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The Zionist Power Configuration in America By James Petras


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"My strong preference here is to handle all this (US
conflict with Iran) diplomatically with the other powers of
government, ours and many others as opposed to any kind of strike
occurring…From the US perspective, from the United States military
perspective in particular, opening up a third front (Israeli and/or
US act of war against Iran) would be extremely stressful to us"
testimony of Admiral Michael Mulligan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff. July 2, 2008.


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"If Iran continues its nuclear arms program &#150; we will
attack it. The sanctions aren't effective. There will be no choice
but to attack Iran to halt the Iranian nuclear program." Shaul
Mofaz, Israeli Minister of Transportation in Yediot Ahronot , June
6, 2008.

"The present economic sanctions on Iran have exhausted
themselves. Iranian businesspeople who would not be able to land
anywhere in the world would pressure the regime." Israeli Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert, speaking to US House Speaker, Senator Nancy
Pelosi in favor of a unilateral, pre-emptive US naval blockade of
Iran. (Haaretz May 21, 2008.)

"It was a triumphalist conference. Even this powerful organization
(AIPAC), the most powerful group in the US Israel lobby, had never
seen anything like. Seven thousand Jewish functionaries from all
over the United States came together to accept the obeisance of the
entire Washington elite. The three presidential hopefuls (Hillary
went too) made speeches, trying to outdo each other in flattery.
Three hundred senators and members of Congress crowded the
hallways. Everybody who wanted to be elected or re-elected to any
office came to see and be seen." Uri Avnery, London Review of
Books, July 3, 2008. page 18

House Resolution 362 received unanimous support from all
the Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations including
the 7,000 delegation attending the AIPAC Conference in Washington DC
on June 2-4, 2008.

"Resolution 362 became our chief legislative priority", according to
AIPAC's website, June 4, 2008.

"The President should prohibit the export to Iran of all refined
petroleum products imposing stringent inspection requirements in all
persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains and cargo ships enters and
departing Iran ." US House Resolution 362 introduced May 22, 2008.

Resolution 362 gained 170 co-sponsors or nearly 40% of the House and
19 co-sponsors in the Senate in less than a month

16/07/08 "ICH" -- - Zionists and their allies in Congress authored,
implemented and enforced sanctions against Iran , which hinder the
ambitions of the world's biggest oil and gas companies. Israeli war
exercises and public declarations threatening a massive air assault
on Iran has pushed petroleum prices to world records. This spring
2008, the most powerful pro-Israel Jewish Lobby in the US , AIPAC
held their annual conference and secured the support and commitment
of both major US Presidential candidates and the majority of US
members of Congress for an Israeli initiative to impose extreme
economic sanctions on Iran with threats of a US/Israeli military
attack. In early summer 2008, the AIPAC operatives, who wrote this
US Congressional resolution, successfully rounded up Congressional
leaders' support of an air and naval blockade of all critical
imports into Iran &#150; a blatant act of war.

Israel adopts a `peace policy' designed to isolate Iran
in preparation for an attack &#150; and then immediately violates its
terms. The entire spectrum of major Jewish organizations
unquestioningly and unconditionally give their active support, as
they have in the past, to AIPAC's domination of the US Presidential
candidates as well as to the twists and turns in Israel's war
preparations via military exercises and phony peace gestures.

In the entire history of US relations with oil and gas-
producing countries, there is not a single previous case in which it
sacrificed profitable investments by its major oil companies at the
behest of a foreign power ( Israel ) and its "lobby" &#150; the Zionist
Power Configuration.

Israel's Two Track Policy Toward Iran
Israel 's policy to obliterate Iran , in much the same
war that the US has devastated Iraq , has followed a carefully
planned multi-prong strategy. Israel has relied on direct military
attacks, all out wars, economic blockades and the use of overseas
Zionist front organizations to destroy Iran 's allies and strangle
its economy.

The Israeli strategy is directed at undermining,
weakening and enticing Iranian allies to politically and militarily
isolate Tehran , in order to facilitate a full-scale massive air
assault without having to deal with military fallout from Iranian
allies on its borders.

In pursuit of this `isolate and destroy' strategy,
Israel launched a full-scale invasion and massive air and missile
bombing of Lebanon knocking out critical civilian infrastructure in
the hopes of obliterating Hezbollah, a staunch Iranian ally.
Israeli preparation for its Lebanese war began a full year before
its sneak attack, using a common minor border incident to invade
Hezbollah strongholds in Southern Lebanon . Israel 's offensive
against Hezbollah made no sense from the point of view of its border
security. No Israeli military official ever envisioned Hezbollah
being any kind of military threat to its national security. At most
Israel saw Hezbollah as a serious counterweight to its anemic puppet
allies in Beirut .

From the perspective of Israel 's regional hegemonic
perspective, an attack and destruction of Hezbollah would isolate
Iran and allow Israel to develop a strategic Middle East client in
Beirut , facilitating an air attack.

Hezbollah's defeat of the Israeli invasion seriously
weakened Tel Aviv's military based strategy to `isolate Iran ' and
strengthened Hezbollah's power in Lebanon , raising its prestige
immensely among the Arab and Muslim populations.

The second prong in Israel 's strategy was to destroy
the democratically elected Hamas government in Palestine by
financing and arming a coup attempt by its Arab clients in the
Palestinian Authority,Abbas and Dahlens. Hamas successfully routed
the putschists and proceeded to consolidate its rule in Gaza .
Israel turned toward a destructive blockade to starve the 1.5
million Palestinian civilians in Gaza into revolt against Hamas.
Israel 's allies in the US and EU poured hundreds of millions of
dollars and euros to prop up the corrupt Israeli client regime in
the West Bank . Once again Israel failed to militarily or
economically destroy Hamas, but that didn't prevent the Jewish state
from turning to its third target &#150; Syria .

In 2007 Israel launched an air invasion of Syria ,
bombing what it described as a `military target', a low-grade non-
military nuclear facility in order to intimidate Syria and weaken
the Assad regime's ties to Iran . While Israel demonstrated its
military capacity to violate Syrian sovereignty with impunity, its
action did not have any major impact on Iran-Syrian ties.

In response to the repeated failures of the Israeli
military strategy of undermining Iran 's allies, Tel Aviv turned
toward a different `divide and conquer' approach. Israel , through
its Turkish ally, began `peace negotiations' with Syria , offering
to discuss the return of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights . The
trade off for Israel takes the form of peace talks over the Golan in
exchange for lessening Damascus ' military dependence on Iran .
Since the Israeli public and most of the Knesset are overwhelmingly
opposed to returning the Golan, the peace talks are not intended to
end Israeli occupation, but to give the Assad regime a certain
credibility among the Western imperial powers and lessen its
isolation. The Israeli regime had no trouble selling its new line
on Syria to its highly subservient and disciplined supporters among
the Presidents of the fifty-two leading American-Jewish
organizations. They are well practiced in following the zig-zag of
Israeli policy, switching policy of demonizing Syria one day and
acknowledging its pragmatism the next. French President Sarkozy
followed up the Israeli initiative by inviting Syrian President
Assad to Paris with all the pomp and honors of a chief of state.

Two years after its failed military invasion of
Lebanon , Tel Aviv sought and pursued negotiations with Hezbollah to
exchange prisoners (and/or their remains) as part of a tactical mini-
`détente'. Once again, the US Zionist Power Configuration, after
years of denouncing Hezbollah as a mere tool of Iran , accommodated
the new Israeli line of recognizing Hezbollah as an independent
political interlocutor.

At about the same time (June 2, 2008), Israel finally and perhaps
temporarily recognized it could not militarily or economically
destroy Hamas, or prevent its military retaliation against Israeli
attacks or undermine its mass base of support and signed a military
truce to end armed incursions and open entry points in exchange for
the end of retaliatory rocket attacks on Israeli towns.

While the new Israeli turn toward peace negotiations, cease fire
agreements and prisoner negotiations seems to augur a less
belligerent and more realistic assessment of the Middle East balance
of power, in fact the new policy is linked with a more extremist,
aggressive and war-threatening military policy toward Iran. In late
May and early June 2008, while Israel was proposing a more
conciliatory approach toward Iran 's allies, it engaged in a massive
military exercise, involving over a hundred warplanes and thousands
of commandos in an unmistaken dress rehearsal for an offensive war
against Iran . Top officials from the Israeli military command,
cabinet and Knesset publicly pronounced their intention to bomb Iran
if it proceeded in its entirely legal and non-military uranium
enrichment program. Israeli officials secured the tacit and overt
approval of US and European Union for its military posture. More
important Israel practically dictated the terms of debate in the
United Nations Security Council by insisting that it would launch a
war unless the harshest economic sanctions (and even a military-
economic blockade) were not implemented and enforced by the United
Nations.

Israeli policy was operating on several parallel and
reinforcing tracks: The `peace track' to engage and neutralize
Iran's Middle East allies, to isolate Iran and polish up its image
in the Western mass media; the `military track' to prepare for war,
which remains its defining strategy in order to destroy an isolated
(from its allies) and economically weakened (by US/EU/UN sanctions)
Iran. In pursuit of its relentless drive for Middle East supremacy
and the implementation of its two-track strategy, the Israeli state
depends on the power of the major American Jewish organizations to
promote the policies of the Jewish state in the US .

The Centrality of the ZPC in Israel's Pursuit of the Destruction of
Iran
The Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC), through its
dominant role in making US-Middle East policy, plays a central part
in the implementation of all aspects of Israeli foreign policy goals
in the region. Israel 's principle goal over the past five years is
the destruction of Iran , to end its opposition to Israel 's
domination of the region. In pursuit of the Israeli agenda, the ZPC
led by AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) has
exploited its control and influence over the US Congress and
Executive branches. AIPAC has leveraged the presence of highly
placed Israel-Firsters in key positions in Treasury, the Pentagon,
Commerce, the National Security Council, the Justice Department and
Homeland Security to design and pursue economic and military
policies in line with Israel's war policies toward Iran. AIPAC,
through its media and economic leverage undermined domestic
opposition. Israel's power over US bellicose policy toward Iran is
so complete that even critics of Washington's military posture
toward Iran refrain from mentioning the powerful role of the ZPC in
designing and implementing that policy.

Zionist power was on open display at its annual
conference in Washington . At the 2008 AIPAC Conference, over 7,000
delegates representing 100,000 members, met to discuss how to force
Washington to implement Israel 's Middle East priorities,
overwhelmingly focused on the Jewish State's stated objective of
militarily destroying Iran . Over 300 US Congress members attended
(over 60% of all members of both houses) along with the three major
presidential candidates, major cabinet members, including the
Secretary of State, Vice President Cheney from the White House and a
host of Hollywood celebrities, media moguls and prominent financial
and real estate billionaires from Wall Street and its environs.

Presidential candidates competed with each other in
swearing their total and unconditional servility to Israel ,
swearing their utmost to back any and all past, present and future
Israeli military attacks. Hillary Clinton promised to implement the
equivalent of twelve holocausts against Iran 's 70 million citizens
in her rant to `obliterate Iran ' if it endangered Israel . Obama
backed the ultra-orthodox Jewish demand to give Israel sole control
over Jerusalem , and joined John McCain and Clinton in promising to
bomb Iran if it continued its uranium enrichment program (which they
equated with a nuclear weapon &#150; despite the objections of the IAEA
and the US intelligence community). All endorsed Israel 's
starvation of Gaza 's 1.5 million inhabitants and rejected any
concessions or negotiations with Hamas , Syria and Hezbollah &#150; even
as Israel was already engaged in negotiations for tactical reasons.
AIPAC's entire agenda has been endorsed by the US Congress, the
Executive and both parties, including a military blockade of Iran,
harsher world sanctions against all global oil and gas corporations,
banks and industries dealing with Iran, the immediate transfer of
the most advanced missile and attack technology to Israel to
facilitate an attack on Iran, and a substantial increase in yearly
US military grants to Israel totaling an additional $30 billion
dollars over the next decade. The top Israeli officials present,
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Prime Minister Olmert took the
opportunity to reiterate and re-affirm their will to use military
power to force Iran to submit or face destruction, to standing
ovations and wild cheering from the ecstatic AIPAC delegates,
deriving delirious pleasure from these blood thirsty calls for US
military and economic sacrifice!

Nary a single word of dissent was heard from the entire
Congressional entourage in attendance; the Presidential candidates
assured the zealous Israel-firsters that for the next 4 years
Israeli interests would be the centerpiece of US Middle East
policies.

The AIPAC conference was no simple `show of force' nor
an exercise in `group think' meant to keep the faith of the
zealots. It was the kick-off to a full-scale ZPC campaign to
implement a series of measures designed to accelerate a US and
Israeli military assault against Iran .

The Congressmen and women in attendance at the AIPAC
were there for a purpose: to be instructed on what Middle East
policies Israel and the ZPC would demand of them. Their presence at
the AIPAC conference was not just a courtesy call intended
to `network' with wealthy Jewish campaign fund contributors. They
were there because of long-standing and intense relations with the
ZPC, which made it obligatory to show up and pay obeisance to
demanding paymasters who shortly thereafter visited their offices
and presented them with proposals and resolutions for immediate
action.

The Aftermath of the AIPAC Conference
Under AIPAC tutelage, if not actual authorship, a
Congressional resolution was introduced, which called for a naval
blockade of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a deliberate act of war.
H. Con. Res. 362 calls on the President of the United States to stop
all incoming international shipments of refined petroleum products
from reaching Iran by any means. By the middle of June 2008, three
weeks after it was introduced, the resolution had attracted 146 co-
sponsors. In the Senate in two weeks time a similar measure secured
19 co-sponsors. The Congressional resolutions use almost the exact
wording of an AIPAC memo issued just prior to the Congressional
action. AIPAC got its cue from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
who, in early May 2008, told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that
sanctions were not enough and called a US naval blockade `a good
possibility' (Global Research June 18, 2008). The loyal AIPAC
servants made their Israeli masters' wish a reality &#150; in a matter of
days. (Who says critical issues get `bogged down' in Washington ?)

In late June 2008, under AIPAC leadership and direction,
the US Congress added $170,000,000 dollar increase in military
assistance to Israel as part of a 10 year, $30 billion dollar war
commitment to the Jewish state. AIPAC was instrumental in drawing
up the bill and openly declared that the addition was designed to
maintain Israel 's military dominance and superiority in the Middle
East but specifically designed for its war preparation against Iran
and the Palestinians. AIPAC pointedly emphasized that, "The US
commitment to maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge is the
cornerstone of American (sic-ZPC) policy in the region&#133;This year's
package holds heightened significance&#133;as the US and Israel face new
challenged from Iran's drive to acquire (sic) nuclear weapons&#133;" (AFP
June 27, 2008).

At a time when the US government faces a major financial
crisis and refuses to refinance millions of Americans facing loss of
their homes through foreclosures, AIPAC secured a 25% increase in
military handouts to Israel . Olmert praised his US Zionist agents
for improving Israel 's take. The 52 Presidents of the Major
American Jewish Organizations and their million members and
affiliates successfully pursued AIPAC's proposal to increase
economic sanctions on Iran via its captive US Congressional bloc,
its appointed agents in the Treasury Department and in the UN
Security Council via its influence in the White House. Each and
every sanction introduced by the US representative in the United
Nations is a thinly veiled copy of memos and resolutions written and
powerfully pushed in the Executive branch by AIPAC. They are
backed by several hundred professional lobbyists and scores of pro-
Israel PACs (political action committees) and ten propaganda mills
(the so-called `think tanks') with tight links to AIPAC. Through
their influence in the US , the ZPC has successfully secured the
acquiescence of other members of the UN Security Council.

Throughout 2008, a presidential election year, the ZPC
has successfully engaged in sustained interrogation and pressure on
the major candidates, securing pledges of unconditional support for
every aspect of Israel 's murderous policies in Gaza and the West
Bank , including its policies of starvation and assault. All major
candidates have echoed the ZPC-Israeli line of labeling the elected
Hamas movement, Hezbollah , Iran and Syria as `terrorist'
organizations and states and pledged to attack or back an Israeli
offensive war against Iran .

In so far as the Middle East is the center of US foreign
policy, the ZPC has ensured that the next President of the United
States will continue the bellicose pro-Israel policies pursued by
George W. Bush. The ZPC's influence over the next US President
guarantees that the issues of war and peace will be dictated by a
minority of a minority ethno-religious group, comprising less than
3% of the population and loyal to a foreign state. Whichever party
wins the Presidential election or controls Congress, the ZPC will
set the Middle East agenda, the head of which is the destruction of
the Islamic Republic of Iran.

During the entire run-op to the November 2008 elections,
not a single political leader has raised the issue of the
catastrophic consequences of a war with Iran for the world economy,
the astronomical rise in oil prices, which will result in the
conversion of the US recession into a depression, the killing of
hundreds (if not millions) of Iranian citizens and the loss of
American lives. In other words, the greatest of all ZPC successes
is their ability to focus the entire political elite and mass media
on the advantages of launching a preemptive war for Israel and to
distract public and political attention away from any reports
relating the world-shattering destructive consequences.

Zionist Power: Big Oil and Liberal Obfuscation
One of the most salient issues in the run-up of oil and
gas prices has been the power and policies of the ZPC. Iran
possesses some of the most potentially productive and rich oil and
gas fields, which are not yet exploited. Iran possesses 15-17% of
the world's supply of gas. It is number two in the world. Israel ,
and therefore the ZPC, has been the leading voice in blocking all
investment and financing in Iran by the world's leading public and
private gas and oil multinationals. Thanks to AIPAC authored
Congressional legislation, any and all oil and gas companies
investing more than $20 million dollars in Iran are barred from the
US market and subject to criminal investigation and fines (if not
imprisonment of executives). AIPAC authored Congressional
legislation, which labeled the Iranian National Guard, the so-
called `Revolutionary Guard', as an international `terrorist
organization', subject to military attack by thePentagon.

By extension, any multinational corporation, which signs economic
agreements over Iranian oil assets, is considered to be financing
terrorism. Huge quantities of Iranian gas and oil are not coming
onto the world market and lowering the price of gasoline, solely due
to US Congressional policies authored and enforced by the ZPC.
According to the Financial Times (June 25, 2008) every major US ,
European and Asian oil company is eager to invest in Iran but are
blocked by Zionist authored legislation: "American companies are
prohibited from any involvement in Iran 's energy sector. Those non-
US international groups that have invested in Iran are for now going
slow. They are trying to avoid pressing ahead with investments that
would anger Washington , while also trying to avoid pulling out;
which could annoy Tehran ." (FT July 25, 2008. p.9).

The US Treasury Department houses the most influential
enforcement agency for policing the behavior of Big Oil, Big Banking
and Big Construction companies, which would normally invest in
Iran , given the world historic prices. According to investigator
Grant Smith (Classified Deceptions: 2007): "In 2004, AIPAC and its
affiliated think tank, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
(WINEP), lobbied for a new separate US Treasury unit to be created &#150;
the `Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence' (OTFI). It is
headed by AIPAC vetted leadership and many OTFI briefings are
delivered directly to WINEP. OFTI's secretive financial operations
that target Iran and its trading partners are tightly coordinated
with Israel 's leadership." (Smith. page 59). Stuart Levey, sub-
secretary of the Treasury and a zealous Zionist, who runs OTFI, and
his staff have successfully pressured many of the biggest multi-
billion dollar public pension funds in states like New York,
Florida, Texas and California to disinvest in any company investing,
trading or engaged in any economic activity with any Iranian public
or private enterprise. Secondly, it has arbitrarily labeled any
humanitarian organization dealing with Iran as a possible `terrorist
conduit'. Levey has made frequent visits to Europe and Asia,
threatening US reprisals to any country or corporation trading or
investing in Iran . Levey and the OTFI have formulated Treasury
policy memos which have decisively shaped US sanctions policy and
proposals to the United Nations. It is clear that Cheney, Bush and
the Democratic Congress make decisions largely drawn up, promoted
and enforced by AIPAC and its key operative in Treasury, who in turn
openly coordinate policy with their mentors in the Israeli foreign
and financial ministries and the office of the Israeli Prime
Minister.

Clearly the power of the ZPC is as much from its capacity to
leverage malleable non-Zionist Congress people, public agencies,
private financial institutions as it is to apply direct control over
public policy. In other words for every dues paying member or
leader of AIPAC, and of the 52 leading Jewish organizations in
America, there are a multiplicity of state and civil society leaders
and organizations who are influenced to initiate and implement pro-
Israeli policies. The surprise expressed by some critical overseas
Israeli observers, like Uri Avnery, over how a tiny minority of
American Jews can dominate US Middle East policy, overlooks their
leverage, access, and power to shape the agenda of vast sectors of
US public and civil society policy makers.

While the oversight of foreign observers is understandable, what is
absolutely inexcusable is the behavior of liberal critics of US war
policy toward Iran . Bill Moyers, ignoring the abundant evidence
published in all the major financial media on the economic sanctions
against the oil companies spearheaded by the ZPC, argues that the
Middle East wars are "about oil". (Moyers and Winship June 28/29,
2008 Counterpunch). Citing as evidence for Big Oil's role in Middle
East wars, they quoted a number of former top Zionist officials in
the US government (Greenspan, Wolfowitz and others). They argued
that the signing of oil contracts in Iraq eight years after the
start of the war is evidence that US policy was a product of Big
Oil. Instead of examining Wolfowitz and over three dozen pro-Israel
top policymakers in the Bush Administration who designed and
executed the policy to invade Iraq - and the current all out push by
the ZPC toward war with Iran &#150; Moyers and Winship cite obscure
meetings between Cheney and the oil companies. Instead of
discussing the public overt campaigning for war with Iraq and Iran
by the 52 leading Jewish organizations in the United States and the
public policies of leading policymakers in the government, Moyers
resorts to individual conspiracies between Cheney and the `oil
industry'. Moyers admits he knows nothing about the content of the
meetings and why the secret meeting did not lead to any direct
lobbying for war by Big Oil (in contrast to AIPAC and its
affiliates). Moyers article in Counterpunch totally avoids making a
single reference to the massive, sustained and successful Zionist
war campaign in the Executive and Legislative offices as well as in
the Op-Ed pages of all the major daily and weekly newspapers and
magazines.

A similar kind of liberal cover-,up is found in the July
17, 2008 issue of the New York Review of Books, entitled "Iran: The
Threat" by Thomas Powers who puts the entire burden for war policy
toward Iran solely on Bush and Cheney, overlooking the intense and
successful economic sanctions and war resolutions authored by AIPAC
and implemented by the Democratic Congress. Powers omits the entire
war propaganda campaign which appears in the mass media written by
academics from Zionist `think tanks', the entire groveling for
Israel exercises by the US presidential candidates and three-
quarters of the US Congress and Senate at the AIPAC conference,
(which took place just prior to the Powers article). Powers says
nothing about the entire political class' blind support for
Israel 's promise to go to war with Iran . Powers, a supporter of
killer sanctions as an alternative to an air and missile attack,
doesn't even mention the fact that the ZPC is the leading advocate
of sanctions. His research didn't include the crucial fact that the
implementation and enforcement of sanctions are in the Treasury
Department (OTFI), which coordinates with Israeli agencies and is
run by Stuart Levey, an Israel-Firster.

Noam Chomsky has long been one of the great obfuscators
of AIPAC and the existence of Zionist power over US Middle East
policy. One of his most blatant examples of cover-up occurred
during the AIPAC conference in early June 2008. In answer to a
question on what it would take to change US unconditional support
for Israel, Chomsky ignored the servility of US Presidential
candidates to Israel and the AIPAC at the AIPAC conference;
Congressional approval of AIPAC authored sanctions resolutions and
their implementation by Treasury Department Under-Secretary Levey;
the role of the ZPC in shaping media demonizing of Iran, Palestine,
Hezbollah and Syria. Instead Chomsky engages in vacuous
circumlocution. With reference to US support for Israel , he
claims, "We have to consider the sources of support. The corporate
sector in the US , which dominates policy formation, appears to be
quite satisfied with the current situation. One indication is the
increasing flow of investment to Israel by Intel, Hewlett-Packard,
Microsoft and other leading elements of the high tech economy.
Military and intelligence relations remain very strong. Since 1967,
US intellectuals have had a virtual love affair with Israel , for
reasons that relate more to the US than to Israel , in my opinion.
That strongly affects portrayal of events and history in media and
journals."

Chomsky deliberately omits the elementary step of
actually looking at the process of `policy formation' and noting the
role of the AIPAC lobby in shaping US Middle Eastern policy, a point
noted by every major expert, Congressional staffer and observer on
and off the scene. He mentions `the corporate sector', a vague
entity without mentioning how the Zionist lobby has successfully
blocked the major oil companies from investing billions in Iran and
who undermined US investment agreements with pre-war Iraq. None of
the high tech investors he cites has ever lobbied to shape US policy
in the Middle East, least of all pressured the US to support Israeli
occupation and eviction of Palestinians, the invasion of Lebanon,
its military attack of Syria. To suggest that Micro-Soft's Bill
Gates has been lobbying for Israel , as Chomsky does, is the height
of silliness. But the Presidents of the 52 Major Jewish
Organizations in America have. No conference organized by high-tech
companies have ever drawn 65% of the members of Congress and the
Senate and all major Presidential candidates to pledge their
allegiance to their corporate interests in Israel. But the AIPAC
conference in June drew a huge majority of Congress members and
McCain, Obama and Clinton who pledged their unconditional support
for Israel 's policies and interests.

Chomsky's claim that the US has a love affair with
Israel omits the systematic repression by pro-Israel and mostly
Jewish professors of any critics of Israel , including the firing,
smearing and censorship of critical fellow academics. What makes
Chomsky's simple-minded and blatant cover up of Zion-power in
shaping US policy so grotesque is that it occurs at a time when it
is at its highest point of power &#150; when AIPAC has presidential
candidates publicly swearing unconditional support to Israel at its
major conference in Washington even as two top officials of AIPAC
have been indicted for espionage for Israel.

Chomsky, Moyers and Powers (and a host of liberal
critics of US threats to bomb Iran ) ignore the power of US Zionists
backing of Israel 's overt war exercises and naked threats to bomb
Iran . By covering up the role of the ZPC, who are the principle
Congressional and Presidential backers of sanctions, embargo and
war, the liberal critics undermine our efforts to prevent a
catastrophic war.

Intellectuals silently complicit with the main purveyors
of war for Israel are abdicating their responsibility to speak truth
to power &#150; in this case Zionist power. At some point intellectual
abdication becomes co-responsibility for a Middle East catastrophe.
In the face of the complicity of our political leaders and their
Zionist mentors in pursuit of Israel 's apocalyptic war strategy
toward Iran , the American public becomes of utmost relevance
(contrary to Chomsky). To argue otherwise is to become complicit
with the great crimes committed in our names, by leaders and
ideologues with foreign allegiances.

To continue to masquerade as `war critics' while
ignoring the central role of the Zionist Power Configuration makes
pundits like Chomsky, Moyers and Powers and their acolytes
irrelevant to the anti-war struggle. They are part of the problem,
not part of the solution.

James Petras' latest book is Zionism, Militarism and the Decline of
US Power (August 2008) (Clarity Press, Ste 469 , 3277 Rosewell Road,
NE , Atlanta , Georgia.


Dimanche 20 Juillet 2008


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1.Posté par Népios le 20/07/2008 20:31 | Alerter
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"Extrêmement stressant", dit "Admiral Michael Mulligan"... "pour plusieurs gouvernement dont le nôtre"... Tu m'étonnes ! J'ai pas tout bien compris because my english is poor...

2.Posté par Laïcus le 21/07/2008 10:19 | Alerter
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Remarquez:
The ZPC's influence over the next US President
guarantees that the issues of war and peace will be dictated by a
minority of a minority ethno-religious group, comprising less than
3% of the population and loyal to a foreign state.
Une minorité d'un groupe ethnico-religieux de 3% des EU tient la "communauté internationale" en otage y compris l'Europe, et la province France offerte par la CIA à notre Nicolas le Magnifique.
Ils ont fait des progrès, les riches sionistes, depuis les bolchéviques de Marx et depuis leur alliance ratée avec les nazi avant de fuir aux EU abandonnant leurs coreligionnaires innocents aux mains du bourreau Hitler ayant compris leurs stratagèmes.
Cet article est une excellente critique de la politique extérieure américaine mais il ne dit pas tout; Il omet le rôle de la CIA et du gangstérisme aux côtés du sionisme (opération Sarkozy) et leur utilisation du terrorisme
(voir "A qui profite le terrorisme" aujourd'hui sur http://mecanopolis.wordpress.com/ )

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I think that this text by James Petras is the most accurate, precise and complete one I ever saw.

There is just one thing which misses and it's religion. Zionist created WW1 and WW2 for creating Israel now want WW3 to enlarge the Zionist state to it's Biblical definition of the promised land : from the Euphrates to the Nile.

Why? Zionism is best defined by what they wrote : "The protocols of Zion". Add to this multi layered hitech lying bullshit the fact that Zionists are FALSE JEWS and everything is suddenly clear.

Apocalypse 2:9 and 3:9 says that rich self-proclaimed Jews are false Jews from the synagogue of Satan. In The Protocols of Zion the Zionists spell they are with the Serpent. Can it be more clear ?

The battle of WW3 will be the Armageddon which is in Israel. There is NO difference between these Protocols (which foretasted 100+ years of history without any errors) and the Bible.

Best references :
1- The Protocols of Zion on www.abbc.net (skip the antisemtite intro)
2- The Money Masters on Google video
3- Forbidden Knowledge: Jack Otto (in 6 clips on Youtube)

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