Thanks to J. for this item.
Council on Foreign Relations Membership List (L-R)
Security Beefed Up for Netanyahu after Guards’ Guns Stolen
The revolvers were in a suitcase that was supposed to have been transferred from his chartered El Al plane, which landed in New York, to an American Airlines plane to Washington. The Prime Minister arrived in Washington on schedule, but the suitcase did not. It was later discovered in Los Angeles -- without the four handguns.
American Airlines has not commented on the incident and it is not clear whether the guns were stolen in New York or in Los Angeles. The theft was an embarrassment for airport security at JFK airport in New York.
Officials did not explain why the plane landed in New York instead of flying directly to Washington.
Yes, Nethanyahu, CFR member and let's not forget, Scottish Rite Free Mason.
What I don't understand is, why would they try to assassinate Bibi if he is one of them? Unless he is having second thoughts, just as Rabin was shortly before he got assassinated NOT by Yigal Amir - or maybe that is only a message for him to toe the line or else..... After all he is not stupid. Maybe they will make him sign something under the gun?
Also, important point:
C. pointed out that he is not listed in the CFR 2000 roster. How could that be?
Bibi was listed in 1988. That year he turned 39. So it is possible, if he joined at the age of 34, in 1983, that he was a member until the age of 39, a junior member, and did not renew. That would explain it.
According to Wikipedia:
"There are two types of membership: life, and term membership, which lasts for 5 years and is available to those between 30 and 36. Only U.S. citizens (native born or naturalised) and permanent residents who have applied for U.S. citizenship are eligible. A candidate for life membership must be nominated in writing by one Council member and seconded by a minimum of three others."
(Corporate membership (250 in total) is divided into "Basic", "Premium" ($25,000+) and "President's Circle" ($50,000+). All corporate executive members have opportunities to hear distinguished speakers, such as overseas presidents and prime ministers, chairmen and CEOs of multinational corporations, and U.S. officials and Congressmen. President and premium members are also entitled to other benefits, including attendance at small, private dinners or receptions with senior American officials and world leaders.)"
I THINK BIBI IS THE BEST HOPE ERETZ HAS FOR NOW.
HE IS A DECENT MAN. HE'S A FEW YEARS YOUNGER THAN I. I WOULD LOVE TO SHAKE HIS HAND.
From E.( July 9th)
Yes. Just as Meir Kahane's security team lost their weapons the day he was killed.
Here are her words:
Also notice his love of anniversaries, his love of significant dates, etc. This is Benedikt's signature.
" ..Do my bidding, do not deviate by a iota, or else ..
....we will do to you as we have done to Rabin, and to Sharon, who dared stand up to me, the ruler of this world."
In essence, Bibi has been directly threatened by Benedikt; his life hangs in the balance. The clear message of the stolen guns was a message for him directly from the Vatican. In addition, I am sure this visit was a clear message to Obama as well, to toe the line very, very carefully. Remember, Obama is Benedikt's willing poodle; still, nobody wants mistakes.
And this tells me that despite his betrayals and shortcomings, we have to pray for Bibi. His life is being threatened. I am not sure I would stand by such a test myself: would you? We shouldn't judge him, on the contrary, we need to help the man: his is a very, very difficult test, and I would not want to walk in his shoes right now.
POPESE definition: a new term coined by me to explain how the pope works and operates, the tools he is using, his method of communication. The same way dogs, cats, birds, have means of communication, so does the pope. It is not regular language with words like your common man: it expresses itself in subtleties, actions, moves, visits, smiles, politeness, gifts, speeches, articles, declarations, documents, concordats, religious discourses, observations of anniversaries, private meetings away from the public eye, envoys, messengers, delegates, intermediaries, etc. etc. Once you learn it, it is very easy to understand. So, please join me in learning POPESE!