Doubts Emerging among Zionist Occupiers of Palestine and its US Lobby

Franklin Lamb

Beirut
Al-Manar

Across a broad spectrum of recent regional developments, a number of Zionist leaders and agents of the US Zionist lobby are beginning to argue among themselves as questions and doubts surface concerning the future viability of their colony still occupying Palestinian soil.

Nuclear facilityAt the core of what some in Washington are describing as near panic, is  Zionist dismay at the ascendancy of the Islamic Republic of Iran across this region and internationally. As of 1/20/14, Iran has begun curbing uranium enrichment under a deal which will also see international sanctions eased. The government is working with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN nuclear watchdog. Earlier, centrifuges used for enrichment were disconnected at the Natanz plant as part of a six-month nuclear deal reached with the US, Russia, China and European powers last November.

The US and the EU have now responded by lifting some sanctions on Iran. The suspension of sanctions for six months clears the way for Iran to resume export of petrochemicals and these developments, while encouraging to much of the global community are anathema to the Zionist regime. Zionist leaders and their US lobby agents, in anticipation of these developments are reacting as they do virtually every time the US and the P-5 plus one appear to make progress on a variety of regional and international issues including the so-called “nuclear file” and this sets off alarm bells in Tel Aviv and AIPAC headquarters in Washington, DC.

When AIPAC undertakes a campaign on behalf of Israel and putting its interests above America’s, which is to say every time it is ordered to do so as it now tries to destroy any chances for Iran-US rapprochement it uses  tried and tested campaign techniques that as MJ Rosenburg, himself a former Executive with AIPAC explained a few weeks ago. He pointed to a similar campaign by the US Zionist lobby to get the US to bomb Syria, claiming that “never in its history has the US Zionist lobby gone all out to achieve passage or defeat for anything not directly related to Israel. And, because Congress is snugly in its pocket on Israel issues, it rarely needs to fight.”  AIPAC unexpectedly lost the battle for the US military to attack Syria and have not recovered from their humiliation.

AIPAC’s top strategist, Steve Rosen (later indicted under the US Espionage Act) once summarized for the New Yorker magazine, the power of AIPAC: “You see this napkin? In twenty-four hours, we could have the signatures of seventy senators on this napkin.”  The power Rosen was bragging about accounts for the recent number of Senators who signed the latest Congressional campaign to torpedo Obama hopes for peace with Iran.

How AIPAC’s latest campaign to control how Congress votes is basically the same it has employed for the past quarter century.  It begins with phone calls from constituents who are AIPAC members. They know the Congressman and are nice and friendly and just tell him, or whichever staffer the constituent knows, just how important this vote is to him and his friends back in the district.  Then the donors call. The folks who have hosted fundraisers. They are usually not only from the district but from New York or LA or Chicago. They repeat the message: this vote is very important.

Contrary to what you might expect, they do not mention campaign money. They don’t have to. Because these callers are people who only know the Congressman through their checks, the threat not to write any more of them is implicit. Like the constituents, the donors are using AIPAC talking points which are simple and forceful. You can argue with them but they keep going back to the script. Did I mention the rabbis? We only have a few in our district but we get calls from all of them and from other rabbis from around the state.

Then there are the AIPAC lobbyists, the professional staffers. They come in, with or without appointments. If the Congressman is in, they expect to see him immediately. If not, they will see a staffer. If they don’t like what they hear, they will keep coming back. They are very aggressive, no other lobby comes close, They expect to see the Member, not mere staffers.

Rosenberg continues with his report of a mutual friend who works on the Hill: “Then there are the emails driven by the AIPAC website, the editorials in the one Jewish newspaper we have in our state. And then the “Dear Colleague” letters from Jewish House members saying how important the vote is for Israel and America. They also will buttonhole the Members on the House floor. Because my boss is not Jewish, he tends to defer to his Jewish colleagues. It is like they are the experts on this. And, truth be told, all the senior Jewish Members of the House are tight with AIPAC. Also, the two biggest AIPAC enforcers, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and his Democratic counterpart, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, are fierce AIPAC partisans, and they make sure to seek out Members on the floor to tell them how they must vote. On anything related to Israel, they speak in one voice: AIPAC’s.”

As it has done since it first occupied Palestine more than six decades, the Zionist regime has tried, with remarkable degrees of success, to intimidate the Arab “League” countries and much of the international community with calumnies and unconvincing boasting of its invincible military power while all the time demanding, as Simon Wiesenthal did again this week, that “America and its allies keep their promises to protect Israel.”

Recent projects designed to pressure particularly Europe and North America include the vicious campaign targeting President Obama over his policy to give diplomacy a chance as he seeks to improve and indeed normalize relations between the two countries. Recent polls show that 2/3 of the Israeli public believe that  Barack Obama is increasingly not trusted not to do a deal with Iran while Obama is seen as a traitor in Israeli government circles and within the international Zionist lobby. Hence the recent unleashing of Israeli agents in congress to push for war with Iran above all else and it spills over into Syria.

As the chaos escalates in Syria, publicly Zionist officials are claiming that they have no firm plans to intervene. Instead, they have embraced what has been labeled  “a castle mentality”, hoping the moat they have dug — in the form of  supposed high-tech border fences, intensified military deployments and sophisticated intelligence will buy them time in face of vows among many of the jihadists now fighting in Syria to liberate Palestine.

Michael Herzog, a retired Israeli general said this week: “The U.S. accepts the basic Israeli argument that given what’s happening in the region — suddenly jihadists are taking over Syria, and there’s no telling what will happen elsewhere or when they will come here. There is a legitimate cause for concern.”  The intensified fighting has convinced many Israelis that the region will be unstable or even anarchic for some time, upending decades of strategic positioning and military planning.

Israeli security and political officials have been unsettled by the rapid developments on the ground and in the diplomatic arena in recent weeks. Washington’s gestures toward Iran, not only on the nuclear issue but also with regard to Syria and Iraq, underscore a divergence in how the United States and Israel, close allies, view the region. At the same time, Saudi Arabia, which shares Israel’s concern about an emboldened Iran, is financing Sunni groups that view Israel as the ultimate enemy.

Dore Gold of “Let’s put Gaza on a diet” infamy is Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations, and currently a foreign policy adviser to PM Netanyahu told the New York Times recently that “The region is full of bad choices. What that requires you to do is take your security very seriously. And you shouldn’t be intimidated by people saying, ‘Well, that’s a worst-case analysis,’ because lately, the worst is coming through.”

Indeed, the “worst may be coming through” for the Zionists illegally occupying Palestine and their international supporters are faced not just with the fact that in dozens of forms these days, the Resistance is growing and advancing, as history is rejecting the sustainability of their occupation, but increasingly doubts are growing among the Zionist as well.

Source: Al-Manar Website
25-01-2014 – 12:55 Last updated 25-01-2014 – 14:39
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