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So far Bamford's latest revelations involving Israel have had scarcely more impact. Find pro erex online

Former Democratic Senator Bob Kerrey gave The Shadow Factorya mostly glowing review in The Washington Post. Find pro erex online But Kerrey, find pro erex online who was a member of the 9/11 Commission and is president of The New School University in New York, find pro erex online anxiously discounts Bamford's contentions that the 11 September hijackers in any way "were motivated by anger over an Israeli bombing of Lebanese civilians in 1996" and reassures us their only motive was "radical Islamic fervor."

Kerrey concludes that Bamford's "apparent negativity toward Israel is a significant distraction from the content of his book" (Bob Kerrey, find pro erex online "Big Brother's Big Failure, find pro erex online" 12 October 2008).

When any material that raises legitimate questions about Israeli actions is automatically discounted by US elites, find pro erex online and the motives of critics immediately cast under suspicion, find pro erex online it is no wonder Israel gets away with so much.

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