It Wasn’t Just Sid: Torrent of Anti-Israel Advice Found in Hillary’s Emails

It Wasn’t Just Sid: Torrent of Anti-Israel Advice Found in Hillary’s Emails

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Earlier this week, I wrote about Hillary Clinton’s interactions with Sid Blumenthal and her troubling praise of his son, Max Blumenthal’s anti-Israel agenda. Mr. Blumenthal, one of her most trusted advisers, sent her dozens of anti-Israel articles, ideas and advice during her time as Secretary of State. But the stream of anti-Israel advice received by Ms. Clinton was much more comprehensive. Now, we see emails between Ms. Clinton and other advisors and the results are equally appalling.

In the entire forced dump of her emails, you will be hard-pressed to find a single note that is sympathetic toward the Jewish state from any of the people she trusted. The negative, poisonous approach Ms. Clinton established demonstrates that a huge segment of her close advisers and confidants were attacking Israel, condemning Netanyahu, and strategizing how to force Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria at all costs.

This was occurring in the backdrop of Israel’s recent Gaza withdrawal, which led to the takeover of the Strip by Hamas. There is almost zero mention of the huge risks to Israel’s security in withdrawing, as Ms. Clinton and the Obama Administration did everything they could to pressure Israel to capitulate to their demands.

Take a look at a sampling of the advice sent to Ms. Clinton from her many advisers, to which we have now become privy.

Sandy Berger was Ms. Clinton’s foreign policy adviser during her 2008 presidential campaign, and had some choice advice in September 2010 when he sent Ms. Clinton ideas on how to pressure Israel to make concessions for peace. Mr. Berger acknowledged “how fragile is Abbas’s political position,” and how “Palestinians are in disarray,” and “Failure is a real possibility.” Mr. Berger was well aware, and informed Ms. Clinton, of the very real possibility that Israel would be placing its national security at grave risk in a deal that would very likely fail and lead to a Hamas takeover. But Mr. Berger felt the risks to Israeli lives were worth it. He advised making Netanyahu feel “uneasy about incurring our displeasure.”

Mr. Berger emphasized the need “to convince the prime minister—through various forms of overt persuasion and implicit pressure—to make the necessary compromises” and talked of the “possibility—to turn his position against him.”

Astoundingly, Mr. Berger seemed to accuse the Jews in America of racism toward Obama. “At a political level, the past year has clearly demonstrated the degree to which the U.S. has been hamstrung by its low ratings in Israel and among important segments of the domestic Jewish constituency,” he writes. “Domestically, he faces a reservoir of skepticism on this issue which reflects many factors, including inexcusable prejudice.”

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi,” whom Newsweek and The Washington Post call “the most famous Rabbi in America,” is an award winning columnist and the international best-selling author of 30 books, including his most recent, “Kosher Lust.” He is founder of This World: The Values Network, the world’s leading organization defending Israel in the media. Follow him on Twitter @RabbiShmuley.

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Heroin: Blame It On America – Mexican Drug Cartels and Gang Bangers and Illegals


Any politician who claims to care about the drug overdose deaths sweeping the nation, but does not demand that we build a wall, deport illegal aliens and end the anchor baby scam, is a liar.
In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than any year in U.S. history: 47,055. That’s more than die in car accidents — and it’s not even close.
This is a huge, horrible problem — and it’s a problem caused entirely by the fact that Mexico is on our southern border.
The diverse, hardworking people of Mexico manufacture the majority of heroin in the U.S. and import “nearly all” of it, according to a 2014 Washington Post report.
The media and political class respond to this fact by asking themselves: How do we blame this on Americans — preferably white males?
Even as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the head of Mexico’s largest drug cartel, is all over the news boasting, “I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world” (The New York Times, Jan. 10, 2016), we’re informed, Hey, don’t blame Mexicans! It’s America’s appetite for drugs that’s driving the narcotics trade!
Mexicans aren’t at fault for dumping these poisons on our country because … it’s the 14-year-old American kid’s fault for getting addicted! Hucksters of cigarettes, subprime mortgages and fake weight loss pills should try that argument. We’re just selling what Americans are buying!
About the time President Bush threw open our southern border — followed by Obama rolling out the welcome mat for illegal aliens — Mexico aggressively moved into the heroin business. In 2007, U.S. authorities seized 367 kilos of heroin on the Mexican border. In 2013, authorities seized 2,162 kilos. During that same time period, heroin use nearly doubled in the U.S.
As a result, in the last decade, half a million Americans have died from drug overdoses, mostly heroin and other opiates. That’s ten times more than the number of Americans who died fighting the entire Vietnam War.
Mexico is pumping drugs into our country, but to blame Mexicans would be “xenophobic.” They’re poor and brown! We can’t blame the Mexican drug cartels, and we certainly can’t blame the corrupt Mexican government that is paid off by the cartels.
Instead, pandering politicians give fiery speeches about drug addiction being a “disease.” However that may be, drug addiction is the only disease that you absolutely can’t catch if you never take drugs. (I also don’t see anyone getting rich by giving people the measles or pneumonia.)
As Donald Trump has said, the best way to avoid becoming addicted to drugs is never to start.
It’s harder to stay away from drugs when Mexico is flooding the country with them. But no politician — except Trump — would dare suggest that we keep the drugs out.
Carly Fiorina talks about how she “buried a child to drug addiction,” on her way to saying “the war on drugs has failed.” Her main objective is to ensure that “families that are suffering through this know that they should not feel ashamed or stigmatized.”
How about not making them suffer through the hell of a drug-addicted child in the first place by keeping drugs out of the country?
Marco Rubio thinks we need government programs to “teach students skills to avoid gangs, violence and drugs.”
Yes, it’s American kids’ fault. While we’re teaching them about drugs, how about a government program to teach people skills to not to give all their money to scammers like Bernie Madoff, instead of criminally prosecuting scam investment firms?
Chris Christie gives passionate speeches about drug addiction being a “disease” that “can happen to anyone,” before demanding that we “start treating people in this country, not jailing them.”
Why is the only choice: a) Blame the addict or b) Don’t blame the addict? How about option c) Blame the drug dealers? Oh I remember! We can’t blame the drug dealers because diversity is a strength!
Not one Republican presidential candidate, other than Trump, has any intention of going after the Mexican drug cartels operating freely in our country. Absolutely none but Trump would consider building a wall on our border. Only Trump has denounced the anchor baby racket. Did I mention that El Chapo’s kids are American anchor babies?
Instead, the other candidates twist and turn to find some way to blame Americans for the fact that the country is drowning in drugs — brought in by innocent Mexicans.
The New York Times’ response to the heroin epidemic is to express smug satisfaction that white Americans suddenly care about drug addicts now that their kids are the addicts.
I’m sorry, but with 50,000 Americans dying every year from drug overdoses, could you put away your “racism” hobbyhorse for five minutes, New York Times? It’s stupid, it’s not helpful, and it’s not true.
The recent surge in heroin overdoses is hitting black and white Americans about equally. According to the CDC, heroin overdose deaths from 2013 to 2014 (the most recent years available) increased by 8 percent for non-Hispanic whites, and increased 8.2 percent for non-Hispanic blacks.
Curiously, heroin deaths of Hispanics increased by 0.0 percent. They aren’t the users; they’re the pushers.
But don’t play the old “blame the perpetrator” game! That would be nativist.
Hillary proposes that the federal government spend more money — a billion dollars a year — to fight drug addiction. Unless that billion is spent on building a wall, her policy prescription is nothing but a government-worker full-employment plan.
Bernie Sanders gets chesty about “the pharmaceutical industry and the drug companies who are producing all of these drugs and not looking at the consequence of it.”
If only we could see a little of that righteous anger directed toward the overwhelming source of illegal drugs in the U.S.: Mexico.
It’s true that overdose by prescription drugs is the leading cause of overdose deaths, but that’s a trick: The CDC classifies all opioid pain reliever deaths as “prescription” opioid overdoses — whether or not an actual doctor or “prescription” was involved. Guess who’s moved into the “prescription” drug business in a big way? That would be Mexico.
But instead of blaming grimy, soulless criminals like El Chapo, who brags about his “fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats” — bought with drug money — let’s blame American pharmaceutical companies doing God’s work by trying to ease the pain of dying cancer patients.
The CEOs of pharmaceutical companies are mostly Americans — probably white men! — so they’re safe to hate.
Only Donald Trump has made the inarguable point that the most effective way to avoid catching this particular disease is never to start taking drugs. Only Trump would make it a lot harder to start by building a wall and sending Mexican drug dealers and anchor babies home. Only Trump doesn’t blame America first.

Heroin: Blame It On America

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Love of Freedom is #NotH8

February 04, 2016

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Love of Freedom is #NotH8

(Washington, D.C.): The Southern Poverty Law Center is engaged in suppressing Americans’ civil liberties – particularly, their freedom of speech if such expression “offends” Islamists. The SPLC recently announced that, on those grounds, it intends to designate the Center for Security Policy as a “hate group.” Why is the SPLC so determined to suppress the Center for Security Policy? The answer appears to be our love of freedom.
The Center’s love of freedom —
not a desire to hate — puts us in opposition to Muslims who adhere to the supremacist Islamic shariah doctrine, and therefore are freedom’s enemies. We have no quarrel with Muslims whose faith practice is not shariah-adherent. They have as much to fear from the jihadists among them as do the rest of us. We are proud to work with non-supremacist Muslims to expose and help defeat our mutual enemies.
In defending freedom against such adversaries, the Center for Security Policy is launching a #NotH8 campaign to show that we proudly and indefatigably stand with:
• the untold millions of non-Muslims and Muslims oppressed by Islamists around the globe;
• the families of those who have been slaughtered or brutalized world-wide in the name of shariah and its jihad;
• women, who have the right be treated as human beings, not as animals or property;
• gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender individuals who have the right not to be thrown off roofs or hung for their sexual preferences;
• Christian, Jewish and other religious minorities subjected to forced expulsions and expropriation, torture, rape and murder; and
• Muslim reformers who share our determination to prevent Islamic supremacists from imposing their abhorrent “man-made” shariah doctrine in our country – whether through violent jihad, or the Muslim Brotherhood’s preferred, stealthy “civilization jihad” kind.
The Center has released a 1-minute video giving a disturbing glimpse at three Islamist voices: Imam Suhaib Webb of the Islamic Society of Boston tells us that a man who imitates a woman (or vice-versa) is cursed; American Islamic preacher Khalid Yasin openly calls for the death sentence for homosexuals; and a man attending Muslim Day at the U.S. Capitol openly states that homosexuals should be killed.
Please click on the image below and share using the hashtag #NotH8:

Those who thoughtlessly or maliciously repeat, promote and otherwise disseminate the hate-mongering of the Southern Poverty Law Center are on the wrong side of the choice between freedom and the Islamic supremacist agenda to destroy it. We have no doubt where the vast majority of Americans agree that telling the truth about, and opposing, freedom’s enemies is #NotH8.


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