The biggest problem is the US Government. Not Islam, not Hamas etc, but the US Government. It matters not in the slightest whether republican or democrat
The biggest problem though of the Israeli people is the ideology of the Israelis and Jews in the Diaspora.
The first and biggest problem is not inflicted, it is self-inflicted!
This came across forcefully when I read the recent article by Barry Rubin.
The essence of Rubin in this article was that the US Government of Obama (and remember Bush or McCain would be no different) is that the US is going after Hamas as its real strategic ally
Rubin is right there. Really you would need to be blind not to see that.
The US has always looked to the billion plus Arabs and Islamists as its ally, never the Jews, who add up to a mere few millions. The only thing keeping the US elite back from the open alliance with Islam was NOT THE JEWS IN AMERICA who add up to a tiny minority, BUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AS A WHOLE WHO HAVE ALWAYS STOOD BEHIND THE JEWISH HOMELAND.
Hence the noted researcher Professor Francisco Gil White could go through all of the years since 1945 and determine that the policy and programme of ALL THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE US were anti Jew and anti Israel
In the article mentioned above Barry Rubin has all of this reversed!
The heading of the article states the obvious that “””OBAMA EMBRACES HAMAS”
It is the sub-heading that Rubin follows up with that is SO wrong:
Who does Rubin think that he is…God?
Is he able to read the mind of the most powerful Empire that the world has ever known.
Rubin displays a great deal of arrogance here in that he figures he knows better, knows so much that he can begin to lecture the Empire on “strategic rationality”
Rubin like so many of these wannabe Jewish pundits think that they know better than the Empire and that they can lecture the Empire on issues of Empire strategy.
The underlying message is “What is good for Empire is good for us Jews too”
Part of the Rubin “analysis”:
Everyone will probably view the just-released official document, “White House on Israel’s Announcement on Gaza,” as purely routine government rhetoric that means nothing. But that just shows how much people have become used to taking for granted the lack of any strategic sense in this U.S. government.
The June 20 White House statement opens thusly:
“The President has described the situation in Gaza as unsustainable and has made clear that it demands fundamental change.”
One would expect that a rational policy would use the words “unsustainable” and “demands fundamental change” to mean that the president demands the overthrow of Hamas. In fact, it signifies the exact opposite: he demands the stabilization of that regime.
The statement continues:
“On June 9, [Obama] announced that the United States was moving forward with $400 million in initiatives and commitments for the West Bank and Gaza. The President described these projects as a down payment on the U.S. commitment to the people of Gaza, who deserve a chance to take part in building a viable, independent state of Palestine, together with those who live in the West Bank.”
Just think of the calm insanity of that paragraph. The United States is going to pump money into Gaza. That money is a “down payment on the U.S. commitment,” that is, it is not an act of generosity for which the United States deserves to get something in return. No, the phrasing makes it seem that the United States owes them the money.
Moreover, giving this money does not really advance the cause of building a Palestinian state but retards it by shoring up a Hamas government which is against the Palestinian Authority, against peace with Israel, and against a two-state solution.
Note, too, that Hamas is put on an equal plane with the Palestinian Authority. The people of Gaza and the people of the West Bank will build a state, says the statement. Couldn’t the administration even have said that the state would be built in the context of the Oslo accords or under the leadership of the Palestinian Authority?
This is truly amazing. There is no mention of even the Quartet conditions: nothing said about Hamas abandoning terrorism or accepting Israel’s existence or returning to recognition of the Palestinian Authority’s rule as the legitimate government. The statement is unconditional, absolutely unconditional. Only the “humanitarian” consideration counts, as if the U.S. government is a community organizer organizing a food stamp program.
In seeking an analogy to this abdication of strategy and politics, it would be like the United States making a commitment to help the people of North Vietnam during the Vietnam war or North Korea during the Korean war by pouring in money and goods unconditionally, saying this would help lead to a moderate unified state.
Doesn’t who governs the Gaza Strip as a dictatorship (an antisemitic, anti-American, terrorist, revolutionary Islamist, would-be genocidal, Christian-expelling, women-repressing, terrorist, and allied to Iran dictatorship at that) matter a bit?
The announcement continued by welcoming Israel’s new policy as something that “should significantly improve conditions for Palestinians in Gaza, while preventing the entry of weapons.”
In other words, the United States has no problem with Hamas ruling Gaza as long as weapons are kept out. There is absolutely no strategic concept in the U.S. approach.
Which leaves us on 4international mentally chewing over the fact that Barry Rubin has his head firmly lodged inside the rear of US Imperialism.
Rubin and others if they had given just one minute´s thought to what happened in the destruction of Yugoslavia would know
THIS IS THE STRATEGY OF ALL US GOVERNMENTS
US Governments are not ever interested in rights, who was in the right, principles.
Their only strategy is to back reactionary regimes and the more reactionary the better. Why is this?
There is actually a perfectly logical reason and strategy Mr Rubin is always based upon reason.
In a period of deep political and social crisis the force which can keep down populations is always the force of deepest reaction.
In the last War it is easily demonstrated that the US and Britain had NO fundamental difference with Fascism. They made war on Hitler only because Hitler was expansionist. For a very long time they thought that Hitler was a damned good idea.
No Mr Rubin. Hamas is the BABY of the US, as is Iran, Hizbullah and you had better get used to that as well.
It is the ultimate in folly to suggest as does Rubin and others that the US would ever attack Iran.
Israel is alone and the US Government is the enemy of Israel. The axis that Israel faces is Iran, Hizbullah, Hamas and the US ruling class.
Step outside of that truth as the Israeli leaders and the Jewish Diaspora leaders all do, then they are laying the basis for a new Holocaust