Of course it is about the “Benjamins” stupid!

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Money in US politics is all about buying and influencing and becoming a shareholder and owner of elected officials and buying your way in to the table, to have your pet projects or your agenda find support in local, state or national level.

Most, if not all, with the exception of AIPAC are about America First issues that has to do with America while AIPAC is all about Israeli Loyalty and Israel First.

That is why you will find all national contenders for office first go to Israel, stand by the Wailing Wall, insert their wish for funding and come back to start their national campaign.

This “money in politics” was enshrined by the US Supreme Court when it ruled in Citizens United v Federal Election Commission 558 US.310 (2012) that corporations and businesses are citizens with the rights to casts their votes by means of dollars and donations equating “Benjamins” with votes

So it was so surprising that members of Congress got all bent out of shape when freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar D-MN stated that “support for Israel is all about “Benjamin”.

It was a touchy and sensitive issue that turn the House and Senate upside down with so many members with “thin skins” were offended by such statement and of course AIPAC (Israeli Lobby) just like the army it defends and funds went ballistic, exercising its “rights of “extrajudicial’ killing” just like the IDF attempting to kill representative Omar accusing her of being Anti-Semitic and even claiming she is unfit to serve on any committee due to her “disloyalty” to Israel.

Once again, confirming what every American should know that there is a “litmus tests of loyalty to Israel” that state and national politicians must meet.

I wonder if it was not for the more than $60 million in “Benjamins” AIPAC and its associated organizations spend every years buying their way in and buying “ownership” of members of Congress and if was not for the “Benjamins” would AIPAC have the kind of power it has over Congress? I doubt it.

Let us just imagine for a moment, AIPAC and wealthy American “Israeli Loyalists” like Haim Saban or Sheldon Adelson stops funding these guys for one or two election cycle will members of Congress like Senator Rubio or Senator Mendez continue to express their love and loyalty to Israel, I doubt it.

Everyone should not shy away from calling AIPAC the most powerful lobby in the US dedicated to serve the sole interests of a foreign country Israel. The NYT called AIPAC “major force in shaping United States policy in the Middle East” with all of its proposals for funding or otherwise passing by unanimous vote”. No other lobbying group can claim such records and no domestic bill that has to do with the needs of America citizens ever secured a “unanimous” support in Congress.

Let us not allow the intimidating and “extrajudicial killings” of AIPAC prevent us from recognizing that AIPAC does have and does exercise toxic influence and powers over our elected institutions and equally over the media extending to academic institutions. AIPAC knows it and we all know it, deserving the label of “bullies in the courtyard”.

Armed with such support any prime minister of Israel can insult and wipe the floor with any past or sitting US president with no sense of shame or deterrence knowing they own our Congress. In exchange for these annual $60 millions “Benjamins” in elections, AIPAC is able to collect several billions of US tax dollars destined to Israel, it army and its settlers.

It is so unfortunate that President Obama decided at the last moment of his presidency to reward his “Chicago Jewish friends” who underwrote his presidency with $38 billions as a go away gift added to the more than $28 billion going to Israel during his term in office.

No state in this great union ever got the kind of political and financial support that Israel gets from both the presidents and Congress.

Let us not shy away from saying “Loyalty to Israel” does buy seats in Congress and does not buy funding for your city or community. Israel will always have priority and loyalty over America as long as AIPAC is in the driver seat.

Let us not get intimidated with false unfounded accusation of Anti-Semitism when we defy Israel, AIPAC and Zionism and shutdown the debate and define what are, and our rights under the First Amendment to free speech and free associations.

Let us not allow Zionist Nationalism lead our country to more wars and cheat us out of our own sovereignty and fleece our treasury.

Author Details
Sami, a Palestinian-American and a US Army Veteran (66-68), recipient of the “soldier of the month award and leadership award from the 6th Army NCO Academy, is an international legal and business consultant with over 40 years of international experience, in construction, hospitality services, conservation and defense, in the Middle East, Europe and North Africa. Sami is a holder of BA, MPA in Public and Environmental Affairs, Jurist Doctor from Indiana University. While at IU he was elected class president, student government president and chairman of the Indiana Students Association, Active in peace movement as a co-author of the pre-amble for the One State for All of its people and voluntary service program SalamNation. A frequent contributor on national and international affairs. He resides in the United States.
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8 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you, Sir. Diebold machines manned by corrupted persons is of prime concern. Factor-in Mark Twain’s words: “If voting made a difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.” So what to call 90% of ALL lawyers up-their-their-lips-in-concrete ? Not enough concrete? Has that 90% been co-opted?

  2. What we as loyal Americans and as America First and as Veterans should target all the Israeli Loyalists in the next election and defeat them with our votes, develope a website of all Israeli Loyaltist and publish it and share it and encourge all loyal Americans to defeat them and send a strong message that AIPAC does badly and cause irreparable harm to our sovereignty.

  3. Just imagine how different the world would be had the likes of AIPAC been banned from any political arena in Western countries due to conflict of interest.

  4. We the People have become used to the idea that Israel is the dominating factor in any [s]election on Capitol Hill and that the same politicians are treated like cattle or pigs on the stock market and should be treated as such by the American voter .

  5. Wjabbe.. thanks for the comments.. I am far from being offened with comments about lawyers. Having spent 2 years with the top Wall Street law firm, I decided that law was not my calling. My legal education served well in my other career having a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs ( SPEA) ranked number 1 in the nation served me well in the many experiences I had over the years.
    Benjamin is everything in our elections. Imagine we spend over $5 BILLION every 4 years on local, state and national elections and we are the only country in the world that is corrupted by money in government. In France and England the costs of national elections does not exceed $50 millions and almost 95% of the money goes toward rallies not TV adds. We are the only nation in the world almost run exclusively by lawyers which is a sad and corrupting things.

  6. Basically all this hot air comes down to trading votes for money and we all know there is some law or laws buried somewhere in the wall of books on the federal rules and regulations prohibiting these crimes. Also there are some 1.3 million lawyers in this country. Where are a few good lawyers to bring this despicable overt bribing of Congress to a halt? What if any ordinary citizen walked up to any elected Senator or Representative and offered to pay for his vote on a particular bill. That would be a crime. Then why is not the former activity described in the first sentence a crime also? It is difficult to find words in polite English to describe all this obscenity. Isn’t this a perfect example of how lying lawyers “disguise” matters?

    • This comment is not a criticism of Sami who has written many articles on this subject. He is a lawyer himself one of the very few honest ones. The problem is out draconian legal system does not permit any citizen to go before a federal judge and present evidence of Congress taking bribes for votes. Anyone could do this. But our corrupt system allows only lawyers in the so called “justice” department to bring such evidence before a judge and then take action against the member to remove them or have them arrested and charged and tried and evicted from Congress and jailed. We need citizen empowerment to allow citizens to do these jobs not just lawyers in the so called Justice Departments who corruptly fail to do these jobs every day. Obviously America is a very broken country and failures to allow citizen empowerment are the root cause. The group of lawyers is largely responsible for this reprehensible situation.

    • Although I believe the word lawyer does not even appear in our Constitution, lawyers dominate all three branches of our federal government. Here is a great quote from one concerned citizen on his conclusions about the “profession” of law:
      “The ultimate goal of the education and training a person receives to become a lawyer is dramatically different from other professions and occupations. A lawyer’s education and training can be more accurately described as an indoctrination into a type of satanic cult. Behavior which a normal human being would consider to be repulsive, evil and cruel, forms the standard operating procedures in the daily life of a lawyer. The normal human emotions and traits such as conscience, honesty and honor, and integrity are completely obliterated. An insatiable greed and a blind allegiance in the preservation of the corrupt legal profession take their place. To lie, cheat and steal become second nature and instinctive. Lawyers suffer no remorse for their actions. They have no sympathy for their victims.”
      Quoted from IBM and the Corruption of Justice in America” by Earl Carey, pp. 330-331.

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