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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:58 AM

The war criminal of a Dick Cheney's Apparently Didn't Mind The Term “Jewish Lobby”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/dick-cheney-apparently-didnt-mind-the-term-jewis
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When Cheney was Secretary, the Defense Department published a pamphlet using the phrase Hagel has gotten in trouble for uttering. It also instructed soldiers to downplay America's alliance with Israel.

The "Troop Information Handbook" was issued by the Department of Defense and distributed by the U.S. Central Command to about 230,000 soldiers in Saudi Arabia in 1990, and it provided a list of instructions to avoid offending the Arab citizens in the region. Notably, many of the suggestions had to do with downplaying America's relationship to Israel and Judaism.

Among the 25 "sensitive subjects" that "should be avoided or carefully handled," according to the handbook:

* "Articles/stories showing U.S./Israeli ties/friendship."

* "Sensual advertisements such as perfume ads, blue jean ads, women's lingerie."

* "Pictures of crucifix, Star of David, etc. . . ."

* "Discussion of the 'Jewish Lobby' and intelligence items given to Israel by U.S. government employees."

* "Criticizing Islamic religious customs, media coverage and censorship, women's rights and enforced dress and moral standards."

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:51 AM

1. Just say: "Israeli lobby" and avoid the whole issue. nt

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:12 AM

2. People want to act as though it doesn't exist

and if you mention it then you are evil.

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