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Britain: Israel’s Rottweiler’s Lapdog?

Posted in Zionism with tags , , , , , , , on January 13, 2012 by English National Resistance - North West

This really is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the wars in Iraq and, more recently, Libya; or more specifically why they even took place at all. Your eyes will definitely be opened after reading this, we promise you.

This is a report on the Israel lobby’s influence over American (and consequently British) foreign policy. Its authors are two highly-rated American academics, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt; their facts are well-accepted and their conclusions are absolute dynamite!

 

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

“U.S. foreign policy shapes events in every corner of the globe. Nowhere is this truer than in the Middle East, a region of recurring instability and enormous strategic importance. Most recently, the Bush Administration’s attempt to transform the region into a community of democracies has helped produce a resilient insurgency in Iraq, a sharp rise in world oil prices, and terrorist bombings in Madrid, London, and Amman. With so much at stake for so many, all countries need to understand the forces that drive U.S. Middle East policy.

The U.S. national interest should be the primary object of American foreign policy. For the past several decades, however, and especially since the Six Day War in 1967, the centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy has been its relationship with Israel. The combination of unwavering U.S. support for Israel and the related effort to spread democracy throughout the region has inflamed Arab and Islamic opinion and jeopardized U.S. security.

This situation has no equal in American political history. Why has the United States been willing to set aside its own security in order to advance the interests of another state? One might assume that the bond between the two countries is based on shared strategic interests or compelling moral imperatives. As we show below, however, neither of those explanations can account for the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel.

Instead, the overall thrust of U.S. policy in the region is due almost entirely to U.S. domestic politics, and especially to the activities of the “Israel Lobby.” Other special interest groups have managed to skew U.S. foreign policy in directions they favored, but no lobby has managed to divert U.S. foreign policy as far from what the American national interest would otherwise suggest, while simultaneously convincing Americans that U.S. and Israeli interests are essentially identical.

In the pages that follow, we describe how the Lobby has accomplished this feat, and how its activities have shaped America’s actions in this critical region. Given the strategic importance of the Middle East and its potential impact on others, both Americans and non‐Americans need to understand and address the Lobby’s influence on U.S. policy.

Some readers will find this analysis disturbing, but the facts recounted here are not in serious dispute among scholars. Indeed, our account relies heavily on the work of Israeli scholars and journalists, who deserve great credit for shedding light on these issues. We also rely on evidence provided by respected Israeli and international human rights organizations. Similarly, our claims about the Lobby’s impact rely on testimony from the Lobby’s own members, as well as testimony from politicians who have worked with them. Readers may reject our conclusions, of course, but the evidence on which they rest is not controversial.

THE GREAT BENEFACTOR

Since the October War in 1973, Washington has provided Israel with a level of support dwarfing the amounts provided to any other state. It has been the largest annual recipient of direct U.S. economic and military assistance since 1976 and the largest total recipient since World War II. Total direct U.S. aid to Israel amounts to well over $140 billion in 2003 dollars. Israel receives about $3 billion in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one‐fifth of America’s foreign aid budget. In per capita terms, the United States gives each Israeli a direct subsidy worth about $500 per year. This largesse is especially striking when one realizes that Israel is now a wealthy industrial state with a per capita income roughly equal to South Korea or Spain. …”

 

 

There are, of course, serious questions that need to be asked in light of this. Such as how is it that the British government can wage pointless wars on behalf of Israel, when our educational system is failing, the NHS is collapsing and order can’t even be maintained on the streets of our own cities?

How much money have we wasted on this? How many of our soldiers have been maimed or worse? How much hostility has this created towards us in the Middle East? And all for what exactly?

As for America, they really need to be doing more to free themselves from the yoke of Israel, seeing as many of their cities are in varying states of decline and post-apocalyptic decay. (For example: Failing dreams: California faces its own Great Depression)

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ENR(NW) demands that British foreign policy should seek to serve the interests of the indigenous nation(s) of the British Isles, and not those of a foreign nation!

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