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Truth Comes into Focus Years after Israeli Minister Announces Defaming Critics of Zionism as “Trick”

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Former CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief (1996-99) Michael Scheuer recently discussed various security related issues as a guest on C-Span’s Washington Journal. The former intelligence head surprised the audience when he agreed with numerous guest callers that the United States’ relationship with Israel was not a win-win situation for both countries.

Former CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief (1996-99) Michael Scheuer recently discussed various security related issues as a guest on C-Span’s Washington Journal. The former intelligence head surprised the audience when he agreed with numerous guest callers that the United States’ relationship with Israel was not a win-win situation for both countries.

A caller named John from New York voiced frustration at Zionist minions “coming on C-Span and other stations and pushing us to go to war against our Muslim friends. They’re willing to spend the last drop of American blood and treasure to get their way in the world. They have way too much power in this country, people like Wolfowitz and Feith and the other neo-cons. …and now we’re going to spend the next 60 years rehabilitating our soldiers. I’m sick and tired of it.”

When asked if he had a comment by the host, Scheuer sympathized with the caller: “I think that of course American foreign policy is eventually up to the American people. One of the big things we have not been able to discuss for the past 30 years is our policy towards the Israelis. Whether we want to be involved in fighting Israel’s wars in the future is something that Americans should be able to talk about. They may vote yes. They may want to see their kids killed in Iraq or Yemen or somewhere else to protect Israel. But the question is: we need to talk about it. Ultimately, Israel is a country that is of no particular worth to the United States.”

The conversation continued:
C-SPAN host: “You mean strategically?”

Scheuer: “Strategically. They have no resources we need. Their manpower is minimal. Their association with us is a negative for the United States. Now that’s a fact.” He also said the violence taking place in the occupied territories is “a religious war in which we [the U.S.] have no stake.”

Another caller, Nicki from Maryland, thanked Scheuer for his tenacity then asked, “Why is it that the United States does not want to talk about Israel?”

Scheuer said: “Why don’t we talk about that? Because AIPAC and other influential American Jewish groups are extraordinarily involved in the funding of American political campaigns and have the ability to reach out and make sure that people lose their jobs, or are otherwise hurt, if they dare to criticize Israel.” Another common Zionist tactic to discredit critics is to claim they are anti-Semitic; the racial allegation that has the effect of ending the discussion, regardless of the issues involved. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviewed a former Israeli minister, Shulamit Aloni, who confirmed this as fact. Aloni’s statement was a response to Goodman’s question: “Often when there is dissent expressed in the United States against policies of the Israeli government, people here are called anti-Semitic. What is your response to that as an Israeli Jew?” Aloni said frankly, in the 2002 interview, “Well, it’s a trick. We always use it. When, from Europe, somebody is criticizing Israel, then we bring up the Holocaust. When, in this country, people are criticizing Israel, then they are ‘anti-Semitic.’ And the organization is strong and has a lot of money and the ties between Israel and the American Jewish establishment are very strong. …As you know, they have power, which is okay, they are talented people. They have power of money and media.”

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