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Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks


#1

Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks

Bill Moyers, Michael Winship

Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday was the presence in the visitor’s gallery of one man – Sheldon Adelson.


#2

For me, it's been obvious that American democracy started to die a quiet slow death around 1972. But to see the members of somebody's, not the people's representatives, bounce up and down like marionettes in this land's most important democratic building, the House of Representatives, the very symbol of American Democracy, was one of the most disgraceful spectacles in the history of that institution. Look at the face of Mr. Adelson, his is the face of the new America, the America of the plutocrats. I couldn't help but think how quaint Woody Guthrie's democratic vision seems today, in memoriam.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxiMrvDbq3s


#3

Mr Speaker,

It came off without a hitch. The non-sequential unmarked bills are in the enclosed envelope. I trust you will find the amount more than satisfactory.

G-d bless America.

Your trusted ally,

Sheldon


#4

Thanks for this piece, Bill and Michael. And thanks to Common Dreams for publishing it. I had of course heard Mr. Adelson's name before (in connection with Scott Walker), but I had little to no definite idea of his power and influence, especially in Israel.


#5

There is no question that Sheldon Adelson is a player and one who places his considerable financial bets on protecting Israel and its policies of aggression.

With that being said, I'm surprised that Bill Moyers limited his indictment to Sheldon Alone. If he and Mr. Winship added that our Congress is held hostage ALSO by the likes of ALEC, emissaries of the MIC (i.e. today's war profiteers), media moguls, the Koch Brothers, the Waltons, and the banksters... that would present a far more accurate case and characterization.


#6

Who invited him? We know why, but who is responsible for his attendance, where did he park, stay, and who was he sitting with. Those answers tell even more.


#7

What's really telling is to watch our congress being subverted by a foreigner. It was really revolting to watch our congressman act like a bunch of fools jumping up and down, and applauding. And you know of course the members of AIPAC were watching to see who did not participate.


#8

Adelson's hideous visage reveals his inner rot. Is he even human?


#9

When Israel Hayom prints a headline "US Voted To Sever Ties With Israel" that will be both news and hope.


#10

Adelson is smart enough to know that he is a toad and nobody will cry when he leaves this earth. In fact, he knows his heirs will jump for joy when he kicks for the last time. He appears to be preparing to leave it and take us all with him. But this is one sociopath that can actually do it.


#11

My immediate feeling is "What con game is Adelson playing now?"


#12

This is one sociopath who is looking to try a brain translate.


#13

Netanyahu Blecchhhanyahu

I have extreme bipartisan politics fatigue.

It makes all the sense in the world that a politician from some other semi-autonomous USA satellite would insinuate his slimy snake-oiled pabulum into this hopeless freak show. Like it matters.

In the end we will bomb someone else who has oil or what’s left of the clean water once we completely siphon away and poison our own supply through the insanity of fracking to make sure these rich robots get richer.

We, or our so-called representatives regardless of party affiliation, will seduce or be seduced by those in the neighborhood of our other war-devastated no-man’s lands for access to oil profits. Those are the “allies” who are frightened enough (or are made tumescent and bleary-eye by the promise of riches) by our scruple-less behavior to decide that joining us is more lucrative than fighting us.

That this absurd construct, that has the unmitigated blarney to claim it is all being done in the name of justice and freedom, produces other vile megalomaniac forces to combat and/or escape their own hopelessness and desperation can neither come as a surprise or unexpected.

What a bunch of nimrods.


#14

It is long past time for all good Americans to come to the aid of their party, the human race, and boycott and sanction every enterprise in which Sheldon Adelson and his ilk are engaged. He did not get those billions from nowhere, but from milking gullible gamblers in his casinos, etc.

Bill Slavick


#15

Yeah....thanks for bringing up the point of his casinos---his ugliness and his impotence have to be compensated for with his predation, inner and outer corruption, and ironically, his contempt for democracy. Thus, he shows his power where as a man, a human, and a father, he is an abject pathetic failure. I doubt he senses that at any point because as some poster noted, he is a sociopath. Jewry should be ashamed of him. He and his moneyed ilk make me wish there were a god and a judgment day....... Moyers, always the gentleman, grotesquely understated the evil of Adelson, Netanyahu, their ilk, and their puppets. And who pays in this war .....NUKULAR (sic).....that they're fomenting? Another sign of impotence, that sending of other people's sons and daughters to wars?? Feh. So help me, I cannot understand how people like him and the Kocks (sic) and their peers and sycophants continue to live........


#16

Fools? smile You are as understating as Moyers! And I doubt they were acting.......


#17

Boy, talk about a picture being worth the proverbial thousand words. The good news is how much longer could Adelson possibly live,,,,, and why?


#18

With the republicans bringing Netanyahu to Congress as a grandstand play ,
only brings into the open what is going on behind closed doors.
Israel runs the elected officials , including MOST of the democrats.
The AIPAC controls the candidates to be elected behind closed doors.

Israel OWNS us today...
Obama administration 'supplied bunker-busting bombs to Israel'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/julian-borger-global-security-blog/2011/sep/27/iran-nuclear-weapons


U.S. Quietly Supplies Israel With Bunker-Busting Bombs
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/24/world/us-quietly-supplies-israel-with-bunker-busting-bombs.html


USA supplied Israel Sarin Plutonium and Depleted Uranium on plane which crashed in Europe COVER-UP


January 11, 2009
Is the US and Israel Planning a Broader Middle East War?
Shipping 3,000-odd tons of ammunition in one lot.
London brokers say This large amount of weapons is rare.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=11743


Israel is widely believed to be the sixth country in the world to have developed nuclear weapons
and to be one of four nuclear-armed countries not recognized as a Nuclear Weapons State
by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the others being India, Pakistan and North Korea


US pays Israel to Spy On American Citizens


U.S. Nuclear Weapons Being 'Guarded' by Israel
Sept. 26 2007
(May also have an inside shot at U.S. water supply)..

http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2007/09/26/8910.shtml


#20

Are there any to fight for, rather than against, America?


#22

Time to stop playing by the rules. Deport people like Adelson before they deport America.