Het is duidelijk welke tactiek de extremistische pro-Israel lobby gaat voeren: wij de zielige Joden in Israel zijn zo bang. Juist ja, aldus de nucleaire 'Joodse staat'.
'Obama Faces Israel's Angst
Tuesday 05 May 2009
by: Steve Weissman, t r u t h o u t | Perspective
"Could the Taliban get the bomb before Iran does?" read the headline in my favorite Israeli newspaper, Haaretz. The columnist, Bradley Burston, was joining Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in thinking the unthinkable, that the Taliban in Pakistan might soon have their hands on what the country's former President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto called his Islamic Bomb.
Burston noted that the Pakistani Taliban had made no threats against Israel and would have no delivery system with which to reach Israel. But he is nonetheless preparing his bomb shelter, primarily because his far-right compatriots are using the Taliban threat as "one of the best reasons yet" to bomb Iran. As evidence, he quoted Yaakov Katz, a backer of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's coalition government. "If we take this action," said Katz "the US is likely to act the same way against the rising terror threat in Islamabad, Pakistan."
Such cataclysmic thinking sounds pathological, I know. But, even more than the previous Israeli government of Ehud Olmert, the Netanyahu coalition and its neocon allies in Washington are trying to push the Obama administration toward supporting a military strike against Iran. More prudent voices, from Israeli President Shimon Peres to US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, warn that such military action would be a disaster for Israel, the United States and the world. It would only postpone - but not stop - the Iranians from pursuing the capability to build nuclear weapons. It would encourage other countries in the region to create nuclear capabilities of their own. And it would wreck President Obama's effort to build bridges to Iran, Pakistan, and other Islamic countries.
This unmistakable reality faces the policy conference of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which started Sunday in Washington, DC. How will the delegates respond? AIPAC proclaims itself to be "America's Pro-Israel Lobby," and few, if any, at the conference will criticize in public the direction in which Netanyahu is trying to push Obama.
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