by Felix Quigley
November 18, 2008
We can see that those who supported McCain for President, claiming that McCain would be preferably to Obama, are now saying that “We told you so” because Obama has sent extreme Israel hater Malley over to firm up contacts with Syria, Egypt, hamas and who know else.
This is the very false message and path that Belman of Israpundit and others such as Frontpagemag are beginning to thread.
But this covers for their own support for US Imperialism of which Bush, the Clintons, Carter and Obama are all part.
It is a dead end. It is the end for the Jewish people if they follow this barren and bankrupt political line of Belman. What Belman and his likes are doing is saying to the Jews that US Imperialism can be a friend of the Jews if only they can get the right people into the White House. It is a total dependence on US Imperialism to save the Jews. To carry this through then the actual history of all sections of the US elite and what they did in the Balkans has to be whitewashed.
Obama will be President and we have to follow closely what he does as a representative of this US Imperialism. That Belman calls Obama a Marxist etc is just Belman muddying the waters for the Jewish people.
Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has written this:
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Senator Obama was criticized in May for having Malley on his team of Middle East advisers after the latter admitted to being in regular contact with Hamas as part of his work with the George Soros-funded International Crisis Group (ICG), whose Middle East and North Africa Program he directs. Malley has worked with officials from several countries, urging them to recognize Hamas, which calls in its Charter for the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews. At the time, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt stated, “Sen. Obama strongly opposes talking to Hamas, a terrorist group committed to Israel’s destruction. As president, he will work to isolate Hamas and target its resources, and rejects any dialogue until Hamas recognizes Israel, renounces terrorism, and abides by previous agreements.” LaBolt also gave an unequivocal assurance that Malley had provided only “informal advice to the campaign in the past,” and that Malley had “no formal role in the campaign and he will not play any role in the future.” (Lynn Sweet, ‘Obama adviser who met with Hamas resigns,’ Chicago Sun Times, May 11, 2008)
Malley, in addition to his post at the ICG, served as President Bill Clinton’s Special Assistant for Arab-Israeli Affairs (1998-2001), and as Clinton National Security Adviser Sandy Berger’s Executive Assistant (1996-1998). In a July 2001 New York Times op-ed, Malley alleged that Israel, not the Palestinian Authority (PA), was to blame for the failure of the 2000 Camp David peace talks. He also wrote further pieces co-authored with Hussein Agha, a former adviser to Yasser Arafat, blaming Israel and exonerating Arafat for the failure of the peace process. Malley’s claims are completely at variance with the detailed accounts of the 2000 negotiations provided by President Clinton, former American Middle East envoy Dennis Ross and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, all of whom pointed to Palestinian rejection without counter-offer of the peace proposals (John Perazzo, Obama’s Road to Damascus, FrontPage Magazine, November 11, 2008).
ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “We view these revelations with alarm and shock. In May, the Obama campaign made it crystal clear that Senator Obama did not agree with Malley’s support for recognizing Hamas without Hamas making substantive changes to its platform and behavior. It also was unequivocal that Malley would have no future role whatsoever in the Obama campaign.
“It appears that we were deceived. Obama advisers are reported to have conducted talks with Hamas, listed as a terrorist group by the State Department, and without Hamas having met any of the conditions President Obama publicly laid down as preconditions for such talks. It is also a serious matter that such talks were conducted by private citizens, rather than by a decision of the U.S. government. And despite explicit words dissociating Robert Malley from the Obama campaign, Malley is now reported to have continued to work for the President-elect at the highest level, meeting with Syrian and Egyptian officials, despite Malley’s on-going work trying to legitimize Hamas. Clearly, it was inaccurate and misleading of Mr. LaBolt to say Robert Malley was not part of the campaign while he continued to work for Senator Obama.
“We urge we urge President-elect Obama to immediately clarify if these reports are accurate or not.”
Obama is doing what one would expect Obama to do. That would be precisely what McCain and Palin would have done as well.
The whole of the US ruling elite is anti Jew and is anti Israel. It is just that the whole of this elite play this complicated tune. They have to make a pretence of being in support of the Jewish people because the American people feel strong bonds of friendship with the Jews and they do recognize that Israel is geographically swamped by its Arab neighbours.
Remember that in post 1945 the US capitalist state took under its wing tens of thousands of Nazis, especially into the US Intelligence department, that is the part of the ruling American class which spreads lies.
Essentially the lie that they spread concerned the Palestinians. The origin of this concept is Nazi. The Big Lie has been carried out with persistence and skill and it has merged in with another proven and long standing feature, the Jew Hatred of the Arabs and the Islamists towards Jews. Israel has become the hated Jew of our era.
The reason we know that this lie has got Nazi roots is seen in that the basis of this lie is the hiding and rewriting of history. Thus the central lie that the Jews were grasping by nature (a totally antisemitic theme), overlooking that from 1920 to 1922 the Jews lost 78 per cent of their promised land for a Homeland.
Then look at how the Palestinian Refugee lie was promoted. This brings to mind the lie of the Srebrenica Massacre.
There are very very deep forces at work behind all of this. To suggest for a moment that US Imperialism, all sections of it, is not up to its eyeballs in all of this anti Jew propaganda is to do a terrible disservice to the Jewish people.
That is what Belman, Israpundit and Frontpagemag have become. They carry out this service on behalf of US Imperialism and in doing so they actually continually stop Jews being united with the ordinary American people.
My feeling is that a completely quantitative development needs to be made. I am certain that the answer will come from the Left but it will be a struggle for principle and against all those who call themselves “Left” today.