The Death Grip Of
IPAC And The Gun Lobby
By David Truskoff
06 June, 2008
On a New York City police report I counted over one hundred gun shooting
calls from 5/05/08 to 5/31/08. In my home state Of Connecticut one sees the
almost daily reports of shootings on the nightly news in the cities of New
Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport.
If the candidates now
running for the US presidency and seeking to become the most powerful figure in
the world, can not address the fact that the Gun lobby and the Israel lobby
have a death grip on the congress then they can not fulfill the promise of
change they all are presenting to Young Americans. If they can not get the guns
off the streets and out of the hands of criminals and they can not change our
foreign policy because IPAC will not allow it then the sinking ship will only
Monday, June 2, 2008 The Republican candidate
McCain, groveling before the Israel American
Political action Committee said,
pleasure, as always, to be in the company of the men and women of the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee. And I know that all of us are proud to be in
the company of the distinguished senator from the State of Connecticut, my
friend Joe Lieberman."
Llieberman was the US senator who was removed from the Democratic Party because
of his war mongering stance on Iraq. He is now the favorite son of the
Republican Party and IPAC.
Obama, The Democratic Candidate, also on his
knees before IPAC, said,
"All of you involved in the work of AIPAC have taken up a great and vital
cause -- and a cause set firmly in the American heart.
That effort begins
with a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel: our strongest
ally in the region and its only established democracy. That will always be my
starting point. And when we see all of the growing threats in the region: from
Iran to Iraq to the resurgence of al-Qaeda to the reinvigoration of Hamas and Hezbollah, that
loyalty and that friendship will guide me as we begin to lay the stones that
will build the road that takes us from the current instability to lasting peace
and security. "
That all means that there will be no change. Sometime politicians don't even
know when they are lying. To keep repeating the phrase that Israel is a
democracy is carrying out the great lie. The truth is one Israel child out of
three is poor, a poverty report reveals. Every third child in Israel lives
below the poverty line, according to an annual National Insurance Institute
(NII) poverty report . It does not state how many are not white, Eastern
Over 400,000 families
in Israel suffer from hunger " 28% of Israeli citizens, or 1,600,000
people are living in poverty.
Only Orthodox rabbis
are allowed to marry Jews and many secular Israelis travel to other foreign
countries to have a civil ceremony, which they can not receive in Israel.
Israel does recognize marriages performed abroad by the Conservative and Reform
movements; however, divorces issued abroad by rabbis from these movements are
not recognized by the Rabbinate in Israel.
In an article titled
For Jews Only? April 25, 2007Sonja Karkar writes'
"The time will have to come for Israel to declare its hand: is it "a
state of the Jewish people throughout the world" as it defines itself, or
a state of all its citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish? So far Israel has
managed to convince the Western world that it is the only democracy in the
region, but neglects to add that this democracy works only for its Jewish
citizens. This is the conundrum: Israel has been unable to reconcile what it
says it is, with want it wants to be democratic and exclusively Jewish."
In Ha'aretz Gideon Levy asks, " What sort of
democracy is this, if exactly half the state's residents don't benefit from it?
Indeed, can the term "democratic" be applied to a state in which many
of the residents live under a military regime or are deprived of civil rights?
Can there be democracy without equality, with a lengthy occupation and with foreign
workers who have no rights? And what about the racism?
We must not lightly
let these phenomena pass by. We must not forget that the entire structure is
wobbly. Once Israel became an occupying state, it ceased to be a democracy.
There is no such thing: Israel's claims about its democratic character are
empty boasts. Just as there is no such thing as a partial pregnancy, there is
no such thing as a partial democracy, either."
The irony to all of this is that the $3billion dollar a year US creation that
the American tax payers have had to carry for more than half a century will not
survive when the American empire goes down, Israel is sure to go down with it.
Short of a political upheaval in America, that seems to be the future we face
and all of Israel's nuclear weapons will be rendered useless because we will
both die by our own hand.
Author of "What The Hell Is A liberal"