- Lest we forget who runs Congress, consider the following
"briefing" posted on the AIPAC website yesterday:
- AIPAC Builds Ties With New Lawmakers
- AIPAC reached nearly every lawmaker elected in Tuesday's
mid-term congressional elections as part of its effort to educate political
candidates on the value of the U.S.-Israel relationship. During the campaign
that ended Tuesday, nearly every viable candidate met with AIPAC professional
staff members and submitted a position paper summarizing his or her views
on U.S. Middle East policy. A non-partisan organization, AIPAC has for
decades worked with Republican and Democratic members of Congress to strengthen
the ties between the United States and Israel.
- Translation: Nearly every lawmaker, except the few stragglers
hiding out in bathroom stalls or the cloakroom, was told he or she best
tow the AIPAC-Israel line, or suffer short tenure in Congress. Part of
this process is obviously the forced submission of a "position paper
summarizing his or her views on U.S. Middle East policy," that is
to say the targeted politico must state in writing that he or she will
enthusiastically support Israel killing Palestinians, stealing their land,
and running those able to run off, in short a nod and a wink in the direction
of ethnic cleansing. Finally, AIPAC let us know they are "non-partisan,"
that is to say they have both Democrats and Republicans in their pocket.
- Meet the new Congress, same as the old Congress.
- In addition, assumed House Majority leader Pelosi will
"have to draw on ... inner strength," that is to say bend over
backwards and jump somersaults like a trick dog, in order to demonstrate
her worth to AIPAC and the state of Israel.
- Sam Lauter, a pro-Israel activist in San Francisco, predicted
Pelosi "will hear from those in the Jewish community who argue that
Democrats no longer support Israel the way they used to," that is
to say Zionists perceive Democrats to be not as rabidly pro-Likud as Republicans,
that is to say neocons.
- "Some Republicans, in fact, questioned Pelosi's
support for Israel this summer. The congresswoman ended up removing her
name as a co-sponsor from a House resolution supporting the Jewish state
during its war with Hezbollah because it did not address the protection
of civilians," reports JTA, billed as a "news service that provides
up-to-the-minute reports, analysis pieces and features on events and issues
of concern to the Jewish people," or rather Jewish people who support
- It would appear Pelosi has at least a shred of humanity,
as she was apparently sickened by Israel's genocidal war against the people
of southern Lebanon last summer. However, she has the next two years to
get it right and adopt the appropriate position-all the people of southern
Lebanon are Hezbollah terrorists, as the Israeli leadership stated on numerous
occasions as the pariah state went about breaking every rule in the crimes
against humanity book.
- But then, as U.S. ambassador to the U.N., John Bolton,
said at the time, it is surely a "mistake to ascribe a moral equivalence
to civilians who die as the direct result of malicious terrorist acts,
the very purpose of which are to kill civilians, and the tragic and unfortunate
consequence of civilian deaths as a result of military action taken in
self-defense," in other words, as Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz
explained, Israeli civilians are more innocent than Lebanese civilians.