By Ted Belman
Francisco Gil White every so often chastises me for not condemning the US unreservedly for trying to destroy Israel. We are currently having such an exchange. Gil White loses patience with me because he believes he has made the case in great detail and I don’t take it to heart at least not in total.
For my part I believe that the US is not all bad. Yes they have always restrained Israel and didn’t even want Israel to come into existence. After the Six Day War they didn’t say, you won the land fair and square, keep it. Instead they engineered a resolution equating land for peace. Thereafter they came down squarely on the side of Israel giving every inch to Sadat. They prevented us from delivering a coup de grace on Arafat and the PLO in Beirut. They even arranged to boat lift them to Tunisia until they could force Israel to let them back into Israel.
Carter got Arafat invited to the UN where he gave a speech while toting a gun. The PLO was America’s device to destroy Israel.
Bush Sr forced us into the Madrid Conference and forced Shamir to put Jerusalem on the table. It lead to Oslo which brought Arafat and his minions back to Israel. Bush Jr demanded we accept the Road Map and even inserted the Saudi Plan into it. It also included the Mitchell Report calling for the end of settlement activity.
Against this litany, I plaintively offered that the US has protected Israel through the use of vetoes at the UN and for a while promised Israel military superiority and even acted on it. This promise is now disappating. Til now we have been able to count on bipartisan support in the House and Senate. That too is eroding at least on the Democrat side.
I argued that the US will be content to get us to retreat to the ’67 lines. I suggested that if the Arabs can accept Israel the US would too. Though I didn’t think this likely.
He begged to differ. He recommended that I read Blowback by Christopher Simpson. It hails itself as the first full account of America’s recruitment of Nazis and its disasterous effect on US domestic and foreign policy. It just so happened that I bought the book 40 years ago and still have it. I’ll have to reead it again.
In 1922 Jewish emigrants were no longer allowed into the US. That’s how my parents ended up in Canada.
Remember that eugenics was started in America and Americans were very pro-German even after Hitler came to power. A number of American industrialists, including grandfather Bush, financed the Nazi rearmament. America attempted to stay out of the war until Japan forced them into it. Preceding the war and during it, the US refused to help the Jews by allowing immigration, bombing the camps or fighting the British restrictions on Jewish immigration to Palestine. The US placed an embargoe on military supplies being sent to Israel from the US prior to their War of Independence. This is fully documented in the Pledge. A great book if you haven’t read it. This embargoe remained until after the Six Day War. It was not until the late fifties that quotas on Jews entering universities were lifted.
Blowback makes the case that the Nazis brought to America, and specifically to the State Department, to further the relationship between the American and German industrialists and fight the USSR, made America more fascist. Gil White believes the impact of these Nazis on the US is with us today and is profound.
It would not be a stretch to say that the US wants Israel destroyed. Getting Israel to retreat to the Auschwitz borders is just a stepping stone, a phased plan if you will.
We both recognize that the State Department and its policies are one thing and the people and their affinities are another. It is our job to rally the people to thwart the State Department.
What a new day for Israel and America it would be, if Sarah Palin was elected President. Imagine, if she were to support Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.