Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Criticize Israel at Your Own Peril

Now, when we ran our guest blog post featuring Jon Stewart's comedic criticism of Israel's overkill against Gaza in retaliation for the Hamas rocket attack on Israel, we were curious to see precisely how much criticism he would draw from the professional critics hired by AIPAC to roundly condemn him and accuse him of being anti-Semitic, a Jew-hater, and an enemy of Zion.

As it turns out, it didn't take long, and apparently since then, Stewart has undergone a withering assault by the Israeli Lobby and the rank and file Americans who are totally intolerant of any discussion of Israel unless it is fawning and complimentary.

Graphic Proof of Iran's WMD
Gawd help you if you should deride Netanyahu, who has spent his adult political life creating scenarios in which the US can be drawn into wars with Iraq, Syria, and Iran.

Hmm, well, he did sucker us into a war with Iraq with bogus intelligence, and then led the Media attack on the US for going to war without sufficient evidence of WMDs.

So, let's give credit where credit is due!]

We've noted when we post here on the blog, or on our FaceBook page, that if we should even allude to negativity towards Israel, we immediately come under virulent attack -- usually by crazed, profane illiterates who have difficulty assembling several words into a coherent sentence, although the jumbles they produce are filled with the usual
and, often as not, "NAZI"!

Now, poor Jon Stewart, who is Jewish himself, likely never expected to be labeled an anti-Semite, but legions of Israel supports leapt upon, and beat him with verbal cudgels, complaining to Network executives and to advertisers for his Daily Show that Stewart should be drawn and quartered, and have his contract canceled.

What is awkward these days is that, because of the near-universal condemnation of Israel's destruction and invasion of Gaza, complete with bulldozers to prepare their new land acquisition for settlers and vacation spas, Jews around the world, and Gawd forbid, even in Israel are condemning their homeland for its actions; some have even gone so far as to renounce their Israeli citizenship.

Why, at a personal level, even WE have been accused of being anti-Semitic Jew-haters.
One former FaceBook fan declared
"I can SMELL the anti-Semitism on you",
which prompted us to offer to bathe more often, and even to use a better brand of deodorant.

This little comedy skit, though tongue in cheek, is an excellent example of how the Israel Lobby works.

(Also here:
Could the Obama tacticians have learned their tactics from AIPAC, explaining how they've created a teflon President?  Criticize Obama, and you're immediately labeled a Racist!

Should we look at AIPAC as being responsible for our Obama affliction?

Will we come under attack [again] for this posting?
Stay tuned, folks.