The Israeli attack on the humanitarian aid flotilla has rightfully scandalized the world but it has also brought out the flocks of rabid pro-Israeli zealots who viciously attack anyone anywhere who dares to suggest that Israel isn't always right about everything all the time. It might be important to understand where the Israeli propaganda they spread is coming from.
Not surprisingly, much of it originates in Israel. What may be surprising is that its specific origin is the LAP - the disinformation section of Mossad, Israel's secret police/CIA.
Since the Reagan era, Mossad's LAP has effectively acted as the propaganda arm of the Likkud, the very far-right - off the map far-right - political party that has controlled the Israeli govt for three decades despite rarely polling more than 20% of the vote at election time, more often than not being well below that. Israel is a multi-party system with proportional representation, and there is rarely a clear winner. The Likkud's 10+% has been enough to let it play kingmaker, allowing it to force the govt to follow its policies or fall. It even picks the PM more often than not, Bebe being one of its favorite whackos.
The Likkud maintains its base and attracts small percentages from other parties through the simple tactic of keeping people afraid. Whenever peace threatens to break out, the Likkud has Mossad arrange a "terrorist plot" which it blames on some Arab terrorist organization - an organization that often doesn 't exist and will never be heard from again. When Rabin shook Arafat's hand, Mossad agents immediately began to foment anger in the right-wing groups they control. There has been speculation for years that Rabin's assassin was pointed in the direction of his murder by a Mossad case officer. At the very least, his group was in regular contact with a LAP field manager.
Think I've gone too far? Here's an example of a fairly standard Mossad disinformation operation, like many of them not aimed at Israel's avowed enemies but at her allies.
Remember in the 1980's when there was a sudden panic over stories that Libyan assassination squads were in the US and planning to kill Ronnie Rayguns? This "information" was first supplied by Mossad and then supposedly "confirmed" by intercepts of coded transmissions from Khaddafi's HQ. The belief that this bogus intel was real led directly to Ronnie's bombing of Khaddafi's home compound and the killing of his adopted daughter.
Ten years later we found out that the whole thing was a Mossad propaganda op. They had invented non-existant Libyan hit squads, then planted a transmitter called Trojan in the desert near Khaddafi's HQ so it would seem as if the information they were feeding Washington came from there. The purpose of the op? To break down American perception that the danger from Middle Eastern terrorists was a distant threat, to make it feel imminent, something we had to protect ourselves from today, and therefore to draw us into Likkud's right-wing vision of Arab govts as rogue, crazy, whose motives for peace couldn't be trusted because they were fanatics. If we subscribed to that vision - as we apparently do now - our peace negotiations would become more like war negotiations. As indeed they did. When it looked like Jordan's King Hussein might be able to broker a peace deal for the Palestinians that a majority of the Israeli public would accept, Mossad set about a major operation to destabilize his govt.
I'm not making these things up. This is not speculation or conspiracy theory but fact. These things (and far worse, frankly) have been reported continuously over the years by disaffected ex-CA agents like Philip Agee, disillusioned ex-Mossad agents like Victor Ostrovsky, the foreign press, and even some mainstream USA media when it was unavoidable. This is also a published fact:
Mossad has at least one agent (and probably a lot more than that) attached to AIPAC's administration offices, both in NYC and DC. Their job is to organize the response of the pro-Israel lobby to any criticism whatever of Israel. They provide talking points (calling critics "anti-semites" has been a core Mossad TP since the early 80's), phony or doctored videos and recordings, phony or doctored documents, phony "journalists" and the supposed experts they interview.
But in the last few years it has gone farther than that. Taking a leaf from AEI's creation of the online right-wing echo chamber which was so successful for so long in dominating the media and hamstringing anything that threatened to be a sane, coherent discussion of real problems, Mossad's LAP has been identifying and then guiding gullible Xtianist/Zionist fanatics in the US, sending them like waves of plague-carrying flies to attack Israel's "enemies" in the blogosphere.
Now, I'm not saying that every blind-as-a-bat, foaming-at-the-mouth pro-Israeli zealot who calls you an anti-Semite for disagreeing with the Settler Movement or condemning the murder of aid workers like Rachel Corrie is a card-carrying member of Mossad. They probably aren't...most of them. But they are dupes and puppets of a fascist (there is no other accurate word for it) propaganda group that lies for a living (sound familiar?) and that, like Sean Hannity or Billo or Rush or Michelle, these gullible boneheads pass on this Mossad propaganda uncritically and without examination.
They are not to be trusted. The AIPAC party line is designed in Tel Aviv and transmitted from Mossad agents directly to us through the efforts of these mindless, automated stooges who would find an excuse for Israel no matter what she did. She could invade Italy and nuke Rome and these pimple-brains would be insisting that she had no choice because there was a terrorist cell of four men, each of whom had a razor, parked near the Parthenon. Case closed.
Don't fall for it. Anybody who calls you an anti-semite for criticizing Israel is a de facto if not de jure Mossad disinformation agent. Tell em that. And tell em I sent you.
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