Hagel was in a unique position to take on AIPAC: 12 years in the Senate, a combat veteran, a good position with the Atlantic Council, and a history of having made more candid comments about Israel and AIPAC than anyone else nominated to such a post for many years.
The only commitment any US senator should consider is a nominee's commitment to the United States.
Why Do Most Americans Know Nothing About These Issues
Note this from the Israel Policy Forum on Hagel. Even the Israel Policy Forum doesn't concur with the Kristolite and Rubinite attacks on Hagel
We should remember that the ship of state, like a ship at sea, cannot do an instantaneous change of course. It needs to turn, and turn slowly and carefully, so it does not capsize or run aground, especially in a narrow channel with obstacles on all sides.
FACE TO FACE WITH DR.SABROSKY TYING ISRAEL IRREVOCABLY TO 9/11.
I am also absolutely certain as a strategic analyst that 9/11 itself, from which all else flows, was a classic Mossad-orchestrated operation. But Mossad did not do it alone. -- by Dr. Alan Sabrosky
Dr. Sabrosky stresses the most critical point is that the gate to containing Zionism is in the US; the lock to the gate is in the heartland of the US and not Washington; and the key to that lock is the Israeli orchestration of 9/11 and its spin-off wars. by Dr. Alan Sabrosky
Nothing Gaddafi’s forces did to his rebels holds a candle to what the Israelis did to the Palestinians, and if Gaddafi’s psychosis makes his removal meritorious, the removal of people like Benjamin Netanyahu and especially Avigdor Lieberman is no less so — they might be in a different ward than Gaddafi, but in a ward they would be.
But whereas extremism in other nationalist movements is an aberration, extremism in Jewish nationalism is the norm, pitting Zionist Jews (secular or observant) against the goyim (everyone else), who are either possible predator or certain prey, if not both sequentially.
DR SABROSKY : TREASON, BETRAYAL AND DECEIT : THE ROAD TO 9/11 AND BEYOND TREASON, BETRAYAL AND DECEIT : THE ROAD TO 9/11 AND BEYOND
The 9/11 issue is increasingly being framed as not “a conspiracy theory,” but “a legitimate controversy,” based on several unanswered questions and important scientific evidence emerging showing the official story line the American public has been fed about the 9/11 attacks is a lie.
Understanding the actual dynamics of this phenomenon and how to counter them must have the highest priority.
Of these three forms of anti-Semitism, the last is an understandable political ploy for a country that cannot survive open disclosure of its attitudes, internal practices and policies. Being nonsense does not make it ineffective, of course, given the extent of its media support and the money poured into political coffers on its behalf.
A very strange thing must have happened to Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), on his way to his recent talk at Washington's National Press Club. He oddly asserted that Iran was indeed an "existential threat" to Israel (nice of the Israelis to have provided that sound bite), that he was open to a US attack on Iran (which is no threat whatsoever to the US) to forestall that supposed danger to Israel, and that the attack "would also be incredibly destabilizing."
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