Politics can certainly make for a strange bedfellow.
In this spy versus spy world, longtime bosom buddies Israel and America have been spying on each other for decades, even as they help each other spy on the rest of the world. As former Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers once stated, “Intelligence professionals have a saying: There are no friendly intelligence services.” Proving that Rogers was absolutely correct in his statement, the Wall Street Journal just uncovered hard evidence that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempted to bribe Republicans for nay votes on America’s nuclear deal with Iran.
Furthermore, the fact that not a single Republican voted in favor of the deal with Iran suggests that Netanyahu was successful in his bribery attempt, prompted by the Israeli Prime Minister asking his Republican sycophants, “How can we get your vote? What’s it going to take?”
While the issue stinks all around and has prompted some to circulate that vicious word “treason” like a Playboy amongst teenage boys, the fact that Republicans are so hell-bent on thwarting anything President Obama attempts to accomplish, is the very definition of the word “treasonous.” The fact that they conspire and are willing to be bribed by foreign countries on behalf of foreign agendas, rather than American agendas, should be an enormous eye-opener for Americans as the 2016 election creeps ever closer. Those who suspected as much of Republicans all along now have their confirmation. Those who knew now have more evidence of their own to back up their claims, and those who refused to believe their precious Republicans would ever stoop so low now have some serious cud to chew on over the next 11 months.
How did all of this come about? Courtesy of everybody’s favorite spy agency, the good ol’ NSA.
Is it any wonder Republicans have so vehemently criticized the Obama administration for spying on Israel? They wouldn’t want their bribes to become public knowledge, much less face any possible legal repercussions. There’s a high probability they wouldn’t want their conservative constituents to get wind of the matter, either. What’s that Republicans are always saying about “big government” again? How do they think the American people would feel about a corrupted government, coming from the very people spouting off about their “patriotism” and shrinking government overreach at every possible opportunity?
Rest assured, however, no matter all the spy versus spy cloak and dagger between longtime allies Israel and the United States, should the relationship between the two ever become “Facebook official,” it would be listed as “It’s complicated,” but they’re still very much in love with each other as indicated by the ridiculous amounts of money the U.S. supplies Israel on the regular.
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