by Phil Giraldi, …via the Unz Review

[ Editor’s Note: Just when you think our Congress has sunk as low as it can, in terms of serving Israel, along comes the US Israel Lobby to show it has not groveled enough. The US must now become Israel’s attack dog, standing by to punish anyone that would dare to retaliate against an Israeli first strike.

VT has long written about JINSA in some of our 9-11 material, how many of them lived in Ft. Lee, New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson river and had a grand view of the big day.

VT sources from the New York Able Danger team revealed that three jammers had been put on the top of a major three-building condo complex there, but one was not removed, a big mistake by someone, with the other two that evening, and it was recovered. 

As is usually done with such bills for Israel, it is drafted by you know who. Lindsay Graham is their go to guy in the Senate. I cannot imagine anything he would not do for Israel, including fighting a war for them that they had started to accomplish that task.

So enjoy this read below on Labor Day about our political establishment selling out America to serve the little country in the Mideast that views itself as the future ruler of the world, with its traitorous friends in high places Jim W. Dean ]

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The 9-11 lawn with no shred of airliner wreckage, the first time in history. Scott Bennett also saw a clear lawn on 9-12 when he drove in to work that day

– First published … August 22, 2019

Two world wars began because of unconditional pledges made by one country to come to assistance of another. On July 5, 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany pledged his country’s complete support for whatever response Austria-Hungary would choose to make against Serbia after the June 28th assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian nationalist during an official visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Phil Giraldi

This fatal error went down in history as Germany’s carte blanche or “blank check,” assurance to Austria that led directly to WW I.


In September 1939, World War II began when Great Britain and France came to the assistance of Poland after the German Army invaded, fulfilling a “guarantee” made in March of that year. What was a regional war, and one that might have been resolved through diplomacy, became global.

One would think that after such commitments were assessed by historians as the immediate causes of two world wars, no one would ever consider going down that road again. But that would be reckoning without Republican Senator Lindsey Graham who has been calling for a “defense treaty” with Israel since last April.

In his most recent foray, Graham announced late in July that he is seeking bipartisan support for providing “blank check” assurances to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and is hoping to be able to push a complete defense treaty through the Senate by next year.

In making his several announcements on the subject, Graham has been acting as a front man for both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and also for The Jewish Institute for the National Security of America (JINSA), which wrote the basic document that is being used to promote the treaty and then enlisted Graham to obtain congressional support.

Speaking to the press on a JINSA conference call, Graham said the proposed agreement would be a treaty that would protect Israel in case of an attack that constituted an “existential threat”. Citing Iran as an example, Graham said the pact would be an attempt to deter hostile neighbors like the Iranians who might use weapons of mass destruction against Israel.

JINSA President Michael Makovsky elaborated on this, saying, “A mutual defense pact has a value in not only deterring but might also mitigate a retaliatory strike by an adversary of Israel, so it might mitigate an Iranian response (to an attack on its nuclear facilities).”

JINSA director of foreign policy Jonathan Ruhe added that “An Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear program would not activate this pact, but a major Iranian retaliation might. – An Israeli unilateral attack is not what the treaty covers, but rather massive Iranian retaliation is what we are addressing.”

Israel has long been reluctant to enter into any actual treaty arrangement with the United States because it might limit its options and restrain its aggressive pattern of military incursions. In that regard, the Graham-JINSA proposal is particularly dangerous as it effectively permits Israel to be interventionist with a guarantee that Washington will not seek to limit Netanyahu’s “options.”

And, even though the treaty is reciprocal, there is no chance that Israel will ever be called upon to do anything to defend the United States, so it is as one-sided as most arrangements with the Jewish state tend to be.

As the agreement between the two countries would be a treaty ratified by the Senate, it would be much more difficult to scrap by subsequent administrations than was the Iran nuclear deal, which was an executive action by President Obama.

And clearly the statements by Graham, Makovsky and Ruhe reveal this treaty would serve as a green light for an Israeli attack on Iran, should they opt to do so, while also serving as a red light to Tehran vis-à-vis an ironclad US commitment to “defend” Israel that would serve to discourage any serious Iranian retaliation. Given that dynamic, the treaty would be little more than a one-way security guarantee from Washington to Jerusalem.

Furthermore, in outlining what circumstances would trigger US intervention on Israel’s behalf, the JINSA/Graham document cites, inter alia, “the threat or use of weapons of mass destruction.” It also allows Netanyahu to call for assistance after defining as threatening any incident or development “that gives rise to an urgent request from the Government of Israel.”

It appears then that Netanyahu could demand that the US attack Iran should he only perceive a threat, however vague that threat might in reality be.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been claiming Iran is “three to five years” and “possibly weeks” away from a nuclear weapons capability since 1992 and pushing Washington to attack Iran so he obviously would welcome such a treaty for strategic reasons as well as to shore up his upcoming re-election bid.

President Trump, with whom Graham has discussed how the agreement would work, has a similar interest in appearing strong for Israel to help his own campaign in 2020.

It is worth noting that in 2010 Netanyahu ordered the Israel Defense Force (IDF) to prepare to strike Iran but ‘Israel’s security chiefs refused: Gabi Ashkenazi, the head of the IDF, and Meir Dagan, the head of the Mossad at the time, believed that Netanyahu and the Defense Minister Ehud Barak were trying to “steal a war” and the order was not carried out. The attacks were also rejected by two ministers, Moshe Yaalon and Yuval Steinitz, which left Netanyahu without the necessary majority to proceed.

Ashkenazi claimed in a 2012 interview about the episode that he was convinced that an attack would be have been a major strategic mistake. Meir Dagan said in 2012, after leaving his role as Mossad chief, that a strike would be “a stupid thing” as the entire region would undoubtedly be destabilized, requiring repeated Israeli and American interventions.

And there are other issues arising from a “defense treaty.” Defense means just that and treaties are generally designed to protect a country within its own borders. Israel has no defined borders as it is both expansionistic and illegally occupying Palestinian land, so the United States would in effect be obligated to defend space that Israel defines as its own.

That could mean almost anything. Israel is currently bombing Syria almost daily even though it is not at war with Damascus. If Syria were to strike back and Graham’s treaty were in place, Washington would technically be obligated to come to Israel’s assistance.

A similar situation prevails with Lebanon and there are also reports that Israel is bombing alleged Iranian supply lines in Iraq, where the US has 5,000 troops stationed. The real problem is that the Trump administration is obsessed with regime change in Iran, but it has so far been unable to provoke Iran into starting a conflict.

Graham’s proposed treaty just might be part of a White House plan to end-run Congress and public opinion by enabling Israel to start the desired war, whereupon the US would quickly follow in to “defend Israel,” obliged by treaty to do so. What could possibly go wrong? The correct answer is “everything.”


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13 COMMENTS

  1. So the traitor Graham wants a “defense” pact with a terrorist nation that we know for sure was involved in the Lavon Affair and attempted to sink the USS Liberty. Is suspected as being involved in the bombing of our Embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut, the WTC and the Murrah Federal Building and overwhelming evidence suggests was directly involved in 9/11. I mean aside from committing genocide against their indigenous population.

  2. Maybe Lindsey should come out of the closet, don a dress and play a ukulele on a garden swing. While that probably wouldn’t improve our world, at least he might be happier. And how many of his “peers” have similar issues? Remember that congressman who got popped for “Restless Leg Syndrome” in a public toilet? These sicko’s hang out with the lobbyists at the Army And Navy Club. I went there once and saw it all.

  3. FOR WHOM THE ROOM STINKS – IT STINKS FOR YOU!

    Israel do your worst. Graham has opened the door to you to plunder the United States at will. Have what you want. Everything is yours. Have at it. All we ask is that you forgive the stench of moral turpitude that permeates the chamber once occupied by American lawmakers. Alas, no more. It won’t help if you dismantle the door, but since you have it stripped to the door-jamb you might as well take it too and the cracker encrusted doormat donated by the grovelling goy Graham.

  4. politico The power players behind Lindsey Graham’s campaign … The South Carolina senator has staffed up with McCain alums and his own long-time loyalists By KATIE GLUECK 06/15/2015 … David Wilkins is national finance chairman. Wilkins was nominated to serve as U.S. ambassador to Canada under President George W. Bush, something he did from 2005-2009. He’s also a prominent South Carolina lawyer. He is head of a national finance committee that includes prominent donors such as businessman and cosmetics mogul Ronald Perelman and General Electric head Jeff Immelt….. The group “Security is Strength” is backing Graham from the outside. Scott T. Ford, a prominent businessman, is co-chairman, along with former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.). Andrew King, Graham’s former deputy chief of staff, is executive director, and Caroline Wren is finance director, a position she held on his Senate race as well. Bill Bethea, a well-known South Carolina attorney, is treasurer. More pay to play