Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's Israel, Stupid

Khaled Salam

On the eve of President Bush’s visit to Egypt, the largest Arab country, and few days after his visit to Israel, the Israeli war machinery killed 18 Palestinians and injured many others in an unprovoked bombing and incursion of Gaza strip. If the American people are wondering why Muslims hate their government and some of them are even willing to inflict harm against their country [US]; there is no compelling evidence than this example. The Israeli provocations sanctioned by the US are feeding into anti-American sentiment in the region which has reached all time high because of president Bush unwise policies in the Middle East and in particular his staunch support of Israel and dictatorial and oppressive regimes in the region.

(Ahh, Israel, that nation of peace. The only "peace" Israel wants is: A "piece" of Lebanon; A "piece" of Jordan; A" piece" of Syria; A "piece" of Saudi Arabia; A "piece" of Iraq; A "piece" of Egypt; A "piece" of Kuwait and whatever "pieces" are left of Palestine after Israel completes its genocide of the indigenous Palestinians.)

The American people need to realize that Israel is no longer vital for their interests as their leaders want them to believe. If anything, Israel became a major threat to US interests and its national security. The unwavering US support of apartheid Israeli policies is the main source of Anti-Americanism sweeping across the Muslim and Arab world. The US lost 3000 innocent citizens on 9/11 because of its support to Israel. Almost 4000 US soldiers, and counting, are also dead in unjustified proxy war to protect Israel. Another war is on the make with Iran only to protect Israel, that’s despite the fact more than 15 US intelligence agencies collectively certified that Iran has stopped its military nuclear program. The US has also sacrificed its relationship with more than 1.5 billion Muslims and who control most of the world’s oil supply because of its arrogant and biased foreign policies. The common denominator in all of the disastrous US policy decision is of course Israel.

(Israel a threat to US National Security? Heaven forbid. Why? Just because they've been caught spying numerous times on the U.S.? Hogwash. And you can't count the fabricated intelligence they supplied to the White House in the lead up to the war against Iraq. Nope, won't wash. And don't remind me about Israel's brutally savage and unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty. An attack in which Israeli forces killed nearly 40 U.S. personnel and wounded nearly 140. Just because they attacked the Liberty without provocation and even machine-gunned some of the survivors in life boats doesn't mean anything.

Nope, Israel is our "bestest" buddy in the ME............ Funny, though, but I can't help but to recall that before Israel came into existence, the U.S. had NO enemies in the MIddle East.

On the other hand, Israel does not give a damn about US interests or even the safety of its president. What were the leaders of Israel thinking by committing such unprovoked atrocities while President Bush is still on Arab soil and being received by hostile public opinion to start with?!

(What were they thinking? They were hoping that someone would fight back against the Imperial Israeli Legions that have been murdering Palestinians for over 60 years and that maybe, just maybe, that would translate into blowback and directly impact the American Caesar, GW Bush.)

How could Israeli influence on the US policy makers be that powerful! And how could the successive US governments put Israel‘s interests over the interests and security of its own people! How could the leaders in Washington get it so wrong!

(How does Israel and her ubiquitous backers influence the US government? MONEY. Lots and lots of money.
That, and the threat of losing one's job to the well oiled Zionist lobby, who have a long and sordid history of lashing out against anyone who dare question just what in the hell their up to. And threats against one's well being, made against anyone who dare ask questions about Israel--Threats which i have been on the receiving end of, i can personally testify.

Americans aside from their politicians are beginning to realize that Israel is a liability for their security. In their historical book, professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt were able to find an answer to the question which always puzzled the minds of people around the globe. They rightfully argue that the Israeli lobby became so entrenched in the American policy making circuits to the point that all decisions are being diverted to the benefit of Israel.

(Now just a minute, bub. Just because the proverbial 900 pound gorilla, AIPAC, asks for and receives a postion paper from EVERY candidate running for Congress doesn't mean Israel will use those papers in some underhanded way. Don't even think those "postion papers" might be used to blackmail or bribe a candidate. Hells Bells, man, this is America. We don't put up with no corruption in our government.)

Historically, the Muslim world had no problems with the American people. For millions of Muslims, the US represented at one point the hope for the new world unlike Europe which colonized and fought many countries in the Middle East for decades. It is only in recent history and after the creation of the State of Israel and its unholy alliance with the US when conflicts began to arise with the Muslim world threatening with grave consequences.

Unless the US changes its biased policies with regards to Arab-Israeli conflict in particular and changes its attitude towards Muslims in general, the US will not be able to achieve security for its people and it will undermine the economic prosperity it once enjoyed.


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    The Jewish population in Judea and Samaria is rising steadily despite Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's stated freeze on building in the expanding Jewish communities in the stony green hills that carpet the region.

    The latest figures released by the Interior Ministry show that the Jewish population growth in Judea and Samaria is triple the 1.7 percent increase in the entire Israeli population.

    Efforts by the Olmert government to stifle Jewish growth in the region have proved fruitless. Repeated evictions of young activists from new communities and neighborhoods have not discouraged the pioneers from returning to the sites to rebuild demolished structures as often as necessary.

    Harassment and even incarceration of minor teenage activists who help established the new communities has only served to strengthen the resolve of the nationalists who are committed to deepen the Jewish connection to the Biblical region.

    Prime Minister Olmert’s promise to the United States and the Palestinian Authority to eliminate "illegal" outposts has also done little to stem the tide of Israelis moving to the region and of a rising birthrate among its residents.

    The American-backed edict forbidding new construction, including any addition to existing homes, in Judea and Samaria towns has been equally ineffective.

    The Jewish population in Judea and Samaria grew by 5.2 percent, rising by 14,000 residents from 268,000 at the end of 2006 to 282,000 at the end of 2007.

    The figures do not include citizens who reside in communities that the government has deemed illegal. Nor do the statistics include approximately 250,000 Jewish residents of the Jerusalem suburbs built after the 1967 Six-Day War.

    Birthrates rose significantly in the communities of Beitar Illit, Modi’in Illit and Emmanuel, with major increases also noted in Maale Adumim, Givat Ze’ev and Ariel.


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