From http://tomatobubble.com/war_for_israel.html (2 Sep 2013)
Patrick Buchanan and Helen Thomas claimed that American foreign policy was subservient to AIPAC (The US-Israel Lobby), each suffered serious career setbacks. Buchanan’s column was instantly dropped from several newspapers, and Thomas was suddenly fired at age 91!
There are however some notable Jewish writers who have openly made the same allegation, only with more bluntness! Evidently they can get away with “anti-Semitism” but the rest of can’t. Are we to simply dismiss these journalists as “self-hating Jews”? Following are some very revealing quotes from some well known, and well connected, Jewish writers.
Dr. MICHAEL SAVAGE
5th Ranked Radio Show Host in US , Author
On Syria: “Who’s behind this? Who’s pushing it? Well I suspect that it was Israel all along. “It’s Israel pushing the United States – and England and France and Italy and Germany — to strike Assad.
“What we know is true is that Israel is deeply involved in the war drum beating,….. Israel is “pulling Obama’s strings,”
“If you can get America and France and Italy and Germany to act for you and they’re foolish enough to risk a third world war, why not? Put your own interests ahead of the world, what do you care?”
“I’m sick of this slavish worship of Israel. No, it’s America first and Israel’s the tail, not the dog. We’re the dog, they’re the tail. And I’m sick and tired of America being yanked around like we’re the tail and they’re the dog…..Whoever put him (Obama) in power wants their payback.”
The Michael Savage Show August 28, 2013
SEFI RACHLEVSKY HAARETZ NEWS (Israel)
“The current Israeli chatter about attacking Iran isn’t meant to spur sanctions and a diplomatic solution. Netanyahu doesn’t believe that will work, and he’s convinced that Obama won’t attack of his own initiative – not before November, and not afterward.
The goal of the Israeli maneuvering is simple – to generate American chatter that will prepare the ground for dragging the United States into the battle following the Israeli strike.”
HAARETZ (Israel) Netanyahu’s conspiracy to drag the U.S. to war
March 25, 2012
JOE KLEIN Time Magazine
“A stronger Israel is very much embedded in the rationale for war with Iraq. It is the argument that dare not speak its name, a fantasy quietly cherished by the neo-conservative faction in the Bush Administration and by many leaders of the American Jewish community.
The fantasy involves a domino theory. The destruction of Saddam’s Iraq will not only remove an enemy of long-standing but will also change the basic power equation in the region. It will send a message to Syria and Iran …………. No one in the government ever actually says these things publicly (although some American Jewish leaders do).”
How Israel Is Wrapped Up in Iraq Time Magazine, Feb. 05, 2003
CARL BERNSTEIN Washington Post
Speaking on MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough’s show in July of 2013, the legendary journalist of Watergate fame Bernstein’s said of the Iraq War: “This was an insane war that brought us low economically, morally. We went to war against a guy who had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11.
“It was a total pretext! It’s inexplicable and there you go to Cheney, there you go to Bush, there you go to the Jewish neo-cons who wanted to remake the world. Maybe I can say that because I’m Jewish. To bring about a certain result ..”
Bernstein was interrupted by the nervous host Scarborough, who quickly changed the subject and attacked Bernstein!
Watch the You Tube clip below. Notice how the guest to Bernstein’s left is taken by surprise as Bernstein says “Jewish neo-cons.”…And how quickly the host changes the subject.
THOMAS FRIEDMAN New York Times
“I could give you the names of 25 people (Jewish neo conservatives), all of whom are at this moment within a five-block radius of this office, who, if you had exiled them to a desert island a year and a half ago, the Iraq war would not have happened.”
Quoted in HAARETZ (Israel) April 4, 2003
PBS – Slate – Politico – LA Times – New Republic
“Bush’s public case for going to war against Iraq is full of logical inconsistencies, exaggerations, and outright lies. … this raises a troubling question, what are his real reasons? There must be some: Nobody starts a war as a lark. It would be easier to dismiss the whole exercise if there were an obvious ulterior motive. Without one, you are left wondering, “Am I missing something?”
The lack of public discussion about the role of Israel is easier to understand, but weird nevertheless. It is the proverbial elephant in the room: Everybody sees it, no one mentions it. The reason is obvious and admirable: Neither supporters nor opponents of a war against Iraq wish to evoke the classic anti-Semitic image of the king’s Jewish advisers whispering poison into his ear and betraying the country to foreign interests.”
Slate Magazine What Bush Isn’t Saying About Iraq Oct. 24, 2002
JAMES ROSEN McClatchy News Services
“In 1996, as Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to take office, eight Jewish neoconservative leaders sent him a six-page memo outlining an aggressive vision of government. At the top of their list was overthrowing Saddam ……. The neoconservatives sketched out a kind of domino theory in which the governments of Syria and other Arab countries might later fall or be replaced in the wake of Saddam’s ouster.”
McClatchy Newspapers April 6, 2003
ARI SHAVIT HA’ARETZ (Israel)
“The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservatives, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history.”
In the course of the past year, a new belief has emerged in the town: the belief in war against Iraq. That ardent faith was disseminated by a small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost all of them Jewish, almost all of them intellectuals (a partial list: Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, William Kristol, Eliot Abrams, Charles Krauthammer), people who are mutual friends and cultivate one another and are convinced that political ideas are a major driving force of history.”
Ha’aretz News Service (Israel) April 5, 2003