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Who is Charles Freeman?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20090311/pl_usnw/ajc_rejects_ch...

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC rejected charges made by Ambassador Charles Freeman blaming the "Israel Lobby" for his decision to withdraw his acceptance of the position of chair of the National Intelligence Council.

(He) bizarrely argued, "What 9/11 showed is that if we bomb people, they bomb back."
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...Very strange. Why would Obama appoint a free thinker like this guy to begin with?




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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19856.html

This story is huge. I can't believe it's not getting more attention from everyone. This guy quit because he thinks AIPAC is too much in control!! Wow!

Charles Freeman broke the Israel "taboo"

(FYI- It was Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair that put forth the nomination for Freeman ..not Obama)

Read his full withdrawl statement :
( in part..he states )"I have concluded that the barrage of libelous distortions of my record would not cease upon my entry into office. The effort to smear me and to destroy my credibility would instead continue. I do not believe the National Intelligence Council could function effectively while its chair was under constant attack by unscrupulous people with a passionate attachment to the views of a political faction in a foreign country. I agreed to chair the NIC to strengthen it and protect it against politicization, not to introduce it to efforts by a special interest group to assert control over it through a protracted political campaign."
full statement here:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123672847973688515.html?mod=...
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VA Rep Jim Moran was targeted also..a little history from 2007
MORAN : "AIPAC is very well organized. The members are willing to be very generous with their personal wealth. But it�s a two edged sword. If you cross AIPAC, AIPAC is unforgiving and will destroy you politically. Their means of communications, their ties to certain newspapers and magazines, and individuals in the media are substantial and intimidating. Every member knows it�s the best-organized national lobbying force. The National Rifle Association comes a close second, but AIPAC can rightfully brag that they�re the most powerful lobbying force in the world today. Certainly they are in the United States. Not in Europe, obviously. Most people that are involved in foreign policy especially look at a broad range of issues and consider a person�s entire voting record. AIPAC considers the voting record only as it applies to Israel."
full story on Rep. Moran:
http://www.muzzlewatch.com/2007/09/20/congressman-james-mora...

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Breaking the Taboo on Israel's Spying Efforts on the United States

Israel runs one of the most aggressive and damaging espionage networks targeting the U.S., yet public discussion about it is almost nil.
from the article ....
"Whether it’s a Democratic or Republican administration, you don’t bad-mouth Israel if you want to get ahead," says former CIA counterterrorism officer Philip Giraldi. "Most of the people in the agency were very concerned about Israeli espionage and Israeli actions against U.S. interests. Everybody was aware of it. Everybody hated it. But they wouldn’t get promoted if they spoke out. Israel has a privileged position and that’s the way things are. It’s crazy. And everybody knows it’s crazy."
read full article here:
http://www.alternet.org/audits/130891/breaking_the_taboo_on_...
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Keep your enemies

closer??

possibly. It sort of reminds

possibly. It sort of reminds me of Bush "appointing" arch-conservative Janice Rogers Brown, knowing that she had no chance just to appease his base.

Also, there has been a lot of double-speak on middle-eastern policy in the Obama administration. They might be trying to play both sides. The Israeli lobby has a lot of influence in the US domestically, but the Arab lobby has the money and the oil. Who knows. Its like some Ron Paul supporter wrote to some neo-con on youtube, "You'd better learn to appreciate football instead of pretending like you understand foreign policy."

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