The rank-and-file left’s favorite political bogy is the Koch brothers. The right’s is George Soros. Yet neither of these addresses the real driver of American presidential politics and influencer of American foreign policy: the Zionist lobby. But the poverty of the soul or mind of its representatives cannot be contained with wealth or power.
That’s because whether Democrat or Republican, it doesn’t matter in the United States: Politicians run to Israel’s side like dogs to fresh meat. And the pro-Israel lobby pours millions of dollars into campaign coffers on both sides of the aisle and controls most U.S. mainstream media and the think tanks that distribute foreign policy papers and lobby the American people through the mainstream media for more foreign wars.
For Democrat politicians, it’s for the votes as much as it’s for the money. By and large, Jewish voters vote Democrat. But for Republican politicians it’s for the money contributed by a small number of rich Jews and activists and to appease the evangelical right which believes — based on an errant view of Holy Scripture, as I explained in “Israel, ISIS and the end of days” — that Israel deserves some sort of divine dispensation from the U.S. In fact, polls show that American Christians hold a more favorable opinion of Israel than do American Jews. Most Personal Liberty® readers, I’ve found, have a great tolerance of our criticism of U.S. government and its leaders; but let me or one of our writers criticize Israel or U.S. policy toward it, and the long knives come out.
Now with the campaign season in full bore, GOP candidates are parading to kiss the ring of the man who seeks to be the Republican kingmaker, Sheldon Adelson (at age 82, health problems hamper Adelson’s mobility, so candidates must run to him and readily do so).
The Republican primary — at for least those trying to catch up to Donald Trump — has become less about attracting American voters and more about attracting the lion’s share of Adelson’s billions of dollars. In 2012, Adelson single-handedly kept Newt Gingrich’s campaign going long past its expiration date, thanks to an infusion of $20 million in campaign cash; and GOP contenders want that same crutch to lean on. When the Gingrich campaign finally flamed out, Adelson dumped $30 million into Mitt Romney’s campaign coffers. Reports are that all told, Adelson spent some $100 million opposing Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012.
This is the guy GOP candidates are “stepping and fetching” to please. Don’t doubt that he’s going to expect a war or nuclear strike for his payment. (Of course, given that Americans — particularly, it seems, evangelical Christians — love war on Middle Eastern peoples, they will go right along with it.)
Marco Rubio is reported to call Adelson biweekly, asking if he saw Rubio’s latest speech or policy position and seeking his opinion on it. Chickenhawk Lindsey Graham — polling a whopping 0 percent in the polls — is reported to be calling Adelson almost as often. Scott Walker is said to have ridden in Adelson’s jet to Israel for his obligatory bow before the Wailing Wall while donning a yarmulke. It appears that all but Donald Trump and Rand Paul have made the trip to beg Adelson for his largess, not that they would turn it down if it came.
Although Adelson is the single biggest Zionist contributor, he’s far from alone. One consultant told New York Magazine that “There are a number of people who are writing $50,000, $100,000, $250,000 checks to super-PACs.” New York hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer has less wealth than Adelson, but his support may be more important because in addition to money, he brings lots of major donors with him.
Singer, who pushed Republicans to back gay marriage (which helps explain their deafening silence on the issue), is said to have already hosted events for Jeb Bush, Walker, Rubio, Chris Christie and John Kasich.
These individuals are only a small portion of the pro-Israel Zionist lobby influencing American politics and, therefore, foreign policy. In a copyrighted white paper published by Middle East Policy, Vol. XIII, No. 3, Fall 2006, the authors describe the Jewish lobby as “a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction.” The lobby isn’t a “unified movement with a central leadership,” nor is it “a cabal or conspiracy.” But “[T]he core of the lobby consists of American Jews who make a significant effort in their daily lives to bend U.S. foreign policy so that it advances Israel’s interests.”
But it also consists of non-Jews who are of a Zionist bent.
One of the leading Zionist lobbying organizations is American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which just spent $30 million lobbying against President Obama’s Iran deal and has spent untold millions, if not billions, of dollars driving American politics in a pro-Israel direction over the past 60-plus years. Bucking them has serious political consequences, and the organization is now plottinghow it will respond to Democrats who supported Obama’s deal.
Because of its power, the Jewish lobby’s influence is rarely spoken of openly, particularly in a negative light. That’s because, as Joe Biden stated in 2007, almost all of Washington is Zionist.
But in May 2004, Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings (D-S.C.) wrote an essay for the Charleston Post and Courier titled “Bush’s Failed Mideast Policy is Creating More Terrorism.”
With Iraq no threat, why invade a sovereign country? The answer: President Bush’s policy to secure Israel. Led by [Paul] Wolfowitz, Richard Perle and Charles Krauthammer, for years there had been a domino school of thought that the way to guarantee Israel’s security is to spread democracy in the area.
For it, charges of anti-Semitism were (of course) leveled against him by prominent Jewish political figures. It’s their favorite ploy for stifling any conversation critical of Israel or its policies, and it usually sends people to the corners cowering in fear.
But Hollings doubled down. He later went to the floor of the Senate and, according to the Institute for Historical Review, said:
“I don’t apologize for this column,” he said. “I want them to apologize to me for talking about anti-Semitism.” President Bush went to war in Iraq “to secure our friend, Israel” and “everybody knows it,” Hollings declared.
Referring to the cowardly reluctance of his Congressional colleagues openly to acknowledge this reality, he said that “nobody is willing to stand up and say what is going on.” With few exceptions, members of Congress uncritically support Israel and its policies due to “the pressures that we get politically,” he said. The pro-Israel lobby knows “how to make you tuck tail and run.” But “not the Senator from South Carolina,” he added, referring to himself. To emphasize the seriousness of his remarks, Hollings said: “I have thought this out as thoroughly as I know how, and it worries me that here we are…”
Bush’s motive in going to war for Israeli interests, Hollings charged, was to get Jewish support in election campaigns. “President Bush came to office imbued with one thought: reelection. I say that advisedly. I have been up here with eight Presidents. We have had support of all eight Presidents. Yes, I supported the President on this Iraq resolution, but I was misled. There weren’t any weapons, or any terrorism, or al-Qaida. This is the reason we went to war. He had one thought in mind, and that was reelection…
“That is not a conspiracy. That is the policy. I didn’t like to keep it a secret, maybe; but I can tell you now, I will challenge any one of the other 99 Senators to tell us why we are in Iraq, other than what this policy is here. It is an adopted policy, a domino theory of The [Zionist] Project For The New American Century. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/new-american-century/ Everybody knows it [is] because we want to secure our friend, Israel… It is awesome documentary. Everyone should watch it. It is absolutely sickening. All Americans should be ashamed what their government is doing through the implementation of the treacherous foreign policy developed by Zionist neocons think-tanks.
Our country has been systematically brainwashed and dumbed down. It's literally almost another Nazi party type scenario minus the concentration camps. I am frustrated about the history and actions of this country just as many American's are - that is the small percentage of them who are even remotely awake. By being apathetic we are just as guilty as the direct perpetrators though but I don't have any answers, only a guilty thought that I'm glad I wasn't born over there...
This documentary film goes in detail through the untold history of The Project for the New American Century with tons of archival footage and connects it right into the present. It exposes how every major war in US history was based on a complete fraud with video of insiders themselves admitting it. This film shows how the first film theaters in the US were used over a hundred years ago to broadcast propaganda to rile the American people into the Spanish-American War.
This film shows the white papers of the oil company Unocal which called for the creation of a pipeline through Afghanistan and how their exact needs were fulfilled through the US invasion of Afghanistan.
This documentary shows how Halliburton under their "cost plus" exclusive contract with the US Government went on a mad dash spending spree akin to something out of the movie Brewster's Millions, yet instead of blowing $30 million they blew through BILLIONS by literally burning millions of dollars worth of hundred thousand dollar cars and trucks if they had so much as a flat tire.
The Republican presidential contenders are all advocating for a hard line on Iran that includes a military strike or even all-out war. Their advocacy for Israel and its interests far exceeds their advocacy for policies that defend these United States and their rights against an overreaching judiciary and for policies that benefit the American people. Have you ever seen any politico inhabiting the District of Criminals advocate as strongly for the state he or she represents as the clowns in the video below advocate for Israel? It’s almost as if Israel is the first state and these 50 United States are all secondary.
But I want a president and Congress that put America and Americans first, not Israel or any other country."
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