Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s Secretary of Defense nominee, is in trouble. Why? Because he famously said: “The Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here… I’m not an Israeli senator. I’m a United States senator.”
On Friday, forty allegedly American Senators blocked Hagel’s nomination with a filibuster. Their message was loud and clear: “We are not United States Senators. We are Israeli Senators.”
Alan Hart, former lead BBC Mideast correspondent, expressed his disgust at the Israeli Senators’ vote on my radio show, Truth Jihad Radio, this Friday: “This is treason. Serving a foreign nation, rather than one’s own, is not just wrong - it is treasonous.”
One of the traitors, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Israel), mentioned Israel sixteen times while grilling Hagel. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Israel) mentioned Israel ten times. Altogether, Republican Senators mentioned Israel 64 times during their hostile cross-examination of Hagel. The war in Afghanistan - supposedly America’s most pressing military issue - was only mentioned four times.
Those forty Senators don’t care about US troops stuck in the Afghan quagmire, the place empires go to die. They don’t care about the US economy - which, like the US troops sent to Middle Eastern quagmires, is bleeding and dying in wars dictated by Israel, imposed on America by Israel… wars whose only purpose is to serve the interests of Israel, at the expense of the interests of the United States.
Chuck Hagel has pointed out that US interests and Israeli interests don’t always coincide. That is a massive understatement. The truth is that in today’s world, US interests and Israeli interests are in stark opposition to each other.
The US, as Zbigniew Brzezinski suggests in his book The Grand Chessboard, competes with Russia for influence in central Eurasia; and it competes with the rising Asian powers, China and India, for energy and mineral resources. The natural US allies in this part of the world are the Muslim nations. And the most important potential US ally in the region is Iran. According to Brzezinski, the US ought to do everything possible to establish good relations with Iran. His implication is that the US ought to apologize for its terrible past behavior towards Iran, stop bullying the Iranians over Iran’s peaceful nuclear power program, end all sanctions, and give Iran most favored nation status.
But that won’t happen - even though US geopolitical interests dictate that it must.
Why not? Because Iran will never stop supporting the Palestinians in their struggle against genocide in Occupied Palestine. And that isn’t acceptable to Israel - which owns and runs the US government.
The US is bullying Iran on behalf of Israel. In doing so, it is undermining itself.
But nobody in the US is allowed to mention this. Expressing even the slightest discomfort with Israeli ownership of America, as Chuck Hagel has, is just not kosher.
US hostility towards Iran is only one example of a self-destructive policy imposed on America by Israel. In fact, the whole “war on terror” - in reality, a war on Islam - is an Israeli fabrication.
Benjamin Netanyahu created the “war on terror” in 1979 at the Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism (JCIT). As scholar Nafeez Ahmed writes, the JCIT “established the ideological foundations for the ‘War on Terror.’” Participants at the conference included George H.W. Bush, Richard Pipes, Sen. Henry M. Jackson, Shimon Peres, and many other high-level Israeli and US military, intelligence, and political personalities. Netanyahu’s JCIT proposed to deceive the American public, and the world, by wildly exaggerating the dangers of “international terrorism” and even manufacturing a nonexistent “terrorist threat” to mobilize Western populations behind aggressive policies.
In 1996, Netanyahu, as Prime Minister of Israel, commissioned a paper entitled “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm.” The paper’s lead author was neoconservative Zionist extremist Richard Perle. Co-authors included such neocon Israel-first fanatics as Douglas Feith and David Wurmser - the same folks who would lead the War on Terror propaganda campaign after 9/11.
The “Clean Break” document proposed redrawing the map of the Middle East on behalf of Israel. Iraq would be invaded and shattered into pieces, in accordance with Israel’s Oded Yinon plan to balkanize the Middle East. Other Middle Eastern countries would follow. And though the “realm” that needed to be “secured” was Israel, it would obviously be American troops who would be bleeding and dying.
The same neocons who wrote the 1996 “Clean Break” paper for Netanyahu produced an even more damning document in September 2000: The infamous “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” paper published by The Project for a New American Century (PNAC), which openly called for a “New Pearl Harbor.” Exactly one year later, PNAC’s avidly-desired “New Pearl Harbor” arrived in the form of the 9/11 false-flag attack. The war on Islam for Israel went into high gear.
Today, more and more Americans are agreeing with Chuck Hagel: It’s time for the US to stop being Israel’s slave. The 9/11-triggered wars-for-Israel are massively unpopular. Voters sent powerful antiwar messages in the 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2012 elections. Mitt Romney, Netanyahu’s hand-picked candidate, was soundly defeated, despite the overwhelming support he received from Israel and its Zionist Power Configuration.
The Israelis correctly see that their ownership of the US government is in jeopardy. Their hysterical opposition to Hagel is a sign of desperation.
When another Hagel vote happens next week, will the treasonous Senators from Israel win again? Or will the Senators from America prevail?
Regardless of whether Hagel is ultimately confirmed, the battle between the Senators from Israel and the Senators from America is educating the American people about who really runs their country.
Dr. Kevin Barrett
February 17, 2013
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is www.truthjihad.com.
This article was originally posted at Press TV