Continued American support for Israel harms the US throughout the Middle East, according to the most senior military commander in that region, Marine Corps General James Mattis.
Speaking at the prestigious Aspen Security Forum in Colorado late in July, General Mattis, who retired May 22 as chief of the U.S. Central Command, in charge of U.S. forces in the Middle East, said that America needs to work “with a sense of urgency” to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, because resentment of U.S. support for Israel hurts America militarily throughout the region.
He said the “current situation is unsustainable” and that America must act “with a sense of urgency” toward a two-state solution, because the chances “are starting to ebb because of the settlements and where they’re at.” If it fails, he said, the result will be “apartheid.”
Then to the shock of his interviewer host, the ultra-Zionist and former AIPAC lobbyist who pretends to be one of CNN’s “objective” journalists, Wolf Blitzer, General Mattis said that he “paid a military-security price every day as the commander of CentCom because the Americans were seen as biased in support of Israel.”
The actual transcript of the discussion read as follows:
Wolf Blitzer: Is this Israeli-Palestinian peace process going anywhere?
Mattis: Wolf, that’ll depend on the protagonists and do they want it as much as I think our valiant secretary of state wants it and is doing everything possible. But I would tell you that the current situation is unsustainable. It’s got to be directly addressed. We don’t want to turn this over to our children, the same thing that you and I have lived with our entire adult lives.
For example, if I’m Jerusalem and I put 500 Jewish settlers out here to the east and there’s 10,000 Arab settlers in here, if we draw the border to include ‘em, either it ceases to be a Jewish state or you say the Arabs don’t get to vote—apartheid. That didn’t work too well the last time I saw that practiced in a country.
So we’ve got to work on this with a sense of urgency, and I paid a military security price every day as the commander of CentCom because the Americans were seen as biased in support of Israel and that moderates all the moderate Arabs who want to be with us, because they can’t come out publicly in support of people who don’t show respect for the Arab Palestinians.”
Ironically, General Mattis’s predecessor as chief of CentCom, General David Petraeus, said exactly the same thing in a briefing paper he submitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee in March 2010.
In that paper, General Petraeus said that the “enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors present distinct challenges to our ability to advance our interests in the AOR.
“The conflict foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel. Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits the strength and depth of U.S. partnerships with governments and peoples in the AOR and weakens the legitimacy of moderate regimes in the Arab world.
“Meanwhile, al-Qaeda and other militant groups exploit that anger to mobilize support. The conflict also gives Iran influence in the Arab world through its clients, Lebanese Hizballah and Hamas.”
Both the former two heads of CentCom have now stated in public that America’s “alliance” with Israel hurts American interests.
It is however, not so much an “alliance” between two willing parties, but rather a reality that America has been colonized by Jewish Supremacists and forced into supporting the Zionist state.