It seems like the wrong time to expose how the Council
On Foreign Relations uses discord and deceit to push through its murderous
Israeli agenda. After all, this week it's Europe's turn to get Israel.
The EU's foreign ministers, led by the German cutthroat Joschka Fischer
will meet in Brussels and reward the PLO for its unrelenting slaughter
with a state.
I had prepared an article called The Astonishing Secrets Of Europe's Plot
Against Israel as a prelude to the meeting. Included within was Fischer's
order to PM Sharon not to retaliate after the Dolphinarium blast, which
murdered twenty young people down the block from his Tel Aviv hotel last
summer. But we'll get to Fischer and Europe in the next installment, once
my readers absorb the reality of the upcoming European plans for Israel.
Instead, circumstances call for an expose of the CFR's use of disinformation,
because I'm a victim of it and I'm getting quite tired of it all.
In my case, the 3800 member Manhattan think tank is using its pawns to
denigrate me in the American right wing Jewish community, as illustrated
by an attack which was just published in the magazine outlet of Americans
For A Safe Israel. The attack is pathetic and utilizes the same stupid
arguments the attackers have used for the past two years. Conspiracy theories
against Jews and Israel are all wrong, therefore there could not have been
a conspiracy to murder Yitzhak Rabin. I have written about weird subjects
therefore I have no credibility. And my expose of Rabin's murder has no
evidence to back it up. False claims all of them and, as always, not many
readers will be fooled.
Here is how such a campaign of discordant falsehood is organized. You start
with one CFR member Richard Pipes, who is not just any old CIA employee
but past head of the CIA's Soviet research department. The apple falls
right by the tree as his son, CFR member Daniel Pipes receives slightly
indirect CFR funding to run a "think" tank in Philadelphia, serving
CFR interests. In the recent past, D. Pipes has been called upon to neutralize
"conspiracy" theories and he wrote inferior articles resulting
in an inferior book on the subject. Today, his role is to spread hatred
against Islam, while his CFR superiors publicly profess no objection to
the religion as they blow Afghanistan to smithereens and draw up battle
plans to capture the Middle East.
Pipes has attacked my work in his institute's barely-read journal but the
real work has been passed to a buddy of his, an unknown economics teacher
based in Haifa. Numerous readers have sent me background on this creep,
and he's just as tied up with the ruling establishment as his mentor. He
was trained, groomed and financed by the American Federal Reserve, and
apparently sent to Israel in the 80s to instill that peculiar globalist
economic theory that insists local economies must be "reformed"
through "liberalization," or in short, local industries must
be wrecked in order to make way for American corporations.
But as a former colleague of his explained, "He got nowhere. People
in his field saw him as a screwball whose ideas were off the wall. He was
dismissed as irrelevant ten years ago." Trying to be known for something,
he is a willing partner in the smear campaign against me. Yes, he is an
infiltrator sowing discord among right wing American Jews. And he's not
the only one. Others have made the same claim against one Murray Kahl,
whose role seems to be the venting of Jewish anger towards harmless issues.
So let us counterattack against infiltration with a simply amazing piece
of evidence given to me last week by the director of the Root And Branch
Society, Aryeh Gallin.
Up until now, the best proof of the CFR's nefarious Israeli agenda was
their Middle East Task Force Report of July, 1997, which, in barely couched
terms, called for Israel's withdrawal to its 1948 borders and the division
of Jerusalem. That task force was headed by one Henry Seigman, who receives
$200,000 a year from the EU to spread anti-Israel disinformation in the
world media. That fact was intended for my Astonishing EU Secrets article
but let's let one cat out of the bag early.
Now, we have in hand an even more detailed proof of CFR chicanery against
Israel in the form of a whole study called A Changing Israel by Peter Grose
- A Council On Foreign Relations Book. This book was published by Vintage
Books in 1984. It is a CFR policy book and thereafter became the official
diplomacy of such CFR members as James Baker, George Shultz, Warren Christopher,
Bill Clinton and Madeleine Albright. Like all CFR publications, it tries
hard to appear to be balanced but upon, even the most cursory reading,
comes up a transparent piece of deception. The author's method is to relay
his views and those of his CFR bosses, through the quotes of others, almost
Look at the claims of the preface: "The author of this book, director
of the Council's Middle East program, visited Israel twice during the study
to confirm facts and impressions... A generous grant from the Ford Foundation
underwrote the costs of bringing Israeli discussion leaders to this country...The
groups were deliberately diverse..."
Diverse? A list of some fifty discussion leaders follows. I saw one name
that I recognized as a right wing leader, Eliahu Ben Elissar, who was assassinated
in Paris a few years ago. All the rest were of the likes of Meron Benvenesti,
recipient of Ford Foundation money during this period to head a West Bank
anti-settlement watchdog group: Arthur Hertzberg, a rabbi and partner of
CFR member Charles Bronfman, best known in certain circles for their work
with the UN to spread a one world religion; Samuel Lewis, the former American
ambassador to Israel and recent signer of a petition less than indirectly
supporting Arafat's regime of terror; Itamar Rabinovich, the Israeli diplomat
who negotiated away the Golan Heights to Syria; and a man who needs no
introduction in war-torn former Yugoslavia or anywhere, Cyrus Vance.
Of the Vance connection, let's look at the author's short biography: "Peter
Grose is managing editor of Foreign Affairs and a Senior Fellow of the
Council On Foreign Relations. A longtime correspondent for the New York
Times; he was bureau chief in Moscow, Israel and at the United Nations
and later served on the Policy Planning Staff of the State Department under
Now let us look at this study and get a rare glimpse at the CFR's Israeli
THE CFR'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS ISRAELIS
If you are a member of any political group from Labor to its left, you
are described as "thoughtful" or at the worst, "dovish."
Take a gander at the adjectives if you are not:
"Those espousing the more militant ideologies of the Likud...allowed
adventurist leaders to pursue a ruinous, inflationary economic policy..."
"They told me their dismay over the hard-line policies of the Likud
government...and the danger for the future survival of Israel." pp
"...the fanatic rabbi Meir Kahane, considered an abomination by moderate
Israelis." pp 9
"As Begin's rhetoric unfolded, his dogmatic assertions about Jewish
rights and Arab perfidy sounded clear and satisfying (to Sephardi Jews)."
pp 28 But the good news is that, "Sephardi soldiers returned from
the 1982 invasion of Lebanon expressing the same disgust as their Ashkenazi
partners." pp 40
"Gaining strength along with this generalized rediscovery of Jewish
roots was its extremist expression..." pp 44
"Secular Israelis are troubled by the appeal of the narrow, traditionally
religious Jewish radicals, particularly to the young." pp 127
There you have it. Israelis to the right of Labor are all extremists and
endanger Israel's future. Of course, Grose could not have known that the
people who would eventually endanger Israel's future are the "moderates"
of Labor-left who brought us the dubious gifts of the CFR's Oslo "peace"
process eight years later. After all, Grose, was merely a tool, preparing
the ground for later public acceptance of Oslo. Or maybe, he actually knew
what he was doing, which means he is personally responsible for thousands
of Jewish and Arab casualties.
SHARON AND THE CFR
Sharon's CFR ties have previously been examined in depth. They began in
1974 with a meeting between him and Henry Kissinger. His role was to infiltrate
and destroy the Herut movement and he succeeded nearly completely. However,
according to this study, Sharon rebelled against the CFR in 1982 with his
Lebanon policies. I would take the following passages with a grain of salt
and consider the likelihood that Sharon was actually pursuing the war the
way his masters desired. Nonetheless, examine the CFR's attitude to the
current prime minister in light of his impotence to protect his people.
"Dissent reached a critical level over the military campaign in Lebanon,
a war undertaken at Israel's initiative, under dubious political controls
and for aims far broader than merely to counter any immediate threats to
the life of the population." pp 90. So while Grose conveniently forgets
that a constant barrage of Katyushas threatening lives, along with a series
of terror attacks from Lebanon, taking lives, was the prime reason for
the Lebanese invasion, it offers him the opportunity to go for Sharon's
jugular. "The political leadership, supposedly operating under a system
of collective responsibility, was manipulated during the weeks of combat
by one member, Defense Minister Ariel Sharon. Begin and his colleagues
were kept substantially in the dark about crucial military decisions until
it was too late to alter them." pp 92. On this point we agree, the
difference is my claim that one of Sharon's goals was to destroy Begin
and his Herut movement through his conduct of the war; a pre-agreed CFR
policy. This is the belief, minus the CFR, of Begin's son, Binyamin. Still,
Grose's wrath knows no bounds when it comes to Sharon's doctrine of defense.
"Sharon's bold strategic doctrine rested on four premises:
- The concept of strategic defense aimed at altering the political status
quo on Israel's borders, was to replace the longstanding posture which
had been intended to maintain the status quo.
- Military operations were to be initiated whenever targets of opportunity
presented themselves; national survival required the dulling of enemy capabilities.
- Tsahal's central mission was to keep hostile forces off balance by initiating
anti-terrorist operations, rather than maintaining a defensive stance to
counter basic threats to the Jewish state.
- The government was to maintain the capability to make strategic decisions
quickly, based on the judgments of the responsible military and security
officers, without necessarily seeking national consensus...
"For all the traumas of Lebanon, the Sharon doctrine is not universally
discredited, particularly among the hard-line extremists who registered
such a strong showing in the 1984 election. Sharon is not spent as a political
force...Israelis pride themselves on greater sensitivity to casualties
than Arabs, but the offensive operations called for under Sharon would
inevitably produce higher casualties." pp 99-100
"Military cooperation would grow less defensible in Washington, of
course, were Israel to continue the adventurist, military policies of the
Sharon doctrine." pp 116
Imagine the nerve of this Sharon! He actually favored taking out Israel's
enemies before they murder Israelis. Well, the CFR had to put a stop to
this. And they did. Sharon has a thousand more reasons to invade the PLO
Authority than he ever did to enter Lebanon but he is incapable of acting.
His CFR masters clearly wouldn't like it if he did and one can only imagine
what is making him obey them. Meanwhile, the CFR restraint option is producing
the desired effect; Israeli casualties are far higher than would have been
if the so-called intifada had been forcefully nipped in the bud the minute
the Israeli public gave Sharon the mandate to do so. The Grose book states
without hesitation or shame that the CFR would never allow Sharon again
to change the status quo through pre-emptive strikes. From now on, Sharon
could only react and retaliate, and moderately at that, thus turning Israelis
into the sitting ducks of the CFR.
THE GRAND DECEIT
Of all the self-serving chutzpah seen in various CFR publications, none
is more outstanding than Grose's total denial that international forces
are coordinating the Middle East violence. Forget that after Word War 1,
the CFR and their British buddies created the new Middle East. Forget that
Labor Zionism was their creation, as was the never before heard of Palestinian
Arab nation. Why recall that their oil companies run Saudi Arabia and the
Gulf States and placed the Hussein clan in power in Jordan and Iraq?
Absolutely incredibly, Grose denies that the current conflict is being
manipulated by the very forces he works for and this lie may have been
a primary motive for his book. However, this claim is so shabby and shallow
that he contradicts it more often than he supports it. Watch the argument
break down before your eyes.
"For generations the people on both sides have deceived themselves
into supposing that the conflict was external to themselves, the clash
of foreign forces...A quite different prospect could emerge if the two
sides recognized how mutually destructive that portrayal has been through
the twentieth century. Forces external to Palestine have clearly manipulated
the rivalry of the two claimants to the land, but can it honestly be said
that the rivalry originates with outsiders? Israelis and Palestinians might
well consider the hypothesis that they only have themselves to reckon with."
"Looking upon the Arab-Israeli reality in this new light, as an internal
conflict, the concerned outsider can be excused for feeling like a latter-day
Dr. Zhivago, watching a revolution that passed him by. Ideologues on all
sides continue to bewail the malignant influence of external forces on
Arab-Israeli relations...Problems could always be blamed on external forces
intent on stirring up trouble." pp 87,88
Now watch Grose cut his own ridiculous thesis into pieces before your unbelieving
"The policy of the British Mandate administration starting in the
1920s, underscored the two communities' habits of separate development.
The Mandate was committed to 'putting into effect the Balfour Declaration
and to establishing a Jewish Agency' which would represent 'all the Jews'
the world over. Externalization was thus enshrined in international law."
"The only outlet for national expression was within the new diaspora
of Palestinian refugees, with its strange mixture of internationally supported
charities and its obsessive military structure."
Nosiree. Those British and those international charities aren't initiating
trouble in the Middle East. Nobody outside the region would want to do
that. After all, what's there to gain by constant conflict except control
of the region and all its resources?
THE CFR'S ISRAELI AGENDA EXPOSED AND IT'S ABOUT TIME IT WAS UNDERSTOOD
The importance of the Grose book is that it exposes the CFR's plans from
the 1980s. Look how they all came to fruition in the 1990s and then realize
that they and the State Department they control are directly and deliberately
responsible for the slow bleeding death of Israel at the start of the new
"The state of the Israeli economy is no longer a purely internal matter
left to Israeli politicians. It is increasingly the American Treasury that
underwrites the economic priorities defined in Jerusalem. This is a situation
calling for serious, quiet professional dialogue among friends, and with
Shimon Peres' visit to Washington, the dialogue has begun." pp 70
"It is the attitudes in Washington that do the most to assure the
security and well-being of the people and land of Israel." pp 111
"Israelis have not found the costs of territorial expansion too high
a price to pay. This could change if the Arabs within Israeli jurisdiction
become restive or if the financial burden of developing Jewish life in
Judea and Samaria starts to divert too much of the national treasure away
from social needs." pp 88
"Israel must have the legal and territorial basis, it is argued, for
military action to assure the continued demilitarization of the West Bank
and Gaza. No Arab armor, artillery or missile batteries are to be deployed
in any surrendered territories. There is obviously little room in this
concept for an independent sovereign Palestinian state." pp 97
"A way has to be found to differentiate convincingly between a stance
of firm support for Israel and a readiness to support whatever the Israeli
government of the day advocates...A proposal to move the United States
Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is an example of an irresponsible and
foolish litmus test. Its sole impact (would be) to spread mischief and
ill-feeling." pp 118-119
"The settlement budget, though small, is vulnerable in any drive to
cut overall government spending and will be wound down in the coming years."
"The extended borders reached in 1967 may well hold firm for a long
time to come, in the absence of effective pressures from any source to
change them...Even the broader Palestinian question, for all its emotional
and humanitarian force, is important to US foreign policy only because
its potential for spreading a populist instability throughout a strategic
quarter of the world." pp 123-24
"Another war would certainly change the equation; a significant increase
in the level of violence along Israel's extended frontiers would increase
the costs of prolonged occupation. Opportunities for diplomatic maneuver
could arise...The United States, a would-be mediator, must be ready to
move fast in response to changing circumstances, even if it is not called
upon to initiate a diplomatic process. pp 124-125
And there is the CFR plan in a nutshell. To force Israel's removal from
its defensive positions, a fully armed PLO state must start a war. Once
the violence reaches a critical point, the US and its CFR Secretary Of
State will negotiate an end to the conflict which will include the removal
of all Jews from the Golan Heights, Jordan Valley, Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
Give the CFR some credit, they are good to their word. And if Israelis
don't wake up mighty fast to their plans, they are going to find out just
what their word means. A good starting point would be for Israelis to totally
boycott all members of the CFR, starting with such American Jewish leaders
as Bronfman, Lauder, Hoenlin, Zuckerman, and Seigman.
We are all suffering from their infiltration and it's time to say, 'enough'.
Last week, The Public Committee For The Reinvestigation Of The Rabin Assassination
met to discuss two issues: A slander suit against Yediot Ahronot and the
building of an extended web site.
The suit against Yediot, Israel's largest newspaper, is based on a six
page article they published last month accusing members of the committee
of "dancing on Rabin's blood" and calling them "double murderers."
A law suit forcing the newspaper to prove these claims are true might well
open the whole Rabin murder in a court of law. The committee members agreed
that the suit was their first priority.
Attorney Nitzana Darshan-Leitner explained the issues to us and suggested
that I be excluded from the list of plaintiffs because I'm too easy a target.
The plaintiffs in the suit will be Professors Arieh Zaritsky and Hillel
Weiss and Dr. David Chen, who is also a Lieut. General in the IDF reserves.
The costs of the suit are not inconsiderable, legal fees alone will be
$2000 before court costs, and the committee agreed that members with newsgroups;
Arieh Zaritsky's Professors For A Strong Israel, Arieh Gallin's Root and
Branch Society and my unnamed readers list will send out a request for
All bank transfers will be handled by the respected accountant and chairman
of the committee Yaacov Verker. To donate, please transfer funds to the
account of Mr. Verker: Bank Discount, Tel Ganim, Branch number 007, Account
The talented web designer Iris Mersel volunteered to take a month from
her regular job just to design our site. That's how much she is willing
to sacrifice for the truth. The committee members agreed that was too much
to ask. Her plan was, initially, to produce an archive of every piece of
evidence in the Rabin murder case. In the end, a more modest plan was adopted.
The most important documents will be presented along with explanations
in English, Hebrew and Russian. Daily news updates on the Israeli situation
will be presented along with the Rabin archive in order to increase traffic.
If all goes as planned, the web site will reach hundreds of thousands of
Israelis and turn the corner, finally, on the search for the truth behind
the murder. After that, we start on saving the nation.
The main costs are Iris Mersel's work, as well as that of the translators
and the site itself. One anonymous donor, a brave patriot, has sent a check
to Iris for $500 to begin the project. The more that can be raised, the
bigger the site that can be built.
Donators are invited to support the site by transferring funds to Chamish,
Bank Leumi, Modiin, Branch number 680, Account number 11782/71. All transactions
will be recorded by Mr. Verker.
Unless you choose to be shy and anonymous, you are requested to inform
Mr. Verker of your very kind contribution by writing him at email@example.com
Well, that's the first time I ever did that!
From Robert L. Phillips
Chamish Needs A Reality Check - He's Blind To The Truth > Dear Jeff,
Just a couple comments regarding Barry Chamish.
I find his articles interesting when they do NOT deal with the Israeli-Palestinian
problems, when they are often lucid, informed and insightful. However,
his stories about "poor beleagured Israel' are revolting. He acts
as if the only atrocities committed in the region are by Palestinians against
The Israeli army and police kill Palestinian civilians on almost a daily
basis (you won't see too many American writers, either, shedding tears
in print about these murders); the entire world, apart from the US government,
has long regarded Israeli occupation of the Palestinian lands as illegal
and a prime cause of the ongoing bloodshed.
No, I don't regard terrorists who blow up innocent civilians as anything
but animals. I also don't regard the Israeli occupiers, with their vast
superiority in weaponry provided by U.S. taxpayers, to be any better than
I don't know what the solution might be to end the hatred and killing in
the region, but it certainly won't come if Israeli deaths are mourned while
Palestinian deaths are ignored. Anyone who repeatedly saw their villages
and farms and orchards bulldozed, their cities rocketed and bombed, and
their existences and children kept in a permanent state of poverty and
oppression, might find themselves becoming a suicide bomber themselves.
When your back is against the wall and you have nowhere else to turn, and
American weaponry continues to rain down on you day and night, perhaps
the options begin to run out. All this hatred and murder is wrong. But
when people are willing to die in order to 'fight back,' it must be a sign
that something is terribly, terribly wrong, and that they have reached
the utter depths of desperation.
Why in the hell can't Chamish acknowledge that there are two sides to this
story? I honestly believe he would be happy if every Palestinian were dead
and gone... but then I suppose he would find some other reason to portray
the country of Israel as beleagured and oppressed. It is not just a lie,
it is a damnable lie.
Robert L. Phillips
There's only one flaw in your logic, Mr. Phillips. The Palestinians are
not merely some persecuted minority group seeking independance or freedom
from an oppressive government regime, these people want nothing short of
the absolute destruction and removal of the Jewish state and culture, denying
its right to exist entirely despite 4000 years of history, and have made
no bones about this extreme of their position.
At this point in the game it's kind of like the Native American Indians
rising up to overthrow the U.S. government and dissolve American culture.
It's madness. It's absurd. In addition to this, the Palestinian "state"
(as it were) is phantom -- arbitrary -- any Arab or even non-arab anywhere
in the world can call themselves a "Palestinian." France is packed
with self-determined, self-appointed Palestinian "youths" who
have never set foot in the country. They call themselves "Palestinians
in exile" but no one ever exiled them! They know nothing more than
that they are told to think, say and do for the cause. That alone is the
most idiotic, irrational and wholly corrupt element of this whole middle
east debacle. There will never be and end to the stream of human beings
claiming to be Palestinian and demanding a Palestinian state and the complete
overthrow of the Jewish state.
Israel has little by little sacrificed one parcel of land after another
after another to the Palestinians over the decades until they possess a
mere sliver, a pathetic fraction of what the UN Charter delivered to them,
and what they themselves fought valliantly for in '68, against seemingly
insurmountable odds; Egyptian forces out numbering and out gunning them
almost 10 to 1. That victory was of Biblical proportions, to say the least.
Sour grapes, Mr. Phillips. I think that's the Palestinian story, which
is nothing more than a thinly veiled world Arabic cohersion by the phantom
Palestinian "state," the never-depleted foe of Israel, to make
peace absolutely impossible until the Jewish state is overrun or overturned.
It's been an invasion, Mr. Phillips, years and years of Arabs of every
sort pouring into the tiny little country for the express purpose of assisting
the demise of Israeli government and land possession. They will not be
satisified with a mere Palestinian state co-exising with the Jewish state.
That has been openly expressed countless times by Palestinia leaders, including
Arafat. You can't find on record a government official of the Jewish state
calling for the death of all Palestinians, but it doesn't take a hard read
to find plenty of such genocidic rhetoric from Arafat and other Palestinian
Israel, you will notice, has not taken the ultimate step and removed all
Palestinians from the country or sought to "kill off" the entire
Palestinian population as many like to suggest is their goal. They have
had the might to do so for 30 years. And who would stop them? What have
they done instead? Put up with endless acts of terrorism against Israeli
citizenry and hacking off more and more land for a people who are never
satisfied or appeased. It's that simple. Until the entire nation is under
Palestinian rule, and Jerusalem falls into their hands and every Jewish
element is overwhelmed, the Palestinian phantom state will continue to
mangle the peace process, meanwhile slowly blackmailing the government
with terrorism to get more and more land.
There I fault Israel... not the Palestinians. Israel should cease all diplomatic
and humanitarian relations with Palestinians until the bombings and riots
stop cold and firm offers, which are more than generous (even outlandish
in some cases), are accepted by them once and for all.
Your last comment about Chamish just shows your arrogant antisemitism,
and that's not a term one should ever toss about lightly and arbitrarily
like certain overzealous albeit braindead groups like the Simon Weisenthal
Society and the Jewish Defense League, both of whom I detest. Inevitably
whenever someone starts spouting off against someone who is pro-Israeli,
words such as yours about Mr. Chammish bubble to the surface and reveal
a deeper truth and agenda. Antisemitism is precisely what you're revealing
when you suggest Chamish would only be happy if every Palestinian were
dead and gone. Your post smacks of typical Neonazism, though I'm sure you
can't imagine yourself in brownshirt, much less oppressing Jews "yourself".
Today it is a war of attitudes and perceptions in ideology outside the
holy land. And that feeds a nasty little beastie that eventually ends up
with a select scapegoat for social ills elsewhere and millions suddenly,
inexplicably dead. Then afterward, people want to dicker about the "real
numbers." That shows the depth of this madness of hatred of the Jews.
Chamish may indeed be very one sided, but when the other option is to give
credence to an outlaw faction bent on the destruction of your people and
culture, and sworn to it, what the hell do you expect? The crimes of the
Jewish state MUST be addressed by the world court, and UN (if necessary)
without attempts by the international community to abolish the Jewish state
in the process. A Palestinian state of some kind is always in the making,
but who is it that always pulls the plug on it? Not Israel. Not the Jews.
It's Arafat and the PLO, operating under the orders of outside Arab controllers
who have absolutely no interest in a Palestinian state or peace.
From Robert L. Phillips
You're quite right, terms like antisemitic and neo-Nazi
should not be hurled around so recklessly. You don't know me, nor my values,
yet because I criticize Barry Chamish's outlandish attitudes, the Israeli
military and police killing of civilians, American funding (MY tax dollars)
of weaponry used on a daily basis to kill civilians, and the American
press's blatant bias in covering Middle Eastern politics - I am "arrogantly
anti-semitic" and a "neonazi"?
Your argument falls on hard times when you resort to such
name-calling. I despise Nazism and everything it represents. Indeed, I
think the current American administration is as close to fascism in beliefs,
attitudes, goals and policies as anything with which this nation has yet
flirted. I speak up, openly, in protest of current American warmongering
and corporate pandering, in my daily life and in newspaper letters to
the editor, and am more than willing to take it on the chin in order to
try to get people to think about the dangers.
I find the current policies of the state of Israel, and
its militaristic attitudes, far more akin to Nazism than the beliefs of
those who simply wish to see a little balance in American foreign policy
and press coverage of what's going on in the Middle East. I think Ariel
Sharon acts very much like a Nazi. I find the killing of civilians on
the West Bank and Gaza, in blind retaliation for the deeds of Palestinian
terrorists, quite Nazi-like.
And I repeat - I find the motivations, directions and
goals of the current American administration, its lust for total global
domination wrapped in psuedo-patriotism, its overt desire to stifle dissent
and disguise its corrupt aims behind lofty sounding humanitarian and democratic
ideals, and its prostitution of American democracy on behalf of the Enrons
of the world, to be extremely Nazi-like.
I am not at all anti-Jewish, though it appears that anyone
who questions any aspect of Israel's behavior automatically gets that
label. Many years ago, I even had a kind of respect for the tough, "take-no-prisoners"
attitude of Israel. Then I wised up.
Maybe it's time you did too, sir. I have no love of Arafat
or his cronies, nor those who desire only eternal war with Israel or its
ultimate destruction. But the U.S. government pours billions of dollars
into supporting Israel, without which, the Israeli government would have
a hard time continuing their military activities. The reward? Israel has
on countless occasions thumbed its nose at the US and the world, continued
to build settlements in the occupied territories, sold military technology
to nations who are avowed enemies of America, attacked an American vessel
(The U.S.S. Liberty), and conducted terrorist activities (The Mossad,
a real great bunch of Freedom Fighters) that were blamed on Arab terrorists
and resulted in an American attack on Libya. This is only a short list.
I cannot view Israel as a great ally of America anymore, though without
American support, Israel would have one hell of a hard time surviving.
So, I fully admit, I totally disagree with the current
level of US foreign aid to Israel. The money could better be used to help
people in my own country. But I'm not holding my breath that the situation
will change anytime in the foreseeable future. A final note about "Nazism."
My dear departed father put his life on the line in World War II, theoretically,
to fight fascism.
I find it appalling that the war everyone thought "we
won," didn't end fascism at all. It only brought it right into our
own back yards - through the activities of the CIA and the ongoing carte
blanche backing of the corporate-financial elite of the world by US government
policies, and manifested by the revolving-door scenario that allows people
like Richard Cheney to snag millions in government contracts one day for
Haliburton, as its CEO, and then conduct wars to benefit that corporation
as vice president the next.
The Founding Fathers' worst nightmare is coming to pass,
in the despicable anti-democratic, anti-humanitarian, anti-economic justice
policies of Bush, Cheney and gang. And I must confess, frankly I'm a
lot more concerned with what is happening in the United States of America
right now, and the threats to American democracy, than what might happen
to the nation of Israel -- which in many people's eyes, including your
own, can do no wrong.
Robert L. Phillips