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Whatever AIPAC wants, AIPAC gets and it wants Obama to attack Syria
AIPAC is pressuring Congress to back President Obama’s plan for an illegal war of aggression on another country that has done nothing to the United States. But what is not mentioned by the corporate media is not only how many innocent Syrians will be killed or maimed in a US attack.
Israel wants Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad gone and the American Israel Affair Committee (AIPAC) is pressuring Congress to back President Obama’s plan for an illegal war of aggression on another country that has done nothing to the United States.
The New York Times yesterday made clear AIPAC’s desire, then deleted the following two paragraphs from its article:
“Administration officials said the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee was already at work pressing for military action against the government of Assad, fearing that if Syria escapes American retribution for its use of chemical weapons, Iran might be emboldened in the future to attack Israel. In the House, the majority leader, Eric Cantor of Virginia, the only Jewish Republican in Congress, has long worked to challenge Democrats’ traditional base among Jews.
“One administration official, who, like others, declined to be identified discussing White House strategy, called AIPAC ‘the 800-pound gorilla in the room,’ and said its allies in Congress had to be saying, ‘If the White House is not capable of enforcing this red line’ against the catastrophic use of chemical weapons, ‘we’re in trouble.’”
Interestingly, New York failed to tell the Boston Globe, which it recently sold to Red Sox owner John W. Henry, when it picked up the story from the Times to delete the references to AIPAC.
So, will it be any surprise if Congress green lights Obama lobbing missiles on Syria, despite his, Secretary of State John Kerry’s and their aides’ “proof” based on lies, anecdotes and innuendos that Assad killed innocent Syrians with sarin gas?
The administration’s case for attacking another Middle Eastern country that has done nothing to the US rests on Israeli “intelligence,” according to Wayne Madsen, and tales told by the anti-Assad forces, many of whom that have been labeled “terrorists” by Washington, both within and outside Syria.
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