Friday, July 13, 2012

The Senate (Including Rand Paul) Vote to Extend $9 Billion in Loan Guarantees for the Benefit of Israel

Martin Hill reports:

Have you heard about the the "United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012"? It was introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer on 3/6/12 with 71 Cosponsors.

The House passed their version [H.R.4133] on May 9, pledging unlimited loyalty and riches to our "special friend" Israel, with only two congressman dissenting- Ron Paul and Democrat John Dingell of Michigan.

The U.S. Senate passed their version on Friday June 29, 2012. Known in the Senate as S.2165, the measure guaranteed an astonishing $9 billion dollars in loans to Israel (plus all fees and interest!) in addition to giving "military assistance- stockpiles of defense articles" valued at $200 million for 2013 and $200 million for 2014.

Boxer praised passage of the bill, stating "I am so pleased that the Senate moved quickly to pass this important bill, which reaffirms the important bond between the United States and Israel and helps ensure that Israel has the necessary tools to defend itself in this time of dynamic change in the Middle East."

Initially seeking documentation of which way turncoat Rand Paul voted on this treasonous bill, I tried to find the roll call votes. But as Harry Reid pointed out during the session, "THE NEXT ROLL CALL VOTE WILL BE AT NOON ON TUESDAY, JULY 10". The Senators passed this bill anonymously, in a so-called "voice vote"!...

After tracking down the actual video of this travesty, which was no easy task- (they seem to make these things hard to find on purpose)- it was like watching something straight out of the twilight zone. Two old guys in suits mumbling under their breath in a strange monotone fashion, with the entire U.S. Senate taking literally less than six seconds total to squander 9 BILLION DOLLARS from the American people. A true outrage. They did not even call out each Senators name so that their constituents can hear whether they voted yea or nay.



Confirming Rand Paul's support of this bill was Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia, who said "I am very pleased that this important piece of legislation passed quickly and unanimously in the Senate today, demonstrating the United States' strong, unwavering commitment to Israel and its security and self-defense."

Several other alleged small-government "Tea Party" types supported this bill as well, including Freshman Senator Mike Lee of Utah, who was a cosponsor of the bill, and Congressman Justin Amash, who voted for the House version of the bill on May 9th. In reality, it is absurd to contend that anyone who even nods to the notion of limited Constitutional government would for one second consider guaranteeing $9 billion dollars in loans to anyone, ever.

The bill will soon be sent to Obama for his signature. By going to http://thomas.loc.gov and typing the term United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 in the search box, one can read full details on both the house and senate versions of this bill.

The Senate version summary states that

"it is U.S. policy to: (1) reaffirm the commitment to Israel's security as a Jewish state, (2) provide Israel with the military capabilities to defend itself and help preserve its qualitative military edge, (3) expand military and civilian cooperation, (4) assist in a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that results in two states living side by side in peace and security, and (5) encourage Israel's neighbors to recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should take specified actions to assist in Israel's defense.
Amends the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 to extend authority to transfer certain obsolete or surplus Department of Defense (DOD) items to Israel.
Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to extend authority to make additions to foreign-based defense stockpiles.
Amends the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 to extend specified loan guarantee authority to Israel.
The law required that a Senate report be done on the bill. The law required that a Senate report be done on the bill. On June 27, two days before the voice vote, Skull and bones member John Kerry presented the obligatory "written report No. 112-179"...



The report states "That the interest rate for loans guaranteed under this heading may include a reasonable fee to cover the costs and fees incurred by the borrower in connection with this program", but then goes on to state "That funds made available for assistance to Israel under chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be utilized by the Government of Israel to pay such fees to the United States Government"!

So we can charge them interest and fees on the $9 billion dollars, but then let them use our money to pay the fees!



36 comments:

  1. Weird, Amash is usually solid.

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  2. Anyone that does not recognize they have us by the balls, is just not paying attention. The question is why - how do they have the ability to steal 9B behind our backs, from a government that is literally drowning in debt. Blackmail? Threat to bring down our financial system? Our government? What?

    These people need our help like they need a hole in the head. They are more than capable of defending themselves, and have enough bombs to flatten the entire Middle East. They are now widely perceived as the source of many false flag operations and not near as friendly as they want everyone to believe. What gives?

    Thoughts???

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    1. I'm increasingly of the opinion that Mossad, which is an extremely effective and ruthless intelligence service, has had plenty of time to amass extensive dossiers on just about everyone in government. Combined with the fact that politicians are not known for their impulse control, it can't be hard to manipulate key people into voting the way they want.

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    2. I agree on the blackmail issue, as regards both personal blackmail against senators for whatever sexual peccadilloes they may have, or whatever it is they are worried about having exposed, as this has been a factor in the decisions of politicians bringing entire nations into both WWI and WWII.

      The other type of blackmail of course is the 'Samson Option', the threat of nuclear annihilation by Israel against every other country in the world, if the world does not comply and protect Israel against any existential threat. Our gutless politicians (if they were not Jewish) would actually have the balls to deal with this.

      It is a case of the slaves having to die along with the Pharaoh, or the slaves all having to die if they fail their rightful master in their asserted obligation to their rightful master, under the understanding of the highly dubious Christian and Judaic belief systems, both of which are entirely redundant in truth, as well as Islam, for their mindless acceptance to be party to the eternal and unceasing torture of all non-adherents to their particular gangster belief systems in fire or boiling excreta, or whatever turns those psychos on.

      These religions are the most clear example of communal acute psychosis in the history of the entire planet. I belief all Abrahamic cults are an extremely dangerous mental illness because of their threat to torture all other beings for eternity in this way, and think they should be banned by law.

      Israel? It should be declared non-legal due to the non-historicity of the holocaust on which it's foundation is based, and because of it's persistent illegality in disobeying all UN edicts for decades as regards handing back stolen territories and as regards the refusal by Israel to stop the illegal invasion of neighbouring territory by what can only be described as terrorism, or robbery with murderous violence, genocide in fact.

      All Israeli Jews should be sent, accompanied safely by UN peacekeeping troops (they would meet no resistance) to Birobidzan, a territory specially created for them as a secure homeland by Stalin in 1934, the size of Switzerland. After that, they would need no further nuclear weapons to 'defend themselves'.

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    3. Virtually every temple and Rabbi in the USA is mossad. They spend as much time spying on their own people to keep them in line as the rest of us. I think support for Israel comes with a lot of positive media coverage as the media is owned by Zionists, and with a lot of money and our politicians are 98 % lawyers, aka whores, they take it. Plus they do have dirt on people. Look at the Mossad's control of Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky whose parents are very tightly connected to Israel. Or how about Chandra Levy and Congressman Condit? How about the Jewish boyfriend of Governor Jim McGreevy? Israel has 400 nukes? When is enough , enough? Their military is far better equipped than ours, and we are forced to pay for it.

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    4. I agree on the blackmail issue, as regards both personal blackmail against senators for whatever sexual peccadilloes they may have, or whatever it is they are worried about having exposed, as this has been a factor in the decisions of politicians bringing entire nations into both WWI and WWII.

      The other type of blackmail of course is the 'Samson Option', the threat of nuclear annihilation by Israel against every other country in the world, if the world does not comply and protect Israel against any existential threat. Our gutless politicians (if they were not Jewish) would actually have the balls to deal with this.

      It is a case of the slaves having to die along with the Pharaoh, or the slaves all having to die if they fail their rightful master in their asserted obligation to their rightful master, under the understanding of the highly dubious Christian and Judaic belief systems, both of which are entirely redundant in truth, as well as Islam, for their mindless acceptance to be party to the eternal and unceasing torture of all non-adherents to their particular gangster belief systems in fire or boiling excreta, or whatever turns those psychos on.

      These religions are the most clear example of communal acute psychosis in the history of the entire planet. I belief all Abrahamic cults are an extremely dangerous mental illness because of their threat to torture all other beings for eternity in this way, and think they should be banned by law.

      Israel? It should be declared non-legal due to the non-historicity of the holocaust on which it's foundation is based, and because of it's persistent illegality in disobeying all UN edicts for decades as regards handing back stolen territories and as regards the refusal by Israel to stop the illegal invasion of neighbouring territory by what can only be described as terrorism, or robbery with murderous violence, genocide in fact.

      All Israeli Jews should be sent, accompanied safely by UN peacekeeping troops (they would meet no resistance) to Birobidzan, a territory specially created for them as a secure homeland by Stalin in 1934, the size of Switzerland. After that, they would need no further nuclear weapons to 'defend themselves'.

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    5. Too late! she cried. They OWN the USA. When you OWN something, you can collect rent and that's what they're doing. They OWN the congress, senate, banks, supeme court, the White House...What part of COUP don't you understand?

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    6. Thank you Henry. There is nothing to say that wars ever had to be fought with guns.

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  3. Amash recants his original support for the bill:

    http://www.facebook.com/repjustinamash/posts/399961023376643

    "I have reconsidered my support for any bill like H.R. 4133, as it pertains to ANY country, in the future.

    I recognize that there is a lot of misinformation about this bill. It does only one genuinely substantive thing: It extends an existing line of credit for about three more years. This is not additional funding and certainly not "unlimited aid."

    I also disagree with commenters who believe that foreign MILITARY aid and alliances are unconstitutional. If the U.S. government concludes that they are beneficial to OUR defense, then they certainly are constitutional as a Necessary and Proper correlate of Congress's power to raise and support Armies. This has been the view in our country from the Founders on.

    However, as a policy matter, I believe that the U.S. should not extend credit (or aid) to another country on an ongoing basis through legislation. It's time for the U.S. to stop acting as a bank to the rest of the world. After all, with Congress and the President refusing to make any substantial changes to our spending policies, our government simply doesn't have any money to lend."

    Very disappointed, although this appears to be his first major blunder (to my knowledge). Hopefully, nothing else like this in the future.

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    1. He's just another piece of sh#t !!

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    2. "I also disagree with commenters who believe that foreign MILITARY aid and alliances are unconstitutional. If the U.S. government concludes that they are beneficial to OUR defense, then they certainly are constitutional as a Necessary and Proper correlate of Congress's power to raise and support Armies. This has been the view in our country from the Founders on."

      Did he just say that? Because it's military aid and not economic aid and because the U.S. government "concludes" that it's beneficial to "our" defense then it's constitutional? Give me a break. And therefore it's "necessary and proper" to raise and supports armies...in/for other countries...

      Right...

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  4. There is no such thing as a blunder.

    These people are highly educated and know damn well what they're doing. If they voted in favor of something it is because they either truly believe in it, or because it was good for their careers.
    And if it was in some way the result of political pressure, then they have no backbone.

    Whichever way you put it, it is simply another on a mountain of evidence that virtually no politician can be trusted with liberty.

    As usual, the only one with a backbone is a man with decades of consistency: Ron Paul.
    The rest are statists, without exception, plain and simple.

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    1. AIPAC vets EVERY politician and has enough money and clout to destroy ANY politician's career that does not agree with it.
      AIPAC (along with CAIR, $PLC, ACLU, ADL, LaRaza, NAACP, American communist party, etc.) should be required to register as "agents of a foreign government" with the US State Department.
      Our country has been hijacked by "israel-firsters" who look out for the interests of israel, even if their "interests" are detrimental to the USA.
      Our country is loaded with "dual-nationality" israelis that don't give a damn about the USA, their "benefactor".
      These same people and their "fellow travelers" use the "holocaust" and "anti-semitism" cards to defuse any opposition to their policies.
      Folks, just as the black "race card" is "played out" so are the jewish "holocaust" and ""antisemitism" cards . . .

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    2. Ron Paul proves you wrong.

      Again, any other politician is voting for loan because they believe in it, because it furthers their career, or because they have no backbone.

      It is quite possible to be against this loan, provided you have a spine and put principles before a career in the upper echelons of the two-party system.
      So again, they have no excuse. No need, even, to complain about AIPAC.
      Complaining about AIPAC only minimized the responsibility of the politicians.

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  5. Trusting any politician to not act in the interest of the power structure is naivety. Ethical solutions come from the market.

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  6. Wonder if I could get them to cosign a car loan for my son. My wife and I don`t feel comfortable about doing it.

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  7. The howls of antisemitism that would ensue are still no excuse for Rand to sell his soul. This is the guy who proposed cutting 500 billion from the federal budget? The world is a stage and Rand is trying his best performance. Luckily anarcho-capitalists are good at smelling bull-sh**.

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  8. Ron, and I guess mr Dingell, are really the exceptions that prove the rule. Washington is our green zone. they have a totally different day to day reality than the rest of America.

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  9. No surprise.

    My question is why do California statist-liberals continue to vote for defense industry whores Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein?

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  10. Why doesn't Israel just get a money order from China? Cut out the middle man, I say.

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    1. Well played, well played. I guess they need the middleman to maintain the shell game lest Boobus Americanus realize they're stealing from their children to borrow money from a Communist country to give away to foreigners.

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  11. Come, come, people. The simple truth is that it is anti-semitic for "our government" to not hand over the stupid American people and their property to Israel to do with them what they will. Our rulers are so moral and noble.

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  12. With so much total electronic surveillance going on, why should we assume that the lives of the members of Congress are exempt from the snooping? The tens of thousands of laws and regulations out there means that everyone of us, including all the members of Congress, is at one time or another, wittingly or unwittingly guilty of a felony. Seen in this light, these unanimous votes should not be surprising. They are being blackmailed! What else can explain the bizarre voting of small government types? Are they really afraid of accusations of anti-semitism from the people back home? I doubt it.

    What is ironic about all this is that Congress is itself very likely now the victim of the assaults on the Bill of Rights that it has enthusiastically engineered against us starting with the Patriot Act. I can hardly wait for Obama to have them all arrested and detained indefinitely under the powers of the NDAA which they so generously handed him. It couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch!

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  13. Amash's reply is pathetic, just pathetic.

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  14. S.2165
    Latest Title: United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012
    Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] (introduced 3/6/2012) Cosponsors (71)
    Related Bills:H.R.4133
    Latest Major Action: 7/9/2012 Held at the desk.
    Senate Reports: 112-179

    3/6/2012:
    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
    6/19/2012:
    Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
    6/27/2012:
    Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Kerry with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 112-179.
    6/27/2012:
    Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 437.
    6/29/2012:
    Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4779-4780; text as passed in Senate: CR S4779-4780)
    6/29/2012:
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    7/9/2012 2:02pm:
    Received in the House.
    7/9/2012 6:26pm:
    Held at the desk

    Held at Desk (House)
    A House bill or resolution that hasn't had committee referral or floor action. It could also be a Senate bill or resolution received in the House but not yet referred to a House committee or scheduled for House floor action.

    MONDAY, JULY 16TH
    On Monday, the House is not in session.

    TUESDAY, JULY 17TH

    On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
    Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

    1) S. 2039 - A bill to allow a State or local government to construct levees on certain properties otherwise designated as open space lands (Sponsored by Sen. John Hoveven / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

    2) S. 1959 - Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act of 2011, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr / Judiciary Committee)

    3) H.R. 6018 - To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2013, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

    4) S. 2165 - United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 (Sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer / Foreign Affairs Committee)

    5) S. 2009 - Insular Areas Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Bingaman / Foreign Affairs Committee)

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    1. Are we five minutes to midnight? (the eleventh hour)

      Boys and Girls, this is a wake up call When you read into SEC. 3. STATEMENT OF UNITED STATES POLICY, you will see (5) To support Israel’s inherent right to self-defense., this simply stated mean by law, not by treaty, when imperil state of Israel start off in one of her reckless adventures, will be force by law, not by treaty to support her no matter with the consequences could be for the United States. For this we and are children and are children children will being paying the price for these poorly thought out words that have be scribble out on a parchment, to protect someone political career. So as you drive your shiny tin box with its frosty cold air conditioners, and as you are trying to make a command decision on what frozen meal to buy, and as you watch “Dancing With The Stars”, with that, some time on Tuesday July 17, 2012 shall forever change are world.

      When Kaiser Wilhelm gave Franz Joseph the blessing to punish Serbia for what happen to Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and the start of WWI

      "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."

      Sir Edward Grey 1914

      In all my fifty years of public service, I have never seen a document so crowded with infamous falsehoods and distortions, on a scale so huge that I never imagined until today that any government on this planet was capable of uttering them. Cordell Hull, Secretary of State, at the time of the attack on Peal Harbor

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  15. Rand Paul did not "vote" for the bill, he abstained. Even if he did vote against it, it would have passed 99-1, lotta good that does besides a LR circle jerk in the back room. This website is a neocon disinfo site, beware people.

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  16. Our elected "folks" (LOL) in D.C. are nothing more than political prostitutes of the highest order!

    A Patriot

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  17. people are starving right here at home, homes are being foreclosed and people have no jobs, we bail out banks and give multi million dollar bonuses to banking and criminal investors, yet we give billions to apartheid Israel for weapons and incursion and construction of "settler" homes in Palestine and demolish palestinian homes and farms that stand in their way. They are agressive, abusive war mongerers who care crap about anyone but themselves and we are supporting that while we starve and go homeless right here.

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  18. there are just a few things needed to be in gov step one be a giant prick and step two well there is no step two

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  19. Remember the anthrax letters the terrorists sent to senators for not supporting an American crusade against Arabs?

    What was the name of the foreign company that gets contracts to wiretap congress with data and communication services?

    Please continue shopping citizens.

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  20. OMG. WTF are the american people going to do about this mess?

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  21. The U.S. will keep bending over for these people until "Israel" is "wiped off the map" - or whatever the guy said.

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  22. Our Gov't begrudges anything they have to do for the people who put them there!! The Israeli Gov't is the Mossad. Terrorists.

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  23. Great to see Ron Paul refusing to compromise despite everyone else in his "limited government" party doing exactly that and pressuring him to cave.

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  24. Israeli Spying in the United States

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2009/03/12/israeli-spying-in-the-united-states/

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