Israel and AIPAC defeated on Iran deal – Everyone else wins

Occupy AIPAC


“I consider even a victorious war as an evil, from which statesmanship must endeavor to spare nations.” — Otto von Bismarck

… by  Jim W. Dean, VT Editor  … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

Bibi and AIPAC went down together
Bibi and AIPAC went down together

[ Update The bullets have stopped flying on the Iran nuclear agreement passage in Congress, and the bodies have been  counted. AIPAC lies at the top of the pile of morally dead Republicans who have not served this country in some time. Many of the leaders are among America’s most dangerous enemies, with John McCain the head cheerleader.

But the angels smiled upon us and AIPAC chose to go down with the Zionist ship, and the sea has gone very quiet now. When was the last time you heard them put out an invitation for one of their political lynchings?

They are laying back, waiting for their biggest defeat in history to blow over, and try to make a comeback during the elections. They are betting we will forget they and the Republicans took the side of a foreign country against the United States.

No one was surprised to see either of them try to wreck two years of tortuous, multi-party Iran negotiations. Already airbrushed out of that history is the most important bombshell: that no Western country or Israel backed up any of their long time claims that Iran had a hidden nuclear weapons program.

No “ace up the sleeve” secret Intel files were released at any time in the process. The neocons lied to the world, big time, over and over. And when they could not put up their proof, they went into silent mode and acted like none of that mattered.

It does matter, because such behavior is a security threat to our democracy. Our Founding Fathers warned us about this at the beginning of our country’s journey, that it would take an “informed citizenry” to be able to maintain the Republic we had been given.

Remember that, every time you see your government at all levels lie to you, as most recently both Obama and Ashton Carter did with their statements that the Russian anti-terrorism campaign in Syria was going to make ISIL stronger. Only people with utter contempt for the public would say such an inane thing.

We expect it from someone like Carter, who is a contributor to the Neocon call for world war on all those not under control of the American élites. But for Obama to say such a thing, that trashed his hard-won statesmanship stature from his successful Iran deal just as the ink had dried, showing either horrible staff work or a brain dead moment on his part.

Sec. of Defense - Ashton Carter
Secretary of Defense – Ashton Carter

I wrote this piece below shortly after the wooden stake had been put through AIPAC’s heart on the Iran deal vote. I suspected that they would lay low like they are doing, and that we needed to plan how we were going “finish them off” politically, which is their main response to anyone who disagrees with them.

This was written a few days after the defeat of the Republican and AIPAC effort to kill the Iran deal — my several days effort to write a post-mortem on how close a call the vote was, and where the key shifts came. Besides trying to tie a bow on the two years we spent reporting on the Iran negotiations, I wanted to waive the green flag that it was time to go after AIPAC — and it still is.

This got lost over at NEO for over a month and just got published this week. The world moves so fast that this event seems like longer ago than it was. But the material is still important as a retrospective on what happened and why, and where to go from here. Stormy waters are even more dangerous when sailing without a compass.

AIPAC’s Achilles heel is their involvement in large-scale political (and technological) espionage with Israel against America. But they are protected under the umbrella that no prosecutions of them are allowed here — on the grounds that our relationship with Israel is so important to our national security that we cannot let their huge and damaging espionage operations endanger that relationship. You just can’t make this stuff up.

We must force all AIPAC backers and those who take their money to justify that reality. So far, virtually no one does — not their election opponents, none of the media, none of America’s civic or religious institutions. AIPAC has spent decades putting firewalls in place where they knew they were vulnerable.

We have history on our side now, including the current version being rolled out with the exposure of the US coalition’s phony war on terror, with the Russians, Syrians, and Iranians going through ISIL like Ex-lax through a goose.

The real threat to our national security has “Made in America” stamped all over it, by all those who have been lying to us for several generations. It is time to use their own methods on them for a change, and let them taste the bitter fruitJim W. Dean ]


– First published  …  October 15, 2015 –

Iranian President Rouhani
Iranian President Rouhani

A big sigh of relief came from the US with news that Obama had snared his critical 34th Senate vote for the Iran agreement, thus avoiding a down to the wire cliffhanger as the 60-day review period ran out. 

No one was predicting an early determination like this. Like in a poker game, many will often hold their cards to the end of the game where there are big prizes for key votes.

The first hint of positive movement came when the Democratic leadership took the bull by the horns to deliver the votes that their president needed. They did not advertise this early in the process to avoid even more pressure from the AIPAC Lobby than they knew they were going to get. AIPAC’s political power was also on trial here.

Party loyalty and common sense ruled the day, as to do otherwise would have made the Democrats fools in front of the whole world by leaving their President twisting in the wind after his administration’s huge political investment. The August Congressional recess was put to good use with Nancy Pelosi coordinating building the list of supporters in the House and Harry Reid doing the same in the Senate to give Obama a veto proof vote.

AIPAC tried to get the momentum ball rolling early on with Senators Chuck Schumer and Robert Menendez declaring they would vote no. Schumer came as no surprise and Robert Menendez is a “dead man walking” politically because he has been criminally charged in a bribery and underage sex scandal.

Our sources told us it was a classic Israeli honey trap operation to get control of Menendez, which they did. He is not our only compromised Congressman, but that is a story for another day.

AIPAC published their support letters and the agreement backers published theirs…rabbis, ex-Congressmen, diplomats, military brass and then the Jewish group leaders. But I spotted a flaw in their game early on, that their talking points were not really theirs…they were Bibi’s.

They seemed to work fine for the Republicans looking forward to Sheldon Adelson’s campaign cash, but for the Democrats, they were having to choose between AIPAC and Israel, and Obama and their country. All those who constantly say both parties are the same need to remember this event.

For the Republicans there was nothing to think about really, nothing to plan. AIPAC was taking care of all that for them. Patrick Dorton of the Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran explained, “For pro-Israeli activists this is a once in a generation vote.” Just his group alone spent $20 million to kill the deal in national media ads, money down the drain now, thank god.

Reports have been coming out that the opposition did not really work to convince the Democrats to break with the President, but to scare them. When fear has always worked for the Israel Lobby intimidating Congressmen it is hard to change to a new tactic for such an important vote. But AIPAC overplayed its hand in this case, and it backfired on them.

Occupy AIPAC
Occupy AIPAC

When Congress went home for recess they did not find the voters shared AIPAC’s hostility toward the agreement despite all the rigged polls that AIPAC had magically created saying that they did.

What the AIPAC people also did not do is offer an alternative for getting a better deal because they did not want one. This may seem counter intuitive but it isn’t.

Israeli political espionage and AIPAC’s job was to get the US taxpayer to fund an attack on Iran to destroy its nuclear facilities because that would make Israel feel all warm and fuzzy. They were demanding a deal they knew that Iran would never accept, thus pushing it out of the talks back to square one and on the way to getting a taste of “all options are on the table”.

Most of the Democratic Congressmen are not stupid and knew they were being played to go along if they wanted continued political support from the Lobby and avoid primary race opponents, one of the historical punishments for Congressmen who do not show the proper loyalty to Israel.

The Democrats who backed Obama claimed that the opposition pressure was not effective because this was a complex and too important a debate and vote to be ruled by political action committee talking points and fear porn. The Democrats decided to be statesmen for this vote and I urge all of you to call them to thank them. This is more important that you realize, to show them you noticed and care.

They knew the Republicans were planning to campaign during the 2016 elections to undo the deal anyway, so why should the Democrats help them do that now? Once the deal is done and over and the world moves on they would have the Republicans boxed into a corner for being Israel shills…and yes…disloyal. This is not a grey area to me, not one bit of it.

I waited a couple of days to write this because I knew that all the first reports on why the Democratic Senators supported it would be colored by not wanting to totally alienate their Jewish supporters. More clues appeared that some of the anxiety had been staged managed…that Obama knew fairly early on that he had the votes to sustain a veto but was smart enough to know he had to make the case publicly to carry the country with him.

This victory began with a key meeting before the summer recess for many of the Senate Democrats with the foreign ministry representatives of the other P5+1 members. The Senators were told in no uncertain terms that the hard fought deal was the best that could be gotten and neither they nor Iran would be renegotiating anything…period. If the Democrats walked out on the deal the US would be alone on whatever action it took.

These Congressmen realized that that was an untenable position for the US to take. They would be forfeiting American leadership for Bibi’s talking points and AIPAC’s fear campaign on Iran wanting to drive the Israelis into the sea. The Dems knew what their historical legacy would be if they did that. The AIPAC pressure was up against that hard reality.

The unsung hero of this whole process who deserves much of the credit was Department of Energy Secretary Ernst Moniz who, unlike everyone else, had both the science and diplomatic skills to explain that the opposition’s cheating talking point was just another hoax. He assured them that the US had the technology to detect the manufacturing of any weapons grade material.

Clinton Bastin, our own nuclear expert at Veterans Today had told us exactly the same thing before he died last year. He had been a 40-year chemical engineering veteran of the Dept. of Energy. That is how we knew Iran had neither a bomb nor a secret reprocessing plant. My undergraduate work was in chemical engineering, which helped me to grasp the complexities of the engineering challenges.

The charges against Iran had all been a big hoax to create the conditions for putting the sanctions on as part of an economic war against the Iranian people to foster regime change.

Torpedo holes in the USS Liberty, 1967
Torpedo holes courtesy of Israel in the USS Liberty, 1967

As for the claim that the deal handed Iran a nuclear weapons program on a silver platter after fifteen years, Congressmen were told that the military strike option would only hold a weapons program back three years.

Plus, the agreement’s greatly enhanced inspections would all be thrown away with no deal, as would all the growing economic benefits Iran would be enjoying in its post sanctions growth period that it did not have now.

At the end of the day the AIPAC folks had nothing to counter this reasoning with. In fact they had their legs cut out from under them when Efraim Halevy, ex-Mossad head and Amir Ayalon of Shin Bet stated that Israel would be in a much more secure position with the agreement than without it.

The whole world will now enjoy this hard earned accomplishment due in great deal to the Israeli Lobby suffering its worst defeat in recent history. After all the humiliations that the Lobby has put Americans through, the USS Liberty killings, their WMD programs, and yes…their huge espionage operations that go on constantly with no arrests that are a national disgrace, it is time for some pay back.

Rather than letting the AIPAC subversives lick their wounds, get rested up and then come back at us with a new attack, it is way past time for Americans to dig up some pride and eliminate the Lobby threat permanently. We will never have an opportunity like we do now when the country has seen to what lengths the Israel Lobby would go to wreck this important national security accomplishment, not only us but for the Mideast and the Iranian people.

AIPAC will retreat to takes its revenge with the Republican party by getting their presidential candidate into the oval office in 2016. All of their candidates, including Trump, would wreck everything that has been accomplished with this Iran agreement.

Trump knows he will have the Lobby support for the asking and we all know what it will want in return, to have Israel’s interest come first for all their key issues, and Americans sent to the back of the bus, with the appropriate big tip for the treasonous bus drivers in Congress. It is time for us to break this cycle while we have this momentum. So let’s get on with it, resistance, resistance!

Jim W. Dean, managing editor for Veterans Today, producer/host of Heritage TV Atlanta, specially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.



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  1. JV, I certainly see Mr. Dean’s thoughts and opinions in this article and his others as based upon the observed facts. I wonder if is because you do not have access to the same classified and open source material or fail to look beyond your narrow sources that make you feel good that has you spouting such drivel and claim it as truth. Partisanship did not seem to play a part in his article although he does mention those who hold allegiance to other lands as a problem. Your comments make me wonder what or who’s ax you are grinding? To follow on with Jack Hart’s last sentence, you are welcome to come to the South. I, my family, friends, and neighbors all learned little bit about northern diplomacy from reconstruction. I’ll show you the ruins left behind, up close and personal like.

  2. I have to tell you JV,because I am not a southern gentlemen like Mr. Dean but from the streets of Brooklyn just like the people you so love to hate, that the only thing that has been noted here is that you are shockingly rude. That’s what VT readers ought to know. Not so much because of what you say but because of the way you say it and who you say it too. In the two and half years I have known of Jim Dean he has lobbied tirelessly for normalization of relations between America and Iran, sometimes to the tune of 2 articles and an interview or debate just for good measure all in one day, underpaid and ill appreciated writing for keyboard tyrants like yourself. If anybody should take credit for pushing the P5 + 1 deal through it ought be the guys in the trench’s like Jim Dean not your perfumed diplomats, just like it is the soldiers who win wars not generals. Instead of taking a bow, because he is a good soldier he choses to give credit to his commander and chief and then comes under a scathing attack by you right down to his noble heritage. In fact I have a few friends from down south that I would like to see you run that last sentence by in person, it would indeed be your last sentence…

  3. JVM, they don’t have to go to PressTV to see it because it is posted here as we usually bring outside published material back to VT. I don’t like Hillary or Biden. I don’t like any of the Repub candidates, including Trump. I would not soil a ballot card for any of them, so your cheap shot fell flat. Biden is another Israel fanny kisser, which does not distinguish him compared to the others. Trump is faking he is independent but has a closet of tribal support that will show itself if he wins the primary. He used his son’s corpse to get media attention when he announced he was considering, but in subsequent interviews he had not rehearsed his lines well as the story changed each time he told it. You can’t get much lower than that. I clearly gave my framing on not liking Biden…he is an old timey Washingtion insider and they are all mobbed up, and they don’t dump that crowd when they run for president. This crowd, they are all kleptomaniacs, where any mension of “serving the people” they should be struck by lightning on a sunny day, but I just can’t get that damn machine to work right, and I am past the warranty date. I hope that clears things up for you.

  4. The last time that the US release to be a vassal of Israel, and that the Americans stop being shameless servants of the Jews. It is high time that the US government devote peosperitetu and peace for Americans, and to stop fighting wars for Israel that endangered civilization. The US government has introduced the Israeli doctrine of the IDF in the US police, and police USA treats its citizens as the IDF to Palestinians. The militarization of the police in the United States is the work of Jews who have portfolios of government.

  5. It should be illegal for any Federal employee either duly elected or appointed, to accept any money from a foreign interest for any reason. It should also be illegal for them to trade on the stock market. These two things alone have enormous conflict of interest, to their duties as public servants. Add to this religious affiliations and the hope for unbiased leadership is greatly reduced. We also used to have laws which governed equal camera time for political candidates, which Trump obviously shows is no longer regarded as a matter of concern.

  6. I am with you a 100% on Trump faking it and fronting for someone, which is why he has no visible name supporters, so there are no “affiliations” to look into, and pretending to be spending his own money. He hates to do that. The man has a gift for gab, winging it with a crowd, and show boating. I fear that Americans have regressed so much mentally that they think a presidential election is just a big time game show. People’s discussions often sound like they are talking about the “Survivor” TV show with the names changed. It is form of entertainment and diversion. Did I say favorite race horse, too? I have to give the pony people a mention. 🙂

  7. All I can say is ‘where is a statesman (or woman) when you need him/her?
    I can’t vote for Chump, oops, I mean Trump, nor for Hitlrey, oops, I mean Hillary so I guess I’ll write-in Vladmir Putin…the only statesman among the so-called ‘major world powers’.
    Just like SouthEast Asia, this planet is being fought over, and the various nations are like the North and South Vietnamese, the Hmong, Laotians, Cambodians, etc. Never forget Paul Hellyer’s warnings.

  8. Next thing you know he is a major media personality and as I have just said we all know who owns the media. They have been grooming him for this since the day he took their money. Now he is on their TV 24-7 saying everything every American always wanted to say but was to afraid too. Today he practically accused Dubya of masterminding 9/11. A few days ago he did everything but call Jebs wife a wetback, when Jeb confronted him about it on National TV he backed pedaled a bit, probably to avoid a punch in the face which he really should have got, but not much. When jeb asked him to apologize to her because she was in the audience he refused too. Now I ask you what public figure could do these things and live out the week? Only Ashkenazi royalty, which is exactly what he is, considering whom his daughter married. The first thing he is going to do when he becomes president Mr. Dean is tear that treaty up. Mark my words I see this coming like a freight train in a tunnel…

  9. Dear Per, Iranians were not making nukes (as the negotiations confirmed or Israel would have played that card to kill the talks), so they gave up nothing for now with their pathways cut off to weapons grade material. They wanted the sanctions off to rebuild the country and their conventional military forces. So they are in a greatly improved situation now moving forward and they will open its doors for East and West business investment. Notice how the bogus and silly talk about Iranian terror operations in the Mideast has dried up…and now we will have Iranian troops invited to Syria to kill the Western terror groups. The worm is turning here on the old scams not being usable. Neither Russia or Iran are anywhere in the region where they have not been invited, nor broken any international laws, and yet they are being casts as offensive threats by parties that are really doing those things. Even the dumbest of the dumb will wise up to that scam.

  10. AIPAC is a foreign espionage front for the RKM and Israel. Anyone Member of Congress who signed the AIPAC Oath or took money from AIPAC has violated their Oath of Office and committed Treason and Sedition because Israel attacked America on 9-11-01 and is therefore an enemy. All top leaders and all Israeli-American “Israeli-first” Dual Citizen members of AIPAC have committed Treason and have committed espionage against America by a foreign enemy.

    They should all be immediately impeached and indicted, arrested, tried and convicted and sentence to hanging by the neck until dead, the usual punishment for Treason. After all if the Rosenbergs could be convicted and Mrs. Rosenberg, a woman, was electrocuted for it, why should these Traitors be let off the hook. And the same goes for Hillary Clinton. If it can be proved she knowingly “sold” secrets through her loosely controlled private email system for fat “contributions” to her non-profit foundation like husband Bill did to Riady and others when he was president, then she should be tried for treason too, then convicted and executed. She is clearly unfit for office by any normal persons examination of her secret “alternative” closeted lifestyle and all her conduct while in office as Senator and Secretary of State. Her help covering up Bill’s disgusting rapes for which he was never brought to justice because of his protection by his handler GHWB, are even more reasons why she is unworthy to ever become Potus.

  11. shame the big sign doesn’t read “DEPORT AIPAC!”

    too bad there isnt a political form of the pharmaceutical fascism WE might be subjected to.
    if you are injured or ill and refuse their medical treatment, they can (or will!) declare you mentally incompetent and throw you into one of their psychiatric facilities where they can do whatever they want to you, because SOMEONE declared you crazy and you dont have ANY rights because of it, or after. look up “David Sarti” who was on a TV show called “Preppers”, it is exactly what they did to him, psych ward then stripped of his 2nd Amendment rights.

    trying to pass and signing a bill that is treasonous is VERY similar in my opinion. why are they not exposed and kicked out of office at the very minimum? how many keep “re-authorizing” the so called “Patriot Act”? whats the bet they aren’t all AIPAC money grubbers ensuring terrorist izrahell keeps getting the “security contracts”?

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