Monday, April 02, 2012

U.S. interests completely incompatible with the messianic Zionist agenda of Israel and the nutty egoists who run it

The Increasingly Transparent U.S.-Israeli Conflict of Interest

(The National Interest) -- by Paul Pillar --

We have a comparative lull at the moment in what has been saturation attention to Iran and its nuclear program. The lull comes after the concentrated warmongering rhetoric associated with the recent visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the AIPAC conference in Washington, and before the opening in mid-April of the only channel offering a way out of the impasse associated with the Iranian nuclear issue: direct negotiations between Iran and the powers known as the P5+1. It is a good time to reflect on how much the handling of this issue underscores the gulf between Israeli policies and U.S. interests. The gulf exists for two reasons. One is that the Netanyahu government's policies reflect only a Rightist slice of the Israeli political spectrum, with which many Israelis disagree and which is contrary to broader and longer-term interests of Israel itself. The other reason is that even broadly defined Israeli interests will never be congruent with U.S. interests. This should hardly be surprising. There is no reason to expect the interests of the world superpower to align with those of any of the parties to a regional dispute involving old ethnically or religiously based claims to land.

An article this week by Ethan Bronner in the New York Times addresses one of the drivers behind the Israeli policy: a historically based obsession of Mr. Netanyahu, for whom an Iranian nuclear weapon would be, as Bronner puts it, “the 21st-century equivalent of the Nazi war machine and the Spanish Inquisition.” The extent to which the issue is a personal compulsion of Netanyahu is reflected in estimates that even within his own cabinet (and even with the support of Defense Minister Ehud Barak), a vote in favor of war with Iran might be as close as eight to six. A former Likud activist who has become a critic of Netanyahu explains, “Bibi is a messianist. He believes with all his soul and every last molecule of his being that he—I don't quite know how to express it—is King David.” It is not in a superpower's interest to get sucked into projects of someone with a King David complex.

Given—as several Israelis who have been senior figures in the country's security establishment have noted—that an Iranian nuclear weapon would not pose an existential threat to Israel, one has to look to other reasons for the Israeli agitation about the Iranian nuclear program. Besides Netanyahu's personal obsession, there are the broader Israeli fears and emotions, the desire to maintain a regional nuclear-weapons monopoly and the distraction that the Iran issue provides from outside attention to the Palestinians' lack of popular sovereignty. Columnist Richard Cohen, in a piece last week that is clearly sympathetic to Israel, mentions one more reason: a desire to stem a brain drain to the United States of Israelis who would rather live in a more secure place. Clearly there is no congruence with U.S. interests here. In fact, taking in the talent that is found among the Israeli émigrés is a net plus for the United States and the U.S. economy.

The Iranian nuclear issue only reconfirms the noncongruence of U.S. and Israeli interests that should have been apparent from other issues. Most of those issues revolve around the continued Israeli occupation and colonization of disputed land inhabited by Palestinians. The United States has no positive interest in Israel clinging to that land—only the negative interest involving the opprobrium and anger directed at it for being so closely associated with Israeli policies and actions...MORE...LINK

Chris Moore comments:

There's a corollary to all of this, which is that U.S. interests are also incompatible with the messianic Jewish Israel lobby that resides in America and has its hooks in both parties (it dominates the Democrats and the neocon wing of the GOP) and is consequently steering the country towards WWIII based on nutty messianic Jewish ideology.

If Israel were to disappear tomorrow, would the Israel lobby and messianic Jewish ideology disappear with it? No. It would galvanize and begin the quest for settlement and Aliyah in order to bring forth the Jewish Messiah fantasy all over again.

Despite the claims from Paul Pillar above that "taking in the talent that is found among the Israeli émigrés is a net plus for the United States and the U.S. economy," the Jews didn't drop their messianicism after 2,000 years in the European Diaspora, and they won't drop it with the disappearance of Israel; they'll simply re-double their Jewish revolutionary agitation and warmongering.

Weak thinking like that exhibited by Pillar on the Diaspora Jewish question is part of the problem. Indeed, the Jewish Zionist Diaspora is the foremost gist of the Zionist problem, because nutty Netanyahu would be an impotent madman raging at the ramparts without the weight of the Diaspora Zionist fifth column behind him in the U.S.

It's pathetic how weak and corrupt the two-party Beltway regime has become to let King David era-trapped (1000 B.C.) Jewish Israel lobby "intellectuals" and money men buy their drinks, do their thinking for them, and then wring the country for "Israel-first."

It's not like the rest of the world hasn't taken notice of this sickening corruption, decadence, weakness, and moral and ethical rot, and is now licking its lips in anticipation of final collapse.


Anonymous said...

"In fact, taking in the talent that is found among the Israeli émigrés is a net plus for the United States and the U.S. economy."

This is what frightens me the most about the situation in the Middle East--and everywhere else! The winning side will want to clean house, and the U.S. and the rest of the West will invariable have to take the losers, cast-offs and refugees.

How some people can ignore the risks of taking in Israelis or their foes is puzzling. The problems that Pillar is writing about are the result of providing refuge for a small group of unassimilable immigrants several generations ago.

What is it that these people find so wrong in minding our own business as a nation and educating and caring for our own citizens?

Anonymous said...

I guess this is the type of emigre that Pillar is writing about? I know it is a cheap shot, and that people like this are rare, but it does illustrate the point that there is more to a person than ability. The chances are probably much greater that he would have been a spy, a fifth-columnist or some sort of Judeo-supremacist, and he may have been any and all of those things, as well.

In a nation of 300 million, if there was no person who could do the work that this man was brought here to do, I would guess that there would have to at least be undeveloped potential that could have filled his shoes. Playing games with public education is just one more way in which our government sells our citizens out, and Israelis aren't the only foreign nationals benefiting.

Anonymous said...

Yaron Segal? (from the link above) Never heard of such a sick person. With a stellar education, this man wants to buy vibrators for 12yr old strangers in Colorado in his free time? Family group sex with a mother and her 2 children is a person that needs to be deported. Let's see where he goes in one year.

A show on CNBC called American Greed showcases many frauds committed inside the US. Nearly half of these frauds are committed by American Jews. see the names of the past 5 seasons.