Sunday, March 11, 2012

Andrew Sullivan

I've rediscovered Andrew Sullivan.  Here's  a link to one of his offerings which I find to be powerful.

Andrew Sullivan is a featured blogger and  essayist at The Daily Beast.  Check it out.


Voter Registration Requirements

Here's my suggestion for a voter registration requirement.  All Americans who are, or plan to be, registered voters should be required to read this essay by Tom Engelhardt of

I will vote for Obama again because the alternatives offered by the GOPhers are actually more frightening.


In Case You Wondered

In case you wondered why I'm so anti-AIPAC here is one big reason.  I rest my case.

No, probably not.  I'll probably keep crying in the wilderness over the Israel First agenda of  this transparent, in your face, cabal of questionable Americans whose deceit is so dangerous to America, Israel and world peace. 


Friday, March 9, 2012

LIsten To This Voice Crying

Chris Hedges cries out to us here about the dangerous, frightening war mongers of AIPAC.  It's the best, most complete and most alarming cry in the wilderness I've found on this cabal of Neocons whose only allegiance is to increasing their wealth by making war. Whether they are citizens of the U.S., Israel or any other country their loyalty is not to any  country, only to the sinister ways of their fellow war criminals.

Taylor Caldwell wrote "The Captains and the Kings" in the '70's which exposed, via historical novel, this sinister cabal throughout  history and what they did during the Civil War and other conflicts which they exploited for their selfish gain. 

Forgive us Ike, for we know not what we do. 

Truly, there's nothing new under the sun, at least as far as the human race is concerned. 


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chomsky on Iran's Intentions

This article needs no comment from me, except for the fact that I wish most Americans and Israelis
believed as Noam Chomsky believes.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In The Sad But True Department

Redefining "pandering".

Here's an opinion piece on why and how Obama, has changed his tune on Israel.
In this case literally.

It's an election year. Surprise



Monday, March 5, 2012

War With Iran?

Pat Lang says that it's an 80% certainty that Israel, (Netanyahu and Barack) will try to drag the U.S. into war with Iran before November.  That's a chilling thing to read.  I certainly hope he's wrong, and that Obama will not let us by used by these creeps. 

Here's Lang's post at Sic Semper Tyrannis.  The Colonel(US Army Retired)  doesn't pull his punches when he takes on trouble makers.  His expertise and experience in his military service was Middle East Intelligence.  He knows Israel.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Israel Firsters

Here's the latest post by Pat Lang on so-called Israel Firsters.  These people need to be exposed as the war drum beaters they really are, along with AIPAC, the unregistered political arm of a foreign country, Israel. It will take American Jews who see them for the danger they represent to their own country, America, to marginalize them.  Fortunately there is "J" Street and also the Israel Policy Forum.

Dershowitz is attacking M.J. Rosenberg, who is an outspoken critic of the Likud Party which wants to drag the U.S. into war against Iran, and of its leader,Netanyahu, who mocks the very idea of Israel as a democracy, for his support and encouragement of the Settlers and the denial of some of their own citizens' civil and human rights, namely Israel's Arab citizens.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Obama Playing Nice With Israel

Here's Pat Lang's take on Obama playing nice with Israel.

I pay attention to Lang because his military service (he's a retired Colonel) included
broad experience in Intelligence work, with a concentration on the Middle East.
He knows Israel. 


Friday, March 2, 2012

AIPAC: A Serious Problem.

Here's the best summary I've found on how AIPAC's influence subverts our Democracy.  And Israel is said to be the only democracy in the Middle East, and as such deserves our unquestioned loyalty and support.

I am anti-Likud, anti-AIPAC,  not anti-Semitic.  I suggest reading opinions found at the web sites of the Israel Policy Forum and "J" Street for the views of more progressive Jewish Americans. 

Israel is a democracy in name only, so long as it is ruled(as in not governed) by the far right wing Likud Party, headed by the likes of the corrupt Netanyahu who leads the fight against the rights of Palestinians, even those who are their own Arab citizens.  The Likud is intent on being certain that Israel remains essentially a Jewish theocracy, not a democracy. 

AIPAC is a group of Jewish American people who use their huge financial clout to buy off politicians for the sole purpose of influencing those politicians to avow and vote for any and all legislation/regulations which AIPAC supports on behalf of Israel. 

They threaten anyone who dares criticize them and/or Israel with the stamp of "Anti-Semite" or "Anti-Zionist", and they use their financial clout to support the election campaign of more pliable replacement politicians. That's enough to scare any pol who is more afraid of losing his/her job than standing up and doing the right thing.  Sorry to say it's clear that they, our whoring politicians,  are legion.

What's wrong with this picture?  Congress has the disapproval of a huge majority of Americans, 70-80%, yet about 80% of members of Congress and the Senate are returned to office in most elections.

The result of course is that AIPAC, as the unregistered agent of a foreign government, and which enjoys the tax avoiding status of a Not For Profit organization, is calling the shots when it comes to US foreign policy, at least with respect to the Middle East. 

The only people who can stop this are our own American citizens.  That's what a democratic republic, the United States of America, is all about.  We must elect politicians who are well grounded in loyalty to their own country, and with sufficient strength of character, to stand up and do the right thing.  I am not beating the tub for flag waving here, nor advocating for America as the embodiment of all that is right in the world, like those who subscribe to the self-aggrandizing American Exceptionalism meme.

I am simply saying that we, us, the American citizens, must stand up and do the right thing by voting for those Representatives and Senators who are strong enough to resist being bought and paid for by the likes of AIPAC and any and all deep pocket lobbies. 

Sadly, that requires a monumental change in how political campaigns are funded.  Citizens United must be overturned. 

The next president will likely have the opportunity to name one or two replacements for retiring Supreme Court justices.  A Democratic President could move the makeup of SCOTUS in the direction of it being a more progressive institution.  Yes, SCOTUS is comprised of a politically influenced group of human beings, regardless of the fine theory that it was intended to be objective, politically neutral, in its deliberations.

But that's another story, perhaps for another post someday.