- If you haven't yet seen it, you can catch former CIA Michael Scheuer on this recent CSpan program on terror threats to America
. He gives you the truth that you aren't getting from the politicians or the media. I know it's long but do yourself a favor - watch the whole thing.
In the future, to get the whole truth about our foreign policy in the Middle East, and just how detrimental it can be to the American national interest (thanks to the fruits of the Israeli lobby, and others), here are some excellent starting points:
*Former CIA counterterrorism official Philip Giraldi's articles on the blog at The American Conservative found at this link.
*Philip Giraldi also often writes articles, and pens the column Deep Background available in the pages of The American Conservative found at this link.
*Philip Giraldi's column at Antiwar.com found at this link.
*Former CIA counterterrorism official Michael Scheuer's articles at Antiwar.com found at this link.
These guys likely learned (perhaps even the hard way) of the truth about Israel both on the job and off. Their views are spot on. Please do yourself a favor, get the facts that you aren't getting from the mainstream media and American politicians (who long ago sold us out to the Israeli lobby). And then, spread the word.
The survival of America depends on it, lest we keep getting bled dry sending billions of dollars overseas and participating in wars based on bogus and cherrypicked intelligence (and those that cooked that intel, the neocons, are part of this Israeli lobby).
Scheuer said it best in the aforementioned CSpan video - support for Israel is not a strategic interest to the United States. To the contrary, our support of Israel is actually a detriment to the American national interest. And this support is largely due to the efforts of the Israeli lobby. This writer does not believe in appeasement of terrorists - that's not what this is all about. We shouldn't be supporting Israel and its policies of apartheid, terrorism and colonialism irrespective of any terrorism against us. These policies do not comport with the ideals upon which this nation was founded - those being liberty and justice for all.
Philip Giraldi, Michael Scheuer and a host of others, myself included, have the interests of the American people at heart - not some other foreign nation or entity. Our interests MUST come first. It's too bad that our politicians in Washington do not take this view - not when it comes to Israel.
No taxation without representation - remember that slogan? Well it pertains now. We are shoveling billions of dollars to the Middle East - in many different ways, some peripheral - in support for Israel and its policies. That money frankly could be better spent at home. It garners us hatred and vitriol in that region and beyond. It is wholly unncessary. Israel needs to learn to get along with its neighbors - stop stealing the land, and occupying the people by denying them freedom - if it wants to survive and flourish. Anyway, it is really not our problem. Our problem is America, and we need to take care of business here at home, and stay out of foreign entanglements that have cost us dearly - in more ways than one.
Heed George Washington's words in his famous Farewell Address, and be warned of the perils of the passionate attachment to a foreign nation, and all of the evils it brings. Some of us are just trying to look out for America - the ONLY country we've got.
To further the points made in the Scheuer video linked in the next entry, here is yet another example of why 'they hate us'
- it has nothing to do with 'our freedoms'.
Former CIA official Ray McGovern also points out the real reason for enmity against the US in this recent article
Lastly, an article out today in the Israeli Haaretz paper headlines "Bin Laden: Attacks on U.S. to go on as long as it supports Israel"
Anyone that tells us Americans that we are attacked for our freedoms is either grossly misinformed, or a liar.