U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said in Jerusalem that the Senate will vote on an Iran sanctions bill next month.
Graham (R-S.C.), who is expected to take over as chairman of the Foreign Appropriations Subcommittee when the Republicans assume control of the Senate in January, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Israeli capital on Saturday night.
Graham told Netanyahu that “the Congress will follow your lead” and will want to have a say about any final deal.
Congress will follow Bibi's
Has any congressperson ever utter similar words about ANY other foreign leader?
I can't understand why Graham would make so obsequious a pledge. Is it possible that Mossad has
something on Graham? If so, then...what? After all, this is Lindsey Graham we are talking about. What could it possibly
Let us recall one the lesser-known byways of the Jack Abramoff scandal. Remember this?
But you may recall that another Abramoff partner -- congressman Bob Ney, chairman of the House Administration Committee -- arranged for an Israeli communications firm called Foxcom to install communications equipment (which, in this case, basically means wireless connections) in the Capitol building. Ney seems to have done so at the bidding of Abramoff, who received the usual substantial lobbying fee.
By applying a liberal dose of grease, Foxcom managed to edge out another firm whose security arrangements had been cleared by the FBI and the NSA. For some reason, the Israeli company really, really wanted to set up the wireless network used by your congressfolk.
Of course, only an extremely paranoid person would argue that the Israelis used this arrangement to acquire blackmail info on congressfolk.
If you seek a refresher course on the Foxcom scandal, there's more here
. (Don't confuse Foxcom with Foxconn.) Also check out this story
by Phil Giraldi from 2008...
Foxcom, based in Jerusalem, has been linked to imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Telecommunications security experts note that equipment that can be used to enhance or improve a signal can also be used to redirect the phone conversation to another location for recording and analysis. The possibility that someone in the Israeli Embassy might be listening to congressmen’s private phone conversations is intriguing to say the least.
Perhaps this history explains why Graham has adopted such a worshipful attitude toward a foreign leader...?