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Page 17, AMERICAN FREE PRESS * June 8 & 15, 2009 * Issue 23-24 AFP NEW BOOK REVIEW
WITH MICHAEL COLLINS PIPER
Zionist Lobby Says Obama a Threat to Israel's Survival
By Michael Collins Piper
.President Barack Obama’s foreign policy inclinations are a threat to Israel’s survival. That’s the no-holds-barred assessment by one of Israel’s leading American publicists, Norman Podhoretz, the prominent neo-conservative long associated with the American Jewish Committee’s influential magazine, Commentary. Podhoretz made the inflammatory charge against the U.S. president in an article in the May 2009 issue of Commentary in an article entitled “How Obama’s America Might Threaten Israel,” one of a series of polemics addressing the subject: “Israel at Risk.”
This is no surprise to AFP readers. On Dec. 1, 2008, AFP surprised many by suggesting that Barack Obama might “pull a JFK” and begin putting pressure on Israel. Six months later, AFP’s prediction appears on the mark. The difference between JFK and Obama, though, is that JFK’s pressure was applied privately, through diplomatic channels. Obama’s pressure has been both public and forthright.
The most recent frenzy from Israel and its American supporters in response to initiatives from the Obama administration came when the president forcefully demanded that Israel cease building settlements in the occupied West Bank. The president further inflamed the Zionist state and its American lobby by reiterating that demand in his widely heralded address to the Muslim world, delivered in Cairo.
In fact, the confrontation between the United States and Israel has been simmering for some time, beginning with the Obama administration’s open call for Israel to submit to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
On May 7 the Philadelphia Bulletin carried a report headlined “Obama Follows JFK Example and Pressures Israel to Limit Nuclear Capability.” The Bulletin stated: “For the first time since the Kennedy administration, a senior American official has commented explicitly and negatively about Israel’s nuclear capability.”
Shock waves rolled through Israel and the Jewish lobby in Washington after President Obama’s assistant secretary of state, Rose Gottemoeller—speaking on May 5 at a meeting on the international Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty—said Israel should become a signatory to the treaty. By doing so, Israel would be required to open up its secret nuclear arsenal to international inspection, something Israel has consistently refused to do.
The Bulletin noted that “The Obama administration’s newfound opposition to Israel’s formally undisclosed nuclear program reverses nearly 50 years of American silence on the subject,” adding that after JFK struggled with then-Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion over the issue of Israel’s nuclear arms, “President Kennedy refused to budge and continued to push Israel to abandon its nuclear option until his death on Nov. 22, 1963. No American president has made an issue of Israel’s nuclear capability—until now.”
In response to the perceived danger posed by Obama, the Jewish lobby rallied its troops.A leading voice for the lobby, The Washington Times, featured a front page headline story on May 6 shrieking “Secret U.S.-Israel nuclear accord in jeopardy,” a clarion call for Republicans, conservatives, fundamentalist Christians, and those who want to curry favor with pro-Israel money barons, to join together to stop President Obama from pressuring Israel to sign the treaty.
Editorially, the Times asked if the United States would “sell out its strongest ally” by forcing Israel to come clean on its nuclear arsenal (which some say is the fifth largest in the world). The Times expressed fear the United States might close ranks with other nations that have repeatedly called for Israel to adhere to the non-proliferation treaty and open its nuclear installations for inspection.
A former Israeli foreign ministry advisor,Alan Baker, said the comments from the Obama administration were “surprising and worrying.”
For its part, The Jerusalem Post asserted Israel sees no reason to sign the nuclear treaty because—according to Israel—the treaty is “ineffective.”
Israel and its supporters believe Israel is the only nation in the Middle East that should be permitted to have nuclear weapons and that Israel (and the United States) must stop other nations, especially Iran, from developing a nuclear counter to Israel, the only nation in the Middle East that does have atomic weapons.
In fact, the statement by the Obama administration differs in no way from a 2006 position paper by the distinguished Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, the training ground for the “best and the brightest” among up-and-coming officers. The War College asserted that neither talk of a military attack on Iran nor ongoingAmerican diplomatic initiatives are likely to stop Iran and that either course could result in disaster.
The report said Israel should take the initiative, close its nuclear reactor, turn over nuclear materiel to a third party, and allow the International Atomic EnergyAgency to maintain regular inspection of Israel’s nuclear operations. The report urged the United States to put pressure on Israel to make this possible.
America’s military thinkers believe if Israel were to curtail its nuclear arms, the United States would be more able to convince other Middle East states with nuclear ambitions to do likewise. In truth, Israel’s determined push for nuclear supremacy—a foundation of Israel’s national defense policy—led Arab nations as well as Pakistan and Iran to also pursue a nuclear option.
Although many Obama critics find it hard to believe his administration would pressure Israel, noting that Israel’s stalwart, Rahm Emanuel, is White House chief of staff, AFP noted on Dec. 1, 2008 that even though President Kennedy had placed Myer Feldman—a pro-Israel hard-liner—in a key post in his White House, JFK and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and other administration insiders, worked assiduously to keep Feldman out of the loop on the conduct of U.S. Middle East policy. The president and his brother were even known to remark critically of Feldman behind his back. JFK even sent word to friends of the Arab world at the State Department that even though JFK had won 90 percent of the Jewish vote that it should not be assumed that he was “in their pocket.”
As part of their effort to destabilize Obama, Israel’s advocates in the so-called “neo-conservative” network have deployed one of their long-time front men, ex-ambassador Alan Keyes, into the field.
The former Harvard roommate of Bilderberg figure William Kristol—the powerful neo-conservative publicist who remains a close Keyes friend—Keyes has been promoting an array of questionable allegations about Obama, some of which—a point little known—actually originated in Israel among supporters of Obama’s 2008 opponent, John McCain.
(Although Obama won 75 percent of the Jewish vote, McCain was favored over Obama in polls in Israel, the only foreign nation where McCain was the preferred choice. And note, too, as related by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his book The Samson Option, that following John F. Kennedy’s 1960 election victory, one of the first things JFK did upon assuming office was to assure State Department officials who were sympathetic to the Arab world that they should not assume that the new president was “in their [the Jews’] pocket.”)
In any case, the questionable stories about Obama being promoted by Keyes have been picked up by independent “patriot” media in the United States and loudly publicized by three widely circulated supermarket tabloids, The National Enquirer, The National Examiner and The Globe, which are all owned by one company, American Media Inc., a subsidiary of Evercore Partners, a shadowy consortium of pro-Israel financial interests under the direction of Wall Street operator RogerAltman.
Although Israeli propagandists have—for years—had a stranglehold on conventional “conservative” think tanks and media, Israel’s disinformation specialists are filtering Keyes’ stories into the “patriot” movement to checkmate the Obama administration’s effort to put the reins on Israel.
For more on this subject, see the column from Paul Craig Roberts on pages 18-19.—Ed.
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“Israel leveling sanctions against the United States”–It sounds like a skit on Saturday Night Live or some theme in a science fiction story that defies all known norms of reality.
Nevertheless, that is exactly what has been proposed recently by at least one well-known minister of Knesset, Yossi Peled of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party.
Similar in appearance to some KGB-produced indictment that in darker times would have been used in charging, convicting and then executing an individual classified as an enemy of the state, the 11-page letter written and then personally given to Netanyahu by his colleague asserts that the new America governed by President Obama has now become “hostile” to the Jewish state. By insisting Israel abide by the same international law that other countries are invaded and then destroyed for flouting, Peled maintains that a “turning point” has arrived in America’s approach to the region and especially “to Israel“ and that “the new diplomatic slant” being used to “pacify the Muslim world” and the adoption of a more balanced approach to Israel” constitutes a clear and present danger to the Jewish state that must be met with action.
If the mere suggestion of Israel biting the hand that feeds her is surreal in and of itself, the actual mechanics he suggests in bringing it about is downright Stephen Spielbergian in its madness. Included among Peled’s recommendations is that the Jewish state should go shopping for a new supplier of military goods, the sale of “sensitive” equipment that Washington opposes distributing internationally, and allowing other “competing” countries to “get involved with the peace process” and be given “a foothold for their military forces and intelligence agencies”.
In plainer language, what Peled is threatening is that the $20 million a day Israel receives from the US (used primarily for the purchase of US military hardware with which to better shoot, blow to pieces and incinerate Palestinian women and children) should be spent elsewhere. Given the fact it is primarily the supplying of these weapons to Israel (which she then uses to murder Arabs en mass) that is the primary cause of hatred towards the US in the region, this would obviously be a good thing. Furthermore, since the $20,000,000 a day Israel gets from Uncle Sam (which is then used to buy American weapons) would no longer be used for that purpose, perhaps the money would be better spent rebuilding an American economy on life support rather than it being given to a warfare/welfare state that gets its Old Testament kicks by killing innocent people.
As far as the sale of “sensitive” equipment to other countries, that is already a continuing fait accompli. The Jewish state has been caught red-handed on so many occasions selling sensitive American technology to countries such as China that for Peled to even suggest such a threat shows how mad he and those steering the ship of state in Israel have become. In terms of copyrights and patents held by US companies, the Jewish states is considered numero uno when it comes to violations. Lest it be forgotten, it was Israel who sold to (what was then) the Soviet Union the most highly-classified secrets in America’s treasure chest in return for increased immigration quotas of Russian Jews to Israel and all thanks to Jonathon Pollard, considered a hero in Israel and whose release from prison the current Prime Minister is trying to secure.
As far as his suggestion that other “competing” countries be permitted to “get involved with the peace process” and be given “a foothold for their military forces and intelligence agencies”, this can only mean one country–Russia. Given the fact that Israel’s current foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman hails from Russia and just recently completed a diplomatic trip there that he said was designed to form a “new alliance” between the Jewish state and Russia, Israel may be thinking that the best way to keep the Russians in Israel’s camp rather than in the camp of her adversaries is to bring them on board just as she did with the US.
The most galling of all his recommendations however was as follows–
“intervening in American congressional races to weaken Obama and asking American Jewish donors not to contribute to Democratic congressional candidates” in the interests of “Democratic candidates pressuring Obama to become more pro-Israel”.
In other words, the very same Jewish influence over American politics, that same “canard” meticulously described in Profs. Walt and Mearsheimer’s “The Israel Lobby” that resulted in a hurricane of howling, wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Jewish community in the US would be brought to bear in using its non-existent influence over the mechanics and machinations of the US political system in order to achieve a foreign policy atmosphere more to the Jewish state’s liking. Of course, all the usual non-existent suspects would be used in marshalling this non-existent influence the MK is proposing, including AIPAC, the American Jewish Committee, ADL, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (and others) and then, after they had achieved their goal of “pressuring Obama to become more pro-Israel” as Peled himself had proposed and had sufficiently gloated over their success amidst expensive champagne, caviar and Hamantaschen would then make sure to hunt down and harass anyone daring to repeat what they themselves had said in claiming credit for the foreign policy switch-a-roo.
The fact that such a proposal would be made in the Jewish state and then allowed to be made public speaks volumes about the truly parasitic nature of the American/Israeli “friendship”. Israel truly is like that strange potted-plant in the movie “Little Shop of Horrors’ that–feeding solely on human blood and growing exponentially as a result–never gets her fill and is never sated.
Let all hope that wiser people in Washington DC come to realize this fact and therefore refrain from feeding the beast any further lest all life–political, economic, cultural or biological–come to what will otherwise be an inevitable fate of sorts.
(c) 2009 Mark Glenn
Correspondent, American Free Press Newspaper
10 août 2009
La décision de Barack Obama de donner la “Medal of Freedom” à l’ancienne présidente de la république d’Irlande, Mary Robinson, a été vécue comme une provocation par les représentants Juifs du Congrès américain et les lobbys sionistes internationaux. L’irlandaise, de confession catholique, est en effet une critique résolue de la politique d’Israël.
Mary Robinson a en plus le malheur d’avoir été membre de la commission de l’ONU à Durban en 2001 ou les nations assemblées avaient couvert Israël d’un flot d’injures du fait de ses crimes en Palestine occupée. Le Juif Abraham Cooper du Centre Simon Wiesenthal est en pointe de la polémique, allant jusqu’à faire porter la responsabilité des évènements de la deuxième conférence ou le lobby Juif avait imposé aux diplomates européens le départ de la salle en signe d’opposition à l’Iran. On se souvient notamment de la fête organisée par le milliardaire Juif Bernard Henri Lévy sur le parvis avec le gratin sioniste international.
Mary Robinson a réagi à l’antenne d’une radio irlandaise: “Ils essaient de baîllonner ceux qui dénoncent les exactions israéliennes à Gaza !“.
Le Congrès Juif Mondial ne reste pas passif. Il a ainsi lourdement chargé Mary Robinson, lui reprochant notamment la “comparaison des souffrances palestiniennes avec celle des victimes de la “Shoah” “.
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