By David Truskoff
06 November, 2006
is ironic that the elections in Israel and the elections in the US will
involve two similar political characters named Lieberman. The Lieberman
of Israel is described by Uri Avnery as a man who, "advocates the
expulsion of the Arab citizens from Israel. He threatened to destroy
Egypt by blowing up the Aswan Dam. He demanded the execution of the
Israeli Arab Knesset members for meeting with Syrian and Hamas leaders."
Joe Lieberman and his namesake
are similar in that they are both blind faith right wing Zionists. Joe
an eighteen year US Senator, lost the primary in the Democratic party
to a neophyte, albeit a very rich neophyte, Primarily because of his
goose stepping to the marching tune of the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC) and supporting the war in Iraq. With the help of AIPAC
and about eighteen million Dollars or more he is thumbing his nose at
the party and may go back to the senate as an Independent.
One congressional staff person
was quoted as saying, "We can count on well over half the house,
250, to 300 members, to do reflexively what ever AIPAC wants."
Like our out of touch (out
of this world) President, Joe has no idea of what is happening in America.
As a Jew, I have often pointed
out that blind faith right wing Zionism and the brutality of the IDF
has, and is causing a new wave of world wide anti-Semitism.
The Council Of National Interest
Foundation (a Washington DC based organization that calls for a two-state
solution in the Middle East) has released the following statement.
"A new poll commissioned
by the Council for the National Interest Foundation shows that a significant
number of Americans are wary of the power of the Israel lobby, and believe
it is behind the invasion of Iraq and the current belligerent tone of
the White House and Congress toward Iran.
The poll, which was carried
out by Zogby International, reveals that 39% of the American public
"agree" or "somewhat agree" that "the work
of the Israel lobby on Congress and the Bush administration has been
a key factor for going to war in Iraq and now confronting Iran."
However, a similar number, 40%, "strongly disagreed" or "somewhat
disagreed" with this position. Some 20% of the public, or more
than one in five, were not sure.
The poll suggests that the
espionage charges against two employees of the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the publicity given to a new study of
the power of the Israel lobby by two mainstream academic professors
has had an affect on people's awareness of the lobby."
The problems in the US are
not unlike those in Israel. There is an ever-growing divide between
the have and the have-nots. Poverty in Israel and poverty in America
are both reaching dangerous proportions and the two Liebermans will
soon face the wrath and leaderless rage of the miss-lead, here-to-for
powerless people. The above mentioned poll shows a beginning of a new
awareness in the US.
Joe Lieberman may get elected.
If he does he will emerge as the most powerful man in the US Senate;
bigger than his own party that rejected him, and he will have an open
door to the white house where he will be welcomed like a long lost son.
Perhaps he will even get
another Kiss from G.W. Bush and return it, but on another part of the
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