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Tom Lantos is more true to the blue and white rather than to the Red, White and Blue
"Our national short attention span, already disconnected from our government’s suicidal policies, is deliberately diverted by our corporate media toward unbridled consumption, football games, and entertainment scandals to be aware of what vast influence and damage Israel and its Lobby is exacting on our nation; and we dare call ourselves “civilized”.
“There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile….and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
-- Theodore Roosevelt, 1919
He was born in Budapest, Hungary to a Jewish family and later became one of the staunchest Zionist supporters of Israel, a nation founded by western powers and Jewish terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and wiping off the map of historical Palestine, a nation of indigenous people: Jews, Christians, and Muslims living in peace for 1,400 years..
One could naturally conclude that this alludes to Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism and the author of the “Jewish State”; but you would equally be correct if you said this also applies to the modern day Herzl, Representative Tom Lantos (D-CA), the author of countless bills, resolutions, and hearings with the single purpose of supporting Israel and bashing its “enemies” around the world.
This Jewish multimillionaire is now Chairman of the powerful House Foreign Relations Committee. In this role he wields enormous power in support of Israel with American taxpayer funded economic, military and technological aid, while with “AIPAC” whom he calls his “friends”, ensures that our cowardly Congress is kicked into submissiveness behind the AIPAC/LANTOS agenda for Israel even if it means sending our military youth to die for Israel’s wars.
In Ha’aretz, Israel’s most respected paper, Lantos is quoted as telling Colette Avital, Minister of the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament); ““My dear Colette, you won’t have any problem with Saddam. We’ll be rid of the bastard soon enough. And in his place we’ll install a pro-Western dictator, who will be good for us and for you.” (Ha’aretz Sept. 30, 2002: He’s denied it but Ha’aretz stands by the story)
According to the Jerusalem Post, a former AIPAC official bestowed on Rep. Lantos this honor: “HE’S TRUE BLUE AND WHITE”; referring to his undying devotion to Israel rather than to his home country, the United States of America with its Old Glory; “the true red, white, and blue”.
Serge Halimi of Le Monde Diplomatique wrote: Lantos “acts as a mouth piece for Likud policies”. i.e., not for his constituents who voted for him and pay his salary. Lantos, the Israel Lobby, Neocons and other Jews with tremendous influence in almost all of America’s institutions constitute what J. J. Goldberg calls “Jewish Power”.
Even when AIPAC is being investigated for spying for Israel (Larry Franklin CIA affair), our government is so intimidated by this Lobby that it can’t refuse any invitation to its Annual Conference, especially by the presidential candidates who know the road to the White House goes through Israel and AIPAC. Compare this cowardly behavior to the GOP’s presidential candidates claiming “scheduling conflicts” to avoid attendance at events held by other minorities, such as African-Americans.
For a very long time in U.S. and world political circles, Jewish Americans have been accused of “Dual Loyalty” to both Israel and the U.S. For a great analysis on the issue of “Dual Loyalty”, please see the article “Dual Loyalties” written by two experienced former CIA Analysts, Kathleen and Bill Christison, published in Counterpunch on September 6, 2004. It summarizes this issue with specific examples of Jews who’ve manipulated our government to serve Israel above America’s interests.
Rep. Tom Lantos currently is the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs which is responsible for foreign policy legislation, management of the Department of State, foreign assistance, trade promotion, export controls, foreign arms sales, student exchanges, international broadcasting and most other issues of our foreign relations.
This Committee has 7 Sub-Committees; three of the seven Sub-Committees are chaired by Jews.
- Subcommittee on Europe: Chairman; Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL)
- Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia: Chairman, Gary Ackerman (D-NY)
- Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere: Chairman, Elliot Engel (D-NY)
With such power and influence, foreign affairs around the world are directly impacted by these Pro-Israelites. The message to the world is simple: You want nice with us, be very nice to Israel.
Eighty Seven percent of Jewish Americans vote Democratic with forty to sixty percent of all campaign donations to the Democratic National Committee coming from Jewish Americans. Campaign financing (with media support) is the most powerful tool in our “democracy” where the rich elite control the real power in our government.
The Jerusalem Post, October 11, 2007, commenting on Vogue magazine’s October 2007 issue “The New Establishment” ranking the 100 most powerful people says, “It's a list of "the world's most powerful people. 100 of the bankers and media moguls, publishers and image makers who shape the lives of billions ….More than half its members, at least by one count, are Jewish. It's a list ….Populated by a Cohen and a Rothschild, a Bloomberg and a Perelman; the list would seem to conform to all the traditional stereotypes about areas of Jewish overrepresentation. ..Joseph Aaron, the editor of The Chicago Jewish News said; “ talk about us having power in this society” 
The website “Jewishachievement” in its review of Mother Jones magazine’s March 5, 2001 issue ranking the top 400 political donors in the 2000 Presidential campaign states that the magazine “seemed to miss the elephant in he room - namely, the large number of Jewish donors. Namely, forty-two of the top one hundred donors were Jewish….What are the odds? Four of the top five (S. Daniel Abraham, Bernard Schwartz, David Gilo and Chaim Saban) were Jewish Democrats and each donated more than $1 million”. 
The pendulum for Jews has swung dramatically from being the persecuted in Christian Europe to become the persecutors of Muslim and Christian Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese, among others.
The famed British historian Arnold Toynbee wrote of this incredulous, inhumane, and heartless change whereby the persecuted became the persecutors.
“On the morrow of a persecution in Europe in which they had been the victims of the worst atrocities ever known... the Jews' immediate reaction to their own experience was to become persecutors in their turn... In 1948, the Jews knew, from personal experience, what they were doing; and it was their supreme tragedy that the lessons learnt by them from their encounter with the Nazi German Gentiles should have been not to eschew but to initiate some of the evil deeds that the Nazis had committed against the Jews” In his “Study of History”.
The power and wealth of Jewish Zionists is manifested in their extreme disproportionate representation in all fields in American life. This is due to their high education status, their wealth and business acumen; their well organized and financed PAC’s in every state often using benign names that don’t reflect their Zionist objectives, their strong activism and high voting patterns, and their aggressive behavior that subdues many Americans who are generally non-confrontational.
Here’s their disproportionate representation in the current 110th Congress. Many hold powerful Chairmanships or Party leadership positions. 
% of Population
On December 5, barely a week after the Israeli sabotaged Annapolis “meeting”, Representative Lantos held a Congressional hearing on Annapolis and its aftermath. As is customary of Lantos, he only invited two Jewish witnesses, both Pro-Israel---Dennis Ross and David Wurmser--without inviting others who may present a more balanced pro peace pro American viewpoint. In the hearing Lantos supported all of Israel’s pre and post Annapolis pronouncements; all meant to scuttle any pressure on Israel to make peace; something Israel has successfully done since 1948.
Immediately after returning to Israel from the Annapolis meeting, Ehud Olmert, Israel’s Prime Minister embarrassed Bush and Rice by announcing that Israel will build more illegal settlement homes and will not accept Bush’s timetable of an agreement by 2008. The best that Rice can muster was to express her “concern” that this position is not in keeping with the “road map” agreement, something Bush himself declared dead in 2004 by agreeing to all of Sharon’s “concerns”.
The most shocking comments during the hearing came from Representative Mike Pence (R-IN), who stressed that America’s primary objective should be Israel’s security and questioned whether the establishment of a Palestinian state serves that purpose. At no time during the hearing was America’s regional interest discussed, the impact of an Israeli Palestinian peace accord on our current quagmire in Iraq, rather, the hearing repeatedly emphasized Iran’s existential threat to Israel, the world’s fourth most powerful military equipped with over 200 nuclear bombs, and unlike Iran, is not a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
It is beyond human chutzpah and comprehension that these Israel firsters are able to pursue the exact strategy and process on Iran that led to our devastating invasion of Iraq to eliminate its non-existent WMD’s. When Iraq’s WMD’s were not found Bush’s war justification switched to eliminating a dictator who supports terrorism and destabilizes the region. After the N.I.E. this week issued its report that Iran’s nuclear program was halted in 2003, Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ changed his tactic from attacking Iran on its WMD program to highlighting its threat as a dangerous regime, its support of terrorism and destabilization of the region. IT’S DÉJÀ VU all over again.
Our national short attention span, already disconnected from our government’s suicidal policies, is deliberately diverted by our corporate media toward unbridled consumption, football games, and entertainment scandals to be aware of what vast influence and damage Israel and its Lobby is exacting on our nation; and we dare call ourselves “civilized”. This heartless evil cabal thrives on wars and genocide using American money, weapons, and precious lives as Israel’s weapon of mass destruction.
Only on Pro-Israel issues does our Congress show overwhelming bipartisan support for bills and resolutions paying and praising Israel for its murderous campaigns and invasions of Arab nations. Such lopsided and overwhelming support for Israel is never seen with any issue domestic issues. Bush, and Congress, gladly sent Israel $30 Billion in military aid, but shockingly, Bush wouldn’t agree to spend that same amount to insure the health of America’s poor children.
Case in point, last year’s truly evil and inhumane attack on Lebanon, killing over 1,500 civilians, displacing one million refugees and destroying the nation’s entire infrastructure. The House of Representatives on July 20, 2006 voted 410-8 to unconditionally support Israel’s attack on Lebanon while praising her for “minimizing civilian loss,” despite the overwhelming international evidence to the contrary.
Lantos’ most egregious insult to America, the nation that welcomed, educated, and made him a millionaire and a powerful politician came just three weeks after the terrorism of 9/11.
According to Roll Call, October 1, 2001 (Lantos Controversy): “Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) raised some eyebrows with an opening statement last week at a hearing meant to foster the peace process between Arabs and Israelis.
Lantos prefaced his remarks by asking everyone in the hearing room to stand for a moment of silence in honor of an Israeli woman who was killed in the latest round of violence in the Middle East”
Many House staffers were outraged that neither Lantos nor other Subcommittee members ever stood in silence for the 9/11 victims.
And so it goes. “Our” Congress acts more like the Israeli Knesset than as representatives of the American people. And why not, our nation is, “ONE NATION UNDER ISRAEL”.
Facts?_submenuId=factsheet_0&_sse=on (% Population)
jsource/US-Israel/usjewpop.html (Census does not include Religion, thus is an estimate by the American Jewish Year Book 2006)
http://www.ethnicmajority.com/congress.htm (Minority members of Congress)
L-3326053,00.html (“Jews Take Root In Capitol Hill”; On Jewish Members in Congress, Sept. 11, 2006)
by courtesy & © 2007 Mohamed Khodr
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