Richard Silverstein


Richard Silverstein, writer of the Tikun Olam blog, discusses his article “Secret trial revelations prompt US-Israeli diplomatic storm” about the Israeli agenda revealed by FBI translator and whistleblower Shamai Leibowitz; why a DOJ prosecution should be anticipated, despite the First Amendment protection of journalists publishing classified information; why government employees interested in protecting the US should be prepared to pay a steep price for patriotism; how the media spun the story as “US spies on Israel!” while saving the actual content for later paragraphs; how Israel manages to control Congress and run US Middle East foreign policy; how the Israeli government gets op-eds published in American newspapers and starts lawsuits against American companies boycotting Israel’s goods; and why there was likely a deal between Obama’s electoral transition team and Israel to stop Operation Cast Lead two days before the inauguration.

MP3 here. (24:15)

Richard Silverstein has been writing Tikun Olam, one of the earliest liberal Jewish blogs, since February, 2003. It focuses on Israeli-Palestinian peace but includes commentary on U.S. politics, a world music mp3 blog, and other writing on Jewish life, literature, and culture.

11 thoughts on “Richard Silverstein”

  1. "It's true Israel may control or "own" the congress but if you remove the evangelical
    orthodox christians Israel is a long way away from controlling or "owning" the hearts
    and minds of the American public………………"

  2. The Isreali government and the power they wield over the US Congress is unprecedented and dangerous! Funny how the media never says a peep about it. But its effect has been felt and will be felt even more in this country when they succeed in getting us to start a war with Iran.

    1. The fact that Leibowitz didn't take any money would make him more suspect in a corrupt system. There's no place for honest people in this system. More and more Israeli supporters are doing the work of the Gestapo in the US.

  3. Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge on the missiles in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland: "Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike." To take out the Russian second strike force, i.e. the missiles surviving First Strike with Minuteman-3 and Trident-2. Both have an accuracy of 30 meters or less, enough to destroy a missile silo. The US Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines simultaneously according to Bob Aldridge. The missiles in the three countries lead to Launch On Warning, probably by 2014.
    Bob Aldridge resigned because a First Strike Capability is suicidal and wrote The Counterforce Syndrome, First Strike! The Pentagon´s Strategy For Nuclear War, Nuclear Empire (ch. 9 on anti-submarine warfare) and recently America In Peril (Hope Publishing).
    GPS (also called NAVSTAR) was developed for mid-course correction of Minuteman-3 and Trident-2 by attacking Russian missile silos.
    According to Professor Paul Rogers the warheads on Minuteman-3 and Trident-2 are designed to minimize nuclear winter effects when used against missile silos rather than industrial targets.
    Former CND Information Officer David Guinness suggests it´s only for diplomatic blackmail. Anyway, it leads to Launch On Warning.

  4. The law don't matter in America no longer.Russias only real defence at least known would be launch on warning probably by 2014.Most close calls to full nucular war were mistakes with the launch on warning there would be no turning back.It puts the entire world in danger and all should stand against America or all life on earth will be in extrime danger of extinction.There have been at leastr 20 close calls to nucular war that never happened with launch on warning it wouyld have been a for sure full scale nucular war.China would also launch on warning and others as well.America is putting all Americans and the entire world in danger of extinction.The world the entire world should make sure America don't force Russia and others to have to make a launch on warrning just for protection against the illegal actions of America.We face the most dangerous times ever thanks to America.China and Russia are smart and would make sure there are many ways to make sure America and all there friends would suffer as much as them including Israel.If this happens a full scale nucular war is for sure.Just look at all the close calls that have already come close with launch on warning every time would have been a nucular war.

  5. on sept 9 2001 ahmad shah massoud was killed . massoud khalili in a recent interview said he was airlifted to germany where he regained conciousness, who did the airlift(in afghanistan) belong to?

    1. Ahmad Shah Masoud was killed instantly. Massoud Khalili the diplomat was there, He lost consciousness. It was Khalili who woke up in a German hospital.

  6. We have been well aware that Israel and the I lobby have been building a case against Iran based on unsubstantiated claims for almost a decade. Former Weapons inspector Scott Ritter, Seymour Hersh, former head of the CIA's Bin Laden unit Micheal Scheuer and many others have been warning us about the effort to build the go get Iran case. We have heard Reuel Marc Gerecht, Frank Gaffney, Aaron Miller, Wurmsers and others repeating one unsubstantiated claim after the next about Iran. This started taking place soon after the invasion of Iraq.

    One has to wonder if any congress people making deals etc with the Israeli embassy were alerted by the release of this information. If any doors were closed by this leaking

  7. What a great radio show…..outstanding, revealing,

    Hats off to Richard Silvestein…….and Scott's team who made this show possible.

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