people of the United States need to assert their self-interest.
Whether Republican or Democrat, or nonpartisan, all Americans
must be for America first.
means combating Islamic extremism that seeks to harm our country
and kill Americans, but also peeling back the fingers of Zionist
power from our country's government.
must look past the cultural bias we might have against people
unlike ourselves and mercilessly distill down to the truth of
the facts in calculating our self-interest. It seems pretty clear
what Israel gains through its relationship with the United States,
but what do we get out of the relationship?
extremism does indeed have an agenda of imposing Islamic states
all around the world. This is the pie-in-the-sky, most optimistic
vision of the movement's leaders. They seek to topple governments
by disrupting economies while creating fear through acts of terrorism.
Zionists seek territory, power and control and brilliantly have
used the United States to these ends for decades in the Middle
are 1.3 billion Muslims (or more) in the world, and fewer than
20 million Jews, yet the Zionist alignment with the U.S. government
has given the Zionists immeasurable power relative to their population.
Perhaps 1 percent to 5 percent of Muslims are radicalized to the
point that they openly support with words the Jihadist agenda
of militant Islam.
half of that number is willing to participate at some level in
actual activities from sending money to strapping a bomb
onto themselves to blow up innocents. That is still a high number:
5-plus million people if we take just half of the 1 percent. That's
a lot of radicalized Muslims to try to de-radicalize and/or fight
in a "war on terror."
for Zionists, it is a tiny percentage of radical Zionists who
control the policy and agenda of the wider Jewish community throughout
the world, but they do so very effectively. American Jews are
faced with the, "You're not a real Jew if you don't live
in Israel" line, and constantly are hit up for money to support
the Jewish "homeland," which many of them never have
seen and never plan to visit.
issue of Jewish purity is used to keep Jews supporting the Zionist
agenda, and some argue that the Holocaust and anti-Semitism have
been used as convenient tools to further the Zionist objectives
both by freezing debate and criticism once the term "anti-Semite"
is thrown in a critic's direction, and to further the image that
somehow Jewish suffering in World War II and the Holocaust is
worse than the suffering of others (for example: The genocide
the Armenians suffered a century ago, Balkan residents suffered
a mere decade ago, and that the Congolese suffer to this very
day, with more than 3 million dead so far).
Private money from American Jews flows by the billions to Israel,
and the so-called Jewish Lobby in the United States is arguably
the most powerful in the country. Only the National Rifle Association
and AARP seem as powerful as the American Israel Public Affairs
committee and other pro-Zionist organizations ensure that billions
more dollars flow from U.S. taxpayers to Israel each year through
outright grants and loan guarantees (which are rarely, if ever,
paid back). It is U.S. weapons that are used by Israel to attack
its chosen "enemies." United States-made Apache helicopters
fired the missiles that recently killed Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed
is at the heart of the Middle East conflict and is, frankly, the
primary causal agent for radical Islam. Whether from Egypt, Saudi
Arabia, Syria, Libya or other places that Islamic radicals began
emerging in the past 30 to 40 years, they sound one recurrent
note: anger about how Israel has treated the Palestinians.
blame the United States for supporting and covering for Israel.
Muslims tend to take a long-term view of things, so their view
that the state of Israel is an affront to the region and its people
and that they are categorically against it is not going to fade
if a deal had been struck when times were better for a "two-state"
solution and the open warfare between Palestinians and Jews ended,
the gnawing anger of most Muslims toward the creation of Israel
in the first place (which forced out 700,000 Palestinians already
living there) to create a state for Jews by Jews - will
not dissipate anytime soon. The rhetoric and propaganda of Islamic
extremists harkens back to the Crusades, for crying out loud.
These leaders are invoking battles a millennium old in their justifications
for current terrorism.
it is critical, now that Americans are dying due to this conflict,
to coldly assess our self-interest. Clearly there is no reasoning
with radical Islamists, so they must be fought by every means
are wholly consumed with their self-interest and do not care a
whit that they drain money from the U.S. Treasury and the American
people for their militarism and for the ability to kill Muslims
which only inflames the radical Islamists and general Muslim
population against the United States.
former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks right
after Sept. 11? He called it "good" because it had the
potential of making Americans identify with Israel's struggles
(serving the Zionist self-interest).
Israeli rhetoric has echoed these sentiments in its strategic,
repetitive rhetorical attempts to wrap itself with the American
flag ever since. An endless stream of pro-Zionist American neo-conservative
commentators and Israeli Zionists pitch the "We're in this
United States would not tolerate the type of murders and abuse
of the Palestinian people that Israel engages in on a daily basis
if this were any other part of the world.
Could you imagine us turning a blind eye to Arizona doing what
Israel does to its minority Muslims to its Hopi population, or
Canada to its French-speaking population, or Australia to its
aboriginal population, or Turkey to the Kurds, or any state to
a minority? Building barrier walls? Sniper towers aimed over neighborhoods?
Bulldozing homes (and activists)? Refusal to let United Nations
observers in? "Targeted killings" with our weapons?
Israel's conduct is clearly on the plane of war crimes and genocidal
in nature. And it does it from behind the more robust body of
the United States, and lets the anger and bullets fly at us. Israel
gets away with outrage after outrage, yet most Americans could
not explain to you the meaning of the word Zionist and why it
is distinct from the word Jew.
U.S. news coverage clearly is biased in favor of Israel, which
is a subject for another column. The facts on the ground are these:
According to a spokeswoman for the east Jerusalem-based Palestinian
Human Rights Monitoring Group, the Israeli army and paramilitary
Jewish settlers have killed 263 Palestinian children from ages
0 through 14 and 236 minors from the ages of 15 through 18 during
the ongoing intifadah.
The total number of Palestinians killed by Israel since the outbreak
of the intifadah is estimated at 2,670. The figures for the injured
and maimed are believed to be in the thousands. The number of
Israelis killed by Palestinians during the same period is around
838, including soldiers, settlers and civilians. A poor, dispossessed
people under military control are killed at a rate of 3-1 but
are portrayed as the villains.
Americans have no clue what the conflict in the Mideast is all
about, and that's just the way the Zionists like it. The bizarre
alliance between U.S. Christian fundamentalists and the hard-line
Ariel Sharon regime of radical Zionists illustrates the level
of ignorance and how self-interest dictates what is unfolding.
Fundamentalist Christians think that we are approaching End Times
and that the Jews that convert will go to heaven, so it's useful
to work with the hardliners now to move along the Rapture.
Zionists probably laugh themselves to sleep at night over these
suckers being so useful to them in the U.S. political scene, moving
the Republican Party's base closer to the Israeli government position
on all issues in the region. Much hay is made about Israel being
"the only democracy in the region," but just how democratic
is Israel when the laws there are blatantly discriminatory against
non-Jews? Many call Israel an apartheid state and compare it to
pre-Mandela South Africa.
the time has come for the United States to take a long hard look
at its own self-interest. The threat of terrorism is very real
and we all know more attacks are coming our way. We must make
the ice-cold calculation of costs and benefits and positives and
negatives. The United States must seek out and destroy all terrorists
that wish to cause harm and death to U.S. citizens, and this means
100 percent commitment to destroying radical Islamic groups bent
on harming the United States.
But and this is critical Israel must be acknowledged
as the key to the whole problem and Israel must be brought to
heel by the United States for the sake of the security of the
American people. The radical Zionists who run Israel don't seem
to care how much danger their actions create for Americans. Their
ongoing escalation of the tensions with the Palestinians and the
wider Islamic world help only their strategic military objectives,
and has no benefits for the United States.
United States now runs a big trade deficit with Israel ($6 billion
this year) but won't let U.S. companies compete for contracts
there in a fair way (according the U.S. undersecretary of commerce
in recent remarks). Israel illegally targeted a U.S. warship during
an earlier war. Israel has the biggest "friendly" spy
network in the United States, according to our State Department.
Israeli spy Jonathon Pollard committed the greatest single act
of espionage against the United States (according to former U.S.
Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger).
now is going to commit assassinations against Americans on U.S.
soil (according to the Mossad's new leader in remarks to UPI news).
Israel takes billions a year from U.S. taxpayers. Israel is implicated
in selling our military technology to China and other potential
U.S. enemies. In short, Israel is not a real friend of the United
States. In fact, it is not a friend at all. Israel uses the United
States for its own self-interest only. I ask again, what benefit
does the United States gain from the relationship?
the day of the assassination of Yassin with a U.S.-made Apache
helicopter, the Israeli foreign minister was allowed to speak
from the driveway of the White House.
image proved the Bush administration's feeble condemnation of
the attack National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice saying
the administration "did not know in advance" and "didn't
give permission" were lies. If the Bush administration
had any real problem with the attack, it would have canceled the
foreign minister's meeting and certainly never would have let
him speak about the attack from the White House.
people of the United States must demand of our leaders that the
nation pursue its OWN self-interest and not continue to be played
by Israel to fight its wars, nor combat Islamic terrorism through
Israel's strategic lens and broad military plan. The American
people need to ignore the strategic word "anti-Semite"
when it is clearly deployed for political effect.
Zionists have used the term "anti-Semite" as a strategic
political weapon to freeze opponents of their policies. Americans
who care about their country and the future of this world that
is faced with an ongoing war on terror must look at the world
with clear eyes and not be manipulated by self-interested Zionists
who use that word. If you are a bigot and hate Jews, then you
are a bigot that hates Jews. If you do not have any animosity
toward Jews, as I do not, but have reservations or serious disagreement
with Zionist objectives, then those two words can be so much noisy