Posts Tagged ‘political pressure’

Chas Freeman is the public target, and victim, of a smear and destroy campaign by neocons and the hawkish side of the pro-Israel Lobby

March 11, 2009

I have been closely following the nomination of Charles “Chas” Freeman to the position of Chairman of the National Intelligence Council for about 7-10 days.  He was nominated by Admiral Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence, but received no public support from the White House, who stayed silent on the issue throughout.

The public response to his nomination began with Steve Rosen, former AIPAC official currently on trial for charges of espionage for passing secret documents to reporters and an official of the government of Israel.

a look at Chuck Schumer’s consistency: http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/03/11/schumer/

Hypocrisy on China from humanrightsers

http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2009/03/10/freeman-and-the-cognitive-dissonancing-of-sino-israel-relationship/

WashPo “article”    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/10/AR2009031003223.html?referrer=emailarticle

Walt  http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/node/16250

Rothkopf @ FP.com http://rothkopf.foreignpolicy.com/node/16237

More to come (as I can stomach revisiting all the articles I read)