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  • Chuck Hagel’s colleague: So many Jews, so much disloyalty

    01/29/2013 3:40:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    As I have noted a couple times, Chuck Hagel has served as chairman for the Atlantic Council. His vice chairman is Chas Freeman. In a speech in Moscow on December, Freeman took to decrying the “fifth column” of disinformation agents in the United States who act on Israel’s behalf. Aside from the fact that Jews in particular have been branded for hundreds and hundreds of years as disloyal to their countries, the speech is a shocking diatribe that builds on the notion that behind any pro-Israel journalism is a “fifth column” of Jews. A reader asks whether Freeman was actually...
  • Hagel Allies Coordinate Smear Campaign Against Critics, Emails Reveal

    01/14/2013 3:35:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/14/13 | Adam Kredo
    A group of anti-Israel activists and journalists are engaged in a coordinated campaign to stifle criticism of controversial secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel by attacking the former Republican senator’s critics, according to emails obtained by the Free Beacon. Fenton communications chief executive officer David Fenton, the Atlantic’s national correspondent James Fallows, former diplomat Charles ‘Chas’ Freeman, Just Foreign Policy director Robert Naiman, and American Conservative founding editor Scott McConnell participated in a recent email exchange dedicated to silencing Hagel’s critics, the emails reveal. The emailers targeted recent comments made by Elliott Abrams, a former Bush administration National Security Council...
  • ANOTHER LOUSY Intelligence Pick by Dennis Blair

    03/15/2009 4:23:55 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 357+ views
    Newsweek/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/15/09 | Yidwithlid
    Chas Freeman was not the only questionable selection by Intelligence Chief Dennis Blair. Newsweek is reporting problems with another pick another Blair pick: John Deutch. Deutch is a former head of the CIA who was a bit sloppy with our nations secrets : Add president Obama's national intelligence czar, Dennis Blair, to the list of embattled top-level appointees. Blair, a retired four-star Navy admiral who attended Oxford with Bill Clinton, courted controversy among pro-Israel and anti-China activists this month when he named Charles (Chas) Freeman, an outspoken former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to chair the National Intelligence Council, a committee...
  • US Preparing for a Post-Israel Middle East?

    09/01/2012 3:35:09 PM PDT · by rmlew · 36 replies
    Foreign Policy Journal ^ | August 28, 2012 | Franklin Lamb
    BEIRUT — Congresswoman Illena Ros-Lehtinen will have her hands full as she makes the political and social rounds at this month’s Republican National Convention. Illena is the only female committee chair in the House of Representatives and arguably Israel’s most ardent agent. She is a constant thorn in the Obama administration’s side, regularly castigating the president for playing “political games with U.S. foreign policy” and being “soft on Iran” and undermining the legitimacy of Israel. Ros-Lehtinen is a congressional cheer leader also for her Jewish voters in Florida—a key battleground in the rapidly approaching US presidential election. Most recently, Ros-Lehtinen...
  • Nine Big Stories the Mainstream Media Missed in 2009 (Foxnews slams MSM for noncoverage!)

    12/31/2009 7:09:25 AM PST · by DannyTN · 12 replies · 1,463+ views
    From radical advisers in the Obama White House to hacked e-mails showing questionable work by climate scientists, 2009 has seen its share of scandals. But if you only followed the mainstream media, you might have missed some of the biggest stories of the year. Here's a list of the top nine stories the mainstream media ignored in the past year. (Slideshow at link)
  • Obama's Intelligence Choice;a China apologist and Israel basher to write his intel summaries.

    06/02/2009 12:23:05 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 2 replies · 388+ views
    wsj ^ | February 25, 2009 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    The president picks a China apologist and Israel basher to write his intelligence summaries. During the presidential campaign, a constant refrain of Barack Obama and other Democratic candidates was that the Bush administration had severely politicized intelligence, resulting in such disasters as the war in Iraq. The irony of course is that, if anything, President Bush badly failed at depoliticizing a CIA that was often hostile to his agenda. Witness the repeated leaks of classified information that undercut his policies. It now appears Mr. Obama has appointed a highly controversial figure to head the National Intelligence Council, which is responsible...
  • Freeman Affair Reveals Problems for Obama and the Media

    03/24/2009 9:38:21 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 1,041+ views
    AIM (Accuracy in Media) ^ | March 24, 2009 | Roger Aronoff
    The recent appointment and ultimate withdrawal of Chas Freeman to head the National Intelligence Council has exposed much that is wrong with President Barack Obama’s first months in office, both in terms of policy and vetting, as well as the media coverage surrounding both. Many of Obama’s supporters said it was unfair to criticize Obama’s associations with people like the unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers and the anti-Semitic preacher of hate, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and called it guilt by association. It is now becoming clearer why those sorts of associations matter.On February 26, Chas W. Freeman Jr. was named by...
  • The US/Israel special relationships under attack

    03/24/2009 7:24:17 AM PDT · by tedbel · 14 replies · 668+ views
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | March 23/09 | Ted Belman
    Predictably, John Measheimer comes out in support of Chas Freeman in his article The Lobby Falters.. According to him "the Israel lobby launched a smear campaign against Freeman" and he suggested the attack was unfounded. He faults Obama with these words "But Barack Obama’s pandering to the Israel lobby during the campaign and his silence during the Gaza War show that this is one opponent he is not willing to challenge." The object of his anger once again is the Israel Lobby (AIPAC) which he charges, has "since gone to great lengths to deny its role in Freeman’s resignation." That...
  • Team Obama Thinks Just Like Him

    03/21/2009 12:38:21 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 12 replies · 647+ views
    http://www.melaniephillips.com/articles-new/?p=653 ^ | March 21, '09 | Melanie Phillips
    Although Charles Freeman is no longer to become chairman of the National Intelligence Council, disturbing questions raised by his aborted appointment remain. Freeman, a veteran Arabist who blamed 9/11 in part upon America's poliicy towards Israel was forced out over concerns about his financial links to the Chinese and Saudi regimes and his support for the Chinese crackdown at Tiananmen Square and his dismissal of Tibetan protests against Chinese oppression as a "race riot." And Freeman's ravings about a Zionist conspiracy were not the views of a solitary crackpot. The big question is how the Director of National Intelligence, Dennis...
  • Scapegoating the 'Israel Lobby'

    03/18/2009 12:13:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 398+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2009 | David Gerstman
    Last week, after the Chas Freeman withdrew his name from consideration to be the next head of the National Intelligence Council, Mickey Kaus summarized the lack of newspaper coverage of the controversy, "You Know This Guy We Haven't Told You About? Well, He's Not Going to Be Important!" From the time that Freeman was appointed until he withdrew backed out there was precious little coverage of his nomination. Doug Jehl, an editor of the New York Times explained that he considered only the campaign against Freeman to be newsworthy, and so his publication only covered the nomination once the campaign...
  • Boycotting the New York Times, and Ignoring It

    03/17/2009 11:06:43 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 7 replies · 825+ views
    National Review ^ | March 17, 2009 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Among those with useful insights on the New York Times’s refusal to cover the Chas Freeman controversy, Don Feder was blistering: “In a sane world,” he wrote, “Freeman wouldn’t even be allowed to read National Intelligence Estimates, let alone be responsible for generating them. The Times’s efforts to low-key this disastrous appointment is typical of its attempts to run interference for the administration.” The Grey Lady is a specialty for Feder, a longtime syndicated columnist and commentator. He edits a website called Boycott the New York Times, a project of Accuracy in Media. In the wake of the Freeman controversy,...
  • Defeating Freeman

    03/16/2009 5:31:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 412+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 16, 2009 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Those who successfully challenged the nomination of Charles W. Freeman, Jr. to become chairman of the National Intelligence Council should be praised for an act of high patriotism. It would have been disastrous for the United States to have, as the person responsible for overseeing “policy-neutral intelligence assessments” for the President, a zealot who is anything but policy-neutral when it comes to two of the most important areas of international conflict. Freeman not only has extremist views regarding the Middle East and China, but he has been beholden to lobby groups that are anxious to influence intelligent assessments regarding Saudi...
  • A Pulitzer for Walter Pincus

    03/16/2009 12:20:29 PM PDT · by Jbny · 1 replies · 335+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 16, 2009 | Noah Pollack
    I’ve been traveling and am just getting caught up on the latest developments in the flame-out of Chas Freeman, and am particularly enjoying Walter Pincus’s latest piece. Someone nominate this guy for coming up with the biggest dog-bites-man story of the year. Here’s the thing about stories on Arab reactions to Israel-related American political stories: there is almost never any doubt about what those Arab reactions are going to be. There are no “trends” here — there is utterly predictable, hackneyed conspiracy-theorizing about Jewish power and Israeli puppeteering.
  • Dershowitz on the Chas Freeman Resignation

    03/15/2009 10:18:21 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 629+ views
    Front Page Mag/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/16/09 | Yidwithlid
    Dershowitz on the Chas Freeman Resignation As someone who was deeply involved in the Chas Freeman episode, I can tell you that at times I was too busy "fighting" to get a clear view of what I was doing. I was always writing another post, op ed, sending more evidence to my Congressman Steve Israel. or appearing on another radio show, trying to get the word our. In my sleep I could tell you why Freeman was bad for the United States, and when I ran out of things to say, Aaron Klein, Steve Rosen, Eli Lake or some one...
  • Obama nominee departs with blistering volley at 'Israel Lobby'

    03/15/2009 7:28:56 AM PDT · by Flavius · 14 replies · 716+ views
    irish times ^ | March 14, 2009 | DENIS STAUNTON
    WASHINGTON: Chas Freeman’s withdrawal was far more newsworthy than his initial appointment WHEN FORMER ambassador Chas Freeman was picked last month to chair the National Intelligence Council (NIC), which prepares intelligence evaluations for the White House, few US newspapers reported the appointment. Freeman’s withdrawal this week was front page news, however, not least because of his blistering parting volley at the “Israel Lobby” he claimed had brought him down.
  • "Jewish Lobby" Prof Mearsheimer Proves Himself a COWARD

    03/14/2009 3:32:22 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 235+ views
    PR Newsletter/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/14/09 | Yidwithlid
    A common trait among bullies is that they tend to be cowards. Many of Chas Freeman's supporters have proven themselves to be both bullies and cowards. Take MJ Rosenberg for example. Rosenberg attacked Steve Rosen because he knew that Rosen couldn't respond due to his pending legal proceeding. He called writers Chait, and Tobin names because he did not want to debate the facts with them and he twisted my words because I am easy pickings, just “little guy” with a blog. He never attacked any of the facts I discovered. Another Freeman Supporter that falls into the cowardly bully...
  • Times Downplays Intelligence Nominee’s Ties To Hostile Foreign Powers

    03/13/2009 12:30:44 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 6 replies · 466+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | March 13, 2009 | Don Feder
    Yesterday’s New York Times story on Charles W. Freeman’s decision to withdraw his name from consideration for a top intelligence post was yet another instance of the paper trying to distance Obama from what could have been a disastrous personnel decision. Freeman, who was tapped to head the National Intelligence Council (which produces the National Intelligence Estimates that are vital to policy making), is not only rabidly anti-Israel, but has ties to hostile foreign powers that go way beyond questionable. The Times claimed, “When Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, announced that he would install Charles W. Freeman,...
  • 'Weak' Barack Obama loses another nominee (Freeman - Hussein's list of failures)

    03/12/2009 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 793+ views
    Times Online ^ | 3/13/09 | Tom Baldwin
    'Weak' Barack Obama loses another nomineeTom Baldwin in Washington March 13, 2009 President Obama is facing accusations that he failed his first test on the Middle East by allowing America's pro-Israel lobby to force out the nominee for a top intelligence post. Charles Freeman, picked to chair the National Intelligence Council (NIC), withdrew after an internet-led campaign branded him as harbouring Arabist sympathies or being influenced by foreign governments. In a furious message posted to friends and colleagues, Mr Freeman said that the “tactics of the Israel lobby plumb the depths of dishonour and indecency and include character assassination, selective...
  • Blaming the Jews doesn't always work-getting crowded under bus where President Obama throws discards

    03/12/2009 7:29:43 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 711+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2009
    It's getting crowded under that bus where President Obama throws the discards no longer useful to him. Fortunately, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is there to offer the last rites, this time for Charles W. Freeman Jr., may peace be on him. Mr. Freeman is the well-paid shill for the Saudis and the Chinese who was stopped just before he was to assume the chairmanship of the National Intelligence Council, where he would have directed the preparation of intelligence briefings for the president and other high government officials - an official largely responsible for what the president should know and when...
  • Who Really Sank Chas Freeman

    03/12/2009 6:29:56 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies · 666+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/11/2009 | Greg Pollowitz
    Joe Klein of Time is calling it an "assassination" led by a "mob" "composed primarily of Jewish neoconservatives." But then he goes on to quote Senator Schumer and his role in Freeman's departure: The mob was composed primarily of Jewish neoconservatives—abetted by less than courageous public servants like Senator Chuck Schumer, who has publicly taken credit for the hit. This was his statement: "Charles Freeman was the wrong guy for this position. His statements against Israel were way over the top and severely out of step with the administration. I repeatedly urged the White House to reject him, and I...