One lesson I’ve learned many times is “that which is done in the dark is eventually brought to light.” And in this case, it applies very aptly to the situation with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) also known as the Iranian nuclear agreement.
We shared here the pronouncement of one creative writer, the Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, who admitted that he spun a false narrative to the media in order to deceive the American people. We also shared here the perverse free market designs of Boeing which expended nearly a million dollars to lobby on Capitol Hill against blocking the JCPOA. Boeing wanted to get first dibs on selling commercial airliners to Iran – fine, but why boost the economy of our enemy?
And here’s the latest, which makes you wonder, what do the Jews in Israel think of their brethren here in America?
As reported by the Jewish Press, “The far-left J-Street lobby, which calls itself a “pro-peace” and “pro-Israel” organization, received $576,500 dollars last year to push the Obama Administration’s Iran deal, via the Ploughshares Fund, according to an AP report.
The Ploughshares Fund, one of the main groups named by the Obama administration’s spin doctor Ben Rhodes, set its sights on other media organizations in its campaign too. Their goal, according to Rhodes was to set up an echo chamber of pro-Iran messages bouncing back and forth between different organizations and individuals.
For instance, utilizing the services of the GMMB.com ad agency, the Ploughshares Fund attempted to directly reach politically active US Jews via online advertising on Israeli and Jewish websites, with a budget in the tens of thousands of dollars.
GMMB was particularly interested in advertising on JewishPress.com, which did not run their ads. They were even willing to prepay for their campaign.
Two other sites GMMB expressed interested in advertising on were the Times of Israel and the JPost.com.
Banner ads that ran in the various newspapers and websites appeared to be from different organizations, which then led to different pro-Iran Deal websites and YouTube channels.
The Times of Israel ran ads for an organization called “No Nukes for Iran Project“, which of course supported the Iran deal. Ads were also run on Google. But the underlying account name from the back-end ad server sent to JewishPress.com said “Ploughshare Fund”.
The Associated Press explored the 2015 Annual Report of the Ploughshares Fund, a fund mentioned in the expose/profile of Rhodes published last week by The New York Times. In that profile, Rhodes boasted about the main groups responsible for helping to create the “echo chamber” that promoted the Iran deal despite facts that contradicted the hype.
A fact sheet distributed this weekend by The Israel Project (TIP) managing director Omri Ceren noted The Ploughshares Fund is a donation hub that has distributed millions of dollars in recent years to groups pushing the Iran deal.
After Congress failed to defeat the deal, Ploughshares President Joseph Cirincione published a video and letter boasting about how the echo chamber – over 85 groups and 200 people – was created with Ploughshares money: “groups and individuals were decisive in the battle for public opinion and as independent validators… they lacked a common platform – a network to exchange information and coordinate efforts.
The Ploughshares Fund gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year towards the mission to report on the Iran deal, funding reports on related issues and NPR’s annual report.”
Ok, the first thing I must ask is why did U.S. taxpayer dollars go to National Public Radio when they seem to be easily bought to proliferate the liberal progressive ideological agenda? And why is it that this group, the Ploughshare Fund, found it possible to influence the foreign policy of the United States?
Now, here’s the real question: was this action sanctioned by the Obama White House? Was this something about which President Barack Hussein Obama had full knowledge — and please, spare me the inane retorts of he did not.
If your Deputy National Security Advisor was coordinating with these groups in an effort to deceive and mislead the media — meaning the American people — the president has culpability and is complicit.
Or could it be that Obama just sits back and takes his orders from the modern day American Rasputin, Valerie Jarrett? And let me be very clear, one of the main reasons this endeavor wasn’t defeated was because of the efforts of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn), who didn’t follow the Constitution to have this measure considered as a treaty — meaning the president would’ve had to receive a two-thirds majority for approval. Instead, Sen. Corker aided President Obama by perverting regular order and putting the onus on the Senate to have a two-thirds majority to defeat the measure.
And as we shared here, it was then child’s play for Obama, who used Joe Biden to visit Capitol Hill, to
persuade coerce enough Democrats to filibuster the measure. In the end, the JCPOA never even saw the Senate floor. It was never brought up for a vote, as Obama and his minions defeated it by filibuster — regardless of what had happened in the U.S. House of Representatives.
But how profound it is that a so-called Jewish group, J-Street, would ally itself with a cause that could lay the path towards an eventual destruction of the Jewish homeland, Israel? And that’s not a far-fetched assertion. Consider that with the billions of dollars released to the Iranians, the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, where those funds could end up? Easily in the hands of Hamas who uses the funds to build their tunnels into Israel from Gaza. Easily in the hands of Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy Army that controls Lebanon and operates freely supporting Assad in Syria. Easily in the hands of the Quds Force, a designated terrorist organization, operating in Syria. Easily into the hands of Russia for the purchase of new military weapons to include the venerable and lethal S-300.
This is the America Barack Obama has created. His wily smile only betrays his true nefarious intents and objectives. This is the most treacherous presidential administration we shall ever know, unless we’re dumb enough as a nation to elect Hillary Clinton, or worse, an avowed socialist in Bernie Sanders. Jesus was betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver. J-Street, Ploughshares Fund, NPR, Ben Rhodes, and many others may have accepted a far bigger bounty, but their treachery and betrayal is no different.
As Roman statesman Marcus Tulius Cicero proclaimed:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
Consider Cicero’s words as we draw closer to the 2016 presidential election.