Once More Into the Breach

by Philip Giraldi

I really did not want to write about Israel again this week, but the outrageous manipulation of the Democratic Party platform, moves in California to make any criticism of Israel a hate crime, and news that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had dressed down the U.S. ambassador in the presence of a congressman before insisting that the United States has no moral right to judge Israel has made it unavoidable to go “once more into the breach, dear friends.”

There is a fundamental issue at stake here. That is, does the United States have a national interest in its dealings with the countries in the Middle East that is fundamentally distinct from the Israeli interests? It is a question for dummies, as the answer is clearly yes. Well, if the answer is yes, why are leading politicians and talking heads insisting that the answer is no? Why are so many prominent Americans prepared to ignore the U.S. national interest in support of a foreign nation that has been the source of numerous armed conflicts, that has spied relentlessly on the U.S., and that is a serious drain on the U.S. Treasury? One might add that Americans have become terrorist targets as a consequence while the sharp decline in the favorable views of the United States around the world is largely attributable to the ties to rogue state Israel, even if the Bushes and Obamas have no doubt done their bit through the policy of unrestricted preemptive warfare that has evolved over the past11 years.

The ability of the Israel lobby and of the government of the state of Israel itself to interfere with the U.S. political process has never been more evident than in the past few weeks. At the Republican convention in Tampa, the following appeared in the party platform:

We affirm our unequivocal commitment to Israel’s security and will ensure that it maintains a qualitative edge in military technology over any potential adversaries. We support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state … the Palestinian people must support leaders who reject terror…. We call on Arab governments throughout the region to help advance that goal. Israel should not be expected to negotiate with entities pledged to her destruction. We call on the new government in Egypt to fully uphold its peace treaty with Israel … elements like Hamas and Hezbollah must be isolated because they do not meet the standards of peace and diplomacy of the international community.

In Charlotte a week later, the text of the Democratic Party platform on Israel initially appeared to reveal a shift in thinking in the White House. Coming on the heels of a “significant” scale down in planned joint military exercises with Israel and Gen. Martin Dempsey’s comment in London that “I don’t want to be complicit” in an attack on Iran, it seemed to signify that Obama might be interested in recalibrating the relationship with Tel Aviv. Unlike the 2008 platform, the 2012 version omitted a declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, did not rule out that some future peace settlement might find Palestinian refugees resettled in the their former homes in Israel, and did not specifically call for the “isolation” of Hamas.

Rep. Eric Cantor, speaking for the Romney campaign, attacked the Democrats on Tuesday and called on “all friends of Israel to condemn the president’s abrupt break with our closest ally in the Middle East.” Romney also chimed in: “It is unfortunate that the entire Democratic Party has embraced President Obama’s shameful refusal to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Four years of President Obama’s repeated attempts to create distance between the United States and our cherished ally have led the Democratic Party to remove from their platform an unequivocal acknowledgment of a simple reality. As president, I will restore our relationship with Israel and stand shoulder to shoulder with our close ally.”

Then AIPAC and its friends in the Democratic Party struck back. On Tuesday night former Florida congressman Robert Wexler spoke in defense of Israel, citing America’s “unflinching commitment” to that nation. He told a reporter, “The speech I delivered was not a typical convention speech. It was actually a significantly substantive speech, in terms of foreign policy about a particular country. To my knowledge, it was the first time that a speech of that nature has been made at either a Democratic or Republican convention outlining an administration’s policy about Israel.”

That Jerusalem is and should be the capital of Israel was re-inserted into the draft on Wednesday, leading to a ridiculous voice vote presided over by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in which the amendment was clearly voted down three times before Villaraigosa announced that it has passed by the necessary two-thirds. It was a procedure somewhat reminiscent of Stalin standing in front of the Supreme Soviet and calling for a vote. Thanks to the intervention, the final plank on Israel in the Democratic platform now includes: “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.”

And it didn’t end there, lest anyone think that the Dems were not sufficiently hewing to the Israeli line. President Obama made it known that he had personally been supportive of the reinstatement of the Jerusalem language. Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz noted that the Democratic platform was “100% strongly pro-Israel,” adding how proud she is to be “the first Jewish woman to represent Florida in Congress.” She claimed the missing endorsement had been a “technical omission,” but her veracity is questionable. A couple of days earlier she had stated that she’d “heard no less than [Israeli] Ambassador Michael Oren say this, that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.” An angry Oren denied that he had ever said anything such thing.

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York also weighed in, calling the affair “a mistake” by platform drafters, “an act of omission, not commission.” AIPAC, which had denied any hand in the changing platform, was smug in victory. In a statement on the brouhaha, it affirmed, “We welcome reinstatement to the Democratic platform of the language affirming Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Together, these party platforms reflect strong bipartisan support for the U.S.-Israel relationship.”

Note that no other country friendly to the United States was the subject of a laudatory convention speech. Nor did any other nation receive similar special consideration from the platform writers of either party. Israel stands alone, as if it were the key U.S. relationship in the entire world and, unfortunately, for many politicians who ostensibly represent United States congressional districts, that just might be true. And there is no mercy for those who deviate from the agenda. Ron Paul, who has said that the nation’s dysfunctional foreign policy motivated him to run for president, was humiliated by the GOP during his visit to the convention but was given a parting nudge as he went out the door by way of a 15-minute video that very carefully did not mention his views on America’s overseas involvements. But even the careful parsing of Paul’s career was not enough for those for whom Israel is deeply ingrained in their political psyches. The Republican Platform committee was immediately attacked by the National Jewish Democratic Council for “Paying tribute to this man who disparaged the U.S.-Israel relationship on Iranian television and empathized with Iran’s nuclear weapons program — on top of the history of his hate-filled newsletters — is a national disgrace. Romney and the RNC should cancel the tribute and end this dangerous strategic partnership once and for all.”

Most of the attention on Israel and the U.S. was understandably centered on the two conventions, but Israel and its allies have clearly been pushing forward on a number of other fronts. On Aug. 28, California HR 35, entitled “Relative to Anti-Semitism,” was passed on a voice vote in the Assembly after no debate with 66 out of 80 assembly members signing on. The resolution is ostensibly intended to prevent harassment of Jewish students on campus over their political views. But it cites in its “whereas” portion seeking to make the case for the resolution: “(4) student- and faculty-sponsored boycott, divestment, and sanction campaigns against Israel that are a means of demonizing Israel and seek to harm the Jewish state; (5) actions of student groups that encourage support for terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah and openly advocate terrorism against Israel and the Jewish people; and (6) suppression and disruption of free speech that present Israel’s point of view.” It unambiguously equates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism. Many student and civil liberties groups find the equation a deliberate attempt to stifle free speech. Cecilie Surasky of Jewish Voices for Peace notes, “This resolution wants the University of California system to treat Israel differently from virtually every other country in the world, including the United States, by claiming much criticism of Israeli policies is hate speech.”

And it has just been reported that late last month Rep. Mike Rogers, Republican from Michigan, sat in on a meeting in Israel that included Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro. Rogers confirmed that the Israeli PM engaged in a sharp confrontation with Shapiro, saying he was at “wit’s end” over the Obama administration’s lack of “clarity” on red lines for Iran. Rogers, in a radio interview, basically agreed with the Israeli position, saying that the White House had not “outlined an endgame” and made it clear to the Israelis (or the Iranians) that any proposed military action is actually on the table.

And that was all before Netanyahu denounced Washington publicly during a press conference on Tuesday while on a visit to Bulgaria, saying pointedly, “Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.” The Israeli newspaper Haaretz interpreted the language to be a demand that the United States give Iran an ultimatum that would likely result in war. Haaretz called the prime minister’s precise words “an unprecedented verbal attack on the U.S. government.”

Why is all of this important? It is important because a serious debate about an asymmetrical bilateral relationship in which Benjamin Netanyahu is now demanding that the United States enter a war in which many Americans will likely die and the U.S. economy will be devastated is not taking place. Instead, our political and chattering class think it is better to go with the flow. Would I describe the politicians and journalists who are along for the ride as Quislings? Probably, but the label is not as important as an understanding of the damage they are inflicting on our country. Congressmen like Mike Rogers should think first of the people who elected him, not Israel. Mitt Romney, who has never served his own country in uniform, appears prepared to go to war at the behest of a not completely rational Benjamin Netanyahu while America’s two major political parties, at the national and state levels, are seeking to outdo each other to accommodate Israel at every turn. Perhaps it is time for the American people to begin to recognize that these fifth-column politicos are betraying our country and its vital interests. But maybe it is too late for that. The propaganda mill in favor of Israel and all its works has been grinding for far too long, and too many people appear to be convinced that what is good for Israel is good for the United States.

  1. #1 by Bob on 09/15/2012 - 9:34

    “Public opinion” is not an expression of the will of the people, at least not in the age of mass media. It is merely a reflection of the competition of various public relations campaigns (or what we call propaganda when it appears in countries we are told are enemies).

    Virtually all propaganda…hhhhm, public relations campaigns are played out in the major media (and primarily broadcast media). Who owns and/or controls the vast majority of major broadcast (and print) media in the US? Every single major corporation controlling US mass media is either owned or controlled by pro-Zionists, most of them Jewish and many of them dual Israeli citizens and some with known ties to the Israeli government and/or its various front groups. Wolf Blitzer for example actually worked for AIPAC and before that the Jerusalem Post! Of course CNN doesn’t go out of its way to let viewers know about Blitzer’s history and how it slants his reporting.

    Given that most Americans form their opinions based upon what they are told in the major media, and that most of this media is demonstrably and actively pro-Zionist, this allows the Zionist lobby to not only win the PR campaigns, but to a very large degree they set the “acceptable limits” of any debate, political or otherwise. This is a tremendous source of power which dwarfs the power of the press of the pre-electronic age. It is this control that forms one of the three pillars of Jewish power.

    The second is control of the money supplies of the major economies of the world. Jews and/or pro-Zionists form at the very least the majority of the senior leadership of the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the ECB (European Central Bank). These central banks serve the interests of the major international banking cartels, which are themselves largely dominated by Jews or other pro-Zionists. Controlling the currencies used in most of the global economy, and having the sole power to create virtually limitless amounts of this money in these currencies out of thin air for free, is an even greater power than control of media. If money=Power, then the power to create unlimited amounts of money is unlimited power. It is this power which makes the interests of a tiny and otherwise insignificant Jewish colony on the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean play so prominent a role on the international stage.

    The third pillar of Jewish power is their devoted “in-group” outlook which gives them group cohesion unseen outside an other non-tribal society. Whenever an issue comes up for public debate, most Jews will always ponder whether or not “it is good for the Jews”. I know of no other ethnic group in American (or any other) society with this same kind of group identity. You don’t see Baptists looking at issues through the prism of “is it good for the Baptists”? Most Americans do not self-identify that strongly or in that way with “groups”. Control of the mass media and/or the money supply would really mean that much if it were not for the group cohesion which allows them to place their group interests front and center, often before their own personal interests. It is this group cohesiveness and refusal to truly assimilate into their host cultures that have been at the core of “The JEWISH QUESTION” which has dogged the world for centuries now.

    Americans are easy prey for Jewish interests because we are a society which considers itself first and foremost a collection of individuals. We may divide up into different subgroups, but we just don’t self-identify with those groups in a strong way. Americans lack any real understanding of the difference between the notions of “nations” and “states”. To an American, the two words are synonymous. But they actually have very different meanings in other parts of the world. The Jews (I know this a broad brush here, exceptions abound) consider themselves to be a nation….To many Jews; their nationality is “Jewish”. In fact, in Israel a Jewish Israeli’s identification papers will show his nationality as “Jewish” not “Israeli”. Israel to them is “the state of the Jews” and that state belongs exclusively to the “Jewish nation”. Even an Israeli Arab who was born in post-1948 Israel and has Israeli citizenship is not considered part of the “nation” and therefore the nation’s state does not exist for an Arab or any gentile’s benefit.

    When you look at this phenomenon, which is uber taboo to discuss in the US media, the question of not just “dual loyalty”, but of outright disloyalty naturally comes to the fore. People like Jonathan Pollard who were born and raised in the USA, consider themselves as Jews to be part of the “Jewish nation” and that Israel is their homeland….even if they have never set foot there. I use Pollard as an example because he has publicly taken this position after his conviction for spying against the US on behalf of Israel, but I believe it is just as applicable to the majority of “Jewish” intelligentsia and all of the major Jewish organizations. This is what makes Jewish domination of our nation so destructive.

    We are essentially a captive people ruled over by a foreign nation. You can spin any which way one wants, but this is it in a nutshell. This domination has become so overt and demanding that it is no longer possible to hide it from the average American. Even with near total control of the mass media, Americans are beginning to realize the nature of Jewish influence and domination of our government, our media and our very culture.

    This is not the first time this has happened. Jews have been expelled from dozens of countries over the centuries and always for the same reasons. It is not that there is some grand Jewish conspiracy to dominate the world; it is the natural result of their group dynamic. Where ever they organize themselves amongst an individualist host culture, one of two things happens. Either they are suppressed by the majority culture or they come heavily dominate and exploit the host culture….until that host culture rebels and expels them. There are some very fine Jewish people all over this world. Fine, decent, honest and compassionate people. But to the extent that they self-identify with organized Jewry, these people will always see themselves as Jews first and will act accordingly (just like any member of a tribal society).

    The treatment of Jews in Europe during the Nazi era is a classic example of this same process. Jewish domination and control in the US today resembles very closely Jewish domination of Germany during the Weimar period following the First World War. In post-WWI Germany, Jews came to heavily dominate and control German media, legal profession, business, banking, and even academia. The Germans finally rebelled and sought to expel the Jews from Europe. I think we are going to see another great backlash against organized Jewry in the near future. When it comes I have no expectation that it will be any less violent or any more discriminating then any of the past expulsions of Jews. If I were a Jewish American, these facts would weigh heavily on my mind these days.

    It is time for American gentiles to realize that the “Jewish question” is a very real one….and why. Until we come to grips with the true nature of the problem, we cannot resolve it. I’m not suggesting pogroms or genocide. I’m not actually suggesting expulsion or anything else as a solution. The point I’m trying to get across is that we cannot avoid for much longer addressing this question of how we are going to deal with Jewish influence in our society. Either we are going to find a “solution” or our progeny are condemned to live under perpetual foreign rule and all that entails. Every culture within which these developments have occurred has in the end expelled or severely repressed Jewish interests in order to achieve the survival of their own societies. American will be no different.

  2. #2 by Thomas on 09/15/2012 - 9:34

    Excellent article, thank you for speaking out. It’s nice to hear someone of your standing verifying what I’ve been finding out for ears now. I’ll share your words as best I can.

  3. #3 by Matthew/Boston on 09/15/2012 - 9:34

    God almighty where will it end? World war III? The Zionist Jew power and influence in Washington is proceding at exponential speed. Is there a Zionist Jew sniper following every federal politician monitoring everything they say? America had better wake-up fast. Refuse to elect a Jew to office. This would only be a start. Their loyalty is to Israel, not America. You’d think eventually some politician somewhere would revolt out of guilt or anger from being manipulated and pressured.

    “…our cherished ally…” (Romney) Wipe the poop of your nose, you pathetic bastard! I can hear them laughing in Israel half way around the globe. You shame me no end!

    It’s some consolation that we have writers such as Philip Giraldi spelling out the details of this colossal problem. He gives us some very foul tasting medicine down the gullet, and it may not cure the disease in time.

  4. #4 by bostonblah on 09/16/2012 - 9:34

    politics in ameriKa is just one giant jew cock sucking contest, who can suck the jews cock the hardest, and that shabbos goy POS mike rogers in among the worst of them all

  5. #5 by Ingrid B on 09/17/2012 - 9:34

    I doubt very much that Americans are capable of uniting to the degree necessary to make a difference. Before too long, the citizens will be demoralized, controlled, and defenceless. A subtle mass movement, with patriotic leadership, is required..

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