The Israel Lobby Cowbird

The Israel Lobby Cowbird


As in so many issues concerning Israel—from the U.S. criminal activities and cover-ups that enabled its clandestine nuclear program to funding for illegal occupation activities—the Israel lobby cowbird diligently rolled the eggs of U.S. interest right out of their federal nests.


by Grant F Smith

How is the Israel lobby like a swarm of cowbirds?  Cowbirds use the devious strategy of brood parasitism, arriving at the nest of more parentally-oriented birds to lay their own eggs.  Cowbirds then enjoy unburdened freedom to forage and thrive while their own young are raised, fed and protected by unsuspecting parents.  If an avian host dares remove the cowbird's offspring, the host's own eggs—if not the entire nest—will likely be destroyed by the watchful cowbird.  This coercive relationship is eerily similar to how Israel lobbying organizations flit about Washington, hatching operatives into the U.S. federal government to pursue a solitary goal—advancing the interests of a foreign state without the obligation of registering foreign agents or working through properly credentialed diplomats as rest of the flock of nations must.

The sordid and occasionally illegal tactics used by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to intimidate Congress are well-documented.  But what precisely has all of AIPAC's past nest-destruction bought? 

Stuart Levey, Who is he? He is the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
Back when AIPAC got serious about launching economic warfare against Iran, it lobbied the Bush administration to create a new unit in the U.S. Treasury Department. Into this nest it laid Stuart Levey.  Levey's only observable qualification was an extreme commitment to Israel under the wing of ultra-Zionist Marty Peretz. Leadership of this Iran economic warfare unit is now captured roost exclusively for Israel Lobby hatchlings. Levey's former law partner David Cohen simply flitted in when Levey departed the nest.

So too the lobby has tumbled out credible and experienced career diplomats andplaced former AIPAC research director and AIPAC think tank founder Martin Indyk in charge of the on-going ruse known as the "Israel-Palestine peace process."  Long on the payroll of Israeli-American media mogul and political operative Haim Saban, watchers have recently observed Indyk preening with his patron before winging off to the latest round of "peace negotiations." 

Perhaps the most secretive and dangerous Israel lobby cowbird policy egg was hatched in the National Security Agency in 2009 during the very months the Obama administration quietly dismissed espionage charges against AIPAC staff.  According towhistleblower Edward Snowden, the wholesale transfer of raw NSA intercepts on American citizens to Israel has been ongoing since that time.  The transfer is"authorized" by official doctrine that "the survival of the state of Israel is a paramount goal of US Middle East policy."  This prime directive was secret because it is a blank check obligating American blood and treasure to a cause U.S. citizens never approved via any referendum or advise and consent process.  As in so many issues concerning Israel—from the U.S. criminal activities and cover-ups that enabled its clandestine nuclear program to funding for illegal occupation activities—the Israel lobby cowbird diligently rolled the eggs of U.S. interest right out of their federal nests.

Source :


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  1. The Stuart Levey cowbird has indoctrinated several or the original nest's hatchlings:  Robert and Juan Zarate were raised in a Catholic environment (they're from South America), but both are rabid proponents of the cowbird's zionist ideology.  Robert is a scholar of Albert Wohlstetter, the ideological mentor of Richard Perle, prince of darkness.  He does PR for WINEP.


    Juan Zarate worked for Treasury Dept. in setting up the first "guerillas in grey suits," teams that US taxpayers support as they fly from one international bank/corporation to another and blackmail the CEOs to cease doing business with Iran. 

    The agenda that Treasury/Stuart Levey initiated is closely allied to the campaign run by "the Iran Task Force," a creature of the World Jewish Diplomatic Congress that is run out of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).  In 2007, the Itan Task Force began shaking down the treasury departments of various US states, arm-twisting the managers of state employees and teachers pension funds to divest from companies that do business with Iran, and invest instead in Israel or Israel related companies.  Schwartzneger's California was one of the first "success stories" of the Iran Task Force.  Today, California's pension funds are approaching bankruptcy.


    Pennsylvania's Bob Casey was PA treasurer when Rick Santorum was US senator.  Santorum has always been a zionist tool:  he sat on the board of the first hospital system to shift from non-profit to a profit oriented franchise, which has also been the subject of a number of lawsuits related to schemes to defraud government payment programs. 


    Just before Casey challenged Santorum for the senate seat (that Casey won), the Pennsylvania pension funds that Treasurer Casey managed were the subject of lawsuits for mismanagement.  He left PA treasury, the funds came under new management that established fiscal soundness.


    An item in a Jewish daily newspaper noted that , during Casey's senatorial campaign, Jewish operatives in Pennsylvania took Casey to Israel .  Upon returning, the operatives assessed that "while the Jewish community would miss Santorum, they were certain that Casey would be a friend to the Jews and Israel." 


    He has not disappointed.


    The operatives who escorted Casey to Israel were the same men who hosted an event rolling out the Iran Task Force campaign to divest PA pension funds from Iran-related investments.


    The work of the managers who had righted the Pennsylvania pension funds was undone by agents from and for a foreign entity.

  2. Thanks to Grant Smith for giving out this information about Zionists who are operating at all levels in the American society involved in espionage and even have infiltrated the US Government as he has done many times through various articles he has published and through his excellent book: a must read

    "Spy Trade: How Israel's Lobby Undermines America's Economy" by Grant F Smith

    Grant Smith is brilliant!

    Also thanks to Fiorangela for adding more through the details of her comment.