'Begin oorlog tegen Iran' – David S. Broder's advies aan Obama

Begin een oorlog met Iran om de Amerikaanse economie uit het slop te halen en herkozen te worden, dat is het advies van David S. Broder, ‘dean’ of the Washington press corps and the ‘unofficial chairman of the board van de Washington Post, aan president Obama.

In zijn column ‘The War recovery’ schrijft hij: 

..What else might affect the economy? The answer is obvious, but its implications are frightening. War and peace influence the economy.

Look back at FDR and the Great Depression. What finally resolved that economic crisis? World War II.

Here is where Obama is likely to prevail. With strong Republican support in Congress for challenging Iran’s ambition to become a nuclear power, he can spend much of 2011 and 2012 orchestrating a showdown with the mullahs. This will help him politically because the opposition party will be urging him on. And as tensions rise and we accelerate preparations for war, the economy will improve.

I am not suggesting, of course, that the president incite a war to get reelected. But the nation will rally around Obama because Iran is the greatest threat to the world in the young century. If he can confront this threat and contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he will have made the world safer and may be regarded as one of the most successful presidents in history.

Daniel Tencer geeft in The Raw Sory enkele kritische reacties weer:

..Broder’s column has come in for almost instant criticism from economic and political policy experts. In a blog entry entitled "Has David Broder Lost His Mind?," Foreign Policy managing editor Blake Hounshell writes that Broder’s proposal is "crazy for a number of reasons."..

Broder lijkt mij een schoolvoorbeeld van een Sayan (meervoud: Sayanim) te zijn. Dat hij zich nu zo markant als zodanig ontpopt wijst op de druk die op Obama wordt uitgeoefend vanuit de zionistische Groot-Israel lobby.

‘Aanval op Iran’ op deze weblog


11 thoughts on “'Begin oorlog tegen Iran' – David S. Broder's advies aan Obama

  1. Jongens wat vliegt de tijd, alweer twee dagen voorbij, ik zat in spanning maar gelukkig kwam het, een prachtig artikel over de verkiezingen in de VS, en op het eind, ja jongens, geloof het maar, staat deze zin geschreven ==Broder lijkt mij een schoolvoorbeeld van een Sayanim te zijn. Dat hij zich nu zo markant als zodanig ontpopt wijst op de druk die op Obama wordt uitgeoefend vanuit de zionistische Groot-Israel lobby.==
    Ik denk dat deze zin speciaal voor mij is geschreven, dank U meneer van Waning, hartelijke groeten aan Uw broer Robert.

  2. Éen oude doctrine wordt zelfs van stal gehaald lees ik: een oorlog beginnen om de economie uit het slopt te trekken.
    Ze zouden ook beter moeten weten. Na Afghanistan en Irak is dat ook niet gelukt. Integendeel.

  3. "Broder lijkt mij een schoolvoorbeeld van een Sayanim te zijn."
    Als je dan toch al een vreemde taal gebruikt om de schijn van deskundigheid te wekken, doe het dan goed: één sayan, meerdere sayanim. De oorsprong van van Wanings uitleg is buitengewoon verhelderend over zijn motieven.
    Het grappige is dat de link naar de Google zoekpagina vele correcte verwijzingen geeft zoals:
    "Les sayanim (hébreu: סייענים, singulier: sayan, de l’hébreu aide, assistant"
    "Sayanim (singular sayan) are shielded from conventional legal culpability by…"
    Van Waning doet gewoon wat voor de hand ligt: hij pakt de eerste de beste link – die van een Nederlandstalige Wikipedia pagina
    De gelijkwaardige internationale Wikipedia lemma werd na ampel overleg verwijderd om de volgende redenen:
    "Delete as per nom. The article is a conspiracy-theory with anti-Semitic overtones. The main source cited is Gordon Thomas, a notable anti-Israel conspriacy theorist."
    " * I did a good-faith search on google scholar. There articles about Palestinian sayanim. Google scholar leads with one from the Journal of Palestine Studies about Palestinian Arabs who work with the Mossad. There is a scholarly article "The Mossad Imagined: The Israeli Secret Service in Film and Fiction" describing these Jewish sayanim as stock characters in fiction about the Mossad. The third citation is from an apparently a self-published paper called Judonia Rising a typical screed by web-based lunatic anti-Semite Joachim Martillo. the next is from a book by one Matt Webster, about whom I know nothing except that he does not google well. the next citation seems to be a 9/11 conspiracy theory [2] These are the only citations in the first 10 pages of google scholar search term "sayanim." The term does seem to be applied to some Palestinian Arabs and non-Israeli Jews. but it is apparently primarily used by conspiracy theorists and fiction writers.AMuseo (talk) 19:56, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
    I think that what this needs is a rewrite getting rid of the unfounded statement that all sayanim are Jews, and ensuring that conspiracy theories are presented as such. This could include an outline of the views of Thomas and Ostrovsky, but should be based on reliable sources discussing those views rather than on those writers’ own works. The Jerusalem Post article that I linked above shows that "sayanim" (helpers) is the Israeli security services’ own preferred name for these people (supplanting the previously used name "mashtapim" (collaborators)), so the title itself can’t be claimed to originate from the conspiracy theorists. I’m not volunteering to do such a rewrite myself, so will not put the word "keep" in bold letters, but I think that this has the potential to be made into a neutral encyclopedic article. Phil Bridger (talk) 20:31, 19 July 2010 (UTC) "

  4. Ik vrees dat het allemaal nog veel erger en meer ongestructureerd is. De kritiek van David is niet ongegrond voor zover het dezelfde kritiek behelst als bij een debat over "De joodse lobby" van Mearsheimer en Walt in de vraag : "Waarom niet de wapenlobby?" Waarop men zich vervolgens kan afvragen hoeveel deze lobbies elkaar overlappen.
    Hier een documentaire/debat over de verslaving aan wapens. Met o.a. Richard Butler en Robert Kaplan. Nogal een lange zit.
    Empire – The new arms racehttp://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=5796

  5. @Mike Bing,
    Dank voor je correctie: enkelvoud van sayanim is sayan.
    Ik zal het corrigeren op mijn blog.
    Even googlen op sayan-israel leverde al veel artikelen op die de sterke indruk wekken dat het verwijderen van het oorspronkelijk engelstalige Wikipedia artikel niet terecht is geweest.Sarkozy’s bad weekhttp://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?aid=7245&context=vaAs if his marital challenges were not enough cause for concern, "Sarco the Sayan" has suddenly emerged as the most infamous accolade of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The influential French daily Le Figaro last week revealed that the French leader once worked for — and perhaps still does, it hinted — Israeli intelligence as a sayan (Hebrew for helper), one of the thousands of Jewish citizens of countries other than Israel who cooperate with the katsas (Mossad case-officers).
    A letter dispatched to French police officials late last winter — long before the presidential election but somehow kept secret — revealed that Sarkozy was recruited as an Israeli spy. The French police is currently investigating documents concerning Sarkozy’s alleged espionage activities on behalf of Mossad, which Le Figaro claims dated as far back as 1983. According to the author of the message, in 1978, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin ordered the infiltration of the French ruling Gaullist Party, Union pour un Mouvement Populaire. Originally targeted were Patrick Balkany, Patrick Devedjian and Pierre Lellouche. In 1983, they recruited the "young and promising" Sarkozy, the "fourth man".
    Ex-Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky describes how sayanim function in By Way Of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer. They are usually reached through relatives in Israel. An Israeli with a relative in France, for instance, might be asked to draft a letter saying the person bearing the letter represents an organisation whose main goal is to help save Jewish people in the Diaspora. Could the French relative help in any way? They perform many different roles. A car sayan, for example, running a rental car agency, could help the Mossad rent a car without having to complete the usual documentation. An apartment sayan would find accommodation without raising suspicions, a bank sayan could fund someone in the middle of the night if needs be, a doctor sayan would treat a bullet wound without reporting it to the police.
    And, a political sayan ? It’s rather obvious what this could mean. The sayanim are a pool of people at the ready who will keep quiet about their actions out of loyalty to "the cause", a non-risk recruitment system that draws from the millions of Jewish people outside Israel.
    Such talk sends chills down spines, especially Arab and Muslim ones. Indeed, the revelation did not go unnoticed in Arab capitals or come as much of a surprise. Paris can be a sunny place for shady people. When it comes to intelligence gathering on behalf of Israel, a question mark is immediately raised on the moral calibre of the person in question. But, how does this scandal influence France’s foreign and domestic politics?..
    Mossad local assistants or sayanim operating in western countrieshttp://www.the7thfire.com/new_world_order/zionism/mossad_local_assistants_or_sayanim.htm
    The next day Ran S. delivered a lecture on the sayanim, a unique and important part of the Mossad’s operation. Sayanim ? assistants ? must be 100 percent Jewish. They live abroad, and though they are not Israeli citizens, many are reached through their relatives in Israel. An Israeli with a relative in England, for example, might be asked to write a letter saying the person bearing the letter represents an organization whose main goal is to help save Jewish people in the diaspora. Could the British relative help in any way?
    There are thousands of sayanim around the world. In London alone, there are about 2,000 who are active, and another 5,000 on the list. They fulfill many different roles. A car sayan, for example, running a rental agency, could help the Mossad rent a car without having to complete the usual documentation. An apartment sayan would find accommodation without raising suspicions, a bank sayan could get you money if you needed it in the middle of the night, a doctor sayan would treat a bullet wound without reporting it to the police, and so on. The idea is to have a pool of people available when needed who can provide services but will keep quiet about them out of loyalty to the cause. They are paid only costs. Often the loyalty of sayanim is abused by katsas who take advantage of the available help for their own personal use. There is no way for the sayan to check this.
    One thing you know for sure is that even if a Jewish person knows it is the Mossad, he might not agree to work with you, but he won’t turn you in. You have at your disposal a nonrisk recruitment system that actually gives you a pool of millions of Jewish people to tap from outside your own borders. It’s much easier to operate with what is available on the spot, and sayanim offer incredible practical support everywhere. But they are never put at risk nor are they privy to classified information.
    Suppose during an operation a katsa suddenly had to come up with an electronics store as a cover. A call to a sayan in that business could bring 50 television sets, 200 VCRs, whatever was needed, from his warehouse to your building, and in next to no time, you’d have a store with $3 or $4 million worth of stock in it.
    Since most Mossad activity is in Europe, it may be preferable to have a business address in North America. So, there are address sayanim and telephone sayanim. If a katsa has to give out an address or a phone number, he can use the sayan’s. And if the sayan gets a letter or a phone call, he will know immediately how to proceed. Some business sayanim have a bank of 20 operators answering phones, typing letters, faxing messages, all a front for the Mossad. The joke is that 60 percent of the business of those telephone answering companies in Europe comes from the Mossad. They’d fold otherwise.
    The one problem with the system is that the Mossad does seem to care how devastating it could be to the status of the Jewish people in the Diaspora if it was known. The you get if you ask is: "So what’s the worst that could happen to those Jews?’ they’d all come to Israel – Great."..
    Mossad’s licence to killhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/7254807/Mossads-licence-to-kill.html
    Mossad is one of the world’s smallest intelligence services. But it has a back-up system no other outfit can match. The system is known as sayanim, a derivative of the Hebrew word lesayeah, meaning to help.
    There are tens of thousands of these "helpers". Each has been carefully recruited, sometimes by katsas, Mossad’s field agents. Others have been asked to become helpers by other members of the secret group.
    Created by Meir Amit, the role of the sayanim is a striking example of the cohesiveness of the world Jewish community. In practical terms, a sayan who runs a car rental agency will provide a kidon with a vehicle on a no-questions basis. An estate agent sayan will provide a building for surveillance. A bank manager sayan will provide funds at any time of day or night, and a sayan doctor provides medical assistance.
    Any of these helpers could have been involved in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Mossad has recently expanded its network of sayanim into Arab countries…
    Mossad’s Little Helpershttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamal-dajani/mossads-little-helpers_b_487173.html..The use of forged European passports by Mossad agents entering Dubai to assassinate al-Mabhouh has kicked up a diplomatic storm in recent days. The EU issued a strong condemnation of the stolen IDs, indirectly criticizing Israel. Israeli ambassadors in Britain, Ireland, France, Australia and Germany have been called in to discuss the issue, and Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been given an earful by many of his counterparts. But were the Israeli dual nationals whose foreign passports were allegedly forged unaware that their identities were stolen by the Mossad? Or were they acting as sayanim, the Hebrew word for helpers, whom the Mossad relies on across the globe to provide shelter, money, and logistical support… in this case identity. A sayan, singular for sayanim, must be 100% Jewish, and in many cases a dual national…
    Ik zal me meer gaan verdiepen in sayan en sayanim.http://www.google.nl/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=sayanim&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&redir_esc=&ei=jcjSTOaAOZCbOpP5peEP

  6. Vervolg bronnen studie ‘Sayan’ :Israel in America: Obama’s dance of deathhttp://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/10/israel-in-america-obamas-dance-of-death/What are we to make of the latest changes in Obama’s entourage, ponders Eric Walberg
    Obama has just lost his close friend and chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who is making the unusual transition from national to municipal politics.He is also losing his closest adviser David Axelrod (pragmatist Emanuel described their difference as prose versus poetry) and his mentor and director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers.
    Why are Obama’s three closest advisers — all Jewish — leaving? There is no pat answer. Axelrod is no friend of Summers, having suggested in an email the latter would be more comfortable in the “cafeteria at Goldman Sachs”. He claims he is homesick. Obama’s Keynesianism probably finally got to Summers, who prefers tax cuts. Emanuel, a former congressman, a talented ballet dancer, son of an Irgun terrorist, and an Israeli soldier during the first Gulf war against Iraq, leads us to the real answer.
    As a very, very strong Zionist (dual citizen? sayan?), he is Israel’s canary in the White House. Israel boycotted Obama’s UN speech at the Millennium Goals Summit in September, and has subjected Obama to dose after dose of humiliating treatment, the latest when Netanyahu asked for the pardon of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard (serving a life sentence) in exchange for a temporary halt in settlement expansion. Netanyahu defiantly visited Pollard in jail in 2002 and he is celebrated as a hero in yearly commemorations in Israel. There seems to be an eerie replay of 1991, the last time the White House seriously tried to stop the settlements. The Israel lobby abandoned Bush then and destroyed him in the 1992 elections.
    The writing is on the wall: Obama is a one-term president. That is if he is even allowed to finish his first term. Obama was never popular in Israel. When he tried to add Israeli critic Chas Freeman to his team as chair of the National Intelligence Council in 2009 AIPAC blew a fuse. Now there are even threats against his life as a result of his stance on settlements and his reluctance to attack Iran. Loud protests in front of Netanyahu’s residence witness crowds burning effigies of Obama “the new Pharaoh”, “the descendant of slaves” who must be put in his place.
    Obama, son of a Kenyan Muslim and American expat radical, is facing equally vicious bigotry by non-Jews. He is attacked at home by Americans of more traditional backgrounds who call him a communist and are incensed by his unusual origins and his unrepresentative entourage. Apocalyptic movements and rightwing "patriotic" militias, which grew under Clinton but abated under Bush junior, are increasing rapidly under Obama, and more staid but equally frustrated Americans conduct political "tea parties", confused and desperate for both stability and real change…

    UK news
    Lockerbie plane bombingWhat if they are innocent?http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/1999/apr/17/lockerbie
    Without contradicting Aviv, Thomas and others believe the tagging and smuggling aboard of the lethal suitcase can most easily be ascribed to a sayan or mabuah working for Mossad, which had a motive for eliminating certain passengers. (A sayan is a Jew who puts loyalty to Israel above loyalty to his own country and does services, usually unpaid, for Mossad; according to Thomas, the most famous sayan working in the UK was Robert Maxwell. A mabuah is a Gentile who fulfils the same role.)..
    By way of deception: The making and unmaking of a Mossad Officer is a book written by Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy about Ostrovsky’s career as a katsa in the Israeli Mossad.http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4274540/By_Way_of_Deception_-_Victor_Ostrovsky_(Mossad_Terrorism)
    This book is a true story about the Mossad as seen by Victor Ostrovsky. The first part describes his experiences with the organization. It starts when Victor is first approached by the Mossad during his service in the Israeli Defense Forces and is subjected to numerous tests, including psychological ones. While at first rejecting an offer to be trained as a recruit for the assassin’s squad, Ostrovsky eventually accepts an offer to become a katsa and joins a class of Mossad candidates going through tradecraft training. After successfully completing the training Ostrovsky begins working as a katsa (case officer).
    Throughout the book, Ostrovsky reveals details of the internal workings of the Mossad itself. Ostrovsky claims that Mossad has access to Jewish helpers all around the world called sayanim (sg. sayan). Their services can be requested on short notice and no questions are asked. Because of this, Mossad only needs 30-40 active case officers at any given time. He also explains the different departments functions and how liaisons are conducted with foreign intelligence agencies.
    As he progresses as a katsa, Ostrovsky experiences growing disillusionment with the organization and its leaders, and begins to question its motives. This culminates in his retirement from the Mossad after being scapegoated for a failed attempt at capturing top PLO officials…
    ..Experts with handles Professional in a field outside of espionage/intelligence who is taken on missions to identify documentation or equipment in their area of expertise.
    With handles Metaphor for a parcel.
    Tsafririm (Hbw, = morning breeze) Organizes Jewish communities outside Israel and helps to set up frames.
    Frames (Misgarot) Jewish self-protection units set up all over the world.
    Sayan (pl., Sayanim) Volunteer Jewish helpers outside Israel who collaborate with Mossad, e.g. the London station has 2,000 sayanim on its books.
    Tuganim (Hbw, = French fries) Mossad code name for the Hamburg special anti-terrorist police unit who were Mossad-trained…

  7. Vervolg bronnenstudie ‘sayan’ (2):Jewish identity, Zionism and Palestinehttp://www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/gatzmon6.htmGilad Atzmon considers the different types of Jewish identity, from that which evolves around Judaism, to that for which being Jewish is incidental and marginal, to that for which Jewishness is the centrepiece of identity, over and above all other traits. He focuses on the third category, which he says is "the essence of Zionism", and argues that, according to this definition, many Jews are in fact Zionists, even if they deny it. He concludes that Jewish people who fall into this third category tend to act in harmony, protecting one another and operating as a global Zionist body shield.
    As far as self-perception is concerned, those who call themselves Jews can be divided into three main categories:
    1. Those who follow Judaism.
    2. Those who regard themselves as human beings that happen to be of Jewish origin.
    3. Those who put their Jewishness over and above all of their other traits…
    I assume that it must be clear that sayanim are basically 3rd category Jews. They are people who regard themselves primarily as Jews. The sayan is a man who would betray the nation in which he is a citizen just to satisfy a bizarre notion of a clannish brotherhood…
    Welsh Author Gordon Thomas Calls Mossad Ability to Maintain “American Mole at Highest Level”
    ..It could be more than one person. What’s incredible is not so much that they have an American mole at the highest level of the United States government, but how this small intelligence service of about 1,200 people is able to mobilize sayanim, and control the American media and the publishing worlds, and get people like Barbra Streisand to spout “Israel-first, America-second” propaganda to the president of the United States over the dinner table at the White House. The only good thing about it is that it’s self-defeating.Sayanim — Israeli Operatives in the U.Shttp://forum.concen.org/printthread.php?tid=34125
    ..Americans know that something fundamental is amiss. They sense—rightly—that they are being misled no matter which political party does the leading.
    A long misinformed public lacks the tools to grasp how they are being deceived. Without those tools, Americans will continue to be frustrated at being played for the fool.
    When the “con” is clearly seen, “the mark” (that’s us) will see that all roads lead to the same duplicitous source: Israel and its operatives. The secret to Israel’s force-multiplier in the U.S. is its use of agents, assets and sayanim (Hebrew for volunteers).
    When Israeli-American Jonathan Pollard was arrested for spying in 1986, Tel Aviv assured us that he was not an Israeli agent but part of a “rogue” operation. That was a lie.
    Only 12 years later did Tel Aviv concede that he was an Israeli spy the entire time he was stealing U.S. military secrets. That espionage—by a purported ally—damaged our national security more than any operation in U.S. history.
    In short, Israel played us for the fool.
    From 1981-1985, this U.S. Navy intelligence analyst provided Israel with 360 cubic feet of classified military documents on Soviet arms shipments, Pakistani nuclear weapons, Libyan air defense systems and other intelligence sought by Tel Aviv to advance its geopolitical agenda.
    Agents differ from assets and sayanim. Agents possess the requisite mental state to be convicted of treason, a capital crime. Under U.S. law, that internal state is what distinguishes premeditated murder from a lesser crime such as involuntary manslaughter. Though there’s a death in either case, the legal liabilities are different—for a reason…

  8. Toch wel grappig dat een term ("sayan") die sinds de eerste intifada werd uitgevonden om Palestijnse informanten aan te duiden, nu omgebogen wordt om de schijn van een geheim wereldomvattend leger van super-Joden te wekken en de mythe van de onbetrouwbare Jood weer nieuw leven in te blazen waardoor nu plotseling door heer van Waning en zijn kameraden iedere Jood(en iedere persoon met mogelijk een druppeltje Joods bloed) als verdachte aangemerkt wordt.
    Proficiat! U zou uw geschriften eens moeten bundelen, zal vast gretig aftrek vinden en als naslagwerk gaan gelden.

  9. @Mike Bing,
    Wat ik ‘grappig’ vind is dat je in je eerste reactie schrijft:
    ..De gelijkwaardige internationale Wikipedia lemma werd na ampel overleg verwijderd om de volgende redenen:
    "Delete as per nom. The article is a conspiracy-theory with anti-Semitic overtones. The main source cited is Gordon Thomas, a notable anti-Israel conspriacy theorist."

    Op je eigen site stel je: http://www.vkblog.nl/blog/82103Ik begrijp dat een groot deel van de anti-Israel propaganda een z.g. "viraal" verspreidingsmechanisme benut waarbij sites verslagen inclusief foto’s integraal overnemen. Ik ga er echter van uit dat elke site de verplichting heeft om op zijn minst een minimaal onderzoek te doen op het waarheidsgehalte van het gepubliceerde.
    Nu het uit mijn minimaal bronnenonderzoek overduidelijk is dat de Nederlandse Wikipedia een juiste omschrijving van het begrip ‘sayanim’ geeft, gooi je weer eens anti-Semitisme in de strijd – altijd een laf zwaktebod.
    Ik dacht dat wij een eerdere discussie hadden afgesloten bij het gezamenlijk onderschrijven van de visie en doelstellingen van J-Street? Ben je teruggefloten door je Hasbara directie?http://www.jstreet.org/about/about-us

  10. "Nu het uit mijn minimaal bronnenonderzoek overduidelijk is dat de Nederlandse Wikipedia een juiste omschrijving van het begrip ‘sayanim’ geeft…"
    Gezien de bronnen die je gebruikt hebt, begrijp ik je conclusie. De reden voor verwijdering van de lemma op wikipedia.org laat echter duidelijk zien dat het bronnenonderzoek wat daar gedaan werd een stuk minder "beperkt" was:
    "the first 10 pages of google scholar search term "sayanim." The term does seem to be applied to some Palestinian Arabs and non-Israeli Jews. but it is apparently primarily used by conspiracy theorists and fiction writers"
    "Ben je teruggefloten door je Hasbara directie?"
    Is dat wat je opgedragen is te schrijven door SDB en de Palestijnse inlichtingendienst waar je voor werkt?

  11. OK Mike, ik zet mijn onderzoek naar de betekenis van sayan/sayanim voort en gooi het ondertussen in de groep.
    Wat vind je eigenlijk van David Broder’s column?
    En onderschrijf je nog steeds de visie en doelstellingen van J-Street?

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