Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Is Obama secretly Jewish?


Is Obama secretly Jewish?

Alex Lantier, at WSWS, 11 June 2008, wrote that 'At AIPAC, Obama outlines a policy shift to defend US, Israeli interests.'

On 4 June 2008, Obama spoke to AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

According to Lantier, Obama, in his speech to AIPAC, 'made clear his commitment to the defense of ... Israeli imperialist interests.'

Obama appeared to support Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians.

Obama stated:

1. “We know the establishment of Israel was just and necessary..."

2. "60 years later, we know that we cannot relent, we cannot yield, and as president I will never compromise when it comes to Israel’s security.”

3. “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

Obama's speech seemed to suggest he is working for Israel.

4. Obama supported the policy of refusing to negotiate with the elected Hamas government in the Gaza Strip.

5. Obama promised to continue to send massive amounts of US military aid to Israel, “ensuring Israel’s qualitative military advantage.” He would guarantee $30 billion in assistance to Israel over the next decade.

6. Obama stated: “We will use all elements of American power to pressure Iran.... This starts with aggressive, principled, tough diplomacy without self-defeating preconditions, but with a clear-eyed understanding of our interests.”

Obama stated he would “always keep the threat of military action on the table to defend our security and our ally Israel... If we must use military force, we are more likely to succeed, and will have far greater support at home and abroad, if we have exhausted our diplomatic efforts. That is the change we need in our foreign policy.”

As an example of the sort of deal he might propose to Iran, Obama said: “We will present a clear choice. If you abandon your dangerous nuclear program, your support for terror, and your threats to Israel, there will be meaningful incentives—including the lifting of sanctions and political and economic integration with the international community. If you refuse, we will ratchet up the pressure.”

Lantier writes: "Obama has long supported redeploying US troops from Iraq to Afghanistan and taking a harder line on neighboring Pakistan—both countries on Iran’s eastern border. Such moves would strengthen the US military encirclement of Iran and place US forces athwart the land routes connecting Iran to its main trading partners in Asia."

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