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Pro-Israel Jews using US Treasury to wage economic war on Russia: Writer

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Pro-Israel American Jews are using the Treasury Department as a cover to wage economic warfare against Russia because they don’t like it, according to E. Michael Jones, an American political analyst in Indiana.

Jones, a writer, former professor, media commentator and the current editor of the Culture Wars magazine, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday.

The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions against Russian individuals and entities over what it calls their "malign activities" around the world.

The US Treasury Department said the sanctions target 15 members of a Russian military intelligence service and four entities.  

The Treasury accused them of interfering in the 2016 US presidential election, hacking the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Moscow has repeatedly dismissed any meddling in the US elections as unsubstantiated.

“There is an irony here that no one is noting here in the mainstream press. The office for sanctions for economic warfare at the Treasury Department is controlled by Jews. And this is one group that has meddled in every single election in the United States -- for decades now – it’s the Jews, particularly the Israel lobby, particularly a group like AIPAC -- the American Israel Public Affairs Committee,” Jones said.

“So there is more than irony involved here than a sense of total hypocrisy. The Jews are using the Treasury Department as a cover to basically wage war on Russia because they don’t like Russia, because of the stories their grandparents told them about programs in the Pale of the Settlement,” he added.

“This comes one day after Donald Trump has announced that he’s pulling the American troops out of Syria. The two statements are connected in a way because what we are seeing here is Donald Trump once again trying to reassert his policy, his election campaign promise, to withdraw troops from Syria in spite of the efforts of the Deep State to keep them there,” the analyst noted.

On Wednesday, President Trump declared victory against Daesh terrorists in Syria as reports suggest that he is planning to pull out American troops from the conflict-torn country.

“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” Trump tweeted using an acronym for the terrorist group.

On Thursday, Trump defended his decision to pull American troops out of Syria, saying the United States cannot stay there "forever."

"Does the USA want to be the Policeman of the Middle East, getting NOTHING but spending precious lives and trillions of dollars protecting others who, in almost all cases, do not appreciate what we are doing? Do we want to be there forever? Time for others to finally fight....," Trump tweeted.

Trump’s announcement to withdraw US forces from Syria, which reportedly will also put an end to the US air campaign there, was strongly criticized by a number of senators especially Lindsey Graham and Bob Corker.

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