A 22-Year veteran congressman exposes Israel’s lobby
Rep. Paul Findley dares to speak out – again
By Mark Farrell
Not too long ago, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Paul Findley, former U.S. Congressman who served America for 22 years on Capitol Hill. He is in my opinion one of America’s greatest politicians to have ever existed. In the history books of the future, he most assuredly will be written about with great esteem. He has been one of the few voices of reason during America’s current predicament, the Iraq War, which may quickly expand to WWIII in the Mideast.
In case you’re not familiar with Rep. Findley or his politics, let me tell you about this maverick. He was a politician who undauntedly squared off with the hundreds of political action committees that put Israel’s best interests ahead of America’s. It is not something easily done. Those who are familiar with this matter must realize the eventual consequences of such a course.
Findley’s refusal to follow America’s unwritten Israel-first policy goes a long way in my book.
There have been others who’ve opposed America’s Israel-first policy. In recent times we have seen Sen. Ernst Hollings, Congressman James Moran, Gen. Anthony Zinni and even third-party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. What sets Rep. Findley apart from these other courageous and patriotic men is that he made more than just quick, passing comments about Israel’s virtual dictatorship over America’s Congress.
While Findley unquestionably promoted America’s best interests – and possibly Israel’s interests, too, if both happened to coincide – he did not put Israel’s interests ahead of his country’s. Consequently, he became known as Israel’s "enemy number one." And the Israel-first lobby sent money from every state in the union to get Findley out of office. They succeeded.
Rep. Findley was not easy to forget.
Some time after, he sat down and wrote the book that everyone in America should read: They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby. It sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, in 2003, was updated and republished. In this well-documented book he explains, as only a Congressman could, how Washington is actually run.
While Rep. Findley’s book is truly remarkable considering the amount of research involved, I got to thinking about all those who can’t find time to sit down and read it. As Findley himself had told me, "It has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, but I can’t prove how many have actually read it." So I felt it would be a good idea to have him share his experiences in Washington – and the dangers that we face as a result of Israel’s influence – on video.
It was with that thought in mind that I wrote Rep. Findley some time back urging my idea for a short documentary, himself as the key figure, exposing Israel’s lobby.
It was a bright, sunny day when I met Rep. Paul Findley for the filming session.
I was extremely impressed with his keen intellect and immediate recall of the dirty little details about how Israel manipulates America’s Congress. Unquestionably, the man is a genius, and certainly many mental levels above most of the typical, pro-Israel drones occupying Capitol Hill.
The interview went exceptionally well.
He told everything one might expect, and a bit more, about how Israeli lobbyists influence America’s Congress.
He spoke of the USS Liberty – which incident should have been considered an act of war – when Israel torpedoed, bombed, machine-gunned and napalmed an American ship, murdering 34 crewmen and injuring close to 200.
He remembered strong-armed tactics along with the cajoling that Israel uses to get its way on Capitol Hill. Findley went into detail about all these sordid facts every American needs to know.
It was an honor to interview him, and the product is a video which I hope all the Israel-firsters out there won’t soon forget.
Sorting through several hours of that footage, I have included the highlights of this interview on a DVD which cuts to variously related things while Findley is speaking. Included are video clips from Jenin, Deir Yassin and other areas where America’s Israel-first policy has caused many people considerable hardship, not to mention the harm brought upon our image worldwide.
I’m selling these Findley interview DVDs for $18.00 each postpaid. It is menu-guided with scene selection and roughly an hour long; available in DVD format for a home entertainment center (DVD+R), for a computer DVD player (type DVD-R, if you have the software to play it), or on standard videocassette. Please specify. You can order it by writing me at the following address with a money order:
P.O. Box 141243
Cincinnati, OH 45250-1243
Should you succeed in putting this video on TV – such as PBS or the Cable-Access Network – I’ll refund the cost of one video (with proof on your part), as I’d like to see the message get out there: America-first, not Israel-first.
This documentary could help inform America why over 1,000 U.S. servicemen have died in Iraq serving Israel’s interests and not ours.
The First Freedom