By David Truskoff
02 September, 2007
you ever wonder what it must be like to travel all around the world
just hitting a little round ball into a hole in the ground and getting
paid millions of dollars for doing it? You need not worry about the
horrors of Darfur or the terrible suffering of the people of Palestine.
You just go on hitting the little ball into the hole in the ground.
No, I am not being facetious. I am sure many older peace warriors like
me often wonder what it must be like to live in a make believe world.
I am not picking on professional golfers. I am sure there are many who
are concerned about the shape the world is in, but I see most of the
world’s population in the face of the signature character of Mad
Magazine who says. "What, Me Worry"?
Are most people so stupid
that they would let the media do what it did to presidential Candidate
Kerry? The answer must be yes because it actually happened.
The media took a not too
bright individual who used his family influence and money to find a
hiding place so he would not have to go and serve his country and go
to war in Vietnam and made him into a hero. That is what they did for
George Bush. At the same time they took his opponent who not only volunteered
to serve, was decorated and actually wounded three times and made him
into a lying shirker (Senator Dole said Kerry’s three wounds were
I am convinced that most
of the population lives in that make believe world and would all like
to be just hitting the little ball into a hole in the ground.
The US chief defense-industry-lobbying
group selected Marion C. Blakey, administrator of the Federal Aviation
Administration, as its new chief executive.
Blakey will head the Aerospace Industries Association AIA that has 178
associate members and 102 regular member companies. AIA, represents
52 manufacturers of military and commercial helicopters, aircraft, engines,
missiles and spacecraft, and joins the Israel American Public Affairs
Committee to form an unbeatable lobbying block in Washington
Senator William Fulbright
was Chairman of the Senate Foreign relations Committee back in the 1960s.
He said: "I hadn’t realized before the hearings that the
Jewish lobby was so powerful. … I didn’t know". The
Chairman: also said, "they know they have control of the Senate
politically, and therefore whatever the Secretary tells them, they can
laugh at him. They say, "Yes, but you don't control the Senate."
If the Senator was alive
today he would be stunned by the influence that has mushroomed into
a much-feared ruling clique in the congress. In a 1988 TV News Program.
(Sixty Minutes highlighting AIPAC,) former Under Secretary of State
George Ball said: "Practically every congressman and senator says
his prayers to the AIPAC lobby. They’ve done an enormous job of
corrupting the American democratic process."
Since Fulbright expressed
his fears the total aid to Israel hovers around $91billion. In 2007
the new $30 billion aid package represents a 25 percent rise in U.S.
military aid to Israel, from a current $2.4 billion each year to $3
billion a year over 10 years. The new deal says that the money must
be used to purchase military equipment from the US defense industry.
Prior to this new push by
those who control the US Congress, Israel has done well by the Bush
administration $10.19 billion in U.S. weaponry, $8.58 billion through
the Foreign Military Sales program, and another $1.61 billion in Direct
Commercial Sales and a $4.5 billion sale of 102 Lockheed Martin F-16s
And so the shell game becomes
obvious. The money that is supposedly loaned (although no one expects
to get it back) comes from the American taxpayer. It is then used to
buy arms from American death merchants. If you tried to stand in the
way of such a deal the combined power of AIPAC and the IAI would steamroller
you into oblivion. The US Government by for and of the people no longer
exists. I would go further and say George Ball was correct. The US democratic
process has been so corrupted by these lobbyists as to make it inoperable.
When someone said the congress
still has to approve the $30 Million deal Secretary Burns said, he believed
there would be little opposition in the Senate and House. Now that is
There are Zionist supporters
who claim that giving Israel the money to buy US arms means jobs for
Americans so it is a good deal for both, but it is our money in the
first place. Realists know there is little if any trickle down and the
Palestinian children that are starving on the West Bank and the poor
people who have had their houses blown up by our planes don’t
give a damn about the profits of Lockheed and neither do I.
Does anyone know where I
can find a little round ball that I can hit into a hole in the ground?
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