- Tel Aviv long ago proved its mastery at waging war "by
way of deception" the operative credo of the Mossad, Israel's
intelligence and foreign operations directorate. Yet its latest operation
reveals a need to freshen up its repertoire of dirty tricks. As Israel's
patron, those of us who live in the U.S. are painfully familiar with such
duplicity. Yet the recent frequency of its frauds renders their latest
treachery remarkably transparent.
- Consider the similarities. First a network of pro-Israelis
fixed the intelligence that induced us to invade Iraq in support of an
expansionist agenda for Greater Israel. Who can forget Iraqi WMD, scary
images of mushroom clouds and secret meetings in Prague? Who can fail to
recall the yellowcake uranium from Niger and those ominous warnings of
"high-level contacts" between secular Baghdad and the religious
fundamentalists of Al Qaeda?
- Even Colin Powell was duped when pro-Israelis in the
G.W. Bush administration associated his credibility with false U.N. testimony
avowing Iraqi mobile biological weapons laboratories. Though all was deception,
it had the intended effect. To others, it looked like the U.S. was at fault.
Yet our policy-makers are no better than the information on which they
must rely-and the allies they are persuaded to trust.
- The same old Israeli duplicity is back but with a new
twist. And, importantly, ably aided by a new commander-in-chief. As with
the deception that induced the invasion of Iraq, war in Iran also requires
weaving a web of consensus beliefs from threads of deceit.
- This time there is less emphasis on fixed intelligence
than on false impressions-albeit with the same goal: to advance an Israeli
agenda. Though Tel Aviv's goals for Iran are now within reach, the success
of this latest operation is not yet assured.
- The Cast
- David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel
- The stage-managing of this presidency has been a wonder
to behold-even when compared with G.W. Bush. This latest production involves
two key insiders, both Jewish. Rahm Emanuel, son of an Irgun operative
and the most influential chief of staff in decades, served in the Israel
Defense Forces during the 1991 Gulf War. Communications Director David
Axelrod oversaw a campaign strategy that garnered 78% of the Jewish vote.
- It's not difficult to imagine the source of the chutzpah
that flew Obama from a speech in Cairo-meant to mollify Muslims-directly
to a Holocaust photo-op at a death camp in Germany. Communication-wise,
which event left the deeper impression? Was that trip meant for the 1.3
billion Muslims miffed at six decades of U.S. support for Israel's occupation
of Palestine? Or did these presidential image-makers aim to please the
American Ashkenazim that fondly refer to Barack Obama as "the first
- Who but pro-Israeli insiders could insert in a U.N. speech
by the first Black president a racist reference to "the Jewish state
of Israel"? That code phrase was certain to provoke Muslims worldwide,
particularly those whose lands Israel occupies. Even Harry Truman, a political
product of Kansas City's corrupt Pendergast political machine, deleted
that theocratic and racist reference when, in May 1948, he extended U.S.
recognition to an enclave of violent Jewish extremists soon after they
ethnically cleansed 400-plus Palestinian villages.
- The Plot
- So now comes a new twist on an old trick. First Barack
Obama was persuaded by his advisers to lambast Iran for a covert nuclear
site-days after it was revealed by Tehran. So already it looks to the public
like yet another U.S. president is relying on flawed intelligence. When
Iran promised cooperation with international inspectors, Tel Aviv quickly
countered that Israel may well attack anyway. Why not? After all, the U.S.
attacked Iraq. And clearly U.S. intelligence is no better now than then,
- So what if Iran, like Iraq, has no WMD? That misses the
point. A nuclear-armed "Jewish state" of five million can still
attack a Muslim nation of 75 million using U.S.-provided, laser-guided
bunker-buster bombs. Tel Aviv can then point to the similarity of its patron's
conduct when the U.S. launched a preemptive attack based on false intelligence.
- Winning is not the point. There is no military solution
in the Middle East. The point is to create yet another crisis and yet another
provocation. And, importantly, to once again make the U.S. appear guilty
by association. Absent another crisis that misdirects attention and consumes
scarce intelligence resources, Americans will soon enough be forced to
confront an uncomfortable fact: Israel, its lobby and its supporters deceived
us to wage its wars.
- Americans are not stupid. We are, however, perilously
misinformed. Yet that too traces to pro-Israelis in mainstream media. Absent
another crisis, Americans may well awaken to the essential role played
by a complicit media in these serial deceptions.
- The Consequences
- Iran is not about nuclear weapons. Neither was Iraq.
Iran is about the need for serial well-timed crises to advance Israel's
expansionist agenda. No one dares bring that agenda to a vote. Or even
mention it. Thus the treachery required of those whose numbers are few
but whose ambitions are great. What choice do they have but to wage war
by way of deception?
- Yet this time Americans are more aware of how such duplicity
can progress in plain sight. They have access to Internet news. Wade through
the online clutter and the analyses found there can expose the common source
of this deceit, including its media support.
- Plus Americans are hurting. They know something is fundamentally
amiss. Yet they are understandably wary of conspiracy theories. They want
facts. As the facts point to a common source for much of what is wrong,
those complicit are scrambling to obscure that source. That scrambling,
in turn, is making that source steadily more transparent.
- To date, this political product of Chicago's Ashkenazim
has been a catastrophe for national security. And for an economy poised
to decline at an accelerating pace. Yet he's ideal for those skilled at
waging war on nations from within. And for those proficient at inducing
us to freely embrace the very forces that now imperil our freedom.
- We Americans may persist on this path, seduced by the
allure of empty eloquence. Or we could awaken. If so, this latest president
could find that, like recent predecessors, his legacy is relegated to infamy.
Given the course Obama has set, Americans may yet take matters into their
own hands to protect what he is allowing this purported ally to imperil.
- Source: http://intifada-palestine.com/2009/10/08/will-tel-
- See also:
- U.S. Interests vs The Jewish State
- Will Israel Ensure that History Repeats Itself?
- Israel's Fifth Column: The People in Between
- How the Israel Lobby Took Control of U.S. Foreign Policy
- How Israel's Nuclear Arsenal endangers Us All
- Appeasing Israel At What Cost?
- Jeff Gates: A widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment
banker, educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders
worldwide, Jeff Gates' latest book is Guilt By Association-How Deception
and Self-Deceit Took America to War (2008). His previous books include
Democracy at Risk: Rescuing Main Street From Wall Street and The Ownership
Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century. For two decades,
an adviser to policy-makers worldwide. Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance
- For more: www.criminalstate.com