Most people with common sense know that nothing good will come to a nation and its people who fight the wars of another nation as the US has done, and for all practical purposes, still is, in Iraq. The Iraq war was started for the security of Israel. The war in Afghanistan was officially fought because al Qaeda attacked the US on September 11, 2001. Why would al Qaeda attack
the US? Osama bin Laden wrote in his 2002 letter to America that a big reason was because of America’s blind support for Israel, which occupies Palestinian land and forces the Palestinian people to live under a brutal and illegal Israeli occupation.
US politicians from both parties, whose reason for being is their political career, live in fear of the Israel lobby. The Israel lobby exists to promote the Jewish state of Israel. The operatives in the lobby know the politicians will do anything and sellout anyone if they believe it will help promote their political careers. The Israel lobby, along with the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament based neoconservative movement, successfully worked to push US politicians to start the Iraq war for Israel’s benefit.
The retired Israeli General Avraham Rotem helped to prove the US war in Iraq was for Israel’s benefit when he 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). The US politicians told Israel to sit back while they sent American soldiers and Marines and other military members to take care of it while they stayed in Washington reaping their rewards from the Israel lobby. Now they’re getting ready to commit the same crime only this time they will send Americans to fight, die and kill in Iran for the Jewish state’s benefit and for the benefit of their political careers.
In addition to the loss of life and the creation of terribly wounded people and troops and turning millions of people into war refugees, the treasonous and selfish acts of US politicians are weakening America on the world stage. As reported in Asia Times:
American aircraft carriers, for decades the source of America’s hegemony in East Asian waters, are now vulnerable to Chinese surface-to-ship missiles and diesel-electric submarines. There is a good deal of debate about the effectiveness of China’s DF-21D “carrier killer missile,” which goes into space and heads straight down at its target, but the probability is that Chinese missile artillery can swamp a US carrier’s defenses. If missiles don’t get it, the subs likely will: running on electric batteries, diesel electric submarines are extremely quiet, and have “sunk” American carriers in NATO exercises in the past.
The US is working on countermeasures, to be sure, but chronic under-investment in cutting-edge defense R&D has left them underdeveloped and under-deployed. The Bush administration spent $1 trillion or so in Iraq and Afghanistan, mainly on personnel, and reduced defense R&D to accommodate its nation-building ambitions in the region. That was a bad trade-off. The US has little to show for its efforts except the chaos that has enveloped the Levant and Mesopotamia after the collapse of the Iraqi state. China has had time to close the technology gap with the US, and neutralize if necessary America’s principle means of projecting power in the region.
The article greatly underestimates the amount of US treasure the unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are costing the American people. An exhaustive Harvard Kennedy School study lists the total expense at between $4 – $6 TRILLION! And the war pigs are still beating the drums for another war, this time against Iran for the Jewish state’s benefit and for the benefit of the political whores!
The most powerful part of the overly powerful Israel lobby is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC is working hard to sabotage the current nuclear agreement between the US and five other nations with Iran. The Washington Post reports that the Jewish mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, Steven Fulop, regurgitated at his rabbi’s retirement party the five talking points sent out by AIPAC to all of its supporters who work to put Israel over America and the rest of the world. The five demands of AIPAC would make the agreement impossible and make a US war against Iran strongly probable. As the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have proved, a new US war against Iran for Israel’s benefit would not only cause untold misery and suffering for Americans and Iranians, it would further weaken the US. Of course this doesn’t matter to Israel or its lobby or to the US politicians who serve them. The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament based Jewish state wants to elevate Israel to the levels found in their Hebrew Bible/Old Testament which is nothing short of being above all other nations (Deuteronomy 28:1) and having all of the Gentile nations serving the Jewish state (Isaiah 60:12). (For more examples of Jewish superiority in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, click here.)
One way to break the back of the war mongers for Zion is to take the advice of the American founder and Deist, Thomas Paine. In The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition Paine called for a revolution in religion based on our innate God-given reason and Deism. This will rip the guts out of those promoting religious violence. It will help greatly to make a much better world for everyone. A key to Deism which resonates with the vast majority of people, is seeing the Universe and Creation as the only possible “Word of God.” As Paine wrote in The Age of Reason:
I believe it is only in the CREATION that all our ideas and conceptions of a Word of God can unite. The Creation speaks a universal language, independently of human speech or human language, multiplied and various as they may be. It is an ever existing original, which every man can read. It cannot be forged; it cannot be counterfeited; it cannot be lost; it cannot be altered; it cannot be suppressed. It does not depend upon the will of man whether it shall be published or not; it publishes itself from one end of the earth to the other. It preaches to all nations and to all worlds; and this Word of God reveals to man all that is necessary for man to know of God.”
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.