Traitor Senators used Israeli Spies against their own Country

By Cenk Uygur and John Iadaola | (The Young Turks) | –

“Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and John Iadaola (https://twitter.com/jiadarola) host of The Young Turks discuss a recent report on Israeli spying activities used to aide traitor senators against Iran/U.S. nuclear talks.

Israel intelligence was funneled to Republican Congresspeople in order to ruin support for Iran/U.S. nuclear negotiations, a recent report has found. The cables being used to send and receive information to and from the U.S. had been breached by the Israeli spies easily allowing them to steal then send back to members of Congress and is being seen as a direct sabotage attempt.

When asked about the breach in security Israeli officials denied everything, claiming they found the intelligence from other places.”

The Young Turks: “Traitor Senators Used Israeli Spies Against Their Own Country”

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  1. Jakob Leonhard

    I’m not a big fan of using such incendiary language as “traitors” against these people, even if you disagree fundamentally with them (as I do). It plays into the same horrid nationalistic game previously primarily employed by Republicans.

    I also question that they were aware that the information they had was based on Israeli spying.

    • We use words like “traitors” specifically to point out their hypocrisy in calling all opponents of their pro-Israel extremism “traitors”. How can we be the traitors if they’re putting Israel ahead of the US? Because the “nation” they’re demanding loyalty to is not the US or Israel. It’s to the white capitalist patriarchy that ginned up the term “Judeo-Christian” to justify their rule over the rest of us and the world. We are treated as conquered, occupied servant races, with no right to demand that patriotism or the economy or even the military serve our actual, objective interests. Instead, we serve all of those things.

      • Super, your views are not traitorous, as that term is defined under the Constitution of the United States; See, Article III, Section 3.
        Nor are the actions of “the 47”. It is precisely because irresponsible use of the term can be harmful to you that it is essential not to add to the irresponsible use of the term by applying it to those whose views and actions, in your view and mine, are profoundly harmful to the interests of the United States, of peace, and of all those, whether in Iran, the United States, or anywhere else who wish for peace and suffer from assaults upon it.

  2. I think it’s great (or at least I’m hopeful) that it is finally seeping into the American public’s consciousness, just how much control and influence that tiny little country half a world away exerts over us.

    LOL this segment reminded of that Mad cartoon “Spy Vs. Spy” with those two little crazy birds, one white and the other black, trying to blow each other up with bombs:

    link to youtube.com

  3. The term traitor is strictly accurate, although not because they sympathize with a foreign state. Treason is defined carefully in the US Constitution as making war upon these United States. But economic coercion is the modern form of warfare, as economic force has replaced military force as the principal form of coercion. Those who use economic force to control the US government are indeed traitors.

    That includes the oligarchs who control US elections and mass media and thereby politicians. It includes politicians who accept money from foreign powers and PACs like AIPAC that thereby control US policy. They have denied democracy to We the People, and all means to restore it, other than following Jefferson’s advice that “the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants.”

  4. I am in full agreement with Jakob Leonhard’s views on the unwisdom of using the word “treason” or any of its forms in reference to “the 47 Senators”.

    With respect, Joe errs in saying that the use of the term is “strictly accurate”, precisely because of “Treason is carefully defined in the Constitution (Article III, Section 3: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” If the conduct that Joe includes in “levying war’ were to be accepted, I fear that many of those with whom Joe sympathizes would be found guilty of treason long before any of “the 47 Senators” were. Be careful what you wish for, and keep in mind the cautionary words of Sir Thomas More.

  5. The importance of this revelation is that it is very clearly a felony for ANY US citizen to take possession of classified information that they are not authorized to possess.

    So any Congressman who allowed Ron Dermer to step into his office and say “Boy, have I got something to show to you!” has just left themselves wide open to a criminal prosecution, which is precisely why so many of them are rushing to the microphone to belittle this news.

    The importance of this can’t be overstated i.e. how many Congressmen are going to let Ron Dermer into their office in future? How many Senators are going to want to go into a whispered huddle with an AIPAC stooge?

    Far, far fewer now than before.

    This could very well represent the moment that the Israel Lobby jumped the shark, going from the money-bags that everyone loved to see to being persona non grata within the corridors of power.

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