“Contract with America” and “Making America Great Again” – Is There a Distinction?

Ed.’s note: Where do we start with US Rep. William McClellan “Mac” Thornberry ? If you go to Mac Thornberry’s offical congressional website, you will notice across the top it reads: “Serving the People of the 13th District of Texas.” Thornberry signed the “Contract with America” authored by then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in 1994. This “contract” was ostensibly to “restore faith in the US government.” We can confidently state that any time the US government makes a contract, the American people don’t benefit. Does this “contract” still stand? We are going to demonstrate that Mac Thornberry doesn’t serve the people of the 13th District of Texas, and his “contract with America” is null and void. We go from Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” to Don the real estate guy’s “Make America Great Again.” Who is kidding who?

That “Contract with America” included Brookings Institute policies attached to neoconservatism in a hideous relationship with Christian conservatism. All policy papers coming out of the Brookings Institute without fail always favor the state of Israel. There are no exceptions. Whenever the Brookings Institute comes up, the first thing that comes to mind is Israel. To our dismay, Rep. Mac Thornberry doesn’t represent the American people who live in the 13th District of Texas. He represents Israel. Furthermore, his “contract with America” is a “contract with Israel.” Even though Thornberry previously served on the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, this does not necessarily indicate he was in the loop on any real intelligence. After all, who gives the intel briefings without dismissing the fact Thornberry is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations?

Back in April of 2016 House Armed Services Committee Rep. Mac Thornberry was part of delegation including House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Devin Nunes (R-CA), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) who went to Israel to meet with PM Benjamin Netanyahu. In 2011, House Speaker John Boehner selected Mac Thornberry to lead an initiative on cybersecurity to combat the growing national security and economic threat. According to Benjamin Netanayhu, “Cybersecurity is the real domain of power,” a fact we suggest Mac Thornberry is woefully ignorant of the ramifications of as Israel becomes the dominant power in cybersecurity. If Thornberry led the initiative on cybersecurity, why isn’t America ahead of Israel on cybersecurity? What kind of an initiative was it on “cybersecurity” if we are to believe Russia influenced the US elections in 2016?

Illinois Democrat Bradley Schneider introduced House Resolution 246 and U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) joined this bipartisan majority in the U.S. House this past week to pass this resolution in support of Israel. The resolution opposes “efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel.” Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider said “boycotting Israel is bigoted anti-Semitic.” We have legitimate concerns about a 70 year Soviet espionage operation inside America institutions to gut America of its technology, while Jewish oligarch Paul Singer is outsourcing thousands of tech jobs to Israel, and we’re “bigoted and antisemitic?” See how the Israeli lobby is working to neutralize all criticism of Israel? This has nothing to do whatsoever about being “bigoted” or “antisemitic”, we are talking about national security issues.

Thornberry Backs Pro-Israel Resolution

While in Congress, Bradley Schneider led a JUF (Jewish United Fund) mission of 25 people to Israel in May, 2013. Schneider has also been involved with AIPAC and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. One of the requirements to become a US Congressman and US Senator, is to make an initiation trip to Israel. This is a legitimate national security concern so the best way to deflect attention is to slam all criticism with the accusation of being “bigoted and antisemitic.” The vote against the Israel boycott movement is a huge vote for Israel and China which the article linked below doesn’t mention. Note that Schneider didn’t condemn Ilhan Omar so what would be the possible reason for that? When Rep. Ilhan Omar spoke out against AIPAC she was vehemently attacked.

Rep Brad Schneider: Boycotting Israel Is Anti-Semitic, Won’t Condemn Omar, Tlaib For Supporting It

4 takeaways from the House’s big vote against the Israel boycott movement

If readers read nothing else here, at least read this ———-> The Democratic Party’s AIPAC Candidates

The only thing Americans must realize about AIPAC is that it places the interests of the Israeli government over those of the American government, and Mac Thornberry is a corporate product of this subservience to Israel. In November, 2016 AIPAC gave a big round of applause when the U.S. Congress authorized a total of $705 million for U.S.-Israel missile defense cooperation in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). How many people paged through this NDAA act and read about that expenditure? The Senate and the House of Representatives have now adopted the NDAA bill, which contains funding that “represents a $558 million increase over the President Trump’s budget request and $105 million over the 2017 adopted funding level.” AIPAC at the time commended Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) among others in the congress and senate. There are people speaking out against AIPAC all the time including Jewish activists and former Rep. Paul Findley.

Israel’s Iron Dome: Why America is investing hundreds of millions of dollars

The funds included an amount to be applied towards R&D on Israel’s missile systems. This is American technology transferred to Israel with Israel then selling this technology and missile systems back to America. The microprocessors used in Israel’s missile defense systems can probably be traced back to some tech firm located Silicon Valley with the US fronting $200 million to field the Iron Dome system. The leading developers for the Iron Dome system came out of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Eighty percent of the engineers at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. where the Iron Dome system is manufactured are Technion graduates some who are Russian immigrants to Israel.

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Because it’s extremely profitable:

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There are also Russian immigrants to Israel with engineering and technical skills working on these missile systems and related technology. All we have been hearing about recently are these incredibly devastating Russian missile systems being deployed around the world like to Turkey. Where did the Russians pick this missile technology up from? Israel? Did US Rep. Mac Thornberry being on the Armed Services Committee and who served on the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence investigate these connections? There are hundreds of Russians in Israel working in technology, the sciences and software development.

Other factors contribute to the country’s excellence in scientific achievement, Lavie continued. “Israel has been immensely helped by the Russian immigration. Many of them are highly talented and educated. They joined the labour force and now Israel has the highest rate of engineers and technicians in the world.”

https://www.cjnews.com/news/technion-grads-key-factor-behind-start-nation

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The only place ISIS didn’t strike not even pelting a stone, Rep. Mac Thornberry, was Israel. The entire war on terrorism” was a massive fraudulently perpetrated war to expand Israel’s interests in the region. No, Mac Thornberry, ISIS will not threaten “Americans at home.”

Thankfully, President Trump said he is going to reconsider the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI Cloud contract for cloud computing with either Amazon or Microsoft. According to the linked article below from Breaking Defense, “an independent advisory group recommends the JEDI program be put on hold until the Defense Department’s cloud procurement plan is redone and syncs with the CIO’s cloud strategy.” This is very good news.

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Now we come to why Rep. Mac Thornberry is one of four “lawmakers” (laws that favor corporations we might add) is asking President Trump to move forward with the JEDI Cloud computing contract for the Pentagon’s cloud computing system to award the contract to either Amazon or Microsoft. As we have stated repeatedly, both Amazon and Microsoft rely on Israel’s tech firms for its R&D. As to why Thornberry would be urging Trump to move forward with the JEDI contract is because for Thornberry, it’s all about rewarding his friends in Israel and his corporate friends in the Pentagon under the illusory spell of technology blinded by greed.

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Microsoft in Israel.

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Unit 8200 in New York.

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JEDI Cloud computing will completely privatize the job of killing.

Decisions on who and when to kill based on human and JEDI’s massive, fallible artificial intelligence will almost certainly be significantly guided by the concept of pre-emptive killing — that is, assassination or larger attack based on suspected threat.

If Amazon gets the Pentagon contract, the acquisitive impulses of hundreds of millions of people may well become the stuff of their imprisonment and, in some cases, their deaths.

This concept, developed in latter-day warfare by Israel, is the premise of the burgeoning US drone war campaign and possibly in more conventional war to come.

https://truthout.org/articles/alexa-drop-a-bomb-amazon-wants-in-on-us-warfare/

Thornberry is officially a Presbyterian and regularly speaks at Christians United for Israel events or similar events. There are chapters of Christians United for Israel all over the US. Thronberry’s speeches contain the following: “The United States and Israel both face the threat of terrorism. Both our countries security are closely tied together.” We would counter this by suggesting there is no “threat of terrorism.” It has all been created to expand Israel’s influence in the region and to bring billions in profits to technology companies and weapons manufacturers.

It is the Christian-Zionists in America who need to take the majority of responsibility for the creation of the state of Israel with their false epistemology. Why the subservience to Israel when America is living in a pornographic democracy that Thornberry seems oblivious to? Can living in a “pornographic democracy” create the world’s state-of-art cybersecurity systems? We state emphatically no. Thornberry doesn’t work for the people in the 13th District of Texas, he works for Israel and those companies receiving contracts under the obscene $1.48 trillion Pentagon budget.

Congressman Thornberry to address Christians United for Israel: October 21

Mac Thornberry, you claim to be a “Christian?” The next time you speak at a Christians United for Israel event, your speech should include the following:

No shame: What Israelis do to Palestinians in the name of the Jewish state is pure evil

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Source: Euronews

Four U.S. lawmakers ask Trump to move forward with $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract

By Nandita Bose and Jeffrey Dastin | July 19, 2019

FILE PHOTO: House Armed Services Committee Chsirman Mac Thornberry (R-CA) chairs a committee hearing on “The National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts – Copyright
JOSHUA ROBERTS(Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four members of U.S. Congress, including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a $10 billion (£8 billion) cloud contract with the Department of Defense.

The letter comes after Trump said his administration was looking closely at Amazon.com’s <AMZN.O> bid on the cloud contract after getting complaints from other tech companies.

“We believe that it is essential for our national security to move forward as quickly as possible with the award and implementation of this contract,” said the letter, a copy of which has been seen by Reuters.

The contract called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) has been caught up in controversy after Oracle Corp <ORCL.N>, a competitor, expressed concern about the role of a former Amazon employee who worked on the project until recusing himself, then later left the Defense Department and returned to Amazon Web Services.

Since then, Amazon and Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> were selected to continue competing for the cloud computing contract and the selection left Oracle and IBM Corp <IBM.N> out of the competition.

Earlier this month, Oracle lost a lawsuit challenging the contract award. A judge ruled Oracle did not have standing to claim it was wronged by the decision because it did not meet the contract requirements.

The members, including Mac Thornberry, Michael R. Turner, Elise Stefanik and Robert J. Wittman, said in the letter that the House Armed Services Committee has conducted oversight of the contract from the start and that the courts have upheld the Defense Department’s “handling of the competition.”

“It is understandable that some of the companies competing for the contract are disappointed at not being selected as one of the finalists,” the letter said, adding that further delays will hurt the country’s security and increase costs for the contract.

JEDI meets only a portion of the Defense Department’s need for cloud services and is an important first step in competing with countries like China, the members said. Any unnecessary delay will hurt the country’s security and increase costs of the contract, they added.

Amazon and Oracle did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Source: Antiwar

American Politicians Use Jews as Pawns To Excuse Their Meddling in Israeli Elections

by Thomas Knapp | July 27, 2019

On July 23, the US House of Representatives passed (the vote went 398-17, with five voting “present”) a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

The resolution was an outrageous condemnation of the freely chosen economic actions of millions of Americans.

Worse, that condemnation was made on the express behalf of not just a foreign government but the specific policies of one foreign political party (Israel’s Likud Party and its leader, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu). It’s intended purpose is to give Likud and Netanyahu the advantage of perceived US support in Israel’s upcoming election.

Worst of all, the resolution’s proponents made – and now that it’s passed, will continue to make – extensive use of overt, undisguised race-baiting, posturing as defenders of Jews while smearing their opponents as anti-Semites.

What are the purposes of the BDS movement?

To pressure the government of Israel to meet “its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully compl[y] with the precepts of international law by: 1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall; 2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and 3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.”

Who supports BDS?

Yes, some BDS supporters oppose the existence of the Israeli state as such, and some of them are anti-Jewish bigots. Go figure.

Other BDS supporters are Jews, including some Israelis. Being Jewish or Israeli no more entails supporting one political party’s agenda than being American does.

BDS harnesses the consciences of individuals – individuals of all religions, nationalities, and ethnicities – to voluntary action pressuring the Israeli government to abide by the same standards of international law that the US government routinely, and with great pomp and circumstance, imposes coercive sanctions on other governments for supposedly violating.

The anti-BDS resolution is a far more overt, and likely far more effective, instance of US government meddling in Israel’s elections than anything the Mueller Report credibly accuses the Russian state of doing vis-à-vis the 2016 US election.

That’s disgusting.

Please go to Antiwar to read the entire article.

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