America as the puppet, with Israel’s right as the puppeteer

August 26th, 2002 – 9:14 pm
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“On no issue is the JINSA/CSP hard line more evident than in its relentless campaign for war–not just with Iraq, but ‘total war,’ as Michael Ledeen, one of the most influential JINSAns in Washington, put it last year. For this crew, ‘regime change’ by any means necessary in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority is an urgent imperative. Anyone who dissents–be it Colin Powell’s State Department, the CIA or career military officers–is committing heresy against articles of faith that effectively hold there is no difference between US and Israeli national security interests, and that the only way to assure continued safety and prosperity for both countries is through hegemony in the Middle East–a hegemony achieved with the traditional cold war recipe of feints, force, clientism and covert action.”

A long, and truly frightening, article about some of the people who are exerting a great deal of influence over current U.S. foreign policy goals and actions these days. If you thought the Cold War’s anti-Communists were a bunch of scary lunatics, these guys will probably strike you about the same way.

Read the article here.

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