Attempts to save Israel from destruction by Charles W. Freeman Jr., an expert on the Middle East have ended in abject failure. As soon as lawmakers in the generous pocket of AIPAC found out about some of his comments he was rightly cut down to size. Mr. Freeman, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia had been due to accept a top intelligence post in the new administration.
Here’s a couple of his statements.
“left to its own devices, the Israeli establishment will make decisions that harm Israelis, threaten all associated with them and enrage those who are not.”
“Israel is driving itself toward a cliff, and it is irresponsible not to question Israeli policy and to decide what is best for the American people.”
We, at UN242, support the Obama administration’s view that there should be no discussion of Israel’s right to bomb civilians, to break the bones of teenagers, or to use American-made missiles to target old men in wheelchairs. We fully support the state’s use of torture, the occupation of Arab land and the right of all Israelis to act like aggressive, hateful bigots. We encourage all Israelis to continue to blame their victims, deny verified civilian massacres, and cast aspersions about peaceful international organisations such as the Red Cross.
The financial crisis has resulted in the loss of some of our key sponsors. AIPAC, do you think you might give us a small grant? For 250,000 Shekels, the UN242 newdesk could produce 6 months of propaganda favourable to Israel. This must surely be a better deal than you’re getting from CNN.