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Posted on 02/04/2011 10:09:06 PM PST by Ari Bussel
Lets Blame Israel by Ari Bussel
I am reminded that many thought (and some still do) that the United States went to war in Iraq on Israels request and for her sole benefit. President Bush, close with the Saudis, apparently cared so much more about Israel that, notwithstanding any threat to his friends the Saudis, he mobilized the entire US military to protect and defend Israel against an enemy she knew well how to handle. We can use as an example Israels 1981 bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor.
For the past two weeks, our series Postcards from America Postcards from Israel has been very critical of President Obamas active interference in Egypts politics, from calling for President Mubaraks outright resignation and departure from his country to threatening to immediately withhold American foreign aid funding unless the Egyptian military oust their commander in chief.
President Obama does not dare do the same vis-à-vis Iran, which poses a real and imminent danger to the United States, but flexing his power against a friend of many decades became a nonissue.
Thus, it was with utter astonishment that I began noticing the following chatter: The USA is not doing enough in Egypt to help the popular revolt because of Israel. It is in Israels interest alone not the worlds that Egypt will not be further shaken; America follows suit.
Seemingly then, Israel manages to hold back the President of the most powerful nation in the world, forcing him to dance to the sound of her flute, to the detriment of the oppressed Egyptians that want freedom and Democracy.
The idea that the Jews (and by extension the Israelis) control the world has been embedded into our collective consciousness so deeply that we do not even question the logic behind such pronunciations. Israel has been found guilty once again! This time, it is Israel standing in the way of the benevolent masses whose sole wish is to reform their own country.
Simply fascinating: The USA is not doing enough to help the Egyptians rid themselves of a tyrant, while the Iranian parliament expressed its support for the Egyptian nations uprising and movement against tyranny.
Both the USA and Iran find themselves promoting the same cause, and both are now justified at their anger against Israel!
It does get better!
Iran and Egypt are approximately the same size in terms of population. Iran is very advanced academically, so it is safe to presume that Internet usage is at least as prevalent, if not greater than in Egypt. The demographics of both countries are also similar, insofar as there is a large base of people under 30. Thus, in Iran they have not known anything but the rule of the Mullahs, while in Egypt the same base has not known anything other than life under President Mubarak.
The United States actively supported the social revolt in Iran, but that was quickly put down. Yet in Egypt greater forces are at play.
There is an e-mail circulating now by an American who has lived in Egypt for the past 15 years and is obviously Jewish. She provides a synopsis of the events in Egypt, as the Internet was just turned back on. In her words, she is writing messages to everyone as fast and furious as possible. I have no idea if it will stay on or if it is going to be turned off again.
The write-up was prepared in advance, and to dispatch it simultaneously to a great number of recipients only takes a click of a button. But the story sounds better, and the stage has to look just right for the act.
I will spare the scripted analyses, written for Western ears, and will skip to the ending paragraph, seemingly the crescendo to the diatribes against President Mubaraks regime:
That's about all I can manage to squeeze out this morning. Please share this far and wide, and as high up the food chain as you can get it. Fifteen years in Egypt gives me the right to see what is going on. BTW, as an American, I think the US was very slow to react. I know all about our strategic interests, Israel and what not, but I have to admit I believe our policy makers are more interested in what affect the change in regime will have on Israel than on what affect it will have on the Egyptian people. And that is wrong. Israel has to face the world like all the other countries and stop relying on the US to protect it. If and when there is regime change here, if they listen to the Egyptian people, it is true, the peace agreement will not run the country anymore, but if the US plays its cards right, even after the Palestine Papers that have been released, there may be a chance for a balanced policy here in the region that does not allow the dehumanization and periodic slaughter of the Palestinian people. America should be on the right side for a change and letting Mubarak go, is the right side.
If one had any doubt which way the winds are blowing, reread the above summary. Israel is preventing the will of the Egyptian people from emerging by pressuring the United States not to apply pressure on President Mubarak.
Those of us who actually live in the United States have heard our President do exactly the opposite, following the exact recipe of President Carter: He is applying more force on President Mubarak designed to reach a breaking point when Mubarak will be forced to leave power and the country, another victory for Hope and Change.
The e-mail now circulating is written as if by a layperson, while all indications are that it is the work of a professional, trying to downgrade the level to a more personal, more amicable, more familiar and resonating tone. The timing of the e-mail is additional evidence that coincidences do not happen, but are created. Its goal: to try and influence American public opinion, before the Black Friday developments in Egypt.
More importantly, as it relates directly to Israel, the e-mail and recent chatter indicate the course of action expected in the coming days, weeks and months: Israel is next to be dropped by the U.S., and the first manner by which this will be felt will be cutting the three billion in annual aid Israel receives from the United States.
American Jewry, predominantly on the Left but also others, has talked about this for the past few weeks. It is positive to apply pressure in this way, said Prof. Galia Golan in a visit just concluded, Israel cares about what the United States thinks and does.
An idea repeated often enough sinks in, and voices are starting to be heard, even on Capitol Hill.
Israel must be prepared not only for another active front on her southern border, but also for a loss of the aid she receives from the United States.
Israeli leaders would be smart to be ready with a remedy and announce, without any delay, that Israel respectfully requests to have the aid cut due to the financial difficulties the US is facing and the surging national deficit in the US. At the very least, this will take the sting out of President Obamas next attack on Israel.
The Egyptian people lived for three decades under President Mubarak. He has announced he will not run again and asked his people for an orderly transition. If he wanted to flee, or transfer billions out of Egypt, he would have done so already. He did not.
President Mubarak cares about his people and his country. If this uprising is really for the benefit of the Egyptian people, then the message has been heard and will be acted upon. Anything further at the moment indicates there are foreign interests meddling in the Egyptian pond. Egypt will lose, and with her the entire Middle East and world at large.
The series Postcards from AmericaPostcards from Israel by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager is a compilation of articles capturing the essence of life in America and Israel during the first two decades of the 21st Century.
The writers invite readers to view and experience an Israel and her politics through their eyes, Israel visitors rarely discover.
This pointand oftencounter-point presentation is sprinkled with humor and sadness and attempts to tackle serious and relevant issues of the day. The series began in 2008, appears both in print in the USA and on numerous websites and is followed regularly by readership from around the world.
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First Published February 3, 2011
Well, it is really in no one’s interests for Egypt to become a Islamacist Govt, and yet that is exactly what Obamao’s policy appears to be.
His madness is literally destabilizing entire regions.
Obama seems to be happy to sacrifice the people of Egypt to the ideal of revolution.
Beck tied all the Socialist groups into this current uprising in Egypt and the Islamists very well. They have a common enemy and only one solution - revolution. They will each sort the other out later (or so they think) once the evil Capitalists (especially the USA) have been overthrown.
Yep, it is good to see Beck is grasping the concept that “radical islam” is far more akin to Revolutionary Communism and in fact walks in the same company that Communists used to walk in.
There are some seriously evil people in the world.
BBC Documentary on the USS Liberty:
“Dead in the Water”
“If it was an accident, it was the best planned accident I’ve ever heard of” - USS Liberty survivor
Cover-Up Alleged in Probe of USS Liberty
A former Navy attorney who helped lead the military investigation of the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 American servicemen says former President Lyndon Johnson and his defense secretary, Robert McNamara, ordered that the inquiry conclude the incident was an accident.
In a signed affidavit released at a Capitol Hill news conference, retired Capt. Ward Boston said Johnson and McNamara told those heading the Navy’s inquiry to “conclude that the attack was a case of ‘mistaken identity’ despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.”
It was one of the classic all-American cover-ups, said retired Admiral Thomas Moorer, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman who spent a year investigating the attack as part of an independent panel he formed with other former military officials. The panel also included a former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Akins.
Torpedo hole in USS Liberty
Why would our government put Israels interests ahead of our own? Moorer asked from his wheelchair at the news conference. He was chief of naval operations at the time of the attack.
Moorer, who has long held that the attack was a deliberate act, wants Congress to investigate. [Newsday]
Israel claims the USS Liberty was mistaken for the out-of-service Egyptian horse carrier El Quseir - can you spot the difference?
According to a 1981 NSA report on the incident, the El Quseir “was approximately one-quarter of the Liberty’s tonnage, about one-half its length, and offered a radically different silhouette.”
Photos of attack on USS Liberty
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The assault was initiated by French-built high performance Mirage jets armed with cannons and rockets
After the ship was disabled by aircraft cannon, rockets and napalm, Israeli torpedo boats were sent in
Crews mess hall used as an emergency room
Liberty deck crew resting after recovering bodies of shipmates
30mm cannon holes
GTR 5 USS Liberty
30mm cannon holes
GTR 5 USS Liberty
Fifteen years after the attack, an Israeli pilot approached Liberty survivors and then held extensive interviews with former Congressman Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey about his role. According to this senior Israeli lead pilot, he recognized the Liberty as American immediately, so informed his headquarters, and was told to ignore the American flag and continue his attack. He refused to do so and returned to base, where he was arrested.
Later, a dual-citizen Israeli major told survivors that he was in an Israeli war room where he heard that pilot’s radio report. The attacking pilots and everyone in the Israeli war room knew that they were attacking an American ship, the major said. He recanted the statement only after he received threatening phone calls from Israel.
The pilot’s protests also were heard by radio monitors in the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. Then-U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dwight Porter has confirmed this. Porter told his story to syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak and offered to submit to further questioning by authorities. Unfortunately, no one in the U.S. government has any interest in hearing these first-person accounts of Israeli treachery. [Washington Report]
“Then, inexplicably, at 2 p.m., unmarked Israeli aircraft began attacking the ship.” [Ledger Enquirer]
Israel attacked the USS Liberty using UNMARKED AIRCRAFT. This is the single fact which proves Israel knew exactly who they were attacking. Israel’s story is that they thought USS Liberty was an Egyptian ship and therefore a legitimate target of war. Were that true, there would be no reason to attack a supposedly Egyptian ship with unmarked aircraft. The only possible reason to use unmarked aircraft to attack the ship is that Israel knew it was an American ship and intended to sink it, then to blame the attack on Egypt.
Moorer, who as top legal council to the official investigation is in a position to know, agrees that Israel intended to sink the USS Liberty and blame Egypt for it, thus dragging the United States into a war on Israel’s behalf. This seems to be a common trick of Israel. Starting with the Lavon affair, through the USS Liberty, to the fake radio transmitter that tricked Reagan into attacking Libya, Israel’s game is to frame Arabs and set them up as targets for the United States.
The official US investigation is discredited. And with it, every claim of innocence for Israel that relied on the official investigation as a source.
The real question facing the American people is why the US Government seems more concerned with protecting Israel after they are caught playing these dirty tricks, rather than doing something to convince Israel not to kill any more Americans.
“Evidence potentially linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified.
re: “The only possible reason to use unmarked aircraft to attack the ship is that Israel knew it was an American ship and intended to sink it, then to blame the attack on Egypt.”
This is BS. Israel was in the middle of the 67 war with two hostile nations - terrible events like these happen during wartime - we’ve killed our own people many times with friendly fire. Israel had nothing, nothing to gain by deliberately sinking a U.S ship. They notified our government when they realized their mistake. They have paid millions of dollars to the survivors and their families, to the families who lost loved ones on the ship, and to the U.S. government for damages.
re: “Evidence potentially linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified.”
If you are going to cut and paste an entire story you should post a link to where it came from.
AND PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THAT IT CAME FROM A SITE THAT IS FULL OF ANTI ISRAEL PROPAGANDA AND IT’S FULL OF PRO PALESTINIAN B.S.
So you either stole the story of that web site or you are the writer .
If your the writer you are whats wrong in America.
Official USS Liberty Memorial Website
On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was suddenly and brutally attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel. The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that this was an American ship and lied about it. Survivors have been forbidden for 40 years to tell their story under oath to the American public. The USS Liberty Memorial web site tells their story and is dedicated to the memory of the 34 brave men who died.
After surveilling USS Liberty for more than nine hours with almost hourly aircraft overflights and radar tracking, the air and naval forces of Israel attacked our ship in international waters without warning. USS Liberty was identified as a US naval ship by Israeli reconnaissance aircraft nine hours before the attack and continuously tracked by Israeli radar and aircraft thereafter. Sailing in international waters at less than five knots, with no offensive armament, our ship was not a military threat to anyone.
The Israeli forces attacked without warning and without attempting to contact us. Thirty four Americans were killed in the attack and another 174 were wounded. The ship, a $40-million dollar state-of-the-art signals intelligence platform, was later declared unsalvageable and sold for scrap.
The Cover Up
Despite a near-universal consensus that the Israeli attack was made with full knowledge that USS Liberty was a US Navy ship, the Johnson administration began an immediate cover-up of this fact. Though administration officers continued individually to characterize the attack as deliberate, the Johnson administration never sought the prosecution of the guilty parties or otherwise attempted to seek justice for the victims. They concealed and altered evidence in their effort to downplay the attack. Though they never formally accepted the Israeli explanation that it was an accident, they never pressed for a full investigation either. They simply allowed those responsible literally to get away with murder.
In an ongoing effort to reveal the truth about the attack, the USS Liberty Veterans Association has filed with the Secretary of the Army in the manner prescribed by law a detailed, fully documented Report of War Crimes describing the circumstances of the attack on our ship and evidence that it was a crime under international law. In accordance with international law and treaties, the United States is obligated to investigate the allegations. So far, the United States has declined even to acknowledge that the report has been filed. The full text of the report can be found at http://www.gtr5.com/evidence/warcrimes.pdf
Anti-Semitism and the Anti-American Apologists
The USS Liberty Memorial web site abhors the racist and extreme positions taken by antiSemitic, Holocaust denial, conspiracy theorist and other such groups which often seek to identify with us and to usurp our story as their own. We have no connection with and do not support or encourage support from any of these groups including National Alliance, National Vanguard, The New Order, National Socialists, The French Connection, Liberty Lobby, American Free Press, Republic Broadcasting, USS Liberty Radio Hour, Storm Front or other such groups. We wish harm to no one and encourage social justice and equality for everyone; we seek only accountability for the criminal acts perpetrated against us and can do that without help from hate-mongers.
On the Israeli side, the group of pro-Israel, anti-American critics of our story, while small, persists in launching loud, vicious ad hominem attacks on anyone who attempts to discuss the deliberateness of the attack. These anti-American apologists refuse to discuss the facts of the case. Instead, they rely on propaganda and charge anyone who questions the Israeli position with being antiSemitic.
For detailed and authoritative accounts of the power and influence of the pro-Israel lobby, please see The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy by Mearsheimer and Walt and The Pro-Israel Lobby by Edward Herman.
The Betrayal of American Veterans
Americans who volunteer for military service effectively write a blank check, payable to the United States of America for an amount “up to and including my life.” The United States, in turn, promises to spend these checks responsibly. That bargain implicitly includes a promise by the United States to protect them and to seek retribution against anyone who harms them. In the case of USS Liberty, the United States has failed to keep its end of the bargain.
Must be day time where you are?
The uncited article is from
the site speaks for itself, hehe.
“Evidence potentially linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified.” Are you effing kidding me?