From the Washington Post:
Netanyahu knows how to deal with the Palestinians. Managing Obama is the harder task.
A reactionary article.
Why in the Washington Post?
Oh Richard, you are such a comedian, and so deadpan.
Richard Witty is to American Liberalism what Dr. Zoidberg on Futurama is to modern medicine.
i guess that makes you kif
Good grief, what a shill this guy is. Straight from the Israeli Dept of Propaganda. Obama is a ‘worse’ problem than Hamas, because he might ask for some ‘concessions’. Shocking. How telling that Israelis view the US not as a partner, or an ever willing free money bank, but as a problem requiring great diplomatic skills to ‘manage’. Meanwhile Nini is so ‘comfortable’ with a ‘mini-war’ that he goes jetsetting around the globe. Yes, that is Israel’s comfort zone: war, intimidation and jerking the generous taxpayers of the US around.
Straight from the Israeli Dept of Propaganda
isn’t that called the israel’s foreign ministry?
>> Good grief, what a shill this guy is. Straight from the Israeli Dept of Propaganda.
Yes, I don’t think that article could have been any more biased than it was.
>> Their tanks and planes have been pounding targets in Gaza, and inflicting considerably more casualties and damage than have been caused by the rockets. …
Straight out of the “humanist” playbook. The way I hear it, though, Israel is entitled to “belligerent reprisals” even if it “started it”.
Now that this guy (Jackson Diehl) has given us a piece of his mind, is there (to quote my sister-in-law Jean Belmont Ford in another context, as I promised to do) any left?
Obama a problem? Oh, really! I never saw such an Israel-obedient poodle-dog. If he were a cat, I’d say to him, “roll over!” (Do you say that to dogs?). That veto! Actually, maybe he IS a problem. That veto was so cringing, so craven, so cowardly, so abject — that it might embarrass The Lobby (if it were capable of embarrassment).
I guess everyone should be use to this zionist and Israeli attitude shown by Diehl. But I still find myself amazed every time I see Israel’s US supporters write so publicly and boldly about how they intend to and do manipulate and control the United States government for the benefit of their foreign homeland.
That even the ‘intent’ by a ‘group’ to do this is tolerated by the public and most of all by those officials in our government, much less the fact they have done it for so long, simply shows how bizarre and truly Orwellian our government has become.
It cannot continue forever, inevitably they and Israel will drop that last straw on the US public. And what happens then I do not know, but something will happen.
They don’t see that.
“But I still find myself amazed every time I see Israel’s US supporters write so publicly and boldly about how they intend to and do manipulate and control the United States government for the benefit of their foreign homeland”.
Well, American, question you ask has been boggling my mind for quite sometime, especially when you consider over 200 criminal and espionage investigations stopped dead in their tracks due to pressure from above (google if you doubt the number). Pat Buchanon calling Congress “Israeli occupied territory” comes to mind.
RE: “Washington Post headlines are reminiscent of Southern politicians holding the line against civil rights” – Weiss
ALSO SEE: From Jerusalem to Washington, Myth Disguised as News ~ by Ira Chernus, Antiwar.com, 03/29/11
(excerpt) After members of Congress and their staffs peruse the newspapers from their home states or districts, they’re likely to take a quick look at the one daily newspaper they all read: the Washington Post…
… Let’s take a look at the story the WaPo gave them in one recent week…
…Before studying any story, though, it’s a good idea to know something about the storyteller. The WaPo’s woman on the scene is Janine Zacharia. She covers the whole Middle East from her home base in Jerusalem. So it’s not surprising that most of her stories deal with Israel. She knows her home city well, since she started her career there as a reporter for the rather conservative (by U.S. standards) Jerusalem Post. She knows one of the city’s languages, Hebrew, fluently, but has only “some knowledge” of Arabic (according to her official bio).
Clearly, Zacharia’s perspective is Jewish-Israeli-centric. That’s not evidence of any bias. It’s just a fact worth noting…
…Americans who pay any attention to the Middle East know the mythic tale all too well: Palestinians attack Israel. Israel strikes back in self-defense and looks for new ways to protect its security. End of story…
….Janine Zacharia’s version of the Israel-Palestine conflict carries a special weight because it has so much influence inside the Beltway. But there’s nothing unusual about it. You can find the same mythic tale in any of the most prestigious U.S. newspapers, on their editorial pages as well as their news pages.
We can’t expect the media to change its ways voluntarily in the foreseeable future. The myth of Israel’s insecurity will continue to be the official story in the U.S. mass media and thus the foundation of U.S. discourse and policy about Israel—unless proponents of peace and Palestinian independence, who are such persuasive critics of Israel’s actions, start training their verbal guns directly on that myth.
Otherwise, most Americans, no matter how much they know about Israeli violence and oppression, will forgive most of it as unfortunate but necessary for national security. If we protect our national security at all costs, by any means necessary, they’ll think, why shouldn’t the Israelis do the same?
We can take one big step toward a more sane and humane U.S. policy on the Israel-Palestine conflict—a policy that might some day actually lead toward peace—by reading the mass media carefully and demanding real journalism, not just the old familiar myth disguised as news.
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