Monday, July 24, 2006

Any More Questions?

"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."-Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.


On the 20 of July, 2006, Congress passed a resolution condemning the attacks on Israel 410-8. Even though Israel provoked the attacks by violating the borderwith Lebanon. And even though78% of Americans oppsed this resolution. Why?

"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."-Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.


Last year, when thousands of Americans were in peril from Hurricane Katrina, the government ignored warnings of disaster. As the Superdome filled with refugees and people were going with out food, medicine and were dying, there was no impetus to do anything. However, with Israel running low on munitions to blow the shit out of Lebanon, the US speeds arms deliveries to Isreal.What makes one country more important to our politicians than it's own citizens?
"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."-Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

On July 16, President Bush rejected Jacques Chirac's call for an immediate ceasefire on the behalf of both parties. Last week, he said he was going to give Israel a week, and now they get another week.We killed any measure in the UN Security Council for an immediate ceasefire, even as civilians are being killed because our embarassing ambassador saysLebanon civilian deaths are not the same as terror deaths. (A sentiment echoed by Alan Dershowitz) Why does our government stand aside and allow the destruction of the Lebanese infrastructure?

"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."-Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.


Our invasion of Iraq was predicated on the notion that Saddam Hussein had dangerous WMD and wasn't afraid to unleash them. That was the major reason we were told it was time for regime change in Baghdad. Now we have claims coming from Beirut that Israel is using banned weapons against civilians, and yet there is no outcry from our government, who probably provided Israel (like we provided Iraq) with these dangerous weapons in the first place. Why do we provide dangerous WMD to countries that would use them?

"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."-Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.


In America, we have freedom of speech. We can criticize bad movies, our government and even celebrities. We can criticize politicians and parties. Our freedom of religion allows even to criticize Christianity and Islam, however, even though Zionism is contrary to Judaic teachings, to criticize the Zionist state of Israel gets you labeled an anti-semite. In fact, such great Americans such as Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh are labeled as anti-semites for daring to use their position to speak out against Zionism.
So now, when one speaks out against Zionism, (which is not part of the Judaic tradition), they are immediately labeled as "Jew-Haters", or "anti-Semites". Even though The religious Jews who by virtue of their faith, clearly contradicted Zionist nationalism, we find the Zionists hiding behind the religious tradition they have rejected.
The US is supposed to be a representative government. We elect people to go to the Capitol and work in our best interests. However, when another foreign government controls who we vote for, and where are tax dollars are spent, we become less free. When said government's policies endanger the lives of Americans, to the point where we must give up some of our freedoms in our own country, something is wrong. When the rest of the world condemns these actions we condone, one has to wonder, is this the right thing? And why are we continuing to allow this?

"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."-Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

Oh, yeah. That's why.

13 comments:

Neil Shakespeare said...

Yeah, I don't know why we just don't make Israel the 51st state. We certainly care more about Israel than Louisiana, or Alabama for that matter. Then Iraq can be the 52nd state. Maybe Venezuela, since they have lots of oil and don't want to give it to us, the 53rd. And OK, Mexico can be the 54th then...Canada the 55th (they've both got oil)...might as well take Iran while we're at it...but deny them statehood. They can be like Puerto Rico.

Lew Scannon said...

Heck, why don't we just take over the whole world? Corporate America knows what's best for starving people in third world countries-Coca Cola!

sumo said...

Funny guys...good read Lew...it had its serious spots which I can appreciate...and the repetitive funny side about who rules the dumbest country in the world. I guess we'll need to line up and purchase our Yarmulke head gear...though I am a female...it could be a new look for me.

Kathy said...

I guess my question is why we continue to allow Israel to have so much control?

Peacechick Mary said...

Why don't we just give Israel, Alabama. As for the Bushites ignoring, they ignore because they don't care, not one whit!

pissed off patricia said...

Damn, that was one educational post. Repeating that quote at places in it gave it sting. Very good!

I think the plan is to blow up the whole world but I don't know what comes after that.

Cartledge said...

If being labelled an anti-semite, so be it.
I have numerous Jewish friends, few of who agree with Zionist extremism.
But hell, I got called a Nazi and a pinko in the same comment yesterday, so one more label can't hurt me.

Renegade Eye said...

Henry Ford and Charles Lindberg, were like Pat Buchanon in their day. The anti-Zionism they represent, is different than yours.

dusty said...

Jeezuz, the quote blew me away. I had never heard of it before your post.

In the pro-lebanese rally in LA(Los Angeles,not Louisiana) yesterday, there were jews with signs that stated they did NOT approve of the crap Israel is pulling on the Lebanese civilians. To me, that says volumes.

Gratis said...

Excellent.

Snave said...

Youch, that is one frightening quote...

DivaJood said...

Check your sources, Lew. Fabricated quote, and quite hateful.

In a May 10, 2002 column (“Now Isn’t the Time for Bush League Moves”), nationally-syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Geyer included bogus and inflammatory allegations against Prime Minister Sharon and Israel’s supporters in America.

First, she wrote:

In fact, it [American support for Israel’s actions] led Prime Minister Sharon to tell his Cabinet recently, “I control America.”

CAMERA conducted extensive Nexis and Internet searches, and found that no mainstream news organization reported as true the fabricated quotation.

The hoax originated with an October 3, 2001 press release from the pro-Hamas group, the Islamic Association for Palestine. It said:

An acrimonious argument erupted during the Israeli cabinet weekly session last week between Ariel Sharon and his foreign Minister Shimon Peres during which Sharon reportedly yelled at Peres, saying “don’t worry about American pressure, we control America.”

Notably, in the same press release, the direct quotation “we control America” changed to “we the Jewish people control America.”

IAP wrote:

According [to] the Israeli Hebrew radio, Col [sic] Yisrael Wednesday, Peres warned Sharon that refusing to heed incessant American requests for a cease-fire with the Palestinians would endanger Israeli interests and turn the US against us. At this point, a furious Sharon reportedly turned toward Peres, saying “...I want to tell you something clear, don’t worry about American pressure on Israel, we the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it.”

According to the IAP press release, the statement was reported on Kol Yisrael. However, CAMERA’s calls to Kol Yisrael confirmed that no such broadcast occurred.

Geyer’s second problematic claim was:

Look at U.S. television: One minute, you see pro-Israeli ads saying the Arabs are all dogs...

However, here too investigation turned up no evidence that any such ad ever appeared on U.S. television.

Since the Sharon “quotation” and the “Arabs are dogs" ad are preposterous on their face, one would have expected Geyer (and editors who publish her column) to verify their accuracy before including such inflammatory statements in her column.

Geyer’s piece, which is syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, is known to have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and the San Diego Union Tribune.

UPDATE (June 15, 2002): Geyer Expresses "Regrets"
CAMERA notified Geyer’s editors that the Sharon “quote” originated on a pro-Hamas website (the Islamic Association for Palestine), and that it had not been corroborated by any reputable media organization. CAMERA also pointed out that IAP’s alleged source, a report on Israel radio, is apparently fictional – Kol Yisrael denied to CAMERA that it had ever broadcast any such report.

When CAMERA requested substantiation from Geyer, the columnist first asserted that she was abroad and would have to check her notes when she got back home in June. After CAMERA contacted editor Bruce Dold of the Chicago Tribune (which ran the Geyer column), he replied:

Ms. Geyer does indeed cite the same sources you note [an Islamic Association for Palestine press release that claimed Kol Yisrael radio reported the Sharon statement] on the Sharon quote. If you have a statement or confirmation from Kol Yisrael, I’d like to see it. As for the second point [concerning the alleged television ads], that is not a direct quote from an ad, but Geyer’s own interpretation of the nature of the content.

Informed that the Kol Yisrael reporter assigned to cover the Israeli Cabinet [where the Sharon statement was alleged to have been made] denied Sharon had made the attributed comment, Dold responded with a different story from Geyer. She now claimed that her sources were two anonymous Israelis.

Finally, Geyer’s syndicate disseminated the following Editor’s Note which appeared on June 14 in the Chicago Tribune and Sarasota Herald Tribune and will likely be published by other papers that ran Geyer’s May 10 column.

Editor’s note: Georgie Anne Geyer’s May 10 column included a quote from Ariel Sharon, 'I control America.’ This quote was widely reported in the Palestinian press but cannot be confirmed in independent sources. Geyer and Universal Press Syndicate regret not having attributed the quote more specifically.

While the syndicate thus admitted that “This quote...cannot be confirmed in independent sources,” it failed to state unambiguously that Sharon never uttered the words and that the alleged quotation first appeared in a press release from the pro-Hamas IAP. Since IAP said that Kol Yisrael was their source and Kol Yisrael denies broadcasting any such report, there should be no question that IAP was attempting to perpetrate a hoax. The syndicate also should have written “alleged quote” whenever referring to the supposed statement by Sharon.

Furthermore, the Editor’s Note implies that the problem was one merely of mistaken attribution – that it would have been acceptable for Geyer to use the bogus quotation had she cited “Palestinian sources.” Obviously, since these sources have been proven false, the quote should not have been published at all.

Additionally, the Editor’s Note fails entirely to address the other baseless assertion in Geyer’s May 10 column, her outrageous statement: “Look at U.S. television: One minute, you see pro-Israeli ads saying the Arabs are all dogs...”

Repeated CAMERA requests for Geyer to identify the specific ad that led to her “interpretation” have gone unanswered. Clearly there is no way that her readers could have understood that she was “interpreting” rather than paraphrasing or quoting from a supposed ad. Since it is extremely unlikely that any “U.S. television” station would have broadcast any such ad, Geyer and her syndicate owe her readers another “Editor’s Note” or apology.

Anonymous said...

This is definatly dangerous territory.
The quote does appear to be fake. I was watching republican paul findley speak about the israeli lobby and came across this quote inserted in a frame while he was speaking. I think Mr. Findley speaks the truth and I don't like the fact that such a controversial quote was added to the clip... it just makes things more confusing. As far as the quote being "hateful" I would agree as long as its more hateful than the Israelies hate the Palastinians and less hateful than muslims that hate christians but not equally as hateful as hateful as blacks that hate whites.