December 19, 2013

The Shah On AIPAC

An excerpt from, "Some Might Call It Treason" by Philip Giraldi, AntiWar, December 19:
Neocon Noam Neusner recently provided an insight into what is going on in Congress, boasting that "Normally a party’s leadership will stand behind a president in his moment of diplomatic achievement. Not this time." He further explains that the "conspicuous silence" among Democrats is because they are "the men and the women, after all, who are on a first name basis with most of the board of AIPAC" and "they want to be in Washington long after Obama leaves the White House." And lest there be any confusion about what AIPAC and the rest of the Lobby want, Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League has offered his own critique, saying that he is "embarrassed by our government’s acceptance of Iran’s blackmail," calling secret talks with Iran "a violation of the special relationship with Israel."
AIPAC's dangerous influence over politicians in Washington has only grown since the 1970s. It has reached the point where the President literally has no power over the direction of U.S. foreign policy. He's like a stick figure. He can say America will go to the moon again, and AIPAC will come out the next day and say the moon is a threat to US national security. And Congress will say, "Oh yes, the moon is a deadly threat to our existence, we must stay away from it." The situation is that asinine and absurd. AIPAC is like the priesthood of America, the equivalent of the clergy in Iran. Obama is like Rouhani, both are front-men presidents with no real power, they are guided and controlled by the powerful priests behind them who are really running the show. 

AIPAC in America and the Islamic clergy in Iran are both abusing their powers, and both represent the greatest threat to these two countries. AIPAC and the clergy are advocating perpetual war between America and Iran, all the while they are standing above the sacrifices that are being made by the American and Iranian peoples. The day will come when their abuse of power will no longer be tolerated by their subjects.