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“We will know that accountability is underway when we see federal grand juries convened to consider charges against Israel’s agents, assets and sayanim (volunteers). When a jury brings in the first verdict for treason, Americans will know that the rule of law is being restored. We will know that a solution is within sight when the many appendages of its lobby are required to register as foreign agents.”

If Israel’s stranglehold over U.S. foreign policy is to be broken, Americans will need to be informed about the harm that Washington’s unconditional support for the Jewish state is doing to American interests, say leading analysts of U.S.-Israeli relations.

According to John J. Mearsheimer, co-author of The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, “The only plausible way to weaken the lobby’s influence on U.S. foreign policy is for prominent policymakers and opinion-makers to speak openly about the damage the special relationship is doing to the American national interest.”

“Plenty of people in the United States, especially inside the Beltway, know that Israel is an albatross around America’s neck,” says Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. “But they are afraid to stand up and say that for fear that the lobby will attack them and damage their careers.”

“Hopefully, some of them will develop a backbone,” he adds.

Philip Giraldi, executive director of the Council for the National Interest, believes that Tel Aviv’s stranglehold over Washington can be broken “only by directly challenging the power of the Israel lobby and the false narrative about how it is of value to the United States.”

Giraldi, a contributing editor to The American Conservative, says that “it must be done from the bottom up as Israel cannot be challenged in the mainstream media, Congress, and in the White House.”

“The American people must learn that Israel is and always has been a strategic liability that has done immense damage to the United States and its worldwide interests,” concludes the former CIA officer.

If there is to be an end to Israel’s decades-long “sway over Congress and intimidating presidents,” says Jeffrey Blankfort, a prominent Jewish American critic of Israel and its American lobby, “it will require appeals and actions beginning on a local level that inform the American people not so much about what Israel has done to the Palestinians but what its unregistered agents in the U.S., euphemistically described as ‘lobbyists,’ have done to destroy what little is left of American democracy and the attendant costs in flesh and blood, as well as its tax dollars.”

A long-time pro-Palestinian activist noted for his trenchant critique of Noam Chomsky, Blankfort attributes the failure of such efforts to get off the ground to “the continued unwillingness of the leading figures of the Palestinian solidarity movement in the U.S. to acknowledge the invidious power of the Zionist Lobby,” who, following Chomsky’s anti-imperialist analysis, prefer to “place the primary responsibility for Israel’s crimes and U.S. Middle East policies at Washington’s doorstep.”

“So the first steps,” Blankfort suggests, “may be to publicly challenge these figures while at the same time moving past them and addressing the American people directly.”

No American President will ever have enough latitude to resolve the conflict in Palestine “unless and until enough Americans are informed enough to make their democracy work,” according to Alan Hart, former Middle East Chief Correspondent for Britain’s Independent Television News.

“In other words,” explains Hart, who was also a BBC Panorama presenter specializing in the Middle East, “if President Obama or any of his successors is ever going to be free to confront and defeat the Zionist lobby’s stooges in Congress and the mainstream media, there has got to be created a constituency of understanding about why it is not in America’s own best interests to go on supporting Zionism’s monster child right or wrong.”

The essence of the problem, Hart argues in the three-volume American edition of his book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, is that “Americans have been conditioned, brainwashed, to believe a version of history, Zionism’s version, which is a pack of propaganda lies.”

Jeff Gates, former counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, believes that “transparency, accountability and better design” are required to break Israel’s hold on American foreign policy.

“At present, the American public is ignorant of Israel’s all-pervasive influence. Its control includes the media-enabled deployment of fixed intelligence to induce this nation to war for Greater Israel,” says Gates, author of Guilt By Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War.

“We will know that accountability is underway when we see federal grand juries convened to consider charges against Israel’s agents, assets and sayanim (volunteers). When a jury brings in the first verdict for treason, Americans will know that the rule of law is being restored. We will know that a solution is within sight when the many appendages of its lobby are required to register as foreign agents.”

This article first appeared in Salem-News.com.

Maidhc Ó Cathail is a widely published writer based in Japan. To read more of his writing, go to Maidhc Ó Cathail: Writing and Analysis.


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7 Comments

  1. Rehmat on the 29. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    “The Zionist state which came into being as a consequence of Zionism terrorism and ethnic cleansing had no right to exist and more to the point could have no right to exist unless it was recognized and legitimized by those who were dispossessed of their land and their rights during the creation of the Zionist state. In international law, only the Palestinian could give Israel the legitimacy it craved….” Alan Hart, British Television journalist and author of the book Zionism: The Real Enemy of Jews and others, wrote to British Prime Minister David Cameron in August 2007 when the later was leader of Conservative Party.

    “The assertion/claim that Iran, even if it did have nuclear weapons, would pose a threat to Israel’s existence is nosense – in my view out of truly mad minds. If Iran launch a first strike on Israel, it, Iran, all of it, would be destroyed (by 400 Israeli and 9,000 US nuclear bombs). No Iranian leader would be that stupid. The real problem for Israel’s leaders, if Iran did have an atomic bomb or two or several – and that’s still a very big IF – is that they would no longer enjoy more or less complete freedom to impose their will on the region,” Israel Shamir, a Russian-Israeli writer.

    Alan Hart has just concluded his speaking tour of the US and Canada. While in the US, Alan appeared on Dr. Kevin Barrett’s Radio Show, in which he said that Washington and Tel Aviv were behind the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York.

    In Canada, Alan Hart was a speaker for fundraising event for Canada’s new independent internet media network The Canadian Charger. In his speech Alan said:

    “For most of my four decades as a journalist – Canada was widely respected around the world for the vision, moral authority and integrity of its political leadership, but this is no longer the case.”

    “Your politicians, almost all of them, not just your PM and his colleagues, have become like their American counterparts, stooges of the awesomely powerful Zionist lobby.”

    “I blame America’s pork-barrel system of politics which puts democracy up for sale to the highest bidders. I don’t know Canada well enough to have an informed view about whether or not you have the same system here. Perhaps you can tell me.”

    “The Palestinians’ struggle for justice, and refusal to be broken by the brutality of the Zionist occupiers, is the cornerstone which all people who care about justice stand on”.

    “In the script written by Zionism, and endorsed by all the major powers and the Arab regimes, the Palestinians were supposed to accept their lot as the sacrificial lamb on the altar of political expediency.”

    “Zionism wants today what it has always wanted: a maximum amount of land with a minimum number of Arabs on it.”

    “The Palestinian state Netanyahu has in mind is the same as Sharon had in mind – two or three Bantustans on a maximum of 40 to 50 per cent of the West Bank, which the Palestinians could call a state, if they wished. In this scenario the main Israeli settlements, all of them illegal, would remain where they are, sitting on top of the main water sources.”

    “Judaism is the religion of Jews, not ‘the’ Jews because not all Jews are religious. Like Christianity and Islam, Judaism has at its core a set of moral values and ethical principles. Zionism as Jewish nationalism is a sectarian, colonial ideology and enterprise which, in the process of creating, in the Arab heartland, a state for some Jews – mainly by terrorism and ethnic cleansing – made a mockery of, and demonstrated contempt for, Judaism’s moral values and ethical principles”.

    “The Israeli-Palestinian crisis is a cancer at the heart of international affairs that has the potential to consume us all unless it’s cured. Every man, woman and child has a stake in it.”

    http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/alan-hart-israel-has-no-right-to-exist/

  2. Rexw on the 03. Oct, 2010 remarked #

    “When a jury brings in the first verdict for treason, Americans will know that the rule of law is being restored.”

    This will indeed be a great day and will be welcomed by all Americans with the exception of the dual-passported Israelis, masquerading as patriotic US citizens but acting like spies in what was once the most powerful country in the world.

    The weakness in the Zionazi case forces it to go to inordinate lengths to keep selling the propaganda message even to their own kind, once perhaps just Saturday Jews who have been brainwashed into becoming Zionists, now thick on the ground in the US.

    Just the AIPAC propaganda at the top of Maidhc’s article above shows how they must keep selling the idea to others through well-funded media campaigns, the Jewish paper of record, the NYT and others like Fox. They keep up the momentum or lose their followers, so unlikely it is that their practices would be knowingly tolerated in a country boasting ‘the home of the brave’. The traitors know that they have just one chance to get total control over the country. They already control the administration and its President, a total stooge, the Congress and the Senate, the media, entertainment and banking. But they do not control the people, yet. Hence the need to make a daily effort to promote a most improbably story to the gullible, that is that Israel is good for the US when in reality it is an incurable cancer in the belly of America.

    The fact that the AIPAC fifth column has to work so hard to maintain the pressure means that THIS is their weakest point.

    They fear the people will wake up, and they will.

  3. Earlaiman on the 04. Oct, 2010 remarked #

    Winston Churchill once said, “You can always rely on the Americans to do the right thing… after they have tried and failed at everything else!”

    Yes, that was true, as he saw it in 1941 when America finally came into his war to “save” Britain.

    It has also proven true when Americans, who have been rippoed off, bamboozled, and made fools of in their if ignorance and gullibility have eventually eventually shed the scales from their eyes and wakened up!

    And, yes, they will do the “right thing,” as he saw them do it in 1941… they totally overreacted, went on a bombing rampage and destroyed one of the mightiest nations in Europe.

    And, they will do so again… when they wake up.

    I don’t know if Israel is one of the mightiest nations in the middle East… I doubt that it is a legitimate Nation at all, but they will overreact… and I would not want to be an Israeli, a Zionist or or a Jew when they do! For they will not tk=ake the time to make those fine distinctions… they will just kick ass until there ain’t no mo’ ass to kick!

    Earlaiman

  4. D Costa on the 11. Oct, 2010 remarked #

    Criminal activities of Israel and Zionist Jews against humanity seem to be endless.

    When I examined the list of countries which kiked out Jews I felt sadness in my heart for them [the Jewish people] despite every obnoxious thing they have committed. I feel sad for those innocent ones among them much more. I pray that God forgive them and enlighten their minds and clean their hearts.

    I forgive them regardless of the level of crime on all of humanity for centuries hoping that their behavior will change–which will enable millions of people to forgive them. Our only hope is God which is their only salvation as well–whether they are aware of it or not. God bless all people, perpetrators and their victims.

    We must seek justice for all without feeling revenge in our hearts even for the worst criminal/warmonger–that seeks ethnic cleansing of millions of people–while knowing we are only human and at times we may succumb for our angry feelings. Neverthless we must try to be kind to those who are brutal and pray on their behalf–that God will soften their hearts and discipline their minds.

  5. D Costa on the 11. Oct, 2010 remarked #

    Correction: succumb to our angry feelings.

  6. D Costa on the 11. Oct, 2010 remarked #

    When I say God it is God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ who gave His life on the cross for the sake of humanity. Salvation is through Him.

  7. D Costa on the 17. Oct, 2010 remarked #

    “Philip Giraldi, executive director of the Council for the National Interest, believes that Tel Aviv’s stranglehold over Washington can be broken “only by directly challenging the power of the Israel lobby and the false narrative about how it is of value to the United States.”

    Giraldi, a contributing editor to The American Conservative, says that “it must be done from the bottom up as Israel cannot be challenged in the mainstream media, Congress, and in the White House.”

    “The American people must learn that Israel is and always has been a strategic liability that has done immense damage to the United States and its worldwide interests,” concludes the former CIA officer.

    “Plenty of people in the United States, especially inside the Beltway, know that Israel is an albatross around America’s neck,” says Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. “But they are afraid to stand up and say that for fear that the lobby will attack them and damage their careers.”

    “Hopefully, some of them will develop a backbone,” he adds”.

    Jeff Gates, former counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, believes that “transparency, accountability and better design” are required to break Israel’s hold on American foreign policy.

    “At present, the American public is ignorant of Israel’s all-pervasive influence. Its control includes the media-enabled deployment of fixed intelligence to induce this nation to war for Greater Israel,” says Gates, author of Guilt By Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War”.

    Maidhc O’Cathail thank you for presenting the truth with so much clarity–without mixing it with half truths and baloney like some in the truth movement have been doing–and these people need to be challenged–in order to protect the reputation of people like you, Jeff Gates and Philip Giraldi as well as to protect the truth movement itself.

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