President Obama is addressing the AIPAC Policy Conference being held in Washington DC from May 22nd through May 24th. You may be asking, “What is AIPAC?” The following insert is from the About page on their site.
As America’s leading pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC works with both Democratic and Republican political leaders to enact public policy that strengthens the vital U.S.-Israel relationship. With the support of its members nationwide, AIPAC has worked with Congress and the Executive Branch on numerous critical initiatives — from securing vital foreign aid for Israel to passing legislation aimed at stopping Iran’s illicit nuclear program. Some highlights include:
- Passing more than a dozen bills and resolutions condemning and imposing tough sanctions on Iran during the past 15 years.
- Securing critical security assistance to Israel each year to ensure that Israel remains capable of facing increased threats.
- Supporting America’s efforts to help Israel achieve peace while upholding the principles that hold the best prospects for Israeli-Arab peace in letters to the president signed by 328 House members and 76 senators.
- Passing legislation requiring the administration to evaluate all future military sales to Arab states in the context of the need to maintain Israel’s qualitative military edge over potential adversaries.
AIPAC is reportedly extremely upset with Obama’s assertion in his Middle East speech that said negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians should recognize the mutual borders that existed before the 1967 war.
It is truly amazing to think that a foreign country like Israel can wield such power within our government. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has come to the United States, not only to chastise Obama, but to give marching orders to the Israeli nationals operating within our borders through AIPAC.
The question has been asked and I will ask it again. Why is Israel so important to United States interests? Are they economically advantageous to us? Well the fact that we give them $10 billion per year in economic aid would suggest that they are not. What about militarily? The fact is there is not one place on this planet that we cannot destroy with our nuclear arsenal.
Then it is said that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East, which begs the question, why do we need any friends in the Middle East? You say because they have oil. Well how about this? Eliminate the trillion dollar middle man oil barons and we can trade directly with the Middle Easterners at the rate of one bushel of grain per barrel of oil. Then, whether they liked us or not, we would be paying 20 cents a gallon for our gas.
And let’s face it. If we would just quit interfering in the Middle East, though they still probably wouldn’t like us, at least maybe they wouldn’t hate us to the point of wanting to blow us up.
I have watched this dispute between Israel and Palestine and the rest of the Middle East go on and on all my life. If two people are determined to fight, at some point you just have to let them. I think we should tell Israel and the Arabs in the Middle East that if they can’t get along that is their problem and that we will expend no more of our wealth or our life’s blood in stopping them from destroying one another.
The United States government is supposed to be looking out for the people of the United States, not making deals and getting into wars that hurt our country for the advancement of Israel. If the Israelis and AIPAC want to put Israel before the United States let them live in Israel as we cannot have anyone influencing our government that is of mixed loyalties.
As stated in a previous article, the Israelis do not allow dual citizen American Israelis in their government because the Israeli government is for the Israeli people and no other. We must end all foreign lobbying. You listen to the talking heads tell us that we are competing in a world economy. In what business do you allow your competitors to come into your board room and influence your decisions to your loss and their gain?
Either this is the United States for the United States citizens or it is a great source of natural resources free for the taking. I do not think the latter is what the founding fathers intended. How would it be if our American president, such as he is, went to Israel to speak to the American Israeli lobby in that country to push for an American advantage in Israeli politics, foreign affairs, and business? The Israeli people would not stand for it. As I said earlier, Israel is for the Israelis and no others.
Some may want to call this article anti-Semitic. If wanting an America for the Americans is now anti-Semitic, than I guess I have no choice, as I love my country and want it exclusively for my progeny.