Since Barack Obama was elected President, Republicans have taken extraordinary actions that portend they are decidedly un-American. It began on Inauguration night in 2009 when a group of Republicans met in private and plotted to subvert the new President’s attempt to salvage the nation’s economy after Bush-Republicans nearly destroyed it. Since that despicable meeting, Republicans have deliberately tried to endanger the full faith and credit of the United States by causing a credit default; a clear violation of the United States Constitution. Their actions did engender the nation’s only credit downgrade. They have also held the nation hostage and caused a government shutdown over a legally passed law their wealthy donors refuse to accept.
Recently, the Speaker of the House invited a foreigner posing as America’s president to address the United States Congress to lobby for war with Iran, and when those efforts failed to deliver, a group of 47 Republican senators issued an open letter to Iran informing them that America is deceitful and cannot be trusted. Like inviting a foreigner to subvert the President of the United States ability to conduct foreign policy, the goal of the Republicans’ letter was to assist a warmongering foreigner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, start a war with Iran that Americans will pay for and fight and die in. Although those acts appeared traitorous, there was, unfortunately, no clear-cut legal violation the Department of Justice could even investigate, much less prosecute, what many, many Americans consider treason.
Now it is reported that during secret nuclear negotiations between the United Nations P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel spied on Americans, stole highly classified secret information, and fed it directly to traitorous Republicans in a continued attempt to empower Israel to manipulate American foreign policy and start a war with Iran. If Americans failed to believe that America did not need to re-evaluate its unconditional support for Israel before, this deliberate and concerted effort between Israel and Republicans to subvert American foreign policy cannot be ignored. Israel is not America’s friend, much less its ally, and is proving itself to be just as dangerous to this country as subversives in the Republican movement. It is at least time to impose economic sanctions and stop funding Israel’s military.
Apparently it is normal for America’s so-called ally, Israel, to spy on its military funding mechanism as a matter of course. Maybe because Israel thinks America is Israel’s underling, it does not consider it spying since they think America is controlled by Benjamin Netanyahu. However, Netanyahu is a foreigner; he is not an American citizen, he is not a member of Congress, and he sure as Hell is not the nation’s president; the only government official the United States Constitution empowers to conduct foreign policy. It is a fact that Netanyahu and Republicans cannot accept and brands them as anti-American and enemies of the Constitution.
Still that inconvenient truth did not stop Israel from spying on America during the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran, stealing classified information, and then passing the secrets to Republicans in Congress to sabotage the legal President’s efforts to conduct foreign policy to avoid another Israeli-incited Middle East war. No matter how one looks at it, this is a deliberate attempt to subvert the authority of the United States by a foreign government conspiring with a group of traitors ensconced in the United States Congress.
According to White House officials, the subversive plot was discovered when American intelligence agencies intercepted communications among Israeli officials about the secret talks that could have come only from Israeli spies who passed classified information to Republicans in Congress. Apparently, American intelligence officials expected Israel to spy on the highly confidential talks between America, the United Nations P5+1, and Iran, but they likely did not expect the Israeli spies to pass the secret intelligence on to Republicans to subvert American foreign policy; foreign policy that did not conform to the demands of a foreign warmonger Benjamin Netanyahu.
Sure, when John Boehner went behind the President’s back and invited a foreigner to act like he was the nation’s president to address Congress and lobby for an American war with Iran, it was just a “breach of diplomatic protocol.” And according to legal experts, when 47 Republicans in the Senate signed an open letter to Iranian hardliners informing them that President Barack Obama had no right to represent America in a U.N. Security Council negotiation with Iran, there was no legal violation. However, the real outrage, and seeming treason, with the latest Republican anti-American subversion is that the Republicans received stolen classified intelligence from a foreign nation to subvert the United States of America’s ability to conduct foreign policy that Israel refuses to sanction.
Now it is beyond dispute that Israel has been secretly conspiring with Republican subversives inside the American government to undermine this country’s foreign policy. As the White House said in a statement, “It is one thing for the U.S. and Israel to spy on each other. It is another thing for Israel to steal U.S. secrets and play them back to U.S. legislators to undermine U.S. diplomacy.” This is just unacceptable and further illustrates why America may be Israel’s greatest, and only, ally, but Israel is no friend of America; period. It is true Israel uses America for its own best interests, and has no problem demanding that American taxpayers support its military, but the so-called ‘special relationship‘ with America is one-sided and seriously needs to be regulated.
Israel spied on its “ally” and then attempted to use the stolen intelligence to help Republicans, primarily Republican leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, “foment a rebellion against the President of the United States;” something that fits the legal definition of sedition. It is part and parcel of a concerted effort by Netanyahu and Republicans that began with a foreigner acting like he was America’s president when Boehner conspired with the Israeli to undermine American foreign policy.
This idea of spying on America and passing secrets to subversives in government, along with Netanyahu’s speech are steps in a “broader campaign” to help Republicans seize power over foreign policy from the legally elected President and transfer it to a foreigner. It seems outrageous that America’s so-called ally is spying on this nation to begin with, but stealing highly classified intelligence and passing it to rebellion-minded subversives inside the government to undermine American foreign policy is beyond partisan politics; it is sedition. And no, just because Republicans’ first priorities are advancing the interests of Israel over America does not meant their actions in conspiring with a foreigner are excusable, and in many Americans’ minds it is treason and sedition. At the very least it is just another in a long line of actions that define Republicans, and their little foreign warmonger pal as what they really are; dastardly un-Americans.
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