ROMNEY AND NETANYAHU
The NeoCons are delighted with their new imperialist firebrand, Mitt Romney. Just
look to all the familiar faces and names that surround the presumptive GOP nominee for
dictator in chief. It is impossible to support the Republican Party when their foreign
policy is made in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. If you belief this assessment is too harsh,
explain away the recent pilgrimage to the Wailing Wall. The
Moderate Voice makes a striking point on Romneys recent visit to Israel, which
is difficult to refute.
distance in public between our nations emboldens Israels adversaries." But what
Romney DIDNT SAY was almost as striking if not more so. Not once did he utter
the phrase "peace process" nor the words "Palestine" or
"Palestinian," and that also means he never talked about or made the case for a
two-state solution. Was the speech for anyone other than base Republicans? This trip to
Israel felt like a primary trip, not one aimed at the general election."
Old friends often
make strange bedfellows. Back at the predecessor to Bain Capital, Bain Consulting Group, Romney
and Netanyahu developed a close relationship. Well at least that is the popular
perception. Sometimes the diatribes from the progressive left, like the Daily
Kos, leaks out a viewpoint that only a committed Zionist appreciates. Could there be a
difference with the NeoCons?
"Romney to the New York Times:
ROMNEY: "We [Mitt & Netanyahu] can almost speak in shorthand. We share common
experiences and have a perspective and underpinning which is similar."
In December GOP Debate regarding how America should handle Iran:
ROMNEY: "I'd get on the phone to my friend Bibi Netanyahu and say, 'Would it help
if I said this? What would you like me to do?'"
Sounds like Romney would put Bibi First and America Second and that is very disturbing
In April 2012, Romney said:
ROMNEY: "Israels current prime minister is not just a friend, hes an
Romney has touted his 'friendship' with Netanyahu as being "nurtured through meals
in Boston, New York and Jerusalem."
Look, it's no surprise that Romney is a pathological liar and is lying about his
"friendship" with Bibi to garner the Jewish vote -- duh -- But I would urge all
my Jewish friends to remember that no one, of any religion or non-religion, can believe a
thing that comes out of Romney's mouth because he lies like a smelly old, nasty rug."
Getting past the slurs, the nature of the Romney - Netanyahu comradeship dominates the
discussion. Is there a meeting of the minds or only a relationship of interests?
Another voice, Crooks
and Liars, chimes in quoting Bibi, adds more skepticism:
"I remember him for sure, but I dont think we had any particular
connections," he tells me. "I knew him and he knew me, I suppose."
Wow . . . what an endorsement of familiarity! Sure looks like both men have something
to hide. It is difficult to believe in the accuracy of Netanyahu, as the stench of his own
deep-rooted rug is undeniable.
The conclusion of Yale Professor, David
Bromwich makes the most probable sense. His curious assessment in the Huffington Post
"What does it mean for an American like Romney, unskilled in international
politics and innocent of the complexities of the Middle East, to back the pressure now
being exerted by Netanyahu against the advice of the American president and against the
advice of high-ranking intelligence and military officers in Israel? It means that Romney
is not a friend of Israel so much as he is a friend of Netanyahu. Or rather, for Romney,
as for the billionaires he had in tow, the personal is political. For them, Netanyahu is
Romney is no foreign policy expert. His advisors play the role of the
puppeteer. The strings that pull the movements of the extremities and sound like an empty
echo of a true America First strategy, gives profound pause, that a new administration
will work to break the stranglehold of the Zionists. Paul Craig Roberts article, Is
Washington Deaf As Well as Criminal?, amplifies this theme in detail.