Monday, May 23, 2011

Obama Sells Out To AIPAC, Again

Oh, Mr President, how can you stand to look at yourself in the mirror to shave of a morning?

After giving lip service to the concept of a Palestinian "state" based upon the pre-1967 borders, Obama proceeded to stick his nose right back up between the ass-cheeks of the Zionist Lobby and give them a major rim-job.

Adhering tightly to the Netanyahu government's line, Obama then laid out his vision of a Palestinian "nation" which would be nothing of the sort, any more than the Bantustans created by the Apartheid government of South Africa were nations.

A nation is a sovereign entity, with its own military, and the right to enter into international treaties. Barak Obama's vision of a Palestinian "state" includes neither of these. Consider his own words.

First he said -
"As for security, every state has the right to self-defense, and Israel must be able to defend itself -– by itself -– against any threat"

But then later in the same paragraph he said -
"withdrawal of Israeli military forces should be coordinated with the assumption of Palestinian security responsibility in a sovereign, non-militarized state"

Excuse me, Mr President, but since you just said that every state has the right to self-defense, how are the Palestinians supposed to manage that with no military? If a state has the right to self-defense, and the Palestinians are to be "non-militarized", then by your own definition, that is not a state.

The fact that Obama cannot manage to maintain even internal logic and consistency, not even for the duration of a single paragraph, serves to highlight the gross hypocrisy and shameless immorality of US policy toward Israel.

And just in case there was any remaining doubt in anyone's mind about who wears the pants in the US-Israel relationship, the Israelis just approved the construction of nearly 300 more homes in an illegal settlement in the Occupied West Bank. While Netanyahu was visiting Washington DC. Just to make sure we got the "Fuck You" message loud and clear.

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