The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

U.S. Defense Dept. paid Israel lobby’s think tank director $77,883 for one-day conference on Iran

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In his Truth in Testimony disclosure form submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee before giving testimony to its “Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil” hearing, Dr. Matthew Levitt reveals that he had received a

Contract from U.S. Central Command and the U.S. Army Directed Studies Office for $77,883 to conduct a day long conference on Iran in January, 2010.

Levitt is the director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism & Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a think tank created by AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, to “do AIPAC’s work but appear independent.”

Not only can Israel get the Pentagon to swallow its anti-Iranian propaganda — it gets them to pay through the nose for it too.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

October 31, 2011 at 8:49 am

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  1. $77,883 for one day
    Well here is something for free. I may work cheap, but it is definitely worth taking a look at.

    The Iran you will never see on American Television

    Rainbow Warrior

    November 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

  2. […] lobby israélien 77 883 $ pour une journée de conférences sur l’Iran Par Maidhc Ó Cathail The Passionate Attachment (blog) 31 octobre 2011 traduit de l’anglais par Djazaïri Dans sa déclaration […]

  3. This website is apparently blocked by Baylor College of Medicine for being in violation of the following policy: BCM Policies and Procedures

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    November 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm

  4. Telling the truth is not a very profitable enterprise — at least not in the current circumstances.

    Thank you for those videos. They are priceless!

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    November 2, 2011 at 2:32 am

  5. It might have something to do with their president, Paul Klotman. Previously, he was chair of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The bootlegging Bronfmans are among those who have a lot to fear from exposure by websites like this one, and thus work with groups like the ADL to smear and, if possible, censor what they consider to be “dangerous extremism.”

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    November 2, 2011 at 3:13 am

  6. I would have to say censorship as well. Have to hide the truth from the public where possible.

    Rainbow Warrior

    November 2, 2011 at 5:55 am

  7. Well there always two sides to every story. Most people do no know or even see anything good about Iran even though they have accomplished much. It should be noted they also do it without the IMF, World Bank or other Western or European Banking systems as well.
    Then again Libya also did extremely well, without those entities as well.
    Glad you enjoyed the vids. I enjoyed hunting them down.
    There is also one on Libya as well. absolutely amazing what Gaddafi accomplished over the years. It too was beautiful. At least I have the memories of what was. The Israeli Lobby nor Israel liked Gaddafi either.

    So sad we live in a world where endless wars destroy the beauty of countries.
    Take care and keep up the great work you do. If not for bloggers many would never know the truth about many things.
    Your story would never be in the main stream media. Nor would mine.
    I did up the on Libya because of going to he main stream media and most people thought Libyans lived in the Dark ages. Terribly misinformed they are.

    Rainbow Warrior

    November 2, 2011 at 6:12 am

  8. […] 77 883 $ pour une journée de conférences sur l’Iran Par Maidhc Ó Cathail The Passionate Attachment  (blog) 31 octobre 2011 traduit de l’anglais par Djazaïri Dans sa déclaration […]

  9. […] support for terrorism, part with its nuclear weapons program, or respect human rights.” Instead, Dr. Levitt recommended applying the sticks of diplomatic pressure, pressing regional bodies to expel Iranian […]

  10. […] for terrorism, part with its nuclear weapons program, or respect human rights.” Instead, Dr. Levitt recommended applying the sticks of diplomatic pressure, pressing regional bodies to expel Iranian […]

  11. […] support for terrorism, part with its nuclear weapons program, or respect human rights.” Instead, Dr. Levitt recommended applying the sticks of diplomatic pressure, pressing regional bodies to expel Iranian […]

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