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FREE PRESS * November 12, 2007 BEHIND THE SCENES with Michael Collins Piper
& the ADL
How the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
is crushing free speech in America
By Michael Collins Piper
.The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declares “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
However—in open and deviantly proud defiance of American tradition—the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B’nai B’rith and other private Jewish pressure groups loyal to a foreign nation—Israel—have achieved special influence in the public arena and are thus able to go beyond the purview of the First Amendment in time and again attempting to suppress (often successfully) the rights of Americans outlined in the First Amendment.
Although the ADL has a strong hold over government officials, it is not a government agency, and, as such, its activities are therefore not restricted by the First Amendment, which prohibits government interference with your freedom.
In fact, the ADL uses the First Amendment as a shield, saying its activities (working to suppress the freedoms of those with whom they disagree) are protected by the amendment.
For years, using threats, blackmail, economic boycott and sheer force, coupled with the manipulation of law enforcement, the ADL and other un-American elements have trampled not only the First Amendment, but also other Bill of Rights provisions, as part of the ADL’s demand that its own constituents be the final arbiters of what is “acceptable” public discussion.
Ironically, in Orange County, California, of all places, the ADL’s insidious influence has been felt on more than one occasion.
In the heyday of the Goldwater-Reagan era of Republican politics, Orange County was considered the undisputed number one bastion of traditional American conservatism, old-fashioned nationalism and patriotism and devotion to the U.S. Constitution. Critics scoffed that Orange County was a virtual “Conservative Paradise.”
Times have changed. At least thrice during last ten years Orange County has been a focal point for ADL power politics, with this intelligence and propaganda conduit for Israel’s clandestine services agency, the Mossad flexing its virtually unchallenged clout, working to suppress freedom of speech on American soil.
The most recent Orange outrage took place on the weekend of Oct. 12-14 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel where the first-ever No More Wars for Israel Conference was scheduled to be held, co-sponsored by the Nationalist Forum and the Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement, assisted by American Free Press and the Washington, D.C.-based FOUNDATION TO DEFEND THE FIRST AMENDMENT (FDFA); see the insert this week.
Roughly 100 participants from across the country booked into the Marriott and there were indications as many as 100 additional participants would arrive from the local area. Organizers kept the location under wraps until the last minute—and for a good reason: they had learned that numerous Orange County hotels had been contacted and were warned against allowing the conference to be held at any of those venues.
A Marriott representative told Joe Fields—on-site organizer in Orange County—that someone claiming to be with the Irvine Police Department had contacted the hotel, warning that a “hate group” was behind the conference, providing a list of possible “suspects” who might be involved in the conference.
It is not known whether this purported police spokesman was acting on behalf of the police department or whether he was a “dirty cop” inside the police department acting on behalf of the ADL, which has (as we shall see) an ugly history of infiltrating police agencies. Whatever the truth, during the previous several weeks the ADL had utilized its website to announce an impending “anti-Semitic conference” in Orange County posted at the ADL’s so-called Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network (LEARN) link.
For years, through LEARN, the ADL has worked to infiltrate not only federal law enforcement (evidenced by its long-time intertwinement with elements in the FBI) but also at the local level, a point explored in this author’s work, The Judas Goats.
Shocking revelations about ADL infiltration of local police agencies in California (and elsewhere) emerged in 1993 when it was discovered police officers in California had been providing classified law enforcement files to the ADL.
This came to public attention after—ironically—both the San Francisco Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department organized raids on ADL offices in their cities to determine if any of their files had been illegally procured by theADL with the illicit cooperation of police officers who—either willingly or having been compromised by the ADL—had provided such material to the foreign pressure group. Obviously, some honest lawmen objected to the ADL’s activities and were working to bring the ADL to heel.
The resulting scandal —also described in The Judas Goats—unveiled extensive illegal domestic spying by ADL on law-abiding Americans whose only crime was to raise criticism of U.S. support for Israel—was actually reported in detail in daily newspapers in San Francisco and Los Angeles and even referenced on ABC News, perhaps the first time in history anything negative about the ADL was ever described to a mass audience.
It was also revealed that a San Diego County deputy sheriff, Tim Carroll, had a long-standing relationship with the ADL, doing “favors” for the ADL that, in turn, among other things, treated Carroll to at least one allexpenses paid junket to the Middle East. So ADL infiltration of California law enforcement was both deep and wide-ranging.
San Francisco District Attorney, Arlo Smith, was actually preparing criminal charges against the ADL, but pressure from the Jewish community forced him to back off. However, former Rep. Pete McCloskey (R-Calif.) spearheaded a civil lawsuit against the ADL on behalf of several plaintiffs who had been victimized by the ADL and forced the ADL into an out-of-court settlement to the tune of $150,000.
The aforementioned Washington-based Foundation to Defend the First Amendment—which later provided support to the No More Wars for Israel Conference— made available critical funding and research for McCloskey’s efforts.
But, as the record demonstrates, the ADL’s tentacles inside California law enforcement also clearly extended into Orange County long before the No More Wars for Israel Conference.
On March 22, 1995, a SWAT-team raided the Escondido, California home of Willis Carto, founder of Liberty Lobby, the populist institution that published the weekly Spotlight newspaper.Although Carto’s home was in neighboring San Diego County, the raid was actually carried out primarily by the office of the Costa Mesa Police Department in Orange County but was directed— through the Costa Mesa police—by a known police collaborator of the ADL, the aforementioned San Diego deputy sheriff, Tim Carroll.
The raid—based on perjurious statements given to the police—was part of a then-ongoing scheme to destroy Liberty Lobby being orchestrated by one Andrew E. Allen, a wealthy Californian with a history of involvement in intrigues of the CIA and Israel’s Mossad in regions as diverse as Afghanistan and Burma.
And despite claims by the ADL and the Costa Mesa Police that the fruits of the raid (which included the seizure of Carto’s personal and business files) were certain to result in a criminal prosecution of Carto and Liberty Lobby, no charges were ever brought since no crime had been committed, despite the false claims by the CIA asset and his minions who were scheming to destroy Liberty Lobby.
Unfortunately, the campaign against Liberty Lobby by the ADL and its fellow conspirators continued, resulting in the destruction in 2001 of the populist institution by a corrupt federal judge, S. Martin Teel, known to have been involved in the infamous Inslaw scandal in intrigues linked to Israel’s Mossad. (See The New Jerusalem for further details.) And it should be noted that it was an Orange County judge, Robert Polis, who lent his support to the initial courtroom effort that culminating in the 2001 ruling that destroyed Liberty Lobby.
But this was not the end of the ADL’s Orange County outrages. In the summer of 1997 and well into the following year, the ADL engaged in a bitter campaign against an Orange County college board trustee, Steve Frogue, who had invited this author to speak at a forum on the JFK assassination at Saddleback College to discuss the book, Final Judgment, which charges Israel’s Mossad played a role in the JFK assassination because of JFK’s efforts to prevent Israel from building nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
The controversy made the front page of The Los Angeles Times and was mentioned in newspapers all across the country that shared the ADL’s outrage that an author would dare to suggest Israeli complicity in the crime of the century.
After the forum was announced, the ADL orchestrated some 300 phone calls to the college board of trustees, demanding the forum be canceled, which indeed it was. In short, a heavy-handed effort by a well-organized network purporting to represent the interests of a group said to constitute less than 3% of the population denied the rest of the community (97% of the population) the right to hear opinions contrary to the ADL propaganda line.
Fortunately, the editors of the college newspaper defied the ADL, rejecting its effort to undermine the FirstAmendment, and invited this author to a round-table forum within the office of the campus newspaper. The ADL was shocked that college students dared to challenge the ADL’s authority to determine what is—and is not—acceptable public discussion.
All of this considered, it’s probably no surprise that—this past month—the corrupt activities of the ADL in Orange County came full circle with ADL pressure on the Irvine Marriott hotel to scuttle the No More Wars for Israel Conference.
Although the organizers had signed a contract with Marriot over a month before—in which no deposit (either cash or credit) was stipulated— one day before the conference was scheduled to kick off, the hotel abruptly changed the rules and suddenly told the organizers the conference could not be held unless a $20,000 credit deposit was made. Ironically, the organizers had chosen the Marriott specifically because another hotel had requested such a deposit, while the Marriott had not.
However, without warning—even as conference organizers worked to assemble a deposit— Marriott management and a host of armed security, pushed their way into the room where the conference organizers were assembled and told them there would be no No MoreWars for Israel Conference at the hotel.
The organizers quickly redirected their attention to finding a lecture hall elsewhere, but Mark Glenn of the Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement, discovered in no short time that every hotel he contacted would have nothing to do with the conference. The pressure on Orange County hotels by the ADL was that wide-ranging, that intense.
Fortunately, another location—a nearby church—was obtained and the conference took place.And it was a success at that.
Many would-be participants (from the local area) arrived at the hotel and were told by the Marriot—this was a lie—that “The organizers canceled the conference.” As a result of this fraud, many people left, not knowing the conference was underway just a few minutes away.
This record of ADL pressure politics is a warning to all Americans. But the ADL’s attack on the First Amendment is just the beginning. For years the ADL has worked to dislodge the Second Amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms. And in the wake of 9/11, the ADL was a prime mover behind the Patriot Act, a measure running roughshod over numerous Bill of Rights protections in the name of “fighting terrorism” and enforcing “homeland security.”
All of this is part of a much bigger plan to diminish American sovereignty to advance the goal of an ancient dream of global domination some call the NWO.
However, it becomes clearer every day that the dream of “world government” is in reality a nonsensical and perverted nightmare desired by no one with common sense.
(Issue #46, November 12, 2007, AMERICAN