The law doesn’t follow the law, because the law doesn’t even know what the law is.
Congress members are nothing more than ambassadors between the vested monied interests and their victims, their prey, the American citizens. Congress members do not even read the legislation, let alone write it!
Illustrating American exceptionalism at its most embarrassing is the exceptionally corrupt, hypocritical, and incompetent elected government and FBI.
The FBI has now done an about face towards Israeli policy, which I would give them a standing ovation for, if it were not for their signature double standards.
The FBI has singled out Jared Kushner’s meeting with Israeli leadership citing collusion with a foreign government, since Donald Trump posted on his Facebook page requesting that the U.N. assembly vote no on condemning the illegal Israeli settlements on December 23, 2016.
Where has the FBI been, under a rock?! Did they know that Netenyahu addressed Congress, on March 3, 2015, invited by the Republicans, in an effort to undermine President Obama’s single foreign policy achievement JCPOA- aka the Iran deal?!
Where was the FBI when HR1967 and S 720 were intoduced, passed by both houses, and signed into law, for fining, and imprisoning American citizens, and organizations, FOR TWENTY YEARS,for organizing boycotts against ISRAELI COMPANIES ILLEGALLY SETTLED IN IN THE SYRIAN GOLAN HEIGHTS AND THE WEST BANK IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW!
No problem if you boycott the NFL, or Coca-Cola! You can organize to boycott any American company, person, or organization, and you are well within your rights, but if you organize to boycott an Israeli company, 20 years in prison! The fascists have removed their masks in America!
Where was the FBI during EVERY AIPAC SUMMIT, entertaining hundreds of congressmen and women, and flying them to Israel?!
Where was the FBI during EVERY election, when AIPAC, JStreet, and the Lobby of Zion were bribing, I mean donatating to political candidates?!
Where was the FBI during EVERY pro Israeli foreign policy handout?!
The U.S. government in its complete idiocy and incompetency just required RT- Russian Times to register under FARA, in which RT does not even meet the criteria for registering under FARA, since it is a news agency, but they did not require AIPAC, JStreet, or the Lobby of Zion, not to register, and our country has sent $131 billion to Israel, fought its wars, armed its military, at the expense of American national and economic security for over 60 years!
JFK had planned on requiring AIPAC to register under FARA, but he was assassinated the following year, before it ever came to fruition, and was dropped by LBJ.
The FARA revisions no longer require news agencies or propaganda agencies to list under FARA, our incompetent idiot government couldn’t possibly know that though, they are probably illiterate. Maybe that’s why they don’t write or read the legislation!
Illiteracy must be a job requirement for the government! What else could explain this outrageous behavior?!
“FARA database if the government proved that it (or he or she) was acting “at the order, request, or under the direction or control, of a foreign principal” and proved that it (or he or she) was engaged “in political activities for or in the interests of such foreign principal,” including by “represent[ing] the interests of such foreign principal before any agency or official of the Government of the United States.”
This increased the government’s burden of proof; since 1966 there have been no successful criminal prosecutions under the FARA act.However, a civil injunctive remedy also was added to allow the Department of Justice to warn individuals and entities of possible violations of the Act, ensuring more voluntary compliance but also making it clear when the law has been violated. This has resulted in a number of successful civil cases and administrative resolutions since that time.
n 1995, the term “political propaganda” was removed from Subsection 611 following the 1987 Supreme Court case, Meese v. Keene, in which a California State Senator wanted to distribute three films from Canada about acid rainand nuclear war, but felt his reputation would be harmed if he distributed films that had been classified officially as “political propaganda”.
- people and organizations that are under control of
- a foreign government, or
- of organizations or of persons outside of the United States (“foreign principal”),
- if they act “at the order, request, or under the direction or control” (i.e. as “agents”)
- of this principal or
- of persons who are “controlled or subsidized in major part” by this principal.
Organizations under such foreign control can include political agents, public relations counsel, publicity agents, information-service employees, political consultants, fundraisers or those who represent the foreign power before any agency or official of the United States government.
The law does not include news or press services not owned by the foreign principal. It also provides explicit exemptions for organizations engaged in “religious, scholastic, academic, or scientific pursuits or of the fine arts,” as well as for those “not serving predominantly a foreign interest.”[
AIPAC has even been involved in outright espionage!
2006 AIPAC espionage scandal:
The Dark Brutality of Israel – Andrea Iravani