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How Pro-Israel Neocons Pushed for War in Iraq (Alison Weir)

If Americans Knew | December 8, 2016

Articles mentioned in the video:

“White Man’s Burden,” by Ari Shavit, Ha’aretz, April 3, 2003:

“Perles of Wisdom for the Feithful,” by Akiva Eldar, Ha’aretz, October 1, 2002:

“The Bush Neocons and Israel,” by Kathleen and Bill Christison, Counterpunch, December 2002:

“Neo-Cons, Israel and the Bush Administration,” by Stephen Green, Counterpunch, February 2004:

Books mentioned in the video:

“The Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel” by Dr. Stephen J Sniegoski:

“The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War” by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad:

“The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt:

Some additional books with information on this topic:

“Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market” by Janine R. Wedel:

“Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton” by Diane Johnstone:

Wedell discusses the “massive and concerted ‘information’ effort conducted by the Neocon core and their associates, with crucial participation from certain columnists and reporters, that was essential in taking the United States to war in Iraq.”

“….beginning in the mid-1970s, they employed methods ranging from the creation of alternative intelligence; to might-be-authorized, might-not-be authorized diplomacy; to setting up pressure groups; to suspending standard government process, always contesting government information, assessments, and expertise. These methods—perfected over the years—would be deployed in full force in the Neocon core’s effort to take the United States to war in 2003.”

Johnstone states: “…the neocons gained notoriety as architects of the disastrous invasion of Iraq. The main thinker behind this war was Bush’s Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Paul Wolfowitz…”

“…two veterans of the defunct PNAC, William Kristol and Robert Kagan, returned in 2009 to found the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI). Robert Kagan is the current leading neocon theorist and the husband of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, instigator of the Ukrainian coup in early 2014.”

For information on the early roots of the Israel lobby, please see Alison Weir’s book, “Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel”:

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  1. Both CODEPINK and Alison Weir share in their avoidance of the 9-11 lies which underlie the justifications for the Iraq war. It is curious that the leader of CODEPINK, (((Madea Benjamin))) was formerly an activist working to expose the 9-11 lies.

    Comment by rediscover911com | December 12, 2016 | Reply

  2. If Donald Trump is truly going to “make America Great again” his major task will be to round up this cabal of dual nationals, and send them to ‘Gitmo’ while they are deeply investigated for what really happened on 9/11, and when the truth is finally exposed, “deal with these people in the appropriate manner”.
    This group of ‘NeoCons’ who were behind Bush II’s Republican administration, somehow became Democrats this year, pushing Hillary Clinton’s bid for the Presidency. They CLEARLY have dual ‘Loyalty’s and while they continue in their present roles, are an ever present danger to the USA.
    If the USA has any BALLS at all, they will fix this problem immediately. Maybe Trump can actually make America Great Again.
    Take your country back, America.

    Comment by Brian Harry Australia | December 12, 2016 | Reply

  3. It’s nearly impossible to find well-informed people for this subject,
    however, you sound like you know what you’re talking
    about! Thanks

    Comment by internetseminarcomplaints | December 12, 2016 | Reply

  4. How the United States has been hijacked by these… people. And who are these people? The answer is laid bare by this and other reports….

    if you want to know. And if in doing so doesn’t become a crime. That is, legislated to be identified as anti-Semitic in criticism of Israel or anything said about its conductors, Israeli or otherwise. Especially if the perpetrator/conductor has dual citizenship.

    The very essence of the world of George Orwell’s dis-topian novel, 1984.

    How diabolical, to have established foreign countries to do Israel’s bidding: the alliance and commitment to Israel is one of the most insidious and guarded successes of the Zionist juggernaut. Consider the interweaving of alliances which tumbled Europe into its first European War and then consider how Israel has solidified MOA’s, agreements, treaties and ties and the future of any larger war in the middle east is ominous. Ominous, too, for those ensnared with Israel.

    The brutality and totalitarian state of Israel will be transported to those countries which succumb to this legislation to criminalize that criticism, if they are able to get their way. In the present, the extent of how the Zionists and their conductors have institutionalized destruction of those who have and perhaps now do so, is well in place.

    Comment by michael | January 25, 2019 | Reply

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