US-Israeli war games to last for three weeks

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 13, 1433 2012-10-29

Occasional Paper

by Crescent International

The challenge for the American people is to break the Israeli lobby’s grip on their political system.


October 29, 2012, 09:00 EST

The largest-ever joint military exercises between the US and the Zionist state are underway in Occupied Palestine and will last for three weeks. Reflecting the deep military ties between the two, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff, also flew in on October 28 to witness the exercises.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak, himself a former general, was also on hand to thank Dempsey for his presence. The joint exercises, the third in a series dubbed the "Austere Challenge 2012" (AC12), were to be held several months earlier but were postponed. Participating in the exercises are 3,500 American and 1,000 Israeli soldiers. The American troops had arrived a week earlier bringing in a vast array of missiles, and defence shields to guard against incoming missiles.

"We are glad to have General Dempsey here visiting the Austere Challenge exercise, joint exercise, of a significant magnitude...,” the Israeli defence (offence) minister Barak said. And glad he should be because Dempsey is known to be opposed to unilateral Israeli military attack against Islamic Iran. The visit was meant to repair strained relations.

Confirming the deep military ties between the two countries, Barak said, “Security relations between the United States and Israel are deeper and stronger than they have been in many years.” This was also confirmed by US President Barack Obama during the last presidential debate with his Republican rival Mitt Romney on October 22.

When Romney accused Obama of abandoning “our closest ally in the Middle East,” Obama said relations between the US and Israel had never been stronger than under his watch. He also said when he was first nominated to be the Democratic Party candidate in 2008, the first country he visited was Israel. “I went to the Yad Vashem to remind me of the nature of evil.” Obama and Romney each competed to be more pro-Israel than the other. Their debate sounded as if they were running for office in Israel, not the US. The tight grip Israel lobby has on the US political system means every contender for high office must worship Israel and put its interests ahead of those of the American people.

There are 46 million Americans living in absolute poverty; that is about seven times the total population of the Zionist state. Another 23 million Americans are unemployed. Yet the US pumps $3-$5 billion annually in military assistance and another $10 billion in other forms into the parasitical Zionist state.

Barring very few exceptions—Ron Paul, for instance—no American politician desirous of high office has had the courage to say such handouts to Israel must stop and instead use such funds to help the American people. Not surprising, therefore, that most honest commentators say it is the Israeli tail that wags the American dog.

The challenge for the American people is to break the Israeli lobby’s grip on their political system. A good starting point would be to insist the blackmailing outfit called America-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) must register as a foreign interest lobby since its sole mission is to protect and project Israel’s interests. It has done nothing to serve American interests. On the contrary, its operatives have broken US laws to steal state secrets especially in the electronic field and pass them on to Israel.

Dempsey’s visit to Tel Aviv must be seen in the context of the craven US relationship with Israel. It is not surprising that Dempsey would say in Tel Aviv: “I am honored to be here and to see our soldiers working together as we always do, our airmen, our sailors….”

He could have added, our politicians, our congressmen and women and even our president; they must all worship the Israeli golden calf.


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