In Our Hands – an Oldie but Goodie from Joe Sobran
The following is an article from the June 13, 1996 edition of The Wanderer that cries for wide distribution, more relevant today than when it was written. Pat Buchanan called the late Joseph Sobran, 1946-2010, “perhaps the finest columnist of our generation.” Oh! You never heard of Joseph Sobran? Sobran was part of the national magazine, National Review, for decades before being fired by William F. Buckley at the behest of neo-con godfather and literal father of Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, Irving Kristol, when Sobran started writing critically about Israel and the Jewish Lobby, as is seen in the below article. You can get regular “oldies but goodies” by signing up at www.Sobran.com – the picture, left to right, is Joe Sobran, Fran Griffin, who still manages Sobran’s website, and Pat Buchanan — Also, see comment below article. – Jim Condit Jr.
The odd thing is that it is held by many Israelis. In an essay reprinted in the May 27th  issue of The New York Times, Ari Shavit, an Israeli columnist, reflected sorrowfully on the wanton Israeli killing of more than 100 Lebanese civilians in April: “We killed them out of a certain naive hubris. Believing with absolute certitude that now, with the White House, the Senate, and much of the American media in our hands, the lives of others do not count as much as our own …“
In a single phrase — “in our hands” — Shavit has lighted up the American political landscape like a flash of lightning.
Notice that Shavit assumes as an obvious fact what we Americans can say publicly only at our own risk. It’s surprising, and refreshing, to find such candor in an American newspaper (though his essay was reprinted from the Israeli paper Haaretz).
The prescribed cant on the subject holds that Israel is a “reliable ally” of the United States, despite Israel’s long record of double-dealing against this country, ranging from the killing of American sailors to constant espionage and technology theft. The word “ally” implies that the relationship exists because it’s in the interests of this country, though Israel’s lobby is clearly devoted to the interests of Israel itself, and it’s childish to suggest otherwise.
You expect that from the Israeli lobby; lobbies are lobbies, after all. But it’s unnerving that the White House, the Senate, and much of the American media should be “in our hands,” as Shavit puts it. Bill Clinton, a lover of peace since his college days, raised no protest when the Israelis drove 400,000 innocent Lebanese out of their homes in “retaliation” for rockets launched into Israel (wounding one Israeli) by a faction over whom those 400,000 had no control.
Congress, of course, was supine as usual at this latest extravagance of Israeli “defense.” Congress too is “in our hands.”
A recent article in The Washington Post likened the Israel lobby’s power to that of the gun and tobacco lobbies. But there is one enormous difference. Newspapers like the Post aren’t afraid to criticize the gun and tobacco lobbies. They will say forthrightly that those lobbies seek goals that are dangerous for this country. They don’t dare say as much of the Israeli lobby.
But much of the press and electronic media are “in our hands” in a more active sense: They supply misleading pro-Israel propaganda in the guise of news and commentary, constantly praising Israeli “democracy” and ignoring Israel’s mistreatment of its non-Jewish minorities — mistreatment which, if any government inflicted it on a Jewish minority, would earn it the fierce opprobrium of our media.
No decent American would think of reducing American Jews to the status of Palestinians in Israel. The idea is almost absurd. Yet Americans are taxed to subsidize the oppression of Palestinians, on the flimsy pretext that they are helping an “ally” in America’s own self-interest to be hated and despised by the whole Muslim world.
All this is interesting less for what it tells us about Israel than for what it tells us about America. Frank discussion of Israel is permitted in Israel, as Shavit’s article illustrates. It’s rarely permitted here. Charges of anti-Semitism and a quiet but very effective boycott will be the reward of any journalist who calls attention to his own government’s — and his own profession’s — servitude to Israeli interests.
Very few in America are doing anything to change this sorry state of affairs. Shavit wrote his article in the desperate hope of turning back his countrymen and his government from a morally and politically perilous course. At least he can hope. It’s harder for us, when our own government isn’t in our hands. (End of Sobran article.)
My comment: The Israeli Lobby, or, more accurately, the worldwide, organized Jewish Shadow Government — has the United States government “in its hands”, due to its control of the issue of US money via the FED and such institutions as Goldman-Sachs, which led to control of the American Media (such as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, AP, and Clear Channel / iHeart Radio), and control of US elections via secret, easily rigged computer programs allowed by our disgraceful county Boards of Elections in 3131 counties out of 3141 counties — encompassing 100% of 49 states and half of New Hampshire. See the youtube video: “Watch The Vote 2012 – Iowa Caucus” – or the online article, “A House Without Doors” to learn exactly how this Mossad-like iron control of all key US elections works.
The motto of the Mossad is also the de facto motto of the worldwide Jewish Shadow Government, “By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War.” One of the top deceptions of the last 41 years is the imposing of easily-rigged, secretly counted, computerized elections – conducted by Mossad-related intelligence operatives – while the American people are told by the Jewish-Lobby-controlled media that we are “the free-est people in the world” — HA! HA! HA!) – Jim Condit Jr.™