One of the principal functions of a United States Embassy overseas is to provide citizen services, which includes coming to the assistance of Americans who are treated badly by the local government. It is a responsibility that most embassies take seriously, with the exception of the facility currently located in Jerusalem. One has to understand that that is so because the United States Embassy in Israel is like no other. In other countries, the American Embassy exists to support American travelers, businesses and a broad range of national interests. In Jerusalem the Embassy exists to support Israeli interests and to serve as an apologist every time the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes on a killing spree or does something else that is similarly outrageous, to include bombing neighboring Syria every other day.
America’s current ambassador, former Trump bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman, has funded Israel’s illegal settlements, which did not in any way complicate his confirmation as nearly everyone in Congress and the White House does not believe that the Palestinians actually are human beings. Since taking up his position, Friedman has defended Israel when its army sharpshooters have shot down scores of unarmed Gazans, including children, and has both praised and endorsed out-and-out theft by the Israeli government in Jerusalem, on the West Bank and the Golan Heights.
What the U.S. Embassy under Friedman will not do is put any real pressure on the Israeli government if its security forces or rampaging settlers kill, beat, maim or torture an American citizen, especially if said citizen happens to be of Palestinian descent. Indeed, Friedman is only the latest manifestation of Israel-first-itis among U.S. Ambassadors, the rot having started inevitably with Bill Clinton, who appointed Australian citizen Martin Indyk as the first Jewish ambassador to Tel Aviv. The two most recent ambassadors, Friedman and Daniel Shapiro, both political appointees, have also been Jewish. Shapiro so enjoyed being an Israeli that he decided to remain in the country after his appointment as ambassador was completed. He now works for an Israeli government funded think tank. Continue reading →
A decade ago in 2007 John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and codirector of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, and Stephen M. Walt, the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Academic Dean of the Kennedy School from 2002-2006, published The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. The publisher was the prestigious publishing house, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The authors made a convincing case that Israel operating through its American lobbies, which are not registered as foreign agents, succeeds in using US foreign policy in Israel’s interests. The authors conclude that the use of US foreign policy in Israel’s interests is damaging to both America’s national interests and to Israel’s long-term security.
Many were pleased that two distinguished experts had breached a taboo issue. But the Israel Lobby was not among them. Instantly, the authors and the book were denounced as anti-semitic. The demonstration that Israel had influence was misrepresented as the claim that Israel controlled the US government. The authors were denounced for their “extremism” which some alleged could result in a new holocaust.
Other critics took a different approach and claimed that there was no difference between Israeli and US interests and that anything that served Israel also served America. Some evangelicals added: “and also serves God.” Continue reading →
How the US was used to create Israel
by Alison Weir
This marvelous little book came my way via a major Detroit-area 9/11 truth activist, Dick Kennedy, who has also kept me up to speed on other serious research by reputable, established journalists and writers on Israel’s role in the global pathocracy. [Specifically, Dick referred me to the courageous book Solving 9/11: The deception that changed the world, by Christopher Bollyn.] From Bollyn and several other sources, no doubt exists whatsoever that top Israeli military and intelligence officials participated in the early planning, detailed preparations, and execution of the 9/11 attacks—including the coverup. Benjamin Netanyahu, current premier of Israel, even said it was a good thing for Israel that the 911 attacks occurred. (!)
Bollyn and now Ms. Weir provide abundant ammunition to show why good ol’ Ben would say such a thing: Israel does benefit from such acts of terrorism because the Zionist Israeli state—like its apparent US subordinate today—is a terrorist syndicate, and has been from the gitgo. It goes back to the beginnings of Zionism in the latter half of the 19th century, which had a central goal of establishing a Jewish state somewhere in the world. Led by a European journalist named Theodor Herzl, the movement coalesced in the First Zionist Congress, in Basel, Switzerland in 1897, and the World Zionist Organization.
Several other locations for the geographic artifice were considered—Argentina, Uganda, Cyprus, even Galveston Island in Texas—but the WZO eventually decided on Palestine… “even though Palestine was already inhabited by a population that was 93-96% non-Jewish.” It was recognized by early Zionists that the United States would be a critical enabler of their objectives. At the advent of the 20th century the large majority of Jewish Americans were not Zionists, and many vigorously opposed Zionism for, among other reasons, being “a foreign, un-American, racist, and separatist phenomenon.” Continue reading →
Antisemitism has come to mean anti-Jewishness. It is important to note that neither Dr. Sabrosky (who has Jewish ancestors), nor I, nor any of the millions of individuals (many of them Jews) who question or deplore actions of the state of Israel or political Zionism, that led to Israel’s creation, are anti-Jewish… any more than those of us who disapprove of the KKK are anti-Christian. — bw
Whenever Israel’s supporters today speak of a “special relationship” with the US that is supposedly graven in stone, it is useful to remember that something very different existed when Israel came into existence in 1948 on the gutted carcass of Palestine. The US recognized Israel, but that was about it. Hollywood was (and remains) largely a Jewish preserve, but their level of influence elsewhere—in the government, the media and academia—was limited.
Prominent American Jews felt no obligation to endorse Israel or Israeli leaders, no matter what happened. Dozens (including Albert Einstein) signed a letter published in the New York Times in 1948 protesting the arrival of Menachem Begin and condemning his actions. And the general American public was largely indifferent to what happened in the Middle East. Continue reading →
Editor’s Note: Mr. McDermott asked that I not condense or repost his column as one of my guest columns. Therefore, I have taken it down from my site, and am simply leaving a reference link to his original column for Veterans News Now (http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2014/01/21/a-declaration-of-independence-in-virtual-congress/). I feel it is a marvelous statement of intent to obtain justice and independence from the criminal Cabal that currently runs the federal government. — Ed.