The American People are at the Mercy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu


 

By Sheldon Richman

While Israel—cheered on by its American boosters led by AIPAC and Mitt Romney—beats the drums ever louder for a war of aggression against Iran, President Obama in late July signed theUnited States-Israel Enhanced Cooperation Act. This was hardly a signal that Obama would like to defuse the explosive situation building in the Middle East. The Rose Garden signing, attended by AIPCA representatives, came on top of the latest in a series of harsh economic sanctions approved by AIPAC-dominated Congress and Obama against the Iranian people. This intensifying economic warfare is predictably creating hardship for average Iranians, including shortages of life-saving medicines. (Sanctions come on top of covert warfare and assassination of Iranian scientists by Israel and cyber warfare by the United States, and an increasing U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf and surrounding area. Iran is nearly ringed by U.S. military installations.)

Signing the Act, Obama said:

[W]hat this legislation does is bring together all the outstanding cooperation that we have seen, really, at an unprecedented level between our two countries that underscore our unshakeable commitment to Israel security.

The Enhanced Cooperation Act passed the Senate (voice vote) and House in June and July, respectively, with Reps. Ron Paul and John Dingell as the only opponents.

The Act pledges “To help the Government of Israel preserve its qualitative military edge amid rapid and uncertain regional political transformation.” Bear in the mind the context. Israel already possesses by far unparalleled military power in the region, although we live in an era where victory is not guaranteed to the militarily superior. Israel did not prevail when it attacked and devastated Lebanon in 2006. We must bear in mind, also, that Israel has a nuclear arsenal estimated at 200-300 warheads, some of them submarine mounted. This puts the faux alarm over Iran’s alleged nuclear-weapons program in perspective. (Both U.S. and Israeli intelligence say that Iran is not building a weapon and has not even decided to do so. Since 2007, the U.S. intelligence complex has concluded that whatever program Iran might have had was scrapped in 2003, when the U.S. military invaded Iranian nemesis Iraq and topped its president, Saddam Hussein.)

The Act details the ways in which the U.S. government will “assist in the defense of Israel.” One should note that there has never been a treaty of alliance between the United States and Israel.

For example, the Act mandates that the U.S government “Provide the Government of Israel defense articles and defense services through such mechanisms as appropriate, to include air refueling tankers, missile defense capabilities, and specialized munitions.” Some of this equipment has never been provided to Israel before. Ynet, the Israeli news service, reported, “The legislation, which provides for special aerial armament, is also likely to allow Israel to acquire bunker buster bombs, a privilege previously denied by the Bush Administration.” (Obama provided bunker buster bombs last year.)

The word defense is repeated often Act–rather defensively–but it should be noted that no weapons system is purely defensive; or to put it another way, defensive systems are just as useful for offensive operations as they are for pure defense. A shield can protect the one who is attacking. Given Israel’s aggression against the Palestinians and Arab neighbors since 1948, there is no reason to be confident that defensive systems will be use exclusively for defense.

Keep in mind that the U.S. government already gives Israel $3 billion a year in military aid under the most favorable terms. Obama also announced a $70 billion grant for the Iron Dome rocket defense system. Now Israel will have less reason to turn to a peaceful resolution of the horrendous situation in the Gaza Strip.
As Ynet states, “It must be noted that the Obama Administration has been unprecedentedly responsive to Israel’s acquisition requests across the board, even prior to the latest legislation.”

One provision of the Act in particular is rather curious: “Work to encourage an expanded role for Israel with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), including an enhanced presence at NATO headquarters and exercises.” NATO was created in 1949 ostensibly to discourage a Soviet invasion of western Europe. Even if one regards the coalition as having been legitimate then, it should have disbanded in 1991 when the Soviet Union dissolved. Instead it found new missions never even alluded to in the treaty ratified by the U.S. Senate, meaning that the American people have been victims of a monumental bait and switch. NATO has become the U.S.-led police force available to enter civil wars and other conflicts anywhere in the world. Libya and and now Syria are the latest locations. Moreover, NATO has been used provocatively against Russia, paving the way for the admission of states on the Russian doorstep.

What possible role could Israel have in NATO? This is clearly a bid to expand U.S. policing of the world, which makes other powers, such as Russian and China, apprehensive—justifiably so.

Another provision of the Act pledges “To veto any one-sided anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations Security Council.” Of course, U.S. presidents have done this right along. Apparently AIPAC sought specific assurance in writing that this one-sided policy will continue. In U.S.-Israeli parlance, an “anti-Israeli resolution” is one that in any way implies that the Palestinians have rights in what was once Palestine.

The biggest howler in the Act is this:

To assist the Government of Israel with its ongoing efforts to forge a peaceful, negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that results in two states living side-by-side in peace and security, and to encourage Israel’s neighbors to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.

Israel is not, and never has been, interested in such efforts. and the U.S government has not been an honest broker for peace. Israel claims to want a two-state solution with the Palestinians, but all the while it seizes land owned by Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem for the exclusive use of Jews. It has built a wall that surrounds Palestinian towns and separates Palestinian homes from farmland. The situation has been likened to two people “negotiating” to divide a pizza while one of them eats it.

Perhaps most egregious of all, the Act’s first provision is to “To reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the security of the State of Israel as a Jewish state” (emphasis added). Thus Congress, speaking for the American people, has put in writing its commitment to a state based on ethno-racial considerations. Would we tolerate that here? As pointed out before, Israel is the only country in the world that even in theory does not belong to all its citizens. It is said to belong to The Jewish People, no matter where individuals Jews lives. Jews from around the world can move to Israel and quickly become citizens and be provided subsidized housing. Yet a Palestinian born in Palestine and driven out by Zionist militias may not return. Since “Jew” is clearly not a religious category (most Israelis are nonreligious and even atheist), it must instead be ethno-racial. (Though this does not mean that Jews actually belong to a single race or ethnic group.)

This insistence on Israel’s remaining forever a Jewish state gives the lie to Israeli claims to being a democratic country. Palestinian “citizens” of Israel are third-class citizens who would never be permitted to become the majority and change the country’s basic, ethno-racial law. (In Israel citizenship is not as important as nationality, the two major categories of which are “Jew” and “Arab.”) In this light, look more closely at Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s repeated statements that Israel and the United States are a partnership of “shared values.”

To this commitment, Rep. Paul objected that the U.S. government should “not guarantee the religious ethnic, or cultural composition of a foreign country.”

The day after Obama signed this Act, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited Israel, where he declared:

It is my firm conviction that the security of Israel is in the vital national security interest of the United States. And ours is an alliance [what alliance?] based not only on shared interests but also on enduring shared values.

Thus no matter who wins the election, the American people are joined at the hip with Israel, which means they are at the mercy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is either itching for war with Iran–a war that would have disastrous consequences for the people of the region, as well as most Americans–or is blackmailing Obama to get additional favors between now and election day.

  1. #1 by Naeem on August 28, 2012 - 4:10 pm

    BiBi the most dangerous person in the world right now and he has over 300 nukes right at his own disposal

  2. #2 by Touchedthesky on August 28, 2012 - 6:04 pm

    Iran has the highest Jewish population next to Israel in the entire Mid East.

    It is now well known and factual that Israel’s Dimona facility possesses more Nuclear Weapons (400+) than the entire Mid-East combined.

    It is also factual that Israel endlessly whines about starting another “war” against Iran for having a Legal nuclear power program, and Iran hasn’t invaded anyone for over 200 years!

    Israel is repeating the same “nookular” lies against Iran that were used as an ‘excuse’ to attack Iraq (even Bush had to admit Iraq never had anything to do with “9/11″: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U66ab4cMCE).

    Iran is not Iraq.

    Iran has a population of 75+ Million Muslims, Christians, and the oldest Jewish populous in the entire Mid East. With nuclear armed Russia and China’s financial interests being threatened, this next “war” will easily escalate to a Thermonuclear World War Three.

    Israel is getting desperate to sell this new “war” for Americans to be killed and crippled in.

    1) Rose Gottemoeller, an assistant secretary of state and Washington’s chief nuclear arms negotiator, asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel refused.

    2) The United Nations passed a resolution calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

    3) The IAEA asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

    4) Iran’s formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.

    5) Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities. Israel does not.

    6) The IAEA and all 16 United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in agreement that Iran is not building and does not possess nuclear weapons.

    7) In 1986, Mordachai Vanunu blew the whistle and provided photographs showing Israel’s clandestine nuclear weapons factory underneath the reactor at Dimona.

    8) Israel made the same accusations against Iraq that it is making against Iran, leading up to Israel’s bombing of the power station at Osirik. Following the invasion of 2003, international experts examined the ruins of the power station at Osirik and found no evidence of a clandestine weapons factory in the rubble. Nothing but dead bodies.

    And that’s not counting Israel’s repeated lies about “weapons of mass destruction” that helped destroy 5 + Million innocent lives in the Iraq Holocaust.

    Israel wants to send your children off to die in Iran, and YOU are the only one that can stop them.

    Her agenda is to murder every single Muslim, Arab,and Christian man, woman, child and baby in the Mid East and steal all of their territories from the Euphrates to the Nile Valley.

    At that point, America will be so burned out and broke (financially and morally) from Israel’s endless “wars” that America will be reduced to a Third World Country. Israel will then have the opportunity to steal the spoils from everyone and take America’s place as a Global Police State Superpower.

    “We have hundreds of nuclear warheads and missiles that can reach different targets in the heart of the European continent, including beyond the borders of Rome, the Italian capital… our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us.”
    (Israeli military historian, Martin van Creveld)

    “Tell me, do the evil men of this world have a bad time? They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They don’t suffer from indigestion and are not punished by Heaven. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe the world will then at last begin to fear us instead of feeling sorry. Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear our madness instead of admiring our nobility. Let them tremble; let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a savage country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go wild, that we might start World War Three just like that, or that we might one day go crazy and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East. Personally, I don’t want to be any better than Harry Truman who snuffed out half a million Japanese with two fine bombs.”
    (Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 1982)

    “I don’t know something called International Principles.
    I vow that I’ll burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child is more dangerous than the man, because the Palestinian child’s existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger.

    I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him.”
    (Ariel Sharon, Former Israeli Prime Minister)

    Israel is bleeding America dry like a cunning and ravenous vampire. the deceitful ‘Israel first’ media is covering it up and their lies are making America the most hated country on this planet.

    Sleazy ‘hollywood’ media lies alone have made America into a sad International Joke. Notice how it always whines about “Sharia Law” and never mentions anything about Israel’s Ruthless and Tyrannical Noahide Laws which enables depravities like police electrocuting innocent people to death, TSA’s social misfits fondling children’s genitals (pedophilia), sexually assaulting innocent Americans ( with Ionizing Radiation too), stealing $Billions from Americans, threatening to arrest Americans indefinitely for being Patriotic to America (“terrorists”), and treating Americans like serfs.

    All this (plus much more!) while Americans still have the second Amendment Right to defend themselves.

    Imagine how Americans will be “treated’ when International Satanic Communist Jews believe that Americans are unarmed and defenseless!

    This is World War Three.

    Israel has gone rogue and it is out of control.

    The best way to stop a ‘mad dog’ from chasing after cars is to let him catch one.

    Alone.

    Please feel free to forward this comment to your social networks while there is still time.

  3. #3 by massigusoni on August 28, 2012 - 6:08 pm

    I won’t say much; except, that the refueling and heavy bomb capabilities which once limited The Jews abilities have here in been compensated.

  4. #4 by 30.06 on August 28, 2012 - 6:56 pm

  5. #5 by 30.06 on August 28, 2012 - 6:58 pm

  6. #6 by Vickie Jacobs on August 28, 2012 - 7:40 pm

    WHY? WHAT HAS ISRAEL DONE FOR AMERICA AND WHAT DOES IT P-L-A-N ON DOING FOR (WITH) AMERICA?

    Israel is not our burden…Micha 2:10. It’s polluted, it will destroy us with a sore destruction. The churchs are going to tell you physical Israel is your burden..Jeremiah 23:33.
    Jesus said his yoke was easy and his burden was light…Matthew 11:30. You are putting a burdenson yoke on that you don’t even need. Get out of the church (Rev. 18:4) and come unto Jesus…Matthew 11:28………..the REAL Jesus.

  7. #7 by Kalki on August 28, 2012 - 8:46 pm

    America has no hope now. Be prepared for the gulags(courtesy FEMA and DHS).

  8. #8 by Kalki on August 28, 2012 - 8:51 pm

    However, be comforted knowing that you will still be able to buy a gulag Starbucks latte on points earned through hard labour and have ‘FEMA Idol’ to watch on talmudvision every once in a while. :)

  9. #9 by MJ on August 29, 2012 - 9:01 am

    @Touchedthesky,
    TQ for the info below. The psychos of the world deserve an apology from the likes of yahu and the deceased evil twin Sharon.

    “Tell me, do the evil men of this world have a bad time? They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They don’t suffer from indigestion and are not punished by Heaven. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe the world will then at last begin to fear us instead of feeling sorry. Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear our madness instead of admiring our nobility. Let them tremble; let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a savage country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go wild, that we might start World War Three just like that, or that we might one day go crazy and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East. Personally, I don’t want to be any better than Harry Truman who snuffed out half a million Japanese with two fine bombs.”
    (Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 1982)

    “I don’t know something called International Principles.
    I vow that I’ll burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child is more dangerous than the man, because the Palestinian child’s existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger.

    Here is a newsflash :
    the Messenger of Allâh (saw) said:

    “One of the people of Hell who found the most pleasure in the life of this world will be brought forth on the Day of Resurrection, and will be dipped into the Fire of Hell. Then he will be asked: O son of Aadam, have you ever seen anything good? Have you ever enjoyed any pleasure?” He will say, “No, by Allâh (swt), O Rabb”” (Muslim, Mishkât al-Masâbîh, 3/102).

    The promise will come true, and they will reach a destination where no prayer will benefit them and there will be no hope:

    “If only you could see when the guilty ones will bend low their heads before their Rabb [saying], “Our Rabb(Cherisher)! We have seen and we have heard; now then send us back [to the world], we will work righteousness for we do indeed [now] believe”. If We had so willed, surely We could certainly have brought every soul its true guidance, but the Word from Me will come true: I will fill Hell with jinns and men all together. Taste you then – for you forgot the Meeting of this Day of yours, and We too will forget you – taste the penalty of eternity for your [evil] deeds!” (32:12-14)
    Taken from this article:
    http://www.islaam.net/main/display_article_printview.php?id=715

  10. #10 by michael mazur on August 29, 2012 - 10:12 am

    Touchedthesky, there was a French technician strolling about the construction site at Osirik on the weekend, his death was unintended, as the Jews didn’t want casualties by striking during the work week.

    His family was compensated.

    Yes, about Ariel Sharon, he is dead, and being kept at -4C.

    He had a massive stroke in early Jan06 and was dead by the following day.

    They had been spinning it lyrically for about 18 months, gently faking up the hopes for partial recovery with homely vignettes about a seeming awareness of all around him in the special room for him.

    Nothing’s changed . . about a year ago they claimed to have moved him from the hospital to home, when the fact of the matter is, is that they have him stored in the hospital basement mortuary at -4C.

    People who have massive strokes aren’t around long in any case as the stroke cannot be stopped from propagating, even if slowly, by the end of 12-18 months, they are also gone.

    In his case he was gone by the following day, but they couldn’t for political reasons of instability, anounce his death, and Ehud Olmert was strengthened thereby into the transition.

  11. #11 by Ingrid B on August 29, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    The US is a Jewish “state”, and Americans are taxpaying, third class citizens..

  12. #12 by Matthew/Boston on August 29, 2012 - 7:28 pm

    “It is my firm conviction that the security of Israel is in the vital national security interest of the United States.” Mitt Romney

    This statement is a blatant lie! Romney is lying and he knows he is lying. This remark alone would disqualify him from a presidential bid if America was a nation of bright and informed citizens, which it is certainly not.

    If Romney does not believe he is lying, then he is clearly too stupid and ignorant for the job of president.

  13. #13 by Isaac on August 30, 2012 - 1:39 am

    #12 you are absolutely right. If the people oof the United States went by the book they would find that there is no article in the US Constitution that says that the US should be subjugated to a foreign state. With AIPAC, CPMAJO, ADL ETC.. and al the other Jewish organitations our politicians are at the mercy of the dictates of all those organizations who hold the money and power. All those organizations need to be banned for the sake of the American people. Israel is literally stealing hundreds of billions of dollars from the impoverished American taxpayers and there is not a word on the contrary. Wake up American people.

  14. #14 by nooralhaqiqa on September 3, 2012 - 3:45 pm

    I posted the above article last night and here is a response from one of my readers. I thought it was worth posting his comments here where I found the piece in the first place.

    ************

    It’s funny that the UGLY TRUTH can be so deliberately blind…{STUPID}

    When exactly “UGLY TRUTH” did the Children of Israel turn into “JEWS”…?

    Specifically the Khazar “Proselytes” that comprise roughly 90% of so-called “Jewry”.

    If a child at the zoo can distinguish between an Elephant and a Giraffe, wouldn’t it be expected of an alleged TRUTH site to actually clarify that NONSEMITIC – NONHEBREW Zionazi Terrorists in Palestine cannot be “Israel” because Israel – THE PEOPLE – specifically The European NATIONS….

    http://www.israelect.com/reference/Willie-Martin/was_index.html

    …and their descendents who are actually ISRAELITES….whether they want to admit it or not…

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4276276,00.html

    How many WHITE MEN are there on Earth ?

    How many NONJEWS are there on Earth ?

    http://forward.com/articles/162081/occupation-corrupts-soul-of-israel/

    ….do a little analysis…

    how about {let’s} PURIFY THE LANGUAGE…what sense does it make to use the language of the enemies of TRUTH & JUSTICE…?

    To be a “Jewish” there has to be a TALMUD {500AD} and HATRED of Jesus…

    HATING TRUTH AND JUSTICE…is -

    “BAD FAITH”…

    http://www.rwainwright.com/images/Waco_SLIDESHOW_2_Int.mov

    That is not the REASON FOR BEING for anyone who would like to live in PEACE with their neighbor{s}…

    more than 90% of so-called “JEWS” are Khazar “PROSELYTES” members of the stool sculpture deity cult…

    is it true that the whole world is held hostage by dungdoodling deviants and psychopaths…

    99% of the people on Earth are not “JEWISH”….!

    Shouldn’t WHITE MEN with children and Grandchildren start to consider thinking like MEN instead of frightened henny pennys and turkey lurkeys…?

    Elephants are not Giraffes, and “JEWS” are NOT Israel…

    JUST THE FACTS…

    –note from me, MG–Noor, sorry you have to deal with this inanity on my account.

    Here is the most amazing thing I find in all of this ‘WHO ARE THE REAL JEWS’ debate we see so much of these days on the part of Christian Identity/White Nationalist types–

    Who were the Jews of Jesus’ day who rejected His teachings and killed Him? HINT–THEY WEREN’T KHAZARS. So much for your ‘fake jews’ nonsense.

    Next–there was no Talmud during Jesus’ day, only ‘the law’ as handed down by Moses, they very thing the sanhedrin used in having Jesus killed.

    Long and short is this, for those calling themselves Christians and who use this kind of ‘logic’ in putting forth the ‘fake jews’ theory–

    There were no Khazars, and there was no Talmud on Good Friday, 33 AD.

    And people wonder why we are making littleto no headway in defeating this beast when we can’t even get over simple illogic such as this.

    mg

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