- WASHINGTON - William Safire,
a New York Times columnist, is not exactly known for his
patriotic Americanism. He is much more notorious for rarely passing up
an opportunity to point out that many of the world's "statesmen"
are only a phone away when Safire calls.
- But his Dec. 23 OpEd column, "Israel's Shame,"
comes as close to being patriotic as any of his pieces we have seen over
the years. Even if he restates in it his self-importance again ("Prime
Minister Ehud Barak has been ducking me on this" - see http://www.nytimes.com
- Anyway, what Safire said was hardly extraordinary. It
only comes across as such in a dumbed-down America, scared witless of,
and robbed blind by, the New World Order's stooges. Only in such states
"of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act"
(Orwell). Only in our (un)free press does it sound like a "big
when a "liberal" media columnist calls a spade a spade.
- Safire claimed, for example, that it was wrong for Israel
to sell its "advanced AWACS battle-management system called the
to Red China (for about $250 million, according to a Nov. 11 New York Times
story). And that it was shameful for Israel to roll out the red carpet
for the "Butcher of Beijing," Li Peng, the man responsible for
the Tiananmen Square June 1989 massacre.
- Of course, it was wrong. And shameful. Especially
the more than one hundred billion dollars which the U.S. taxpayers have
sent to Israel, a country smaller than the state of New Jersey. The latest
U.S. budget, for example, which was approved in November following a
battle between Bill Clinton and Congress, earmarked more than $4 billion
for Israel, according to a Nov. 21 Ha'aretz report. Israel will receive
$1.92 billion in military aid from us, $1.2 billion for implementing the
Wye accord, and $900,000 in civilian aid.
- Compare the $1.2 billion payoff Israel is to get
implementing the Wye accord" with the rewards the Bosnian Serbs, for
example, received for implementing the Dayton accord. They got foreign
governor-dictators, and free air transportation to United Nations' Tribunal
jail at the Hague. The lucky ones, that is; the Serbs who didn't get shot
in the back by the NATO "peacekeepers," such as Simo Drljaca
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- All told, 26 percent of all U.S. foreign aid will go
to Israel, the Ha'aretz reported, the highest amount for any country. Which
means that almost 10 percent of the Israeli government revenues comes from
the American taxpayers.
- But that aspect of Israel's betrayal - biting the hand
that feeds it - has somehow escaped Safire's attention. Guess the
U.S. media can only handle so many of the truth morsels at a time. Nor
did the Times columnist wonder why we are still paying all this money to
Israel more than 10 years after the Cold War has ended, and Israel's role
as our "our" ace against the Soviet influence in the Middle East
- In short, for Israel to stab us in the back after all
that aid it had received from America was indeed a reprehensible act.
its betrayal is only exceeded by what the Clinton and Bush administrations
themselves have done in appeasing the Red Chinese (see
"Who Lost China?").
- Financial issues aside, Safire, to his credit, does not
mince words on the Israel's shame. Only he does it for the sake of the
Taiwanese and Israeli Jews, not for our sake American taxpayers or soldiers
who may suffer the consequences of Israel's AWACS sale to China:
- "If the freedom of an island with 22 million souls
(Taiwan) is of no concern to Israel, the world will care even less about
6 million Jews getting pushed into the sea. Israeli survival has one
guarantor, and the powerful U.S.-Israel alliance is nothing without its
- Actually, the "6 million Jews" to which Safire
refers above (i.e., an approximation of Israel's population), is an
According to the CIA 1999 Factbook, about 80% of Israel's 5.4 million
(not "6 million"!) are actually Jewish. And only 21% of the
Jews were born in Israel. But, what's a million here, a million there when
someone of Safire's stature is trying to make a point.
- Safire was right, however, to argue, echoing the
concerns, that Israel's military cooperation with China "flies
in the face of United States security interests. When China last threatened
Taiwan, President Clinton was forced to put two U.S. aircraft carriers
into the strait. When that happens again, American forces will be directly
threatened by Chinese air, naval and missile forces emboldened by Israel's
Phalcon battle management."
- Which is why Americans who no longer wish to be the
and bankrollers of the criminal, anti-Christian, New World Order should
"just say no" to such travesties. And "just say yes"
to candidates, such as Pat Buchanan, who want to help us to win our country
back. Presidents like that may see to it that ALL war criminals, including
the NWO leaders, get free transportation - to our own, not United Nations',
jails. And that any American "allies" who act against the U.S.
interests are punished, rather than rewarded, for their treachery.