Thursday, July 31, 2014

Is Israel Playing the U.S. For Suckers?



The Mindlessness of a Manifesto

Israel's feelings about the Palestinians has never been in doubt as we see by one of the quotes in a piece by Intifada-palestine.com, "There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed." -- Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister, June 15, 1969.

And while liberals have often been split on the Palestine issue, Conservatives have remained steadfast:

"Republicans Have Proven On Multiple Occasions That Their Loyalty Is Not With America."

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"This column addresses patriotism more often than it should, but it is simply because over the past few years Republicans have demonstrated their loyalty and devotion to anyone except the American people or the nation itself. During the Viet Nam War, there was an oft-repeated phrase from conservatives that Americans who did not love America’s habit of perpetual war should get out. The implication was that opposing the war was supporting the enemy and therefore unpatriotic, but today, there is a tendency among Republicans to support foreign nations and leaders over the interests of this nation that clearly shows their patriotism is reserved for any nation other than America.

"The idea of patriotic duty to one’s own country, and its citizens, has never caught on with Republicans, particularly Republicans loyal to foreign nations. Over the past five years, Republicans worked diligently to advance the economic interests of the Canadian oil industry and preserve Canada’s environment by pushing to build Canada’s leak-prone KeystoneXL pipeline across America, heaped inordinate praise on Russia’s homophobic religious right President Vladimir Putin, and of course, provided unwavering support, and untold sums of taxpayer dollars, to the nation where their true allegiance and patriotism lies; Israel. In fact, as mentioned here last week, 'Supporting Israel unconditionally has become the hallmark of American patriotism, and questioning anything it does is of the Devil, treason, attacking god, anti-Semitic, assaulting the holy bible, and an affront to Christianity...'"

The Israelis are a peaceful people...

"Poll: More Than 50% Of Jewish Israelis Think Netenyahu Is Being Too Soft On Gaza."

Israelis cheering on the assault on Gaza

"A poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute at Tel Aviv University has found that just 4% of Jewish Israelis believe excessive force has been used on Gaza, while more then 50% argue not enough..."

And the Palestinians initiated the first attack...

"Debunked: The Mendacious Propaganda Israel is Pushing to Justify Its War On Gaza."
"It was Israel that initiated the assault on Gaza--not the Palestinians."


"It is time to clarify the real facts on the aggression the Israelis started on the Palestinians.  Unfortunately, the Israeli narrative has dominated in the global media. It’s very important to uncover the Israeli narrative and bring facts to the public’s attention. The world needs to differentiate between myths and truth.

"The first and very important point is that it was Israel which initiated this war and not the Palestinians.


"This is very different from what is presented in most of the media and it’s completely wrong to accept the Israeli narrative here.  Israelis claim that Israel was subjected to rocket shooting from Gaza to which Israel responded by airstrikes. This is not true. The reality is that Israel initiated airstrikes on Gaza, several times, and assassinated people in Gaza, trying to provoke a reaction until they got rockets being shot at Israel. And then, it was spun in the media as Israel defending itself..."

So let's look at the underlying issues...

"Gaza myths and facts: what American Jewish leaders won't tell you."

"Myth: Gaza is free. Fact: it has been under Israeli occupation since 1967 to this very day.

"If you’ve been anywhere near the American Jewish community over the past few weeks, you’ve heard the following morality tale: Israel left the Gaza Strip in 2005, hoping the newly independent country would become the Singapore of the Middle East. Instead, Hamas seized power, ransacked greenhouses, threw its opponents off rooftops and began launching thousands of rockets at Israel.


American Jewish leaders use this narrative to justify their skepticism of a Palestinian state in the West Bank. But in crucial ways, it’s wrong. And without understanding why it’s wrong, you can’t understand why this war is wrong too..."

Here's what's happening...



Warfare like this only happens in a unique time in our history though...



So let's follow the Republicans' advice this time...what could go wrong?



Not a thing...

 

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We've all been attuned to backing Israel in whatever they do. When it comes to war however, the Conservative strategy is based on more money for the oil companies (Iraq), more campaign money from wealthy Zionists (any skirmish in the Middle East),  or more money for the armaments industry (all other military incursions).

And let's not forget the Christians' desire for the End Times in Israel...

The problem all started with the United Nations partition in 1948 and it will never be solved with the U.S. backing Israel as we've been doing since then.

America's Conservatives are Israel's chief protectors, bankers, and propagandists, and without this protection and the billions we send to them each year, they might be persuaded to settle the question once and for all.

But the Cons won't budge and we're stuck in this morass unless we...

Criminalize Conservatism.



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"We, the Jewish People, Control America, and The Americans Know it."

Ariel Sharon.

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