real issue is that the average Americunt redneck is a dumbed down moron who is easy to scare and manipulate and the Jew media and Hollywood brainwashes these dumbed down morons 24/7 with Russophobia, Islamophobia and lately Sino-phobia and migrantphobia. The Jews are repulsive, vile and devious liars are are sucking the life blood out of the dumbass Americunts and most so-called western societies where they have infiltrated like parasites and plundering from within. Just look at the Jew fanned wars in the Middle East that have bled the moronic Americunts to the tune of $14 TRILLION and counting. The biggest threat to humanity are the so-called Zionists are nothing less than pure evil.

  • gustavo

    Nop, it is not necessary since there are enough powerful jews people in USA to have control of this cuontry.

    • verner

      so you say that the ‘powerful jews people in usa’ are independent of israel and have their own interest at heart and not israel’s. great thinking.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Surely its Anti-Semetic to tell the TRUTH, Verner :)

        • verner

          in general it’s anti-zionist but hardly anti-semitism although they, ‘the powerful jews people in usa’ would like you to think otherwise.

      • gustavo

        Not at all, they are very closely related and are indivisible with common goals (world domination), but for example… if Israel decides to destroy Syria… who in USA decides to support Israel and go ahead to put terrorists in Syria ? …do you see ? Much more attention must be put to north-american jews than those in Israel.

  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    oy vey! *honk honk*
    tlaib omar antisemitic! *sniff* *sniff*
    they support 2nd world countries in antarctica who hate america *sniff* sniff
    they dont like muh pissrael :(
    *sniff* *honk*

  • A really good, clear piece.

    All you can do is keep trying to educate about the reality of serious external influence on American elections.

    But it is close to impossible to achieve change.

    Why?

    America has firmly laid down the principle that “money is free speech.”

    America also exercises almost no control over the work of lobbyists, all lobbyists, not just those for Israel.

    There’s not much incentive for change with a House, Senate, and White House all elected under the existing situation and benefiting from it.

    Any ideas around fairness are pretty well alien too in American politics.

    Just as is the case with all those dirty imperial wars abroad, virtually no one raises issues around fairness or ethics or morals.

    That’s really part of what it means to be an empire.

    As I’ve said many times, you can either be a decent country oran empire. You cannot be both.

    America’s power elite made their choice many decades ago.

  • Rodoľub

    Tlaib is as bad, as the jewish lobby.
    she is a death sentence for all nonmoslems.
    Kill her, or get rid of her.

    • Concrete Mike

      Fuck off racist prick, muslims are good people.

  • hvaiallverden

    Yeah, do Bears crap in the forest, huh, and as always, since the dawn of man, solidifyed thru politics, etc, cui bono, huh, and follow the mooney.

    I have read so much idiotic writings this days, seen even more idiotic Jootube videos, and somehow, even when I showed you all an Map from 814 etc, etc to newer ones, look at the Khazarian lands, in 814 is covered the Crimea, to Belarus, and Hungary etc to Bulgars, and partly balkan, and somehow, a lot of people refuses to see that, but thats not so interesting, as why do the Russians lie about the Napoleon war, and why did the Grand Duchery of Moscovy fight alongside Nape, huh, Russians, take a look at the maps again, I know a lot of morons incl the PC-infested ugh…. schoolarys aka “historical science f….ers” claims they didnt know or this maps are an result of vivid imagination, witch of course is total bollocks, America was knows for thousands f years before an duchebag from Portugal landed there, again total bollocks, but thats not what I want to say, its another kingdom, the Russians is hiding, the Tartaria empire, and whats even more astonishing is the lies continue to day, Tartars to day are Turko-Mongols, incl Vokga Tartars, all Turks, and they took the name of the ancient empire since they where the eastern parts of the same empire, and that empire was run by Russians, not Mongols whom are from China, etc, and why on earth do you not know this, because the Russians was run by Jews, and Jews are from the same Tribes, Turko-Mongols.
    Djengis Khan is not even “mongol” (with all respect) He was white Russian, and again, find contemporary books like the Maro Polos trawel, look at the so called “mongols”, they arent Chines, they are white Russians. Just open the bloody books before they burn them down to, the reason for fires, autodafees, where librarys are lighten, to hide the truth. Some claim Tartars are turkish, no they are not, just keept the name.

    And once and for all, the staggering level of nonsense regarding Finns been a part of Turks the Finno-Urgic conection, have been debonked thruoutly, but keept alive by scums, whom hate Finns from their births, like the so called Norwegians to Sweds, the last country to slaughter Finns, apart from Sovjet, Never forget that Finns, anyone whom is sucking up to the european Jewish rats are traitores, just hang em where ever you find them, because they will certanly destory us, like the wiped Tartaria of the history maps. Jews have an distics facial look, you know it, and so do I, and they are Khazars, and is the so called “indo-euopeans”, and never forget this, Slavs are de facto, never either came from somehwere, they are genuine as I am Europeans, period.
    The second moronic babeling is about the Hebrews, jesus christ, Herbrews are Arabs, from the Saudi-peninsula, and there is NO black Hebrews, total nonsense, and the even staggering idiotic meme about 12 tribes of ISISarel is so fake it hurts, again total bollocks.
    Because their premisses are that we are all from Africa, again, AfriCONs are drooling something about been the basis of everything, incl Vikings, witch when they took genetics of the ancient Pharaos showed to be something the PC-insane club of lunatics didnt like at all, to be Nordic, and north european.
    Hehe, yeah, thats why you hear little about it, despite the facts.
    And thats why the Berbers are white, because they are europeans, and europa incl the whole mediterain basin, get over it, AfriCONs never lived there, that you may find some of them, yeah, thats not even disputed, but AfriCONs have to take an hard look on the same ancient maps, and tell me then AfriCONs, where did your central african kingdoms go, do you idiots even know anything about Africa at all, I dount it.
    Grow up and investigate your own people, not fake history because some delutional Afro-AmeriCunts have swallowed the PC-bullshit. Again, I have cut it down to bare hints, read the rest your self. But again, when will Russians be honest, huh.

    And the idiocy of using Wikipedia, arg…. about Sami/Finns, and they havent found an single evidence about an raindeer people, because they never existed, nobody lived in Tents, only poor people, and most of this “native” images are just that, but they arent Sami, most of this people have come the late century(1700-1900), from Finland, Sweden and Norway, my county 200 years ago (size of ISISrael), was just about 18-20 familys (Pasvik South-Varanger and Quens are Finns), to day, 12 000, while we are almost wiped out, where did they come from huh, thats what is called an demographic lie, and the lies about the Sami is even worse in Finland, Inari, and now they even have an Gov while we have nothing, just an representant, huh, and this scam is alive because of the Norwegain Gov and the univesity of Tromø, UIT, I am a Sami, and we are europeans ( the same genetic background as the Berbers and Basque, etc, etc), and we dont look like the stupid images you get when you seach for Us, this people arent even Nordicks, but came because of presure from others to the north, I grew up with mainly Danish people, etc. and some so called Sami names are de facto Danish.
    And while I write this, I can go to jail in Norway this days, yeah, and they whine about China and freedom of exspresion and social exlusion.
    Look at this images and remeber, some of them arent Sami/Finns/Quens, but comes from the south, and central europa, since the North Sami are an Hungarian dialect, we are 100% Finns.
    They lie about everything, incl about the Artics.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/28772513@N07/page1 (finns have an distigt look, just like the Khazars, and you will allso find images of Berbers to in this arkive, with an massive amount of images)

    This is one of the main factores I wrote about Khazars many years before they admitted it them self, and Nethanyahoho is an nloody Polak/Lithuanian Khazar, etc, I know their lies, and know whom they are, the scums of this earth.
    Have an nice day.

    peace

  • Jacob Wohl

    tlaib needs to be deported to Gaza ASAP

    • Concrete Mike

      And you need a boot to the face.

      Tlaib is allowed to speak freely as anyone else can racist freak!

  • Icarus Tanović

    Let’s face the truth. Obama was stupid punk, and as bad as Bush was, and he was really bad, but we all kinda tend to forget things in no time.

  • Parisa Zoorgoo

    we can all agree that dancing child burners have no rights whatsoever. its time to separate the radical zioterrorists from the giews, isolate them and end the miserable warmongers

  • cechas vodobenikov

    in a nation w no functioning democracy, a police state, oligarchy, military dictatorship why would any nation intervene in US elections?—where election laws only exist in dictatorships like Azerbaijan…farcical