…for the Israeli government and Israel’s American lobby, Iran’s alleged nuclear threat has served the same purpose as Saddam’s non-existent WMD…
Hillary Clinton’s greatest billionaire backer has been Haim Saban, a dual United States-Israel citizen and hardline supporter of Israel…
What exists now is a “passionate attachment” to a foreign country on steroids that undercuts American security.
The fact of the matter is Iran has neither a nuclear bomb nor an actual nuclear weapons program.
What can one say about the significance of House’s Philip Dru: Administrator?
Absent from the War against the Islamic State: Israel’s Status as an American Ally and the Example It Provides for U.S. Foreign Policy
The fact of the matter is that the Islamic State actually benefits Israel by causing problems…
The only thing positive that can be said about Obama’s war plan is that it is not as disastrous as the Kagan alternative.
With communism gone, the conservative coalition should have fractured long ago. This was delayed by Sept. 11 and the rise of radical Islam. But now, 12 years into that era — after Afghanistan and Iraq, after drone wars and the NSA revelations — the natural tension between isolationist and internationalist tendencies has resurfaced.
It might not be possible to fool all the people all the time, but the record shows that enough of the people can be fooled enough of the time to achieve the desired result.
The Unfolding of Yinon’s “Zionist Plan for the Middle East”: The Crisis in Iraq and the Centrality of the National Interest of Israel
“Let’s look at the reality on the ground in the Middle East: Iraq and Syria are effectively partitioned along sectarian lines; Lebanon and Yemen are close to fracturing; Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia survive intact but as increasingly authoritarian states.
So while the United States will suffer, along with the other countries involved in the Ukrainian crisis, Israel’s situation will have improved both in terms of a harder position by the United States toward Israel’s major enemy, Iran, and better relations with Russia.
Does Israel and its lobby exercise too much influence on U.S. decisions to wage war in the Middle East? Neoconservatives and the Iraq war.
The oil companies were pushing for an end to the sanctions on Iraq, and this pitted the pro-Israeli lobby and the U.S. oil industry against each other.
Washington, astutely held that in foreign policy the United States should pursue its own interests and not be involved in another country’s conflicts, which could only bring on unnecessary problems.
Sharon’s persona had not changed but rather he came to realize that new tactics were needed to achieve the same goals he had formerly attained by blatant brute force.
In the first half of the twentieth century, Russia and Britain forced Iran to relinquish its sovereign rights, and the Iranian people suffered severely as a consequence.
The depiction of Iran as a crazed state bent on suicidal warfare does not comport with the facts but is disinformation
If the goal really were to make the Middle East free from horrific weapons, as America now pontificates, then an effort would be made to have all the countries in the region give up these weapons and undergo inspections.
Let’s pause for a moment and make a comparison of Clapper to Snowden. Which is worse – lying to Congress or revealing government lies?
Citing influential analyst Jim Lobe, Sniegoski emphasizes that It is not democracy but rather “protecting Israeli security and preserving its military superiority over any and all possible regional challenges” that is “a core neoconservative tenet.”
While Chomsky’s change was far from being complete, his acknowledgement is, nonetheless, very significant.
The neoconservatives have been in the forefront in attacking Hagel while AIPAC has stayed in the background. Should the neocons ultimately stop Hagel, it would be an amazing success. A perceived enemy of Israeli interests would be defeated without any negative political ramifications for Israel or the Israel lobby
A major issue in Washington pertaining to foreign policy and national security affairs is the fight over President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Why is it so important?
The neocons’ influence has far exceeded just the lingering effects from their past policy decisions in the George W. Bush administration; rather they continue to energetically work to influence American policy with more than a little impact.