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Mark Dankof’s Open Invitation to Rabbi Aryeh Tuchman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith in New York: Come Out of the Closet and Join Us

    

 
 
 
 
 
  

Mark Dankof on New Year's Eve, 2010 in San Antonio

 

Rabbi Aryeh Tuchman
Director, Library and Research Center

Assistant Director, Civil Rights Division
Headquarters: The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith/New York
Phone: 212-885-7859
Fax:  212-885-5882

atuchman@gmail.com

Atuchman@adl.org

RE:  Your anonymous Internet posts at “J-Hate” on Mark Dankof, Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote of Cal State-Fullerton , Mark Glenn, Michael Collins Piper, Mark Weber of the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), and Press TV/Iran

Dear Rabbi Tuchman:

     You have been positively identified by IPS address and e-mail research/trace as the person posting materials anonymously on the Internet on all the individuals and entities mentioned above, including me, on a website entitled, “J-Hate.”

     I have begun researching you on the Internet since discovering your specific interest in me. Max Blumenthal’s April 13th, 2010 essay at Mondoweiss, entitled, “Propagandistic Anti-Semitism Report Raises The Linkage Issue,” links your name to that specific effort.  Blumenthal’s research and spin tells me a great deal on an initial basis, even as I continue to learn more ongoingly.

     As chronicled in my previous essay, “J-Hate:  Yes, Hate, but Also Cowardice,” you indicated to me via a message sent to my Word Press blog that it was your desire that I not discover your real identity.  The J-Hate site also failed to publish my comments e-mailed to it, in response to the initial posts that involved my name.

     Now that I am fully apprised as to your actual identity and role in all of this, I must say that I am mystified as to why you and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith in New York would feel it necessary to engage in such cowardly and clandestine activity on the World Wide Web, especially since all of the figures targeted by your efforts are amenable to cordial and public conversation and debate about your perceptions and concerns.

     Personally, I find free and fair exchange of ideas in an honest forum and format to be eminently preferable to the utilization of innuendo, guilt-by-indirect-association, ad hominem attacks, and downright deliberate falsehood, especially when employed by someone of your stature who is dishonorably operating in a darkened closet (or is it a running subterranean sewer system?) in both New York and Tel Aviv.

     Proper, peaceful, and lawful exercise of Constitutionally-guaranteed First Amendment rights and freedoms in the public arena among people of good will with diametrically opposed political positions used to define the United States of America as the bedrock foundation of its government, its people, and its institutions.  What is happening in this country, Rabbi, as conveyed by actions like yours?  Perhaps more importantly, why is it happening?

     The ADL has a history too lengthy to recount here, but its fingerprints (and those of its sister organizations, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Israeli Mossad) are all over several recent publicly outlandish embarrassments that are most suggestive of where this country is headed.

     The first is the public leak of the existence of the now-infamous Missouri Action Information Center (MIAC) report of several years ago, which your organization played a direct role in producing in conjunction with our Federal Homeland Security Department.  As chronicled in the Americans for Legal Immigration’s (AIPAC) advisory on MIAC, the SPLC, and your ADL:

ALIPAC is issuing a national advisory to all local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies and officers, along with all DHS Fusion Centers, a warning against any reliance upon faulty and politicized research issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti Defamation League (ADL).

A national scandal emerged in Missouri, after their MIAC Fusion Center issued an eight page document which made many false claims. The documents attempted to politicize police and cast suspicion on millions of Americans. The ‘Missouri Documents’, as they came to be called, listed over 32 characteristics police should watch for as signs or links to domestic terrorists, which could threaten police officers, court officials, and infrastructure targets.

Police were instructed to look for Americans who were concerned about unemployment, taxes, illegal immigration, gangs, border security, abortion, high costs of living, gun restrictions, FEMA, the IRS, The Federal Reserve, and the North American Union/SPP/North American Community. The ‘Missouri Documents’ also said potential domestic terrorists might like gun shows, short wave radios, combat movies, movies with white male heroes, Tom Clancey Novels, and Presidential Candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin!

The Southern Poverty Law Center was cited as a research source for the ‘Missouri Documents’. Furthermore, the attempt of these documents to cast suspicion of violent and life threatening behavior on millions of Americans who are concerned about these issues is consistent with the regularly released political materials of both the SPLC and ADL.

     A second and related incident crops up in the State of Kentucky, where it emerges at the Daily Paul site that Mr. Baldwin’s Constitution Party was similarly libeled as a “hate group.”  Surely you are aware that the Constitution Party was founded by ex-Nixon cabinet member Howard Phillips, of Jewish background, who also serves as chairman of Washington’s Conservative Caucus.  Phillips has been a Washington insider held in high personal esteem by both his friends and adversaries Inside-the-Beltway for decades.  The Constitution Party’s last two Presidential nominees, Michael Peroutka of Baltimore, and Chuck Baldwin of Pensacola, are an attorney-at-law and Baptist pastor respectively.  Like their counterparts Howard Phillips, Pat Buchanan, and Ron Paul, no sane person could detect anything about these men in ideological persuasion or personal life, that could possibly be used to support the notion that they and their political parties and followers represent any notions of racism, bigotry, violence, or advocacy of behaviors designed to threaten the Constitutional Republic each has dedicated his life to restoring.  The irresponsible characterizations and canards emanating from the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith and the Southern Poverty Law Center about all of this will not stand up to even cursory inspection and examination.

     And by now of course, you are also undoubtedly aware that I was the Constitution Party’s U. S. Senate candidate against Thomas Carper and the late William Roth, in 2000.  Since Senator Carper is friendly to the Jewish lobby and Israeli interests up on the Hill, why not pick up the phone and ask him what he knows about me personally?  Be sure to tell him what you and the ADL are up to in terms of updating your dossiers on me, along with Phillips, Peroutka, Baldwin, Buchanan, and Paul.  He can advise you accordingly on what to do with me in particular, once the raucous laughter dies down in his office.  . . .

     Finally, the ADL’s ongoing attempts to label Pat Buchanan as an “anti-Semite” are a matter of most interesting public record available for additional closer inspection. I notice that Eric Margolis, long-time international correspondent and contributor to the Toronto Sun and other syndicated outlets, has positively reviewed Buchanan’s book on the Second World War. Is Margolis now going to be pilloried for flirtations with advocates of  “extremism” and “hate” ? And what about millions of Americans and people world-wide who have concluded that Buchanan is a more than credible academic voice and historian in chronicling what has gone wrong with with the government, economy, and foreign policy of the United States?  Will all of these folks become a part of the computerized data base being developed by your office in New York?

     And speaking of the Toronto Sun, I have apparently been on your office’s radar screen since writing a Letter-to-the-Editor of that newspaper some years ago, in rebuttal of one Michael Coren, whose missal advocating the mass murder of Iranians via preemptive nuclear attack had been previously published there.  My rejoinder was re-posted by the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto

     I’m curious, Rabbi Tuchman.  Are my ideas in this letter to the Toronto Sun really beyond-the-pale, or do they not only reflect the point of view of millions of Americans if the truth be both known and told, but even the concerns of people in your own camp historically, as evidenced by the Los Angeles Times’ recent essay entitled, “In Israel, Growing Intolerance,” and Jerome Slater’s 2007 missal in Tikkun, “The Need Not to Know:  The American Jewish Community and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ? 

     Or, conversely, are the dangerous neo-Nazi legions and denizens at the Los Angeles Times and Tikkun now joining Mark Dankof, Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Howard Phillips, Mark Glenn, Mark Weber, and Paul Sheldon Foote as future targets of a covert Hasbara Project operation of discreditation on your part, and that of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith?

     And for the goyim among us, there may be an additional question of clarification:  When does a mere sayan become a kidon?  And will the intended victims of what is developing be given the chance to purchase an additional bit of life insurance?

     One thing would seem not to be in doubt upon examination of the evidence.  The Old American Republic is being traded in for its replacement by an ominously repristinated Stalinism, both in domestic and foreign policy.  Mark Weber’s essay at the Institute of Historical Review on the old Russian model and revolution may be applicative here.

     Let’s face it.  Like Old Uncle Joe’s predecessor version, we now have in the post-9/11 era in America, a proliferation of warrantless wire tapping and break-ins; accompanied by circumvention of the FISA court by several Chief Executives; and an entirely new version of American jurisprudence documented by James Bovard’s essay, “Assassin Nation,”  where a Justice Department lawyer named Douglas Letter argued last November 9th in Federal Court that the President of the United States has the authority to order the extra-judicial killing of American citizens, and that no Judge has the right to be “looking over the [Obama] Administration’s shoulder” where this program is concerned.

     Given this environment, what unease should be felt by law-abiding citizens of our land who express dissent from our government’s policies, including those American conservatives defamed in the MIAC report?  What about the fears of decent Arab-Americans and Iranian-Americans who live in an age of burgeoning Islamophobia?

     Notably, this loyal dissent by many profiled Americans left, right, and center, has involved explicit criticism of the Israeli Lobby, of which the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith is but one component, and the government of the Zionist State of Israel. 

     I, for one, do not support handing $10 billion a year to Israel in American taxpayers’ money, to continue enabling the latter to illegally occupy territories denied to it by international law.  I don’t support the continuation of the laughable campaign finance laws in this country that have allowed some 30-odd PACs connected to the Israeli Lobby to flood the American electoral process with money guaranteed to enable a foreign power to exert its undue influence in our Congress, especially by packing its hand-picked emissaries in disproportionate numbers on Committees and Sub-Committees related to Intelligence, Foreign Policy, Homeland Security, and Appropriations (as chronicled by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs).

     I especially protest Israel’s criminal attack last May on the Mavi Marmara Freedom Flotilla in international waters, and the murderous policies being pursued in Gaza which culminated in this atrocity.  I do not support Israel’s resort to “targeted, extra-judicial killings” (read “assassinations”), anymore than I support these practices when used by any government on the planet, including my own.  And despite recent the endorsement of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) by Rudolph Giuliani, Frances Townsend, Clare Lopez, Dr. Raymond Tanter, Tom Tancredo, and other American Neo-Conservatives with connections to Israel’s Lobby and its intelligence agencies, I continue to affirm what the record shows—that the MEK is indeed a Marxist terror organization with a long history of shed blood, and that its recent claims of responsibility for various acts of murder and mayhem in Tehran, and in the Diyala, Balochistan, and Azerbaijan provinces in Iran, reveal the less-than-hidden hand of the Israeli Mossad and American CIA in these events. Is murder truly murder, and terror truly terror, regardless of the identity of perpetrators and victims, or shall it be excused by the Israeli Lobby and its agents of influence in the American government in this situation, as it was in the Irgun’s bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946, and in the subsequent celebration of this latter criminal event by Mr. Netanyahu and Company as chronicled in the Sunday Times

     Finally, in the wake of the Jonathan Pollard and Rosen-Weissman spy cases (see ex-CIA station chief in Turkey Philip Giraldi’s new article on the latter), the Lavon Affair, the PROMIS affair, and Israel’s premeditated attack on the USS Liberty (a judgment shared by Dean Rusk, Richard Helms, and Admiral Thomas Moorer), I most certainly oppose the American government’s inexplicable, ill-advised, and little-examined policy of sub-contracting lucrative and sensitive business related to the functions of domestic and international telecommunications; Homeland and TSA-related airport security operations; legitimate American military and intelligence agency work; and essential domestic law enforcement and investigatory projects and functions at both the Federal and State level, to Israeli-owned and affiliated front groups and companies. 

     For reasons that should be painfully obvious by now, that includes our government’s ill-fated involvement with the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith and Southern Poverty Law Center in profiling and demonizing honest American citizens, as both your clandestine role with the JHate web site and the aforementioned MIAC report fiasco illustrate.  Taken in conjunction with Mr. Giraldi’s new research on the AIPAC spy case, it is clear to many that both your organization and the latter should be defined as registered agents of a foreign regime under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and forced to comply with the spirit and the letter of its stipulations. 

     One additional recent public revelation that illustrates the point should be included.  This involves the role of the Mossad-affiliated Institute of Terrorism Research and Response organization (with headquarters in Philadelphia and Tel Aviv) in conducting officially commissioned profiling of American citizens in the State of Pennsylvania for covert investigative purposes.  The tragic-comedic results of this contractual relationship are available for all to see through Google search, including the official apology of Governor Ed Rendell for the actions of ITRR while on his State’s payroll.  It is my understanding that the contract has since been canceled.  But it begs the question:  Is your activity at J-Hate, and ITRR’s activity in Pennsylvania, the tip of the iceberg?

     I join, however, with colleague Michael Collins Piper, once the subject of an ADL spying operation, in calling for our new Republican Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman, Representative Peter King of your home state of New York, to lead an investigation in Congress of this entire insidious spider web, and for the subsequent results of his Committee’s work to be made openly available to the American people.  This includes names of companies, financial figures, how specific contracts were granted to the organizations and individuals in question, and how the entire problem developed in the first place.  It should make for interesting reading.

     Finally, Rabbi Tuchman, I offer two (2) sincere invitations.  The first is for you to be a special guest on Mark Glenn’s The Ugly Truth for sure, and perhaps on Press TV/Iran as well, to discuss many of these issues related to our respective views and concerns, in an open and fair atmosphere of civility and charity.  It would be our intention to include Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party; Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote of Cal-State Fullerton; Mark Weber of the Institute of Historical Review (IHR); Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX); Patrick J. Buchanan; and Dr. Paul Craig Roberts in these on-air chats, which may well prove stimulating enough for a multiple number of shows and appearances to be scheduled and produced for the international listening and viewing audiences.  I reiterate that this invitation is heartfelt and sincere.  I have sent this open letter to the folks at Press TV/Iran in the hope that they might consider an invitation to you in this identical spirit.

     The second invitation is issued clergyman-to-clergyman.  I invite you to repent of the practice of posting questionable materials on the Internet anonymously, and to consider the condition of your own heart, and that of colleagues like Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, when it comes to automatically assigning malignant motives rooted in racial and religious bigotry and malicious hatred to those who disagree with the Zionist agenda for both America and the world, while seemingly excluding the live possibility that this may well explain many of Israel’s actions in the Middle East since the late 1940s and those of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith, both in the United States and worldwide. 

     Come out of the closet and join us.  Let us reason together even as our disagreements are likely to remain deep and potentially unbridgeable.

Sincerely,

Mark Dankof

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