Apparently, great Zionist minds think alike, because that seems to be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's perspective with regard to the Israel lobby and its utility in strong-arming the U.S. Congress into doing the Jewish state's bidding vis-a-vis Iran: What's the point of having this superb lobby that you're always talking about if we can't use it?
In an extraordinary article for Huffington Post, dissident, former Israel lobbyist M.J. Rosenberg has blown the whistle on the gangster ethic of Zionist Jewry in general, and on the intention of Netanyahu to wring both the powerful Israel lobby, and its influence over the U.S. Congress, for all its worth.
Rosenberg sets up his piece by relating an anecdote about how AIPAC operates behind the scenes in the halls of Congress:
One Member of Congress has actually described what happened when she voted no on an AIPAC "ask." Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) refused to support a bill (opposed by the State Department) that would have essentially banned all U.S. contacts with Palestinians. AIPAC was not pleased with her recalcitrance.But Rosenberg does not believe Netanyahu wants to use Zionist control over Congress to press President Obama, the U.S. Military and the United States of America into a war with Iran at the behest of Israel right away. Rather, like a cat toying with a mouse, Netanyahu is currently manipulating Congress into a position to do his bidding when the time is right, and a president more prepared to take the extreme measures that Netanyahu requires has been put into place:
In a letter to AIPAC executive director, Howard Kohr, McCollum described what happened next. In short, she was threatened by an AIPAC official from her district, called a terrorist supporter and warned that her behavior "would not be tolerated." In response, McCollum told AIPAC not to come near her office again until it apologized.
McCollum was not, of course, the only legislator threatened that way. She is, however, the only one in memory who went public.
As one who worked on Capitol Hill for 20 years, I know that many, if not most, legislators who vote with AIPAC complain about its strong-arm tactics -- but only in private. In fact, some of the most zealous defenders of Netanyahu and faithful devotees of the lobby complain most of all. Among staff, AIPAC's arrival in their offices during the conference is a source of dread. Hill staff, much like legislators themselves, like to think they are perhaps a little important. AIPAC eliminates that illusion.
Netanyahu and his camp followers here do not really want a war now. They just want it understood that they can dictate whether there is one or not. And when. In other words, they want to show who is boss (it's not like we don't know).Rosenberg's reporting dovetails with Gene Lyons' assessment at Salon.com that Netanyahu's real current target is not Iran, but rather President Obama.
As for Obama, he may just be playing along with Netanyahu and AIPAC because he understands their strategy. Perhaps he knows that it isn't war they want but the illusion of control.
Only, it's not an illusion. And it certainly won't be if Netanyahu gets the president he wants in November, a Republican who will fight the war Netanyahu wants but isn't eager to fight himself. Surely Mitt or Rick or Newt will do it for him.
To put it bluntly, it’s not so much the regime in Tehran that Netanyahu is keen to destabilize as the one in Washington. The question now is how far he’s willing to take it...It seems that with the Israel lobby, the Diaspora Jews who might be opposed to starting a conflagration in the Middle East, or who might put Obama's interests ahead of Israel's, have created a monster they can no longer control.
Netanyahu appears to see an Obama second term as an impediment to further Israeli expansion into the West Bank — or “Judea” and “Samaria,” as Likudniks style it — and has cast his lot with the Republican right. He’s made public appearances with notables like Glenn Beck and “End Times” evangelist John Hagee. Adelson himself has pledged his vast resources to Obama’s defeat.
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama reiterated his determination to prevent Iran’s getting nuclear weapons. He said he was “taking no options off the table.” But he also expressed hope that international sanctions could lead to a peaceful resolution.
On cue, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen called this “startlingly naïve.” Only a fool or a Frenchman, the same pundit once opined, could doubt the existence of Saddam Hussein’s WMD. Bombs away!
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the Zionist crime family boss, and as in any crime family, what the top boss wants, goes.
Thus, we can infer that Netanyahu's plan seems to be this:
a) Have the Israel lobby and its assets toy with Congress through the rest of Obama's term, with its "lobbyist" thugs continuously patrolling the offices of the meek Congress critters that currently comprise American "leadership" to remind them time and again who is really boss (and it's not the American people).
b) In the mean time, the lobby will work with the Jewish Zionist politicians within the Democratic Party itself (Zionist Jews almost completely control the Democratic Party at the national level) to secretly undermine and perhaps even sabotage Obama's re-election effort.
c) Once an appropriately hawkish Republican has been installed in the Oval Office, with all of the Congressional ducks in a row, Netanyahu makes the phone call to the White House, and bang! yet another U.S. war for Israel, this one with the potential to be bigger than ever, is game on!
Ain't Jewish-supremacist "multiculturalism" grand?