WHO obeyed the "Israeli Lobby?"
The Bush Administration, Congress and Major "News" Media OBEYED the ISRAELI LOBBY'S demand to smash and occupy Iraq (to benefit and protect Israel). The obedient media parroted lies about Iraq - and are again parroting similar lies to falsely "justify" smashing Iran.
THE "ISRAELI LOBBY" DEMANDED AMERICA SMASH AND OCCUPY IRAQ! WHO OBEYED?
Answer: • Our President • Most in Congress (frightened members in BOTH parties) • And especially the opinion molding MAJOR MEDIA, owned or dominated by the influential Israeli Lobby's members!
The major media's editors and "journalists" (to keep their jobs), obediently parroted lies about Iraq's threatening (but non-existant) weapons. Those lies and additional lies were invented by Bush Administration spokesmen (and Israeli Lobby propagandists) and used to falsely "justify" attacking Iraq by terrifying Americans into believing Irag was an imminent threat. America's major media are again parroting similar lies about Iran, attempting to "justify" another war.
"THE ISRAEL LOBBY" REPORT!
WHY MOST AMERICANS ARE UNAWARE OF IT...
The same obedient major media (including too-many obedient "talk radio" hosts), using the tactic of near total NATIONAL SILENCE, are presently suppressing public awareness of "THE ISRAEL LOBBY" report by 2 respected Harvard and University of Chicago Professors, who have detailed the "Lobby's" ENORMOUS power throughout America. Through America's obedient major media, the powerful "Lobby" largely decides what the public will see and hear - or NOT see and NOT hear.
Everyone dedicated to America, needs to read "The Israel Lobby" report - because the powerful Lobby's influential members are primarily dedicated to advancing and protecting THEIR "cherished" State of Israel, not America!
Apparently unconcerned that Americans - and millions of innocent Iraqis and Iranians - may die in another of Bush's unilaterally-decided Wars of Terror on Israel's Muslim neighbors, the Lobby's influential members are insanely demanding America's military immediately smash IRAN (even using nukes). And afterward, smash SYRIA and other Muslim neighbors perceived as possible future "threats" to the State of Israel by its paranoid Zionist regime!
Will Bush and Congress obey the Israeli Lobby's demand for MORE contrived middle east wars (to benefit Israel)? Will we allow obedient Bush and obedient Congress to sacrifice more tens of thousands of patriotic, but deceived, young Americans - who will unknowingly be a PROXY army serving to protect the State of Israel?
The Lobby and obedient media also hope most Americans remain unaware that tiny "defenceless" Israel has an estimated 400 nuclear warheads, 3rd or 4th largest stockpile in the entire world! Using their aircraft, missiles and submarines, Israel's military is capable of incinerating all their Muslim neighbors IN MINUTES! That is NOT a threat to world peace?
THE ISRAEL LOBBY
By John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt
London Review of Books
March 23, 2006 (Bold face emphasis added)
Short excerpts only...
Why has the US been willing to set aside its own security and that of many of its allies in order to advance the interests of another state?
... the thrust of US policy in the region derives almost entirely from domestic politics, and especially the activities of the 'Israel Lobby'.
Moreover, the US has provided Israel with nearly $3 billion to develop weapons systems, and given it access to such top-drawer weaponry as Blackhawk helicopters and F-16 jets. Finally, the US gives Israel access to intelligence it denies to its Nato allies and has turned a blind eye to Israel's acquisition of nuclear weapons.
A final reason to question Israel's strategic value is that it does not behave like a loyal ally. Israeli officials frequently ignore US requests and renege on promises (including pledges to stop building settlements and to refrain from 'targeted assassinations' of Palestinian leaders). Israel has provided sensitive military technology to potential rivals like China, in what the State Department inspector-general called 'a systematic and growing pattern of unauthorised transfers'. According to the General Accounting Office, Israel also 'conducts the most aggressive espionage operations against the US of any ally'.
The Lobby also includes prominent Christian evangelicals like Gary Bauer, Jerry Falwell, Ralph Reed and Pat Robertson, as well as Dick Armey and Tom DeLay, former majority leaders in the House of Representatives, all of whom believe Israel's rebirth is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy and support its expansionist agenda; to do otherwise, they believe, would be contrary to God's will.
The Lobby pursues two broad strategies. First, it wields its significant influence in Washington, pressuring both Congress and the executive branch. Whatever an individual lawmaker or policymaker's own views may be, the Lobby tries to make supporting Israel the 'smart' choice. Second, it strives to ensure that public discourse portrays Israel in a positive light, by repeating myths about its founding and by promoting its point of view in policy debates. The goal is to prevent critical comments from getting a fair hearing in the political arena. Controlling the debate is essential to guaranteeing US support, because a candid discussion of US-Israeli relations might lead Americans to favour a different policy.
A key pillar of the Lobby's effectiveness is its influence in Congress, where Israel is virtually immune from criticism. ...Where Israel is concerned, however, potential critics fall silent. One reason is that some key members are Christian Zionists like Dick Armey, who said in September 2002: 'My No. 1 priority in foreign policy is to protect Israel.' One might think that the No. 1 priority for any congressman would be to protect America. There are also Jewish senators and congressmen who work to ensure that US foreign policy supports Israel's interests.
The Lobby's perspective prevails in the mainstream media: the debate among Middle East pundits, the journalist Eric Alterman writes, is 'dominated by people who cannot imagine criticizing Israel'. ... It is hard to imagine any mainstream media outlet in the United States publishing a piece like this one.
You may also be interested in the following, from the very FEW published articles that comment on (or relate to) the above Walt and Mearsheimer "ISRAEL LOBBY" report....
Editorial - ISRAELI LOBBY AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY - William Pfaff
http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2006/04/06/200604060031.asp April 11, 2006
PARIS - London's Financial Times performed an American public service in its weekend edition, calling editorially for open and honest discussion of the influence of Israel on American foreign policy.
AMERICA'S ISRAELI LOBBY CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH :: How Israel's Lobby won & intimidated the West for Israel ::
April 3, 2006 (Revealiing quotes from famous American military officers, Secretaries of State, Diplomats, Senators, Congressmen, Authors, etc. - and prominent Israeli Jews.)
"America controls the world, we control America. Never before have Jews exerted such an immense influence on the center of world power."
-- Uri Avnery, "The Night Before", April 10, 2003, Counterpunch - Uri Avnery is a journalist, former publisher, served 3 times in Israel's Knesset (Parliament), served In the Israeli Army Commando Unit (twice wounded), Peace Activist: For speaking out for Peace and against Israel's Occupation, Mr. Avnery received a death threat from the leader of the "Jewish National Front", Baruch Marzel, who called upon the Israeli army to kill Uri Avnery (Ha'aretz March 21, 2006 and in Maariv) 
KEEPING IT QUIET: THE ISRAEL LOBBY'S CRUSHING OF DISSENT - By Charley Reese
(Respected, life-long Conservative Editor and King Features Syndicated Columnist)
April 1, 2006
The first weapon of choice for the Israeli lobby when someone with prestige publishes a soundly researched paper or book critical of Israel or its powerful lobby is silence. If it's a book, it rarely gets reviewed; its author doesn't get interviewed. If it's a paper, there are no news stories in the big corporate press, no interviews with the authors, no television appearances.
ISRAELI LOBBY - THE REPORT
By Ted Lang (Retired Government Official)
March 25, 2006
ISRAEL RULES AMERICA! By Ted Lang
March 31, 2006
THE ISRAEL LOBBY MUST BE CONTAINED
'Israel Lobby' Dean To Leave Post in June.
Reactions to the Israel Lobby Study
March 30, 2006
...according to the New York Jewish-American paper the Forward, the lobby decided to bury the study with silence.
PROFESSOR SAYS AMERICAN PUBLISHER TURNED HIM DOWN By Ori Nir
The Forward Newspaper Online
March 24, 2006
DEAN ATTACKS 'ISRAEL LOBBY' Harvard Crimson
http://www.thecrimson.com/printerfriendly.aspx?ref=512280 March 21, 2006
In a scathing attack on what they termed the "Israel Lobby," the Kennedy School's Stephen M. Walt and the University of Chicago's John J. Mearsheimer argued in a recent article that supporters of Israel have seized control of U.S. foreign policy, making it reflect Israel's interests more than those of the U.S.
In their piece, the authors savaged those on both the political Left and Right, calling groups as diverse as the Brookings Institution and American Enterprise Institute, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal editorial boards, and Sen. Hillary R. Clinton, D-N.Y., and World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz members of the "Israel Lobby."
THE LOBBY - Justin Raimondo
Why is American policy in the Middle East skewed in favor of Israel? March 20, 2006
THE LOBBY STRIKES BACK - Justin Raimondo
Harvard study of Israeli lobby's influence costs the academic dean of the Kennedy School his job
March 31, 2006
NEW CHRISTIAN PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY AIMS TO BE STRONGER THAN AIPAC By Shlomo Shamir
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=701583 March 4, 2006
IRAQ WAS INVADED 'TO PROTECT ISRAEL' - US OFFICIAL
(Philp Zelikow, executive director of the 9/11 Commission)
By Emad Mekay
Asia Times - Asia's most trusted news source
March 23, 2006
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