Friday, January 12, 2007

A More Overt Lobby

Just as so many are denying the influence of the Lobby, certain factions of it are exposing themselves, out of desperation perhaps.

For example, Bibi Netanyahu has been reported (by UPI reporter Arnaud De Borchgrave) as saying that Israel ""must immediately launch an intense, international public relations front first and foremost on the U.S. The goal being to encourage President Bush to live up to specific pledges he would not allow Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons. We must make clear to the (U.S.) government, the Congress and the American public that a nuclear Iran is a threat to the U.S. and the entire world, not only Israel."

But, he is not the only one. Israeli general Oded Tira has also "urges the Israel Lobby to, "turn to Hillary Clinton and other potential presidential candidates in the Democratic Party so that they support immediate action by Bush against Iran." Tira also calls for Lobbying the EU and Saudi Arabia so that Bush will not be isolated.

These types of overt calls from the right wing of Israel are interesting and unusual. It is exposing the war against Iran as a war made for Israel by Israel and its supporters.



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