The “disgraceful” carry-on in the ongoing Chuck Hagel confirmation hearing is conclusive proof that America has been colonized by the Israel Lobby, the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal has said.
Paul Craig Roberts, who was also a columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate and has had many university appointments, in a new article titled “America Shamed Again: A colonized people”, wrote that “Americans have been shamed many times by their elected representatives who cravenly bow to vested interests and betray the American people.
“But no previous disgraceful behavior can match the public shame brought to Americans by the behavior of the Senate Republicans in the confirmation hearing of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.
“Forty Senate Republicans made it clear that not only do they refuse to put their service to America ahead of their service to Israel, but also that they will not even put their service to America on a par with their service to Israel.
“To every American’s shame, the Republicans demonstrated for all the world to see that they are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Israel Lobby.
“The most embarrassing behavior of all came from the craven Lindsay Graham, who, while in the act of demonstrating his complete subservience by crawling on his belly before the Israel Lobby, dared Hagel to name one single person in the US Congress who is afraid of the Israel Lobby.
“If I had been Hagel, I would have written off the nomination and answered: “You, Senator Graham, and your 40 craven colleagues.”
Indeed, Hagel could have answered: The entire US Congress, including Rand Paul who pretends to be different but isn’t.
“The real question is: Who in the Congress is not afraid of the Israel Lobby? The hatchet job on Hagel is driven by fear of the Israel Lobby.”
Mr Roberts then details the Jewish extremist coverup over the USS Liberty terrorist attack on America, and then goes on to ask “Why are the Senate Republicans out to destroy Hagel for Israel?
“The answer is, first, back when Hagel was a US Senator he refused to be intimidated by the Israel Lobby and declared, ‘I am a US Senator, not an Israeli Senator.’ In other words, Hagel did the impermissible. He said he represented US interests, not Israel’s interests. Hagel’s position implies that the interests of the two countries are not identical, which is a heresy.
“The second part of the answer is that Hagel doesn’t think that it is a good idea for the US to start a war with Iran or for the US to permit Israel to do so.
“But a US war with Iran is what the Israeli government and its neoconservative agents have been trying to impose on the Obama regime.
“Israel wants to get rid of Iran, because Iran supports Hizbollah in Southern Lebanon, thus preventing Israel from annexing that territory and its water resources, and because Iran supports Hamas, the only Palestinian organization that tries to oppose Israel’s total theft of Palestine, although Iran has never supplied Hamas with effective weapons.
“The two organizations that oppose Israel’s territorial expansion, Hizbollah and Hamas, represent large numbers of Arab peoples.
“Nevertheless, both are declared, on Israel’s orders, to be ‘terrorist organizations’ by the servile US Department of State, which in all reality should be called the Israeli Department of State, as it never puts US interests before Israel’s.
“In other words, Hagel did not grovel. He did not say how much he loved Israel and how it would be his great honor to sacrifice all other interests to Israel’s, how he has waited his entire life for the chance to serve Israel as the US Secretary of Defense.”