Agreed! I am reading Seymour M. Hersh’s THE SAMSON OPTION: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy, which is an excellent read. I am also reading Gordon Thomas’ Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of Mossad. The hardline, ruthless schemes and rules for assassinations of individuals are simply mind-boggling. As a training film for Mossad recruits on how to make a killing appear accidental; Kidon, a department within Israel’s Mossad that is allegedly responsible for the execution of opponents, according to Thomas, “reviews films on successful assassinations–the shooting of President John F. Kennedy, for example.” So, the idea is not beyond Satanyahoo established pattern.
For instance, in 1997, writes Thomas, Bibi ordered the assassination of Khalid Meshal who lived close to King Hussein Palace. The weapon of choice was not a gun or knife but instead “nerve gas,” which the Kidon carried out in Amman. Meshal survived the attempt, and the particulars were communicated to King Hussein who called Bibi outraged, telling Bibi, he felt like a man whose best friend had raped him. Bibi tried to deny his responsibility and offer to fly to Amman and explain.
The King Hussein told not to bother and asked him did he have an antidote for the nerve gas, demanding that it be flown to Amman and administered, which it was. Bibi could not talk his way out his plot, his captured agent had confessed and video confession had been sent Washington. The point is, there has been a long history of this sort of behavior that has been justified on biblical grounds and kept secret alone with its nuclear program that is now coming to light.
The American people are becoming more knowledgeable than before even though its politicans are standing in the way but when the grassroots are aware, very vocal and put pressures on institutions, like NYU, and as well as on their politicans who have taken pro-Israel stance in exchange for campaign donations, Israel has no incentive to change its manner of operating. As noted in the NYT, “Pro-Israel donors’ influence over Congress U.S. Politics” it is because of the huge campaign donations that the support for Israel among party lawmakers is so strong.
Clearly, it’s the U.S. lawmakers that are responsible for condoning and keeping Israel’s behavior intact, even though these lawmakers fail to realize Jews are not monolithic and they are not necessarily supporting the will of every Israeli. If that support was withheld and sanctions applied, Israel’s behavior would change overnight and the long standing nuclear blackmail that the U.S. has endured since Pres. Eisenhower, as pointed out by Hersh and John Steinbach, paying a random to prevent Israel from launching weapons on its enemies, this would stop. Bibi is accustomed to getting his way therefore, Pres. Obama is a grave threat.
In response to an article “AIPAC Says President Obama ‘Should Welcome Congressional Review’ of Iran Nuclear Deal” written in The Algemeiner a poster said, “President Obama is the most anti-Israeli President in the history of the United States,” which is a false perception, as the late Shulamit Aloni explained to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about the bad habit of labeling critics of Israel anti-Semitic.
Aloni replied, “Well it’s a trick, we always use it. When from Europe somebody is criticizing Israel then we bring up the holocaust. When in this country people are criticizing Israel then they are anti-Semitic… And it’s very easy to blame people who criticize certain acts of the Israeli government as anti-Semitic and to bring up the holocaust and the suffering of the Jewish people and that- that is justify everything we do to the Palestinians.”
Goodman asked, “”How powerful are groups like AIPAC, the president of major Jewish organizations. In the United States that’s another major establishment Jewish organization. How powerful are they in determining policy in Israel.”
She replied, “They are powerful because they serve the right wing of Israeli policy and because they are backed strongly by the government of the United States. If your administration and, not only the administration but the Congress as well, wouldn’t back those two organizations, then they wouldn’t be as strong as they are because they don’t represent the majority of the Jewish people in this country.”
We can agree, the buck stops here in the U.S., divesture and political pressure is long overdue and in order.