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10 November 2011, 13 Cheshvan 5712
1. Defector: Iran aided 9/11 plot.
2. U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel by Jeremy M. Sharp
3. US Should Stay in Iraq: Arabs Respect Strength!
The strongest tribe  By HAROLD RHODE


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1. Defector: Iran aided 9/11 plot
Bruce Golding - The New York Post, May 20th, 2011'p=7392
A former Iranian intelligence official who defected claimed that Tehran helped plot the Sept. 11 attacks, according to bombshell court papers filed yesterday in a victims' lawsuit against the Tehran government.

The ex-official is one of three unidentified defectors from Iran's secretive Ministry of Information and Security who testified under oath about 'Iranian government complicity' before, during and after the terror strikes, according to the Manhattan federal-court lawsuit.

The defector said that in addition to helping devise the plan, Iran supplied training in 'airliner hijacking' and provided 'material support for hundreds of al Qaeda fighters' after Sept. 11.

He added that top leaders of al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Iran attended a series of meetings in Iran 'during the months before' the attacks, according to a description of the testimony in the court filing.

The testimony ' made during videotaped depositions and filed under seal ' came as part of the $100 billion civil suit filed by dozens of relatives of Sept. 11 victims against Iran, al Qaeda, the Taliban and others.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs say the defectors ' identified only as Witnesses X, Y and Z ' 'worked in positions that gave them access to sensitive information regarding Iran's state sponsorship of terrorism,' the court papers state.

The defector also said his allegations are 'supported by government letters and memoranda, photographs and organizational charts.'

'Very little of the evidence . . . has been brought to light in any public forum, although some of it is apparently known to the US government,' the plaintiffs' lawyers wrote.

Retired CIA officers pored over the three defectors' 28 hours of testimony for any sign of deceit, but it was deemed credible, Janice Kephart, a former lawyer with the 9/11 Commission and expert witness in the suit, told The Post.

The court papers note 'an important but often overlooked conclusion' of the 9/11 Commission that 'there is strong evidence that Iran facilitated the transit of al Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11 and that some of these were future 9/11 hijackers.'

2. U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel
Jeremy M. Sharp
Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs
September 16, 2010
Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II.

From 1976-2004, Israel was the largest annual recipient of U.S. foreign assistance, having since been supplanted by Iraq. Since 1985, the United States has provided nearly $3 billion in grants annually to Israel.
Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance.
In the past, Israel also had received significant economic assistance. Strong congressional support for Israel has resulted in Israel's receiving benefits not available to other countries. For example, Israel can use some U.S. military assistance both for research and development in the United States and for military purchases from Israeli manufacturers. In addition, all U.S. foreign assistance earmarked for Israel is delivered in the first 30 days of the fiscal year. Most other recipients normally receive aid in installments. Congress also appropriates funds for joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense programs.
In August 2007, the Bush Administration announced that it would increase U.S. military assistance to Israel by $6 billion over the next decade. The agreement calls for incremental annual increases in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) to Israel, reaching $3 billion a year by FY2011.
For FY2011, the Obama Administration requested $3 billion in FMF to Israel. According to the State Department's FY2011 budget justification for Foreign Operations, 'U.S. assistance will help ensure that Israel maintains its qualitative military edge over potential threats, and prevent a shift in the security balance of the region. U.S. assistance is also aimed at ensuring for Israel the security it requires to make concessions necessary for comprehensive regional peace.'
After years of negotiation, the United States and Israel announced in August 2010 that Israel will purchase 20 F-35s at a cost of $2.75 billion, which will be paid for entirely with FMF grants. The first planes are scheduled to be delivered in 2015, though the deal is still pending final approval by the Israeli cabinet.

By all accounts the United States has given more money to Israel than to any other country. The Congressional Research Service's conservative estimate of total cumulative US aid to Israel (not adjusted for inflation) from 1949 through 2010 is $109.001 billion.

3. US Should Stay in Iraq: Arabs Respect Strength!
The strongest tribe

11/09/2011 22:24

Bringing troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan may spell failure for our missions in both places.
Most Iraqi political leaders of all factions have privately said that they want US troops to stay. In Baghdad, you could hear them time and time and again imploring us to do so. Cultural pride, however, a major component of Middle Eastern culture, does not allow them to say so publicly, lest they appear weak in a rough neighborhood. They can, however, respond to a request that appears to be from others. We might, for example, say that we would like to stay in Iraq in order to help ensure security, and the Iraqis would then be appearing to be to 'acceding to our [Iraqi] request,' and their cultural pride would remain intact.

What is needed is for US President Barack Obama to publicly make a commitment that we are there in some form for the long haul ' however vague the statement is not important ' the Iraqi leaders can make an appropriate arrangement that would preserve their dignity in public.

Absent such a statement from Obama, the Iraqis had no choice other than to ask the Americans to leave.

What alarms the Iraqis is precisely that bad neighborhood, where almost all of their neighbors ' Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and even Jordan ' have been doing their utmost to make sure that the remarkable experiment of a democratic country, which successfully includes all its citizens, totally fails.

Anbar, for example ' the Sunni-dominated area in western Iraq ' was, until President George Bush's surge in the mid-2000s, well on its way to becoming an a l - Q a i d a - d o m i n a t e d statelet. Before the surge, only three of the 21 major tribal groupings supported the US in some way. When President Bush sent in the Marines, who demonstrated that America was serious about eliminating the terrorists, however, within less than a year, almost all of the Sunni tribes had switched from supporting the fundamentalists to supporting the Americans ' all because America had demonstrated that it was the strongest power in the area. As the locals put it, the Marines were the strongest 'tribe' in the area. Of course, as Osama bin Laden observed about people respecting the 'Strong Horse,' everyone wanted to be allied with the winner.

In less than a year, therefore, Anbar, the most dangerous place in Iraq, became one of its most peaceful areas. It was American resolve and staying power that had changed everything.

As the locals said, they sided with us, and, more importantly, respected us because they knew they could rely on us.

If we do not wish the entire region to be overrun by Muslim extremists sitting on half the world's oil and using it to fund the Islamic obligation of a worldwide Caliphate ' as is being implanted now in Europe, Africa and North and South America ' we will need to return to Iraq. At that time, though, it will be at even a greater cost of life and treasure ' which probably means that we will not.

Instead, we shall probably continue accommodating the Islamists, as we have already been doing in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Turkey and South America.

Obama's desire to bring American troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan, instead of making a commitment to leave a small force as his military emphatically recommended, may instead spell failure for our missions in both places. But evidently Obama's political agenda matters more to him than the security of the West.

Bing West
In The Strongest Tribe and in a subsequent article in Military Review about counterinsurgency lessons, West argued that the current doctrine of nation-building and winning hearts and minds by economic development was based on Western liberal theory rather than the realities of battle. ... He believes that the warriors, not the people, defeat warriors, and that America's mistake in both Iraq and Afghanistan was to concede all authority to appoint and to remove for cause military and police officers. He believes insurgencies proceed from the bottom up, and must be dealt with at the local level.


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