Congress’ Test of Allegiance: US or Israel?

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has instructed the U.S. Congress to reject an international agreement constraining Iran’s nuclear program and to humiliate the sitting U.S. president, thus testing where the primary allegiance of most members of Congress lies, with the U.S. or Israel, writes John V. Whitbeck.

By John V. Whitbeck

The choice facing members of the U.S. Congress in September’s “disapproval” votes could scarcely be clearer and has little to do with the merits of the international agreement reached on July 14 with respect to Iran’s nuclear program.

Whether one believes that there was a genuine risk of Iran attacking Israel with a nuclear weapon or, more sensibly, that there was a genuine risk of Israel attacking Iran with conventional or nuclear weapons (the real and only rational reason for the mobilization of the European Union, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany on this issue), the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” reached in Vienna should vastly reduce the risk of a catastrophic war involving Iran and Israel.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York.

Since this diplomatic agreement is obviously good news for the world, the UN Security Council has unanimously approved it and only one of the UN’s 193 member states, Israel, is currently opposed to it.

The choice before members of Congress is thus a clear and simple one: Do they owe their primary allegiance and loyalty to the United States of America or to Israel?

The great majority of members of Congress have traditionally seen less personal career risk in favoring Israeli desires over American interests than in favoring American interests over Israeli desires. There has been good empirical evidence to support this self-serving calculation. Several prominent and patriotic American politicians have lost their reelection bids as a result of the perception that they put American interests ahead of Israeli desires, and it has become a truism in American politics that “no one has ever lost an election for being too pro-Israel.”

However, the choice facing members of Congress has never been so clear-cut and consequential as in the imminent “disapproval” votes on the Iran nuclear agreement.

At first glance, it appeared that President Obama had outsmarted the Republican Congressional leadership by getting them to agree that approval of American participation in any Iran nuclear agreement would not require an inconceivable two-thirds majority of the Senate but, rather, only a post-veto one-third minority approval in one of the two houses of Congress.

However, particularly since the influential Democratic Senator from New York Chuck Schumer, poised to become the next Democratic leader in the Senate, has confirmed his personal allegiance to Israel and consequent intention to vote for “disapproval,” it is by no means certain that even one third of one house of Congress will choose the United States over Israel.

What if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does defeat President Barack Obama in the American Congress? How might Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry react to a defeat more crushing and humiliating than any defeat ever suffered by any American president and secretary of state?

In Obama’s case, one can envision three alternatives, one cowardly and two courageous:

1. He could accept his and his country’s humiliation and retreat into irrelevance for the remaining 16 months of his term in office; or

2. He could go before the American people, announce that he has no desire to continue to represent a country in which more than two-thirds of the members of the legislative branch owe their allegiance to a foreign country and resign as president; or

3. He could seek patriotically to restore the independence and dignity of his country (or simply to take personal revenge against Netanyahu) by supporting or not vetoing a new application by the State of Palestine for full member state status at the United Nations and by supporting or not vetoing a UN Security Council resolution imposing meaningful sanctions on Israel until it withdraws fully from the occupied State of Palestine and the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

In Kerry’s case, one may hope that he would resign as secretary of state and run again for the Democratic nomination for president, this time with an America-First focus on restoring the independence and dignity of the United States.

Palestinians and those who seek some measure of justice for Palestine and the Palestinian people must view this remarkable spectacle with mixed emotions.

All the signs suggest that, if Obama “wins,” even by a hair’s breadth, he will immediately seek to “compensate” Israel for his unprecedented act of disobedience through a significant increase in the amount of America’s annual tribute payment to Israel, through even deeper military largesse and cooperation and through continuing American diplomatic and political support at the United Nations and elsewhere.

However, if Netanyahu “wins,” Obama just might finally do the right and decent thing for Palestine, the Palestinian people and the United States. To cite the ancient Chinese curse, we are living in interesting times.

John V. Whitbeck is an international lawyer who has advised the Palestinian negotiating team in negotiations with Israel.

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38 comments for “Congress’ Test of Allegiance: US or Israel?

  1. Erik
    August 12, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Actually if Obama had any principle or courage or he could simply investigate and arrest all members of Congress who accepted contributions from AIPAC or others who represent foreign powers. Then shut down AIPAC and hold new elections. Let the mass media scream.

    Then shut down the mass media for being controlled by minority money interests, using anti-trust legislation of simply executive emergency powers. Put the mass media into the hands of public universities until a new Congress passes legislation to protect democratic institutions from economic powers. If Congress won’t do that, arrest them again and hold new elections until they do.

    This is a clear national emergency, and history would not look unfavorably upon the executive who fixes the problem.

    Obama won’t do anything because he is on the same payroll and has no courage or understanding of the nations’s fundamental problems.

    • Erik
      August 12, 2015 at 7:04 am

      Edit: delete the extra “or” in the first sentence; change “of” to “or” in the second paragraph; delete second “s” after apostrophe in the last sentence.

    • alexander
      August 12, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Erik,
      The President should definitely start making arrests..and he should go right to the source of the funding…..Defrauding our Nation into war is not only a criminal act but a “terrorist” one..perhaps first and foremost.

      The President should have all the blessings and authority of the American people behind him to do this…In fact, it is long overdue.

    • rich nauer
      August 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Actually it would be much easier to start by arresting Hillary and Bill Clinton who collaborated by using her position as secretary of state to collect ten’s of millions of dollars through “influence peddling” and gifting the rewards to his and her bank accounts. And the we have the treasonable offense of sending e-mails of the highest security over her private server. And then covering this up and finally shredding the server.

    • william
      August 15, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Erik is correct. It is clear that the U.S. govt. has yielded sovereignty to Israel firsters and the enormous financial resources of the Jewish lobby. This situation is intolerable. Either the U.S. congress and government can govern independent of Israeli and U.S. supporters of Israel (Christian fundamentalists and fanatical Jews) or it can’t. And if it can’t, then there is no sovereign United States anymore, and we should recognize that fact and adapt to our new circumstances. The problem is extremely difficult to manage given that the mainstream U.S. media are controlled or owned by Israeli supporters. The movie industry and the major book publishing industry are also Jewish owned or controlled.
      I fully understand how these words will be interpreted as being anti-Semitic, but that is not the case. I am not anti-Semitic and never have been. What I am strongly against is the cowardice and greed of American politicians who have allowed Jewish and Israeli extremists to quietly seize control of our country. Lord, but this note sounds as if it were written by a mentally deranged conspiracy theorist. So be it. These are my honest thoughts and I am sticking by them.

    • Erica Stuart
      August 16, 2015 at 12:35 am

      Fire fox keeps interfering so I hope this will go trough now, then will drop FireFox
      It is mind boggling that we find ourselves facing such an issue that is fundamental to all this Nation was founded on and relying on the Patriotism and allegiance of its people.
      Because our unquestionable love and respect for this nation rest on the allegiance of its citizens. A principle so basic it is fundamental to any Nation in the world. The Law is on the book in Congress. A law is also on the role of citizenship where it clearly states “one cannot ledge allegiance to serve two masters”. These two laws alone are sufficient to remove every member of Congress pledging allegiance to foreign interest. They may not vote on issues where they have a special interest.
      So, how did we get to this shameless give away of our Nation’ Sovereignty?
      A simple example is the present position of Hillary Clinton. She is not guilty of what is presented, she is caught on a web started by others. Example: it is obvious that when a favor is sought an obligation is established. Israel makes no secret of this “this for that”, nor is it solely a Jewish position. What changes is how they collect. And like the Old Mafia, they will collect. Political favors are valuable so a special person is set up to see to it the person, such as Hillary, will be assigned a chaperon to tell her how to vote, or what ever. Hillary as Secretary of State was PLANNED, when the opening came at the Supreme Court some asked why not Hillary who wold be perfect for it. But Schumer replied “we have her just where we want her”. Well, not surprised i she did not know what they were doing with her authority. She is guilty of selling out her authority.

  2. Joe Tedesky
    August 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

    It’s like I’m playing on ‘the Price is Right’, I’ll take door #3. Not only do I believe the U.S. would be right to distance itself from these Israeli apartheid schemes, I also feel we should disallow congressional representatives, along with high level executive positions from being filled with ‘Dual Citizens’. It would be great if everyone who served our government were to swear an allegiance to the United States of America only. BTW, don’t these representatives say the American Pledge of Allegiance? Also, while on the subject of NPT the U.S. should vote now for Israel to disarm their nuclear weapon program….and I mean now. The P5+1 agreement could serve as a very good model to impose on any other nation who has or dreams of having a nuclear weapon plan for their nation. Everyone, and I mean everyone should disarm all nuclear weapons over the next 5 years. Are you listening Congress?

    • Bill Bodden
      August 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      … don’t these representatives say the American Pledge of Allegiance?

      Yes, and along with a majority of the American people who elect and re-elect them they have rendered reciting the pledge of allegiance into a national act of hypocrisy.

      • Joe Tedesky
        August 12, 2015 at 2:15 pm

        Yeah Bill right. I will leave it there, because I am sure with that we would not wish to know who these Devils pray to.

  3. Mike
    August 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Republicans will do anything for a war, including lies and misleads of their own people. They can’t be trusted to do anything other then put billions into the hands of a few and screw the rest of us who have to pay for it. War mongers.

    Add in the ‘No’ vote for NPT they are just positioning us for another war.

    We know that there is a real problem with Israel spies in the US, but there’s been no way to discover the degree of infiltrations. This issue because the ‘No’ is NOT FACTUALLY SUPPORTABLE. There can only be a few reasons.

    Senator is bough and paid for by the US lobby,
    Senator confused on which government they serve.
    Senator lacks the intellectual capacity to understand the deal,
    Senator positioning us for another war light Iraq and Afghanistan.

    US political integrity needs us to send a clear message, the US is not puppets of Israel. At the election, remember who sold out the public interests and can’t be trusted. Bush was supposed to be the best of the republicans, what does that say about the Republicans? ‘Bush and Iraq’ WMD BS story’, not we have Benny and Iran’s ‘Someday WMD BS Story’. Only an idiot would vote Republican, any an idiot would trust the Republicans. What we’ve learned is the Right wingers, beleive in whack-a-mole security. But that is not peace, it’s an invitation to perpetual terrorism.

    • dahoit
      August 12, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Shirley you can’t be serious;The Rethuglican party?Shumer shomer is a demoncrat traitor.
      Obomba’s only good legacy,the Iranian deal.might go up in smoke,because of a bunch of traitors.My God,our ancestors are spinning in their graves.
      The demoncrats want to purge two of Americas best POTUS’s from the ranks of the noble,to the ignoble,because 19th century mores were superior to our modern debacle of might makes right.They hate Jefferson for writing all men are equal(no distinctions there)which the Ziomonsters hate.And Jackson,populist hero,is now guilty all of the sins of white men vs natives ,never mind he did what the overwhelming majority of citizens of his time wanted,unlike today’s dictatorship.

  4. Abe
    August 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Influential US Zionist Congress people joined the onslaught with their ‘leader’ the ‘Senator from Tel Aviv’ Charles Schumer, accompanied by his fellow Zionist one-hundred percenters, Congress people like Steve Israel, Ted Deutsch, Eliot Engel and Nita Lowery. They have openly chosen to follow the dictates of the Israeli Prime Minister against their fellow Democrat US President Obama. Schumer, who frequently boasts that his name derives from ‘shomer Yisrael’ (Israel’s Guardian), flaunts his ‘role in Washington’ to serve Israel’s interest. The unannounced (or undenounced) ‘elephant in the room’ is their primary loyalty to Israel over the US. The Democratic Congressional Zionists have joined hands with the Republican war mongers – both in tow to militarist, Zionist billionaires and media moguls. The 52 organizations brazenly announced a $40 million budget to fund an Israeli front group “Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran” to undermine President Obama’s (and the other members of the P5+1) push for diplomacy.

    Netanyahu’s ‘megaphones’ in the US mass media spread his message in their daily reports and editorial pages. The Zionist power configuration ran roughshod over dissident Jewish voters and Congress people who dared to support Obama’s Iran agreement – an agreement which has majority support of the war-weary US public and strong support from US scientists and Nobel Prize recipients.

    […] the alternative to the peace accord opposed by Israel and the Zionist-led US Congress members will be a devastating regional war, costing trillions of dollars in losses to the US economy, thousands of US lives and hundreds of thousands of wounded soldiers – not to speak of millions of Iranian casualties – and an environmental holocaust! While the Zionist power configuration saturates the airwaves with its unending lies and fear mongering, each and every major city and community Jewish Confederation have sent their activists to plant stories and twist arms to sabotage the agreement.

    While many US intellectuals, liberals, progressives and leftists support the US-Iran agreement (see Scientists’ Letter to Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal, Aug. 8, 2015 with 29 top scholars and Nobel laureates support diplomacy), few would dare to identify and attack Israel’s US proxies as they promote Tel Aviv’s agenda pushing the US to war with Iran. A brief glance through the sectarian left press, for example, the Socialist Register, New Politics, New Left Review, finds no discussion of the powerful, well-financed, highly organized, elite-driven Israeli proxies and their role in determining US wars in the Middle East, and more specifically the war agenda toward Iran.

    Conclusion

    The success or failure of the US-Iran nuclear agreement will have momentous, world-historic consequences that go far beyond the Middle East. Obama is absolutely right to pose the question as one between a diplomatic accord or a large scale, long-term devastating war. But war is what Israel, its leaders, its majority and its opposition parties are demanding and what its US proxies are pursuing.

    The basic question for all Americans is whether we will act as an independent, sovereign country pursuing peace through diplomacy, as we currently see unfolding with Iran and Cuba, or a submissive military instrument, directed by Israel’s proxies hell-bent on destroying America for Israel.

    The Centerpiece of US Foreign Policy Struggle
    By James Petras
    http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/08/the-centerpiece-of-us-foreign-policy-struggle/

    • Mark
      August 13, 2015 at 5:19 am

      Thanks for that link Abe, It provided an excellent snapshot of how Zionists have commandeered the US government and military to luanch Israel’s Mid-East wars against Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen with the campaign against Iran now pushing for direct war.

  5. Abe
    August 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    The Skull and Bones position:

    Secretary of State John Kerry claimed that if Congress rejects the agreement, the U.S. dollar will lose its current status as the world’s reserve currency.

    “That is a recipe, very quickly, my friends, businesspeople here, for the American dollar to cease to be the reserve currency of the world, which is already bubbling out there.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCAFnCo6nyM

    • Abe
      August 12, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Challenges to the dollar’s status as the world’s de facto reserve currency thus far have had relatively minimal impact on the dollar’s value and the level of domestic U.S. interest rates. Prompted by a military attack on Iran, a “disorderly” exit out of the dollar by the world’s reserve managers would have a major impact on the US economy.

    • F. G. Sanford
      August 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      I think there may be a lot of truth to the “skull and bones” position, and the “real masters of the universe”, whether they be northern establishment or Jewish finance moguls – know it. I’m betting this will pass and Netanyahoo will have to eat some humble pie.

    • Abe
      August 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Are you kidding me?

      The United States has been indirectly sanctioning our allies and their banks and their businesses by persuading Europe to sanction Russia over the US-instigated Ukraine fiasco.

      Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Iraq… cui bono?

      Delaying disorderly exit out of the dollar in order to prevent chaos in the US?

      Or accelerating chaos in Eurasia in order to prevent orderly exit out of the US dollar?

      • F. G. Sanford
        August 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

        Let me put it another way. Congress may reject the deal, but not with a sufficient margin to override a veto. Just a hunch, but the gold market appears artificially low despite claims of huge demand. I suspect there’s an inkling that the American economy is pretty well gone except for the financial services sector and the defense industry. I think the “Real Masters of the Universe” see a crash looming. Now, hypothetically, if you were a Rothschild banker, where would your loyalty really lie? Sure, blood is thicker than water, but money is a lot thicker than blood. I’m willing to bet the people who would rather cut Israel’s tow-rope than unload worthless dollars – might be a surprise, even to Israel. My guess? Some “constituents” who don’t need an appointment will be making phone calls or dropping by for a “friendly chat” in the coming weeks. The deal would never have gotten this far if the R.M. of the U. didn’t want it that way.

      • Abe
        August 12, 2015 at 6:52 pm

        Follow the yellow BRICS road.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THbY7EL8k5w

      • Erica Stuart
        August 20, 2015 at 2:41 am

        Thanks Abe your first sentence clarify an issue I argue about all the way to the White House. And so we have Putin and Bibi fighting over all that Gas in Ukraine.
        Then we have that Lady from the US State Department plotting that Signature Machiavellian Diplomacy for an uprising in Kiev led by local Nazi and “Jewish Nazi” Even the reputable Jewish Paper from New York admitted that, a bit shaken but headlining the fact calling them “Jewish….”. But Obama stuck to it on the scam
        as did our Media. Was it historical ignorance or “save the signature methodology
        of the Market geniuses”

    • Abe
      August 12, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      The trading of so-called paper gold–futures and other forms of speculative contracts where no physical gold is delivered–while it at one time had a rough connection to the buying and selling of real gold in the world, today is disconnected from it. It is a casino on to itself blissfully free to decide what gold prices we pay. We are left with a gold market where the price is manipulated, as with crude oil, by large banks and Western central banks who decide the ultimate price.

      Building a new gold market

      This disconnect clearly does not please major gold buyers such as China or Russia or others. Rather than scream and cry “fraud” at the owners of the COMEX/CME or the London Bullion Market Association Big Six clearing banks, these countries are involved in the genial move to create an entirely different gold market, one that not JP MorganChase or HSBC or Deutsche Bank control, but one that China, Russia and others of a like mind control. It fits nicely with the recent creation of the BRICS countries’ BRICS New Development Bank and the Shanghai-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

      […]

      Russia is today the world’s third largest gold producer with some 245 metric tons produced in 2014. China, with over 450 tons a year, is today the world’s largest gold producer. South Africa, also a member of the BRICS along with China and Russia stands to add to the new energy surrounding a renaissance in gold as a support of solid, well-based currencies to replace the diluted and devalued dollar system. South Africa, which until 2006 was the world’s largest gold producer, today is number 7 with 150 tons and Uzbekistan, a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization along with Russia and China, is the world’s 8th largest gold producer in 29014 with 102 tons. On May 4 the Chinese ambassador to Uzbekistan announced that the country would be included in China’s “Silk Road Economic Belt” project.

      Slowly and very systematically the outlines of a new gold-backed alternative to the inflated dollar system or the debt-strapped defective euro is emerging. The New Economic Silk Road, integrated with Russia’s new Eurasian Economic Union member countries and others, is far more than a simple railroad. It is becoming the central nervous system of what in three to five years at present pace will become the fastest-growing largest economic space on this Earth.

      In combination with the China Silk Road rail infrastructure initiative and the new $16 billion China gold fund to support gold mining projects along the Silk Road path, Eurasia, led by China and Russia, are about to transform the Anglo-American grip on gold which has kept true market prices artificially manipulated and depressed for decades and has effectively blocked the natural flow of gold through the world economy. While most eyes are fixed on COMEX or the London Bullion Market Association listed daily gold price fix, the real worth of gold as a currency reserve and a standard of monetary soundness is growing in worth by the day. That no doubt gives people at the US Treasury and Federal Reserve and Wall Street some serious gas pains.

      The Worth of Gold Growing by the Day
      By F. William Engdahl
      http://journal-neo.org/2015/08/12/the-worth-of-gold-growing-by-the-day/

  6. Abbybwood
    August 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Here is an article in the Washington Post detailing how Israel, through it’s proxy AIPAC, now has every new member of Congress on a pilgrimage to Israel (except three):

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/08/05/lawmakers-take-well-timed-aipac-sponsored-trip-to-israel/

    Take note that there is not ONE person running for president who even comes close to criticizing Israel for their war crimes in Gaza a year ago.

    There is a petition circulating now to have Netanyahu arrested when he travels to London in the next few months for a symposium.

    Nothing would make me happier.

    “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire

  7. Andrew Nichols
    August 13, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Sorry but who gives a rastarse wht US congress and senate narcissists do or dont do over this deal?. P5 + 1 signed this not P1 It’s over. The world ie the 99.9% of the planet nonamerican will now flood the place with businessmen and all the US will get out of this is loss of its last sycophants on the world stage who will no longer trust the word of the USA.

  8. Mark
    August 13, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    It’s both amazing and unbelievable that American politicians and media outlets have been so complicit in allowing and aiding Zionism to commandeer the US Government and military establishment in order to serve Israel at the expense of US taxpayer blood and treasure.

    The entire reality is not nearly as complex as Zionists and their supporters would have anyone believe; it’s just a matter of understanding how and why they did it.

    As for how they did it? Take your pick — three of the most well known are — Israel’s AIPAC lobby to coerce, bribe and blackmail elected US politicians — the ADL to intimidate normal patriotic Americans away from speaking the truth about Israel’s war crime policies and their grip on US politicians — we can’t leave out your everyday network TV programming and “news” which has propagandized the US public generation upon generation and proven to be one of the main tools in convincing US citizens to fight and die and pay for Israel’s pre-planned wars like the 2003 invasion into Iraq.

    Read a few of these reviews of a book written by a Jewish American hero, who personally sacrificed to give the world insight into one of the most sordid aspects of Zionism and how this works in conjunction with Israel’s other available “tools” and methods to continue in what is not an exaggeration to call a criminal enterprise.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Holocaust-Industry-Reflections-Exploitation/dp/1781685614

    • American
      August 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      ” As for how they did it? Take your pick — three of the most well known are — Israel’s AIPAC lobby to coerce, bribe and blackmail elected US politicians — the ADL to intimidate normal patriotic Americans away from speaking the truth about Israel’s war crime policies and their grip on US politicians — we can’t leave out your everyday network TV programming and “news” which has propagandized the US public generation upon generation and proven to be one of the main tools in convincing US citizens to fight and die and pay for Israel’s pre-planned wars like the 2003 invasion into Iraq.’

      That covers it except the Jewish left wants us to believe that the majority or a significant number of Jews don’t support Israel and try to convince us its only a few rich Jews and a few I Firsters. They don’t want to acknowledge that a large part of the US Jewish “Community’ itself has a loyalty and entitlement problem.

      Was just reading at JTA about the 125 Jewish ‘Chapters’ across the US who oppose or disapprove of the current Iran deal…..the ‘community’ problem should be added to the lobbies.

      http://www.jta.org/2015/08/13/news-opinion/united-states/across-the-map-where-46-u-s-jewish-groups-stand-on-the-iran-deal

  9. Mustacq Abdullah
    August 14, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Who is in charge of the USA? Israel? Looks like it to me!

  10. Mike k.
    August 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Well, disproportionate Jewish financial, political and media power remains an “anti-Semitic canard,” though – right?

    • Right
      August 15, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Yes, as it is also anti-Semitic to consider if a candidate for office is Jewish. Most voters aren’t even aware and believe it would be wrong to ask. Yet, that candidate when elected isn’t shy about voting “Jewish.” It’s a double standard. Consider Sen. Wyden who is still considering his vote. If he represented his liberal constituents, he’d vote with his party–and likely will if his vote doesn’t matter. But if it does, he’ll vote identity politics, the way Israel wants. But that’s okay, where as you and I are anti-Semites for noticing.

  11. Steve B.
    August 15, 2015 at 12:32 am

    If any US official puts the interest of a foreign government over that of America, should they be executed?

    • American
      August 15, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      ” If any US official puts the interest of a foreign government over that of America, should they be executed?”

      A better punishment would be to put them in cages next to the caged gorillas at the Rock Creek Park Zoo in DC for the rest of their lives where they would be on display for all the people touring the zoo.
      Would be a great ‘civics’ lesson for the public and any aspiring would be traitors.

      • F. G. Sanford
        August 15, 2015 at 6:09 pm

        Not such a good idea. Lesser apes have a nasty habit of throwing their own doo-doo, unlike their more civilized cousins – the gorillas.

  12. bluto
    August 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    ‘American Jews at the Service of Netanyahu’ – MUST READ HAARETZ (Israeli paper of record) article regarding Schumer/AIPAC

    Who are U.S. Jewish leaders really representing when they lobby the American president on behalf of Israel’s prime minister? Not their fellow countrymen, for sure.

    Uri Misgav Aug 09, 2015 5:49 PM Hareetz

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:4960YVGYx1EJ:www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.670275+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

  13. Peter Loeb
    August 16, 2015 at 6:38 am

    IN APPRECIATION (8 /16 / 2015)

    Briefly let me express my deepest thanks first to John V Whitbeck for his
    article above and then to most of the commenters.

    Of course, Barack Obama would never do any of the “courageous”
    options mentioned he is not that kind of person. Whether AIPAC/Israel/US
    should win on this particular issue (the so-called” Iran deal”).

    As one observer commented, there will be no justice until Zionism is
    completely eliminated. And we all know that that is not likely to happen.

    Although it is nearly a tradition in the US to blame everything on the
    “right” or the US Republican Party (often justifiably), I don’t really
    believe that a right/Republican US President would act significantly
    differently than the Democratic party. With both candidates Hillary
    Clinton and Bernie Saunders, both heavy Zionist supporters,
    I rest my case.

    —-Peter Loeb, Boston, MA, USA

  14. Boris M Garsky
    August 16, 2015 at 9:27 am

    For some time I have called for the congress to be investigated, singularly and as a conspiratorial group, for espionage and terrorism against the USA. Only Heaven knows how much classified iorders from Israel in disdain of American national security and interests while on the USA Govenformation these street peddlers in congress have given to Israel. They are openly taking their rnment payroll. If that isn’t traitorous, then nothing is. They have all defiantly declared their allegiance to Israel; when have you heard one declare their allegiance to the USA? Only Donald Trump! Many have dual citizenship with Israel and unabashedly align themselves with Israel only. If someone on the street were to conduct themselves as our members of congress, they would be declared terrorists and arrested. We no longer need a congress; not only are they acting as foreign agents, but they are putting our national security at high risk.

  15. Boris M Garsky
    August 16, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I apologize for the previous post. I apparently have a computer glitch that scrambles my sentences.? For some time I have called for the congress to be investigated, singularly and as a conspiratorial group, for espionage and terrorism against the USA. Only Heaven knows how much classified information these street peddlers in congress have given to Israel They are openly taking their orders from Israel in disdain of American national security interests while on the USA Government payroll If that isn’t traitorous, then nothing is. They have all defiantly declared their allegiance to Israel; when have you heard one declare their allegiance to the USA? Only Donald Trump! Many have dual citizenship with Israel and unabashedly align themselves with Israel only. If someone on the street were to conduct themselves as our members of congress, they would be declared terrorists and arrested. We no longer need a congress; not only are they acting as foreign agents, but they are putting our national security at high risk.

  16. Republics Defender
    August 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    For President Obama to prevail over the Israel Lobby and Zionist Firsters is a near annihilation of the both, as a result ever President after him will not allow control creep of a foreign Nation though its proxies to occur again, this will inspire both houses of Congress with the intestinal fortitude to return to its founding roots, America United First. The down side is the last time a President clearly stood for America first he ended up dead six months and four days later.

    “John F. Kennedy Administration:
    Letter to Israeli PM Ben-Gurion Regarding Visit to Dimona
    (May 18, 1963)
    President Kennedy murdered on November 22, 1963, Dallas, TX

    Verbatim text. You should deliver following letter from President to Prime Minister Ben-Gurion:
    “Dear Mr. Prime Minister:

    “I welcome your letter of May 12 and am giving it careful study.

    “Meanwhile, I have received from Ambassador Barbour a report of his conversation with you on May 14 regarding the arrangements for visiting the Dimona reactor. I should like to add some personal comments on that subject.

    “I am sure you will agree that there is no more urgent business for the whole world than the control of nuclear weapons. We both recognized this when we talked together two years ago, and I emphasized it again when I met with Mrs. Meir just after Christmas. The dangers in the proliferation of national nuclear weapons systems are so obvious that I am sure I need not repeat them here.

    “It is because of our preoccupation with this problem that my Government has sought to arrange with you for periodic visits to Dimona. When we spoke together in May 1961 you said that we might make whatever use we wished of the information resulting from the first visit of American scientists to Dimona and that you would agree to further visits by neutrals as well. I had assumed from Mrs. Meir’s comment that there would be no problem between us on this.

    “We are concerned with the disturbing effects on world stability which would accompany the development of a nuclear weapons capability by Israel. I cannot imagine that the Arabs would refrain from turning to the Soviet Union for assistance if Israel were to develop a nuclear weapons capability–with all the consequences this would hold. But the problem is much larger than its impact on the Middle East. Development of a nuclear weapons capability by Israel would almost certainly lead other larger countries, that have so far refrained from such development, to feel that they must follow suit.

    “As I made clear in my press conference of May 8, we have a deep commitment to the security of Israel. In addition this country supports Israel in a wide variety of other ways which are well known to both of us. [4-1/2 lines of source text not declassified]

    “I can well appreciate your concern for developments in the UAR. But I see no present or imminent nuclear threat to Israel from there. I am assured that our intelligence on this question is good and that the Egyptians do not presently have any installation comparable to Dimona, nor any facilities potentially capable of nuclear weapons production. But, of course, if you have information that would support a contrary conclusion, I should like to receive it from you through Ambassador Barbour. We have the capacity to check it.

    “I trust this message will convey the sense of urgency and the perspective in which I view your Government’s early assent to the proposal first put to you by Ambassador Barbour on April 2.

    “Sincerely,

    “John F. Kennedy”

    Rusk

    Sources: Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961-1963: Near East, 1962-1963, V. XVIII. DC: GPO, 2000.

    Six months four days later our President was murdered.

    Patrick Pexton: What about Israel’s nuclear weapons?
    Wrote in The Washington Post on August 31, 2012
    “President John Kennedy vigorously tried to prevent Israel from obtaining the bomb; President Lyndon Johnson did so to a much lesser extent. But once it was a done deal, Nixon and every president since has not pressed Israel to officially disclose its capability ties or to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty.”

    Six months four days later our President was murdered.

  17. Donna
    August 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    During WW2, innocent Japanese and Italian Americans were sent to camps just because the U.S. was fighting the countries these people immigrated from. Today we have a different enemy and real, not innocent, collaborators. Although Israel is supposed to be our best friend, it spies on the U.S. and plots to entangle us in its wars for territory, all the while blackmailing us for money and weapons. Israel is no friend of the U.S. Anyone in the U.S. who collaborates with this enemy should be held in contempt. Especially if those people are members of Congress.

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