Sunday, January 13, 2008

Misrepresenting war mongering neocons....

In a weird blog titled "Neocon and Sonderkommando," Art Downs attempts to confuse the issue of the role played by neoconservatives, mostly Jewish individuals with dual allegiance to Israel and the U.S., in that order, in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy.

Policies devised by arrogant neocons have been adopted by the Cheney-Bush administration and the result has been highly counterproductive for both, Israel and the U.S.

Only one of the Republicans campaigning for the presidency, Ron Paul, has had the guts to call it as it is, namely, that actions taken by the U.S. in the Middle East have led to actions taken against the U.S., including the tragedy of 9/11.

U.S. military presence on Arab/Muslim lands coupled with the never-ending Israeli-Palestinian conflict have enraged much of the Middle East and the unprovoked war on Iraq has served to aggravate a bad situation.

"How would we like it if foreign troops established bases in the U.S." asks Mr. Paul.

Answer: We would not tolerate such a presence.

The question then becomes: Why is it so difficult to understand that Arabs/Muslims are as outraged as we would be if the roles were reversed?

Speaking of neocons, Art Downs reaches the following conclusion:
Some of these executives may be Jewish and they seem to be supporting the Democrats. Could these be part of the latter-day sonderkommando syndrome?
Huh? Supporting the Democrats?

Last time I checked, Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Max Boot, H. Ledeen, John Podhoretz, Abrahams, to mention just a few, were members of the Republican party.

Why Art Downs would want to misrepresent their party affiliation, is a mystery that only he can unravel. After all, anyone with even a slight interest in politics knows that these individuals are right-wingers who drag our nation into an unprovoked war that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent individuals, both Americans and Iraqis.

That resentment and hatred leads to terrorism is a no-brainer.

If Israelis prefer to live behind walls rather than allow the establishment of a viable Palestinian state and live in peace with their neighbors, is something I'll never understand. However, it is their decision to make.

But for Israelis to be allowed to use the U.S. military as their proxy to achieve their objectives, is a decision for the American people to make. Unfortunately, they were never asked to make that decision as they were dragged into an unprovoked war that was on the neocon-Israeli "to do" list.

Hopefully, the next U.S. president, whoever she will be, will take the U.S.'s best interests into consideration....FIRST and foremost.














4 Comments:

Anonymous Dana said...

Our hostess asked:

"How would we like it if foreign troops established bases in the U.S." asks Mr. Paul.

Answer: We would not tolerate such a presence.


All of our military bases overseas exist because the governments of the host countries permitted it. If you'll check this history of Subic Bay, our largest naval base in a foreign country, you'll see that when negotiations broke down between the US and the Philippines and the government of Corazon Aquino asked us to remove the base, we did just that.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

Our hostess wrote:

Speaking of neocons, Art Downs reaches the following conclusion:

Some of these executives may be Jewish and they seem to be supporting the Democrats. Could these be part of the latter-day sonderkommando syndrome?


Uhhh, no. If you check Art's original, you'll note the paragraph immediately above the one Eva-Marie quoted:

There seems to be a similar element in domestic politics. Many business people are too busy to engage in politics and prefer to rent politicians through corporate PACs and lobbyists. As with far too many people of commerce, far too much attention is paid to the short-term bottom line. Thus a Senator whose outlook is generally socialist but who seems to be in a position to deliver some pork will get a chunk of PAC money. Much of Wall Street is parasitical. It remains to be seen what greater purpose is served by derivatives. Top executives can bail out with platinum parachutes while their customers lose big money.

Mr Downs was clearly referring to mostly apolitical businessmen, Wall Street executive types, not neoconservatives.

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