December 31, 2015, - 12:04 pm

These Republicans Authorized Obama Spying to Stop Israel From Attacking Iran Nukes, Stopping Deal

By Debbie Schlussel

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Republican Khomeini-acs Helped Obama Stop Israel From Attacking Iran, Blocking Iran Deal

Did you know that several top Republican Members of Congress secretly helped Obama push the absurd Iran deal, while they publicly vehemently opposed it? Here’s who they are and what they did.

As you may know, yesterday’s much hyped, front page Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that the Obama Administration extensively spied on Israel and stepped up the spying for the express purpose of successfully pimping the Iran deal. None of that should have been the big news it has become. As I’ve noted on this site several times over the years, America spies on its allies, and its allies spy on America. George W. Bush not only spied heavily on Israel, but his Justice Department set up an operation to entrap two lobbyists from the allegedly pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC, in a phony espionage prosecution, which was eventually dropped. That some of the Obama spying on Israel included Israeli officials’ conversations with Members of Congress is also not news. We know that the Bush Administration surveilled conversations between Israeli officials and Members of Congress, including in connection with the trumped up espionage charges. That included the leaked contents of conversations with then-Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA), who was very pro-Israel while in Congress. The Bush Administration’s NSA spied on Harman and Israeli representatives and intermediaries in 2005 or 2006, and the surveillance was made public in 2009. I always expected that Barack Obama would use whatever he could to hurt Israel, including spying efforts, but he isn’t the first to do so. And he definitely won’t be the last.

To me, there was little in the story that was surprising or new, except for a money quote that seems to have been missed by almost everyone who read the article:

Convinced Mr. Netanyahu would attack Iran without warning the White House, U.S. spy agencies ramped up their surveillance, with the assent of Democratic and Republican lawmakers serving on congressional intelligence committees.

The story goes on to elaborate on how such “ramped up” surveillance was used to stop and block Netanyahu’s attempts to foil the Iran deal, all with the knowledge of these Congressmen and Senators.

This was at the time when Israel and these Members of Congress knew that Barack Obama was working a deal with the Iranians that would be a loser for America and basically enable Iranian nukes, as all of the details leaked. This was at the time when all of the Republicans on the intelligence committees in both the House and the Senate strongly voiced their opposition to the Iran deal and spoke of its danger to Israel. This was at the time that these Republican members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees were grandstanding all over FOX News and anywhere that would give them face time, in opposition of the Iran deal. And this was at the time that the Republicans in Congress invited Netanyahu to speak before Congress against the Iran deal and pretended they were bucking Barack Obama by doing so.

But while they were pretending to cheerlead Netanyahu and preened for the cameras in on-air denunciations of the Iran deal, they were–behind the scenes–helping Barack Obama not only foil any Netanyahu lobbying against the Iran deal but also any possible Israeli attack on Iran which might destroy the nuclear warheads and silos.

One of those people is radio political commentator and Congressman Mike Rogers, who, at the time, was Chairman, er . . . “Chair” (“inclusiveness” requires that we call the position a piece of furniture) of the House Intelligence Committee. Rogers was all over the broadcast and cable news TV airwaves denouncing the Iran deal. But, secretly, he signed off on the stepped up surveillance of Israel and Netanyahu. He knew what that meant. I’ve noted before on this site what a complete phony Rogers was (and continues to be) on national security issues and that he has never done a thing to make us safer after 9/11. On the contrary, as Intelligence Committee Chair, he made us less safe, by ignoring gaping holes in our security. Rogers headed the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2011 until his term in Congress ended at the end of 2014. Devin Nunes took over the position in 2015 and currently heads the committee.

Then, there are the other Republicans, who also secretly enabled Barack Obama to push through the Iran deal. I’m not mentioning the Democrats because almost all of them openly supported the Iran deal, so at least they were consistent. And they’re liberal Democrats. We expected them to support the Iran deal and step up efforts to stop Israel from foiling it. I have more respect for them for privately and publicly supporting the same thing. Sadly, we can’t say the same for the GOP.

I wish I could compile for you a complete list of the Republicans who served on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees when Obama was negotiating and pimping America on the Iran deal–and signed off on Obama’s efforts to stop Israel from stopping Iran. But I can’t find a complete list of those who served on the House Intelligence Committee in the 113th Congress, which spanned 2013 and 2014, when negotiations with Iran were going on. (If you find that list, please post the link.) The negotiations went on through the first half of 2015, as did Israel’s campaign opposing the deal. The list, as you’ll note, features New York Congressman Peter King, another hypocrite grandstander who loves the cameras as much as Mike Rogers and did as much as Rogers to make us safe: nothing. Like Rogers, he served on the Intelligence Committee for the entire time the Iran deal was being negotiated and pimped. So did Nunes. Here is the rest of the list of Republicans on the committee:

Devin Nunes, CA, Chairman
Jeff Miller, FL
K. Michael Conaway, TX
Peter T. King, NY
Frank A. LoBiondo, NJ
Lynn A. Westmoreland, GA
Thomas J. Rooney, FL
Joseph J. Heck, NV
Mike Pompeo, KS
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL
Michael R. Turner, OH
Brad R. Wenstrup, OH
Chris Stewart, UT

Here is the list of Senators on the current Senate Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:

Richard Burr, North Carolina, Chair
Jim Risch, Idaho
Dan Coats, Indiana
Marco Rubio, Florida
Susan Collins, Maine
Roy Blunt, Missouri
James Lankford, Oklahoma
Tom Cotton, Arkansas

The article says “assent,” but doesn’t say what the assent consisted of. Was it all of the members of these committees or was it only most or a majority?

So, which of these Republicans agreed to the stepped up Obama surveillance of Israel to stop it from both blocking the Iran deal and a possible Israeli attack on Iran?

And why did they do it while pretending publicly to oppose the Iran deal?

How do you spell hypocrisy? G-O-P.

If there was no “Republican asset,” Israel might’ve been able to attack Iran’s nukes or at least been able to nuke the Iran deal.

22 Responses

There are some other words to describe those Republicans (in name only): Enablers. Collaborationists.

Any others y’all could think of?

ConcernedPatriot on December 31, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Yes! traitors, liars, two-faced,greedy, *****, ####, etc. Save a few, a very few, the words duty-honor-country are unknown in DC. And a very few know the meaning of a republic.

    unholyone on December 31, 2015 at 9:21 am

I’ve got some choice words to describe the RINO suckwads in Congress. I can’t list them because I have respect for Debbie and her site. I’ll just call them a bunch of girly men and leave it at that.

Ken B on December 31, 2015 at 11:23 am

Thanks to Debbie’s column I’ve come to the necessary realization that the Republican battle cry of ‘less gov’t’ is merely a sham. Actually, GOP = GOV’T [getting] OVER [on] PEOPLE.

Originally from NY, that Peter King sure had me fooled.

YCHtT on December 31, 2015 at 12:11 pm

One of the most positive things about this election is that it has the potential to weaken the Republican establishment, which has done so much to hurt conservatism in this country, and which speaks for virtually every Republican politician in the country.

When I look at the Republican primaries, of course I look at the positions of the candidates, and I also naturally look at their staffing, good and bad.

But I also look at the effects of their campaigns, beyond their statements and staffs. If their candidacies, in and of themselves, are able to weaken and discredit the Republican establishment, which, to me, is the main obstacle to positive change in this country, it is saying something positive about these candidacies.

The conniving and hypocrisy of numerous Republicans has been brought to light in a way that is uncharacteristic of the past. We will see where it leads.

Little Al on December 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm

If we had Osama, Zawahiri or al Baghdadi as our president, w/ the limits of constitutional authority on him, he wouldn’t do much different than Mubarak Hussein Obama. Maybe attempt to declare the US an Islamic republic by executive order.

Our only home while Obama’s time runs out is a full blown war in Syria b/w Iran and ISIS. Hopefully, that should suck in as many Jihadis worldwide – from San Bernardino to Bandar Seri Begawan.

If Cruz is the nominee, I do hope he purges the GOP of its Islamic elements. Like Lindsay Ghazi, Jihad McCain, Darrell Isa, et al by getting good primary challengers to them and endorsing them

Infidel on December 31, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Those, as well as Mike Rogers, Peter King, Devin Nunes, et al. I think a litmus test would be in order – who supports Trump and Carson in their views of stopping any Muslim entry, and avoiding any Muslim president.

I doubt any of the 2 faced politicians will dare to bite that.

Infidel on December 31, 2015 at 1:33 pm

After training and operations with the IDF in 2000, I gained a new and profound perspective regarding Isreal. The bullshiite they-including Arabs not infected with or diseased by/with Islam-put-up dare I say “tolerate” is immeasurable.
Now, this story further confirms that the GOP needs more street fighters and less DC Metrosexuals. I’d rather have a beer with an out in the open Democrat than ANYONE within the GOP which is supported by U.S. Chamber of Commerce…you know what you’re getting bing bam boom.
I think I’ll bring out of retirement my “Team Yanni” hat, it’ll help to keep away, and identify, the GOP vampires.

Sick_Boy on December 31, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Marco “Throw Open The Borders” Rubio

Cuba’s attempt to put their own guy in with the RNC

jack on January 1, 2016 at 11:31 am

Happy New Year, everybody!

Infidel on January 1, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Hi Dear Debbie thanks for sharing!from day one Dear Debbie i told every one no deal with Iran! Period! God Bless America! God Bless Israel!Sincerlly Tirdad!

Tirdad Gharib on January 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Happy New Year to all! God Bless America and God Bless Israel! Tirdad.

    Tirdad Gharib on January 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Also Debbie, here is a link to a report from the Sen.Intell Committee that was done that reports on that time frame, with a list of members during the 113th Congress – Got this from the “report section” of the site.

BigMamaTEA on January 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Here’s the pdf to that report:

BigMamaTEA on January 1, 2016 at 3:21 pm

“How do you spell hypocrisy? G-O-P.”
Thanks Deb. Sad but true.

theShadow on January 2, 2016 at 7:04 am

Isis to honor obama with first annual Fifth Column Award

harv on January 2, 2016 at 12:55 pm


    Good one, harv!!!

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Harv, I thought that Osama, er Obama, was competing w/ ISIS for the mantle of Caliph. After his term is over, he’d like to be the commander of the faithful (Muslims)

Infidel on January 3, 2016 at 3:40 am

obama is already commander of the (deranged) faithful, after obama’s term has ended he will be Secretary of Subversion

harv on January 3, 2016 at 10:41 pm

This is why we must eradicate the Ruling Class in D.C.

JeffT on January 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Israeli Military Brass Support Iran Deal Shlomo Gaza, Chief of Intelligence, Major General – Carmi Gillon, Director of Israel Security Agency – Ami Ayalon, Vice Admiral, Director of Israel Security Agency – Itamar Yaar, Colonel Deputy Israeli National Security Council – Arie Pellman, Israeli Security Agency official – Amiram Levin, deputy of the Mossad director, Major General – Itzhak Barzilay, Mossad official – Nathan Sharony, Major General, head of planning for the armed forces – David Ben Bashat, Vice Admiral and many more who understand that a nuclear war is wrong and that Iran is not building nuclear weapons

Bush_is_a_Moonie on January 7, 2016 at 11:09 pm

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