March 12, 2009

I’ve said it before and will say it again: Fear of the smear is the Israeli lobby’s chief weapon. Here’s Charles Freeman Jr’s., Obama’s choice for a major intelligence post, reasons for dropping out: “The tactics of the Israel Lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an utter disregard for the truth.”

Yes, but what else is new? Mr Freeman, as a seasoned diplomat, should know that no one who does not genuflect to Israel will be safe from the smear. As everyone knows, the insidious manner in which Israel has manipulated the domestic and foreign policy of the U.S. to produce support for its policies constitutes nothing less than direct interference in the government of a sovereign state.
As everyone knows, but is much too scared to publicly admit it in this day and age of nuclear nonproliferation, the undeclared nuclear arsenal of Israel stands as perhaps the most egregious example of how an Israel-only standard destabilizes the Middle East. It is the Israeli nuclear weapons program that is the core of instability for this very volatile region.

Yet only recently, a buffoon like the mustachioed John Bolton—who knows which side his bagel is buttered on—argued in the Wall Street Journal that any outreach to Iran—except landing the Marines—was useless. Bolton, like other sofa Samurais, the Kristols, Podhoretzes, Perles, Frums and Krauthammers—all Israeli Firsters—wants more young Americans to fight abroad in order to make Israel safe to kill unarmed Palestinian women and children. Bolton is a buffoon and a protégé of that other great warrior Dick Cheney, probably the greatest physical coward ever to slime the seat of the vice president.

Still, the only reason Israel’s economy exists is because of American aid. Yet Israel has grown so accustomed to American largesse, it has for a long time felt free to interfere in America’s domestic agenda and ruin American lives the moment they don’t play ball. The fact that a son of an Irgun terrorist is Barack Obama’s chief-of-staff is proof enough that from the president down, no one’s safe. The only way to stop this is to call off the free ride. The grip Israel has on Uncle Sam’s throat has finally become a stranglehold. The rest of the world knows this, but somehow the average American remains brainwashed about that tiny brave country resisting Arab hordes.

Yeah, and pigs do fly. The Lobby is now busy trying to keep Iran in the hot seat. It managed to get two idiots to commit to a catastrophic war in Iraq. Ditto in Afghanistan. Will Iran be the third success for Israel’s Lobby?


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