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In the salvationist crosshairs

By Michael J. Smith on Tuesday April 13, 2010 08:25 PM

For a while there, it seemed like the people of Sudan might have dodged a well-intentioned bullet from high-minded salvationists here in the Global Victim Services Center. The "Save Darfur" banner on my local synagogue came down -- I believe it was replaced by something expressing disapproval of torture.

But the drumbeat seems to be starting again. A couple of weeks ago the following landed in my inbox:

Sudan: On the Path to Peace or Crisis?

A panel discussion featuring:

John Prendergast, Co-Founder, The Enough Project
Dr. J. Peter Pham, Senior Fellow and Africa Project Director, National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and Vice President, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA)
Ambassador Herman J. Cohen, Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Ambassador David Shinn (moderator), Former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso

Despite some signs of progress in Sudan, other indications suggest a growing potential for conflict surrounding the elections scheduled for early April. Census and registration issues have not been resolved, raising serious doubts about the legitimacy of the election results...

The panel will address the complicated dynamics at play in Sudan, discuss U.S. policy options, and analyze regional implications as well as the influence of foreign actors, such as Egypt, China, and Iran.

About FPI

FPI seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America's global economic competitiveness. The organization is led by Executive Director Jamie Fly. FPI was founded in 2009 by Robert Kagan, William Kristol, and Dan Senor. Visit our website at www.foreignpolicyi.org for more information.

"US policy options"! If that phrase doesn't send a chill down your spine, you must be Dexter.

Today the useful idiots at Alternet chimed in on cue, following the Kaganite lead. Here's the left shoe dropping, or rather, the left boot hitting the ground:

From: AlterNet
Subject: Tell Obama: Don't Legitimize Sudan's Brutal Dictator
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:34:29 -0400 (EDT)
Reply-To: alternet@mail.democracyinaction.org

Dear Reader, In the lead up to this week's elections in Sudan, current President Omar al-Bashir has used government troops to attack journalists and activists. Join the Save Darfur Coalition in urging President Obama to not recognize the results of this sham election. [ http://action.savedarfur.org/campaign/sudanelections_an ]

Don Hazen
Executive Editor, AlterNet.org

It seems pretty obvious to me that this "Save Darfur" campaign has Israel Lobby thumbprints all over it. Has anybody ever really researched this?

Comments (17)


Nuff said.


"FPI seeks to":

" promote an active U.S. foreign policy "

"committed to" :

1 "robust support for democratic allies"

2 " human rights "

3 "a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century"


4 "strengthening America's global economic competitiveness"

now that get's it done
don't it !!!

a mission statement
with the very most perfect
feasible set of final aims (2 and 4)
among all more perfect planetary
feasible aims

i note
in particular
1 and 3
the odd instrumental aims
the yin and yang like
means to 2 and 4
the scylla and charybdis
" pillar and post "
of 2x4
(humanely righteous
global economic competitiveness)



meet executive director ....mr jamie fly

seems to be beaming at us no??

must be wallowing
in his own ointment

checkered trail to now :

Executive Director
Foreign Policy Initiative
(International Affairs industry)

May 2009 — Present (1 year )

Policy Director
Foreign Policy Initiative
(International Affairs industry)

February 2009 — May 2009 (4 months)

Director for Counterproliferation Strategy
National Security Council
(International Affairs industry)

April 2008 — January 2009 (10 months)

Assistant for Transnational Threats Policy
Office of the Secretary of Defense
(International Affairs industry)

February 2005 — April 2008 (3 years 3 months)

Portfolio Manager, Finance Department
Presidential Inaugural Committee
(International Affairs industry)

2004 — 2005 (1 year )

Research Analyst
Republican National Committee
(Non-Profit; 201-500 employees; Political Organization industry)

2004 — 2004 (less than a year)

Research Associate
The Council on Foreign Relations
(International Affairs industry)

2002 — 2004 (2 years )


Jamie Fly’s Education
American University
1996 — 2000

Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Bucerius Summer School

as man for one season and one season only

bucerius summer camp

"The Bucerius Summer camp
is an annual intensive two-week summer seminar and today one of the most longstanding and successful programs of the ZEIT-Stiftung"

zeit stiftung !!!?????


" you can't be bucerius here pal ???"

herr gerd b


buc was another successful
pentecost dodger
our dear departed
count tom



the lobby
is here
not directly obeying
the unmoved mover back east

but playing the key point man
err ... the honorary aryan bulldog
the former club members
"friends of aramco"

them righteous gentiles
running our corporate
global energy dashboard

are we past
peak pity ???

It's kind of sad, really. Darfur is uber-classic propaganda (which is not to suggest people aren't butchering each other with great glee and aplomb, there).

The Chinese got an oil concession from the degraded Sudanese state, which state desperately needed the dough after it was drawn to a standstill in a ten year religious-civil war with UK-US backed rebels.

Then, new rebels based in Tchad, using (surprise, surprise) US-EU backing, kicked up a fight right in the territory where Khartoum granted concessions to Beijing.

Since presenting it that way smacks of expensive interventionism, and since Khartoum made the "mistake" of hiring some horse-riding brigands to put down the rebellion, we get instead this:

"Terrible Musli Arabs butcher and rape poor victimish tribal Blacks."

Which, of course, is nothing if not approaching zero, with one being the aggregate facts of the case, if not the truth.

Since, and this is fairly basic data, nearly all of the participants are (a) black, (b) Muslim and (c) tribal. If you look at any given group photo of a Janjaweed rough rider, you're likely going to be looking at a (gasp!) very black man.

Because - and again, with just a wee bit of the browser capacity employed - it's rather easy to come across some simple truths:

In the Sudanese west, especially along the border with Tchad, "African" and "Arab" are economic/social tribal categories. Nearly every member of each tribe is black skinned and Allah worshipping, but "Arabs" are pastoralists with closer ties to Khartoum, and a tendency to use Arabic in exchange, while "Africans" are people tending more towards agriculture, especially around Lake Tchad, who speak


But that just isn't sexy, or easy to sell to stupidos in the UK and the US, where official policy encourages both distrust of Muslim Arabs and wafer thin justificatory guilt over bad things done to black people by the forebears of the white people still running things today...

"who speak tribal languages when not dealing with Khartoum"



Nice bit of deconstruction, OP!

Michael Hureaux:

I don't think the U.S. imperium needs any help at all from the Israeli imperium to make their moves to establish a beachhead off the horn of Africa. It is, of course, useful to have a bunch of Hollywood shills like George Clooney to front for the agression, since the spectacle has (for the time being) convinced people that public leadership and celebrity advocacy are the same thing.


The Save Darfur campaign has been brought to you by the makers of the Save Iraq and Save Iran campaigns. Please give generously to save the innocent blacks from the Muslim A-rab hordes. Only American military intervention can stop the bloodshed. Act now before it's too late!


Nice piece of work that, Jack Crow.


Kudos to Jack Crow!


mr crow
why not make posts here not just comments that oughta be posts

hit up the mistro for a post option
that's true of anyone so far as i know
since i'm on three month hiatus
the site needs cannon fodder



the zionic lobby vis a vis hollywood
is a very vigorous biz i suspect
and can mobilize the bleeding farts
more effectively
then purer washington ops

i guess you have to attack israel directly
ala the father here
to find out on which star-heads
the hidden goat horns reside

prolly the careerist gentile stars
are more pro israel in public
then the jews of the actors guild

who in general are prolly semi pwoggy
and only fall for bank shots
like this darfur mombo


I'd be delighted if Jack Crow wants to post here, instead of just commenting. Drop me a note at stopmebeforeivoteagain [atttt] yahoo.com and I'll set you up.

Dating back about 30 years is a little 3-line joke my friends and I used to share

in NYC it's who you owe
in DC it's who you know
in LA it's who you blow

Actors who stump for Israel are very likely doing so because the studios who would employ them have Israelophile execs. The Israelophiles I know in America right now are working from a perspective of powerful paranoia; they seem to think that Hitler has risen from his grave and is preparing to round up Jews and put them in camps, and it doesn't seem to matter that there is little evidence of such games afoot, the paranoia is positive and plentiful. I don't know any Hollywood people but if the studios that employ actors are run at least partly by such Israelophiles, pretending to be a Zionist would basically be a "career move" for an actor who seeks to make more movies.

Just a guess, but I don't think it's too far-fetched.


"I don't know any Hollywood people but if the studios that employ actors are run at least partly by such Israelophiles, pretending to be a Zionist would basically be a "career move" for an actor who seeks to make more movies."

Pretending to be a Zionist seems to be a necessary career move for most US politicians as well.

How are we going to beat back the anti-Israel divestment resolution at Berkeley?" said Jonathan Kessler, leadership development director for AIPAC, at a recent conference of the lobbying group. "We're going to make sure that pro-Israel students take over the student government and reverse the vote. This is how AIPAC operates in our nation's capitol. This is how AIPAC must operate on our nation's campuses.




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