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Obama places Israel over American farmers

Yesterday, I discovered that Obama had signed a presidential memo changing a policy in which Israel, like almost all other nations, has been required to pay a protective tariff on dairy products exported to the U.S.

This tariff is to protect American farmers, who have been devastated in recent years, many losing their farms. This year has been particularly disastrous.

I phoned numerous officials at the Agriculture Department, the US Trade Representative, and the various dairy farmers' organizations and discovered that no one had even heard about this change.

While the Israeli media have covered it, the American media have been completely silent on it.

I think people need to know about this policy change -- created through an almost completely covered-up presidential memo -- and so I wrote an article about it.

I think that American dairy farmers should be informed about this; I hope people will help get this information out.

Even people who are opposed to protective tariffs, I assume, dislike cover-ups and policies that smack of special interest favoritism.

Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 08:13AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments3 Comments

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Alison I read your good article on Dissident Voice and find the whole thing astonishing. I had no idea that Israel had a dairy industry sufficently large to enable exports especially in view of the water shortage there and their theft of water from Palestinian aquifers and wells.It's shocking when we think of the nutritional deficiencies in Gaza and compare them to the obesity found in the US. They do not need these calories - the Palestinians do.

October 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermary

This news on top of the US Govt. failure to support the Goldstone Report reminds me a lot of our forefathers.

George Washington warned US in his Farewell Address of 1796:

"Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all...and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave...a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils."

The Declaration of Independence gave we the people power we are not using:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal...to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it." -July 4, 1776

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereileenfleming

As a dairy farmer, I think this is appalling, Obama must have had his arm twisted by his Zionist Handlers. What a traitor!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaba

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