Monday, May 16, 2005

AIPAC Pushes Sanctions on Iran

Interesting comparison of coverage regarding the Iran econmoic sanctions bill being promoted by AIPAC.

The US story only mentions AIPAC at the very end, and does not expressly mention that they are the ones pushing the Bill.

While the story from the Jerusalem Post headlines AIPAC involvement.

It would be nice to get coverage here in the US that was at least as open as that available in Israel.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word from inside the Gorilla is that the Iran push is to divert attention from the Rosen scandal and also focus attention away from Howard Kohr whose $450,000 salary clearly was not enough for him to actually manage the organization. One of the AIPAC board ancient geezers, Robert Asher of Chicago, is quietly trying to see if pushing out Kohr is timely right now. Iran is a nice diversion.

5/16/2005 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Horace Silver said...

Tawk about wagging the dawg. Ohmygawd!

I know we're talking about colossal self-interest here, but pushing for a war to divert attention from an organization's own troubles sounds a little far-fetched. As servants of two flags (one well before the other), AIPAC feels a move against Iran is in Israel's best interests.

5/16/2005 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

I would really like to understand how AIPAC remains tax exempt.

I thought lobbying for passage of certain bills removed one from Tax exempt status. So what gives?

I will look into it some more, but any insight as to where the "line" is would be welcome.

5/16/2005 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Here is what I have found so far.


There are a lot of loopholes, although it seems like other non-profits are more worried about crossing the line.

5/16/2005 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous JPhurst said...

Tax exempt organizations are permitted to lobby. The main restriction on lobbying only applies to 501(c)(3)s. Other tax exempt organizations are not restricted in the same way.

The difference is that contributions to a 501(c)(3) are deductible. Contributions to organizations that engage in substantial lobbying are not, even if the organization itself is tax exempt. AIPAC is not a 501(c)(3), and contributions to it are not tax deductable. I'm guessing that AIPAC is a 501(c)(4).

5/16/2005 03:04:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Thanks, that makes me feel a bit better.

5/16/2005 05:06:00 PM  
Blogger Somebody said...

FBI questions four reporters in AIPAC case

5/16/2005 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous r said...

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Cuban born bitch is the poster child for why foreign borns should not hold political office. She and Lantos are behind almost every bill in the house that AIPAC pushes through. In fact we should blast Flordia off the mainland and float it out to sea so it can be it's own banana republic.

Nothing and I mean nothing she has ever advocated has been in the best interest of the USA. She caters strictly to the Cuban exile community CANAF types and the assorted terrorist among them and the Israelis. A whore like this speaking for American mid east policy and pissing on Europe and the UN efforts on Iran makes me see red.

Call me a racist, bigot or snob, I don't give a rat's ass...if we don't drop the politically correct and start paying attention to getting real Americans raised without the warped emotional views and victim vendettas of what they lost to Hitler or Batista elected to office then we aren't going to have any America much longer.

Putting people who have lost and cut and run from their country into positions of policy making in the world's superpower where they can excerise the power they never had in their own country is a disaster.

5/17/2005 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

The Bush-Bolton Plan to Bomb Bushehr for Israel

The Bush-Bolton Plan to Bomb Bushehr for Israel

5/17/2005 12:15:00 AM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

AIPAC Fifth Columnists Pushing US to Attack Iran for Israel

5/20/2005 11:09:00 AM  
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