By Michael Collins
.Both supporters and opponents of President
Obama are concerned about negative
political repercussions likely to arise
from an ongoing high-level criminal investigation.
It is not widely known that the Obama administration’s
attorney general, Eric Holder, has upset
some powerful people by launching a federal
grand jury inquiry into wealthy Americans who
have, according to a June 19 report from CNBC, “hidden money in Israel, many for generations” in
violation of U.S. tax laws.
Two of Israel’s biggest banks — Bank Leumi and
Bank Hapoalim — are reportedly central to the inquiry
and note that in 2008 the Israeli government’s
controlling interest in Leumi was purchased by
Cerberus, the Wall Street syndicate run by Stephen
Feinberg, described by Israel’s Ha’aretz as “a New
York Jew with a golden touch.”
Perhaps not coincidentally, two top Republicans —
former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
and former Vice President Dan Quayle — have links
to Cerberus. Rumsfeld was investing in Cerberus,
which profited from the Iraq war Rumsfeld promoted,
as far back as 2001, whereas Quayle is
Feinberg’s front man — the chairman of the board.
This controversial criminal investigation comes
precisely when Obama’s GOP opponent Mitt Romney —
a close friend of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu — is waging an aggressive bid for
the support in terms of campaign money and votes
from wealthy American Jews.
Romney is not aiming for support from Forbes
400 billionaires, but from that second tier of multimillionaires
who follow, a substantial percentage
of whom are Jewish and quite influential in their
respective states where polls show Obama has lost
support in the traditionally Democratic Jewish
base — perhaps enough to cost him key states in
the Electoral College.
In a carefully crafted article, The New York
Times of June 21 telegraphed the nature of Romney’s
fundraising, noting the GOP candidate is focusing
on those interested in “Israel, education and
energy.” Driving home the point, the Times wrapped up the article by reiterating that “the campaign
has organized much of its outreach around
issues that energize contributors, like Israel,” citing
praise for Romney from Philip Rosen, “a Romney
donor active in Jewish causes.”
More subtly, the Times said Romney’s targeted
contributors are “mid-level millionaires,” those who “run dry cleaning chains and small industrial companies”
and “car dealership owners,” realms where
Jewish donors are prominent.
In case of any doubt about his loyalties, when
the GOP candidate held a gathering for big donors at an exclusive retreat in Utah, visitors were addressed
by columnist William Kristol. The well-known
commentator is a longtime advocate for
Romney’s friend Netanyahu and longtime functionary
of the Rupert Murdoch media empire
bankrolled by the Rothschild family (whose own
Lady Lynn de Rothschild is a fervent Obama critic
and Romney supporter).
The prime mover behind the selection of Sarah
Palin as John McCain’s running mate in 2008, Kristol
touts retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman (a close McCain friend) as the likely secretary of state in a
Romney administration, replacing Hillary Clinton.
Those who favor a “muscular” American foreign
policy and military ventures abroad — a far cry
from the nationalism and non-interventionism advocated
by Rep. Ron Paul — would be pleased by
Lieberman at the State Department helm.
. . ..
Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The New Babylon
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue Number 33, August 13, 2012, AMERICAN