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    According to Indictment, AIPAC Has Been Under Investigation Since Early 1999 By Andrew I. Killgore Washington Report, November 2005, page 19
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      According to Indictment,
      AIPAC Has Been Under Investigation Since Early 1999
      By Andrew I. Killgore
      Washington Report, November 2005, page 19

      Who launched the current FBI investigation of AIPAC (the American
      Israel Public Affairs Committee), Israel's principal lobby in the
      United States? The original version had it that Secretary of State
      Condoleezza Rice was told about the investigation soon after President
      George W. Bush began his first term of office. That was in early 2001.

      According to a story by Laura Rozen in The Nation of July 14, 2005,
      President Bush, after long refusing to meet with PLO chief Yasser
      Arafat, had decided to meet Arafat at the September 2001 opening
      session of the United Nations General Assembly "if progress were made
      in high level talks between Palestinians and the Israelis." Citing a
      Sept. 9, 2001 article by Jane Perlez in The New York Times, Rozen said
      that, after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the Bush/Arafat meeting never
      took place. Rice, reportedly concerned over the leak of sensitive
      administration intelligence in the Perlez article, then demanded an
      FBI investigation. This meant that the investigation began in early
      September 2001.

      But from the Aug. 4 indictment of former AIPAC foreign policy director
      Steve Rosen and former AIPAC Iran specialist Keith Weissman, it now
      appears that Rosen has been under FBI surveillance since early 1999.
      Specifically, the indictment says, Rosen talked on April 13, 1999 with
      "Foreign Official 1," an Israeli, disclosing "codeword protected

      The indictment of Rosen and Weissman triggered a statement by "Mideast
      analyst" Kenneth Pollack that he is one of the two (U.S.) government
      officials referred to in the Rosen and Weissman indictment as
      "USGO-1"; the other official, "USGO-2", was identified by "sources" as
      David Satterfield, a former deputy assistant secretary of state.
      Pollack—husband of CNN reporter Andrea Koppel and son-in-law of ABC's
      Ted Koppel—formerly worked as a staffer on President Bill Clinton's
      National Security Council. The Pollack-Satterfield story is carried in
      the Aug. 31 edition of Israel's Jerusalem Post. Pollack denies giving
      AIPAC any classified information.

      Presumably the Israel lobby's political clout would preclude an FBI
      investigation of the AIPAC colossus unless it had the president's
      approval. If the wording of Rosen's indictment is correct, it means
      that the investigation was ongoing during the presidency of Bill
      Clinton, who was all but surrounded by Zionists. The fact that the
      investigation is continuing means that President Bush is aware of it
      and, so far, approving it.

      After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the Bush/Arafat meeting never took
      Rosen is a very, very big fish in the Israel/AIPAC Fifth Column that
      subverts U.S. Middle East policy. He expanded AIPAC's focus from the
      Congress to the State Department, the Pentagon, the White House—and to
      the Republican Party. According to The Washington Post of May 19,
      2005, "For more than two decades Rosen has been the mainstay of AIPAC
      and the architect of the group's ever-increasing clout. Though Rosen
      is listed below Executive Director Howard Kohr on AIPAC's
      organizational chart, people familiar with AIPAC's history say that
      Kohr is a protégé of Rosen's and got that job with his help. Kohr
      declined to be interviewed about Rosen. `He [Rosen] is a quiet guy,'
      said M.J. Rosenberg, director of policy analysis for the Israel Policy
      Forum, another pro-Israel group, and a former AIPAC employee. `But
      everyone knows he's the brains behind the outfit.'"

      In the above-mentioned Nation article, Rozen spoke of a "chill" in the
      media world from the jailing of The New York Times' Judith Miller, and
      the FBI investigation of AIPAC. "The danger," Rozen wrote, "is that
      this would enable the Bush administration to shape policies with even
      less consultation from the public and Congress." David Ignatius took
      up the same "chill" line in his Aug. 24 Washington Post op-ed.

      The chill effect is based on a benevolent view of AIPAC as
      contributing to an open debate of American foreign policy formulation.
      Others view AIPAC as the "800-pound gorilla" that squeezes U.S. policy
      into a painfully narrow Zionist-centric focus of "Israel
      right-or-wrong," and "America take the hindmost."

      This 800-pound AIPAC controls some three dozen misleadingly-named
      pro-Israel political action committees that can and do give $100,000
      to a "good" electoral candidate or withhold any money at all from a
      "bad" candidate. Names such as Delaware Valley PAC, Florida
      Congressional Committee, Georgia Peach and St. Louisians for Better
      Government contain no hint of Israel-Firstism, but are all part of the
      Israel lobby. The definition of "good" or "bad" is based entirely on
      whether the candidate votes, or will vote, on issues important to
      Israel, as defined by AIPAC. The mildest criticism of Israel earns a
      "bad" record, and automatic opposition by AIPAC.

      The 800-pound AIPAC generously offers to provide a senator or
      congressman with a "free" intern for his or her office who, of course,
      reports back to AIPAC any slippage in support for Israel. Any
      reluctance to accept an intern arouses suspicion that the elected
      official is a secret "anti-Semite."

      AIPAC's Placement Service
      This AIPAC works diligently to place neocons at the Pentagon, the
      White House (especially on the National Security Council staff) and
      State Department, and provides "experts" to testify on critical
      television programs. One such example is the placing of neocon Douglas
      Feith as under secretary of defense at the Pentagon. Feith created a
      private intelligence service, the office of Special Plans (OSP), which
      fed outlandish bits of intelligence to the White House. The OSP
      "proved" that Iraq had non-existent weapons of mass destruction. Feith
      finally has resigned his position.

      Another example was the placing of the noisome neocon John Bolton as
      under secretary of state. Bolton is now U.S. ambassador to the United
      Nations under an interim recess appointment.

      The 800-pound AIPAC includes the Israel lobby's hometown newspaper,
      The Washington Post, whose journalists never write a critical word
      about Israel, and which recently tried to bury a story about the FBI
      investigation of Pentagon Iran analyst Larry Franklin by publishing it
      in the "Metro" section.

      This AIPAC is like a parallel government in Washington—except that it
      fights any American effort that Israel wants fought. It is a parallel
      government whose spiritual heart is in Tel Aviv, not in Washington,
      DC. The trials of Franklin and former AIPAC honchos Rosen and
      Weissman, if they occur as scheduled in January 2006, may reveal the
      true subversive face of AIPAC—and, finally, make it possible for the
      U.S. to adopt Middle East policies that promote its own interests.

      Andrew I. Killgore is publisher of the Washington Report on Middle
      East Affairs.



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