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Originally posted by jokei
My main criticism of this lady is that she seems somewhat incapable of strining coherent sentences together - this makes her look and sound
A record number of Jewish members will enter Congress Thursday, but more remarkable are the unparalleled positions of power they will hold on committees related to Israel, many local Jewish activists say.
' ...In fact, Israel is a liability in the war on terror and the broader effort to deal with rogue states.
cont. ' ... ‘Terrorism’ is not a single adversary, but a tactic employed by a wide array of political groups.
The terrorist organisations that threaten Israel do not threaten the United States, except when it intervenes against them (as in Lebanon in 1982).
Moreover, Palestinian terrorism is not random violence directed against Israel or ‘the West’; it is largely a response to Israel’s prolonged campaign to colonise the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
cont. ' More important, saying that Israel and the US are united by a shared terrorist threat has the causal relationship backwards --- the US has a terrorism problem in good part because it is so closely allied with Israel, not the other way around.'
cont. '...As for so-called rogue states in the Middle East, they are not a dire threat to vital US interests, except inasmuch as they are a threat to Israel '
cont. ' ...A final reason to question Israel’s strategic value is that it does not behave like a loyal ally.
Israeli officials frequently ignore US requests and renege on promises (including pledges to stop building settlements and to refrain from ‘targeted assassinations’ of Palestinian leaders).
Israel has provided sensitive military technology to potential rivals like China, in what the State Department inspector-general called ‘a systematic and growing pattern of unauthorised transfers’.
According to the General Accounting Office, Israel also ‘conducts the most aggressive espionage operations against the US of any ally’.
In addition to the case of Jonathan Pollard, who gave Israel large quantities of classified material in the early 1980s (which it reportedly passed on to the Soviet Union in return for more exit visas for Soviet Jews), a new controversy erupted in 2004 when it was revealed that a key Pentagon official called Larry Franklin had passed classified information to an Israeli diplomat.
Israel is hardly the only country that spies on the US, but its willingness to spy on its principal patron casts further doubt on its strategic value.'
' For having the sheer effrontery to point out the painfully obvious -- that there is an Israel lobby in the United States -- Mearsheimer and Walt have been accused of being anti-Semitic, nutty and guilty of "kooky academic work."
Alan Dershowitz, who seems to be easily upset, went totally ballistic over the mild, academic, not to suggest pretty boring article by Mearsheimer and Walt, calling them "liars" and "bigots."
Of course there is an Israeli lobby in America -- its leading working group is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). It calls itself "America's Pro-Israel Lobby," and it attempts to influence U.S. legislation and policy '.
In its March 23rd issue the London Review of Books, a respected British journal, published an essay titled "The Israel Lobby."
The authors are two distinguished American academics (Stephen Walt of Harvard and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago) who posted a longer (83-page) version of their text on the Web site of Harvard's Kennedy School.
As they must have anticipated, the essay has run into a firestorm of vituperation and refutation. Critics have charged that their scholarship is shoddy and that their claims are, in the words of the columnist Christopher Hitchens, "slightly but unmistakably smelly." The smell in question, of course, is that of anti-Semitism.
This somewhat hysterical response is regrettable. In spite of its provocative title, the essay draws on a wide variety of standard sources and is mostly uncontentious.
But it makes two distinct and important claims.
The first is that uncritical support for Israel across the decades has not served America's best interests. This is an assertion that can be debated on its merits.
The authors' second claim is more controversial: American foreign policy choices, they write, have for years been distorted by one domestic pressure group, the "Israel Lobby."
' I was in the state department under Colin Powell - nearly every undersecretary was either jewish or under jewish control - it was tragic to see such ill conceived ideas be promulgated to force the USA to create the Iraq war based solely on lies - the lies of which brought one of the authors of these lies, condi rice, to remove powell in bush’s 2nd term. Too much to bear - I, as well as hundreds more, left in disgust.'
Carter: “US Candidates MUST do as Israel says”
As in America, Jews have an almost total grip on the both the electronic and printed media in Britain, and consequently shape ‘public opinion’ and government policy by simply choosing which news they wish to disseminate, and in what manner.
In this way, they have promoted the ‘multicultural and multiracial’ policy of Third World immigration and ‘anti-racism’ for so long, that they have nearly succeeded in demonizing even the slightest opposition to such policies.
This video along with her comments on Hardball really paint a good picture of what her political views and views of this country are.
Originally posted by Dock6
This is interesting, pertaining to Obama and indirectly to the second video here in this thread, during which the incomprehensible 'interviewer' somehow managed to sabotage attempts by Michele Bachmann to respond to his questions:
from jewish Brother Nathanael Kapner's site again