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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 02:16 PM

Senator who spearheaded letter to Iran got $1 million from Kristol’s ‘Emergency C’tee for Israel’ -

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/03/israel-fingerprints-republican

The U.S. media have been sadly incurious about the origins of yesterday’s unprecedented Open Letter of 47 Republicans to the Iranian leadership seeking to block the president’s likely deal with Iran. The press has portrayed the letter as the work of Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, a 37-year-old freshman senator so new to the limelight that the New York Times got his name wrong on first impression. But as a Times commenter writes, “Does anyone really believe the ‘freshman senator from Arkansas’ wrote the letter? No.”

J Street’s Dylan Williams fingers Bill Kristol for writing the letter:

Who gave @SenTomCotton & others the awful idea for the Iran letter? Seems like Sarah Palin-for-VP-level bad advice doesn’t it @BillKristol ?

There’s a reason for Williams’s suspicion. Kristol’s Emergency Committee for Israel gave Tom Cotton nearly $1 million in his race for the Senate just five months ago, Eli Clifton reported. “Cotton received $960,250 in supportive campaign advertising in the last month.”

Cotton also got $165,000 from Elliott Management Paul Singer’s hedge fund. Singer is the billionaire who is trying to stop Obama’s Iran talks (Clifton’s reporting again). He funds the Israel Project too– Josh Block’s efforts.

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Reply Senator who spearheaded letter to Iran got $1 million from Kristol’s ‘Emergency C’tee for Israel’ - (Original post)
sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 OP
spanone Mar 2015 #1
sabrina 1 Mar 2015 #2
malaise Mar 2015 #3
whathehell Mar 2015 #4
Orsino Mar 2015 #5
riqster Mar 2015 #6
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2015 #7
Sunlei Mar 2015 #8
monmouth4 Mar 2015 #9
sunnystarr Mar 2015 #10

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 02:18 PM

1. just your normal senatorial quid pro quo

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 02:24 PM

2. Does Cotton know which country he represents? Those 47 ignorant fools appear to be working for

Bibi. He, despite his apparent delusions, is NOT POTUS.

This is what needs to happen imo. All 47 of these idiots have clearly demonstrated they are not fit to be in public office in this country.

The Dem party should be focusing on any of them who are up for reelection and POUR money and effort into tossing them out before they do more damage to this country.

Does anyone have a list of who is up for re-election in 2016?

Meantime there should be an investigation into who they have been in contact with, who is usurping the system in order to promote the interests of a foreign nation, and some action needs to be taken.

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 02:31 PM

3. Get thee to the greatest page

Arrest these fugging traitors for sedition

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 02:34 PM

4. No wonder Bill Kristol was on Morning Joe today defending the 47 Repub Senator Letter to Iran

Mila was actually pushing him pretty hard and defensive as he was,

he didn't mention his little One Million Gift to Tom Cotton.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:01 PM

5. Bloody Bill's bloody fingerprints.

Damning.

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:03 PM

6. What a coinkeedink!

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:13 PM

7. Whore. (My apologies to honorable sex workers.)

 

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:30 PM

8. so one republican got a million bribe and the other 46 got how much$$$ to sign it?

another republican freeloader 'political charity'.

The Emergency Committee for Israel is a right-wing[1] 501(c)(4) political advocacy organization in the United States.

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 05:32 PM

9. Wonder if Joe will mention this tomorrow. Nah, probably not...n/t

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 06:43 PM

10. For those not clicking on the link ...

This is really critical since AIPAC was behind Netanyahu's address to the House and now is behind the Senate letter...

But former AIPAC staffer MJ Rosenberg has explained why he believes AIPAC penned the letter. As he tweeted today: Nothing happens on Capitol Hill related to Israel unless and until Howard Kohr (AIPAC chief) wants it to happen. Nothing. What network is behind this letter? People have a right to know. The media should be sending reporters out to dig into these connections. Imagine if the Koch Brothers were pushing some initiative on states’ rights or abortion. Would the media be so incurious? No. The scandal of the Netanyahu speech and the efforts by Israel to derail US negotiations with Iran has surely exposed the workings of the Israel lobby to the eyes of the American public to an unprecedented degree. But the media have to do more. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/03/israel-fingerprints-republican#sthash.VxVNx32c.dpuf


I'm really sick of Israel dictating our policies and buying support. Talk about accepting foreign donations to lead us into a war!

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