The Issue Is Always israel
By Jihad el-Khazen
Among the slogans of the Bush administration was that of ‘regime change’. Specifically, the term was intended for Iran and Syria, although the extremist neo-conservatives also wrote about regime change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and every other Arab country that opposes Israel’s hegemony.
Then came the terrorists along with the legitimate resistance, and broke the U.S occupation’s back in Iraq, with the result being that America lost the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and became like the losing gambler who says “I’ll win back my money then stop”.
And yet, the famous lie about the Iranian regime in 2006 is still being reiterated by the Israeli fascists and their supports in the United States.
The MEMRI translation group, which was started by Benjamin Netanyahu and run by former intelligence officers and Likudniks, had quoted Mahmoud Ahmadinejad allegedly saying that Israel must be “wiped off the map”. Today, I owe the Online Journal website and Wayne Madsen for reminding us all that what the Iranian President had actually said in Persian (quoting Ayatollah Khomeini) was: “the regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time”. In other words, Ahmadinejad was speaking about changing the Israeli regime, and not ethnically cleaning Israelis. This is not to mention that the term [regime change] had become popular after George W. Bush made it an integral part of his policy in the Greater Middle East.
If Barack Obama had put the senior criminals on trial before looking forward and letting them destroy his work, we would not have gotten to where we are now.
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Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, circulated last month the draft resolution 1553, which was endorsed – along with himself – by 46 other Representatives from his party. It gives the Israel the right “to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran”.
While it is not likely that the resolution will be introduced to the House of Representatives where there is a Democratic majority, there was someone who reminded us that Rep. Charles Rangel, a Democrat from New York, had introduced a week before Gohmert’s resolution another resolution on ‘National Service’ in the House. The law would require the conscription of citizens aged 18 to 42 in the event of war.
Any Israeli war with Iran will drag the United States to it, and a state of war is exactly what Rangel wants as a prelude for the “blank check” that Gohmert gave to Israel.
Perhaps I should add here that Gohmert and his wife regularly visit Israel and advocate for it, to the extent of endorsing Israel’s position with regards to its barbaric attack on the Freedom Flotilla.
The issue is always Israel, and the fact that American legislators place its interests above those of the United States itself. For instance, the Likudnik Senator Joe Lieberman attacks Iran as frequently as he breathes, and considers its rather theoretical nuclear program to be a threat to world peace, while he fails to mention Israel’s nuclear arsenal in any way. This is despite the fact that there is a fascist government in power in Israel that occupies, destroys and murders women and children, which is also what Sen. Lindsey Graham seems to have forgotten while inciting military action against Iran.
Along those same lines, Senator Chuck Schumer said at the annual meeting of AIPAC something that would almost be funny, had it not been for its implications. He said that Hashem (the Jewish Orthodox name for God) gave him his name Schumer, because his role in the United States Senate is to be the guardian of Israel (Shomer in Hebrew).
He is the guardian of Israel, but not of the United States. Like an overwhelming majority in both the Senate and the House, Schumer would most probably endorse any Israeli war against Iran, or even an American war on Iran on behalf of Israel, notwithstanding the description by the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, that any such war will be calamitous.
The United States has lost more than 4000 troops in Iraq, while the number of U.S soldiers killed in Afghanistan exceeded two thousand recently. Why? There are many answers involving such explanations as the dream of an American empire that dominates the world, or oil.
However, the most important factor behind the war has always been Israel. Hence, the threat also involves Lebanon where there is Hezbollah, the Palestinians everywhere, and any Arab country opposing a U.S policy that has been defeated, but whose supporters nevertheless continue to be active because Barack Obama decided to look forward, and forgot that those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.