"Forked Tongue" - Cruel irony in Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee saga.
(LI/Other) Throughout her career and political campaign, Elizabeth Warren has found victims everywhere she looked, including when she looked in the mirror and saw an alleged descendant of one of the most historically victimized groups, Native Americans. In what may be the ultimate and cruelest irony, not only is it unlikely that Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great grandmother was Cherokee, it turns out that Warren’s great-great-great grandfather was a member of a militia unit which participated in the round-up of the Cherokees in the prelude to the Trail of Tears.The evidence resulted from a tip provided by a Legal Insurrection reader to a genealogical compilation of militia members who allegedly participated in the removal of the Cherokees from Georgia. The list included the name Jonathan Crawford, who was the husband of O.C. Sarah Smith, the person the Warren campaign has identified as Warren’s great-great-great grandmother and allegedly Cherokee. Since confirming this genealogical information was outside my comfort zone, I forwarded the information to author and genealogist Michael Patrick Leahy, who already had written about and investigated Warren’s genealogy. Leahy reaches the conclusion, based on a variety of sources, that Jonathan Crawford was indeed a member of the militia which rounded up Cherokees in the prelude to the Trail of Tears. Leahy lays out the evidence supporting his conclusion in a post at Breitbart.com, Elizabeth Warren Ancestor Rounded Up Cherokees for Trail of Tears: But the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee—the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837.
Why is this the ultimate and cruelest irony? Who Warren’s great-great-great grandparents were or what they did should be irrelevant, except that Warren has incorporated “lore” about those victimized ancestors into her own personal, professional and, now, political narratives.Where are we as of this writing? Warren’s Native American self-narrative has not held up to scrutiny, so far. Worse still, that narrative has revealed a cruel irony in the form of Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, who was a member of the militia which rounded up the Cherokees in the prelude to the Trail of Tears.Hmmm......I hope the Indian Nation go's after her with every legal tool to their disposal. Read the full story here.
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Labels: NPT» Nuclear Proliferation
(Other)US Weapons-Grade Uranium Diverted to Israel: Secret NUMEC Investigation Files Now Online.(PR).Declassified files from long-running investigations of the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation over alleged illegal diversions of US government-owned weapons-grade uranium to Israel are now available online atit's what my family knew all along. Why... because they did it. It was Carnegie Mellon University staff and the Westinghouse Corporation. It all was from Pittsburgh... little old Pittsburgh
The 733 pages of information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act for the new book Divert! NUMEC, Zalman Shapiro and the diversion of US weapons-grade uranium into the Israeli nuclear weapons program include:
A 1980 FBI interview of an eyewitness (PDF) of NUMEC executives stuffing U-235 canisters into sealed equipment shipped to Israel.
CIA Director of Operations Carl Duckett’s 1978 testimony about NUMEC (PDF) before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Atomic Energy Commissioner Glenn T. Seaborg’s reaction (PDF) to news that traces of Portsmouth U-235 of the type supplied to NUMEC had been picked up in Israel.
NUMEC corporate correspondence (PDF) with the AEC claiming that undercover Israeli intelligence agents Rafael Eitan and Ephraim Beigun visiting NUMEC in 1968 were merely energy scientists.
National Security Advisor Zbigniew Bresinski’s 1979 order (PDF) that Senator John Glenn not be given direct access to a top secret memorandum about “missing material from the NUMEC plant in Apollo, PA.”
Deputy Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti’s confidential letter (PDF) to President Jimmy Carter to “establish a plan for coordinated interagency action to detect and investigate the theft or diversion of nuclear material in the future.”
A 1978 congressional interview transcript (PDF) with NUMEC President Dr. Zalman Shapiro.
National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger’s 1969 strategy document (PDF) about how the US should respond to Israel’s clandestine nuclear weapons program. “There is circumstantial evidence that some fissionable material available for Israel’s weapons development was illegally obtained from the United States by about 1965.”
FBI wiretap (PDF) of a 1969 toxic spill at NUMEC caused by improper storage.
According to a 2001 Department of Energy report, NUMEC lost 269 kilograms of highly enriched uranium between 1957 and 1968–the highest in the US and enough for dozens of atomic weapons.The newly published book Divert! (available in paperback and Kindle) presents additional evidence that NUMEC–unable to complete US government contracts or protect workers and the environment–was originally established as a nuclear smuggling front.Read the full story here.
if we are going to take the views of people who want to throw the Jews into the sea seriously then all is lost. Iran threatening a second Holocaust is not the same as an Israel acting in self defense. Do we expect Muslims to understand this? The real bigots are those who do not recognize that Islam is all about killing Jews in the end. Any equivalences betray bias.
(other) Arabs may rethink their nuclear plan, warns Egypt.(E24/7).Hopes dimmed for staging major nuclear talks later this year between Muslim world and Israel, as Iran and Arab countries at a 189-nation conference accused Israel of being the greatest threat to peace in the region and Egypt warned that Arab states might rethink their opposition to atomic arms. Because Israel has not signed the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, it was not present at Tuesday's gathering of treaty members. But the United States defended its ally, warning that singling out Israel for criticism diminished the prospect of a planned meeting between it and its Muslim neighbors to explore the prospect of a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction. The Mideast conference planned for later this year was a key plank of a month-long 2010 high-level gathering of treaty signatories that convenes every five years to review the objectives of the 42-year-old treaty. Muslim nations have warned that failure to stage the Mideast meeting would call into question the overall achievements of the 2010 conference. Egypt, speaking for nonaligned NPT signatory nations - the camp of developing countries - said Israel's nuclear capabilities constitute “a threat to international peace and security.” Later, in his separate capacity as Egypt's delegate, senior Foreign Ministry official Ahmed Fathalla warned that Arab nations might “revise their policies'' regarding their opposition to having nuclear weapons if the planned Mideast conference failed to materialize. Fathalla said he was citing a declaration from the March 29 Arab summit in Baghdad. But a senior US official, who demanded anonymity because he was not authorized to comment to reporters, said it was the first time he had heard that threat. Reacting to a harsh series of attacks on Israel, US State Department envoy Thomas M. Countryman urged Muslim nations to ease their pressure at the Vienna meeting, convened to prepare for the next NPT summit in 2015, telling delegates: “Continued efforts to single out Israel ... will make a conference less likely.'' He also voiced “deep concern over Iran's persistent failure to comply with its nonproliferation obligations, including ... UN Security Council resolutions,'' and urged Tehran to reduce concerns about is nuclear program by coming to May 23 talks with six world powers in Baghdad “with the same serious and constructive attitude that the six partners bring.''Hmmmm......Report: Saudi Arabia Says Will Buy Nuclear Weapon if Iran Tests A-Bomb.Read the full story here.
Labels: 1982 Lebanon War» Bibi» Ehud Barak» Netanyahu» Sabena 571» Zalman Shazar
40 years ago today that Sabena 571 was hijacked on its way from Vienna to Tel Aviv (Hat Tip: MFS - The Other News/Carl).
Bibi shaking hands with then-President Zalman Shazar.
(IDF) Within ten minutes of boarding the plane, the squad of elite commandos managed to kill the two male terrorists, arrest the two female terrorists, and neutralize the threat to the passengers. Nearly all civilians on board were unharmed, except for three, one of whom later died from her injuries. Among the commandos were Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu–both of whom eventually became Israeli prime ministers.
The surviving female terrorists were sentenced to life in Israeli prison, but were later released in the prisoner exchange deal following the 1982 Lebanon War.
The same airplane that was victim to the hijacking was flown for an additional five years before being sold to the Israeli Air Force (IAF). The IAF ended up using it to carry out spy missions. (MORE)
Labels: Fogel» Guardian
(CIF Watch) According to a Ynet report in Oct., mocked and taunted the surviving Fogel children on the day they came to the village for the olive harvest.
a poll conducted last May (2011) in the West Bank, Gaza and E. Jerusalem demonstrated that nearly one-third of Palestinians explicitly support the murder of the Fogels.( MORE)
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