Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 2 Share on Twitter 2 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

The Chicken*hit Lobby Is Mad As Hell

By       Message Justin Raimondo       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   4 comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 11/2/14

Author 58887
Become a Fan
  (7 fans)
- Advertisement -

Reprinted from Antiwar.com

-- but just how mad are they?

From commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BenjaminNetanyahu.jpg: Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu
(Image by Wikipedia (commons.wikimedia.org))
  Permission   Details   DMCA

- Advertisement -

Israel, Israel, Israel, Israel -- can we ever escape the endless kvetching of its partisans? In the media, in both houses of Congress, on the campuses and in the streets, Israel's fifth column in America is everywhere, making its presence felt. From Chuck Hagel's confirmation battle to the public relations campaign accompanying their latest Gaza massacre, the Jewish state's on-the-ground army of American flacks, publicists, and fanatic rank-and-filers mobilizes the moment someone looks cross-eyed at Bibi Netanyahu -- and the Chickenshit scandal has them screaming to high heaven.

The scandal was created, unsurprisingly, by Israel's semi-official flack-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, a former Israeli prison guard turned journalist, whose pronouncements carry the authority of someone with impeccable connections in both Tel Aviv and Washington. Writing in The Atlantic, he reports:

"The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. 'The thing about Bibi is, he's a chickenshit' this official said."

Goldberg has a carefully cultivated image as a moderate-to-liberal Obama sympathizer, and he goes into his familiar riff about how the rapidly fraying US-Israeli relationship is largely a function of Bibi's truculence. Yet it's clear Goldberg -- who surely knew what the response to his reporting would be, even inside the President's own party -- is appalled by this display of candor:

- Advertisement -
"'The good thing about Netanyahu is that he's scared to launch wars,' the official said, expanding the definition of what a chickenshit Israeli prime minister looks like. 'The bad thing about him is that he won't do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians or with the Sunni Arab states. The only thing he's interested in is protecting himself from political defeat. He's not [Yitzhak] Rabin, he's not [Ariel] Sharon, he's certainly no [Menachem] Begin. He's got no guts.'"

The Lebanese and Gazans might quibble with the notion that Bibi's "scared to launch wars," but then again those weren't wars, they were massacres. And why should Bibi fight anyone who can possibly fight back when he has the United States to do his dirty work for him?

Click Here to Read Whole Article

- Advertisement -
 

Ad info: click here

Top Content
in the Last 2 Days
(by Page Views)

Be Afraid ... Be Very Afraid! by John Rachel (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

How Congress Became a 'Cathouse' of Prostitutes Paying Off Their Pimps by Bernard Starr (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

California Republican concedes defeat in race she previously said wasn't even competitive Posted by Meryl Ann Butler (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

What We Must Do Now: Abrams, Georgia And Something Extraordinary by Greg Palast (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Hate Fueled By Trump by Karl Grossman (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

House Republicans Condemn Thousands of Children to Cruel Death by Dana Bruce Thibault (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The "Pelosi Problem" Runs Deep by Norman Solomon (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Assange Prosecution a Huge Threat to Journalism by Rob Kall (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Trump's worst nightmare begins as Democrats and Mueller prepare to join forces by Michael Payne (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

True Feminism by Caitlin Johnstone (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

"Do We Not Bleed?" Ask Pakistanis by Ann Wright (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Texas state Republican who called ICE on pro-immigrant demonstrators gets the boot Posted by Stephen Fox (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Georgia & Florida MUST Have New Elections by Harvey Wasserman (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

US, Britain Push Yemen Ceasefire as Tactic to Defeat Houthis by Finian Cunningham (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Are We Violent By Nature? Posted by Dr. Will Tuttle (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Daily Inspiration — A Meteor Ended the Last Ice Age by Josh Mitteldorf (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Matt Whitaker faces new challenge in Supreme Court Posted by Sheila Samples (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Marianne Williamson Announces Interest in 2020 Dem Nomination by Meryl Ann Butler (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

What Amazon HQ2 tells us about America's great divide by Robert B. Reich (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Isreali Attacks on US Democracy Dwarfs Russia's by Dana Bruce Thibault (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Bad day for Maine's Bruce: Republican loses suit to block instant runoff, then loses instant runoff, too Posted by Stephen Fox (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Scott Gottlieb's Nicotine Nazism Will Kill Kids, Not Save Them by Thomas Knapp (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Do You Have These Diseases? Pharma Hopes So by Martha Rosenberg (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Federal Courts Rule Against Vote Suppression in Florida and Georgia by Steven Rosenfeld (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

#TheEssay today by Peter Chisholm (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Go To Top 50 Most Popular

- Advertisement -
Classics of Liberal Thinking

Progressive Radio Links