Puppet State America
The United States government and its subject peoples think of the US as "the world's only superpower." But how is a country a superpower when its entire government and a majority of the subjects, especially those members of evangelical churches, grovel at the feet of the Israeli prime minister? How is a country a superpower when it lacks the power to determine its own foreign policy in the Middle East? Such a country is not a superpower. It is a puppet state.
In the past few days we have witnessed, yet again, the "American superpower" groveling at Netanyahu's feet. When Netanyahu decided to again murder the Palestinian women and children of Gaza, to further destroy what remains of the social infrastructure of the Gaza Ghettoand to declare Israeli war crimes and Israeli crimes against humanity to be merely the exercise of "self-defense," the US Senate, the US House of Representatives, the White House and the US media all promptly declared their support for Netanyahu's crimes.
On November 16 the Congress of the "superpower," both House and Senate, passed overwhelmingly the resolutions written for them by AIPAC, the Israel Lobby known as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the only foreign agent that is not required to register as a foreign agent. The Global News Service of the Jewish People reported their power over Washington with pride (current.com/19su0kc). Both Democrats and Republicans shared the dishonor of serving Israel and evil instead of America and justice for the Palestinians.
The White House quickly obeyed the summons from the Israel Lobby. President Obama announced that he is "fully supportive" of Israel's assault on Gaza. Ben Rhodes, White House deputy national security adviser, told the media on November 17 that the White House "wants the same thing as the Israelis want." This is an overstatement, as many Israelis oppose the crimes of the Israeli government, which is not the government of Israel but the government of the "settlers," that is, the crazed, land-hungry immigrants who are illegally, with Netanyahu's support, stealing the lands of the Palestinians.
Netanyahu's Israel is the equivalent of the Lincoln Republicans 150 years ago. Then there was no international law to protect Southern states, who left the voluntary union, a right under the Constitution, in order to avoid being exploited by Northern business interests. Subsequently, the Union army, after devastating the South, turned on the American Indians and there was no international law to protect American Indians from being murdered and dispossessed by Washington's armies.
Washington claimed that its invasion forces were threatened by the Indian's bows and arrows. Today there is international law to protect the Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza. However, every time that the world tries to hold the Israeli government accountable for its crimes, Israel's Washington puppet vetoes the UN decision.
The notion that Israel is threatened by Palestinians is as absurd as the notion that the US is threatened by Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan and Iran. No government of any of these countries has ever made a threatening statement against the US. Even had such a statement been made, it would be meaningless. If a Superpower can be threatened by such impotent and distant counties, then it is not a superpower.
Demonizing a victim is a way of hiding state crimes. The American print and TV media is useless as a check on state crimes. The only crimes reported by the media are assigned to "terrorists," that is, those who resist US hegemony, and to Americans, such as Bradley Manning and Sibel Edmonds, who liberate truth from official secrecy. Julian Assange of WikiLeaks remains in danger despite the asylum granted to him by the president of Ecuador, as Washington has little regard for international law.
In the US the exercise of the First Amendment is coming to be regarded as a crime against the state. The purpose of the media is no longer to find the truth but to protect official lies. Speaking the truth has essentially disappeared, as it is too costly to journalists who dare to do so. To keep one's job, one serves Washington and the private interest groups that Washington serves.
In his November 19 defense of Israel's latest war crimes, President Obama said: "No country on Earth would tolerate missiles raining down from outside its borders." But, of course, numerous countries do tolerate missiles raining down from the US. The war criminal Obama is raining down missiles in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, and has rained missiles on Libya, Somalia, Iraq and Syria, as well. Iran might be next.
The German assault on the Warsaw Ghetto is one of the horror stories of Jewish history. Such an event is happening again, only this time Jews are perpetrators instead of victims. No hand has been raised to stay Israel from the goal of the operation declared by Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai to be "to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages."
This article originally appeared at www.paulcraigroberts.org, republished here with author's permission (copyright Paul Craig Roberts).
Posted by ed32028 on 12/01/12 07:18 PM
Paul Craig Roberts, an accomplished writer with degree in nothing, a demagogue who has never defended himself, his family or his country with nothing but a pen and a piece of paper.
I grew up in Russia, bullied thru the childhood by elders because of my Jewish last name. One time I was cornered by older boys and they insisted that I show them my birth certificate, because they said it would say a "jew" in it. I didn't understand what my 'crime' was. We lived in an apartment building on the 1st floor, and one night they put our apartment on fire. David's star was painted under our windows many times. I felt hatred because I was a "little jew" growing up, and I always had to fight for myself because of it. I am thankful to America for what she gave to my family and I because we came here as refugees.
Hamas and Iran have declared war on Israel and like Hitler they want all that is Jewish to be erased from the face of this earth. But wait, you would argue that may be genocide didn't take place as well?
To all of you I want to say: what is wrong with you people? Israel has delivered over a million of tons in humanitarian help to the people of Gaza and received nothing but rocket fire in return, and you call Israel a terrorist? The only reason you would say that is you're disattached from reality. You never had to fight for yourself sir, and you are a wimp! If you had to protect yourself or your family out on the streets anywhere in this world, you wouldn't be able to, because you do not know what it takes. But we know you would write an article about it next day.
I am further disappointed that Daily Bell would publish your article, I thought much highly about this publication.
Posted by Craig on 11/21/12 06:26 AM
Israel has much negative karma coming it's way, well deserved and been building up for the last 200 years, particularly the last century. Gaza is very important geographically largely being it's fresh water assets, the largest in the immediate region. It's obviously needed for Israel's further expansion, via land and demographics.
Ironic that Muslim immigration into the West is supported by Diaspora Jews, and then when Muslim populations start asserting themselves, Jews flee to Israel...
Zionist can't live with them, but certainly need to keep an infiltrators eye on them.
Posted by ycyruiz45 on 11/21/12 01:47 AM
The palestians are terrorist. Simple as that You chose to be blind
Posted by ycyruiz45 on 11/21/12 01:44 AM
Paul Craig you are crazy, where were you this four years, Obama is an enemy of the israeli. HuI is a muslim.
Posted by Danny B on 11/20/12 09:59 PM
@ Aardvark, just one small point of disagreement.
"Palestine after Britain had made a mess of it"
Stern, Irgun and Nehi went around blowing things up. After the attack at the King David hotel, the British declared the place "ungovernable".
I suspect that the British didn't overtly make a mess of Palestine.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 11/20/12 06:06 PM
"The "poor palestinians" twice had everything they wanted handed to them, but their fearless terrorist leader Arafat refused the agreements preferring instead to push for the anhiliation of Israel.
Still, selective history and self serving rhetoric does little to help the situation."
Since you touched upon 'selective history' - 40-year veteran reporter Alan Hart ...
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... may have some valid points here:
"According to first and still existing draft of Judeo-Christian or Western history, Israel was given its birth certificate and thus legitimacy by the UN Partition Resolution of 29 November 1947. That is nonsense.
In the first place the UN without the consent of the majority of the people of Palestine did not have the right to decide to partition Palestine or assign any part of its territory to a minority of alien immigrants in order for them to establish a state of their own. (The term 'alien' is correct because almost all if not all of the Jews who went to Palestine in answer to Zionism's call and/or response to its pushing had no biological connection whatsoever to the ancient Hebrews. They were mainly Europeans who converted to Judaism long after the end of the first Israelite occupation of Palestine. The notion that there are two peoples with an equal claim to the same land is nonsense).
Despite that, by the narrowest of margins, and only after a rigged vote, the UN General Assembly did pass a resolution to partition Palestine and create two states, one Arab, one Jewish, with Jerusalem not part of either. But the General Assembly resolution was only a proposal - meaning that it could have no effect, would not become policy, unless approved by the Security Council.
The truth is that the General Assembly's partition proposal never went to the Security Council for consideration. Why not? Because the US knew that, if approved, it could only be implemented by force; and President Truman was not prepared to use force to partition Palestine.
So the partition plan was vitiated (became invalid) and the question of what the hell to do about Palestine after Britain had made a mess of it and walked away was taken back to the General Assembly for more discussion. The option favoured and proposed by the US was temporary UN Trusteeship. It was while the General Assembly was debating what to do that Israel unilaterally declared itself to be in existence - actually in defiance of the will of the organised international community, including the Truman administration.
The truth of the time was that the Zionist state, which (as I mentioned earlier) came into being mainly 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 ….. Unless it was recognised 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 Palestinians could give Israel the legitimacy it craved. And that legitimacy was the only thing the Zionists could not take from the Palestinians by force.
Now to what I regard as the two biggest and most successful of Zionism's propaganda lies upon which the first and still existing draft of Judeo-Christian or Western history is constructed.
The first is the assertion that Israel has lived in danger of annihilation, the 'driving into the sea' of its Jews. The truth of history, which flows fully documented through the three volumes of my book, is that Israel's existence has NEVER, EVER been in danger from any combination of Arab force. Not in 1948. Not in 1967. And not even in 1973. Zionism's assertion to the contrary was the cover which allowed its monster child to get away where it mattered most - in America and Western Europe - with having its aggression perceived as self-defence and itself as the victim when it was and is the oppressor."
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Israel: ‘The midwife to Islamic Resistance!’
Uri Avnery (born 1923) is a former member of Jewish terrorist militia, Irgun, member Knesset, jounalist and founder of Gush Shalom, a Jewish NGO compaigning for peace on Jewish terms. Avnery was the first Israeli Jew who met PLO chairman Yasar Arafat in Beirut on July 3, 1982 during Israeli invasion of country.
On December 31, 2011 – Avnery posted a column at Gush Shalom website, entiled Shukran, Israel. In his column, Avnery claims that all Islamic movements in the Muslim East owes their existence to the Zionist regime. According to him, had it not been Israel – there would not have been Muslim Brotherhood (established 25 year before the establishment of Israel), Islamic Revolution in Iran (1979), Hizbullah or Hamas.
Israel, as a colonial power, has been practicing the golden rule of ‘divide and rule’. It helped establishment of ‘apologetic Muslim (aka ‘moderate Muslim’) organizations to keep the secular western-puppet rulers in-line. Israeli leaders always supported dictators and monarchs among neighboring Muslim nation-states as Israel’s first defense against Islamic-oriented political parties. Hamas grew out of corrupt secular PLO (Fatah); Hizbullah grew out of corrupt secular Amal and Islamic Revolution was a blow-back of King Reza Shah’s subservience to US and Israel.
Historically, Israel and Pakistan are the only two countries established on religion in the last century. Muslims established their foothold in 712 CE in the area which is called Pakistan now. Their ancestors had ruled India for over 1,000 years. On the other hand, European Jews were brought into Muslim Palestine in the 1930s to solve Europe’s centuries-old Jewish Problem. Pakistanis are still dreaming to be ruled by an Islamic party – while Jewish extremists have always been part of Israel’s government since 1948.
Posted by RED on 11/20/12 04:07 PM
The "poor palestinians" twice had everything they wanted handed to them, but their fearless terrorist leader Arafat refused the agreements preferring instead to push for the anhiliation of Israel. (Didn't he win a nobel prize too? There seems to be a pattern here). He also lined his pockets and those of his friends and relatives with U.S. aid dollars that never made it to the Palestinian people. The Egyptians and others have historically been just as "abusive" to the Palestinians.
Yes, the U.S. currently has very corrupt Marxist / Fascist "leadership" and it is a "mess" in the middle east.
Still, selective history and self serving rhetoric does little to help the situation.
There are in fact Palestinians living, working and prospering in Israel; peace is possible if blood feuds can be set aside and if certain groups would refrain from manipulating the "masses".
But alas... ... that is apparently not their nature.
Posted by John Glock on 11/20/12 02:34 PM
"The notion that Israel is threatened by Palestinians is as absurd as the notion that the US is threatened by Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan and Iran. No government of any of these countries has ever made a threatening statement against the US."
Tricky with words! Israel not threatened by Palestinians, but by Hamas, by Hamas' very own words!
And, you can say that the President of Iran has not threatened us - oh, maybe not 100 times, yet, though.
If they lobbed a few hundred misles from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico into Galveston, would that be of any concern?
Posted by TimurTheLame on 11/20/12 07:54 AM
By tremendous co-incidence, the major North American puppet is on vacation, err.. foreign assignments far, far away where pesky questions about the Gazan conflict cannot be asked (as they once might have been ) and many non relevant photo-ops and bland pronouncements can be made just in time for the morning edition.
Didn't he win a Nobel prize of some sorts? Was it economics? Sorry there isn't one. I think that I know what it was. It's on the tip of my tongue (in cheek).
Ahh, I remember,. It was the same one that Menachim Begin won. Who's next, Bibi? The template of Schweitzer, Pauling and Pearson obviously no longer applies.
Posted by WorkingClass on 11/20/12 06:56 AM
"Netanyahu's Israel is the equivalent of the Lincoln Republicans 150 years ago".
So much subversive truth in one sentence. Paul Craig Roberts ROCKS.
Posted by rossbcan on 11/20/12 06:19 AM
PCR: "Speaking the truth has essentially disappeared, as it is too costly to journalists who dare to do so. To keep one's job... "
what's so hot about TRUTH?:
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Like it or not MSM is a group, providing services to paying customers. They may have stored wealth to pay liars's salaries and, supporters whom find it "of use" to pay for lies. However, what happens when the public adapts to the fact that MSM has no value (truth) and completely ignores them? Then, the value (effectiveness) of manipuulation is zero. At that point, supporters, advertisers, readers / viewers have invested their time and energy (life) elsewhere, destroying the lying MSM business case and, therefore, ability to survive as an endeavor. Expect a lot of "reformed" MSM "talking heads" to be unemployed, flooding the "labor" market along with many other unproductive (don't CREATE anything REAL, of value) "professionals".
It is like this for all endeavors involving self-interested (making survival choices of "best value") self-volitional intelligences. No matter how good the "lie", over time the costs and lack of Return On Investment (ROI) are noticed and, collective choice becomes "don't support, nor associate".
There is no possible way to avoid this fact. It is "add value" for those you trade with, or, perish. That's life, enforced by the grim reaper of "Mathematics of Rule", which smites all fools whom dissent:
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This is a general truth, applying to individuals, groups, civilizations and species:
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