Obama, Israel and Palestine
|Friday, July 25,2008 13:02|
Barack Obama has finally made his long-awaited pilgrimage to
There (or rather here), Obama uttered all the politically-correct words that Israeli leaders and especially Israel-firsters back home would want to hear.
He called the creation of
The presidential hopeful told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that “I have come to communicate to you my fervent support for
In Sderot, in southern
Of course, he mentioned absolutely nothing about the Israeli campaign of murder and terror against Gaza, particularly the year-long harsh blockade of the coastal enclave’s estimated 1.5 million inhabitants, which has killed and maimed thousands of innocent men, women and children whose only “crime” is that they had dared elect a government the Bush administration and Israel didn’t like.
Predictably, Obama lashed out at
Again, he utterly and totally ignored
Obama is not ignorant of the facts in the
He also knows well that true and just peace with the Palestinians is the last item on
Non the less, Obama is also meticulously conscious of the whoring theatre of American politics where political correctness always exceeds and overrides moral rightness.
He knows that the nearly complete Jewish domination of the “media discourse” in
It is of course true that the sole reason behind Obama’s visit to Israel, a country that got the US involved in two wars in the Middle East and is now hell-bent trying to get the Bush Administration to wage a third war, this time on Iran, has more to do with his efforts to impress American Jewish voters, especially American Zionist leaders, than with showing solidarity with “Sderot” or underscoring his commitment to peace in the Middle East.
But this is only partially true. There are far more Hispanic voters in the
Similarly, there are probably at least as many American Muslim voters as there are Jewish voters, who unlike the Jews are expected to overwhelmingly vote for Obama, given their conspicuously nightmarish experience with the Bush administration, especially its witch-hunting campaign against American Muslims.
Yet we have seen Obama display a virtually phobic reaction toward everything and anything Islamic, from refusing to be photographed with two hejab-wearing supporters recently to him completely disavowing his childhood Islamic heritage as if the religion of Islam, which gave the world so much in terms of civilization and culture, were something to be ashamed of.
This probably explains why Obama has carefully avoided visiting the Haram al Sharif esplanade in
Then his political opponents back home would rather enthusiastically seize “the golden opportunity” of having finally found the ultimate “proof” that Obama is in fact a “crypto-follower of Osama bin Laden.” After all, Obama’s last name and Osama’s first have 80% similarity.!!!
Well, anything could work in a country that can be so easily mesmerized by spin doctors and misled to the abyss by organized mendacity.
Yes, it is the spin doctors, the professional liars, that Obama is worried about, I would say much more than he is about Jewish voters. This is why he probably doesn’t want to give them any chances, even at the expense of whatever moral credentials he might have.
I know that the hardcore Jewish leadership in
But why would the “omnipotent lobby” not unmask its doubts and lack of certitude about Obama and switch support to Senator McCain, who is with
Well, because they are worried that in case Obama won the race, they lobby would probably fall out of favor with the next master of the White House. And that would be very bad for
Surely, American Zionism and its powerful lobby, which effectively controls American politics and policies, is fond of Obama’s tongue. But they are not so sure about Obama’s mind and heart.
So, far Obama has done a remarkable job hiding whatever discrepancy there might be between his tongue and his conscience. This is what irks
Well, let us hope that Obama will be the next President of the