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Why Israel is Given Ten Percent of Our Total $32.7 Foreign Aid Money ($3 Billion a Year) – it’s an LBJ Legacy…

Sunday, April 28, 2013 20:02
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A few  months ago, the Associated Press reported that newly released tapes from US president Lyndon Johnson’s White House office showed LBJ’s “personal and often emotional connection to Israel. The news agency pointed out that during the Johnson presidency (1963-1969), “the United States became Israel’s chief diplomatic ally and primary arms supplier.”

But the news report does little to reveal the full historical extent of Johnson’s actions on behalf of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Most students of the Arab-Israeli conflict can identify Johnson as the president during the 1967 war. But few know about LBJ’s actions to rescue hundreds of endangered Jews during the Holocaust actions that could have thrown him out of Congress and into jail. Indeed, the title of “Righteous Gentile” is certainly appropriate in the case of the Texan, whose centennial year is being commemorated this year.

  Appropriately enough, the annual Jerusalem Conference announced this week that it will honour Johnson.

The attack (on the USS Liberty), which killed 34 American sailors and injured 172 others, was a deliberate effort to sink an American ship and murder its entire crew. Each evening, after hearing testimony all day, we often spoke our private thoughts concerning what we had seen and heard. I recall Admiral Kidd repeatedly referring to the Israeli forces responsible for the attack as ‘murderous bastards.’ It was our shared belief, based on the documentary evidence and testimony we received first hand, that the Israeli attack was planned and deliberate, and could not possibly have been an accident…

  Despite such clear ‘in flagrante delicto‘ evidence, USA politicians including President Johnson and Armed Forces Secretary McNamara ordered that American investigators find Zionist Israel innocent of all this savage duplicity against our nation and its sailors.

Historians have revealed that Johnson, while serving as a young congressman in 1938 and 1939, arranged for visas to be supplied to Jews in Warsaw, and oversaw the apparently illegal immigration of hundreds of Jews through the port of Galveston, Texas.

A key resource for uncovering LBJ’s pro-Jewish activity is the unpublished 1989 doctoral thesis by University of Texas student Louis Gomolak, “Prologue: LBJ’s Foreign Affairs Background, 1908-

1948. Johnson’s activities were confirmed by other historians in interviews with his wife, family members and political associates.

Research into Johnson’s personal history indicates that he inherited his concern for the Jewish people from his family. His aunt Jessie Johnson Hatcher, a major influence on LBJ, was a member of the Zionist Organization of America. According to Gomolak, Aunt Jessie had nurtured LBJ’s commitment to befriending Jews for 50 years. As young boy, Lyndon watched his politically active grandfather “Big Sam” and father “Little Sam” seek clemency for Leo Frank, the Jewish victim of a blood libel in Atlanta. Frank was lynched by a mob in 1915, and the Ku Klux Klan in Texas threatened to kill the Johnson’s. The Johnson’s later told friends that Lyndon’s family hid in their cellar while his father and uncles stood guard with shotguns on their porch in case of KKK attacks. Johnson’s speech writer later stated, “Johnson often cited Leo Frank’s lynching as the source of his opposition to both anti-Semitism and isolationism.”

Already in 1934 – four years before Chamberlain’s Munich sell out to Hitler – Johnson was keenly alert to the dangers of Nazism and presented a book of essays, ‘Nazism: An Assault on Civilization’, to the 21-year-old woman he was courting, Claudia Taylor – later known as “Lady Bird” Johnson. It was an incredible engagement present.

 FIVE DAYS after taking office in 1937, LBJ broke with the “Dixiecrats” and supported an immigration bill that would naturalize illegal aliens, mostly Jews from Lithuania and Poland. In 1938, Johnson was told of a young Austrian Jewish musician who was about to be deported from the United States. With an element of subterfuge, LBJ sent him to the US Consulate in Havana to obtain a residency permit. Erich Leinsdorf, the world famous musician and conductor, credited LBJ for saving his live.

That same year, LBJ warned Jewish friend, Jim Novy, that European Jews faced annihilation. “Get as many Jewish people as possible out of Germany and Poland,” were Johnson’s instructions. Somehow, Johnson provided him with a pile of signed immigration papers that were used to get 42 Jews out of Warsaw.

But that wasn’t enough. According to historian James M. Smallwood, Congressman Johnson used legal and sometimes illegal methods to smuggle “hundreds of Jews into Texas, using Galveston as the entry port.

Enough money could buy false passports and fake visas in Cuba, Mexico and other Latin American countries. Johnson smuggled boatloads and planeloads of Jews into Texas. He hid them in the Texas National Youth Administration. Johnson saved at least four or five hundred Jews, possibly more.”

During World War II Johnson joined Novy at a small Austin gathering to sell $65,000 in war bonds. According to Gomolak, Novy and Johnson then raised a very “substantial sum for arms for Jewish underground fighters in Palestine.” One source cited by the historian reports that “Novy and Johnson had been secretly shipping heavy crates labelled ‘Texas Grapefruit’ but containing arms to Jewish underground ‘freedom fighters’ in Palestine.”

ON JUNE 4, 1945, Johnson visited Dachau. According to Smallwood, Lady Bird later recalled that when her husband returned home, “he was still shaken, stunned, terrorized, and bursting with an overpowering revulsion and incredulous horror at what he had seen.”

A decade later while serving in the Senate, Johnson blocked the Eisenhower administration’s attempts to apply sanctions against Israel following the 1956 Sinai Campaign. “The indefatigable Johnson had never ceased pressure on the administration,” wrote I.L. “Si” Kenen, the head of AIPAC at the time.

As Senate majority leader, Johnson consistently blocked the anti-Israel initiatives of his fellow Democrat, William Fulbright, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Among Johnson’s closest advisers during this period were several strong pro-Israel advocates, including Benjamin Cohen (who 30 years earlier was the liaison between Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis and Chaim Weizmann) and Abe Fortas, the legendary Washington “insider.”

Johnson’s concern for the Jewish people continued through his presidency. Soon after taking office in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, Johnson told an Israeli diplomat, “You have lost a very great friend, but you have found a better one.”

Just one month after succeeding Kennedy, LBJ attended the December 1963 dedication of the Agudas Achim Synagogue in Austin. Novy opened the ceremony by saying to Johnson, “We can’t thank him enough for all those Jews he got out of Germany during the days of Hitler.”

Lady Bird would later describe the day, according to Gomolak: “Person after person plucked at my sleeve and said, ‘I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for him. He helped me get out.’” Lady Bird elaborated, “Jews had been woven into the warp and woof of all [Lyndon's] years.”

The PRELUDE to the 1967 war was a terrifying period for Israel, with the US State Department led by the historically unfriendly Dean Rusk urging an even-handed policy despite Arab threats and acts of aggression. Johnson held no such illusions. After the war he placed the blame firmly on Egypt: “If a single act of folly was more responsible for this explosion than any other, it was the arbitrary and dangerous announced decision [by Egypt] that the Strait of Tiran would be closed [to Israeli ships and Israeli-bound cargo].”

Kennedy was the first president to approve the sale of defensive US weapons to Israel, specifically Hawk anti-aircraft missiles. But Johnson approved tanks and fighter jets, all vital after the 1967 war when France imposed a freeze on sales to Israel. Yehuda Avner recently described on these pages prime minister Levi Eshkol’s successful appeal for these weapons on a visit to the LBJ ranch.

Israel won the 1967 war, and Johnson worked to make sure it also won the peace. “I sure as hell want to be careful and not run out on little Israel,” Johnson said in a March 1968 conversation with his ambassador to the United Nations, Arthur Goldberg, according to White House tapes recently released.

Soon after the 1967 war, Soviet premier Aleksei Kosygin asked Johnson at the Glassboro Summit why the US supported Israel when there were 80 million Arabs and only three million Israelis. “Because it is a right thing to do,” responded the straight- shooting Texan.

The crafting of UN Resolution 242 in November 1967 was done under Johnson’s scrutiny. The call for “secure and recognized boundaries” was critical. The American and British drafters of the resolution opposed Israel returning all the territories captured in the war. In September 1968, Johnson explained, “We are not the ones to say where other nations should draw lines between them that will assure each the greatest security. It is clear, however, that a return to the situation of 4 June 1967 will not bring peace. There must be secure and there must be recognized borders. Some such lines must be agreed to by the neighbours involved.”

Goldberg later noted, “Resolution 242 in no way refers to Jerusalem, and this omission was deliberate.” This historic diplomacy was conducted under Johnson’s stewardship, as Goldberg related in oral history to the Johnson Library. “I must say for Johnson,” Goldberg stated. “He gave me great personal support.”

Robert David Johnson, a professor of history at Brooklyn College, recently wrote in The New York Sun, Johnson’s policies stemmed more from personal concerns – his friendship with leading Zionists, his belief that America had a moral obligation to bolster Israeli security and his conception of Israel as a frontier land much like his home state of Texas. His personal concerns led him to intervene when he felt that the State or Defence departments had insufficiently appreciated Israel’s diplomatic or military needs.”

President Johnson firmly pointed American policy in a pro- Israel direction. In a historical context, the American emergency airlift to Israel in 1973, the constant diplomatic support, the economic and military assistance and the strategic bonds between the two countries can all be credited to the seeds planted by LBJ – Nick Jackson, Belgium

MORE HERE http://www.jfkmontreal.com/johnson’s_hidden_loyalties.

 

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  • billy jack

    this is why our country has been blessed we help and stand with ISRAEL,IF WE EVER STOP WE ARE TOAST! THEY THAT BLESS ISRAEL GET BLESSED!

    • ThenAgain

      You know absolutely Nothing about historical fact, or the fact that it is the zionists and isrealis behind ‘homeland’. killing our culture, killing the US, and taking our rights. See links above and get informed. Unless you’re a govt/israeli zio shill, in which case get out of my country.

      • Pharisees.org

        It is FREEMASONS who are the Zionists, a political movement nothing to do with Jews of the Lord. Your freak of Hell master Pharisee Paul started Gentile churches to steal the wealth of Gentiles and those churches evolved into the Roman Catholic empire of Pharisees who seek to build themselves another Temple in Jerusalem. It is Jews who have thrown in with Freemasons who do their Israeli countrymen and people of other nations harm in their pursuit of a Temple. Zionists VATICAN, Zionists children of Hell followers of the gospel of sodomite Jew of Satan Pharisee Paul.

    • PeckerWood

      You deserve to die.

  • ThenAgain

    Shills are really working the holohoax lately, getting desperate it appears.. No, izraHell does not get 3 billion a year only because of ‘johnson’. IzraHell has sucked over 100 billion off the backs of US taxpayers because the zionists who own the federal reserve, stage all the fake wars, did 911, own all the media etc, created the fake state of izrahell for war purposes. Now aipac and other factions have infiltrated our govt down to the state level, sucking the life out of the US even further.

    People need to get educated on Roosevelt’s false flag lies, the holohoax (6 million did Not die, 1 million did, thanks to the zionists who killed real jews). As for Kennedy, he had no idea that izraHell was a fake state, JFK was killed by zionists who created the cia. For those who are not shilling for the phony zionists behind killing the US see these, share with others -
    http://www.apfn.org/apfn/wtc_stf.htm
    http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=809
    http://www.whtt.org/newwhtt/main.php?nid=2724

  • Anonymous

    It’s a good thing and not a bad thing. Israel is the only democracy in the middle east and our only real ally there.

    And I believe that God judges nations based on whether or not they are friendly to Israel. As the Bible says,

    (Gen 12:3 NIV) I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

    • ThenAgain

      shill and treasoner. are you actually posting from scumbag terrorist izraHell itself or are you also a US treasoner.

  • DaveB

    God bless Israel and God bless the USA. 3 billion well spent.

    And by the way, where does the other 90% go to?

    Most of it is wasted on Islamic countries. Yes, the same Islamic countries that openly hate the USA and are hell bent on it’s destruction.

  • youstopandthink.disqus

    Definitely continue aid to Israel. Cut off aid to Egypt, No Korea. Palestinians, China, Pakistan etc. Yeshua comes from the Israeli tribe of Judah, if we Christians forsake our Jewish brothers, we forsake Christ.

    • PeckerWood

      You deserve to die with the rest of the filth. The Jews are not our brothers and Christianity is not our European religion! Not even God wanted these people to live. Haven’t you read sadam and Gamora? God murdered the evilness that resided there. Christ warned them telling them that they were chosen to be cleansed of their sinful ways, but they wouldn’t repent and change their evil ways! I’ll be damned if I ever know why God didn’t destroy ALL Jews! you sir, are evil and don’t belong in America, or on this planet!

    • ThenAgain

      LOL so You claim to own God and Jesus. You scum do NOT own Jesus or God and your screwy misinterpretations meant to kill christians is being exposed for what it is. Zionists and israelis are leeches on humanity and bloodthirsty warmongers for profit and to Kill the US. You and your scum izraHell blood sucking Liars get your greasy hands out of US taxpayers pockets.

  • ThenAgain

    Note the other commenters above except PW are likely israelis military and zionist shills, some even being paid out of US taxpayers pockets, in order to keep the billions going to the rich, murdering state of israel.
    SEE links above on how israelis and zionists have duped christians, scum zionists /israelis call gentiles ‘goyim’ behind our backs and are behind the false flags and killing our Rights. See the links.

  • Patriot

    How many Jewish suicide bombers have attacked the US anywhere?
    Good. They deserve our $$ more than the muslims haters.

    • Tom Dennen, the paranoid historian

      How many “real” Arabs?

  • Pharisees.org

    The churches for Gentiles started by the false apostle Pharisee Paul evolved into the Roman Catholic church then later branched out under Reformation, still churches founded on Pharisee doctrine.

    The Pharisees sat in the seat of Moses (Matthew 23:2). They lost the Temple in 70 A.D. but gained a vast empire via their Roman Catholic churches. They want another Temple. The Pharisees are the one who always have and to this day sit on the Roman Catholic Holy Synod. The RCC has always sought to take Jerusalem for the papacy so the Pharisees could erect another Temple. They concocted Freemason doctrine to enlist many in the pursuit of another Solomon’s Temple. Freemason are the power in the world. The reason Israel gets so much money is the intent of Freemasons, who are in every nation, and most elite of the world are Freemasons, is to get rid of Dome of Rock to build a Solomon’s Temple. That is why the pyramid on US dollar, signifying Freemasonry.

    http://www.pharisees.org/freemasons_pharisees.html

    http://beforeitsnews.com/spirit/2013/03/2013-year-of-illuminati-2476328.html

    http://beforeitsnews.com/spirit/2013/05/phallus-obsessed-pharisee-paul-2477580.html

    http://beforeitsnews.com/spirit/2013/04/pauls-homey-satan-2477456.html

  • berserker

    WOW! This really clinches lbj for the why he was such a scumbag. The assassination of Kennedy was the result of his (Kennedy), 1. Smash the c.i.a. into 1k pieces, 2 x.o. 111100(SIC?)fedresv jew private owned,3 israhell allow nuke inspects. 4 organized crime including Jewish criminals, 5 drawdown vietnam milindust complex large Jew involvement. Need more be said? Poppy bush(crypto jew) was initiated into the “club” @ Dealey Plaza which performed the coup de ta sacrifice announcing complete subjugation of U.S.A. to the jew. Jewmerika, das land der angst die juden sind unser ungluck

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