US Elections: Israel Won
IT’S TOO EARLY to quote accurate results of the 2010 midterm elections in the US. Yet, the CNN headlines summarized the event:
“Disenchanted U.S. voters swept Democrats from power in the House of Representatives and strengthened the ranks of Senate Republicans on Tuesday in an election rout that dealt a sharp rebuke to President Barack Obama. Two years after Obama won the White House, voter anxiety about the struggling economy and discontent with his leadership fueled big Republican gains that toppled Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from power and ushered in a new era of divided government.”
Haaretz – you can call it the Voice of the Shin Beth – was fast to announce the Jewish victory: “The Republicans are expected to take a tougher stance on Iran and put pressure on the Obama administration to be easier on Israel.”
The point here is subtle. Haaretz didn’t say that due to the strengthening of the Republican Party. The same claim would have appeared if the president was Republican and the Democrats had just won control of the Congress. Israel finds it easier to manipulate the US government when the last is forced into a de facto coalition.
Most Americans would claim the American system is different. “The winner takes it all is our system,” I heard more than one American say. Yet, this is just an illusion. Most American governments rely on agreements between the two largest parties to carry on legislation; seldom has an American government enjoyed a majority in the two houses. This means most American governments are in fact coalitions.
The result of that is betrayal of the policies promoted by each party. The best way to explain this is by looking at an extreme case. Luckily, one of the most awesome political events in history took place also this year, though in a different country. On May 11, 2010, a coalition government was formed in the UK. A coalition between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives; in other words a Liberal-Conservative Coalition had been created there. This is an oxymoron; George Orwell’s 1984 had become true in England. Such a government can adopt liberal or conservative policies at will, while widely ignoring its voters. Coalition governments allow that, and thus are favored for Machiavellian manipulations.
There is no doubt Israel manipulates the US Government. Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, said in a movie made following the publication of his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid that candidates to political positions in the US meet with AIPAC representatives. If the latter are not convinced by the candidate that he is pro-Israeli, then their organization will massively support his opponent. Netanyahu agrees: “Especially today, with America. I know what America is. America is something that can easily be moved. Moved to the right correction….”
In the new American coalition, Israel will have an easy time manipulating America.
”You are a racist, everybody has a lobby in America,” Meir Dagan exclaims as he reads this lines. That’s not true. Can you imagine Irish Americans lobbying for the troubled Irish banks? Can you imagine Afghani Americans lobbying for the Taliban? Yet, America’s Jewish minority lobbies for the Israeli military machine, which recently has been defined as a terror organization.
Wake up, Land of the Free!
Roy Tov is a maverick converso forced to flee Israel. He writes from South America.