Salon: Israel pushes US warmongering via neocon dog-tail-waggers

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and neonconservative William Kristol (Credit: Reuters/Gage Skidmore)

Salon’s got a doozey up. Gary Kamiya gets his rant on in his provocatively titled article  ‘The boys who cry “Holocaust”‘.  Mincing no words, he comes right out swinging characterizing Israel’s influence on the US as maintaining a stranglehold over our Mideast policy and claiming the neocons are ignorant, Islamophobic, discredited ideologues (we knew that). And it just builds from there. Check it out and by all means read the entire link for a comprehensive round up of past and present neocon war-mongering 101. From Bolton to Kristol to Goldberg including Bibi himself, ‘The boys who cry “Holocaust”’ delivers, and here’s just the tip of the iceberg:

Yet these incompetent militarists are still taken seriously. And the reason is simple: They purport to be supporters of Israel. In American politics, you can get away with even the most cracked war-mongering as long as you claim to be “pro-Israel.” And the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card for anything having to do with Israel is the Holocaust.

To listen to the neocons and hawks, you’d think Hitler was about to send the tanks over the Polish border……….

The Holocaust mind-set has led Israel into self-destructive policies. And its promiscuous invocation has helped ensure that Israel maintains a stranglehold over America’s Mideast policy. That stranglehold has always been harmful to America, but it is now actually dangerous.

Kamiya’s on a roll.  On US positioning if and when Israel attacks Iran:

In other words, it is quite likely that the most powerful nation in the world will simply stand impotently by while a tiny client state threatens to do something that it knows is not just antithetical to its interests, but possibly ruinous to them. The tail could be about to wag the dog right off a cliff.

Is it my imagination or is our way of thinking gradually permeating the mainstream?

(Hat tip MW commenter American)

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