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November 10, 2015 / Fantelius

AIPAC Lobby Myth 7 – Propaganda Pimps

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ICH (Information Clearing House), despite its many merits, seems intent on promoting the AIPAC lobby myth, which claims that Israel determines US foreign policy. The latest article propagating the myth flags the title, On Bended Knee to Netanyahu (Nov. 8/9, 2015). The explanatory text above the link to the article itself reads, Official Washington’s liberal establishment is on bended knee in an obsequious show of obeisance.

Once we click on the link, the title and the explanatory text greets us again. Four times we see ”on bended knee” (to Netanyahu) before we get into the article.

Basic rule of propaganda: Repeat, repeat and repeat.
Basic technique of propaganda: Put the message up front regardless of what is said in the article.

Pay attention now, Dorothy! Here’s the entire text below the title introducing the article:

Despite Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s in-your-face attempts to sabotage President Obama’s foreign policy, Official Washington’s liberal establishment is on bended knee in an obsequious show of obeisance, apparently in line with Hillary Clinton’s political wishes, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.

Paul R. Pillar never writes this in the article, there is no such thing as Official Washington, and the liberal establishment, mentioned once, turns out to be a single think tank: ”even a paragon of the liberal establishment such as the Center for American Progress (CAP) is welcoming Netanyahu into its spaces”.

If we click on the ”is welcoming” link, we come to Huffington Post telling us that CAP is a progressive organization. They don’t tell us that this progressive organization receives funding from the United Arab Emirates, Walmart, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Northrup Grumman, Eli Lilly and other big corporations as well a handful of billionaires such as George Soros, Peter Lewis, Herb Sandler and a pot full of mere multimillionaires. Progressives!

AIPAC tail wags the USA foreign policy dog
As the United Arab Emirates and the corporations just named each have a lobbying budget many times more than AIPAC’s we should regard the claim of their bending knees as seriously as the claim of their progressiveness. It seems more likely to me that Netanyahu has been commanded to appear in CAP’s ”spaces” to receive his latest marching orders. That would put the dog in charge of the tail. I, however, am no expert like PR Pillar who tells us the opposite, that the AIPAC tail determines the direction of the USA foreign policy dog.

PR Pillar is not merely an ex-CIA analyst. He spent nearly three decades as a top CIA specialist in terrorism, foreign policy and educating the public. A lot can be said about Pillar, but it should be sufficient to name that he now writes for The National Interest, whose honorary chairman is Henry Kissinger. Another liberal progressive? Just asking. Don’t expect me to get down on my knees and beg for an answer.

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