The disappearance of President Obama & Netanyahu’s security scam

Barack Obama is still occupying the Oval Office but on policy for Israel-Palestine he is no longer the president. He is presidential candidate Obama, devoted to saying and doing whatever is necessary to secure American Jewish campaign funding and Zionist lobby organized Jewish votes which, in a close election race, could make the difference between him getting or not getting a second term in the White House.

As I listened to Obama asserting that “Israel is surrounded by neighbours that have waged repeated wars against it” – a big, fat lie and not as Obama further asserted one of the “facts” that “cannot be denied” – a very subversive thought came into my mind.

It was that what America needs is a benign military coup to put an end to the corruption of pork barrel politics which put democracy up for sale to the highest bidders. (One of the highest bidders is, of course, the Zionist lobby in association with the lunatics of Christian fundamentalism in its various forms. These lunatics are historically the real Jew haters and they support the Zionist state and fund its on-going colonization of the occupied West Bank only because they see it, Greater Israel, as the instrument for bringing about Armageddon – the end of the world including the slaughter of the Jews if they don’t renounce their religion and convert to Christianity when Jesus returns).

To the best of my knowledge, no previous American president has ever gone as far as Obama went in shamelessly promoting Zionism’s version of history while more or less ignoring that of the Palestinians. (As I listened, I wondered if three living former presidents – Carter, Bush senior and Clinton – were marvelling at Obama’s complete transformation into a political prostitute).

I thought Uri Avnery’s summary commentary on Obama’s speech was spot on. He wrote:

“Obama treated the two sides as if they were equal in strength – Israelis and Palestinians, Palestinians and Israelis.

“But of the two, it is the Israelis – only they who suffer and have suffered. Persecution. Exile. Holocaust. An Israeli child threatened by rockets. Surrounded by the hatred of Arab children. So sad.

“No Occupation. No settlements. No June 1967 borders. No Nakba. No Palestinian children killed or frightened. It’s the straight right-wing Israeli propaganda line, pure and simple – the terminology, the historical narrative, the argumentation.” (As I document in my book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Israel’s existence has never, ever, been in danger from any combination of Arab force).

Avnery also commented that in essence Obama “sold the fundamental national interests of the United States of America for the chance of a second term.” My thought on this aspect of the matter is the following.

In a different America, one in which its citizens were aware of the truth of history and why it is not in America’s own interests to go on supporting the Zionist state right or wrong and becoming along with Israel a pariah state in the eyes of a growing number of the citizens of the world, Obama would be impeached. The charge would be treason.

The only thing Obama did not do (perhaps I should say has not done yet) was to give in to Netanyahu’s demand that he distance himself from former President Clinton’s statement that the Israeli leader was not interested in peace that required more than token withdrawals from the occupied West Bank.

Having made up his mind to say “No” to Obama for the first time and whatever the cost, Abbas (given new life by his speech writers) decided there was no longer any need to pull punches. His speech was, I thought, a good presentation of Palestinian grievances and claim for justice.

Then came Netanyahu, the master at selling to gullible American Congressmen and women the notions that day is night, that black is white, that bad is good and that wrong is right. He more or less kicked off with the statement that the UN is “a theatre of the absurd.” Here I must be fair to Netanyahu because there is truth in this statement, but it’s important to know why.

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