IRAQ - THE PATH TO WAR - Who got us into this mess ?

Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2005 12:07 pm
"The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history."
~ Israeli Journalist Ari Shavit


Who are the winners? They are the so-called neo-cons, or neo-conservatives. A compact group, almost all of whose members are Jewish. They hold the key positions in the Bush administration, as well as in the think-tanks that play an important role in formulating American policy and the ed-op pages of the influential newspapers. [...] The immense influence of this largely Jewish group stems from its close alliance with the extreme right-wing Christian fundamentalists, who nowadays control Bush's Republican party. [...] Seemingly, all this is good for Israel. America controls the world, we control America. Never before have Jews exerted such an immense influence on the center of world power.
Uri Avnery "The Night After" CounterPunch (USA) April 10, 2003


On another disturbing front, Israel Radio (Kol Yisrael), reported on Oct. 3, 2001, that Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, had boasted at a Cabinet meeting, "I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it." William Hughes "Lieberman's Conflict of Interest?" CounterPunch (USA) August 23, 2002


An Israeli- centric foreign policy is the real reason for this war, do you agree or disagree ?
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2005 06:02 am
Very easy to just "blame the jews".

No. This war was a result of hundreds of years of western influence in this region and the propping up of puppet regimes all in the name of "greed" while trying to eliminate a culture.

A "madman" put himself incharge and "swung the pendulum" the other way and became a threat to the security of the US.

Now we are right back at the beginning of nation building with the only difference being that we will try to use "locals" to develop some form of democratic system.

The US should not be in the business of nation building, regardless of what our true intentions might be.
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