Israel in America: Obama’s Dance of Death

Obama has just lost his close friend and chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who is making the unusual transition from national to municipal politics. He is also losing his closest adviser, David Axelrod, (pragmatist Emanuel described their difference as prose versus poetry) and his mentor and director of the National Economic Council, Larry Summers.

Why are Obama’s three closest advisers — all Jewish — leaving? There is no pat answer. Axelrod is no friend of Summers, having suggested in an email the latter would be more comfortable in the “cafeteria at Goldman Sachs”. He claims he is homesick. Obama’s Keynesianism probably finally got to Summers, who prefers tax cuts. Emanuel, a former congressman, a talented ballet dancer, son of an Irgun terrorist, and an Israeli soldier during the first Gulf war against Iraq, leads us to the real answer.

As a very, very strong Zionist (dual citizen? sayan?), he is Israel’s canary in the White House. Israel boycotted Obama’s UN speech at the Millennium Goals Summit in September, and has subjected Obama to dose after dose of humiliating treatment, the latest when Netanyahu asked for the pardon of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard (serving a life sentence) in exchange for a temporary halt in settlement expansion. Netanyahu defiantly visited Pollard in jail in 2002 and he is celebrated as a hero in yearly commemorations in Israel. There seems to be an eerie replay of 1991, the last time the White House seriously tried to stop the settlements. The Israel lobby abandoned Bush then and destroyed him in the 1992 elections.

The writing is on the wall: Obama is a one-term president. That is if he is even allowed to finish his first term. Obama was never popular in Israel. When he tried to add Israeli critic, Chas Freeman, to his team as chair of the National Intelligence Council in 2009 AIPAC blew a fuse. Now there are even threats against his life as a result of his stance on settlements and his reluctance to attack Iran. Loud protests in front of Netanyahu’s residence witness crowds burning effigies of Obama “the new Pharaoh”, “the descendant of slaves” who must be put in his place.

Obama, son of a Kenyan Muslim and American expat radical, is facing equally vicious bigotry by non-Jews. He is attacked at home by Americans of more traditional backgrounds who call him a communist and are incensed by his unusual origins and his unrepresentative entourage. Apocalyptic movements and right wing “patriotic” militias, which grew under Clinton but abated under Bush Junior, are increasing rapidly under Obama, and more staid but equally frustrated Americans conduct political “tea parties”, confused and desperate for both stability and real change.

For despite the radically different appearance of Obama’s “change” administration (including the colourful Emanuel), his policies have provided neither stability nor any real change. They are remarkably like those of his predecessor. The unwieldy and disappointing health care reform aside, the bankers and generals have been given just about whatever they ask for, Guantanamo stays open and torture continues. US troops stay in Iraq and Afghanistan. The economic morass Obama inherited from Bush merely deepens.

And what is Emanuel’s legacy? According to critics, he was responsible for scuttling the real public health care option, leaving it in the hands of private insurers. He was courted by a litany of Wall Street officials and business leaders from day one. Emanuel’s White House calendar was filled with the likes of Comcast VP David Cohen (who just happened to have mergers pending), Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon, and New York Daily News owner, Mortimer Zuckerman, who showed up three times in two months.

With the Republicans poised to take control of one or both houses in November, Rahmbo, as he is affectionately known for his ruthless strong-arm tactics in the political ring, can safely jump ship just before it sinks. He is clearly betting that his friendship with Chicago’s darling, America’s first black president, will see him to victory in safely Democratic Chicago.

But why the municipal ring? Yes, his “friend” Obama is toast. But is it possible Emanuel’s sudden interest in local politics is because he realises presidents, senators and the like have very little real power to make decisions anyway? That a mayor can at least leave a visible legacy — bike paths, community centres, parks? Or is he just bored, looking for a challenge where he can flex his muscles anew, flit gracefully across the political stage yet again as prince charming seducing the sleeping Miss America?

Whatever his motives, Rahmbo epitomises the shallowness, the effeteness of American politics today. The president of the most powerful nation on earth is powerless. A stuffed shirt. A photo op. A cultured Afro-American presiding over the most brutal empire the world has ever known. Emanuel “made him” and has decided to leave him to his fate, to yet again play games with the US media and political circles, like a virtual performer orchestrating a grand reality game.

Pundits are mixed in assessing his chances. His strongest supporters are Chicago’s white moneyed class and the business community, who favour Emanuel’s run because of his history as a Washington power broker, says political analyst Charles Dunn. “His pockets are overflowing with IOUs” and he will be able to call in past favours, giving him a huge advantage over his many competitors.

But he has little appeal to the 35 per cent of Chicagoans who are black and the 28 per cent who are Hispanic. His challengers are predominantly minority candidates, including James Meeks, a state senator and Baptist minister, and Chicago City Clerk, Miguel del Valle. Many minority leaders, including several aldermen, have already made statements saying they will not support Emanuel’s candidacy. The field is very much open. In fact the call among those unhappy with machine politics in the Chicago is “Abre” — “Anyone but Rahm Emanuel”, which translates into Spanish as “open”.

As a Jew, Emanuel is very much a supporter of minority rights, but these real minorities understand that Jewish support for them from the likes of Rahmbo is only skin deep, so to speak. CNN’s Hispanic host, Rick Sanchez, shocked Americans last week for saying as much on air. Sanchez is constantly ridiculed by Jewish TV satirist Jon Stewart, and finally fought back, calling Stewart a “bigot” with “a white liberal establishment point-of-view”, saying CNN and the media are largely run by Jews and elitists. Of course, he was immediately fired, but no one can dispute the truth behind his outburst. Says analyst. Peter Myers, “Other minorities are accorded status only on condition that the Jewish minority remains number one.”

Compounding Emanuel’s difficulties is the expected candidacy of Cook County Sheriff, Tom Dart, who is white (but not Jewish), and well-liked among black and Latino voters because of his highly publicised refusal to evict renters of foreclosed buildings and his prosecution of the owners of a historic black cemetery who illegally exhumed 300 bodies for profit.

Is any of this of importance to the world at large? Do the departures of Emanuel, Axelrod and Summers portend a more even-handed policy on the Middle East — a defiance of Israel in the remaining two years of his one-term presidency? Will he suddenly cut Israel’s massive aid budget and insist it withdraw from occupied lands? Will (largely Jewish) bankers and other elite miscreants be subpoenaed and jailed for their many crimes, as happened to an earlier Chicagoan, Moses Annenberg, who was jailed for tax evasion in the 1930s under President Roosevelt?

The answer is of course “no”. I mention Annenberg, because he was a Jewish Chicago media magnate and underworld figure brought down by a president who still wielded some power. His son, Walter Annenberg, continued in his father’s less-than-pristine footsteps, but covered them with the Annenberg Foundation, lavishing money on “good causes”. He rightly realised he could use a liberal facade and his newspapers to make or break politicians, rather than be broken by them.

Like Obama and Emanuel, Annenberg’s story is the stuff of legend. His publishing empire grew and grew, he was Nixon’s ambassador to the UK and so charmed the Queen that she made him an honourary knight (Americans disdain such unseemly titles). All the time he was “conservative” Ronald Reagan’s “best friend” according to Nancy Reagan.

The “liberal” Barack Obama first gained political prominence as an activist with the Annenberg Foundation’s Education Challenge. Annenberg, who died in 2002, would be delighted to know his charitable works in Chicago helped elect the first black president, whose “Israel first!” chief of staff would go on to become the city’s first Jewish mayor, putting the real minorities in their place. Will Emanuel sail to victory on a pro-Israeli whirlwind, or can a plucky Dart prick the Zionist balloon and bring the circus to a halt?

Eric Walberg is a journalist who worked in Uzbekistan and is now writing for Al-Ahram Weekly in Cairo. He is the author of From Postmodernism to Postsecularism: Re-Emerging Islamic Civilization and Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games. Read other articles by Eric, or visit Eric's website.

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  1. bozh said on October 6th, 2010 at 8:04am #

    So, anything new in this piece? No, not to me! He cld have just said that wealth is generating [or causing] arrogance-despotism in some people [and over millennia] rules lands.
    A century ago the wealthiest people were anglo-saxons and thus the rulers of US.
    Now it’s ‘jews’ who control US by far more than any other cult. Even if all wasp became catholics or baptist, the baptist cult wld take second place to the ‘jeish cult.
    Why? Because us is governed solely by laws which ‘jews’ obey! And by laws written solely by wealthy people.
    Now, that’s an invariant! Change it to another invariant!
    Such as everybody’s needs met. And after that if there be trillionaires who’d give a damn about it if they wld not boss u or take ur heritage away from u.
    However, US system [and not just US] is designed so that the wealthy rule forever and not just a century or so!

    It appears useless to support the ‘laws’ [ in deed lawlesness] and condemn it the people who live by them! tnx

  2. bozh said on October 6th, 2010 at 8:13am #

    By now we shld know that money is a mere symbol; having a symbolic value for a symbolic class of life. For dogs, it has no value. Donkeys might eat it. I know they like some cardboard.
    Even hedges and a poster on DV have said that it is not money but goods only matter.
    So does freedom, work, etc., but we don’t have that either.The people who have most goodies also own work and freedoms. Tnx

  3. Ismail Zayid said on October 6th, 2010 at 10:13am #

    Obama is clearly in a tough struggle for political survival. He was audacious in adding Chas Freeman, an Israeli critic, to his staff. No critic of Israeli policies can survive in the White House. He atoned for his guilt in selecting Rahm Emmanuel, amongst others, to his staff. Emmanuel has clearly other ambitions.

    To complicate Obama’s hope for survival, his conflict with Netanyahu erupted. He has since then made a great effort to mend his ways. His recent letter to Netanyahu, including massive aid and political support as well as his extraordinary act of generosity in offering to Netanyahu Palestinian land, that was not his to offer, is another act for political survival.

    A one-term president seems to be his fate.

  4. lance watson said on October 6th, 2010 at 10:37am #

    Obama’s Dud Svengali

    By ALEXANDER COCKBURN http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn10012010.html

    ….And talking of all you need to know, here’s a fund-raising appeal recently sent out by Florida-based Nancy and Mark Gilbert, who are big money raisers for the Democratic Party, also active in fundraising for Israel.

    ‘Dear Friends,

    “Under the radar” is not what we’re used to in the Jewish community.

    We demand it big and bold and we need it loud and clear. (and- that is A. O. K.! )

    But- when work is done quietly and not with SCREAMING headlines, we sometimes miss it.

    Silly us! WAKE UP EVERYONE…. It’s a new (Jewish) year ! And our President and his team (and YES, our CONGRESS) have done, are doing and WILL continue to do extraordinary work in connection with America’s best friend: the State of Israel.

    At the Israeli Ambassador’s residence on Monday, the annual Rosh Ha Shanah (Jewish New Year for our non-Jewish friends on this email) reception guest list included national and international Jewish organization leaders; elegantly dressed Foreign Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps, a host of Rabbis from across the religious spectrum ; famous authors, renown professors and magnificently decorated military personnel from several countries including at least one U.S. 3-star General (Dayton). We were invited because my husband Mark is the National Deputy Finance Chairman of the Democratic party, I’m the owner of an Israel tour company and have been heavily involved in tourism to Israel for 15 years and probably- and most importantly- because our daughter was Ambassador Oren’s student at Yale.

    Thank You, President Obama!

    Ambassador Oren and his wonderful wife Sally warmly received each guest -then stood before the assembled crowd in what was the best stump speech for President Obama that I have heard from any world leader (and yes, Ambassador Oren speaks FOR Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel!). Without a note, Ambassador Oren outlined the brilliant accomplishments and strong support of Israel demonstrated by the Obama Administration in LESS THAN 2 YEARS! Oren invoked our President’s name, time and time again: (please memorize these bullet points and tell everyone you know!)

    * President Obama has led the global effort to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

    * President Obama’s leadership (and coaxing) has produced an international coalition that INCLUDES China and Russia who have implemented unprecedented sanctions against Iran, which, according to conversations at the Monday reception, appear to have caught Iran off-guard

    * President Obama and his team are spending more time on this issue than almost any other issue facing our country today

    * President Obama and our Congress have provided Israel with every cent (and then some) of foreign assistance requested by Israel

    * President Obama has restored Israel’s QME (qualitative military edge) which had been neglected for the last 8 years

    * President Obama is the FIRST American leader to say – in an Arab country (Egypt) that the Arab world must recognize Israel as a JEWISH state and in a support of Israel’s legitimacy to affirm the –quote- “unshakeable “ bond between the USA & Israel

    * President Obama & team played a critical role in leading a UNANIMOUS vote to include Israel in the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development). The vote was 31-0 admitting Israel to this prestigious organization

    * President Obama has dispatched leaders of the Joint Chiefs to Israel not once, but four times already in his less-than-2-years in office ( before that the Joint chiefs had not been in Israel for YEARS (not once during the ‘last’ administration)

    * The Obama administration has integrated US missile technology into Israel’s expanding missile shield. NO OTHER AMERICAN PRESIDENT HAS DONE THIS.

    * The Obama administration continues to fund development of ARROW-3, Israel’s advanced long-rage, high-altitude system for countering Iranian ballistic missiles

    * President Obama asked Congress for $205 million dollars for Israel’s IRON DOME rocket defense system (which will reduce incoming rocket threats from Hizbullah in the north and Hamas in the south…) – this request is IN ADDITION TO the $3 BILLION budgetary request for Israel’s security assistance!

    * And my personal under-the-radar item; the Obama team’s clever input to re-wording the Gaza blockade language which not only garnered international support for Israel (and a promise not to condemn Israel if Gd forbid there is another flotilla incident) BUT effectively thwarted several pending flotillas in Mediterranean and Persian Gulf ports… that simply became the boats-to-nowhere!

    * And last, but surely not least, (and listed in this basic order by Ambass. Oren) the Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiators are sitting as we speak at a table together – talking. Who knows what the result will be….but talking is the only way to get anywhere. And it is a giant step in a positive direction.

    This email is too long already and I hope you have gotten this far, but you must realize that the list of bullet points above is extraordinary.

    Unprecedented.

    And all accomplished by the Obama team and the current congress- in less than two years in office.

    Looking ahead to 5771, may you and your families be blessed with a beautiful year, filled with good health, good times and ….peace.

    With warm regards from our house to yours,

    Sincerely,

    Nancy & Mark Gilbert.’

    The Absurdity of the “Peace Process”

    Yes it can, or Si, se puede, as the “honest broker” Obama would say. In our latest newsletter, Kathleen Christison details the new round of negotiations between Palestinians and Israel, sponsored by Obama & Co. As Christison writes:

    “The deck in these negotiations is clearly stacked against the Palestinians and against any possibility of resolving or even addressing the root of the conflict and Palestinian grievances going back to 1948.

    “Imagine a peace process and, if the peace processors get their wish, a peace settlement that ignores major aspects of Palestinian interests –

    “that ignores an entire portion of Palestinian territory in Gaza, along with its 1.5 million imprisoned inhabitants;

    “that ignores Hamas and the reality that it was democratically elected by a people dissatisfied with the leadership of those Palestinian leaders now sitting at the negotiating table;

    “that ignores Israel’s continued inexorable absorption of land, a phenomenon of which settlement construction is only one manifestation;

    “that ignores the reality that prevention of any Palestinian state is part of the founding principles and the political basis of Netanyahu’s Likud Party, which itself sits to the left of other right-wing parties in Netanyahu’s coalition;

    “that ignores the immense significance of the strong U.S. partnership with Israel, particularly the Kafkaesque reality that the U.S.A. – the supposed mediator – gives one party to the negotiations the firepower with which to suppress the other.”

  5. hayate said on October 6th, 2010 at 11:01am #

    Decent piece from Walberg. The resignation of those 3 sayanim (I knew about emanuele, but not of the others) does raise a significant possibility that the zionists are dumping obama.

    But is it over the settlement? Obama’s stance on them is oppositional, but ultra weak. He’s had zero influence on the israelis and it’s obvious they control him totally when they want to.

    Then there is his opposition to open warfare against Iran. That’s beyond obama’s hand. He doesn’t make that decision. It’s made by the oligarchs who own obama, of which zionists/israelis are a dominating factor. Not all israelis/zionists see an attack on Iran as in their interests. Just like not all regular paleo-cons in the usa, such as zbig b. While the destruction of Afghanistan and Iraq has aided zionist and regualar paleo interests in the region, that strategy has also greatly increased world opposition to the israeloamericans and their puppets running the eu. This is an internal conflict among the ziofascist/fascist oligarchs and while the ziofascists are more inclined to attack, there is too much opposition to that strategy among other oligarchs and obama’s/the usa’s refusal, so far, to open attack Iran is probably a reflection of this lack of unity. Note: all these players, both ziofascists and fascists want to recolonize Iran, they differ about doing so through open warfare. The coup attempt last year, and the continued covert and economic warfare against Iran is approved of by all factions in the israeloamerican oligarchy (something made very clear by the zionist run fake left/progressive support also for this coup attempt).

    Getting back to the leaving of the sayanim, it does appear that zionists are dumping obama, but it may not necessarily be over political reasons. It could be he was never intended to be a 2 term prez and instead was to be a short interim between 2 hard core ziofascist 2 termers. In other words, a temporary break to assuage growing public opposition to these hard core ziofascists/fascists, and let them think there was “change” so they’d quiet down. Which they did, in fact. Now that they’re quiet, it’s time to denounce the liberals again and put the openly nasties back in power. In other words, it’s just the standard “good cop/bad cop” marketing/pr/population manipulation strategy. Being at the halfway point into the obama regime, now is the time to switch back to the zionazi/nazi wing.

    But there may be something more here. The zionists/israelis are deeply rascist/bigoted and their views of racial differences are almost as extreme as their views of cultural differences. Getting a very corrupt black man as prez, and then showing how weak and crooked he is – expect more material in the zionist corporate media now that will be negative about obama – could be a way to smear black people and other minorities in the usa as hopelessly corrupt and incompetent and make them unelectable in future elections. As the opposition to ziofascism is stronger among minorities, and not readily “fixable” in the near term, it makes sense that zionists would use their usual plan b. When they cant co-opt an opposition anymore to the extend they think they need to, they smear and demonise them instead. The constant racism in the zionist american media is a direct reflect of zionist bigotry at work. Expect to see more of that old racist canard – “see, we gave them a chance, but look how they messed things up, they’re just not trustworthy nor ready to join our society yet” – in the coming months being openly expressed on the far right by such subhumans as beck and covertly implied by the more “centrist” plugs such as jon stewart.

  6. MichaelKenny said on October 6th, 2010 at 11:03am #

    I think the Lobby set Obama up from day 1 to be a one-term President. What I find odd is that when Bush was President, the right-wing sites preaised him and the left-wing sites villified him. Logical enough. Equally logical, the right-wing sites now villify Obama, like this: “Obama’s [X] policy is bad because its socialist”. Boy, you think, won’t the left-wingers love that! They’re always claiming to be socialists. But no. Obama is also villified on the left-wing sites, like this: “Obama’s [X] policy is bad because it’s a gift to [X] group of dastardly capitalist exploiters”. He’s being crushed between the hammer and the anvil. The interesting part is that it is precisely the same technique which is being used against the Palestinians (“Israel always wins”), the EU, more recently, the BBC and probably others that I haven’t noticed. In other words, what is appearing on the right-wing sites is a right-wing message, presented openly as such, but what is appearing on the left-wing sites is the same right-wing message, but dressed up in leftish-sounding jargon. If I can figure that out, so can 99.99% of the other readers. Nobody’s fooled, and therefore, nobody’s persuaded, so what’s point of it? Or do authors not realise just how screamingly obvious it is?

  7. 3bancan said on October 6th, 2010 at 11:19am #

    MichaelKenny said on October 6th, 2010 at 11:03am #

    “If I can figure that out, so can 99.99% of the other readers.”

    What an understatement!!! …

  8. hayate said on October 6th, 2010 at 11:26am #

    3bancan said on October 6th, 2010 at 11:19am

    I like how kenny starts out with a reasonable observation, then gradually, through typical zio-speak, works that into support for some irrelevant zionist talking point.

    :D

  9. MichaelKenny said on October 6th, 2010 at 11:49am #

    I hooted at Hayate’s comment. I guessed that my remarks would smoke out the professional bloggers! The classic propaganda technique when you can’t win an argument is to try to divert the debate away from the embarassing subject.

  10. 3bancan said on October 6th, 2010 at 12:08pm #

    hayate said on October 6th, 2010 at 11:26am #

    MichaelKenny’s brain is extremely good at producing the standard hubristic zionazi blather…

  11. Deadbeat said on October 6th, 2010 at 2:24pm #

    hayate: Excellent analysis!!!

    That was superb and it clearly examines the effects of the racist aspects of Zionism on the political economy of the United States.

    This is not just about Capitalism and “jobs, jobs, jobs” which are nothing but Liberal bromide to avoid raising taxes on rich Liberal who’ve LEAP (law, entertainment, acedemia, publishing) from the 30 years of neoliberal tax cuts.

    You said it best …

    The zionists/israelis are deeply rascist/bigoted and their views of racial differences are almost as extreme as their views of cultural differences.

    The “Liberal/Left” is just the other side of the same ZionCon game.

  12. Rehmat said on October 6th, 2010 at 4:11pm #

    Another Jewish lobby’s pressure tactic to show Ben Obama, who is the Boss. However, out of the US political system – more and more Americans are realizing the evil Zionist grip over their country and want to liberate themselves.

    Despite daily Zionist propaganda lies about the Islamic regime in Tehran in order to prepare common American to support a US-Israel attack on Iran for the sole benefit of Israel – a great majority of Americans are not willing to let their soldiers die for the Jewish domination in the Middle East.

    A new poll jointly conducted by The 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair show that 25% of the particpants believe that the US should attack Iran only if the later attacks American soil. On the other hand, only 10% said that the US should attack Iran if the later attack Israel first or test a nuclear device – which is not going to happen in either cases.

    http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/poll-americans-dont-want-to-attack-iran-for-israel/

  13. hayate said on October 6th, 2010 at 8:43pm #

    3bancan said on October 6th, 2010 at 12:08pm

    I noticed that. :D

    Deadbeat said on October 6th, 2010 at 2:24pm

    Thanks, and cheers.

    Rehmat said on October 6th, 2010 at 4:11pm

    Interesting poll results. If accurate, it means the zio-propaganda is not working as well as it used to. That would be very good news.

  14. kanomi said on October 7th, 2010 at 12:11am #

    Erik Walberg’s article was interesting.

    MichaelKenny’s comment was so badly-informed and so riddled with logical errors and remarkable assertions without evidence, that one has to wonder where he gets his information from. This is the gist of his opinion:

    “What is appearing on the right-wing sites is a right-wing message, presented openly as such, but what is appearing on the left-wing sites is the same right-wing message, but dressed up in leftish-sounding jargon.”

    This is an extraordinary claim, to say that all progressives everywhere are somehow magically taking marching orders from the Republican Party, but he provides absolutely zero evidence to back up this wild notion. If you claim that all progressive criticism of your Dear Leader is “dressed-up” or disguised right-wing rhetoric, you need to prove it.

    But you can’t prove it, because it’s ridiculous. There are thousands of bloggers, columnists and essayists, on this and hundreds of other sites, hammering the fascist character of this bipartisan police state, the vast majority of whom are not paid at all, least of all by the GOP. I for one am not “dressing up” a right-wing message in leftish-sounding jargon. I for one don’t get paid. I don’t even have a use for the false left-right dialectic anymore, the real masked conflict is top versus bottom. But anyway.

    Progressives hammer Obama for extending and expanding the wars, increasing police state powers, continuing programs of torture and abduction, of murdering civilians with robot airplanes, imprisoning tens of thousands of innocent people in private prisons, of more bailouts and handouts to the banks, of selling sick Americans to a criminal health cartel, etc., etc. These are fundamentally, deeply statist, corporatist, fascist (“right-wing” if you want) policies and are blasted as such, and rightfully so.

    It is Obama who delivers these right-wing policies, but dresses them up in liberal-sounding marketing slogans of hope and change. It is a charade of democracy, masking a criminal oligarchy.

    I suspect the reason why people like MichaelKenny — blindly loyal partisan sign-wavers — perceive any criticism of the Great Nobel Peace Prize Winner as “right-wing attacks” is because they can only see the “attack” part, but cannot and do not bother to actually read, think about, or consider the substance of those critiques. They are blindly loyal, incapable of critical thinking about an emotional connection.

    So let me state it as simply as possible for those who dispense with facts, cling to hope and refuse to change:

    Obama is the sheepskin costume; Rahm Emanuel, Larry Summers, and the rest of the Zionists, warmongers, financial terrorists, and Pentagon profiteers are the wolves hiding inside his costume, and anyone still sitting in the sheep-pen with these murderous, thieving carnivores deserves to get sheared.

  15. bozh said on October 7th, 2010 at 7:00am #

    “Obama caving in to netanyahu”? needs much clarification. For one thing it wld have been better to say: American people once again caved in to israel, provided US is a democracy.
    But it’s not, so we cld say: US once again caved in to israel; it seems, for the 20th time.
    And instead using “caved in”, one cld say: US, the good big fat cop, caving in to a thinly tiny bad cop.
    Or just dispense with all that and say what eyes see: fascists uniting as always before!

    Sure, there is always personal pursuits. All US politicians think about not loosing election; so, much of what they say is for the show! tnx

  16. bozh said on October 7th, 2010 at 7:49am #

    For new readers, it bears repeating: the label “zionism” presents to readers a fiction.
    The people who use this label, use it–perhaps always– in an elementalistic way; i.e., as existing of self and for self; not being influenced in any way by other events, but influencing much or even controlling US.

    As an example of “zionism” existing for self and not needing any help ro rob a people of their land, we cld note UK occupation of palestina from ’19 to 47, balfour declaration of ’17, shipment of arms by czechs, french, US to armless land robbers, numerous vetos, flow of money to them from enemies of palestinians, vetos, etc.

    Recall please that league of nations did not occupy slovakia, czech rep.. slovenia, austria, germany, et al, al losers in WW1 — thanks to US invasion of europe ’17, but did palestina.
    Why lowly, tiny palestina? Is it because some ‘jews’ controlled russia, US, UK, france, germany, italy to that degree to be able to order L of N to conquer and occupy palestina solely for some ‘jews’.

    If we wld mark beginning of the ww1 with gavrilo [gabriel, a ‘jew’] princip’s assassination of archduke ferdinand in sarajevo ’14, we cld say that even prior to balfour declaration, ‘jews’ were used.
    My conclusion is that even today some ‘jews’ are used. For one thing they will not ever form a people, nation, or one ethnicity and homogenous like finns, norwegians, or swedes.
    These peoples will forever remain disunited, hateful of one another and their intelligentsia mostly living in christian lands who cld turn against israel and ‘jews’ at will.
    But christian lands need israel. Or they think they need israel. But the main point is that in a democratic governance we have the right know why have christian lands setup israel and why now they support it unconditionally.
    But we don’t! We are forced forever to guess.
    So establishing democracy first of all, is what we need to do!
    tnx

  17. Mulga Mumblebrain said on October 8th, 2010 at 5:03am #

    Obama was programed from the beginning to be a one-term President. It was a clever, if transparent, ruse, for the US ruling elite to allow a quasi-black, Tel Avivian Candidate to become President after the foreign policy disaster of the Bush pathocracy. It was pretty plain that the fix was in when McCain began to feign Alzheimers, and ran dead, as they say.
    Obama was spotted by Nader, of course, as a phony. ‘Prepare to be disappointed’ were his words of prophecy when asked to comment on an Obama Presidency. That the Hope Fiends were so deficient in basic intellect or knowledge of US history and the nature of its system as to imagine that it can ever be reformed, is sad, pathetic really, but there you go.
    Obama has operated as a third Bush term. Torture and terror and neo-imperial war rage. The threats against China are approaching hysteria. Healthcare reform is a blatant Big Lie, and Obama deliberately, along with the other Western bullyboys, torpedoed Copenhagen then, like a really gifted liar, attempted to frame China. Financial reform has been less than zero, no surprise as these psychopathic thieves were his biggest financiers.
    And, above all else Obama has been a grovelling stooge to the Judeofascists, who created him. Showing their usual contempt for their Sabbat Goy stooges, and their inherent and visceral race hatred, they returned his services with contempt and insult. What a wonderful world they have crafted, with that inimitable and pathological arrogance that hyper-rich thieves who believe their victims to be insects in comparison with them invariably manifest.
    Obama has betrayed the idiots who voted for him at every turn, and instead rewarded the kleptocrats and pathocrats who own and therefore rule the USA. The drones are now expected to abstain from voting, hopefully for life, while the brain-dead army of zombie Mad Hatters, conjured up by billionaire money and media approval, vote to cut their own childrens’ throats over climate change, tax cuts for the hyper-rich and the drive to attack China. Once a ‘lame duck’ Obama can relax and sit out the last two years of his performance as an incompetent darkie, then retire. Whether his Judeofascist controllers reward his service with millions, like Blair, or merely cast him aside, depends on their mood, I would say.

  18. Ellen Lau said on October 8th, 2010 at 2:36pm #

    Great posting of the Gilbert letter from Cockburn. So refreshing to hear what real zionists think rather than pundits telling us what they think!! They love Obama, of course.

    It says someting about the US democracy than in Chicage..and I trust the figures given, 63 percent Latino or A-A…someone from a small and highly privileged minority, straight from Washington recently, with virtually no ties to the area (haven’t researched where he has lived, but it seems clear) in terms of family or personal history, can have an excellent chance of becoming mayor, just because the Democratic machine will most likely back him.

    Most of that other 37 percent is probably Asian, Polish, or German, not that I”m any expert on Chicago ethnicity. None of them serve as any sort of base for someone like Emanuel. He’s counting strictly on the machine and the Jewish vote, which is what in Chicago? Maybe 3%?

    Isn’t it likely that Emanuel just wants real POWER of his own, rather than being a highly placed secretary with limited say-so as he is now? Certainly as mayor of Chicago you have real authority! He’s probably just a power monger, simple as that.

    Let’s not forget that Emanuel’s brother is one of the biggest Hollywood agent representatives. Recently he was at the center of atalent agencyy merger, where the only one of the top executives of the two merged firms that didn’t have a Jewish name was immediately purged, without any of the customary politeness. Emanuel’s brother has the same reputation for Rahmbo white-collar style tactics, according to the article in, I believe, the New Yorker.

    Again, a power monger. I think it runs in the family.

  19. efgh1951 said on October 9th, 2010 at 12:07am #

    why is emanuel going back to chicago?
    maybe because with subpoenas and dirt-digging campaigns that will likely ensue following Blago, Rezco, and a GOP-victory, the dems, especially emanuel and obama, may need someone back home to keep things suppressed on the state and local level.