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A compilation of fragments of articles about the right-wing extreme zionists. (The count is weighted towards anti-Zionist articles, but I suppose one can find pro-Zionist articles with little difficulty...) --------- Begin forwarded message ---------- From: meso-potamian <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: [iac-disc.] The 2003 Iraq War - Made in Israel! Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 04:18:12 -0700 (PDT) Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: Iraq list., Message 5072 Date: Sat Aug 16, 2003 8:58 pm Subject: [Iraq] The 2003 Iraq War - Made in Israel! These are a bunch of articles discussing the Israel factor in the war on Iraq and subsequest occupation. The source is here: http://feralnews.com/links/iraq_war_and_zionism.html The 2003 Iraq War - Made in Israel! "What is called for is a new American revolution, on a par with the New Deal and abolition of slavery, with de-monopolisation of the discourse; that is of media and universities, for starters. In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Americans undid the mighty Standard Oil. They created new anti-monopoly laws and terminated the threat to democracy. This achievement could be repeated now." - Extract from Israel Shamir's recent article 'Midas Ears' Articles which propose the Zionist lobby is the 'prime mover' behind the push to invade Iraq War on Iraq: Conceived in Israel by Stephen J. Sniegoski in The Last Ditch, February 10th 2003 A detailed account, in five parts, of the role of the US Zionist lobby in devising and formenting this new American War against Iraq A shorter version of this article is HERE in the Current Concerns website Too Many Smoking Guns to Ignore: Israel, American Jews, and the War on Iraq by Bill and Kathleen Christison in CounterPunch, January 25th 2003 Progressive ex-CIA analyists set out the evidence for Israeli complicity in Bush administration planning for war with Iraq Who is in Charge? by Edward Said in Media Monitors Network, March 8th 2003 "Wherever you look in the Congress there are the tell-tale signs either of the Zionist lobby, the right-wing Christians, or the military-industrial complex, three inordinately influential minority groups who share hostility to the Arab world, unbridled support for extremist Zionism, and an insensate conviction that they are on the side of the angels... The media has simply become a branch of the war effort. What has entirely disappeared from television is anything remotely resembling a consistently dissenting voice." "Our media, our sheltering parents" bt Gabriel Ash in Yellow Times, April 17th 2003 "In a couple of months, when the role of the Zionists in the war will become widely known, the Times will publish an editorial sheepishly bemoaning the way some Pentagon officials have let their personal views influence U.S. policy. If Keller is lucky, his article might even be proof that the Times broke the news in time, but nobody listened. This is how the public record is written. Gandhi said "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." We've just been promoted." Can We Talk? by Eric Alterman in The Nation A refreshingly honest account of the taboo over Jewish influence on US foreign policy. "If the Likudniks played an unsavory role in fomenting this war (and future wars), and further discussion will help illuminate this unhappy fact, then I say, "Let there be light." If something is "toxic" merely to talk about, the problem is probably not in the talking, but in the doing." by Justin Raimondo in antiwar.com, February 19th 2003 "Why the rush to war? The progenitors of "Clean Break" see the Israeli state facing a possibly terminal crisis, suffering from an "exhaustion" that could lead to extinction. The idea is to break with the idea of "containment" and go for a policy of preemption" Making the World Safe for Sharon’s Israel by William Hughes in PalestineChronicle.com, March 1st 2003 "any U.S. led war with Iraq will not really be about bringing democracy to that country, or about removing Saddam from power. It will mostly be about making the world safe for Sharon’s Israel. For that foul deed, the repulsive Richard Perle, who has been pulling wires for decades, will take a bow. " The Case against War by Robert Fisk in The Independent, 15th February 2003 "The men driving Bush to war are mostly former or still active pro-Israeli lobbyists. For years, they have advocated destroying the most powerful Arab nation. Richard Perle, one of Bush's most influential advisers, Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton and Donald Rumsfeld were all campaigning for the overthrow of Iraq long before George W Bush was elected – if he was elected – US President. And they weren't doing so for the benefit of Americans or Britons." The Zev and Ari Show: Time for Full Disclosure by William Hughes in PalestineChronicle.com, February 22nd 2003 A punchy short article about 'outing' war-monguering Zionists whose decisive influence in the US Administration and media is generally overlooked by 'political commentators', whether left, right or center. U.S. attack on Iraq 'is to benefit Israel' by a Gulf News Staff Reporter. 5th February 2003 Report of a press conference by French journalist Jean Guisnel, author of the book The Horrifying Lie, who claims: "The American goal behind a war is neither to combat terrorism nor to control oil resources in the area, but to strengthen Israel's position in the region.." How Israel Is Wrapped Up in Iraq Joe Klein in Time Magazine online, February 5th 2003 "a stronger Israel is very much embedded in the rationale for war with Iraq. It is a part of 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." Expatriate Richard Perle by Kurt Nimmo in rense.com, 10th March 2003 "Richard Perle is a traitor. There's no other way to put it... Richard Perle is an Israeli spy." Wolfowitz and His Successfully Evil Cabal by Richard H. Curtiss in PalestineChronicle.com, February 28th 2003 "The 'Wolfowitz Cabal' is now determined to push the US in the same direction as Israel’s most dangerous right-wing policy and take on as an enemy every Islamic nation Israel perceives as a threat. In this Wolfowitz and his colleague, Richard Perle, seem to have succeeded beyond their wildest and most fevered dreams." Zionist Influence On The US War Machine >From ReportersNotebook.com. March 28th 2003 34 leading Zionists 'embedded' in the Bush Administration are outed in this villains list. The Celebrations have already begun by Aluf Benn in Haaretz "In conversations with Sharon's representatives, the Americans don't even put on a show of pressure. The settlements aren't mentioned. The Israeli-Arab portfolio in the White House has been handed over to Elliott Abrams, a right-wing Jew close to the Pentagon hawks... In the eyes of Prime Minister Sharon, the war in Iraq is an opportunity to change the balance of power in the area. Sharon proposes a division of labor: Israel will take care of Arafat. America will smash the sources of Arab power: terrorism, missiles and weapons of mass destruction." The War on Iraq - A Cover for Israel's Atrocities by Michael S. Ladah in Media Monitors Network, February 28th 2003 "Credible analysis about the true motives behind the war and the real objectives of the Bush Administration has confirmed that Israel has a vested interest in the looming war on Iraq and that Israel is expected to reap major gains from the war... One of the obvious reasons that has not been mentioned by most analysts, however, is the diversion from (or cover up for) what Israel is doing in the West Bank and Gaza, and from what it plans to do." US motives for invading Iraq: oil, Israel - or both by Perwez Shafi in Media Monitors Network, March 5th 2003 "The US invasion of Iraq has other medium- and long-term motives as well. After Palestine the US will challenge Syria and Lebanon to abandon their resistance to Israel and to disarm all groups against Israel, such as Hizbullah. If WMD are the pretext for the invasion, the same pretext can also be used later against Pakistan and Iran. The invasion would also complete the encirclement of Iran. A so-called "moderate" Islam of the Saudi dynasty, much-needed during the cold war period to neutralize the "godless communists", is no longer necessary and an alternative is being discussed." Impending War on Iraq by Professor George Bisharat in Miftah.org "...the real reason we are going to war is the messianic vision of a small but influential group of strongly pro-Israeli hawks within the Bush administration... War on Iraq would eliminate, for the foreseeable future, any obstacle to a disposition of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on terms that satisfy Israel's territorial ambitions on most or all of the West Bank." The Flimflam by Charley Reese of Reese.King-Online 5th March 2003 "In 1996, according to an article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Perle, Feith and David Wurmser, now an assistant to Bolton, wrote a policy proposal for Benjamin Netanyahu, then Israel's prime minister. Included in their advice were tips on how to manipulate the American government (OK, even the Haaretz reporter says the report comes 'dangerously close' to dual loyalty) and advice to drop the peace plan, drop the idea of land for peace and concentrate on toppling Saddam Hussein and eventually replacing other Middle Eastern governments in order to create a safe environment for Israel. There's your explanation for the war. When sons and daughters come home in body bags or maimed, those are the people you can blame..." and from one of the main mouthpieces of the pro-Zionist US mainstream media... Bush and Sharon Nearly Identical On Mideast Policy by Robert G. Kaiser, staff writer for the Washington Post, February 9th 2003 ""The Likudniks are really in charge now," said a senior government official, using a Yiddish term for supporters of Sharon's political party." A Bush-Sharon doctrine? by Arnaud de Borchgrave in The Washington Times, February 14th 2003 "Washington's "Likudniks" — Ariel Sharon's powerful backers in the Bush administration — have been in charge of U.S. policy in the Middle East since President Bush was sworn into office " Iraqi War Based on Collusion of the U.S. and Israel by Girard Newkirk Media Monitors Network, October 6th 2002 "Deductive reason allows objective observers to wade through the sea of propaganda in order to reach the conclusion that an Iraqi invasion has very little pertinence to U.S. security. As a matter of fact an attack on Iraq would be counter effective to the "War on Terror". An invasion would legitimize even the most fanatical Islamic extremists' doctrine by allowing them to emphasize this unsubstantiated attack on an Arabic country while Israel is the largest benefactor of the conquest. Israel has for decades attempted to neutralize Iraq primarily due to its strong military and for geopolitical reasons. Iraq has been a thorn in the side of Israel for several years with its relentless support of Palestinian refugees." What Bush Isn't Saying About Iraq by Michael Kinsley in Slate MSN, October 24th 2002 "The lack of public discussion about the role of Israel in the thinking of "President Bush" is easier to understand, but weird nevertheless. It is the proverbial elephant in the room: Everybody sees it, no one mentions it. " What Can 'Refashioning The Middle East' Really Mean? by Patrick Seale in Al-Hayat 28th February 2003 "...there is something unexplained and unreal, even surreal, about the spectacle of the greatest power on earth assembling an immense army to smash a smallish state which has already been driven to its knees by a quarter of a century of wars and cruel sanctions. Are we truly to believe that poor Iraq, crippled, enfeebled and monitored like no other nation, poses a deadly threat to mankind? Or is the whole mad enterprise driven by Israel's well-placed friends in the US government who imagine that destroying what remains of a major Arab country will be to Israel's advantage?" Who is driving this war against Iraq? by Anver Suliman in Media Monitors Network, February 27th 2003 "Georgie Anne Geyer whose column appears weekly in the Washington Times, revealed how "the neo-conservatives around the administration, the rabid Israeli supporters in the White House and the Pentagon", plan to wage war in Iraq and then to 'democratize' the entire Middle East, including Syria and Saudi Arabia if necessary by military means, in order to secure Ariel Sharon's Israel." 'American Dreamers' Transcript of Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Four Corners Program, March 10th 2003 "With the the U.S. presidential order to invade Iraq perhaps just days away, Four Corners looks behind the oft-stated reasons for war - Saddam's alleged weapons of mass destruction, America's oil ambitions - to profile a tight knit group of Washington hawks." Israel's Proxy War? by M. Shahid Alam in Media Monitors Network, February 19th 2003 "It should be clear that Israel has the motive; but does it also possess the capability to pull this off? Is it possible for a small power to use a great power – the only superpower, in this case – to wage its own wars. Historically, great powers have often waged wars through lesser proxies; but that does not mean that this relationship can never get inverted. What makes this eminently possible is the way an indirect democracy – in particular, democracy in United States – works. " Situation in Iraq and Israel is inseparable by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, The Balochistan Post, Saturday, March 8th 2003 "A new film by the award-winning BBC journalist Olenka Frenkiel will show that since the time of President Kennedy, Israel has been amassing weapons of mass destruction. They have denied this, and when Kennedy sent an inspection team, they plastered off parts of buildings and gave a falsified account. Since then Israel has given itself an exceptional position which says that it says nothing about these weapons, and nobody asks. Ah, but Israel is a democracy. Yes, and that is admirable in an area where potentates rule and destroy their people. But Milosevic was also elected, and Hitler was a very popular leader. Democracy offers no guarantees of goodness. For many of us, it is not just the double standards applied to Israel and Iraq but the fear that Bush will watch as Sharon now lets rip with his unmatched store of weapons. Why would he agree to a two-state solution when he can roam free henceforth?" The Men From JINSA and CSP by Jason Vest in The Nation, August 15th 2002 "On no issue is the JINSA/CSP hard line more evident than in its relentless campaign for war--not just with Iraq, but "total war," as Michael Ledeen, one of the most influential JINSAns in Washington, put it last year. For this crew, "regime change" by any means necessary in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority is an urgent imperative. Anyone who dissents--be it Colin Powell's State Department, the CIA or career military officers--is committing heresy against articles of faith that effectively hold there is no difference between US and Israeli national security interests, and that the only way to assure continued safety and prosperity for both countries is through hegemony in the Middle East--a hegemony achieved with the traditional cold war recipe of feints, force, clientism and covert action." Bush Likudniks seek to start 'World War IV' by Sam Francis in VDare.com, March 20th 2003 "'The toothpaste is out of the tube' on the role of a handful of neo-conservative hawks in the Bush administration and their cohorts in the media pushing the United States into war with Iraq for the benefit of Israel... Don't imagine the war we launched this week will be the last. With Israel's Likud Party now effectively in charge of our foreign policy, you ain't seen nothing yet." Staff change means Mideast policy shift by Richard Sale, UPI Intelligence Correspondent, February 26th 2003 "Elliott Abrams, the controversial former Reagan administration official who President Bush last December appointed to the NSC to take charge of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, has removed several staff members who were regarded as even-handed on the issue." Zionism Unbound by Ann Pettifer in Media Monitors Network, December 20th 2002 "Robert Dreyfus, a senior correspondent at The American Prospect, came close in a first class expose on how the Pentagon's "well-placed hawks" are muzzling the CIA so that intelligence data that contradicts the case for war is not presented to the White House. Dreyfus is blunt: "For Perle, Wolfovitz and FeithŠan attack on Iraq is a strategic necessity, not because Saddam Hussein is a threat, but because America needs to display an overwhelming show of force to keep unruly Arabs and Muslims all over the world in line." However, Dreyfus still cannot mention the elephant in the room, namely that these well-placed hawks are Jewish-Americans and it is their hard-core Zionism that is shaping American foreign policy. Zionism is fast becoming a poisoned chalice, yet the US is poised for a war largely propelled by its agenda." Playing skittles with Saddam by Brian Whitaker in The Guardian, September 3rd 2002 "One of the curious aspects of this neo-conservative intrigue is that so few people outside the United States and Israel take it seriously. Perhaps, like President Mubarak, they can't imagine that anyone who holds a powerful position in the United States could be quite so reckless." 35 Years Late To Stop The War? by James Brooks , March 10th 2003 "After years of placidly swallowing bitter lies about the crushing of Palestine, we've been judged ready to tackle the main course; the war on terror, the disposal of international law, the erosion of our rights for "national security", and the occupation and subjugation of the entire Middle East. The goal? To finally take direct control of the object of America's Middle East obsession, the glittering prize that blinds us to the humanity of the people who own it: the future of the dwindling global oil supply, the secret to the economic domination of the planet." Come the revolution by Peter Hartcher in the Finanical Review, March 11th 2003 "69 per cent of fundamentalist Christians in the US favour the war on Iraq, some 10 to 15 per cent more than in the general population, according to a poll of 1200 voters last month by the group Stand for Israel. But as with the US oil industry and the defence lobby - reported yesterday in the first part of this series - America's fundamentalist Christians do not need Bush's war on Iraq to persuade them to vote for him. They are already his. Bush has made some limited moves against abortion, and proposes giving federal money to religious-run social programs, both wildly popular causes with the Christian Right. The Israel lobby is another matter. The Israel lobby in the US and the Jewish American vote are not automatic Republican supporters. Indeed, both have favoured Bush's enemy, the Democrats. But they like Bush's war on Iraq. The Israel lobby, like the Israeli government itself, supports the military confrontation of Iraq." The story reaches the depths of DRUDGE! Buchanan Charges Neocons With 'Warmongering' in the Drudge Report, March 11th 2003 "In this week's AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE, editor Pat Buchanan issues a controversial, 5000-word indictment of the 'War Party' of Bennett, Kristol, Podhoretz and Richard Perle. The magazine will hit newsstands and bookstores tomorrow. With quotes and citations, Buchanan alleges: 'War Party' ideas and plans for an attack on Iraq had been 'in preparation far in advance of 9/11, and when President Bush was looking for a new front,' the neocons 'put their precooked meal in front of him. And Bush dug into it.' Richard Perle wrote a paper urging Israeli PM Netanyahu to dump the Oslo Peace Accords and target Iraq -- five years before 9/11..." Whose War? by Patrick J. Buchanan in The American Conservative, March 24th 2003 Edition "Suddenly, the Israeli connection is on the table, and the War Party is not amused. Finding themselves in an unanticipated firefight, our neoconservative friends are doing what comes naturally, seeking student deferments from political combat by claiming the status of a persecuted minority group. People who claim to be writing the foreign policy of the world superpower, one would think, would be a little more manly in the schoolyard of politics. Not so." Who holds the Power in the White house - Sharon or Bush? by Mesbahuddin Faruq in Bangladesh-Web, Msrch 2003 An article which includes an interesting analysis of the orgins of the 1991 Gulf War "Richard Parle recently appeared on a TV interview with the BBC. He maintained that there would be no violation of the UN Charter if the US invades Iraq without the approval of the Security Council. He contended that US invasion of Iraq would be solely for self-defence purpose. Elliot Cohen, another Sharonist, propounded in a debate that doing nothing against Iraq is a greater crime than doing something. With all these rhetorics from the Sharonists, surronding the US presidency, it leads anyone to ponder who is the real power behind the US presidency?" The ‘pro-Israel’ lobby by Michael Kinsley, Founding Editor Slate MSB "According to this Web site, the Zionist lobby is, like most political conspiracies, a set of concentric circles within circles. The two innermost circles are known as the “President’s Cabinet” and the “Chairman’s Council.” Members allegedly “take part in special events with members of Congress in elegant Washington locations,” “participate in private conference calls,” and attend an annual “national summit... And who is behind this Web site? Who is spreading the anti-Semitic canard that Jews and Zionists influence American policy in the Middle East, including Iraq? It is a group calling itself the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC” Feral News Weblog Articles 'The Country' loves the War Israel's War A Blackmail Chain? A Tale of Two Rules Breaking the Silence on the Israel Lobby Watch your Dollars Fly By The slogan 'No Blood for Oil' is a distraction ALL oppressive western policy in the Middle East over the last 50 years has been 'about oil' This war is about something additional... Here's a more useful slogan: NO WAR FOR ISRAEL! Rebuttals and Critiques of the thesis Powell: U.S. Policy Not Israeli Motivated in The Guardian, March 13th 2003 "Secretary of State Colin Powell flatly rejected on Thursday any suggestion that the Bush administration's confrontation with Iraq was engineered by Israel or American Jews." 'Is It Good for the Jews?' by Bill Keller in The New York Times, March 8th 2003 "Maybe we're all a little too desperate these days for a simple formula to explain how our safe world came unhinged. That, as much as anything, may explain one of the more enduring conspiracy theories of the moment, the notion that we are about to send a quarter of a million American soldiers to war for the sake of Israel." Realated articles in the explicitly Jewish media The Iraq crisis as the War of the Jews by Bradley Burston of Haaretz, March 2003 Foreign Ministry mobilizes to confront 'theory' Jews behind push for Iraq war by Ellis Shuman in IsraelInsider, March 12th 2003 U.S. Jewish groups blast lawmaker for linkng Jews and Iraq war in Haaretz, March 11th 2003 How to win World War IV by Norman Podhoretz in Commentary Magazine, February 2002 Historical material on Zionist plans for a 'Greater Israel' The Zionist Plan for the Middle East, a translation by Israel Shahak of Oded Yinon's 1982 'A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties' A complimentary theory: War against the Euro? Defending the less-than-almighty US Dollar The Real Reasons for the Upcoming War With Iraq: A Macroeconomic and Geo-strategic Analysis of the Unspoken Truth by William Clark in Media Monitors Network America's war against Europe by Paul Harris in YellowTimes.org The UN Double-Standard Is the U.N. 'irrelevant' with regard to Israel too? by Matthew Riemer in YellowTimes.org __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! 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