"The US must carry out some act somewhere in the world which shows its' determination to continue to be a world power." -- Henry Kissinger, post-Vietnam blues, as quoted in The Washington Post, April 1975



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By Michael Rivero

Back in 1941, there was this foreign nation, Japan, which was illegally occupying other peoples' lands in China and Indonesia.

There were Americans in close proximity to that foreign nation, in the then-territory of Hawaii, and even though the Americans had not actually done much of anything, that foreign nation decided it had the right to attack and kill Americans just on the off chance that somewhere down the road, they might be in inconvenience.

Thus came about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Now, just for a moment imagine that instead of declaring immediate war on those who attacked Americans, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had rushed over to the League of Nations to explain why Japan's attack on Americans was really no big deal, and that Japan had good reason to attack and kill Americans! Imagine if Roosevelt, instead of the "Day of Infamy" speech, had made countless excuses why Japan was perfectly right to attack and kill Americans. Imagine that the US Congress, instead of voting war against the nation that attacked Americans decided to punish those who criticized the nation that attacked Americans?

Quite an amazing fantasy isn't it? Yet this is exactly what we have seen the present government do over the last years ever since Israel's attack on the aid flotilla!

Israel, citing grounds of national security, occupies the lands of Palestine, just as Japan, citing national security, occupied China. The Americans in the aid flotilla had not actually done anything to threaten Israel, just like the Americans sitting in Pearl Harbor had done nothing to threaten Japan.

1941 Japan attacks Americans in the middle of an ocean and the US goes to war against Japan.

2010 Israel attacks Americans in the middle of a sea and the US Government protects the attacker.

In 1904, American businessman Ion Perdicaris was taken prisoner by Mulai Raisuli. Now, from Raisuli's point of view, he had good reason to take Perdicaris prisoner as Raisuli was fighting against foreign occupation of his homeland. Even Perdicaris conceded that Raisuli was acting from what Perdicaris considered justifiable motives.

But President Roosevelt did not view the affair from Raisuli's point of view. He viewed it from the point of view of a President of the United States. Under the slogan "Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead!" Roosevelt sent 7 US Battleships with orders to destroy Morocco if Perdicaris was not released. Perdicaris was sent home.

Today is different. Today we have a President and a Congress that, even as the United States crumbles around them, are obsessively concerned with protecting Israel, no matter what it does.

Israel attacked foreign flagged ships in international waters (the very activity the 6th fleet is killing Somali coastal patrol crews for), hijacked a US-flagged ship, and kidnapped 12 Americans, shooting one of them in the head 4 times.

A real President, who remembers that his job is to take care of America and Americans, would not rush to the UN to protect the nation that just attacked Americans.

A real Congress, who remembers that their job is to take care of America and Americans, would not hand Israel a license to murder more Americans anywhere in the world Israel decides they are an inconvenience!

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people.

A friend to Israel is no friend of America.

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

UPDATE: The United Nations issued their final report on the flotilla attack, and while refusing to challenge the starvation blockade itself, did condemn Israel's attack on the aid fltoilla in international waters. Turkey has demanded an apology from Israel. Israel, true to form, is refusing any apology or admission of fault, and already Israel's enablers are screaming that the United Nations is a haven for Nazis and anti-Semites. Turkey has expelled the Israeli ambassador and severed all relations with Israel until there is an apology.

It's governments like Turley that remind you what total pussies cower inside the White House and the Congress!

The bill passed by Congress last year supporting Israel's attack on Americans in international waters is a signed confession. Every member of Congress who voted for the bill, spoke out in support of Israel, indeed even the President who ordered the US ambassador to the United Nations to intervene at the UN and try to block an investigation, is now an admitted accessory after the fact in Israel's attack on a US-flagged ship and American citizens in international waters. Because Congress voted to commit this crime, add a conspiracy charge as well. Where is America's apology, President Pussy? When does Israel compensate the American activists for their lost equipment and for the death of that 19-year old kid from New York, shot in the head as he lay in the deck, members of Congress?

UPDATE 2: Israel has finally agreed to apologize to Turkey in a deal brokered by the White House over the deaths from Israel's attacks on the aid flotilla. This apology is onloy to Turley and did not include an apology to the United States for the 19-year old American also killed in the attack. Apparently the US doesn't rate as high as Turkey in Israel's or the White House's esteem.