“Well, there was an initial briefing of our findings. And I think there was conversation there I don't remember exactly where he asked what I found and what our sources were and what our confidence level was. The reason this is such a big deal. We have this big messy wonderful country where we fight with each other all the time. But nobody tells us what to think, what to fight about, what to vote for except other Americans. And that's wonderful and often painful. But we're talking about a foreign government that using technical intrusion, lots of other methods tried to shape the way we think, we vote, we act. That is a big deal. And people need to recognise it. It's not about Republicans or Democrats. They're coming after America, which I hope we all love equally. They want to undermine our credibility in the face the world. They think that this great experiment of ours is a threat to them. So they're going to try to run it down and dirty it up as much as possible. That's what this is about and they will be back. Because we remain — as difficult as we can be with each other, we remain that shining city on the hill. And they don't like it.”
From former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8.
Unlike the U.S. President who fired him, James Comey — in his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee — was articulate and came across as being professional and inherently honest. But while the excerpt quoted above is without question patriotic, it nonetheless exposed the unconscious naivety that blights America and its people. To suggest that Americans “remain that shining city on the hill,” is to say the least, totally divorced from the reality that America’s decline is being accelerated under the leadership of the bombastic and apparently deranged President Donald Trump. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-us-power-to-collapse-predicted-ussr-fall-johan-galtung-a7460516.html)
A further example of America’s refusal to wake up to the reality of its so-called democracy was confirmed by Mr. Comey’s assertion — “we’re talking about a foreign government that using technical intrusion, lots of other methods tried to shape the way we think, we vote, we act” — which while being intended as a reference to Russia, was actually far more applicable to Israel and its U.S.-based pro-Israel lobby groups led by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). (http://mondoweiss.net/2012/02/ten-reasons-why-the-israel-lobby-aipac-is-so-dangerous/)
Mr. Comey’s testimony also happened to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Israel’s land grabbing Six Day War and the attack by unmarked Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats on the USS Liberty — a naval technical research ship in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula — which severely damaged the ship, killed 34 crew members. and injured a further 171. Israel’s intention was to blame the Egyptians for the attack so as to bring the U.S. into the war on Israel’s side.
Israel’s explanation that the vessel was thought to have been Egyptian was subsequently repeatedly contradicted by the ship’s American officers who were certain that Israel’s intention was to sink them; by an Israeli lead pilot who claimed to have immediately recognised the ship as American, to have informed his headquarters but was told to ignore the American flag and continue the attack, to have refused to do so and on returning to base was arrested; by the then U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon who confirmed that the Embassy’s radio monitoring had heard that pilot's protestations; by a dual-citizen Israeli major who was in the war room and asserted that there had been no doubt whatsoever that the USS Liberty was American; by a former Navy attorney involved in the military investigation of the attack who claimed that the enquiry had been instructed by President Johnson and Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara to “conclude that the attack was a case of ‘mistaken identity’ despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary”; and by a former Chiefs of Staff chairman who after spending a year investigating the incident concluded that it was “one of the classic all-American cover-ups . . . Why would our government put Israel’s interests ahead of our own?” (https://israelpalestinenews.org/tag/uss-liberty/)
There can be no doubt that Israel’s total AIPAC control of the White House and the bicameral U.S. Congress has been directly responsible for the progressive subversion of American democracy and the decline of America’s global role. To make matters even worse for the American people, the subversion of their democracy and the decline of their global role is now being accelerated by the presence of a certifiable lunatic in the White House.