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Good work Chris! Now can we get an expose of WRMEA?

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Submitted by Wallace Edward Brand (United States), Nov 10, 2009 at 15:40

From Wikipedia, "The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (also known as The Washington Report and WRMEA) is A NON PARTISAN, magazine [my emphasis] * * * focusing on "news and analysis from and about the Middle East and U.S. policy in that region. The New York Times has characterized it as "critical of United States policies in the Middle East." I have never seen an article in WRMEA that was not strongly biased against Israel. When it advertised it was "unbiased" in a list of publications on-line, I mentioned that to the publisher of the list and the "un-biased" adjective was dropped but seems to have remained in Wikipedia.

Four decades after the Liberty incident it frequently finds something fresh to say about it to keep the tragedy of Israel's mistaken "friendly fire" in the public eye. "The Washington Report is published by the American Educational Trust (AET), founded in 1982 as a non-profit foundation incorporated in Washington, D.C. under 501(c)4 by retired U.S. foreign service officers including Andrew Killgore, who was U.S. Ambassador to Qatar when he retired from the United States Foreign Service in 1980 and Richard Curtiss, a former head of the Arabic Service of the Voice of America, who was chief inspector of the U.S. Information Agency when he retired from the United States Foreign Service in 1980. Killgore is the publisher and Curtiss is the Executive Editor."

Kilgore and Kane, and Freeman, all former US employees who worked in the Middle East, now seem to be part of the Wahabi lobby in the US. Kane was formerly of the CIA I think in the MIddle East. It was he that furiously attacked those who pointed out that Freemen, an Obama appointee to the National Intelligence Council may "suffer from "clientitis, which is a disease sometimes seen in former American ambassadors to Saudi Arabia (among other places).

I think Kilgore is trustee of the American Educational Trust. WRMEA says its funding is from the US but that's what CAIR said. To my recollection, at the time of the dispute, Kane remarked that Freeman really should be Secretary of State. Kane is head of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Washington, DC COSMOS Club and arranges to have John Esposito, head of the MIddle East Center at Georgetown U, who received $20 million not long ago from Saudi Prince Talal, and is an apologist for the Arab extremists, speak to Cosmos Club members on US policy in the Middle East. http://www.campus-watch.org/article/id/2272

The Committee has never been interested in suggestions of COSMOS Club members to have Daniel Pipes speak on its programs.

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