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Originally published Dec 1996 when MER began:
THE REAL "OBSTACLE TO PEACE" - THE USA
By Mark A. Bruzonsky*
It's front-page news! Bill Clinton says Israeli settlements are
"obstacle" to peace. But this isn't the real story; nor are settlements
the real obstacle.
The tragic reality is that the Clinton Administration is the most
pro-Israeli and anti-Islamic government in U.S. history. Never in U.S.
history has there been a Cabinet more rife with personalities whose
loyalties and sympathies are to Israel, as well as to the U.S. And in
many cases these persons wouldn't be where they are but for the
political and financial intervention of the infamous "Israeli/Jewish
lobby", a collection of some 40 different interlocking organizations
that together make-up this powerful entity which continues to have a
stranglehold over U.S. policies in the Middle East.
And all this is not an accident.
Most people, and nearly everyone in the press, seem to have
forgotten that just a few years ago during the election campaign of
1992, no less than the President of the main coordinating
organization of this Israeli/Jewish lobby (the President of the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC]) was secretly
recorded bragging that he and the Israelis had at least a dozen
operatives in Little Rock working for Clinton and that when Bill
became President he would be Israel's man in the White House. There
was even going to be a kosher kitchen!
The disinformation agents quickly went to work of course. The
AIPAC President was promptly removed (said to be over-worked
and maybe abit delusional) and new policies of not talking so openly
(i.e. truthfully) on the phone were instituted. The cover-up worked
well, especially in a town where the institutional memory of the
press on matters of this kind is notoriously lacking...along with
the courage to speak up of course.
Now it was Israel's Labor Party, led for years by Yitzhak Rabin
Shimon Peres, that originally launched and maintained Israel's
expansion and settlement policies in the West Bank and Gaza.
Indeed, in the Jerusalem area Labor has even been worse than
Likud. But most of all Likud has simply spoken openly and forthrightly
about Zionist intentions; while Labor and its "Peace Now" subterfuge
have smiled, lied, and tried to deceptively charm their ways forward.
Overall Labor and Likud have pretty much played out the "good
cop/bad cop" game when it comes to the Palestinians. And with the
panoply of yes-men, thugs and self-serving businessmen that
surround Yasser Arafat, the Zionist movement has been able to play
the Palestinians soothing tunes while continuing to mug, rape, and
plunder Palestinian society.
The biggest "obstacle" to peace is not the Likud, nor Bibi, nor
settlements. It's long-past time for the U.S. to stop funding Israel's
multitude of abuses with ever-larger amounts of money and guns.
The real "obstacle" to a just and fair (and thus lasting) Middle East
peace between Israel and the Palestinians is the United States of
* Mark Bruzonsky has visited the Middle East more than 150 times.
He hosts the weekly TV program, MID-EAST REALITIES, which shows on
all the major cable systems in the Washington, DC area. He can be
reached at MAB@MiddleEast.Org
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