General (Ret) James David (who is mentioned on the cover of the third edition of former Republican Congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ about the power/influence of the pro-Israel lobby on the US political system and media) wrote the following intro!
James David wrote:
We need a revolution to rid Washington from all the corrupt politicians, especially those in Congress. Once we get rid of them then we need to go after the lobbyists, the ones who pay off these corrupt politicians. We saw that yesterday when Congress, although faced with dozens of important and critical domestic issues, took time to pass a resolution presented by Israel’s lobby, AIPAC, to threaten to cut off aid to the Palestinians if they proceeded with their attempts for Palestinian statehood U.S. Senate passes resolution threatening to suspend aid to Palestinians – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News (http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-senate-passes-resolution-threatening-to-suspend-aid-to-palestinians-1.370341)
Israel’s brutal and illegal occupation of Palestine was the primary reason given by Osama Bin Ladin for the attack on September 11th. It’s Israel who should be threatend with a cut-off to U.S. aid, not the Palestinians. But Israel’s lobby has made sure our politicians put Israel’s interest above all, even above those of the American people. Otherwise, a vote against Israel’s interest is a vote for political suicide. Shielding Israel is an international embarrassment and places U.S. citizens in danger around the world. Israel must begin taking responsibility for its actions and erosion of our national prestige in order to protect Israel must stop.
I agree that we needed to get Bin Ladin and go after Al Qaeda and the Taliban but all these other wars, especially the one in Iraq (Thanks to George W.) were totally unnecessary and illegal. The cost of the Iraq war alone was over a Trillion, but more importantly, over 4000 American fighting men and hundreds of thousands with severe injuries. For what? Our country is on the brink of bankruptcy.
Cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting | Reuters
Study: US war spending could top $4 trillion
Nation’s mayors pass resolution to ‘bring U.S. war dollars home’
US plans to spend 107 billion on the war in Afghanistan next year (as US states go broke!)
DEBORCHGRAVE Commentary: Vietnam Redux (for Afghan quagmire):
USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney mentions how US wars (for/because of Israel) are driving US bankrupt in following interview:
Ron Paul On War, Liberty, Bailouts & The Federal Reserve – Home – The Daily Bail
Ron Paul: End All The Unconstitutional Wars:
Ron Paul spot on yet again with this speech on the House floor:
Cost of War to the United States
US must make cuts or risk economic failure — RT