"...the thrust of US policy in the region [Middle East] derives almost entirely from domestic politics, and especially activities of the 'Israel Lobby'. Other special-interests groups have managed to skew foreign policy, but no lobby has managed to divert it as far as what the national interest would suggest, while simultaneously convincing Americans that US interests and those of the other country- in this case, Israel- are essentially identical."The most recent example of Zionist control over the US government, highlighted by this post at Mondoweiss.net, comes from an article written by Nathan Guttman at The Forward, a Jewish newspaper. Gary Ackerman, a Jewish Democratic Representative from New York, has some interesting- and revealing- things to say about the US Congress:
"I'm not saying that if the Republicans take the House it would be doomsday for Israel, but if they want positive influence on the White House, that's us," said Ackerman, who chairs the subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Ackerman and other Jewish Democrats point to the forceful criticisms they conveyed to the White House when they thought Obama was leaning too hard on Israel.
"If you need the president, you need us as chairs of the committees," Ackerman said as he listed what he called the "first-class team" of Jewish pro-Israel Democrats who chair key House committees: Berman at Foreign Affairs, Barney Frank at Financial Services, Henry Waxman at the Energy and Commerce committee, Sander Levin at Ways and Means, and Ackerman himself in his role as head of the Middle East subcommittee. "We are all pro-Israel and we all have major, major, major influence in the executive branch."Astonishing statements by a man that is supposed to represent the American people. This should surprise no one, considering Israeli leaders have even unabashedly made similar remarks. Consider what current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in 2001, while discussing strategies to undermine the Olso Accords with West Bank "settlers" (read colonizers):
"I know what America is," Netanyahu said. "America is a thing you can move very easily, move in the right direction. They won't get in the way."And, indeed, we haven't. At every turn, the US government bows to the Israelis every demand. For supposedly being the greatest superpower the world has ever known, the US sure does seem timid in the face of Israeli opposition. Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel, went even further than Netanyahu and directly said, "...don't worry about American pressure, we the Jewish people control America."
If you bring up these facts in the United States, you're branded an anti-Semite and immediately discredited. The funny thing is, these people are so bold they admit they control the US government. Don't expect anyone in any position of power or influence to discuss this unfortunate situation.