The sudden, rushed campaign to insert Stanley Fischer straight from his post leading Israel's central bank into the number two spot at the Federal Reserve has allowed little time for research into the appointee's controversial achievements or for informed public debate about his record. That may be the point.
During his long career working indirectly and directly on behalf of Israel, Fischer has:
1. Overseen the transformation of U.S. aid to Israel from repayable loans to outright grants.
2. Pushed unilateral trade concessions that benefit only Israel, but not America.
3. Exempted Israel from the very same conditions and controls he imposed on Mexico, Argentina, Russia and Brazil.
4. Become an Israeli citizen in order to impose additional sanctions on Iran from Israel's central bank, despite their growing harm to American jobs and exports.
5. Benefitted from a long series of deceptive AIPAC PR campaigns about his record.
The Fed policies that discourage the employment of non-citizens as Fed bank examiners are based on valid considerations that should apply to Fischer. While AIPAC may view his rushed insertion into the Fed as a "wedge" toward increased flows of openly dual Israeli nationals working in top American government and quasi-governmental posts, American voters should immediately contact their senators and oppose Fischer's appointment with the same energy they exhibited in their opposition to the rushed AIPAC campaign to attack Syria based on deceptive premises.
Please feel free to circulate and post IRmep's copyright-free analysis of Fischer's AIPAC-powered career "AIPAC's Fed Candidate Stanley Fsicher on Warpath Against Iran: Dual-Citizen nominee's lifetime beneift to Israel comes at a heavy cost to America"
Remember that Fischer is a dual national. pl