Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What price kowtowing with Netanyahu?

If you have thought that you had seen the worst of Israel's Netanyahu, think again. As I have said elsewhere when we feed an unruly donkey with carrot we only feed its ego. Such acts of kindness don't sober it up. It requires sticks once in a while to put it in the right track. For too long, the USA and our western friends have been kowtowing with Netanyahu who is a war criminal. He needs to be sent to the ICC for his horrendous crimes in Gaza, which are crimes against humanity. But the USA and our partners have shielded him from such a fate. Now see what he is saying about the latest attempts by the Obama administration and the partners in P5+1 that are negotiating a deal with Iran.
In antiwar.com Justin Raimondo writes, "At the latest Israeli cabinet meeting Netanyahu reported that his American vassals are all lined up to scotch any agreement:
“I just came from speaking with the Republican leader in the Senate, Senator [Mitch] McConnell, and over the weekend I spoke with the Democratic leader in the Senate, Senator Harry Reid. I heard from both of them strong and robust bipartisan support for Israel, which is, of course, very important. I expressed to them my deep concern regarding the emerging agreement with Iran in the nuclear talks. This deal, as it appears to be emerging, bears out all of our fears, and even more than that.”
“In Yemen," he averred, "the proxies of Iran are taking over large parts of the country and they are attempting to seize control of the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb strait." Lumping all his enemies into a single sinister amalgam, Bibi went ballistic:
“After the Beirut-Damascus-Baghdad axis, Iran is conducting a pincer movement to the south to conquer the entire Middle East. The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous to humanity, and must be stopped.”
The "Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis"?
This is the ultimate expression of the paranoia – the sheer outright craziness – represented not only by the Israeli Prime Minister but by the ultra-nationalists who have come to dominate Israel’s political landscape. It is the logical extension of orthodox Zionist ideology, which claims that Jews can only find safety in Israel – because the whole world is plotting against them.
After all, who is represented in Lausanne? The P5+1: the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany, the world’s major powers. In Bibi’s fantastic formulation, both the West and the East are aligned with Iran in an "axis of evil" – to utilize Bush speechwriter David Frum’s phrase – against the Jewish state.
After pouring billions of taxpayer dollars into Israel, after granting them unconditional diplomatic and military support for many years, after endless reiterations by US politicians – including Barack Obama – of America’s undying allegiance to Israel’s security – this is what we get. We’re part of the "axis of evil," along with Iran, Syria, and North Korea!
That is where years of kowtowing to Tel Aviv have gotten us."
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