Woman arrested for throwing
scissors at husband, because he
wouldn’t take her to Busch Gardens.
The arrogance of Benjamin Netanyahu is apparently exceeded only by his blatant racism. Can you believe that even before his inauguration he instructed Obama on what he had to do? In other words, he instructed Obama to jump and apparently expects him to say “how high, Bibi?” That is, he basically ordered Obama to settle the (perhaps non-existent) problem of potential Iranian nuclear bombs, threatening that if Obama does not, Israel would attack Iran on its own. It is my sincere hope that Obama will tell him to just go ahead and attack on his own (which he quite likely will not do). What makes Netanyahu think he can order the President of the U.S. around? Probably the fact that Israel has been doing just that for a long time and virtually every time they get the results they want. Now, the Israeli lobby, having successfully blocked the appointment of Charles Freeman, and Obama’s refusal to fight for it, apparently makes them think they still have the upper hand and can continue to direct our Foreign Policy. This would be a marvelous opportunity to finally break the stranglehold the Israeli lobby holds on the U.S. Government. But will Obama be up to the job? I sincerely hope so.
Do not lose sight of the fact that Israel is a pariah nation that without the unconditional support of the U.S. might have long since perished. They have broken more U.N. resolutions and international laws that most other nations put together. For years they have been stealing Palestinian land and water and show no signs of stopping. They have been carrying out a slow form of genocide of the Palestinians and obviously wish to continue doing so. They are obvious, even admitted racists, who do not believe Arabs are fully human. With the election of Netanyahu, and the appointment of Friedman, they have made this even more obvious. Netanyahu is opposed to a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian problem. The alternative would be a single state solution which he would hate even more because the Arabs would soon outnumber the Jews to the point where Israeli would no longer be a Jewish state and would have to enforce apartheid. So, if Netanyahu does not want a two-state solution, or a one state solution, what is the alternative he prefers. Obviously to maintain the status quo that is no solution at all, and eventually crush the Palestinians completely so he can herd them into small disjointed enclaves (like reservations) where they have no power and will basically just provide cheap labor for Israel. In the meanwhile the Israelis, with their overwhelming military superiority can just go on killing them pretty much at will, women and children included. So far they have managed to continue this policy, unfortunately with the complicitcy of the U.S. in their war crimes in Gaza and Lebanon. The U.S. supports them to the tune of several billion dollars a year, without which they would not be quite so able to continue this miniature holocaust year after year. No U.S. President or Congress has refused to continue this unholy alliance, no matter how blatantly Israel has violated laws and resolutions, no American administration has admitted that Israeli national interests and ours are not necessarily the same. This is certainly true with respect to Iran. Netanyahu insists the Iranians are not only a threat to Israel, but also the U.S., and indeed, to the entire world. This is utter and complete nonsense. It is not really very clear how much of a threat Iran is to Israel, and they are certainly not a threat to the U.S. or the rest of the world. Netanyahu wants everyone to believe the Iranians are different from everyone else, that they are crazy fanatics that would immediately go about dropping nuclear bombs on the entire world, that they are an “existential” threat to Israel. In fact, the greatest existential threat to Israel is Benjamin Natanyahu. Will President Obama, with his overwhelming popularity and support around the world, be able to finally, at long last, curb the greedy Israeli war criminals, or will he, as Netanyahu expects, just say “how high, Bibi?” He caved on the Freeman appointment, will he do it again? Will Israel succeed where Hitler failed? Are the Palestinians doomed to emasculation and slave labor? If Obama can’t or won’t help them, who will? Netanyahu says he can work with Obama. Not with the Obama I think I know. Obama says he wants a viable Palestinian state, Netanyahu says he does not. The outcome of this confrontation carries with it the possible destruction of both Israel and the United States. The rest of the world will be watching.
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
Hummingbirds are the only birds able to fly backwards.