by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris might as well be Israelis, though they’re both running for the Presidency of America.
The PAC (officially a “lobbying organization”) called AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee, instead of “American Israel Political Action Committee”) represents some American Jews and Christian evangelicals — it represents the ones who place Israel’s Government above America’s Government, and who therefore lobby in the U.S. Congress for continuation of the $3.8 billion per year that America’s taxpayers, of all faiths and beliefs, must continue to pay to fund Israel’s annual purchases of weaponry from Lockheed Martin and other U.S. weapons-makers, a welfare program for America’s armaments-firms and for the billionaires who own them. And it’s welfare also for the taxpayers of Israel, who don’t have to pay that $3.8 billion per year to fund those purchases, of American weapons, to use against Palestinians, and against Syrians, and against Iranians — against Israel’s enemies, perhaps, but certainly not against America’s enemies. It’s instead for this particular enemy of America, an enemy not only because Israel is an apartheid state (which is supposed to be unAmerican), and not only because this apartheid state sucks $3.8 billion each year out of America’s taxpayers, but also because Israel is militarily an enemy of Americans — see this, for example; and also because the hostility that America’s subservience to Israel produces, throughout the Islamic world, is an even bigger loss for the American people, though America’s billionaires don’t lose anything, at all, from it — and the ones who invest in firms such as Lockheed Martin and ExxonMobil gain considerably from it. But are those corporations America?
America’s public suffers from AIPAC, but Israel’s Jews in that supremacist-Jewish apartheid land gain greatly from it, at Palestinians’ expense. America has many Jewish and other pro-Israeli billionaires (they buy ‘our’ political winners), but no billionaires that are Palestinian or even pro-Palestinian. However, the American Christian billionaire Tom Gores, who was born in Israel and whose family moved to the U.S. “when he was still a toddler”, is sometimes listed as being an “Arab” from “Palestine”, because he’s not a Jew and because some wealthy Arabs want to call him an “Arab” from “Palestine,” and not an American Catholic who had been born in Israel. Mr. Gores is non-political, but some of his extended family are pro-Palestinian and some are pro-Israel. Seven years after Tom bought his Republican uncle’s newspaper, the San Diego Union-Tribune, it endorsed Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump.
Obviously, America’s super-rich are virtually 100% against Palestinians, and the very idea of America brokering a ‘deal’ for ‘peace’ in the Middle East is absurd, really stupid, but ‘our’ billionaires’ politicians constantly promise it. And Joe Biden and Kamala Harris especially do, just as does ‘our’ current billionaire President, Donald Trump.
Here are three recent years’ speakers-lists for AIPAC’s recent annual conferences:
All of those speakers are neoconservatives, and they were highly supportive of America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, and want the same now for Iran. After all: America does Israel’s bidding. Anyone who wants more of the same is in agreement with them.
And here is what Joe Biden told them at the 2016 AIPAC conference (along with his windbag platitudes):
No matter what legitimate disagreements the Palestinian people may have with Israel, there is no excuse for killing innocents or remaining silent in the face of terrorism [he meant only killings by Palestinians and never by Israelis]. … The only way, in my view, to guarantee Israelis’ future and security [and what about Palestinians’ security?], its identity as a Jewish [but the Palestinians aren’t Jews] and Democratic [How is apartheid democratic?] state is with a two-state solution.
But given the way that Israel has been treating Palestinians recently, no Palestinian leader would survive who would meet with an Israeli leader under such one-sided conditions — it would be perceived as surrender to tyrants. And Biden offered no reason why Palestinians should want to continue their grinding oppression by Israel’s Jewish Government — Biden doesn’t care, at all, about those people. He’s not looking for their votes. He just wants to sucker whatever Democrats he can get to vote him to become ‘their’ nominee.
And here is what Kamala Harris told AIPAC at the 2017 conference:
I believe that the only viable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is two states for two people living side by side in peace and security. I believe that a resolution to this conflict cannot be imposed. It must be agreed upon by the parties themselves. Peace can only come through a reconciliation of differences, and that can only happen at the negotiating table. …
But negotiations are impossible if only one side has all the power. For the other side, that’s surrender, no negotiation. Kamala Harris lies in order to get Israeli money — the donations like Trump has, from billionaire agents for Israel.
Is this okay? BOTH Parties being neocon — is that okay? Anyone who votes for Biden or Harris thinks it’s okay, or else doesn’t care.
These candidates are pitching, of course, to a lobbying organization. But it’s also PACs. Wikipedia’s article on AIPAC says: “The Washington Post described the perceived differences between AIPAC and J Street: ‘While both groups call themselves bipartisan, AIPAC has won support from an overwhelming majority of Republican Jews, while J Street is presenting itself as an alternative for Democrats who have grown uncomfortable with both Netanyahu’s policies and the conservatives’ flocking to AIPAC.’” So: Biden and Harris are pitching to Republican billionaires there. Is this what Democratic Party voters find attractive? Do they know that this is the situation? Do they even care that it is?
J Street says that “a new direction in American policy will advance U.S. interests in the Middle East and promote real peace and security for Israel and the region.” Biden at the 2016 J Street Gala, on 19 April 2016, said “We are Israel’s maybe not-only friend, but only absolutely certain friend.” But it’s the Palestinians, not the Israelis, who have been abandoned. They really need friends in American politics. Could Biden credibly assert the same to them that he asserts to Israel’s lobbyists? Obviously not, but he doesn’t even care about Palestinians, because none of his donors are Palestinians, and none will be voting for him.
Anybody who cares about basic decency in a candidate should just cross both Biden and Harris off their list for consideration. The only differences they have from Trump regarding Israel are the atmospherics of their rhetoric. Clearly, if “a new direction in American policy will advance U.S. interests in the Middle East and promote real peace and security for Israel and the region,” it won’t come from any of these politicians.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.
Yes, but it does get worse as no matter how many non Zionist political candidates elected to the show-House there is this:
”/…/ it’s the Palestinians, not the Israelis, who have been abandoned. They really need friends in American politics. Could Biden credibly assert the same to them that he asserts to Israel’s lobbyists? Obviously not, but he doesn’t even care about Palestinians, because none of his donors are Palestinians, and none will be voting for him.”
Strictly speaking, the Palestinians haven’t been abandoned by the US, unlike what has taken place in Europe. The US stance has always been total commitment to Zionism and its unending atrocities. And this runs much deeper than sheer bribery and blackmail. Put simply, the human garbage revered as the ”Founding Fathers” of the US are the very same kind of land-grabbing thieves, murderers, and illegal squatters. This hasn’t been lost on the Pindos — it resonates marvelously with their national consciousness all along the line.
The Palestinians are in the same position as the Native Americans-subhuman untermenschen (in the eyes of their oppressors)who must be exterminated or driven out, so that the Western ‘Chosen People’ ubermenschen can take their land, which ‘God’ ordained belongs to them. The early settlers, as they attacked Native villages, quoted freely from the Judaic Torah/Old Testament as justification of genocide, and description of the ways and means to achieve it, ‘down to the last suckling babe’ ie target the women and children, destroy crops and harvested reserves and the domesticated animals. Later, on the plains, they exterminated the wild bison in pursuit of genocide by starvation. That, one way or the other, is the Zionazis’ ‘Final Solution for the Palestinian Problem’.
Hey its not called “Anglo-Zionist” alliance for nothing right ?
Joe Biden used to call himself “Israel’s best friend in the senate”. For all his “friendship”, Israel kept humiliating him when he made trips to Israel. They would do things like start a new settlement when Biden was supposedly trying to promote a “peace process.” Biden didn’t seem care much.
He is bad on many issues, and I was a little surprised the party establishment seem to be putting their hopes on him. After Clinton’s miserable and unpopular campaign in 2016, what do they expect will happen this time?
After Clinton’s miserable and unpopular campaign in 2016, what do they expect will happen this time?
I think this time around it’s a case of the inept puppet you know versus the inept puppet you know, sort of, but not sure how well he would dance if let off leash in the Oval Office.
There is a problem, you see, in only allowing characters who actually lack character to assume the highest office in the land.
They have no character.
Have you ever thought that the DNC ‘party establishment’ want to lose, particularly as a pseudo-Leftist insurgency is gathering strength in the Party. It’s like the Blairite vermin in England, who would happily destroy their Party by treachery from within, so long as it keeps anyone like Corbyn from power. It will please their Zionazi Masters no end as well. May I recommend Karp’s ‘Indispensable Enemies’ as a history of the collusion between the Democratic and Republican elites to destroy any popular upwellings over the decades?
I don’t know if the DNC establishment wants to lose, but the people pulling their strings might want this. In the end Russiagate will help Trump. Is this an accident?
Read Whitney Webb’s new articles (parts 1 & 2, part 3 to appear soon) on the deep history of the Mob in the USA.
I had read that Meyer Lansky helped pay for weapons for the Zionist terrrorists before the founding of the Jewish State in Palestine, but Webb has a lot more info on this. Also on weapons support from other Jewish Mob kingpins.
Given the close integration of the Mob with Americani governmentn functions, it is clear to see that the Zionist state has always been a co-production of the Jewish Mob and the American government, with the AMerican Jewish civilian population forming the peanut gallery and also supplying money for whatever the Zionist state needed.
Please do reach Webb’s articles, at MintPress. She is whip-smart! .
[here the interviewer is a bit distracting with his wildly waving hands, but Webb is really great]
One question her material raises for me is this:
Why is it such a big deal—so controversial and loudly condemned—that Irish American patriots were helping to fund the IRA in Ireland (which may or may not be a good idea, but . . . not my point)
While meanwhile the Jews and Jewish Mob were much MORE heavily involved in arming terrorists in Palestine—did anyone ever say boo about this?
ASAIK there never was a real Irish mafia. Just gangs, and the Irish managed to get control of certain municipal agencies and political machines, or create the political machines. Which may have been the equivalent of the Italian and Jewish mobs. That I don’t know.
The whole subject is extremely interesting (esp. the way Webb links up the older mobsters to Epstein), and Webb gives one *plenty* of food for thought. She references a number of sources that look like worthwhile reads, such as a history of organized crime in the USA written by someone named Russo. This is extensively reviewed by Ron Unz at the Unz Review. He also details the activities of Jewish mobsters in taking control of California and successfully covering their tracks to become respectable.
An excellent question Katherine; I have puzzled that one many times. The answer i always come to is that Jewish influence is highly moralistic and intellectually dominant. i see them as masters of the art of telling everybody what is and what is not morally and spiritually righteous. They have been practicing this art for a long time and have it down. After all the Judeo-Christian god is pretty much their private property. In a nutshell the Jews decide for us what is good and what is bad. They are really dependent upon that for their moral hegemony.
As Abe Foxman, head at the time of the Defamation League said some years ago-Hitler’s great crime was not genocide, but deicide, because the Jewish people are God.
Wouldn’t it not be a delight if some of their tribe members turned on their American masters and feel that this time, the fraud has gone far enough? Would they too be placed on the extermination list.
Yet, according to the media narrative propagated by ZOG, the biggest influence on US politics is from some obscure Russian bots trying to infiltrate the blogosphere to win the election for Trump. God, if we believe that shit, we deserve what we get.
As Chomsky observed many months ago, the Russiagate lunacy makes the USA a laughing-stock around the world. Not in the intellectual sewer of the Western fakestream media, of course, where the presstitutes treat it as Gospel, but wherever anyone has at least two synapses still firing, and not jammed up with metabolic sludge.
Our biggest problems are the dupes in the Christian Zionist movement, who keep the Establishment Right on track with Israel Ueber Alles. I wish we could find a way to deport the corrupt puppet John Hagee.
Of course the Christian Zionists hate the Jews, who, in the CZs omnicidal and brutish eschatology, MUST convert to Christianity in the End Times, or burn in Hell forever. And the Talmudic Jews, need it be said, hate all goyim, with degrees of virulence right up to the genocidal. What an alliance of conveniences.
I disagree. The Christian Zios are definitely a huge problem, but they have no real political power. That is welded by neocon PACs with far more money than those Fundy Christians could ever hope to amass. Plus of course, the Christo-Zios have less than zero influence on the media, which generally mocks them openly. No, the 800 pound gorilla are the dual passport holding Israelis, their PAC and NGO money, and the media, owned by neocon Jews.
The only Country in the World that respects the Palestinians is Iran .The struggle that they suffer is somewhat in relation to this support. If Iran would capitulate then the Palestinians would follow suite. The Ziocon mentality is that of Western Civilization in the 18th century. For the Jews its the same as the ‘Cowboys and Indians’ , because ‘you’ did it, we have the right to do so also. This ‘Natural Growth’ will never lead to peace because its based on racist displacement .
First of all, all previous Presidential administrations have been pro-Israel. To my knowledge, the only politician, American or otherwise, to call Israel out as an apartheid state is President Carter. Nevertheless, there have been limits to which other administrations will go in order to appease Israel. Two examples are the movement of the American embassy to Jerusalem and the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Neither of these points are accepted by any country in the world and for good reason. Neither has any previous US administration attempted this. The embassy move in particular completely removes any leverage that might exist with Israel to reach any kind of equitable, negotiated peace. Nevertheless, as radical as these moves are, they aren’t the worst. That would be Trump’s Iran policy.
In 2016, Biden when Biden addressed AIPAC, his substantive comments on Iran were related to the effectiveness of the Iran Deal. When Trump addressed AIPAC in that same year, he promised to withdraw from the Iran Deal. Trump kept his promise. The problem is that absent an agreement to stabilize relations with Iran, the risk of war increases immeasurably. This was what Israel had wanted. Sheldon Adelson’s first choice in 2016 was Marco Rubio, who was openly advocating and attack on Iran.
So I’d have to disagree with the conclusion of this article.
You’ve forgotten JFK. He told Israel that they could NOT have nukes, forcing Ben-Gurion’s resignation, and he proposed doing away with the Federal Reserve, but, tragically, he had a little accident, and LBJ was the pluperfect Sabbat Goy stooge.
Thank you for very informative article
Iran Can Take Revenge: the secret tests of Israel and the United States In 2019, the risks of preserving the Iranian nuclear deal are much more serious
In 2019, the risks of preserving the Iranian nuclear deal are much more serious, and there are enough prerequisites for escalating the conflict. This conclusion was reached in the new report of the International Crisis Group
The report is timed to the third anniversary of the implementation of the “Joint Comprehensive Action Plan” – a political agreement between Iran and the United States, Russia, France, China and the United Kingdom regarding a nuclear program.
For those interested here are some ratings from the American Jewish Congress, Jewish Political Guide. Candidates are rated on their support for, or opposition to, Jewish issues such as the Iran Deal, the Two State Solution, embassy move to Jerusalem, etc.
Ratings are as follows:
Lindsay Graham 100% (not a candidate, just included for reference)
Donald Trump 62%
Joe Biden 57%
Elizabeth Warren 43%
Bernie Sanders 34%
Kamalla Harris 31%
Tulsi Garrard 23%
Except for Graham (and Trump, of course) all the listed above support reentering the Iran Deal.