Anti-Zionist Stirrings in America's Hinterlands
by William Hughes
Question: Have the cumulative effects of the following: Israel's murderous attack, in 1967, on the USS Liberty, its 2003 killing of Rachel Corrie, its extraction, since 1948, of hundreds of billions of dollars from our treasury, its oppression of the Palestinian people, its creating more enemies for America in the Islamic World, and its manipulating President George W. Bush into the Iraq War, finally begun to stir anti-Zionist resentment in America's hinterlands? Columnist Ralph Peters thinks so.
In a "NY Post" article, (09/03/03), Peters blasted Jonathan Pollard, the convicted Israeli spy, as "a traitor." The scummy Pollard was in a federal district court in Washington, DC, on Sept. 2nd, looking for a reduction in his life sentence. Peters didn't buy any of Pollard's lame excuses for betraying his native land, America, to an ungrateful Israel.
Peters said that Pollard, a genuine Zionist fantastic, "should have been executed for his crimes" against the American Republic. He stated, "No American may ever place the welfare of another state, or a religious group or ethnicity, above his or her obligation to our Constitution and our national security. No exceptions. None. Never."
Now, this was all so very refreshing, especially since it came from the pages of a Rupert Murdock rag known for its shameless shilling for the Ariel Sharon Gang. However, it was Peters' reference to the fact that the egregious conduct of some of the Pentagon-connected Zionists wasn't playing well "in the hinterlands," which caught my attention.
Peters, an ex-Army Intel officer, wrote: "Israel deserves U.S. support on many counts... But blind support leads to blind folly. Honest criticism is a higher form of loyalty than being a dupe. Some American Jews may not understand what a precarious time this is beyond Manhattan's bridges and tunnels. The appearance that a number of appointees at the upper reaches of the Pentagon allow their loyalty to Israel to excessively influence American foreign policy decisions does not play well in the hinterlands. This is not a matter of anti-Semitism. Americans are overwhelmingly pro-Israel. But they are first and foremost, pro-America."
Paul Craig Roberts, a Populist pundit, was even more explicit than Peters on why some Israeli Firsters wanted the U.S. to invade Iraq, and then to also attack Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia. On Sept. 3, 2003, Roberts assailed the Neocons, like the arch Zionist William Kristol. He wrote, "These folks hide behind super patriotism, but their real motive is to make the Middle East safe for Israel." (Creators Syndicate, Inc.).
Meanwhile, more and more Americans are coming to the same conclusion. Our involvement in the costly Iraq war had nothing to do with our true "national interest." Hundreds of U.S. troops are continuing to die in Iraq. Body bags of our brave military personnel are being returned to the Dover, Delaware Air Force base, as the rage builds in the hinterlands.
On the media front, a brazen Jewish columnist, one Ben Shapiro, on Aug. 27, 2003, added to the volatile mix. He urged the Tel Aviv regime to engage in outright barbarism. He wants the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) to begin the "mass expulsion of the Palestinians and the Israeli-Arabs from Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Israel Proper" (Townhall.com).
Shapiro claimed, in his hate-filled diatribe, "The ideology of the Palestinian population is indistinguishable from that of the terrorist leadership." Someone should remind Mr. Shapiro that the ethnic cleansing of an indigenous population is a war crime under both the precedents of Nuremberg and the Geneva Convention. Collective guilt, too, like collective punishment, is a repugnant idea in a free society (See "Amnesty International Report," 09/07/03, for specifics on Israeli wrongdoing).
If Shapiro's scheme, which is the draconian intention, too, of many deranged Sharonists, was successfully carried out by the IOF, it would also mean that there would not be one single Christians left in the Holy Land! This might come as a shock to the Christian Zionists in this country, and their chief honcho, the Zionist gofer, Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX).
Catholic and Protestant main line groups, in America, would be compelled by such a monstrous human catastrophe to speak out. Their leaders, long cowed by Zionist bullies, would either lead or step aside.
If all of this isn't alarming enough, Richard Perle, the Mother of all Neocons, and one of the prime instigators of the U.S. led war against Iraq, has returned to Washington, DC, from the safety of his luxurious villa in the south of France. Perle, a Sharon clone, is now demanding "a U.S. preemptive strike against North Korea's nuclear production facilities," if diplomacy doesn't work. Hasn't this miserable, blood thirsty Chicken Hawk learned anything from the human disaster that is the Iraq quagmire?
Finally, we all know what it looks like when the militant Zionists go on the warpath against a gentile critic. We have yet to see, however, what the reaction of the patriots in the American hinterlands will be when they reach the tipping point with respect to the chicanery of the Israel First Brigade. If Ralph Peters is right, we may soon find out.
William Hughes is a Baltimore attorney and the author of "Andrew Jackson vs. New World Order" (Authors Choice Press), which is available online. He contributed above article to Media Monitors Network (MMN) from Maryland, USA.
Extracted 09/22/2003 from Media Monitors Network