Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu says he’s “ready to push the button” for a war with Iran.
By Bob Johnson
Judaism, which Israel is founded upon as a Jewish state, is a very warlike aggressive religion. Just objectively look at the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament for an abundant amount of evidence to prove this. For example the hero of Israel and Judaism (and of Christianity and Islam), Moses, gave this repulsive and criminal order to the Israeli army regarding the Midianite people they recently had conquered according to Numbers 31:17-18: “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.” Verse 35 tells us the number of “women children” the Israeli army kept alive for themselves was 32,000! Netanyahu and Moses would probably have gotten along very well with each other.
If we apply the first rule of philosophy which is to see things as they really are and not merely as they appear to be to Natanyahu’s statement we quickly realize Netanyahu’s threat of being very close to launching a war against Iran as more likely to be false than true. The reason for this is twofold. First, the “holy” book of Israel, the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, reveals that Israel and Israelis should expect other nations to “serve” them which would probably include doing its fighting for them. Isaiah 60:12 says that God said to Israel that “the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.”
The second reason is that the very powerful Israel lobby (for a solid understanding of the immense control of US politicians the Israel lobby enjoys read The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy) has control of the vast majority of US politicians of both parties. Even though Obama on the surface does not seem as agreeable to start a war with Iran for Israel’s benefit as the Israel lobby would like, nonetheless, he is taking action to facilitate a US war with Iran. For example, the US tried to get England to allow the US to use British air bases in the event the US should bomb Iran but England denied the request.
This statement by retired Israeli General Avraham Rotem made a few days prior to US politicians from both parties starting the war with Iraq for Israel’s benefit makes very clear that US politicians are happy to send Americans to fight, kill, die and be wounded and to spend American tax dollars for wars which only benefit Israel and their own political careers. Rotem said, “A (US) war with Iraq serves Israel’s strategic interests because it wants Saddam gone.
Someone says, ‘You sit back, we’ll take care of it’ – – what’s better than that?” (St. Petersburg Times, March 15, 2003, p.5A) Unfortunately it probably won’t be long until the religious Jewish state of Israel (Israel is much more of a theocracy than a democracy as its lack of a constitution for religious reasons reveals) is again successful in getting US politicians to start yet another war for Israel’s benefit, this time against Iran.
The wisdom found in these instructions from the Deist George Washington to America inform us of what sound peace and progress producing foreign policy is. Washington said, “So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification.
It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld.
And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.” It’s obvious how the US relationship with Israel violates these principles from Washington.
And the American people, and, in fact, the world, are paying for it. This will continue until we ask ourselves this question put to us by former CIA specialist on Afghanistan and al Qaeda Michael Scheuer in his important book Imperial Hubris: “The question is whether US interests require Americans to be Israel’s protectors and endure the endless blood-and-treasure costs of that role. Status quo US policy toward Israel will result in unending war with Islam.” I don’t believe it’s in America’s interests to be Israel’s protector. Bible threats aside, it would be much better for Americans and America, and, in fact, the world, if we followed Washington’s sage advice and stopped favoring Israel over all. (Order the eBooklet The Danger of Israel by clicking here or order it through Kindle here.)
Bob Johnson is a freelance writer in the Tampa area of Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after a stint in Marine Corps infantry and reading Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason he became a Deist.
In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists, and in 1996 he launched the first website devoted to Deism. He is the author of God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion, Deism: A Revolution in Religion, A Revolution in You and An Answer to C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. He has also written the introduction to Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and Principles of Nature by Elihu Palmer.