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Lipstick on an Elephant?


By Victor Thorn

Uninspiring old whitemen like Bob Dole, John McCain and Dick Cheney have found they can’t get elected to the White House. So, it appears the Israeli lobby has switched tactics by selecting women to push forward the GOP.

Sarah Palin is undoubtedly the queen bee at the center of this hive. Discovered and mentored by the Weekly Standard’s William Kristol, Palin came to national prominence when Kristol secured a place for her as McCain’s vice presidential nominee. McCain, of course, is a fervent Israel-firster as well as the son of John McCain Sr., who orchestrated the USS Liberty cover-up.

Palin has made high-profile appearances with Nikki Haley, who is currently leading in South Carolina’s gubernatorial race. Haley is a protégé of South Carolina’s scandal-ridden Gov. Mark Sanford, who belongs to the influential Council for National Policy (CNP). Established by Christian Zionist Tim LaHaye in 1981, the CNP initially received funding from Nelson Bunker Hunt, a man who paid for anti-Kennedy advertisements in Dallas on the day of JFK’s assassination.

Another Palin disciple is Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell, the pretty face du jour. During an Oct. 8 television interview with Fox’s Greta van Susteren, O’Donnell revealed her loyalties. “We have to rebuild and repair our relationship with Israel,” said O’Donnell. “It has traditionally been a strong ally. . . . I’m saying we can do more because we need Israel. We need to be a friend to Israel.” She did not say why “we need” Israel.


In Nevada, Harry Reid’s Republican opponent Sharron Angle has elicited support from Bilderberg attendee Ralph Reed, founder of the pro-Israeli Christian Coalition. Reed was also personally invited by Abraham Foxman as far back as 1995 to address the pro-Zionist Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Reed later joined forces with Karl Rove to generate Christian support for George W. Bush. He found common cause with Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein’s “Stand Up for Israel” campaign that encouraged solidarity among Christians and the state of Israel.

Mrs. Angle may also be the candidate most affiliated with “tea party” attendees. Previous AFP reports have highlighted former Rep. Dick Armey’s (R-Texas) role in spearheading this movement. On May 1, 2002 Armey called for the “ethnic cleansing of Palestinians” while advocating Israel’s expansionism. A close associate of Zionists Gary Bauer, the late Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, Armey claims that “Israel’s rebirth” signals a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.

When he was a prominent House member, Armey played a pivotal role in forwarding the neo-con agenda of America fighting Israel’s wars against Iraq. The impetus for this move arose after a meeting with then-Vice President Cheney, who falsely claimed that al Qaeda worked directly with Saddam Hussein in the development of chemical and nuclear weapons.

To bankroll and steer the tea party movement, Armey received significant amounts of money from rabid “Project for a New American Century” Judeo-fascists such as the Koch, Olin and Sarah Scaife foundations.

These entities are similarly connected to Kristol and the American Enterprise Institute’s plans for a “Greater Israel,” extending from the Nile to the Euphrates. Already holding a seat in Congress is Michele Bachmann
(R-Minn.). At a May 24 American Israel Public Affairs Committee “policy conference,” she gushed: “I have a tremendous love for Israel, and great admiration for the Israeli people. I am a Christian, but I consider my heritage Jewish.”

Bachmann is a strong supporter of Pastor Mac Hammond, who serves as a board member on Rev. John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel. In this vein, Bachmann famously told the Republican Jewish Coalition in February that America will be “cursed” if we “reject” Israel. “I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States,” she said.

To complete this scenario, Carly Fiorina is vying for Barbara Boxer’s California Senate seat. As Jewish billionaire Bill Hewlett’s former CEO at Hewlett-Packard, Ms. Fiorina’s critics have blasted her as being “pro-Muslim.”

To compensate, Ms. Fiorina made a Labor Day jaunt to Israel, which was arranged and funded by the Republican Jewish Coalition. An Israeli business magazine reported that she sought an audience with Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres and Ehud Barak. Ms. Fiorina later told a Los Angeles audience on Oct. 10, “We must stand unequivocally and declare that Israel is our most important ally in the Middle East, and that we will stand with her always, no matter what.”

Hoping to fill California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s seat in Sacramento is Jewish pro-choice candidate Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO and member of Goldman Sachs’ board of directors. At an Oct. 18, 2009 AIPAC national summit meeting, her campaign literature read: “Meg Whitman: a proven record of support for Israel.”

The single-minded obsession of this Israeli patronage cannot be construed as a coincidence. Rather, the cabal behind these female candidates took a cue from Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign when he quipped, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”

In this regard, the Republican Party’s symbol—an old gray elephant—has been updated with lipstick, skirts and high heels. But beneath the glitzy façade still lurks the agenda of a clandestine regime that uses front men and women to do its bidding. 

Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and the author of many books on 9-11 and the New World Order. These include 9-11 Evil: The Israeli Role in 9-11 and Phantom Flight 93.

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